Rick Perry "represents the ultimate merger of nihilistic short-term corporate calculation and rightist apocalyptic extremism. He is a politician willing to do absolutely anything for a buck today, playing to a demographic of millions willing to walk off a cliff en masse tomorrow. In a Rick Perry White House, there will not be much planning for a rainy-day future." Perry's evangelical followers "are completely nuts, and quite obviously expect Perry to start filling the cattle cars for them as soon as he gets elected."
--Rolling Stone Magazine profile