Skip to comments.Get ready for a Perry comeback
Posted on 11/28/2011 5:31:01 PM PST by smoothsailing
November 28, 2011
By Bryan Fischer
Newt is the current flavor of the month in the GOP race for the presidential nomination, and grabbed a coup in New Hampshire with the endorsement of the Union-Leader.
However, Newt has enough baggage with enough rocks in it to drag him below surface again. His amnesty stance on immigration puts him to the left of Perry on that issue, and we now know he took $1.8 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac right when they were dragging the housing industry to the bottom of the sea. Newts at the bottom of the pile on that one.
We know one of his think tanks took in $37 million from the health care industry so he could hack and flack for the individual mandate, a concept that represents the grossest violation of limited government powers in our history.
Hes flip-flopped as much if not more than Mitt Romney, who, inspired by the musings of James Carville, I have affectionately nicknamed Governor Windsock. Newts been horrible on embryonic stem cell research and horrible on man-caused global warming, an exorbitantly costly scam whose credibility is rapidly disintegrating before our very eyes.
In other words, Newt is a consummate Washington insider, a big government Republican, and appears to be almost as much of a panderer as Romney. Hes hardly a genuine conservative; hes just glib enough to make some people think he is one.
But the truth will out, and that spells trouble for Newt. This is even before renewed conversations about his multiple divorces and admitted affairs while married to his first two wives. His affair with his current wife took place at about the same time Herman Cain was supposed to be harassing members of the opposite sex. If the media attacked Herman hammer and tongs over things that never happened in that time frame, just imagine the scalping Newt will take once they turn the knives on him.
And turn on him they will, as each candidate who has risen to the surface has been shredded by the Ministers of Propaganda eager to do their part to buttress the dimming re-election prospects of Barack Obama.
All this means that Newt will soon start to sink under the weight of his crony capitalism, his abrupt policy changes, and his troubled personal past.
This will create another vacuum, only this time there is no one new to fill it. When Michele Bachmann zoomed into the stratosphere, and then fell back to earth, Rick Perry was there to replace her. When Perrys star fell over his debate performances and his heartless comment on immigration, Herman Cains star rose. When the air went out of Cains balloon over the false allegations of harassment and the more substantial problem of his lack of depth on foreign policy, the air went into Newts tires.
So the question becomes: where does the air go when it leaks out of Newts tires? Politics as well as nature abhors a vacuum, and somebody is going to benefit from Newts descent. Like an elevator on its way to the basement, a countervailing weight must rise.
Gov. Perrys star will rise once again. Joe Arpaios endorsement and campaign appearances will help repair some of the damage he has done to himself on immigration. And in point of fact, even Michelle Bachmann has staked out a position very similar to Newts on rewarding those who have broken our immigration laws the longest. All of which means there is no perfect candidate in the hunt on the immigration issue.
But Perry does well in one-on-one interviews with major media outlets, is very effective on the stump, relates very well to people in the business of retail politics, and has the money to outlast many of his rivals.
An under-appreciated fact about this election season, compared to 2008, is that Republican party rules mandate that delegates in primaries be awarded proportionately rather than on a winner-take-all basis. This will make it virtually impossible for a candidate to sew up the nomination by Florida, as John McCain did in 08.
This GOP primary campaign will be marathon, not a sprint, and the advantage will go to the candidate with enough gas in the tank to go the distance, a candidate who has the resources to keep getting his message out and who wears well in personal campaign appearances. That means the smart money ought to be on Rick Perry.
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Yeah, and pigs will be breaking the sound barrier over Mount Rainer.
ANYBODY BUT NEWT!!
NO NEWT IS GOOD NEWT!!
Actually, it puts them on about the same level, sadly.
“Get ready for a Perry comeback”
Perry is a great guy. I have always thought that. Newt wrote the forward in Perry’s book “Fed Up” wherein he states a lot of great facts regarding Perry. Their immigration values are about the same. My guy is definitely Perry just because of his energy policy alone. Newt is my second pick. Still thinking about 3rd.
Well, if you powdered their behinds and stuffed them in a cannon near the sumit...
You don’t think RINO Cowboy Rick, the La Raza Kid can stay sober long enough to recover from revealing his positions?
Buddy Roemer to the front of the pack?
Just can’t write anything about Newt Gingrich without using that hackneyed term “baggage”, can you?
My only regret is that I can never get back the 3 minutes of my life I just wasted reading this crap.
I just saw his ad about what he says he’ll make congress do or he’ll cut their pay.
Sorry boy, but one emperor in my lifetime is plenty.
“”Well, if you powdered their behinds and stuffed them in a cannon near the sumit...”
LOL! THAT’S how it’s done! I better hang up the really large slingshot.
Cain is about to be blasted with another accuser but it is a claim of a longtime affair. Cain’s attorney has been notified about the story. He was addressing the issue with Blitzer today.
Slashing salaries for the president and members of Congress and freezing all pending federal regulations are part of a far-reaching plan detailed Tuesday by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who says it’s needed to give Washington a “complete overhaul.”
Wow. Perry is nuts! He doesn’t have a clue about the US Constitution and these people want Richardo “La Raza” Perry to be President?? Since when does the President control Congress’s salaries?
I recall that Congress votes for their own salary increases. Can the President even cut the pay of Congress? Seems Riok is revealing that he doesn't understand representative government.
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You should be over at the Cain thread defending your candidate with no record from his 5th woman's claims. Maybe you can join in with the "she's another slut" remarks or like his lawyer said "sex is no ones business even if your running for office or in office"
Rick Perry, lifetime member of the NRA.
Rick Perry defunded planned parenthood resulting in the 13th shutdown in Texas.
Rick Perry helped create an environment that created 40% of all jobs created in America during the Obama rule.
Rick Perry, ex military.
Rick Perry, faithful to his wife and highschool sweetheart.
Rick Perry, spending 400 million of Texans tax dollars to secure the US/Mexico border
You look like a jackass more than Mr. Edd with your drunk remarks. It's Cain who can't remember one day from the next and who he is currently accusing of his latest screw up or misspeak. Hey I know, he'll hire great advisers. Right?
He takes votes away from Bachmann, Cain & Newt - so have at it.
Wow. Lol. Maybe he needs you as an advisor,eh?<\sarc> Lol...... I think it is cute how people will watch a multiple million dollar ad campaign and then say something is wrong about it like it was never considered or thought about.... Cute.
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