Quin, if Perry got creamed, it was only because all the pies were being thrown at him. He did fine, and if you don’t believe me just ask CNN sage David Gergen. However better Michele Bachmann performed, it was in part because she finally had a chance to weigh in, but also because no one bothered to go after her. All the participants did well, except maybe for that fifth column Jon Huntsman. But just as last week in Simi, California, it came down to Romney vs. Perry. Romney clearly was smoother, but maybe too smooth when he brought up poker only to be nailed by Perry whose eyes lit up at the opening that allowed to say with authentic Texas swagger, “You were doing pretty good until you got to talking poker.” It’s not clear if Romney can take that kind of punch.