Photo by Retiring Guy
(taken inside the Grove Arcade)
Of related interest:
Instead of a plain, concrete-floored building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds or a big-box church in Waukee, the latest venue for the roving band of GOP hopefuls was Walt Disney World's luxurious Yacht & Beach Club Resort, where rooms start at $405 a night and the stray Tesla, Rolls Royce or Maserati are in the parking lot.
The question is whether Perry can erase doubts raised about his readiness for the White House after his 2012 bid. Once touted as Mitt Romney's biggest threat, the longest-serving governor in Texas history made a series of self-inflicted campaign mistakes that showed he was ill-prepared for the rigors of a national campaign.
Even before Perry uttered "oops" in a nationally televised debate [before he decided that black glasses frames somehow made him look 'smarter'] when he couldn't remember the name of the third federal agency he wanted to eliminate, the Texan's campaign was in shambles because of his inability to rebut Romney's attacks on his record.
To get an idea of how climate change may affect Appalachia, consider the Appalachian Trail. Fifty years from now, hikers will probably have to cope with higher temperatures, dried-up streams and more forest fires.