Skip to comments.Rick Perry for President?
Posted on 05/18/2011 10:24:16 AM PDT by pkajj
Perry for POTUS?
Almost a year after rumors flew around Austin about Perrys possible presidential ambitions after a pollster made calls to Iowa testing how a generic, conservative, southern governor would play in that state. Yesterday, the rumors got new life after Real Clear Politics reported that they had three separate sources saying that Perry was nosing around the race for POTUS.
A Texas pol who is close to Perry has been telling a few key strategists that the nations longest-serving governor sees a vacuum and is waiting to be summoned into the race. This source believes that could happen by late summer. Without fellow Southerners Haley Barbour or Mike Huckabee in the race and with Newt Gingrichs early troubles raising further doubts about the current lineup there could be a glaring niche for Perry to fill.
According to another well-connected Republican, at least one Perry confidant has been very quietly making inquiries about the political terrain in the nations first voting state of Iowa. A third Perry associate, RCP has learned, has been heralding a small contingent of Iowans with the time-tested line that is often used by would-be candidates who are leaving their options open: Keep your powder dry.
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born March 4, 1950 in Paint Creek, TX (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Joseph Ray Perry born 1925 in TX
Amelia June Holt born 1928/9 in TX
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Rick Perry is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.
But he’s an Aggie.
Hook ‘em Horns
Thought I read a while back that Perry had no interest in the Presidency.
This should be the FR motto: NOOOOOOOOO!
I like him. He has lots of executive experience, knows how to balance a budget, and talks a good game about Federalism and the states. Got anyone better? And by better I mean someone who can win.
No thank you.
If Perry entered the race, it would be an earthquake. He would be a taller version of Mitch Daniels with hair. In other words, he would have the record of an effective governor but with television presence. Perry's baggage is less toxic than Romney's, and Perry would probably easily take the lead over Romney, Pawlenty, and Huntsman in the the former governor's category.
I think if Daniels doesn't enter the race, there will be an effort to draft Perry.
The MSM would try to tar Perry as "Bush's Lt Governor", but I don't know if that would stick.
On the plus side it would get him out of Texas.
For all his faults, he is looking better all the time as a winner, not a milque toast candidate.
Damn. I held my nose twice and voted for him as governor. I may have to hold my nose once again to vote for him as president.
Rush is on right now talking about Perry. He has been pretty complimentary so far. He says the GOP elites are terrified that Perry will run and they hate him. They have all decided to jam Mitch Daniels down our throats.
I always heard Perry was a RINO and that he championed the Trans Texas Corridor and was invited to the Bilderberger meeting in 2009.
Rush says if Perry gets in the race its a whole new ballgame. He seems to be OK with it.
We’ve had two Presidents of this nation from Texas. Both have been (imho) unmittigated disasters, at least economically. Please tell me how Perry would be better than Bush was, specifically.
The American People are looking for someone with EXECUTIVE experience. The GOP needs to nominate a Governor, a former Governor or Herman Cain.
Perry has lucked out in that he was always better than his opponents, it would be no different if he ran against Obama.
All hat and no cattle. I would be much more impressed if he had deployed the state guard to our border.
“knows how to balance a budget” - I’ll wait till he resolves our current $25 billion (2 year budget cycle) potential deficit before I say he knows how to balance a budget. There’s $9 billion in the rainy day fund that he is not touching...
Better than the alternative, but by no means a great governor. He would be destroyed in a national campaign. I had to hold my nose at the last election and vote for him.
If it wasn’t for the “Bush” name, Jeb would have been a shoo-in to win in 2012.
Sadly, I don’t think Mitch Daniels is viable for the simple reason that short and bald does not sell. Perry has Romney’s looks without the other baggage.
“On the plus side it would get him out of Texas.”
Better than that, he might even let the whole state secede.
You’d be gettin lot of company then.
Or maybe we could get that Kinky guy you got down there in Texas. I mean now that Trump is out. He’d make for good copy.
If my establishment endorsed choices are Romney, Newt, Daniels, Pawlenty and Perry, Perry is my choice - even if he is an Aggie.
If you think that Perry is Romney then you don’t know much about Mitt Romney, no one is a Mitt Romney, there are reasons that Mitt Romney is truly and thoroughly despised by conservatives, and not merely disapproved, or disliked.
See my tagline. Nobody gets my vote just because there’s an “R” behind their name. Because that “R” usually stands for rino.
Perry has a lot of baggage to shed relative to his actions on promoting the North American highway which would allow free access of Mexican trucks into all USA. The most recent example of two truckloads of illegals being prepared to ship into USA is only an indicator of things intended. There is other baggage as to abortion,etc.
Open borders? Check!
Radical abuse of eminent domain? Check!
Goodhair is all set to run against Obama....in the Democrat Primaries.
Unlike you personally, the majority of Freepers don't want people who have a habit of seizing private property through eminent domain and then selling it to developer cronies to win any office.
You made no assertion that you don't know anything about Perry's record, so it is fair to assume you sign off on it.
If you feel that I am being unfair to you in any way, do a key word search on the Trans Texas Corridor. Try TTC.
Personally, I think a Perry presidency would be a repeat of the Bush presidency - for better and worse.
me too. The one thing i can say is if the choice is between him or mittens romney.... I’ll take pecos perry.
Eisenhower was a disaster?
I thought he was also in the pocket of some pharmaceutical company when he tried to force young girls to get immunized.
I haven’t forgiven him for the gardisil mandate... what self rspecting true conservative would ever manadate something like that??
My apologies. Was not aware of Eisenhowers’ home state. Ok, I revise my comment. There have been three Presidents from Texas. TWO have been unmittigated economic disaters, the one that was not was named Eisenhower.
In what way is Perry like Romney? He hasn't pushed for socialized health care, implemented massive tax increases or attended Planned Parenthood fundraisers.
At least give us some facts about Perry and tell us why you don't think he is a solid conservative.
Thank you, and just an FYI George W Bush was born in Connecticut but I concede that he was a product of Texas so your revised statement is dead on.
The greatest President in the last century came hailed from California. Would that make Arnold Schwarzenegger a good candidate if he were eligible for the Presidency?
That right there proves you don't know what you are talking about. Property powners where I'm at have experienced a doubling of taxes on their property's to years in a row. The local tax assessor states that it was done on mandate from Austin.
He was also in the pocket of Merck, attempting to force the Giardasil vaccinations on schoolgirls by executive order.
The difference is that as you said, Romney is evil, and his reasons for his unexplained obsession with the presidency, or politics in general is a danger to us all that goes beyond being insufficiently conservative.
3 Presidents from Texas, whether you mean home of, or born in (Eisenhower, or HW Bush).
The facts are everywhere. He loves amnesty for illegals. He is for the North American Union of US, Mexico and Canada (George Soros’ one world govt.). He loves mandates (Gardasil).
From what I’ve been reading there is some form of Romneycare trying to make its way through the Texas legislature. But since he’s just the governor, I don’t know yet whether he’s directly connected to it or not. I do believe that amnesty and mandates are pretty good RINO indicators.
The Texas legislature is the body that controls taxes in that state.
No, he is not a solid conservative. He’s a George Bush conservative with some Romney on the top.
I noticed Rush was pimping him today, giving him a pass on past amnesty support. No thanks.
Not to worry, Texas is not going to have Romneycare. Texas is also suing Obamacare in the Courts.
Our likely choices suck thus far.
I am not a huge fan of Perry, but
compared to Romney, Newt, and the rest of jokes running for President hes a rock star.
Texas has been voted #1 business climate for the last seven years. .
Texas has been getting all of California’s jobs.
Perry must be doing something right.
We need a good business guy right now.
Perry has proved it.
. Perry has Romneys looks without the other baggage.
Raised on a ranch. Has hair. 6’ tall
Looks presidential- especially after the muzzie
. Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor.
. Pro-life, Pro-guns, pro-spending cuts, pro-business
. He’s an outside-the-Beltway candidate
. Fighting with Obama on many fronts
Google Perry/Obama and you will see he’s been fighting him and his government for the past two years.
. Since Perry has been Governor of Texas, Texas has added more than 850,000 jobs, more than all other states combined. Texas has added over 180,000 jobs since August of 2009.
. There is no such thing as ‘Perrycare’
. According to this web site Texas is #1 this year and last year for business friendly.
Obama would not want not run against a governor that has the BEST business climate in the U.S. when everything else is in a depression.
. He used to be a Democrat. So? So did Reagan.
He refused to raise taxes when Texas faced a record $10 billion budget shortfall in 2003. Instead, he was the first Texas governor since World War II to sign a budget that lowered state spending (and has now done it twice). As governor, Perry has used his line item veto to cut over $3 billion in proposed spending.
In 2005, Perry signed a historic $15.7 billion property tax cut for homeowners and businesses that also included new taxpayer protections against appraisal increases. In 2009, Gov. Perry secured a tax cut for approximately 40,000 small businesses in Texas and protected the Rainy Day Fund for future challenges.
He led the battle to pass the countrys most sweeping lawsuit reforms, closing the door on junk lawsuits that had been making trial lawyers rich while driving countless doctors either out of the state or the profession all together. Since Texas voters approved these reforms, malpractice claims and premiums have fallen and access to healthcare is increasing across the state as doctors have applied in droves to practice in Texas.
. He is not a Ivy League grad
The Bush’s don’t like him
He was an Air Force captain who flew a C-130
. Speaks Spainish. (Odumbo says everybody should speak a foreign language, but he CAN’T)
Won governorship of state with lots of latinos
Americans will get it.
Rick Perry for President.