Just like in 2000 when nobody vetted that Compassionate Conservative guy.
Both Karl Rove Candidates.
Both Fake Conservatives.
Do Not Want.
W was the "establishment" choice for 2000 even before Dole lost in 1996. It was a topic at the GOP convention in San Diego.
The establishment is running scared and the Bushs famously don't like Perry and tried to primary him with Kay Bailey Hutchinson.