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Advice for GOP presidential candidates: Do your homework
Advice for GOP presidential candidates: Do your homework

Good for Rick Perry. After a fairly disastrous first go at the White House, he's gearing up for a second try. Over the weekend, he told NBC News' Kasie Hunt: "I was not prepared properly." In 2012, he told CNN that the "idea you can just stroll in there and be in the mix and be successful, I think is a bit of a stretch. But, anyway, you live and learn." That's a bit of an understatement. The last time around, Perry parachuted into the Republican primary right after the Iowa straw poll, effectively landing on the winner: Rep. Michele Bachmann. She may have been the shortest-lived front-runner ever. Things only went down from there. His recovery from...

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