Skip to comments.Perry: On to Florida
Posted on 01/15/2012 8:39:44 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Rick Perry says he's going on to campaign in Florida's Jan. 31 Republican presidential primary - no matter how he fares in South Carolina.
It seems the Texas meeting was done for show and a headline:
I wonder if Romney is financing his campaign now?
January 14, 2012: Jobs, jobs, jobs lure Perry backer
Mitt Romney gives cash to financially struggling woman at South Carolina rally in front of ABC reporter.
Rick Perry appeals for slot on Virginia ballot "Texas Gov. Rick Perrys lawyers filed a motion with a federal appeals court Sunday, seeking to win him a place on the Republican presidential primary ballot in Virginia".....
Really? How do you come to that wondering point Einstein?
Lol ! Hilarious ! And Newt is sponsored by Ron Paul to help split the “semi-conservative” vote.
“There’s probably 60% of voters who haven’t made their mind up yet, a lot can happen in one week. We are asking people to give us a second look,” Perry said.
The Governor says he considers a win in South Carolina’s primary, “crucial.”
“I happen to think South Carolina will pick the nominee, so it’s incredibly important,” Perry said. “I’m the only candidate who isn’t a Wall Street insider or an insider from Washington.”
Perry stressed his record as Governor in creating over a million jobs under his terms. Texas has the 13th largest economy in the world.
“You judge me on my record, my father always told me, you want to know how a man will perform in his future, look at his past.’ I will put my past job creation record against anybody’s,” Perry said.
Perry left Georgetown for Myrtle Beach Saturday night, where he will be preparing for the Republican debate on Monday.
“I’m just asking the people of South Carolina to give me a second look. I’m not the best debater. I’m getting better every time, but the fact is we need a leader.”
I wonder if Romney is financing his campaign now?
Really? How do you come to that wondering point Einstein?
I didn’t post the comment and I’m not Einstein but is is pretty obvious that if Perry drops out his supporters would move to Santorum and Gingrich. So Perry staying in the race helps Romney and hurts conservatives.
Perry: On to Florida
Romney: On to Easy Nomination
He is NOT a spoiler ...he doesn't have the momentum or votes to be one.
The real decision that needs to be made is between Gingrich and Santorum. They are the two who have the lion's share (almost all of it, apart from Perry's 5%) of the Conservative vote. It is between the two of them to decide who, once SC and FL is over, will need to leave and endorse the other. Those two are the ones 'spoiling' for each other because at this point Perry stopped being relevant weeks back. Even for the two Conservative front-runners there is a ticking clock. By FL conservative voters will start making their own shifts - endorsement or no endorsement. In the same way they moved from Perry. If Gingrich beats Santorum in SC and FL a good number of Santorum's supporters will shift to Gingrich. Same thing if Santorum beats Gingrich in SC and FL. Why? Because voters are not stupid - they may not necessarily be super geniuses (the media has really played a good game on people), but they are not stupid. They can see that unless support is directed to ONE Conservative candidate that the race will be lost.
The two leading Conservative candidates will need to make a decision once FL rolls over before they are made as unnecessary as Perry.
And as for those calling Perry a spoiler - that is unfair and unfortunate. His opportunity to bless or curse the race dried up weeks back. His ability to influence towards Romney or towards Santorum or towards Gingrich is no longer present. The 5% supporting him are his core. The real impact will come from Gingrich supporting Santorum, or from Santorum supporting Gingrich. Perry at this stage is a nice man with a good record in Texas and no real impact left in the race - whether he leaves or stays - as long as BOTH Gingrich and Santorum are in the race. It is between Gingrich and Santorum to decide who should coalesce the Conservative vote ...and if neither is man enough to do so it also doesn't matter. Come FL voters will make the decision themselves.
Dumb thing to say. Perry is a scrapper. He won't go down without a fight.
So far very little has happened in the race. At this point is is akin to saying who wins the World Series or Super Bowl after three pre-season games. We have had two yankee non-conservative pissant states and one open primary state before us. And we are supposed to say that they get to decide what the rest of the country does?
This process, especially the media part of it, is a crock. It allows the RNC and others to game the "game" if you will. We should not declare anyone the winner until this is a true winner. Up to that point anyone with the support and the grit to run should.
Perry holds first "debate" with Obama. Up close and personal. Right in the boy king's grill. Man-to-man. On the subject of the border and immigration.
“Perry: On to Florida...”
I’m not sure his strategy of writing off each state as they come up will get him the nomination, but it will CERTAINLY help Romney a lot.
I disagree. I think he is the best candidate with the best record. He is the only candidate who really wants smaller government. Mitt Romney will get elected because people allowed themselves to be lead by the msm. They are choosing the candidate for us, and the “conservatives” are going along with with a smile on their faces. We got President Obama because we were too lazy to look at his record. We reject Rick Perry because we are too lazy to look at his record. All we see is the superficial surface presented to us by the msm.
Perhaps I should have said, Romney ought to be financing Perry’s campaign considering that it is more useful to Romney than Perry at this point.
What do Perry folks believe Santorum should do if he comes in Third behind Gingrich and Romney?
It's very clear that Gingrich, Perry, Ron Paul and Santorum are NOT really running for president. They are only in this to help Romney get the nomination. Huntsman is just in it to make Romney look more conservative and thus help get Romney the nomination.
My only point is that the longer the weaker conservative candidates stay in the race, the more it helps Romney. That may be fine if you’re hoping to be his VP candidate, but if you’re a team player, trying to advance the conservative cause, it’s counter-productive at this point.
Good. Candidates need to give the voters a chance to vote for them, and not be quitters.
With each day he stays in, Perry looks more and more desperate- and more and more a stalking horse for Romney.
and more and more a stalking horse
Well he is from Texas, Texas raised and Texas has horses so nothing new or startling about that.
And Huntsman is sponsored by Romney in case something happens to Romney?
Judging from the disruptive posters, Gov. Rick Perry must be surging in SC.
Whatever he feels he should.
Of course he is. The question is, what's the political payoff for Perry besides continuing on his fantasy road trip?
That analysis is a common one, but trying to run the other-than-Romneys out of the race as quickly as possible plays into the Romney voters hands. If everybody now in the race just stays in the race throughout the entire state-by-state primary process and convention system, Romney winds up at the convention having garnered his 20-something percent of the vote. The other 80% of more-or-less conservative delegates and candidates are going to stand idly by while the liberal candidate with 20-something percent takes the nomination? I don’t think so.
“What do Perry folks believe Santorum should do if he comes in Third behind Gingrich and Romney?”
I would hope he stays in the race all the way through to the National Convention. If he did not plan to do that, he never should have started his run in the first place.
That graphic is awesome!! LOL
.... which = Gov. Rick Perry.
He's surged all the way up to 6%. For fun, here's a test. Which quote is from Rick Perry, and which is from Obama?
1) "There is something inherently wrong when getting rich off failure and sticking it to someone else is how you do your business and I happen to think thats indefensible."
2) "some of the salaries and bonuses that we've seen creates perverse incentives to take reckless risks that contributed to the crisis. It's what helped lead to a relentless focus on a company's next quarter, to the detriment of its next year or its next decade."
That Perry attacks from the left might be responsible for the fact that he's not at a commanding 8%.
No, what is clear is that Perry has no chance of winning and hasn’t for some time and that, by continuing to stay in, he is serving Mitt Romney’s interests more than his own.
It’s over Gov. Perry and you have no one to blame but yourself.
"If everybody now in the race just stays in the race throughout the entire state-by-state primary process and convention system, Romney winds up at the convention having garnered his 20-something percent of the vote. The other 80% of more-or-less conservative delegates and candidates are going to stand idly by while the liberal candidate with 20-something percent takes the nomination? I dont think so."
That's wishful thinking. There is no-way, no-how, that the Establishment would allow such a fantasy to occur.
All Perry is doing now is fishing for another government job, only this time it could be a federal gig. Just think, Perry could end up being a triple dipper.
That answer begs the question.
The reason you went that way with it was you know I am right, Romney could be stopped that way just like the elder Romney, and Rockefeller were stopped in 1964.
How would they stop it? (that is not a rhotorical question; what actions would they take to stop it?)
Perry is my Gov. I like him as my Gov. He’s a good guy with good intentions but he’s looked really goofy sometimes running for Pres. and I don’t see him getting over 10% ever. I hope he withdraws and endorses Newt or Santorum quickly.
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If you believe a word Newt says your willfully blind.
Ah, agreed. Backup Mormon ! Well-played !! lol !
Romney has 14. Newt and Perry have 2 apiece and Santorum has 8.
Let's all coalesce around the big spending social conservative or the unlikeable loudmouth lobbyist so Romney doesn't win!!
I hope Perry stays in until April where Texas gets to vote.
You certainly are the disinformation machine, aren't you?
Misfire: Romney Ad Targets Rick Perry's Jobs Record "I think it's safe to say the Romney campaign is going for the kill with its latest attack on Rick Perry. The former Massachusetts Governor has already gotten a fair amount of mileage out of attacking his Texan rival from the left on Social Security, and from the right on immigration, but this new spot strikes at the heart of the Perry campaign's raison detre -- jobs, jobs, jobs:
The spot's most striking image is a tumbleweed blowing along a deserted Texas highway. That's rich. It's intended to create the impression that Rick Perry's Texas is something of a depressed ghost town. Nothing could be further from the truth. Since the recession began, desperate job seekers have flocked to Texas at a clip of roughly 1,000 people per day. And they're finding work, too. Despite a huge population influx and a bruising national recession, Texas' unemployment rate remains below the national average. How remarkable has the Lone Star State's economic performance been? Read this Political Math analysis (written by a self-professed non Perry supporter), and marvel. One telling data point:
Wonder how many others that are in this race have songs written and sung for them as Rick Perry does?
Rick Perry is the only one with a record of rolling back government and creating jobs -- the "good intentions" executive running the 13th largest economy in the world... but you want him to endorse the big government central planners?
What do you do for a living?
No, this is what is so terrible about Romney HE CAN’T BEAT OBAMA. His records prove he is like Obama so Obama’s team will eat him alive. Romney also can’t take the heat from others attacking him. That’s why he pays other candidates to be his attack dogs as in Bachmann.
"The reason you went that way with it was you know I am right."
Yes, yes, of course...
Romney will run from one easy victory to the next... but in the end, we're all going to rise up and support a guy who got 1% in NH, 5% in his best state of SC, 2% in FL to be our nominee!...
"You must be present to win."
Regardless, his latest statements about "vulture capitalism" expose him for the 2nd tier candidate and 3rd rate economic knucklehead he is. A true desperado.
The fact that the goverment of Texas functions as well as it does with him as Gov. says a lot for their "weak Governor" system.
I must say that he makes a nice figurehead, as long as you don't ask him too much.
At the very least! He is just warming up now.
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