Cain's Smoking Aide Had to Be Drunk: Carville
And Rick Perry is 'incapable of running for president'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2011 11:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – James Carville offered an entertainingly disparaging take on the GOP presidential race today, saying that nothing stood in Mitt Romney’s way to getting the nomination—he may be a “serial windsock,” constantly changing his positions, but his opponents are inept. “The best thing Rick Perry can do for himself and his family and his friends is get out of the race and go back to Texas,” Carville told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America. “This man is evidently not up to this.”

As for Herman Cain, Carville said, he “says funny things” but “is not gonna be the Republican nomination for president.” Politico was especially struck by Carville’s reaction to Cain’s bizarre smoking aide ad. “If that guy wasn’t drunk, I haven’t taken a drink in my life!” Carville declared. “He was drunk or stoned. You know, some kind of chemical, I guarantee you that.” Stephanopoulos just laughed—as Mediaite notes, the two were cohorts during Bill Clinton's campaign and administration, so there's a whiff of liberal bias here.