Skip to comments.I Will Vote for Governor Rick Perry in SC.
Posted on 12/19/2011 6:26:23 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
I have strolled down many roads this primary season. I have been intrigued by many of the candidates, some of who have had their rise and fall. They all have excellent attributes in one way or another that can attract a conservative voter. Even the former speaker who reminds me of the old E.F. Hutton commercials brought me on board for awhile despite his couching liaisons. However, the road I currently find myself on once again is the road with Governor Perry. I know that I am solidly on this road now. I know this because this is the first time my wallet has opened this primary season.
Now the question you may be asking yourself is why would I go back down this road with a candidate who registers at 8% in my own state. My answer: I am not an American Idol type of voter and frankly I believe most voters are becoming less so. Our great country is in trouble and at a major crossroads. The majority of Americans instinctively know this. I am more interested in what a candidate is saying, not how he is saying it. Governor Perry brings to the table a strong conservative record, bold ideas, and policy positions. I wont go into detail here since it has been addressed so well in previous posts. All I want to do is share the fact that I have followed this race daily for quite awhile and have performed my own research/vetting process.
As stated above, I have been down some differing roads during this primary process. In fact, many of us out there have done so. Are there really that many folks out there that are so wishy-washy? The answer to this question is an emphatic NO! I beleive as many others do, that this may be our last chance to pull our country back from the brink and right its course. I like many others take that charge very seriously and my vote accordingly. Together we must take this historic opportunity and get it right.
I have weighed the pros and cons of all of the candidates. As we all know, they all have flaws. However, there is one who has led as the governor of a state the last ten years primarily as a consistent conservative. He is also one that says what he means and means what he says. Make no mistake, that is a very important attribute in a leader. It was one of the things I admired most about President Bush. The only problem was I didnt always agree with what President Bush was saying. With Governor Perry I view getting the best of both worlds. Present are all of the outstanding leadership qualities of President Bush packaged into a true consistent conservative. By the way, are you all like me and very pleased that the phrase that pays compassionate conservative has now and rightly so, been replaced with the qualifying consistent conservative?
To use the old adage, Governor Perry is the candidate I would most like to have a beer with just like President Bush was. However, while having our beers, Governor Perry and I would be talking about how government should stop being looked to for solving our problems. Instead, we would be conversing about how to get government to be less intrusive in our lives. I have noticed that, when folks drink they tend to want to talk about solving the worlds problems. In this case Governor Perry and I would be talking about solving our great countrys problems and agreeing about how to do that probably 85- 90% of the time. With President Bush that entire conversation probably would not even take place. (Yes, I know he does not drink. That is not the point.)
Well for what it is worth, this is why I am now back on the road with Governor Perry. However, this time it is not a stroll. This time it is a pedal to the metal ride in a Mustang 5.0 drive to fix this country. This will probably be the best chance in my lifetime to really help Right this Country. I for one do not want to keep veering to the left. It wont be an easy task. We may even have to take drastic measures like shoot a tire on the right side while doing 65mph to get the movement back in that right direction. It may shock us at first. I will definitely be bumpy. But it will begin taking us in the direction, not that we want to go but where we need to go.
I have asked myself which of these candidate is the one that is talking about such possible drastic measures and seems to have the guts to try to carry them through? To me it is the same one who called Social Security what it really is and did not back away from his remark when challenged on it. Even today he still refers to it accurately as a Ponzi scheme . Therefore, in the great state of South Carolina, on January 21st, 2012 I will be voting for Governor Perry.
In closing, as my father used to say in his deep theatrical voice, and that, will do it.
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I think everyone should vote the way their heart tells them to vote and ignore all the manipulations.
To use the old adage, Governor Perry is the candidate I would most like to have a beer with just like President Bush was.
Wow. And that is a reason to vote for the guy? Really? And he complains about the American Idol types. He is WORSE!!!! I don’t think I have ever read a more stupid reason to vote for someone EVER!!!! Go Bachmann!!!!!
"Rick Perry has always remained faithful." -- First Lieutenant Daniel P. Moran
[6:45] Medal recipients tell of their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their fellow heroes -- and why they support Rick Perry.
Definitely consider your heart, look at the facts, look at the candidates willingness to listen to his/her constituents. Don’t just focus on the presidency. It is VERY VERY important to get state representatives, state senators, US Representatives and US Senators elected that reflect the correct values and understanding that they are to represent their district.
I am working hard to get rid of everyone of my current reps and replace them with new and that includes that guy sitting in our White House.
I like the shooting the right tire analogy because that's what I believe must happen too, and I think Perry is the one to do it and still hang onto the wheel and bring us safely home.
That was an excellent essay and I agree.
I loved Bush, even though it’s popular to diss him on Free Republic which is mean, ungrateful and tacky.
But Perry does combine the likeability of Bush with a far more conservative turn of mind.
That’s the whole meaning of the ‘who would you like to have a beer with’ phrase. It’s who you feel is a genuine person whose company you would enjoy and a person you could relax with while also admiring his leadership and principles.
The only time I read someone 'diss' W on FR was regarding his conservative credentials. The man was a class act and loved his country greatly - who can question that?
However, that does not excuse him for some of the things he did that hurt conservatism.
It’s funny how, with all the issues before us and as important as they are, the issue of character isn’t treated as being very important. (Except of course when it comes down to eliminating a candidate that is just too much of a threat, i.e. Herman Cain).
But in terms of character- while several candidates are good, Rick Perry stands above the rest, in my opinion.
Between Perry and Gingrich? - no comparison.
I liked his point about the “having a beer”. Both Bush and Perry are good guys and would be fun to have a beer with but with Perry you wouldn’t talk about how we need social programs and education programs in DC. You would talk about how do we get DC out of the States hair. Big difference.
I would say that is where I stand too.
You cant tell me that America is not exceptional. You can’t tell me that because I’ve seen it
The quote above is why I’m voting for Perry in Florida.
I don’t know what has come over conservatives. Have we decided to willfully blind ourselves to Newt and his left-leaning tendencies? A couple of weeks ago, Hannity asked him to explain his past support of cap and trade, and whether he would support it in the future. Newt said, “I don’t think I would go that far.” And Hannity LET THAT SLIDE. I know he’s up Newt’s butt, but it was his responsibility to ask,”You wouldn’t go that far? Then how far WOULD you go? What would you do?”
Rick Perry has openly declared that global warming is a hoax. He’s a proven conservative with a decade-long record of leadership, and I am with him all the way.
President Perry. He’s already proven he can rule and get re-elected.
That isn’t what the man said.
HE gave his reasons for voting Perry throughout the whole piece of writing.
Having a beer was the likability factor, not the voting for factor.
Anyone who reads the piece, whether they support Perry or don’t, knows that isn’t what the man said.
Your braindead comment achieved nothing.
Your braindead comment achieved nothing.
Your right. I should have just been truthful and called Perry a loser who will be back in Texas very soon. I wonder how many more illegal aliens will get the college jackpot that he provides.
I slightly differ.
Newt can appear likable, he can also be a pain on the likability scale.
He can be very harsh, very self superior, lecturing others from the mountaintop, smartest guy in the room etc., cold as ice when he feels like it.
Not always, but he certainly can be and has been.
Most people love to hear Newt talk. He’s an amazing talker. If I were to say I like Newt, that’s what I would mean.
Like him as a PERSON?
Not so much.
I know your point was about trust vs likability, but I wanted to put this into the mix.
That should be enough to see you can't be taken seriously.
By the way, losers lose. Perry has never lost.
Yep, your problem is, the rest of us can read.
After saying he would enjoy sitting down with Perry for a beer, just like he would’ve enjoyed having a beer with W except W doesn’t drink beer, the man said a huge “HOWEVER”, Perry and I would be talking about how to make the Federal Government less intrusive in our lives, we would not be talking about how they are the solution to all our problems.
You not only pretended the man never said, HOWEVER, we’d be talking about smaller government over the beer, and that’s what he likes about Perry, you pretended he never wrote the rest of his piece where in every line of the piece he gave reason after reason after reason after reason after reason why he was voting for Perry.
The line about the beer? At no time did he ever say he was voting for him because of that. He listed multiple reasons why, never once mentioned the having a beer as a reason to vote for him. Only that he was the kind of guy he’d like to have one with.
You don’t fool anyone. There’s hardly a soul here who is fooled by your nutty posts that show you can’t even read the material you are commenting about.
Either you don’t, or you can’t.
Nutty? You are the nutty person voting for a person who is getting 2 percent of the vote. YOU ALONE ARE GOING TO CAUSE US TO GET ROMNEY!!!! If he wins by 2 percent overall I will blame you FOREVER!!!!! You better hope that does not happen.
If you read more than one sentence, you already know that wasn't given as a reason to vote for Perry.
But it is encouraging that in an article full of good reasons to vote for Perry, you couldn't find something bad to say about ANY of those reasons, so you had to resort to picking a random sentence and pretending that was the argument.
Go Bachman. Unfortunately, she isn't going. Too bad, because she'd be a good pick. Heck, if she is still in the race, manages to get ON the Virginia ballot, and is more likely to beat Romney than Perry at that point, I'll probably vote for her.
I am waiting until I see which candidates are on my Virginia ballot before I pick who I'm going to vote for. That should be just after Christmas.
Why are you shouting?
Why are you shouting?
Trying to be taken seriously but in really only small minds have to shout.
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