Was Rethuglican Presidential hopeful Willard "Mittens" Romney the main beneficiary of Texas Gov. Rick "Hair" Perry's extreme statements about Ben Bernanke? Perhaps. Certainly, as this article points out, it exposes an internal "class war" within the Rethuglican / New Confederate Party, between the teabangelist, secessionist right (see Hair Perry) and the Wall Street / country club Rethuglicans (see Mittens Romney).
From the day's of Nixon's "Southern strategy" to the present, the Rethuglicans have tried to stitch together an uneasy alliance between low-information "God & guns" voters and the economic elite which largely funds Rethuglican campaigns. Now that the party seems to be trending toward the former, the big-money guys are extremely nervous that the teabangelist yahoos will topple them along with the Dems. We love their predicament.