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Should Perry, Romney team up? (Austin-Boston connection helped JFK's 1960 campaign for WH)
Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2011 | JOE HOLLEY

Posted on 06/27/2011 2:54:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

[BIG Snip]

Jared Woodfill, chairman of the Harris County Republican Party and a Perry supporter, thinks an Austin-Boston connection represents a potentially powerful ticket for his party, but he maintains the roles should be reversed.

"Perry's going to be strong in the primaries," he said last week. "Romney may fall short, and he could be number two. Gov. Perry has a very strong record as governor of Texas that will play strong across the country. I think he'll beat Romney in the primaries."

Romney falling short is a possibility, political scientist Jillson says, noting that Republicans usually nominate the person next in the line of succession - Romney in 2012 - "but this isn't a normal Republican year. It's conceivable that a tea party candidate could it take it from him."

If...former Massachusetts governor survives a minefield of primaries dominated by tea party activists, he is likely to look to the South for his vice-presidential nominee. Perry would bring obvious advantages to the ticket, including a stump style that's more engaging and natural than the public Romney's Dudley Do-Right rectitude.

Perry also could help inoculate Romney against the religious right's lingering suspicion of Mormonism. Half a century ago, polls showed that 25 percent of the American electorate would never vote for a Catholic president, and yet those numbers fell into the single digits almost immediately after Kennedy's election.

...The Mormon issue has not yet subsided. When the late Michigan Gov. George Romney, the current candidate's father, ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968, a solid 20 percent of the electorate said they could never put a Mormon in the White House;..

An outspokenly evangelical running mate - one who's planning a national day of prayer and fasting later this summer in Houston - could help mute that concern.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


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I didn't write it.

Why would a strong conservative like Texas Governor Rick Perry drag establishment GOP Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney along for the ride?

1 posted on 06/27/2011 2:54:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

NO.

Romney is pro choice and believes in global warming.

Perry is pro life and knows global warming is a hoax.


2 posted on 06/27/2011 3:03:06 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

"Romney may fall short, and he could be number two."

He's already number two.

3 posted on 06/27/2011 3:04:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


4 posted on 06/27/2011 3:07:42 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

You made me laugh out loud.


5 posted on 06/27/2011 3:16:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: JaneNC
Rick Perry: Al Gore's gone to Hell
6 posted on 06/27/2011 3:18:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If Romney teams with anyone it should be Obama.


7 posted on 06/27/2011 3:20:07 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I gather that isn’t a pile of peanut butter on that slice of bread.


8 posted on 06/27/2011 3:21:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
If Romney teams with anyone it should be Obama.

Jon Huntsman already claimed that spot.

9 posted on 06/27/2011 3:23:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gardasil-Perry is NOT a conservative.

Like RomneyCARE, fascism is their FIRST CONCERN
for BIG PHARMA.

Like Romney, Gardasil-Perry makes $$$$$$
from taking away freedom.


10 posted on 06/27/2011 3:40:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOL. Without my glasses, the link on the article looked like “Hussein Chronicle”. Then the article sounded like it. It would be hussein’s dream ticket. Good think Rick Perry isn’t as stupid as the guy who wrote this crap.


11 posted on 06/27/2011 3:49:07 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Sarah Palin is the mirror by which evil reflects back upon itself until consumed out of existence)
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To: Diogenesis

Houston Chronicle - Liberals never give up. Romney is not a favorite with the right in the party and unlike libs, Repubs more often than not leave religion out of the equation. Perry has a lot of appeal and could win. Libs should go back into their toiletbowl cities of D.C., Chicago, Houston, NYC, etc. breeding their contempt and leave the healthy minds (Recently in the news) of the countryside to chose for themselves.


12 posted on 06/27/2011 3:50:19 AM PDT by yorkie01
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I believe a Perry/Bachman ticket would be more palitable.


13 posted on 06/27/2011 3:51:25 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: MestaMachine

uhhhh...thing. It’s morning....I think.


14 posted on 06/27/2011 3:51:29 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Sarah Palin is the mirror by which evil reflects back upon itself until consumed out of existence)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Tell me again how Romney and McCain differ?

Romney is a RINO.

If we are going to try to save this country, we need a hardcore conservative who does not try to get along with liberals and leftists, who are the enemy.

It’s going to be just about impossible to fix the economic mess that the communists/socialists have caused. The American people do not have the backbone to endure the “austerity” we are going to face for at least 10 years to get back to true prosperity. It will take a series of very committed constitutionalists and free-market supporters.

Frankly, I don’t see it happening. But if it is going to happen, we need eight years of a strong, in-your-face conservative that can pull us through this.

A RINO will not do. And the left will pin the economic failure on that RINO, the GOP, and the “conservatives” that voted for the RINO.


15 posted on 06/27/2011 3:57:46 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So has Ted Turner and the rest of them.
CRAZIES


16 posted on 06/27/2011 4:05:48 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Do the Libs at The Comical even mention Sarah Palin.

It's gonna be Perry/Palin. ..some would say Palin/Perry.

17 posted on 06/27/2011 4:08:53 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Fine.
Perry = President
Romney = Ambassador to Massachusetts.


18 posted on 06/27/2011 4:21:17 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As a one time Texas resident and Texan at heart, I ask: Why would ANY conservative consider Perry a “balance” to mittens?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2739969/posts


19 posted on 06/27/2011 4:21:31 AM PDT by plsjr (<>< ... HIS will be done! (http://NewSpring.cc/webservice - Biblical Nourishment))
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To: Carl LaFong

Works for me.


20 posted on 06/27/2011 4:25:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Anyone who thinks Mitt will accept the slot currently held by Joe the drunk Biden is nuts.

I will NOT support RINO Romney under any circumstances.
NO RINOs.


21 posted on 06/27/2011 4:26:24 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: MestaMachine
LOL. Without my glasses, the link on the article looked like “Hussein Chronicle”.

Great line.

Great point.

Crappy paper.

22 posted on 06/27/2011 4:26:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
"If Romney teams with anyone it should be Obama."

OR, the media's dream team...Romney/Huntsman

23 posted on 06/27/2011 4:27:28 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Jon Huntsman already claimed that spot."

You, know...I would not be surprised to see ol'Joe thrown over the side and an OBozo/Huntsman ticket come to the surface.

24 posted on 06/27/2011 4:30:04 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why would a strong conservative like Texas Governor Rick Perry drag establishment GOP Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney along for the ride?


Come on! You know the answer: It’s Romney’s turn. At least if he can’t be “Top Dog” he can be second. Then, the GOP will insure that “his turn” will come at the end of Perry’s era.

It’s a Romney family heritage and it’s HIS TURN!


25 posted on 06/27/2011 4:35:51 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Tell me again how Romney and McCain differ?

Romney never was a U.S. Senator.

Though he ran for the Mass seat against Ted Kennedy:

"....Romney had been thinking about entering politics for a while. He decided to take on longtime incumbent Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy, who was more vulnerable than usual in 1994 – in part because of the unpopularity of the Democratic Congress as a whole and also because this was Kennedy's first election since the William Kennedy Smith trial in Florida, in which Kennedy had taken some public relations hits regarding his character. Romney changed his affiliation from Independent to Republican in October 1993 and formally announced his candidacy in February 1994. He stepped down from his position at Bain Capital during the run. Romney came from behind to win the Massachusetts Republican Party's nomination for U.S. Senate after buying substantial television time to get out his message, gaining overwhelming support in the state party convention, and then defeating businessman John Lakian in the September 1994 primary with over 80 percent of the vote. In the general election, Kennedy faced the first serious re-election challenger of his career in the young, telegenic, and very well-funded Romney.

Romney ran as a fresh face, as a successful entrepreneur who stated he had created ten thousand jobs, and as a Washington outsider with a strong family image and moderate stands on social issues. Romney stated: "Ultimately, this is a campaign about change." After two decades out of public view, his father George re-emerged during the campaign as well. Romney's campaign was effective in portraying Kennedy as soft on crime, but had trouble establishing its own positions in a consistent manner.

By mid-September 1994, polls showed the race to be approximately even. Kennedy responded with a series of attack ads, which focused both on Romney's seemingly shifting political views on issues such as abortion and on the treatment of workers at a paper products plant owned by Romney's Bain Capital. Kennedy and Romney held a widely watched late October debate without a clear winner, but by then Kennedy had pulled ahead in polls and stayed ahead afterward. Romney spent over $7 million of his own money, with Kennedy spending more than $10 million from his campaign fund, mostly in the last weeks of the campaign (this was the second-most expensive race of the 1994 election cycle, after the Dianne Feinstein–Michael Huffington Senate race in California).

In the November general election, despite a disastrous showing for Democrats overall, Kennedy won the election with 58 percent of the vote to Romney's 41 percent, the smallest margin in Kennedy's eight re-election campaigns for the Senate. Source

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ROMNEY can get elected ONLY with massive influxes of money and against a weak opponent -- he is not a natural born leader nor does he possess a winning personality.

26 posted on 06/27/2011 4:46:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: DH
.......it’s HIS TURN!

He HAD his turn.

27 posted on 06/27/2011 4:47:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: harpu
...OBozo/Huntsman....

The "unity" ticket.

28 posted on 06/27/2011 4:50:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Why would a strong conservative like Texas Governor Rick Perry drag establishment GOP Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney along for the ride?

1. He's not a strong conservative. Saying the right things at election time does not a conservative make. ACTIONS speak louder than pretty hair and pretty words.

2. The GOP-E crowd would love to have Romney first. Perry is nothing other than the establishment groping around for a candidate that they can SELL to conservatives without actually having to deal with a conservative President once elected. Either way, the same group of people hawking the same pair of goods. It wouldn't surprise me at all if either of them got that far - to bring the other along.

3. Someone here at FR recently suggested that those of us in Texas that aren't smitten by Perry act like he's as bad as one of the Maine Senate twins. My take on that is that IF Perry were running in Maine, he WOULD sound just like them. Texas is far more conservative, so, if you're going to talk the talk in Texas, it's going to sound more Conservative. Perry fits that bill. He just doesn't walk the walk. That's the problem.

29 posted on 06/27/2011 4:53:16 AM PDT by ziravan (Are you better off now than you were 7 Trillion Dollars ago?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Birds of a feather. Mitt Romneycare and former democrat Rick Perry have a lot of positions in common. Both the taxechussettes RINO and the former Al Gore campaign manager from Texas are running on platitudes while trying to dodge their records.


30 posted on 06/27/2011 4:53:42 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Joe Boucher

“.....Which brings us to Mitt Romney. And all those other RINO type quasi-ecotards of his ilk who imagine, somehow, that by positioning themselves in the middle they’re going to achieve the kind of consensus that will keep everyone happy.

“Suppose,” Romney is saying, “We just put a tiny bit of dog poop in the yogurt and mix it up with the fruit and the plain. That would work, wouldn’t it?”

No it wouldn’t. And even if half our political class don’t yet understand why it wouldn’t, an increasing number of the people who vote for them very much can.

The public understand that if there is no remotely convincing, proven link between Anthropogenic CO2 emissions and catastrophic climate change then there is absolutely no point in politicians formulating major, economy-destroying, landscape-blighting, liberty-crushing, tax-raising policy decisions on the basis that there is. Period.

More than that, as I argue in my new book Watermelons – yes, also available on Amazon – environmentalism is not some side issue which politicians can heed or ignore at their leisure: it is, in fact, probably THE most strategically vital political battleground of our age, the Helm’s Deep of Western Civilisation......”

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100093953/does-mitt-romney-prefer-dog-poop-yogurt/


31 posted on 06/27/2011 4:57:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Perry/Bachman (yes), Perry/Palin(yes), Palin/Perry(YES), Perry/Cain (yes), Cain/Perry(yes).

But Perry/Romney (NO, NO, NO, NO)

32 posted on 06/27/2011 5:00:01 AM PDT by comps4spice (Liberalism is a threat to life and liberty in the USA.)
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To: MrEdd
The Empty Feed Bag Blues

When I get up for breakfast
There's no oats in the the bin
Cause every thing is going out
and nothin's comin' in

Believe me when I tell you
I have heard the news
I got those empty feed bag
empty feed bag blues

My pretty filly told me
to stay away tonight
cause all that I bring with me
is a healthy appetite

Why am I so unlucky
me with four horse shoes
I got those empty feed bag
empty feed bag blues

33 posted on 06/27/2011 5:02:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney would need Perry more than Perry (barring a significant flub) would need Romney.

With Romney on the same ticket, both would then have to be trying to explain why Romneycare-good, Obamacare-bad.


34 posted on 06/27/2011 5:16:33 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Diogenesis; All

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Freepers, don’t you think it more sensible to trust what the Conservative icons have to say about Perry?

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor-. She recently restated that she likes Perry.

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate. http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

>Michael Reagan praises Perry:
“If you don’t believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas.
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s..
In short, Reagan Revolution is alive and well - deep in the heart of Texas.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/24/reagans-vision-lives-on-in-texas/?page=1

>Ted Nugent is a close friend and supporter.

Don’t you think it more sensible to trust what numerous politicians and scholars have said about Rick Perry than some haters on FR?

VISIT THIS SITE

Read the official statements of dozens of Perry’s fellow politicians and scholars (both Democrats and Republicans) have had to say about Rick Perry: http://www.politico.com/arena/archive/rick-perry-for-president-in-2012.html

All (including Democrat opponents) have called him a staunch Conservative, and not one of the dozens issuing opinions has mentioned the vaccine or TTC.
Apparently they don’t consider these things an issue. They DID mention Perry threatening to secede from the unionas a strike against him.
What Perry actually said; “You know, my hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention,” Perry continued. “We’ve got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what may come out of that? So. But Texas is a very unique place and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

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35 posted on 06/27/2011 5:34:52 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why not?? The Dukakis-Bentsen ticket was a real winner. /dripping sarcasm


36 posted on 06/27/2011 5:37:50 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: patriot08

patriot08, you have a problem.

Despite your false statements,
Gov. Sarah Palin and Rush have not “endorsed”
Gardasil-Perry (Open-Border Perry) for POTUS.

True, he has the endorsements of
Michael Reagan and Politico like you post,
but that is hardly a foundation of CONSERVATISM.

NO SALE on your open-border Romney-supporting RINO.


37 posted on 06/27/2011 5:43:02 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis

Nice try.
I said Sarah endorced Perry for GOVERNOR- which she did.
I said she stated she liked him- which she did.

I said Rush said Perry was his ‘dream candidate’- which he did:
http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/


38 posted on 06/27/2011 5:48:42 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think they should. They’d be a great team on “dancing with the stars”. But who would take the lead part. Mit or Per.


39 posted on 06/27/2011 5:50:53 AM PDT by Pit1 ( Waiting for Sarah to raise the excitement to a fever pitch and send bozo packing.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All

From The Daily Kos:

Sun Jun 26, 2011 at 10:54 AM PDT.

Why Rick Perry is Very Very Scary

(Exerpts)

If you are not concerned about Perry running on the Texas job creation numbers that the Dallas Fed officially reported, look below the squiggly thing and consider the remarks in a speech to a local Dallas trade group by Richard W. Fischer, President of the Dallas Fed, in which he squarely credits Texas job growth to Perry’s insane, laissez faire Republican agenda of no taxes, no services and no regulation and corporate supremacy in all things.

He’s (Perry) the kind of candidate to whom everyday Americans can relate. He has an abundance of political skills, which explains why this career politician has never lost an election. He is affable, charming and a great campaigner.

Rick Perry is coming. Rick Perry is a sitting Governor in a state that can be portrayed as thriving in an election focused on jobs. the economy and the validity of Republican governing philosophy. Rick Perry will storm to the Republican nomination with his jobs record, political skill and impeccable Tea Party credentials. Rick Perry is playing the ant in a Texas remake of Aesop’s Fable, The Grasshopper and the Ant, but Winter won’t come until after the 2012 election. Rick Perry is very very scary.

If you’re not scared yet, consider these remarks from one of the debunkers of Perry’s economic record who, as a newspaper reporter and columnist in Dallas, knows the Governor very well:

__________

From the Kos forum:

And Perry also has (2+ / 0-)
Recommended by:cassandracarolina, LeftOfYou
the bona fides to bring out all of the religious conservative vote in a way that Romney or Pawlenty never could. He’s got enough Huckabee in him.

by Leap Year on Sun Jun 26, 2011 at 12:26:16 PM PDT

Koz readers took a poll:
Rick Perry in 2012?

He’s Bush Lite; no worries.
4% 5 votes
He’s far too extreme for a general election; no worries.
11% 12 votes
He’s a contender, but very beatable.
19% 21 votes
If he runs strong in the Midwest, he’ll be trouble for Obama.
14% 16 votes
Perry is scary; he could win with enough corrupt corporate lies and attacks.
38% 41 votes
Inaugurate him now and save all the trouble.
11% 12 votes

| 107 votes | Vote | Results | Vote

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/26/988522/-Why-Rick-Perry-is-Very-Very-Scary?via=tag


40 posted on 06/27/2011 5:52:39 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: All

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Compared to Romney, Newt, Huntsman and the rest of JOKES running for President, governor Rick Perry is a rock star.
We need somebody who can WIN this thing. That means somebody with cross-over appeal, which our Palen, Bachmann and Cain (no matter how much we love them) simply do not have.

Until 1989, Rick Perry was a conservative Democrat. He switched parties as, like many Democrats including Ronald Reagan and Phil Gramm, he saw that party moving farther and farther to the left. Under Perry’s decade as governor, hundreds of Texas Democrats have followed his lead and become Republicans. As a former Democrat, Perry can speak to that swath of his former party that has become disenchanted with their party as President Obama has taken it even farther to the left, in a way that few Republicans can. He can also speak well and credibly to all wings of the national GOP, from the fiscal cons to the social cons to the libertarian set.
He would appeal to all segments of the Republican electorate and would come armed with a record of economic success and a commitment to liberty that no other contender can match.

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.

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CONSERVATIVE ICONS SUPPORT PERRY:

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor.
Recently restated that she likes Perry

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate.
http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

>Michael Reagan praises Perry:
“If you don’t believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas.
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s..
In short, Reagan Revolution is alive and well - deep in the heart of Texas.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/24/reagans-vision-lives-on-in-texas/?page=1

>Ted nugent is a close friend and supporter.

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>Pro-life, Pro-guns, pro-spending cuts, pro-business

>He’s an outside-the-Beltway candidate

>He is not a Ivy League grad

>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)

>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.

>PERRY ISSUES OBAMA A COUPLE OF BIG FUBOs:

1. “Texas to Allow Regular Incandescent Bulbs”
Reports are the governor will sign Bill HB2510 by June 19th.
Bill HB2510 allows for the manufacture and sale of incandescent light bulbs otherwise banned in federal legislation of 2007, applicable from 1 January 2012 onwards.
The legality, at least in the way the proposed law is framed, has apparently been cleared with the US Attorney General’s office.
The Bill has already passed in both House and Senate with overwhelming support.
While Texas has no current manufacture, relevant parties are being invited to restart it.
Texas has been a leading US state in providing new local jobs, and this is seen as a further contributive measure.
http://freedomlightbulb.blogspot.com/2011/06/texas-to-allow-incandescent-light-bulbs.html

2.Perry Adds TSA Anti-Groping Bill to Call
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/tea-party/updated-perry-adds-tsa-anti-groping-bill-to-call/ ^

Gov. Rick Perry this evening announced the addition of TSA anti-groping legislation to the agenda for the special legislative session. In a statement, he said lawmakers could consider legislation “relating to the prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression on those seeking access to public buildings and transportation.”

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>There is no such thing as ‘Perrycare’

>Signed into law sonogram and explanation by physician before abortion

>Signed into law, photo ID ident to vote

>Perry did not apply for federal “Race to the Top” education funds because he said it would force national standards upon Texas.

>He has vetoed a record 248 bills, including dozens after the 2001 session, angering many lawmakers.

>He said last year that President Barack Obama was “hell-bent” on turning America into a socialist country.

>Won governorship of state with lots of latinos

>He used to be a Democrat. So? So did Reagan.

>The Bush’s don’t like him

>He has NEVER lost an election, including an elementary school contest for “king” of the Paint Creek School Carnival. He secured that win by handing out pennies for votes.

>Perry has degree in animal science from Texas A&M University

>He is an Eagle Scout and wrote a book about the Boy Scouts, ‘On My Honor’.
Rick Perry uses the Boy Scouts to draw a battle line in what he considers a “culture war,” defending them against the American Civil Liberties Union and what he sees as a moral struggle for the country’s future.
The book also traces a 30-year history of litigation involving the Scouts — most of which they won — which Perry considers an attack on traditional values and faith in God.

Perry targets the ACLU as the primary force behind a leftist push to accept homosexuality and challenge Scouting’s duty to God.
http://www.rickperry.org/media/perrys-new-book-supports-boy-scouts-attacks-aclu

>Perry has a reputation for not sweating

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>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.

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>According to this web site Texas is #1 this year and last year for business friendly.
http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business
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 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.

>For seven years running, CEOs polled by Chief Executive magazine have rated Texas first in business development and job growth. Texas boasts 58 Fortune 500 companies — more than any other state.

>As America’s No. 1 exporting state, Texas shipped $206.6 billion in goods abroad last year, composing 16 percent of America’s $1.28 trillion in exports. California’s $14.4 billion in exports ranked it second, with 11.2 percent of U.S. outflow.

>Texas’ achievements so stunned Gavin Newsom, California’s Democratic lieutenant governor, that he flew a delegation to Austin last May to ask Perry how he lures defectors from the Golden State.

>Of the 70 companies that fled California in 2011, the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund reported last April, 14 relocated to Texas — these exiles’ primary destination.
http://www.news-herald.com/articles/2011/06/21/opinion/nh4142489.txt

>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 country’s 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.

>Perry is also known for his socially conservative views on homosexuality, and he opposes same sex marriage. He condemned the United States Supreme Court decision in Lawrence vs. Texas, which struck down a Texas sodomy law. He called the law “appropriate”

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ABORTION:

>Perry is pro-life and opposes government funding for elective abortions. In 2005, Perry, a social conservative, signed a bill that limited late-term abortions and required girls under the age of 18 who procure abortions to notify their parents. Perry signed the bill in the gymnasium of Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Worth, an evangelical Christian school.

>Perry signed into law a bill requiring a sonogram and doctor’s explanation before granting an abortion

>In 2005, Perry signed a new law that requires minor girls to receive parental consent before getting an abortion. This law strengthens a parental notification law Perry supported as Lt. Gov. in 1999, which
helped reduce teen abortions by 26 percent.
Perry has also signed a ban on third trimester abortions, a ban on tax dollars being used to support abortion facilities, a prenatal protection act that protects
unborn children from assault, and an informed consent law that helps expectant mothers better understand the risks and consequences of abortion. Perry supports a ban on human cloning and will veto any
legislation that provides state dollars for embryonic stem cell research, a process that ends a human life.
Perry urges to keep up pressure to roll back the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion until “Roe v. Wade is nothing but a shameful footnote in our nation’s history books.

>Perry, a frequent critic of the federal government, also bashed President Barack Obama for his administration’s policy allowing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, saying he was deeply disturbed by studies that turn “the remains of unborn children into nothing more than raw material.”

>Perry has faulted Obama for reversing the so-called “Mexico City policy” that banned giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about abortions. Obama struck down the policy during his first week in office, saying it was too broad and undermined family planning in developing countries.
Under Obama “our federal tax dollars can now be used to fund abortion all over the world. With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export,” Perry said.

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IMMIGRATION:

>Perry adds immigration issues to lawmaker session
Perry wants passage of a measure requiring every person arrested to be run through the federal immigration databases as part of the Secure Communities program. He also wants to provide the state Department of Public Safety with the authority to make sure someone is in the U.S. legally before issuing a driver’s license.

>These measures, along with a ban on sanctuary cities, would “provide a clear message that Texas will not turn a blind eye to those breaking our laws,” Perry said in a statement.
“Texas owes it to the brave law enforcement officials, who put their lives on the line every day to protect our families and communities, to give them the discretion they need to adequately do their jobs,” Perry said.
http://www.rickperry.org/media-articles/perry-adds-immigration-issues-lawmakers-agenda-0?amp

>Gov. Perry has made numerous requests of the federal govt. to enforce the border in Texas including handing President Obama a letter in person when he landed in Dallas last year.
(Obama insulted governor Perry when he turned away and Perry had to hand the letter on the illegals issue to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. Obama declined to personally accept it.)

>Gov. Perry refuses to meet/greet Obama in May 2011 at El Paso during his Texas tour.
Perry later declared, “If he wanted to meet, I was in Austin.

>Perry signed into law photo ID required before voting.

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CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS BELIEFS:

In what was described as a “God and country” sermon at the Cornerstone church in San Antonio, attended by Perry and other mostly Republican candidates, the Rev. John Hagee stated, “If you live your life and don’t confess your sins to God Almighty through the authority of Christ and His blood, I’m going to say this very plainly, you’re going straight to hell with a nonstop ticket.”
Perry was asked if he agreed with those comments and said, “It is my faith, and I’m a believer of that.”[39] Perry went on to say that there was nothing in the sermon that he took exception with.
Humorist and entertainer Kinky Friedman, the Jewish independent candidate for governor in the 2006 election, said, “He doesn’t think very differently from the Taliban, does he?” Carole Keeton Strayhorn disagreed with Perry’s comments, and Democrat Chris Bell said that one who is in public office should “respect people of all faiths and denominations”.
Conservatives then responded, arguing that Perry had a right to his religious beliefs, and that he was not disrespecting Americans of other religious convictions. While visiting Israel in August 2009, Perry gave an interview to the Jerusalem Post in which he affirmed his support for Israel from his religious background, “I’m a big believer that this country was given to the people of Israel a long time ago, by God, and that’s ordained.”

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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:

>Perry does not believe there is valid scientific proof of anthropogenic global warming. He has said several times that there is no scientific consensus on the issue.[69] In a September 7, 2007, speech to California Republicans, Perry said, “Virtually every day another scientist leaves the global warming bandwagon. ... But you won’t read about that in the press because they have already invested in one side of the story.”

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MISC:
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>He played quarterback on the six-man football team for the Paint Creek Pirates. He also played basketball and ran track.

>He’s a runner and triathlete.

>He is an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.

>He plays the drums. At a January 2005 inaugural party in Washington, he played with ZZ Top in front of 2,000 people

>Perry has Romney’s looks without the other baggage.
Raised on a ranch.
Has hair.
6’ tall- presidential (especially after Obama)

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PERRY TRASHING:

Anytime governor Rick Perry is mentioned, Free Republic seems to turn into something resembling Democratic Underground.
Posts regarding Perry are peppered with profanity, vulgarity and downright fabrications- the likes of which is seldom seen on Free Republic.
This is hardly in the best interests of our Conservative agenda. The Loony Left does not need any help from us in
character assassination of our Conservatives.

This Perry trashing comes from the Ron ‘truther’ Paul nuts, Debra Medina sour grapers and the resident FR Libs- and I suspect, over zealous Sarah Palin supporters and a few Bachmann supporters.
(I love Sarah and Michelle Bachmann as much as anyone else, but we MUST face reality when it comes to our beautiful Conservative ladies’ chances of winning this thing!)

Freepers, don’t you think it more sensible to trust what the Conservative icons have to say about Perry?

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor-. She recently restated that she likes Perry.

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate. http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

>Michael Reagan praises Perry:
“If you don’t believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas.
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s..
In short, Reagan Revolution is alive and well - deep in the heart of Texas.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/24/reagans-vision-lives-on-in-texas/?page=1

>Ted Nugent is a close friend and supporter.

Don’t you think it more sensible to trust what numerous politicians and scholars have said about Rick Perry than some haters on FR?

VISIT THIS SITE

Read the official statements of dozens of Perry’s fellow politicians and scholars (both Democrats and Republicans) have had to say about Rick Perry: http://www.politico.com/arena/archive/rick-perry-for-president-in-2012.html

All (including Democrat opponents) have called him a staunch Conservative, and not one of the dozens issuing opinions has mentioned the vaccine or TTC.
Apparently they don’t consider these things an issue. They DID mention Perry threatening to secede from the unionas a strike against him.
What Perry actually said; “You know, my hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention,” Perry continued. “We’ve got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what may come out of that? So. But Texas is a very unique place and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

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>Americans WILL get it:
>Better looking
>Better record
>Rick Perry for President.

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41 posted on 06/27/2011 5:59:06 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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42 posted on 06/27/2011 5:59:59 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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(RICK PERRY CAMPAIGN)
Rick Perry served in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Texas A&M. He considered a
career as a pilot for Southwest Airlines but decided to return to his family's farm in Haskell
County, where he launched his political career as a Democrat. Perry switched to the GOP
while in the Texas House, before running for agriculture commissioner.

43 posted on 06/27/2011 6:02:23 AM PDT by deport
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To: patriot08; deport; All
Rick Perry knocks George W. Bush, Mitt Romney for 'big government' policies [snip] “The health care plan out of Massachusetts, I would suggest to you, is too much the like the health care plan passed out of Washington,” Perry said, succinctly voicing one of the chief difficulties former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney faces in the upcoming GOP primary.

[snip]

The former president — now in the midst of a media tour for a book of his own — “missed some opportunities to send some good messages to a Congress that was spending too much money, frankly, on programs that we can't afford and don't need,” Perry said.

In his new jeremiad against federal power, “Fed Up!” the governor is even tougher as he takes aim at unnamed “old-guard Republicans” who “enable the statists.”

“They cowardly and selfishly empower themselves politically by compromising liberty issue by issue, often selling principle for a bridge, a museum or some building named after them back in their home district or state,” writes Perry in the 187-page polemic.

Such language is evocative of the tea party movement, the spirit of which Perry captured en route to a crushing primary victory over Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and an equally triumphant win last week over former Houston Mayor Bill White…..”

44 posted on 06/27/2011 6:15:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Jared Woodfill, chairman of the Harris County Republican Party and a Perry supporter, thinks an Austin-Boston connection represents a potentially powerful ticket for his party, but he maintains the roles should be reversed. “

Sounds like Houston better be replacing the chairman !!


45 posted on 06/27/2011 6:39:21 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Pit1; comps4spice; All
Perry Awarding Iraqi Service Medals

Texas Marines

Gov. Rick Perry participates in ceremonies at Camp Mabry to redesignate the 49th Armored Division as the 36th Infantry Division. The former 49th Armored Division, which consists of approximately 12,000 soldiers, makes up almost two-thirds of the Texas National Guard. The division's redesignation as the 36th Infantry Division is part of the Texas Army National Guard's transition from a heavy armored force to a more versatile infantry force.

Texas Gov. Perry receives a warm greeting from Ghazni Provincial Governor Dr. Usman Usmani at the flight line minutes after landing at Forward Operating Base Ghazni by UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Perry led a delegation of four other governors to visit

Lt. Col. Thomas J. Kleis (R) briefs Texas Gov. Rick Perry (C) as Command Sgt. Maj. Peter P.A. Collins (L) listens on the intelligence gathering successes the 636th Military Intelligence Battalion has achieved during their last six months of duty in

Texas Gov. Rick Perry stands with Texas service members from the 636th Military Intelligence Battalion, 71st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and the 136th Military Police Battalion on July 20th under the Texas flag he presented to the 636th.

Rick Perry served in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Texas A&M

C-130 Rick Perry: He flew the world before politics

Rank: Retired as a captain

Hometown: Haskell

Crew job: C-130 aircraft commander

Served in the Air Force: 1972 to 1977

Dyess AFB tour: March 4, 1974, to Feb. 28, 1977

His story: Way back before he was governor of Texas, Rick Perry had two choices as a young member of the Air Force.

He could either follow his dream and work toward becoming an instructor pilot in the sleek T-38, or he could fly the hulking C-130, planes that affectionately were referred to as "trash haulers" by Perry and his cohorts.

"It was one of the great adventures of my life," Perry said. "I had a fairly pedestrian life until I was 23 years old."

Perry could count on one hand the number of trips he had taken out of his home state by the time he graduated from Texas A&M University, but everything changed when he joined the Air Force.

Flying C-130s, Perry lived in Germany and Saudi Arabia. He flew in Central and South America, North Africa and all over Europe.

"I saw all of these different types of governments and I made the connections to how the people acted and looked, and it became abundantly clear to me that, at that particular point in time, that America was this very unique place and that our form of democracy was very rare," Perry said. " ... That was the greatest gift I received from my years of being in the military, and they really shaped my outlook on the rest of my life."

Perry retired from the Air Force in 1977 — but not without one last adventure. [snip]

46 posted on 06/27/2011 6:45:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am sick and tired of Romney being thrown in my face! I cannot stand the man and wouldn’t vote for him as a dog catcher.


47 posted on 06/27/2011 7:27:40 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: Pilated

Ditto. I won’t vote for Romney under any circumstances for the same reason I wouldn’t vote for McCain. I’d rather have a real, honest to goodness socialist in the office and see the country destroyed, than see a real, honest to goodness socialist DRESSED UP AS A CONSERVATIVE in the office and see the country destroyed.

Romney is a false flag operation. Without him, there’d be no Obamacare. That’s a fact. That he won’t disavow it makes him UNQUALIFIED for the job. Next candidate.


48 posted on 06/27/2011 7:37:00 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Joe Boucher

I guess they think if Nixon could pick Henry Cabot Lodge, anyone else could run with MA Mittens. Wonder who gave Nixon the idea of Lodge in the first place; he had actually though of Ford in 1960.


49 posted on 06/27/2011 7:44:46 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: RinaseaofDs

What you are forgetting is that the Republican Party is full of “nervous nellies” who think Romney is conservative, and “it’s his turn.”


50 posted on 06/27/2011 7:46:00 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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