The thinking of GOP insiders about the electoral map is likely influencing commentary on the campaign. For example, consider that the WSJ editorial board’s “questions about Mr. Perry concern how well his Lone Star swagger will sell in the suburbs of Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, where the election is likely to be decided.” (Emphasis added.) Historically, that does not jibe — and thus likely reflects a view about the future. It also sheds light on the insider efforts to pull Gov. Mitch Daniels (IN), Rep. Raul Ryan (WI) and even Gov. Chris Christie (NJ) into the race. The suspicion by movement conservatives has been that the insiders’ silent campaign has been about trying to move the GOP leftward. The electoral map suggests there are also practical concerns at play, though there remains plenty of room to ask about the chicken and the egg.