Skip to comments.Why Perry May Exceed Expectations
Posted on 12/26/2011 2:53:21 PM PST by CaroleL
With one week left before the Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry is touting his outsider status in a new ad that highlights his opponents' combined 63 years of congressional experience. As the narrator says, "If Washington's the problem, why trust a congressman to fix it?"
Prominently featuring fellow GOP contenders Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum; the ad reminds voters that federal legislators are responsible for the earmarks and deficit spending that have led to our unsustainable national debt and that the nation needs a leader who will provide real solutions.
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I suspect he will. however, he still won’t pull enough support to win.
I agree with the point overall, but didn't Bachmann vote against raising the debt ceiling?
If compassion is forgiving ILLEGAL aliens of their past crimes.. possibly requiring a small fine as "punishment" then
What the hell do you call keeping American citizens in prison for the same crimes?!
Voting against something isn't enough nor is Bachmann's constant claim that she has fought against this or that. A true leader will actually win most of their fights and convince others to vote against things like raising the debt ceiling.
"Robert Ritchie" Perry has done everything but say, "Crime, boy....I don't know."
For the next week we are going to be repeatedly bombarded with articles about how this or that politician is either going to rally from behind and win Iowa or will, at the very least, greatly exceed expectations and therefore should be the nominee. Most of these missives will come from partisans for that particular hopeful. Hoping against hope that their guy may squeak through simply because the writer really, really, really, really wants them to.
But most will be wrong. Even those that wind up being right will be the result of pure, dumb luck. The reality is, at this time, nobody really knows.
What’s the tally on “Perry may surprise us in Iowa” stories? I lost count long ago.
Bachmann is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, not the President. How could she have stopped Obama and the Pelosi/Reid led Dems from passing porkulus?
Right, but considering the fact most of Bachmann's time in Congress has been with Nancy Pelosi as Speaker with a huge democrat majority, it's hard to envision Bachmann actually getting much done. Just trying to keep some perspective here.
“Whats the tally on Perry may surprise us in Iowa stories? I lost count long ago.”
About even with the Bachmann, Santorium, Perry, and Paul ones.
Either all these reporters don’t bother to read how they are all contradicting each other, or they are getting paid to run these by the candidates
“Not difficult to exceed expectations when they’re so damn low.
“Robert Ritchie” Perry has done everything but say, “Crime, boy....I don’t know.”
He didn’t have low expectations when he entered this race. And compared to a commitment to Christian values, hard work and the life long achievements of Rick Perry, your credentials to belittle this man are what exactly? Posing with statues?
Exceeded only by the “hey, take a second look at Perry” posts.
The biggest surprise of all will be when the Perry nuts watch Rick simply smile and drive the bus back to Texas to enjoy his taxpayer funded double dip retirement in full blown hacienda style. Anita’s fantasy road trip will be fulfilled.
It doesn't matter. Early primaries are about getting momentum, not actually winning. Quite a few recent nominees did not win Iowa or New Hampshire.
Who is your guy and why will he beat Obama?
There's no way Perry beats Obama. The lamestream media will bill him as another idiot from Texas, and there's already plenty of video to make their case.
He won’t win the nomination.
Now Obama can paint Perry as dumb but Perry has the record that beats Obama head to head, so what does that say about Obama. Plus I would add that Obama is not a good debater and not a good speaker unless he has a teleprompter.
Here is the narrative
Perry=dumb racist (but has a record that crushes Obama)
Those will be our choices so which one has the record to beat Obama? Only Perry.
He needs to be more forceful in publicizing how in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he called then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana (a Democrat, by the way) and invited thousands of displaced African-Americans to Texas. No racist would ever perform a humanitarian act of that magnitude. This is what was so outrageous with that ridiculous "N-head" rock controversy.
In this group for the Primary Perry has my vote ... in the General it is ANYTHING BUT OBAMA and I mean “ANYTHING”
I’m sure Anita will miss that luxury pleasure bus, but she does have that sweet Texas crony conflict of interest job to fall back on that Rick set her up with.
I doubt any of these guys will be able to beat Obummer in ‘12, and then we get to see which group of losers will run against Hillary! in ‘16. 2024 might be the next time we get a Pubbie as POTUS, assuming there’s a USA left.
Well, the insipid little hidden agenda driven poster crawled back in.
All the oozy, slimy words aimed against one man and even his wife.
Double dipping? It's his earned money and he is legally and smartly entitled to it. I suspect that had he not set up his retirement plan the way he did, you would be saying how stupid he is for not setting up his plan to take early retirement.