This picture says better than any words can why I’m glad Rick Perry is still in the race.

This picture says it all. (Rick Perry)

Thank you for being you, Rick. Keep doing whatever it is that you’re doing — in this case, I assume, battling a swamp monster who defeated you and forced you to put on that outfit.

A less hardy candidate would have attempted, at any cost, to keep that picture from the public eye. But not Rick Perry, who remains firm in his determination to let it all hang out. Miss a debate point? “Oops.” Jog in an ensemble that the Power Rangers rejected as “beneath even our dignity”? Share a picture! Lose in Iowa to Rick Santorum? Here we come South Carolina!!!

Keep up the good work.

Faithful readers: What are your explanations for this picture?