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Fred Thompson

Perry's chances remain better than Trump's

Rick Perry is out of money, has been laying off staff, sits at about 1 percent in national polls, and probably won't survive the month as an active Republican presidential candidate. Donald Trump is leading the polls in the GOP race and has all the money he needs. But I believe the former Texas governor has a better chance of winning the nomination than Trump does. Let me explain. I still think the Republican nominee will be one of the nine candidates who have conventional qualifications for the job and whose positions on the issues are within the party's mainstream. There's the first tier (in no particular order) of Marco Rubio, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush; a second tier of...