Skip to comments.Palin plugs Perry: "I really like him"
Posted on 06/03/2011 10:33:39 AM PDT by Sonny M
Unprompted, Sarah Palin brought up Rick Perry's name yesterday as a strong presidential candidate.
"I think he would be a fine candidate.... we have a lot in common. I really like him. But there are so many candidates and potential candidates out there who have so much to offer."
Indeed. Except for Palin herself, Perry would probably be the strongest tea party candidate.
Meanwhile, here's some vid from the New York Times of her stop in Gettysburg last night, where she reiterated the message that even though the 2012 field is strong, "there will be more strong candidates jumping in."
Truly, there is still a lot of time for folks to make up their minds and jump in and get their campaigns together. The field isnt set yet. Not by a long shot.
Which sounds like her way of telling GOP folks to keep the powder dry, and the media to keep on covering her.
I like Perry, too, but to say he is the only one that can beat Obama is silly at this stage. I would say there are probably a dozen or so people that would have a very good chance of beat Obama, barring a major economic rebound. Some are running, some are choosing not to run.
Whether he did or not in '08 is not all that relevant now. In '08, Romney was seen as the last alternative to McCain, and RomneyCare > ObamaCare was not yet an issue. A lot of people at that point were supporting Romney who would not do so now.
Your were right, and he says he'll never do it again, and references that he did before. I can respect someone making a mistake, if they acknowledge it was a mistake, but that Romney endorsement is not something I'l be forgetting.
“Didnt DeMint endorse Romney in 2008?”
I think he was trying to prevent McCain from getting the nomination.
Yep. Im done with Perry. He has just been around for EVER!!! I think I even remember him 20 yrs ago as railroad commish
I think he did, but from that field, he might have been the best of the bunch. The alternatives after Iowa and NH were McCain or Huck. Of those three, I went with Romney, too.
Yep, me too.
Rick Perry is infinitely preferable to the true big-government, nanny-state RINO, Mitt Romney.
Perry’s no Ronald Reagan, but then, neither is he a John McCain/Bob Dole/Mitt Romney guaranteed-loser.
I lean to Perry right now also, as an undecided. Seems to me he epitomizes most, if not all, of the best features of our entire line up. He is a Grand Slam on proven conservative fiscal accomplishment and JOBS. He actually makes a difference in the economy NOW, with no promises but a record of accomplishment. Texas business raises all boats, so nationally he should be appreciated.
His only off the rails I recall at the moment are his very strange support for Guardasil and the Trans Texas Corridor. He is open to Texas college for illegals, which in some circles is unfair, but may be where we wind up in the future in this liberal era.
I have checked Palin, Bachmann, and DeMint, and all three are completely acceptable in terms of being true conservatives who don’t just lean that way when expedient. I don’t consider Cain’s record sufficiently detailed for that definitive statement, but I don’t find it disqualifying either. All four have at least details that I disagree with, but I’m not going to list those details because I don’t want to provide ammunition for the Romney trolls who will try to equate Palin’s loyalty to McCain (and similar blemishes for each) with Romney’s loyalty to a big government RomneyCare mandate.
You’re right. She’s been enthusiastically complimentary about all the prospective GOP candidates.
I’ve only heard her disagree with TPaw’s thinking that candidates should be in by now and, of course, Romney’s sorry healthcare approach.
As a Texan that has followed the stinking RINO douche Perry for years all I can say is:
The RINO, establishment Bush “machine” does not like Rick Perry, which may be a plus, huh? Overall performance in Texas does make Perry a possibility for tackling the national debt with some skill.
You guys are getting your facts wrong. DeMint endorsed Romney at the START of the primary season, on Jan 9, 2007. At that time, the primary field was still wide open and it was anybody's to win, with the expected frontrunners to be Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani, and Mitt Romney, not McCain. South Carolina is one of the early primary states and votes long before Super Tuesday -- Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter, and everyone else was still actively in the race when South Carolina voted. Furthermore, Romneycare had already become law when DeMint issued his endorsement, and said at the time he was happy with what Mitt Romney had done with health care in Mass. (he has since rescinded those claims)
DeMint's endorsement of Romney in Jan. '07 was a statement that DeMint felt Romney was the best choice in a crowded field of many Republicans. To spin it was a last minute "stop McCain" endorsement when all the conservatives had dropped out is simply not true.
Not governor Gardasil, not for me.
Start with the Gardasil fiasco, then work your way through the Trans Texas Corridor mess for starters.
He's not the conservative that many outside of Texas think he is.
I never personally spun it as a last minute choice. Maybe he felt that Hunter didn’t have enough name recognition, etc. and that Fred wasn’t up to the task for a big run (which wouldve been true, unfortunately- he was my pick)- I don’t know- he’ll have to explain that. So the Romney pick was a real dud- so was Palin’s choice of McCain over J.D.. It’s questionable how much impact the endorsements really had in the end, and they’ve both made innumerable important contributions to the cause since then.
And the most important thing is for DeMint that he learns from this and DOESN’T ENDORSE ROMNEY AGAIN...
Personally, I believe Rick and Sarah together comprise a winning ticket. They can edge the GOP nomination away from Socialist Romney, and defeat the kenyan. Sarah can temper Rick’s weaknesses. And vice-versa, she is somewhat polarizing to some folks.
The Marxists want Romney because they know he will lose.
Just a hunch, but Sarah may be thinking of Perry for her VP. That is the only reason I can come up with for her complimenting him all the time. He might be a good VP pick, but I think if she could get him, Rubio would deliver the Hispanic vote, which is huge.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.