Skip to comments.Rick Perry's Strategy Does Not Require "Destroying" Anyone
Posted on 10/24/2011 2:39:59 AM PDT by bullypulpit
Robert "The Other" McCain writes in HotAir.com Sunday that Perry's "prime directive" is to destroy Herman Cain. The Other McCain could not be more wrong. Herman Cain has risen in the polls, as Rick Perry's poll numbers have plummeted, because Cain is seen at the glamour candidate of the moment that is Not Mitt Romney.
Cain is more than that, though. Cain is likeable, and even among Perry supporters like myself, admired. Besides that, if you ask my wife, the chicks dig him.
You cannot "destroy" a candidate that is so adorable that the chicks dig him.
Nor can you "destroy" a candidate that blew open the doors, laying the groundwork for the to-be-announced Perry "Cut, Balance and Grow" economic plan. Steve Forbes, in endorsing Rick Perry for president Sunday, noted that even with the sales tax in Cain's 9-9-9 plan, "that people loved the idea of the simplification of this horrific tax code."
Perry's immediate task is to do what Perry is doing right now: Provide a compelling reason to vote for Rick Perry. His jobs and energy plan released last week was one step in that direction. Tuesday's flat tax plan announcement is another.
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If Perry finds himself in dire straights, he has nobody but his self to blame
He’s the one who turned in poor debate performances and spooked the GOP base with immigration issues, not Herman Cain
He walked into it a frontrunner, and he certainly “destroyed” Michele Bachmann’s hard earned momentum- and for what? He’s now in single digits in the polls.
With his jobs record, all he had to do was not screw up... but he did, BIG time
He’s already destroyed the Ricardo Perry candidacy, so that’s somthing...
So he offers nothing new and bold with his signature on it as "his plan" and we are supposed to get excited about his intellectual insights to take Sarah Palin's Drill Baby Drill for his economic plan and then add to it with Steve Forbes' Flat Tax to boot?
Gee how original is that? Not to mention it took him four weeks to come up with the drilling and another two for the Flat Tax. Combined it has been almost 10 weeks since he announced his candidacy.
I’m glad to see the earlier report refuted. From what I’ve seen of Governor Perry (not all that much other than his campaign speeches and debates), the earlier report does not seem his style at all. Our candidates can debate the merits of each others’ candidacies but it is beneath all of them to go on attack mode. Perry’s argument to Romney during the debate was feeble but I believe that he may have been convinced to do that, in other words, that is not his natural tendency.
Time to move forward...we know who the real opponent is...0bama.
N-i-c-e take.........deserves a repeat.
Perry did not even officially enter the Iowa caucus----he cunningly manipulated the vote from Texas---that was supposed to take him over the top. Instead he got 700-800 pitiful write-ins, while Michele and the other winners got 4000 votes. He stomped all over Michele's hard fought win, announcing his candidacy on the day she won.
The Perry-pimponistas were cued to say "Rick won"---and there he was waving and smiling in front of Iowa banners---like he was the winner.
Ricky promised Texans he would not run for president if they reelected him Governor----AT THE SAME TIME he raised $55 million for a WH race. This calculating conman entered the 2012 race with three PACs (that we know of) teeming with millions.
While America has elected incoherent Texas governors in the past, Perry is probably the worst candidate ever to enter a presidential race. His precipitous downfall, engineered by his own stupidity, is one for the political history books.
Even IF Perry were to secure the nomination, Obama and the left would rip him apart on his lousy record managing public monies. Oh wait, they already have...
Well said, Liz. Particularly your comments about Michele Bachmann. The Perry crazies here at FR were programmed to destroy her not just as a candidate but as a woman. It was unforgiveable and, in the end, turned me off Perry for all time.
When Cain made the comment about the rock and the comment about Perry being his VP it bothered me, because they seem like natural allies. Perry had also just made complimentary comments about Cain. That is when I began to wonder about a Cain/Romney team up.
I also don't like Cain's comments about black Empowerment Zones, but those things aside, I like Cain. Even when certain Freepers get downright nasty toward Perry, I would not put that at Cain's feet.
I am looking for the best candidate and I think that is Perry.
By the way, a month and a half ago Cain and Perry's numbers were reversed. There is 2 1/2 months to go till Iowa. Didn't Huckabee win Iowa?
Sounds like a good plan. Perry is following a measured strategy that I think is going to carry him for the long haul. I hope he succeeds.
Plowing the field is how I see it.
He took a giant step toward righting the ship Sat. night in Iowa. http://theiowarepublican.com/2011/perry-regains-his-footing-at-iffc-event/
Bachman is a tough woman and can handle the rigors of the Presidential race. She is a constitutional lawyer, she gives and she gets as does everyone. Bachman could endorse Rick Perry at some point for all we know. She could endorse Cain or she could turn this thing around.
Not one of the candidates running as Republicans are evil people. They all have pros and con's and at some point we are going to have to rally around the nominee.
Because someone posts a comment about Perry being a rapist that can't take no for an answer, or that he is a homosexual who owns porno stores, has no bearing on the candidate they support. It speaks more of the person who posts those things.
The "Governor's Gusher" was an investigative report that showed how Perry used Texas govt agencies as a personal cash machine. One donor even got his own regulatory agency---for a price.
Mrs P headed Texans Against Sexual Assault---and got govt grants from her husband's office.
I can also tell you how easily the "loans" and "grants" got laundered back into campaign coffers.
Can you say conflict of interest and money-laundering (which goes hand-in-hand with tax fraud)?
I disagree.He destroyed himself. That counts as one...
Bingo. That will go down as the only real achievement of Perry's candidacy: the destruction of Bachman's. It's even possible that the Perry surge (now collapsed) was crucial in discouraging Palin from running. Now conservatives are down to one candidate--Cain, and as much as I like him, it's not healthy to have all our eggs in one basket.
He has a record of leftism of which open borders is only a part.
Texans were never, ever, going to let him slide.
His debate performance just speeded up what was going to happen anyway.
I don’t think anyone (that I’m aware of) has accused Perry of being either a homosexual or a rapist. But then I don’t read every post here. It seems to me that most of the attacks (mine included) have been about his very bad performance in the debates and the appearance that he can’t string two words together. Also, his positions on illegal aliens, pay-to-play, etc. A lot of us have used sarcasm and humor to get our points across and we, in turn, have been the subject of jokes and attacks. In other words, we give as good as we get.
My problem with the Bachmann attacks were that so many of them were attacks on her womanliness. It was almost as if FR had turned into a misogynist hate fest. And a lot of it came from the Perry camp.
As an aside...not the main event...Bachmann is a Tax Attorney who just happens to love the Constitution, not a Constitutional Lawyer.
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