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.
Rick Perry is a big government, nanny state republican. No thanks.
Get behind DeMint and/or Cain and we might have a deal.
She’s just following Reagan’s 11th Commandment.
That may be your opinion, but it’s not supported by facts.
Perry is governor, has a solid conservative record (both fiscal and social), and pretty much the only one, who has a chance against Obama.
Perry is one of the most conservative Governors in the US today.
"Washington is broken. But your state under Governor Perry's leadership is setting an example that really a whole lot of other people now want to start following. And, as they say, if it ain't broke, why fix it?" Palin said.
I think I just heard Romney scream out about that......LOL.
To be honest, she hasn't had much problem trashing Rinos (and I can't recall disagreeing with her, when she has).
my belief is that Palin, has been coordinating with Bachmnan and Perry for the past year and it would not surprise me to see her bus tour stop in AUSTIN.....or in front of Bachmanns Congressional office in Minnesota
Anyone DeMint endorses, I'll cut a check for....
There are some posters who smear everyone except Romney and never provide facts or references. I don't know if this is one of those cases, but I completely ignore their posts. Note: I haven't seriously reviewed Perry's record, but I will review it carefully if he runs.
I thought I saw the full exchange and if I remember correctly she WAS questioned about Perry.
Anybody have a link to the full exchange?
Didn’t DeMint endorse Romney in 2008?
Does she like his “mandates”?
Come on, Sarah!
Anybody have a link to the full exchange?
I looked for it, I even tried youtube, if she said it on her own without being asked, that makes the context almost an endorsement (but not quite).
I don’t think so, did he ?
She did say "most things".....not everything.
I second your opinion - Rick Perry IS a big government, nanny state guy.
I go one further. He also is a “good ol boy” as in full employment of friends and family at the tax payer’s expense
If she brought him up on her own, without prompting or being questioned, then, she isn't following the commandment, she is going a step further.
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.
But- hypothetically speaking, of course- if your Governor moved on to bigger things (and replaced a Marxist who’s attempting to obliterate the country at lightening speed)... wouldn’t it be better for your sake to then have a Gov. Williams or Patrick running the state the right way?...
There are some disgruntled Perry haters here. They may not be conservatives or they may just be someone who just hates a nice looking man with ordinary hair.
Texas has been the best state in America with Governor Perry.
That’s why he has been re-elected year after year.
Ya got some stats on that statement?
I wouldn’t give a damn if he did, he’s still a great Governor.
OMG! he’s a good ol’ boy! with friends and family.
He’s not as pure as those democRATS.
I wouldn’t be shocked if that were true, though I don’t think they would admit it openly.
If Palin runs; no deals on running with a RINO.
Our likely choices SUCK thus far.
I am not a huge fan of Perry, but
compared to Romney, Newt, and the rest of JOKES running for President hes a rock star.
Texas has been voted #1 business climate for the last seven years.
Texas has been getting all of Californias jobs.
Perry must be doing something right.
We need a good business guy right now.
Perry has proved it.
. Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor, and has just stated that she likes him- and so did Nugent.
Rush says he would be his dream candidate.
. Pro-life, Pro-guns, pro-spending cuts, pro-business
. Hes an outside-the-Beltway candidate
. He is not a Ivy League grad
. He was an Air Force captain who flew a C-130
. Speaks Spainish.
(Odumbo says everybody should speak a foreign language, but he CANT)
. Fighting with Obama on many fronts
Google Perry/Obama and you will see hes been fighting him and his government for the past two years.
. Since Perry has been Governor of Texas, Texas has added more than 850,000 jobs, more than all other states combined. Texas has added over 180,000 jobs since August of 2009.
. There is no such thing as Perrycare
. Perry did not apply for federal Race to the Top education funds because he said it would force national standards upon Texas.
. He has vetoed a record 248 bills, including dozens after the 2001 session, angering many lawmakers.
. He said last year that President Barack Obama was hell-bent on turning America into a socialist country.
. Won governorship of state with lots of latinos
. According to this web site Texas is #1 this year and last year for business friendly.
Obama would not want not run against a governor that has the BEST business climate in the U.S. when everything else is in a depression.
. He used to be a Democrat. So? So did Reagan.
. The Bushs dont like him
. Perry has a reputation for not sweating
He refused to raise taxes when Texas faced a record $10 billion budget shortfall in 2003. Instead, he was the first Texas governor since World War II to sign a budget that lowered state spending (and has now done it twice). As governor, Perry has used his line item veto to cut over $3 billion in proposed spending.
In 2005, Perry signed a historic $15.7 billion property tax cut for homeowners and businesses that also included new taxpayer protections against appraisal increases. In 2009, Gov. Perry secured a tax cut for approximately 40,000 small businesses in Texas and protected the Rainy Day Fund for future challenges.
He led the battle to pass the countrys most sweeping lawsuit reforms, closing the door on junk lawsuits that had been making trial lawyers rich while driving countless doctors either out of the state or the profession all together. Since Texas voters approved these reforms, malpractice claims and premiums have fallen and access to healthcare is increasing across the state as doctors have applied in droves to practice in Texas.
. He has never lost an election, including an elementary school contest for king of the Paint Creek School Carnival. He secured that win by handing out pennies for votes.
.Perry is pro-life and opposes government funding for elective abortions. In 2005, Perry, a social conservative, signed a bill that limited late-term abortions and required girls under the age of 18 who procure abortions to notify their parents. Perry signed the bill in the gymnasium of Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Worth, an evangelical Christian school.
Perry just signed the ‘sonogram before abortion and explanation by a doctor’ bill into law.
. Perry is also known for his socially conservative views on homosexuality, and he opposes same sex marriage. He condemned the United States Supreme Court decision in Lawrence vs. Texas, which struck down a Texas sodomy law. He called the law appropriate.
. Christian religious beliefs
In what was described as a God and country sermon at the Cornerstone church in San Antonio, attended by Perry and other mostly Republican candidates, the Rev. John Hagee stated, If you live your life and dont confess your sins to God Almighty through the authority of Christ and His blood, Im going to say this very plainly, youre going straight to hell with a nonstop ticket. Perry was asked if he agreed with those comments and said, It is my faith, and Im a believer of that. Perry went on to say that there was nothing in the sermon that he took exception with. Humorist and entertainer Kinky Friedman, the Jewish independent candidate for governor in the 2006 election, said, He doesnt think very differently from the Taliban, does he? Carole Keeton Strayhorn disagreed with Perrys comments, and Democrat Chris Bell said that one who is in public office should respect people of all faiths and denominations. Conservatives then responded, arguing that Perry had a right to his religious beliefs, and that he was not disrespecting Americans of other religious convictions. While visiting Israel in August 2009, Perry gave an interview to the Jerusalem Post in which he affirmed his support for Israel from his religious background, Im a big believer that this country was given to the people of Israel a long time ago, by God, and thats ordained.
. Environmental issues
Perry does not believe there is valid scientific proof of anthropogenic global warming. He has said several times that there is no scientific consensus on the issue. In a September 7, 2007, speech to California Republicans, Perry said, Virtually every day another scientist leaves the global warming bandwagon. ... But you wont read about that in the press because they have already invested in one side of the story.
. Inauguration concert controversy
Perry invited his friend, rock musician Ted Nugent, to perform at a black-tie gala hours after Perrys second inauguration ceremony on January 16, 2007. Nugent appeared onstage during the inaugural ball wearing a cutoff T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag and shouting derogatory remarks about non-English speakers, according to press reports. The NAACP condemned Nugents flying of the Confederate flag, but he denied intentionally making any racially offensive comments and stated that the flag is a symbol of southern heritage
. He played quarterback on the six-man football team for the Paint Creek Pirates. He also played basketball and ran track.
. Hes a runner and triathlete.
. He is an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.
. He plays the drums. At a January 2005 inaugural party in Washington, he played with ZZ Top in front of 2,000 people
.Perry is an Eagle Scout and wrote a book, ‘On My Honor’
Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth
. Perry has Romneys looks without the other baggage.
Raised on a ranch. Has hair. 6 tall- presidential (especially after Obama)
Americans WILL get it:
Rick Perry for President.
Or maybe they are Debra ‘Truther’ Media lovers with a case of sour grapes.
It appears to me that Perry may have the middle ground between the beltway RINO endorsed and the Tea Party endorsed. He is not universally detested on either side and has a credible record of experience. He is media ready, appears well on camera and in debates and maybe what each side will allow as acceptable.
Grass roots conservatives will not back Romney, Huck, Newt, Guilliani, Paul or Pawlenty.
East coast and country clubbers won’t back Palin, Bachmann, Cain, Paul or DeMint.
Paul supporters will say ... well, never mind.
Perry may be acceptable to a majority of the two main groups.
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