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Five Reasons Why I Believe Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Be Our President In 2013
FoxNews ^ | 6/24/2011 | Kevin McCullough

Posted on 08/12/2011 8:00:01 PM PDT by Signalman

Current Texas Governor Rick Perry will, in all likelihood, be president of the United States in January of 2013.

Having already made that bold statement in the electronic media during appearances on Fox News and on the nationally syndicated Mancow Radio Experience, now it's time for to put down in "print" why I believe Perry will be our next president.

I did the same thing in December 2006. I was the first political commentator to predict that Barack Obama would be the next president, and I said that would be especially true if John McCain were his opponent.

The story of how my prediction turned into our nation's current nightmare is documented in my new best selling book, "No He Can't: How Barack Obama is Dismantling Hope and Change."

So far, the 2012 GOP presidential field has felt odd and disjointed to me, especially since former Arkansas and Alaska Governors Huckabee and Palin were long in making their up their minds about whether to get into the presidential race.

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1 posted on 08/12/2011 8:00:10 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

How about Perry is a former Dem, so he’ll siphon off some of those votes.


2 posted on 08/12/2011 8:04:42 PM PDT by edpc (Ruck Famadan)
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To: Signalman

He could be but I ain’t ready to jump on that bandwagon just yet.


3 posted on 08/12/2011 8:04:49 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: Signalman
I also love the fact that Gov. Perry wasn't even interested in the 2012 presidential race until recently. Maybe it's a good thing not to have people who lust for power live only to achieve it.

gag.

4 posted on 08/12/2011 8:06:52 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Free Republic- Still AAA++ rated)
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To: Signalman

And he will be nicknamed ‘The Hair’ !


5 posted on 08/12/2011 8:06:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Signalman

If Chris Christie doesn’t get in, Perry will be the next President.


6 posted on 08/12/2011 8:07:40 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: Signalman

We won’t be fooled again?


7 posted on 08/12/2011 8:08:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Signalman; Allegra
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8 posted on 08/12/2011 8:10:54 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Signalman

He needs to come out and declare Closed Borders. It would earn him more votes than it would cost him. Then, he would need to keep that promise.


9 posted on 08/12/2011 8:11:16 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Signalman

If so, let’s hope he’s a better President than Texas Governor George W. Bush.


10 posted on 08/12/2011 8:11:19 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("That's the great cosmic question: Are 'Liberals' evil or stupid." Ann Coulter)
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To: Krankor

I agree 100%
Christie is the only person I can see derailing Perry’s run.


11 posted on 08/12/2011 8:11:36 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: Signalman
I did the same thing in December 2006. I was the first political commentator to predict that Barack Obama would be the next president

Just got a chill reading that! I thought the very same thing the first time I heard Obama's speech at the Democratic Convention. I said to myself, "Just watch, this guy will be our next president.". I've spoken with and read of many others that thought the same thing. I have been thinking about Rick Perry quite a lot ever since I heard of his possible consideration for the nomination. The more I've read about him, the more faith I have in him to be a great choice for us. I'm getting that same feeling about Perry now that I had about Obama, except this time, it is without dreading the outcome.

12 posted on 08/12/2011 8:11:50 PM PDT by boatbums ( God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Signalman
You have 4 reasons. I have 14. Your argument is invalid. :) #1 Rick Perry is a "big government" politician. When Rick Perry became the governor of Texas in 2000, the total spending by the Texas state government was approximately $49 billion. Ten years later it was approximately $90 billion. That is not exactly reducing the size of government.
#2 The debt of the state of Texas is out of control. According to usdebtclock.org, the debt to GDP ratio in Texas is 22.9% and the debt per citizen is $10,645. In California (a total financial basket case), the debt to GDP ratio is just 18.7% and the debt per citizen is only $9932. If Rick Perry runs for president these are numbers he will want to keep well hidden.
#3 The total debt of the Texas government has more than doubled since Rick Perry became governor. So what would the U.S. national debt look like after four (or eight) years of Rick Perry?
#4 Rick Perry has spearheaded the effort to lease roads in Texas to foreign companies, to turn roads that are already free to drive on into toll roads, and to develop the Trans-Texas Corridor which would be part of the planned NAFTA superhighway system. If you really do deep research on this whole Trans-Texas Corridor nonsense you will see why no American should ever cast a single vote for Rick Perry.
#5 Rick Perry claims that he has a "track record" of not raising taxes. That is a false claim. Rick Perry has repeatedly raised taxes and fees while he has been governor. Today, Texans are faced with significantly higher taxes and fees than they were before Rick Perry was elected.
#6 Even with the oil boom in Texas, 23 states have a lower unemployment rate than Texas does.
#7 Back in 1988, Rick Perry supported Al Gore for president. In fact, Rick Perry actually served as Al Gore's campaign chairman in the state of Texas that year.
#8 Between December 2007 and April 2011, weekly wages in the U.S. increased by about 5 percent. In the state of Texas they increased by just 0.6% over that same time period.
#9 Texas now has one of the worst education systems in the nation. The following is from an opinion piece that was actually authored by Barbara Bush earlier this year.... •  We rank 36th in the nation in high school graduation rates. An estimated 3.8 million Texans do not have a high school diploma. •  We rank 49th in verbal SAT scores, 47th in literacy and 46th in average math SAT scores. •  We rank 33rd in the nation on teacher salaries.
#10 Rick Perry attended the Bilderberg Group meetings in 2007. Associating himself with that organization should be a red flag for all American voters.
#11 Texas has the highest percentage of workers making minimum wage out of all 50 states.
#12 Rick Perry often gives speeches about illegal immigration, but when you look at the facts, he has been incredibly soft on the issue. If Rick Perry does not plan to secure the border, then he should not be president because illegal immigration is absolutely devastating many areas of the southwest United States.
#13 In 2007, 221,000 residents of Texas were making minimum wage or less. By 2010, that number had risen to 550,000.
#14 Rick Perry actually issued an executive order in 2007 that would have forced almost every single girl in the state of Texas to receive the Gardasil vaccine before entering the sixth grade. Perry would have put parents in a position where they would have had to fill out an application and beg the government not to inject their child with a highly controversial vaccine. Since then, very serious safety issues regarding this vaccine have come to light. Fortunately, lawmakers in Texas blocked what Perry was trying to do. According to Wikipedia, many were troubled when "apparent financial connections between Merck and Perry were reported by news outlets, such as a $6,000 campaign contribution and Merck's hiring of former Perry Chief of Staff Mike Toomey to handle its Texas lobbying work." Rick Perry has a record that should make all Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Independents cringe.
13 posted on 08/12/2011 8:12:07 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Signalman

Rick Perry will say what ever you want to hear..
BUT do what he wants or is expedient as President..

He is slimy and slippery.. all Hat and sun glasses no donkey..
Perry is a clown in the Donkey Rodeo..

Bachmann and Palin are the real deal.. Caine is just looking for some respect..
Maybe 2020 for Caine..


14 posted on 08/12/2011 8:12:25 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Signalman

15 posted on 08/12/2011 8:12:58 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Signalman

Anybody but another establishment monkey!


16 posted on 08/12/2011 8:12:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Signalman

Isn’t Rick Perry in the Mayan Calendar???


17 posted on 08/12/2011 8:13:19 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: Savage Beast

If so, let’s hope he’s a better President than Texas Governor George W. Bush.


Yep!

(Now I’m in for it).


18 posted on 08/12/2011 8:13:26 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Signalman

I dunno. Sarah Palin still has that fire in her belly! And she outdid herself tonight. I can only say, Roh! Roh! Roh!

But should she opt out of the race I will continue to throw the facts out there about my governor to anybody who carries the democrapic propaganda against him, just like I will for Alaska’s Governor who also has a PROVEN record of succeses!

The trash I’ve seen sucked up out of the democrapic propaganda on this site is pathetic! Mostly by those who haven’t a freaking clue about the benefits we in Texas have received from having Rick Perry as our governor!


19 posted on 08/12/2011 8:14:00 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Krankor

You mean THIS Chris Christie??

Chris Christie slams fearmongering over Sharia law

....New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie defended his decision to nominate a Muslim judge to the state Superior Court against conservative critics who warned that the new judge will implement Sharia law. The notoriously blunt-spoken Christie calling their fears “crap” and “crazy.”

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/chris-christie-slams-fearmongering-over-sharia-law-210648303.html


20 posted on 08/12/2011 8:16:32 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Signalman

I think I am down to Perry and Herman Cain,

Perry is the only one that has come out strongly against Global Warming Scams and Herman Cain may be the only one smart enough to turn it into a business decision that can come to a logical conclusion that it is a scam.


21 posted on 08/12/2011 8:16:36 PM PDT by dila813
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To: smoothsailing

LOL - I love that you’ve discovered Agent P. :-D


22 posted on 08/12/2011 8:16:51 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: BereanBrain

And there’s the democrapic propaganda CUT AND PASTED like a professional whacko that operates on the White House website!


23 posted on 08/12/2011 8:18:13 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Signalman
Another TX Governor and a Bush protege. the Bush comparisons will fly fast and furious - hope the GOP is prepared to counter the "Bush III" taunts.

Fair disclosure: I don't live in TX, don't know Perry. If he's the guy running against 0, he's got my vote...

24 posted on 08/12/2011 8:19:25 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Signalman

He has problems with Borders and Islam !


25 posted on 08/12/2011 8:19:40 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: boatbums
The more I've read about him, the more faith I have in him to be a great choice for us.

Obviously you don't read much.

26 posted on 08/12/2011 8:19:53 PM PDT by Orange1998 (Obama also inherited AAA credit rating.)
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To: dila813

Perry/Caine?

Perry/Rubio?

Perry/Bachmann?

Palin/Perry?


27 posted on 08/12/2011 8:19:53 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Signalman
Palin were long in making their up their minds about whether to get into the presidential race.

ONLY according to those who want to CONTROL others! And that is NOT a conservative trait! The more the media and GOP elite yap - the more they expose themselves.

Since Romney isn't flying with the conservatives - the GOP is now using Perry in their 'anyone but SARAH' campaign.
28 posted on 08/12/2011 8:22:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: patriot08

I think maybe they mean pro-Amnesty, pro cap & tax Christie.

I thought enough had been exposed about that RINO that we were done with him. I guess not.


29 posted on 08/12/2011 8:22:04 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: ZOOKER
Another TX Governor and a Bush protege. the Bush comparisons will fly fast and furious - hope the GOP is prepared to counter the "Bush III" taunts.

I haven't made a decision as to whom I'll support yet (although I have already decided who I WON'T - Romney), but I want to point out that there's no love lost between Bush and Perry.

They're not particularly fond of each other.

30 posted on 08/12/2011 8:22:24 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Savage Beast

He was more Conservative as he needed to be...


31 posted on 08/12/2011 8:23:18 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: Allegra

Ain’t he great! What a guy! :o)


32 posted on 08/12/2011 8:23:51 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Allegra

Like you say, the MSM would portray Bush and Perry as blood brothers.


33 posted on 08/12/2011 8:25:11 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: patriot08

Yep. He’d win in a heartbeat. I don’t know anything about this judge but, you know, not all Muslims are bad people. There are Ismaili Muslims who themselves are persecuted by other Muslims for their tolerance to “non-believers”.


34 posted on 08/12/2011 8:25:31 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: BereanBrain

Of course, you know none of that matters now. All that matters is that in the past year ol’ Rick has strapped on his liberty boots, given a speech or two to the Tea Party crowd with guns a’blazin, written a book about his true blue conservatism and had Texas sized prayer meetings. He’s seen the light, I tell ya! He’s born again! Dipped in the blood of Reagan! Hallelulluah! LOL!


35 posted on 08/12/2011 8:27:53 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Free Republic- Still AAA++ rated)
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To: Signalman

Didn’t Perry rate a D+ by Numbers USA on immigration matters?


36 posted on 08/12/2011 8:27:55 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: BereanBrain

Those debt numbers include LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. You’re holding Perry responsible for those?


37 posted on 08/12/2011 8:29:06 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: ZOOKER
Fair disclosure: I don't live in TX, don't know Perry. If he's the guy running against 0, he's got my vote...

Any Republican, even Huntsman, would be vastly better than Obama. When Obama was elected, I said in one sense it was a good thing because he would wake up people instead of McCain dragging the Republican brand through the mud for four years. Fine...the people have learned the lesson, and we can't survive four more years of it.

38 posted on 08/12/2011 8:32:11 PM PDT by ElectronVolt
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To: Allegra
They're not particularly fond of each other.

Did you see the thread the other day where Perry supposedly called Bush for his birthday and then asked his thoughts about him running for President?
39 posted on 08/12/2011 8:32:11 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: Signalman

Anyone is better than Obamageddon, except for maybe Scary Reid or Piglosi.

Perry is better than Romney and can beat him in the primary. I do not want Romney - at nearly all costs - and if it means I support someone who is a tad RINO-esque and is a real leader to get us out of this awful economic mess, then that’s what I’ll do. Romney is just Obama with better hair and smaller ears.


40 posted on 08/12/2011 8:32:56 PM PDT by dajeeps
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To: BereanBrain

This thing has been making the rounds of conservative sites. It was written by a school friend of Hillary Clinton. That will ensure that I totally ignore the piece. I lived in TX, and have voted for Perry three times and will do so again. He is a good Governor and will be a good President. Liberals seem to be posting this over and over. Guess they realize that Perry will beat Obama.


41 posted on 08/12/2011 8:32:59 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: Cheetahcat

He has problems with Borders and Islam !


The two go hand in hand. Muslim terrorists are cozying up with the Drug Cartels, as you know.


42 posted on 08/12/2011 8:33:23 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Signalman; All

Time to draft Palin. Otherwise, we’re done.


43 posted on 08/12/2011 8:34:14 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: Signalman

I have one reason, he can beat Obama. Perry can win over the independents, Palin can’t - it’s that simple.


44 posted on 08/12/2011 8:34:43 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: Signalman
Perry's Record
45 posted on 08/12/2011 8:35:16 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Signalman
I was wrong about Clinton getting a second term. However, I do not think the middle is ready for another Texan.
46 posted on 08/12/2011 8:35:25 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: hosepipe

If perry is so damn terrible, how did our fellow texans elect him so many times? The guy is not perfect, but the attacks are over the top. This is the guy the establishment folks we all despise were trying to oust while the tea party and conservatives came out to support. I hate FR silly season.


47 posted on 08/12/2011 8:35:25 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: smoothsailing

48 posted on 08/12/2011 8:36:02 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: PMAS
Perry can win over the independents,

Really? He's having a hard time winning over conservatives!
49 posted on 08/12/2011 8:38:33 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: PMAS

Perry can win over the independents, Palin can’t - it’s that simple.


Exactly right.


50 posted on 08/12/2011 8:39:00 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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