The Big Conversation:
Rick Perry, set to debate tonight for the first time as a presidential candidate, now faces the downside of leading the pack: sky-high expectations.
Perry has proven himself a capable debater over the years, but even Ray Sullivan, the governor's campaign spokesman, has admitted that debates aren't Perry's "strong suit." The governor has also spent the past two days off the campaign trail attending to wildfires back home.
But now, after a megawatt entrance that has rocketed him to the top of virtually every Republican poll, Perry will find himself even further outside of ...