Skip to comments.Rick Perry back to basics (didn't he promise to serve out his full term if re-elected?)
Posted on 08/20/2011 6:43:09 PM PDT by techno
According to the Austin-American Statesman's Politifact Texas Perry-O-Meter Rick Perry at least twice promised he would not not run for President in 2012:
a)He told a questioner at a January 2010 debate that he would "absolutely" serve out his full new 4-year term.
b)In December 2010 Perry told Reuters, "I don't want to be president of the United States. I'm not going to run for the presidency of the United States."
And from EFC polfacts:
a) In a Nov 8, 2010 interview with Newsweek (after he had been re-elected):
"Not going to run for president. Not going to be a vice-presidential candidate. Not going to be in anybody's cabinet. And I suspect I'm not going to be anybody's ambassador either."
But in announcing the launch of his book tour on October 30, 2010, Perry was more ambiguous.
Responding to a question of his running for President in 2012 Perry said:
"No, I've answered that about as many times and as many ways as I can."
But he refused to commit to serving out a full term if re-elected:
"I'm guaranteeing people that I'll get in there and do the best job I can for 'em as governor...I just think it's all premature to be making a statement about you're going to be doing two, four, six or eight years from now--I don't ever take anything off the table."
From yahoo.com on May 25/2011:
"Rick Perry has repeatedly said he won't run for president in 2012 but there are signs he might not stick to his PLEDGE."
To whom it may concern:
I am a Palinista and I understand once Sarah Palin gets into the Presidential race she will be attacked for "quitting" (leaving office before her full term was up).
But here are the parameters on the issue imho;
1)Sarah Palin cannot be criticized by Rick Perry, a Perry operative or Perry supporter at any web site for "quitting". That is out of bounds and would be hypocritical.
2)If you are undecided and you choose to support Perry because in your mind Palin "quit" then you are also being a hypocrite and disingenuous.
3)If you are a Palinista, you have no right to criticize Perry for walking away before his full term is up (I am not criticizing Perry but just pointing out the facts).
4)And if you support someone other than Palin or Perry (eg Romney, Bachmann, Huntsman (he also left his post early, didn't he), Gingrich or Cain) neither your candidate nor yourself has any right to criticize Palin for "quitting" if you do not mention Perry in the same breath. Singling Palin out would be disingenuous.
In summary, records are records and facts are facts. Why isn't the media putting more focus on Perry "quitting" as they did with Palin?
I think the answer is obvious. The MSM doesn't want to do anything to undermine Perry in his quest to stop Palin from getting the nomination.
How do we describe PDS vs. PDS?
Apparently there’s a statute of limitations on Perry statements. LOL
OH MY GOD! This is the best you have? And, this is an MSM plot to stop Palin? Come on. Get her into the race and let her compete and win the nomination on merits.
Well, I’ll be derned.
Alright, its nit picking time! Yeeeahaaaa!
One comes from the Left, the other seems to be coming from the Right...for now.
This is NOT everything in my arsenal but simply one point of many why the MSM is favoring Perry over Palin.
Simply I am trying to bring clarity to the “quitting” issue.
And do you really think the MSM is overlooking the fact Perry left office before his full term was up after promising not to do so for any other reason than to prevent comparisons to Palin leaving office prematurely?
I may be a simpleton but I didn’t just get off the bus.
Well check mate. You got me. There is no way I can Rick Perry.
That clears it up for me.
I guess I’ll for the totally non-hypocrite Ron Paul.
Is that what you want to hear.
So I never want to read of or hear of Perry or a Perry supporter ever criticizing Sarah Palin for “quitting”.
Who knows, WHEN Sarah steps in, Perry may step out.
Run Sarah, RUN!!
Just out of curiosity, what happens if one of them does?
"Cannot be" sounds pretty serious...as if there would be some sort of consequneces. ;-)
He should have quit after two years like Palin then he would be beloved on FR.
I never have...
if somebody else wants to bring it up that’s their business though. I don’t control Perry supporters anymore than you control Palin supporters.
Obama did the same thing ?