"It's definitely one big cable buy," said Terry Sullivan, a gop strategist.
For all these reasons, Perry would energize the Tea Party wing of the gop.
And needless to say it's the gop that depends on perpetuation of the fiction.
"U.S. Republican Party," 1884, an abbreviation of Grand Old Party. The Republicans were so called from 1876; the Democratic Party also was referred to occasionally as grand old party, with lower-case letters, in 1870s-80s and had a greater claim to the title.