For the fourth event in our TribLive series, I interviewed Rick Perry's pollster and George W. Bush's former strategist about the results on primary night: why the governor avoided a runoff, what KBH could have done differently, whether the Tea Party is really a force to be reckoned with, and how Bill White will be caricatured on the road to November.

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