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Margaret Carlson

Rick Perry's Comeback Is Headed Off at the Pass

Will Rick Perry's indictment end his comeback to head of the Republican pack?
Rick Perry checks out New Hampshire.
Rick Perry checks out New Hampshire.

It was all going so well for Texas Governor Rick Perry -- until the indictment. His efforts to move past a disastrous 2012 presidential run that had become a reliable punch line for a senior moment seemed to be working.

He's dropped a few pounds and added hip glasses. He isn't wasting a minute of the border crisis, calling up the National Guard, testifying before Congress and visiting the troops at Camp Swift, where he rolled up his sleeves and tried out a state-of-the art telescope designed to see coyotes in Juarez, Mexico.