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Immigration crisis at the forefront, Rick Perry seeks a revival
Immigration crisis at the forefront, Rick Perry seeks a revival

Second act, anyone? Amid the imagery and policy tussling Wednesday over the border immigration crisis, there was this delicious irony: The issue that confounded Rick Perry more than any other when he sought the presidency in 2012 has now given him a center stage role opposite the man who won the race. As President Obama arrived in Texas on Wednesday, the Texas governor greeted him at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and flew via helicopter with him to Love Field for some one-on-one conversations about the border mess, the latest in a television-heavy assault by Perry on the issue. Defining moments are often thrust upon political figures—it is far harder to create them than to...

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