Every day we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation inside and outside Washington.
RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
– Rick Perry released an energy independence plan today citing things he can do without Congressional approval in his first 100 days in office. But the bigger question for him is whether he can even get the nomination at this point.
– What is the cash on hand? The one weapon in his arsenal he has to reclaim the top spot is Perry's $15 million cash on hand. Herman Cain reportedly has less than a million cash on hand, though his fundraising has picked up. It most likely won't be at a competitive level for a while though, which then might open the door to a Gingrich flirtation with the non-Romney crowd.
– President Obama seems to have lost any mojo he might have once had. Congress isn't passing his jobs bill. Bill Daley is saying he's leaving at the end of the term. Congressional Democrats don't want him campaigning with them. It's like George H. W. Bush after breaking his "no news taxes" promise — the GOP didn't want to be seen with him.
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