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On eve of debate, Rick Perry ‘pretty confident’ he’ll win
Houston Chronicle ^ | LYNN SHERR, Parade Magazine interview - Oct 23 issue

Posted on 10/11/2011 2:45:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

...LYNN SHERR: Do you feel as if the other candidates have been ganging up on in the debates?

RICK PERRY:“When you come into the fray and you’re leading in the polls, you’re going to get attacked by everyone. I get it. I’m a big boy, and I know how to play that game. “

Your critics say you’re not electable...

“Well, I disregard that. Americans are looking for somebody to stand up and tell them the truth, and I have a record to back it up. Ultimately, if I can explain my heart, my jobs record, and my philosophy to Americans, I’m pretty confident that I’ll win.”

You’re a very successful fund-raiser....The word that’s been applied to you is “cronyism.”...

“That’s the same old, tired criticism which comes when people don’t want to talk about the real issues, like how do we create jobs......"Decisions in Texas are generally legislative, with the lieutenant governor, speaker, and governor making them together. There were no unilateral decisions from my office dealing with those issues. And I’ll go back to my record. I’ve been elected three times as governor. The people obviously have confidence in me.”

Your wife, Anita Perry,....

“She’s very smart and loyal. She’s not predisposed to be a public figure since she saw how her father, a small-town doctor, had to be shared with all these other people. She’s also a great patriot. “

Some of our recent presidents have admitted to experimenting with drugs...

“No, ma’am. Not unless you call caffeine a drug. Or cold beer or whiskey.”....

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: amnesty; confidence; dumb; heartless; leadership; optimism; perry2012
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1 posted on 10/11/2011 2:45:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield
Many people have remarked on the interview linked below.

The man Rick Perry appointed Texas Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson -- a good example of the caliber and character of leaders Gov. Perry surrounds himself with – unlike Obama who appoints and defends appointments such as U.S. Attorney General Erick Holder.

2 posted on 10/11/2011 2:46:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Puff piece overload !


3 posted on 10/11/2011 2:51:25 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry does a nice job of fielding these tough questions.


4 posted on 10/11/2011 2:51:57 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Sounds like Perry's RINO donors just gave the HC a years supply of free ink.
5 posted on 10/11/2011 2:54:03 AM PDT by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: Happy Rain

LOL — The Houston Chronicle, as all LIBERAL MSM new outlets, are doing their best to kill a Perry presidency.

Of course LIBERAL MSM outlets like the Boston Globe love Mitt Romney (and his heathcare, etc., etc., etc.).

The only thing that makes this tolerable is that the Gov. actually gets to talk.


6 posted on 10/11/2011 2:59:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: NautiNurse

The MSM doesn’t do policy questions. They can’t have Obama upstaged.


7 posted on 10/11/2011 3:01:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well if a “liberal” publication gives a Republican a wet kiss like this,what does that say about the Republican?


8 posted on 10/11/2011 3:08:52 AM PDT by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: Happy Rain

Sorry my dear, that won’t fly.


9 posted on 10/11/2011 3:12:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Isn’t in New Hampshire? Well we know where the HC stands on any form of amnesty. Tuesday is going to be an interesting day because the Dems are trying to rally support for Obama’s phony jobs bill.


10 posted on 10/11/2011 3:14:21 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: NautiNurse

And he speaks so clearly...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuyKVzwg8QE&feature=related


11 posted on 10/11/2011 3:20:10 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is a puff piece. Where are the hard questions about the Governor’s positions on the issues? Does he think he’s electable? What about his wife? Was he picked on in the debates? Blah. Blah. Blah.

How about asking him to explain what many conservatives consider his exceptionally weak attitude toward illegal immigration? Ask him if he’s a compassionate conservative in the Bush mold, and then ask him to explain why or why not. Let’s hear the man’s ideas, so we can properly vet him!


12 posted on 10/11/2011 3:47:46 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. Aspire to be good!)
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To: Fresh Wind

“Presidential candidate Rick Perry tells the Brody File that he’d be “lost” without God and prays for the “Holy Spirit to guide” his tongue. The Texas Governor also talked with me about whether he has Sarah Palin’s phone number on speed dial and reacts to Herman Cain’s meteoric rise.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2790531/posts


13 posted on 10/11/2011 3:55:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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76 posted on Sun Oct 9 06:47:34 2011 by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)

“Nobody disagrees here about taking out Slick Willard, but it is Perry who poses the most immediate threat of hoodwinking the base into believing he is one of us when he is anything but. Once Perry is eliminated as a viable candidate, we can then focus on Willard who has been static in the polls for months. Coalescing around Cain is of paramount importance at this point so we can move forward en masse and eliminate Willard once and for all.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2790104/posts?q=1&;page=51#76


14 posted on 10/11/2011 3:58:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
On eve of debate, Rick Perry ‘pretty confident’ he’ll win

Really? I'm expecting him to tank. Again.

15 posted on 10/11/2011 4:01:52 AM PDT by twhitak
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All hat.

Conservative cattle, not so much.


16 posted on 10/11/2011 4:04:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: CitizenUSA
This is a puff piece. Where are the hard questions about the Governor’s positions on the issues? Does he think he’s electable? What about his wife? Was he picked on in the debates? Blah. Blah. Blah.

That's what Parade Magazine does. It's the snarky Houston Chronicle headline that is so very typical. Did you know Rick Perry didn't get one endorsement from a major news outlet (didn't grant them interviews either) and he still was elected? The MSM, lawyers, unions and establishment GOP are after his scalp.

You'd already have a good understanding of how he would govern, if you'd been reading my threads. But since you seem truly upset not knowing, I hope you will continue coming to Rick Perry threads to learn more.

17 posted on 10/11/2011 4:05:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

OK, why are you pinging me to my own post ?


18 posted on 10/11/2011 4:09:39 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Diogenesis
All hat.

Conservative cattle, not so much.

Perry has cattle. Unfortunately they are the rustled liberal variety and re-branded as conservative.

19 posted on 10/11/2011 4:20:48 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

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20 posted on 10/11/2011 4:21:02 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: CitizenUSA
Ask him about In-State Amnesty:

In-State Tuition Debate Isn't About In-State Tuition (It's about AMNESTY)

Ask him about the "hreatless" remark:

The phony apology over Perry's "heartless" comment is every bit as insulting as the comment itself. He wants us to all think it was a gaffe. It WASN'T.

Watch the Perry comment again. He was PASSIONATE when he said it.

Start at the 2:40 mark.

21 posted on 10/11/2011 4:24:09 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Sexy Sarah, what have you done? You made a fool of everyone.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears; TADSLOS
You're attacking the wrong person:

President ZERO 1,926,386 views

Oct 10, 2011 - AD: Romney's Remedy


22 posted on 10/11/2011 4:43:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why don’t you actually read the post instead of endlessly spamming FR with La Raza Rick propaganda ?


23 posted on 10/11/2011 4:45:27 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

76 posted on Sun Oct 9 06:47:34 2011 by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)

“Nobody disagrees here about taking out Slick Willard, but it is Perry who poses the most immediate threat of hoodwinking the base into believing he is one of us when he is anything but. Once Perry is eliminated as a viable candidate, we can then focus on Willard who has been static in the polls for months. Coalescing around Cain is of paramount importance at this point so we can move forward en masse and eliminate Willard once and for all.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2790104/posts?q=1&;page=51#76


24 posted on 10/11/2011 4:50:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No, I’m engaging the camouflaged 25 meter target that is Perry sneaking under the wire of the conservative perimeter.


25 posted on 10/11/2011 4:53:15 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Shall I phone the nervous hospital for you ? Your final meltdown has commenced.


26 posted on 10/11/2011 4:55:53 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Happy Rain

What is “Caincare”? Cain is planning to replace Obammycare with Caincare. Give me a break.


27 posted on 10/11/2011 4:57:13 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Bless your heart


28 posted on 10/11/2011 4:58:40 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: TADSLOS
No, I’m engaging the camouflaged 25 meter target that is Perry sneaking under the wire of the conservative perimeter.

So you're adhering to the "fieldmarshaljd" doctrine quoted in Post #24?

Let me ask you this, do you believe the following is true?

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Herman Cain: “The role of government, in my view, is to maintain an equal balanced playing field for the citizens and for our society. Not to throw it out of balance.”

3:30 into discussion: Herman Cain on John Stossel Show, Fox News

29 posted on 10/11/2011 4:59:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: twhitak

He is polling third to fifth. NH will go for Romney probably because they know his record in Mass. and they will love a lib. Cain will probably pull second though.


30 posted on 10/11/2011 5:01:19 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; MEG33
Let me ask you both, do you believe the following is true?

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Herman Cain: “The role of government, in my view, is to maintain an equal balanced playing field for the citizens and for our society. Not to throw it out of balance.”

3:30 into discussion: Herman Cain on John Stossel Show, Fox News

31 posted on 10/11/2011 5:01:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: MEG33

Thanks.


32 posted on 10/11/2011 5:01:40 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
I think it's pretty obvious that the politically powerful of both parties are chomping at the bit, so to speak, to amnesty illegal aliens. Like you wrote, I sympathize with the hard cases, like children brought here so young they know nothing else. I think a lot of voters would like to do something for the hard cases, but wealthy and powerful interests want to make sure we don't get the chance.

I believe they are holding the hard immigration cases as ransom for a much greater amnesty. If they can't get that, they prefer the status quo.

Democrats and Republicans oppose us. They try to tell us amnesty isn't really amnesty, as though we're too stupid to figure out what to call it when one is forgiven some or all of the mandated penalty for an illegal act. That is, of course, an amnesty, and it peeves me no end to hear fellow Republicans, our own team, blatantly lie about it rather than fess up to what they know is politically unpopular with their own constituents.

33 posted on 10/11/2011 5:04:47 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. Aspire to be good!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t take the Cain bait and switch, babe. You had better go polish your Perry idol on the mantle. Slick Rick is going to need your added rubbing for tonight’s event.


34 posted on 10/11/2011 5:05:13 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just hold still now, it's gonna be OK. We're gonna get you some help. Just remember to keep telling yourself it's OK to depend on the kindness of strangers.

35 posted on 10/11/2011 5:06:10 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: CitizenUSA

Rick Perry wants the border sealed and does not believe in amnesty.

He is the ONLY candidate running who will go after this.


36 posted on 10/11/2011 5:06:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Don't Mess With Rick Perry!


37 posted on 10/11/2011 5:07:29 AM PDT by jla (Who says Perry's a conservative? - Rush, Inhofe, Levin & Sowell do.)
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To: TADSLOS

So, I guess you don’t like hearing things Herman Cain believes in.


38 posted on 10/11/2011 5:07:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: fieldmarshaldj

The mere mention (w/ link to the video) of what Herman Cain says he believes is the role of government, has you madly running to put me into a straight jacket.

Can’t take the truth?


39 posted on 10/11/2011 5:10:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Some of our recent presidents have admitted to experimenting with drugs...

“No, ma’am. Not unless you call caffeine a drug. Or cold beer or whiskey.”....

This is a well brought up farm boy sticking with the values he was raised with.

40 posted on 10/11/2011 5:10:33 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Pinky Downs shouted, "what are we going to do to those Horned Frogs other GOP candidates?" ...

"Gig 'em!"

41 posted on 10/11/2011 5:10:52 AM PDT by jla (Who says Perry's a conservative? - Rush, Inhofe, Levin & Sowell do.)
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It's beyond denial that Perry severely damaged his image with the "No Heart" comment. Most of that support will not return. What will be telltale of his supporters is whether they turn to RINO romney or to the more conservative Herman Cain.

As the lower tier candidates drop out, I expect conservatives to rally around Cain, since romney is forever disqualified by his nazi healthcare law.


42 posted on 10/11/2011 5:12:22 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob
If I said to you, “Have a heart,” would you say I was calling you heartless?

Perry said, “if you don’t want to allow children brought to this country illegally — through no fault of their own — to pay instate tuition, you don’t have a heart. [paraphrased but has the “heart” part]

However, saying he used the word “heartless,” is in vogue -- just like RINO.

He has apologized for saying it. He didn’t say, “if anyone misunderstood....” He said it was inappropriate.

[Perry: “I was probably a bit over-passionate by using that word and it was inappropriate,” Perry admitted. “In Texas in 2001 we had 181 members of the legislature – only four voted against this piece of legislation – because it wasn’t about immigration it was about education.”]

43 posted on 10/11/2011 5:16:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: jla
Don't mess with Texas....????????? Really....then Texas needs to quit crying out for the tax payers monies and intervention in Perrys failed policies on immigration and the border wars....Americans are sick and tired of Perry demanding more and more money to "secure" his border.....he's had years to curtail the events and happenings of which are now playing out in full to the detriment of this entire nation!

CLOSE the dang border! Clean up the mess!

44 posted on 10/11/2011 5:16:53 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
CLOSE the dang border! Clean up the mess!

Rick Perry wants the border sealed. Always has.

Go talk to the Feds.

Texas is holding its shoulder against the open border door and you’re sitting up north blaming us.

Your over the top characterization of this being Gov. Perry’s fault is wrong headed and uninformed.

45 posted on 10/11/2011 5:20:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: caww

It’s not “his” border. It is yours too.

You complain about the entitlement queens sucking the dem teat, yet expect Texas taxpayers to keep the brown skinned out for you?

Grow up.


46 posted on 10/11/2011 5:24:28 AM PDT by EnglishCon
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Your shameless attacks on our front runner, Herman Cain, are only helping Zero. And dat’s the truth, Ruth.


47 posted on 10/11/2011 5:26:53 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Horse manure.


48 posted on 10/11/2011 5:28:03 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Perry himself has said that a fence would just be circumvented, and he's right, as long as all the incentives remain for illegal immigration. So how does Perry stand on those incentives?

Perry stands for taxpayer-subsidized tuition for people who are violating the law by being here.

Perry is against the most effective measure to discourage employment of illegals: eVerify.

Jaime Ricardo "Rick" Perry takes his positions not because of "heart," but because 1) he is a hack career politician willing to pander to Hispanics and 2) he is backed by the moneyed elitists who want cheap labor, legal or not.

49 posted on 10/11/2011 5:37:19 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You really have selective outrage.


50 posted on 10/11/2011 5:40:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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