Why do we have to beat up our own?
Changes strategy? No, this is belittling Perry, and trying to make him look small, in comparison. The 11th GOP commandment: “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.”
This was not meant as a protection from stupid statements. It was meant as a way of saying there are so many things we agree on, focus on the positives. Reagan was a master of this, which in turn made him one of the greatest Presidents in the history of our country. He didn’t bash the other Republicans, he focused on his positives.
Bachmann going negative is a turn off to me. Perry is playing this right, by focusing his negative attacks on the other side, not engaging in friendly fire.