Skip to comments.Rick Perry’s Second Time At Bat
Posted on 12/04/2011 7:10:13 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Last night on Fox News candidate forum, Governor MItt Romney defaulted to quoting David Brooks from the New York Times. Theres why Herman Cains supporters will be looking at Gingrich and Perry.
In fact, last night a number of Cains Iowa staff moved to Rick Perry.
Rick Perry will get another look. He will get another look because while the grassroots and Republican voters in general are moving to Gingrich, conservative leaders around the country are rapidly running up their watch towers to light fires against Gingrich. They remember him from the 90′s and they dont trust him.
Rick Perry is going to get a second look. Jon Huntsman made the fatal mistake of branding himself too moderate. Hell get a look if people dont like what they see in Rick Perry.
This now raises a huge red flag: is Rick Perry ready for his second chance?
Im not sure Perry is ready. His debate performances have steadily improved. But there is a real problem for Perry. He needs to run a really flawless race and his campaign needs to send out some strong signals that they get it and will perform.
Rightly or, I hope, wrongly, I get the impression they still think it is their race. I think they still think they are biding their time. I think they still think they are fighting Kay Bailey Hutchison. I think if they dont wake up soon and shake up, they are toast.
Rick Perry is going to get a second look. He is the most consistent conservative in the race. In fact, this should be his race to lose given his positioning.
Perry sounded promising until he opened his mouth. I can’t support any amnesty friek or fanatical opponent of enforcement. Newt and Perry (and Huntsman) are the ones openly on the wrong side.
Oh, and I don’t like to be called racist, inhumane or heartless either.
Perry is the one. His flat tax, energy plan and jobs plan will set America on the right course again. He is pro-life and will close the border. He has the whole package and his campaign team definitely gets it.
I would like to see Perry as the candidate as well..time for a change..or we are out of time..
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I’m liking what I see and hear out of Perry. I trust him more than Newt.
Perry may win one primary state: Texas. Newt will sweep the rest of the south and west. Milt will win some northeastern states and maybe a few in the midwest.
I hope all of you Perry Fanatics don’t waste too much of your hard earned money on Perry donations.
Amerika will not vote for Bush III. We really didn’t like the last two.
Just for grins, take a look at post #6 above and help me understand how this is Bush #3...
Seems i remember a good many Perry supporters getting behind the Left-Wing smear job on Cain by Politico. Yep, many of you were saying: “These allegations against Cain are a distraction, he needs to drop out.” You see, to many of you, it really didn't matter if he was guilty of anything or not, it was simply that the allegations were made. To coin the familiar Leftist charge: “It was the seriousness of the charge.”
I'm hearing several Perry supporters say things like: “The media already went after Perry; there's nothing more they can bring against him.” Oh really? Nothing ever came about from the first four women in Cain's past. Did the media just go away and leave him alone? Heck no! They brought out a another woman with an equally seedy background.
If you Perry supporters thought the Leftist’s first attacks on Perry were harsh, you haven't seen anything yet. That will look like tiddly winks compared to what he's in store for should he surge in the polls.
I'm hoping to see the Perry supporters who got behind the Politico hit piece on Cain, to be be equally supportive when they shred your guy. The knife cuts both ways when you decide to lay down with these dogs in the media!
Perry’s strong suit is that as president he will wake up every morning and plan new attacks on overbearing federal regulators.
Rick Perry never uttered a word about "inhumane" or said "heartless."
Gov. Perry has sincerely apologized (didn't say "If you were offended...") for saying people "didn't have a heart" if they didn't try to understand why Texas has had to work around problems the Federal government has caused and refuses to fix. Rick Perry's frustration got the better of him because he has been a border governor fighting for a very long time to secure the border, and has done what can be done on the state level, has fought the courts and pleaded for the INTERNATIONAL border to be sealed, has put (to date) $400 Million TEXAS state dollars and boots on the border. He is the only candidate running who truly intends to seal the border -- and NO amnesty.
While I know Perry is not perfect, I like the guy. I really do. But, I live, breathe and eat this stuff. Even I am amazed sometimes how much his mannerisms or voice reminds me of Bush. The average Joe could be easily convinced he's just like Bush and that this horrific time on their lives when they had houses, jobs, hope and cars should, never, ever be repeated.
Although opposed to his illegal tuition stance, some of his announced initiatives are about the best I’ve heard so far:
1. Get control of the border. I think he means it.
2. The energy policy he announced.
3. The post card/20% flat tax option.
4. The part-time congress concept.
5. Eliminate or significantly scale back departments of Energy, Education, and Commerce.
He is really ticked over 10th Amendment issues and I think he is serious about scaling back the scope and power of the feds over the states.
I think all of these
I wouldn’t say he has the whole package, but compared to the alternatives, he’s way ahead.
And Rick Perry will stand with our allies and be a strong national security president.
I trust him more than Newt.
“Rick Perry never uttered a word about “inhumane” or said “heartless.” “
He said we don’t have heart. If you try to insist “no heart” is different from “heartless”, I give up. Whatever.
Perry is in my top tier. I think he would have a 50/50 shot to beat Zero, but I don’t think he can beat Newt. Whatever you think of him, Newt is a known quantity and cannot be redefined. Perry can.
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