Skip to comments.Should Perry, Romney team up? (Austin-Boston connection helped JFK's 1960 campaign for WH)
Posted on 06/27/2011 2:54:47 AM PDT by 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.
"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 ...
Why would a strong conservative like Texas Governor Rick Perry drag establishment GOP Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney along for the ride?
Romney is pro choice and believes in global warming.
Perry is pro life and knows global warming is a hoax.
"Romney may fall short, and he could be number two."
He's already number two.
You made me laugh out loud.
If Romney teams with anyone it should be Obama.
I gather that isn’t a pile of peanut butter on that slice of bread.
Jon Huntsman already claimed that spot.
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.
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.
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.
I believe a Perry/Bachman ticket would be more palitable.
uhhhh...thing. It’s morning....I think.
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.
So has Ted Turner and the rest of them.
It's gonna be Perry/Palin. ..some would say Palin/Perry.
Perry = President
Romney = Ambassador to Massachusetts.
As a one time Texas resident and Texan at heart, I ask: Why would ANY conservative consider Perry a “balance” to mittens?
Works for me.