Skip to comments.My own humble opinion about the debate... and yours?
Posted on 09/22/2011 8:12:40 PM PDT by dangus
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I was for Rick Perry and even donated to his campaign. But he has lost me now with his position on immigration. I suspect he is finished.
I love Herman Cain. (We may see him at a luncheon on Oct. 15 here in TN.) So far, I’ve have agreed with him 100% on all statements. Sadly, Hussein has ruined it for any black person to run/win in the near future. (Just as Bush ruined it for any Texan to run/win in the near future.)
Perry stumbled over his words, and rambled. It was so pitiful that I actually felt sorry for him for a nanosecond. His defense of taxpayers footing 100% of the bill for illegals’ college education, while Americans had to pay for theirs, was unacceptable! He’s just creepy; I don’t trust him.
Romney... “smarmy” is correct. He didn’t dispute his the Mass. version of Obamacare. Again: Creepy. Don’t trust him.
Newt kicked ass, but I don’t trust him to be this tough in the Oval Office. His desperate need to be liked and accepted by the hoity toity will influence his decisions, I believe. If he didn’t have the ex-wife baggage it would be better, but the dems will have that all over the MSM in a skinny minute if he were the candidate.
Ditto for Bachmann’s baggage — especially her husband’s vocation/avocation. She’s pretty good, but the dems would crucify her.
We’re waiting for the perfect candidate who can defeat Obama.
I'm trying to decide who I am going to vote for. Perry is absolutely, inalterably OUT. I won't vote for a stammering dunce. At this point, I'll probably vote for Romney.
Newt is easily my favorite candidate. Unfortunately, most seem to believe he has too much baggage. He is at least somewhat more conservative than Mitt, plus he is intelligent and articulate, something that seems lacking in the rest of the candidates.
A couple of pints should be noted.
1. Nobody is given a 100% ride...they are paying in-state rates.
2. Texans are footing the bill, not Americans in general.
3. Perry is not the author or instigator of the enabling legislation. It passed both houses of the TX Legislature with overwhelming majorities. I believe there was only 1 dissenting vote.
I don't like the legislation very much but if the people of Texas are willing to foot the bill that's their business.
Were waiting for the perfect candidate who can defeat Obama.
Unless Jesus Christ Himself comes down and runs that ain't gonna happen. We're stuck with failable mortals...all full of their own sins, foibles and follies. The lot on that stage last night is the hand we've been dealt. Unless we're willing to see Romney as our nominee conservatives better get their act together and coalesce behind the strongest alternative. For my money that's still Rick Perry.
“The lot on that stage last night is the hand we’ve been dealt.”
So far...Still praying for someone who (1) who can beat Obama, and (2) will govern as a strong conservative without being influenced by RINOs. Those on the platform are either one or the other, but not both.
Quote: “I’m trying to decide who I am going to vote for. Perry is absolutely, inalterably OUT. I won’t vote for a stammering dunce. At this point, I’ll probably vote for Romney.”
Why, because Romney is “polished” and won the debate last night? Welp, he has to be “polished” because he has alot more than Perry in his past to DQ him in my bookn and has had a ton more time to sit there and rehearse his lies. The MSM might let him get away with those lies now but come the general election he is toast!!
I am not sure I support Perry at this point. But I am dead sure that I am against Mitt Romney. The second the guy gets criticized for a past position he simply spouts the following line: “you don’t have your facts straight” rinse, repeat and move on.” Nobody challenges him, nobody says that they have their facts dead on. Its more of the “RomneyCare was a great idea for Massachussetts” BS said in a polished way. RomenyCare and anything resembling it is not a good idea for any state!!
Perry has certainly sucked in these debates something fierce and needs to get his act together pronto or else he is toast. As to his “weakness” in his signing the Dream Act in Texas, here is a cold hard fact. You ain’t getting elected to dog catcher in TX without the hispanic vote. Hence why a Republican dominated legislature overwhelmingly passed that POS> Perry has the Hispanic vote and that is a fact that TERRIFIES, YES TERRIFIES Obama. Obama is counting on the hispanic vote to carry him. Without it, he has no hope of being elected. I do believe that Perry as the governor of a border state understands the problems presented by illegal immigration. He has to walk a line between enforcing the borders and not pissing off his electorate. As long as he is for enforcing the borders, I will have to hold my nose. Lest we forget, our god, our model for conservatism, Mr. Ronaldus Magnus passed amnesty.
As for this notion of building a fence or wall, I look at it this way. If federal government would itself enforce and allow the states to enforce the laws on the books there wold be no need for a wall. But we all know that they do not. Instead, a wall/fence has become a convienent excuse for the feds to not do their job by claiming it is “too hard” to police the border. I call BS. It is too politically inconvenient. Besides, given our current debt where are we going to get the money to build that wall, from China? Hey, I know, we could call it the “Great Wall of China II.”
Anyway, can some Freeper fill in for me between Perry and Romney as to where they have stood and stand today on the following issues:
The Second Amendment?
Social Security Reform?
Reforming Government, i.e. elimination of or enacting regulations or shrinking government by ending the Department of Education?
See, I have feeling that when you fill in those, you may find that Romney has FAR more explaining to do than Perry. I personally am sick of seeing Perry attacked during these debates while Mittcain gets a free pass. Don’t get me wrong, Perry needs some arse whooping but not at the expense of allowing a guy who makes McCain look like Reagan coast to the nomination. So, Michele, Rick, stop throwing your wittle hissy because Perry stole all your thunder and start putting your money where your mouth is about getting the nomination into the hands of a conservative.
Vote for Romney, no thanks, there are plenty of actual wolves to vote for. Why would I vote for one in sheep’s clothing.
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