From Ross Douthat writing in the Times:
Imagine if the Democratic Party nominated a combination of Al Franken and Nancy Pelosi for the presidency, and you have a sense of the kind of gamble Republicans would be taking with Perry.
Douthat is trying to flatter Christie into running. Now that would make for an interesting nomination race.
Perry Update: The latest Rasmussen poll shows Perry at 29%, Romney at 18%, and Bachmann at 13%. They guy has good timing.