Over at Democracy in America, I take a closer look at the "Texas Miracle"
and whether Governor Perry deserves any credit for it. The shorter version: he deserves partial credit for job creation, just as he deserves partial blame for areas where the state has suffered or stagnated. Your assessment of Governor Perry's record is ultimately going to depend on your political/economic philosophy, and your priorities. If Perry ends up in a general election, his approach will mark a stark contrast to that of Barack Obama: