Coming up on Hardball…


Who’s afraid of Rick Perry? Jeff Zeleny and Michael Shear write in today’s New York Times “As Perry Rises, G.O.P. Elite Look Toward Romney” Is that the trend? We’re asking Fmr. Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) and msnbc Political Analyst Pat Buchanan.


Next, we’ll bring you the hits and misses from last night’s GOP debate, with author and political commentator Ron Reagan and msnbc Political Analyst Michael Steele.


Then: Boehner’s bridges falling down! President Obama travels to Ohio, House Speaker John Boehner’s state, to sell his jobs plan and to point out specific examples of the district’s crumbling infrastructure. If Obama can sell it to the public, will that put enough pressure on Congress to pass his jobs plan? We’re asking Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).


And don’t miss ad guru Donny Deutsch on why the Tea Party loves Rick Perry! 

Coming up on Hardball...