No phrase sums up Rick Perry’s political DNA better than this one: He has
never lost an election. But after an awful fifth-place showing in Iowa, and top aides telling him he should consider pulling out of the presidential race, the specter of a first defeat has come into focus. Here's the problem: Perry does not really know how to lose.
“Setbacks are unknown to him,” said Bill Miller, a veteran Texas lobbyist and consultant.
“He has no experience with it. He’s never quit because he’s never lost.”
For a few hours following his drubbing in ...