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Posted on 01/18/2012 1:44:31 PM PST by FryingPan101
After listening to Governor Rick Perry on the Sean Hannity Show, I couldn't help but be blown away by his good nature. What a great guy. You can hear in his voice how he has managed to keep his eye on a goal while working with others to achieve it. His respect for his political foes and his understanding of the the whole process inspired me. Naming names and demonstrating professional links to some of his fellow candidates was generous and kind. I'm going to continue to support Governor Perry but I would never encourage him to drop out. He adds too much to the overall debate to just be gone. I disagree with Jim on that issue. I will, however, take Jim's advice and calm down my criticism of other candidates. Governor Perry said they were all good people and I'll take his word for it. May the best man win. Donate to FReeRepublic.
I would support Perry, if he’d consider dropping out and returning to Texas. Not everybody can be president and it’s obvious that his support will not rise much beyond what it is at this point.
That’s not a slam against Perry, but I’d rather not have him be a reason as to why Mitt Romney becomes the Republican nominee.
I like him too. He has my support.
That said I’ll vote for any of them in the general except Ron Paul.
I want a patriot in office.
I don’t think it’s obvious at all, and, while my support for him barely rose to lukewarm at first, compared to the other guys, he’s looking good. I hope he stays in.
I have been a supporter of Rick Perry since the day he entered the presidential race.
Thank you for your support.
The check is in the mail.
- Mitt Romney /s
I support Gov. Perry. This campaign has changed many times almost overnight. Not going to tear the other conservative candidates down - I think they should all stay in as long as they are able. Praying and hoping for the best - but preparing for the worst. I do think the fix is in for a Romney nomination - followed by an Obama victory. God help us.
I also hate the constant bashing of our candidates. I'm not interested in "helping" the other side in any way, shape, or form. Let them do their own dirty work.
I know I'm the only one who feels this way, but then that's me.
Awesome post. If you want to see what a great, down to earth, honest guy he is - watch this interview from Saturday in SC if you get a chance.
Perry is a good man.
“Thank you for your support.
The check is in the mail.
- Mitt Romney /s”
I don’t see that as sarcasm. More like a statement of fact.
I’m sticking with Gov. Perry till the end. (since I find it difficult to not see the others as Beltway insiders.)
Do you really think Newt, Santorum and Paul are outside the Beltway?
He said he could have said it differently. Get over it. Could we just have one thread where Perry supporters can relieve themselves and discuss the good will we feel toward him and how it will translate into support of someone else if necessary. You have absolutely NO idea what “could help conservatism.” Perry dropping out is not the answer. What Governor Perry said on Hannity’s show helped conservatism immensely.
You are much too easily offended. What does that have to do with governing the USA? I am sure by now you have learned the context in which that was said and it should offend no one. Even so, he apologized for it although the apology was completely unnecessary.
I’d rather be the Governor of Texas than the President of the Unites States.
It’s interesting how Rick, Rick and Newt all have kind words for each other...and even for Jon Huntsman & Herman Cain.
I haven’t heard one of them speak kindly of Mitt.
“Perry dropping out is not the answer”
It is THE CONSERVATIVE ANSWER if he drops out tomorrow, endorses the Speaker, and Newt beats Willard the Lib by three points on Saturday.
Perry is honorable and a good man.
Perry and Santorum will both only act as spoilers to give the nomination to Romney.
Santorum won’t drop out because he is an RNC creature. Remember, he threw his support behind Spector. His sole purpose is to draw the evangelical vote.
Accordingly, since Santorum won’t do the honorable thing, as an honorable and good man, Perry should droup out to prevent Romney from getting the nod.
I hope he does not drop out.
I don’t do the drop out whine, but if anybody needs to drop out it’s Santorum.
Perry is the better man. I hope he stays in till Super Tuesday.
I don’t know why you say it’s obvious his support won’t rise.
It’s not obvious to me.
What is obvious is that Santorum and to a lesser degree Newt have the capacity to implode, and then we’ll need someone with no junk in the trunk.
Ummmmm.....Santorum may have won Iowa...no reason for him to drop out yet.
Newt’s been vetted and, even by MSMs research there aren’t any more surprises in store. You and I agree with Santorum. All the latest polls show him having topped out in Iowa and dropping.
I just don’t want Romney to win and all three (Newt, Santorum, and Perry) are splitting the alternative vote, allowing Romney to walk.
“It is THE CONSERVATIVE ANSWER if he drops out tomorrow.”
Clearing my throat. Biting my lip. (Taking a deep breath as I wonder what an rabid, anti-Perry poster from the beginning knows about anything.) Just repeating I vow. I vow. Donate to FReeRepublic.
And Gingrich supported Dede Scozzafava. Santorum, at least, has beaten Gingrich in both states that have voted thus far. I'm supporting Perry, but want to see all candidates stay in the race thru Florida...and then things can be sorted out. If Perry does finish under 10% in SC, then I would say it's time for him to exit.
“You have absolutely NO idea what could help conservatism.”
Would you like to expand on that smart guy? You want to show how your last place candidate sucking votes from viable conservative candidates and letting Romney coast in is good for conservatism?
There will be no “thru Florida.” The winner in SC will probably win in Florida, and judging by the calls I’m getting and the signs I’m seeing (Romney and Paul), that will be Romney.
But some 60+%of the voters don’t want him. So those people have got to get together and vote for one opponent, and the only one who can fight hard enough is Gingrich (who is the leader among them in any case). And then maybe Romney won’t win or will win by only a tiny slice in SC, and the race might still be on.
Offended is not it. The point was that he was undermining his opponents and conservatives in general to defend his confiscating earnings from taxpayers to pay for illegals to get cheap in-state tuition.
I support Perry too, but hey. I supported Fred! in 2008. Sometimes the guy whom I think is the pick of the litter just doesn’t catch on with enough other voters.
Unless Perry really picks up steam in SC, I’m afraid it’s time for him to pack it in.
“Would you like to expand on that smart guy? “
Sure. It’s easy. This campaign is young. The more the public hears Conservative ideas from a variety of attractive Conservative voices, the more the lost citizens of this country may buy into it. I think it’s important. For the sake of future generations as Governor Perry always says. You saying you want one of those great Conservative voices silenced for just a chance that someone else may get his votes is absurd. The sorting will begin soon enough. God only knows what will happen. We have a primary process for a reason. We have a convention for a reason. We need to let it work.
Btw, I’m not a guy.
I completely disagree. The public hearing multiple dissenting conservative voices is no longer going to win this primary and then the election for conservatism. Hearing three minority conservative “voices” while the establishment RINOs capture the majority of votes in primary after primary is going to solidify a liberal POTUS regardless of party affiliation. Perry could have plenty of opportunity to tell of conservatism from several other venues, Palin sure has. But don’t listen to me because you believe that I “have absolutely NO idea what ‘could help conservatism.’”
Excuse me you fool. I am sick and tired of the BS nastiness on Santorum. He has more votes than Perry and that blowhard Newt. If anything, Newt should drop out as he was basically last in two voting cycles already.
“But dont listen to me because you believe that I have absolutely NO idea what could help conservatism.
Whatever. I’m not going to argue who is the best conservative between us. I don’t think there are many dissenting conservative voices. We all basically believe the same thing. I think there are a great many dissenting voices, Conservative or not, about states rights. For God’s sake, if we don’t fight and enforce states rights, what is there? We do need a chief executive who understands that. We don’t have anyone, except Governor Perry, talking about states rights. He’s the whole package having served our country too. There is no way I can change anyone’s mind. He has to do that and if he can’t by just being the best, well, that’s that. You and I have probably said it all. Our brains are just wired differently.
Wow, classy. No wonder people hate Santorum.
A bit over the top I will admit. The reason people don't like Santorum is because people's morals have decayed so much that having a family values candidate no longer matters. They want the guy with ability to sit down with Nancy Pelosi and speak lovingly about Global Warming, a guy with numerous adultery's and divorces, and a guy who hates capitalism. Very sad situation is gong on. At least Sanotrum is winning right now and has his integrity in tact. Something that others don't have.
The reason Santorum won in Iowa is the amount of negative ads against Newt. Nothing negative against Santorum. That should tell you something. They are not afraid of Santorum. I believe that is for a reason. Santorum will never carry the general and everyone knows it. Theres no way this nation is going to turn that far right in one election.
I’ve felt that way about Perry since an interview I saw him do with Wolf Blitzer probably a month ago. It was excellent. Besides everything else, he has a great sense of humor and we need that after 3 years of the bozo.....I’ve been sorry that he hasn’t been able to move up in the polls....I don’t want to see him go but it doesn’t look good at all.
I would have voted for Rick Perry, but my Virginia Massas won’t let me.
“”I’m not interested in “helping” the other side in any way, shape, or form. Let them do their own dirty work.
I know I’m the only one who feels this way, but then that’s me.””
You can count on me!!!! Well said.
Theres no way this nation is going to turn that far right in one election.
Excuse me but we did in 2010 with the House. Conservatives make up 40 percent of the population. Santorum gets that and 11 percent of the Independents which he will, he wins. He will also win by the electoral college getting Ohio and Pennsylvania which will guarantee a win. Too bad that Conservatives on here don’t get that. Oh well, I will just sit back and see another opportunity go out the window. I really don’t want to say “I told you so” in November. Having Newt is too risky. He says some really dumb things and his actions are horrendous. I see that I am losing this argument so I will just see where the chips fall and at least I know I will have my integrity and morals in November 2012. That is something that you or anybody else can take from me and I know I can’t take that from you too. You are raised and learn morals from your parents and sometimes they don’t do a good job. Pity but it is true.
ROFL This site purports to be 100% conservative. See any consensus here? Did you see 100% support for even all of the Republican candidates in 2010?
>> You are raised and learn morals from your parents and sometimes they dont do a good job.<<
How dare you purport to know what my morals are?
“Wow, classy. No wonder people hate Santorum.”
LOL. Classy response.
How dare you purport to know what my morals are?
You have no idea what generalities are. Come on now. You claim to be on this site for awhile and generalities are done all the time. I could not say anything negative about you at all. I don’t know you. And you know that. You are just trying to change the subject.
Hate to say I told you so.
Don’t you love it when people say that.
Because we all LOVE to say I told you so.
Newt wasn’t quite vetted enough. Big scandal coming out from second momma.
Oh, the Women.
Sorry, Perry attacking capitalism and fomenting bigotry against Santorum’s Catholicism is too much. I thought he had a good chance when he entered the race, but he has thoroughly disgraced himself.
Say what? Heres your quote.
>>You are raised and learn morals from your parents and sometimes they dont do a good job. Pity but it is true.<<
That looks rather specific if you ask me.
Good point. And I’m so guilty.
Being really nasty about other candidates is not a good way to attract people to the person you support.
Back in the Cain days, well, ya know Cain hated Perry and a little cadre of Cain supporters would send pings to each other to come on Perry threads and do the nasty on Perry.
You can bet it didn’t induce any of us to take another look at Cain.
At least not a favorable look.
I don’t know who you are for, but Newt was the big voice against Bain and Perry has never attacked capitalism.
Surely you are aware that Perry has fought for business and industry in Texas and has succeeded in bringing business here and helping the business that is here.
I don’t know what you’re talking about with the Catholic stuff. Just yesterday, Perry was defending the Catholic church against attacks by the Obama administration.
I don’t believe you ever liked Perry or you wouldn’t believe such ridiculous lies.
Perry is no good. I’m telling you cut a deal with Romney to stay in the race, He was all set to drop out the night of the Iowa caucus. Then he turns around and says he is going to fight on in SC? Sounds fishy to me! I’m willing to be Romeny called him, asked to stay in in SC to help split the Conservative vote three ways and that would put Willard over the top.
SO if Romney wins SC, wins the nomination and goes on to the White House and you see Rick Perry in his cabinet, you know what happened back in January.
“SO if Romney wins SC, wins the nomination and goes on to the White House and you see Rick Perry in his cabinet, you know what happened back in January.”
Pretty far-fetched. I would expect to see Herman Cain in a Romney Cabinet. I would expect to see Rick Santorum in a Romney Cabinet. I would expect to see Michele Bachman in a Romney cabinet. I would never expect Governor Perry in a Romney cabinet under any circumstances. I don’t think Mitt Romney will win the White House so your assumptions are a moot point.
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