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Perry and Bachmann on GOP Ticket?
Christian Post ^ | 7-18-2011 | Paul Stanley

Posted on 07/18/2011 7:40:25 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Perry and Bachmann on GOP Ticket?

By Paul Stanley | Christian Post Reporter

July 18,2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry seems to be getting closer to entering the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is already a committed candidate and in all respects, has earned “frontrunner” status.

This leads many political analyst and pundits to wonder: Could Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann be the ideal “Dream Team” for Republicans in 2012?

Perry successful executive experience, combined with Bachmann’s conservative legislative credentials could make an interesting combination, but could present some challenges at the same time.

Kyle Kondik, a political analyst at the University of Virginia, works with Dr. Larry Sabato and has been following the presidential race closely.

“The Republicans aren’t going to have a problem motivating the base in 2012, so that’s not the issue,” said Kondik. “The Democrats love to paint Republicans as extremists so the Republicans may have to decide if Perry and Bachmann are too conservative in a general election. I think Obama would certainly prefer to run against a more conservative ticket than one made up of Romney and another moderate, but Romney would certainly need a conservative on the ticket to keep the base excited.”

Both have an extensive political background and in many ways they parallel each other.

An Eagle Scout and graduate of Texas A&M University, Perry was an Air Force pilot before resigning with the rank of Captain in 1977 and returning to West Texas to farm with his father.

In 1984 Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat and joined a group known as the “Pit Bulls,” earning their name by sitting pushing straightforward budget ideas on the Appropriations Committee. In 1988 he served as Al Gore’s presidential campaign chairman in Texas, before switching parties and becoming a Republican in 1989.

As a new Republican, Perry ran successfully for Agriculture Commissioner in 1990, defeating a longtime Democrat Jim Hightower. He was reelected in 1994 and in 1998, was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas. He later assumed the office of Governor when then Governor George W. Bush was elected President in 2000.

Perry has been elected as Texas Governor three times – in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

Like Perry, Bachmann also began her career in the State Legislature and has long taken conservative stands on fiscal and social policy. She also grew up in a Democratic family but says she became a Republican during her senior year of college.

After obtaining a law degree from Oral Roberts University in 1986, two years later, in 1988, Bachmann received as LL.M. degree in tax law from William & Mary School of Law. From 1988 to 1993, she worked as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service, before leaving her position to become a full-time mother.

Bachmann’s political career began in earnest when education issues motivated her to run for school board in 1999 – a campaign that she lost.

However, in 2000 she was elected to the State Senate in Minnesota, where she served until she was elected to Congress in 2006, and the first Republican woman to serve represent Minnesota in Congress.

Bachmann has claimed substantial support from Tea Party activists and serves as chairman of the Tea Party Caucus in Congress.

Another commonality between the two Republicans have in common is being targeted by liberal groups such as atheists and pro-homosexual activists.

In an interview last week about on Marcus Bachmann’s Christian Counseling centers, Exodus International President Alan Chambers indicated many homosexual groups are determined to try and do everything possible to defeat any candidate who advocates conservative fiscal or social positions. The bigger issue would be how independent and swing voters respond to the issue.

Atheists groups, on the other hand have targeted Perry over his upcoming prayer conference in August.

Joe Zamecki is the Texas State Director of American Atheists Incorporated, a component of the national group founded by the late Madelyn Murray O’Hair.

Zamecki told YNN in Austin, Texas, “The Texas government right now is having such problems that if our governor can’t solve them or even address them or own up to his responsibility with them, I don’t think a prayer is going to help.”

There are also other names Washington insiders throw out when they talk about potential republican Vice Presidential contenders. Ohio Governor and former Congressman John Kaisch is often mentioned as is California Congressman and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy. But Senator Marco Rubio is the one most are talking about. Said one such insider who did not want to be identified, “Rubio is the person I feel President Obama wants to avoid as a Vice Presidential nominee. He’s the right person – young, bright, a proven legislative leader, Hispanic and from a swing state. Biden would probably not fare well in that debate, but then again, Biden doesn’t do well against many others either.”


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmann4obama; bachmann4romney; michelebachmann; perry; perry4gardasil; perry4gore; perry4illegals; perry4rove; rickperry; rinoperry
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1 posted on 07/18/2011 7:40:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Uhhhhh. NO! Im still kinda chuckling, as a Texan, that Perry is going to run. And not a Bachmann fan. I got problems until the Palin gets in!!!! Its a waiting game for me


2 posted on 07/18/2011 7:42:57 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: smoothsailing
No.

Bachmann brings nothing to the table. She's a great congresscritter, but should be as far away from the GOP ticket as possible when it's all over.

3 posted on 07/18/2011 7:44:20 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: GoCards

Perry/Rubio.

MY dream ticket!


4 posted on 07/18/2011 7:44:45 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: GoCards

I am also a Texan. I am also with you. I don’t see the Perry thing.


5 posted on 07/18/2011 7:45:58 PM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: smoothsailing

Another commonality is they both needed Sarah Palin to help them win their last campaigns.


6 posted on 07/18/2011 7:45:58 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: THE Genuine Article - Accept No Cheap Imitation)
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To: GoCards

I am also a Texan. I am also with you. I don’t see the Perry thing.


7 posted on 07/18/2011 7:46:08 PM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: smoothsailing

How about Perry and Allen West?


8 posted on 07/18/2011 7:46:35 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

me too. that is winner


9 posted on 07/18/2011 7:48:08 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I like it, but hasn’t Rubio ruled it out?


10 posted on 07/18/2011 7:49:30 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: curth
That comment is a joke. Perry took 54% of the vote! What a joke. Who would be Palins VP? Anyone???? NO because Palin is a cult of personality with a 2 year record. Rubio, Ryan, Walker, none would run with her for fear of being beat by the most beatable incumbent since Carter. What a riot!
11 posted on 07/18/2011 7:50:45 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Let's Roll

Heck, how about Allen West and just about anybody! :)


12 posted on 07/18/2011 7:52:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; All

Nah; Rubio for Vice President. Check this out:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2750509/posts


13 posted on 07/18/2011 7:52:34 PM PDT by no dems (Never miss a chance to say "I love you" because you may never get the chance to say "goodbye".)
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To: carjic

I think it will be Perry, but I not wildly enthusiastic. Perry/Rubio would be tolerable.


14 posted on 07/18/2011 7:52:41 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000
Perry/Rubio would rock, my fear would be Rubio out shines Perry.
15 posted on 07/18/2011 7:54:33 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy

The only joke is your response. You better reserve a ticket to The Undefeated if you really believe anything that you wrote here. What a moron.


16 posted on 07/18/2011 7:55:18 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: THE Genuine Article - Accept No Cheap Imitation)
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To: normy

You tread heavily, but you speak the truth.


17 posted on 07/18/2011 7:55:18 PM PDT by Huck
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To: Lakeshark

I agree with your Post #3.


18 posted on 07/18/2011 7:55:53 PM PDT by no dems (Never miss a chance to say "I love you" because you may never get the chance to say "goodbye".)
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To: no dems

Hey, Rubio would be great on any ticket, but hasn’t he himself ruled it out?


19 posted on 07/18/2011 7:56:22 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: normy

As long as Obamalini is gone, I don’t care who outshines whom. Perry/Bachman would be fine, too.


20 posted on 07/18/2011 7:57:39 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: smoothsailing

Rubio has been very quiet about this..kind of low key..He won’t say a word until the Pres candidate is picked.

With either Rubio or allen West...both I would LOVE!!!as vp...Go ahead and play the race card..HA!!!!


21 posted on 07/18/2011 7:58:32 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: normy
Pssssst..........Pissant!..is that you???
22 posted on 07/18/2011 7:58:45 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: normy

“Perry/Rubio would rock, my fear would be Rubio out shines Perry. “

Rubio is so young I don’t that he would outshine Perry. It would be great for him to speak Spanish in ads and stuff. Drive the libs crazy.


23 posted on 07/18/2011 7:58:48 PM PDT by garjog
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To: smoothsailing; All
I'll say it again. We need Marco Rubio on the Ticket as VEEP. Simply because, whoever carries FL will occupy the White House. He can carry Florida for the GOP. Everyone needs to go online and see Marco's interview yesterday on CBS "Face the Nation". He knocked it out of the park and left Bob Schieffer reeling.
24 posted on 07/18/2011 8:01:19 PM PDT by no dems (Never miss a chance to say "I love you" because you may never get the chance to say "goodbye".)
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To: smoothsailing
"Perry and Bachmann on GOP Ticket?"

Short, bandwidth saving, answer...NO!

25 posted on 07/18/2011 8:03:10 PM 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: smoothsailing

The Rats are no problem, The Kenyan Bastard is a proven communist, so what defense do they have?


26 posted on 07/18/2011 8:05:52 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: garjog
It would be great for him (Marco Rubio) to speak Spanish in ads and stuff. Drive the libs crazy.
Even more reason that we need him on the Ticket; not just to carry Florida. And, btw, most people are unaware that President George W. Bush, spoke fluent Spanish, but did not use it to his advantage as often as he could have.
27 posted on 07/18/2011 8:06:46 PM PDT by no dems (Never miss a chance to say "I love you" because you may never get the chance to say "goodbye".)
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To: Cheetahcat
The Kenyan Bastard is a proven communist, so what defense do they have?
The one that Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee used on the House Floor this past Friday.....THE RACE CARD. She said Obama is not getting the respect he should because he is Black.
28 posted on 07/18/2011 8:08:46 PM PDT by no dems (Never miss a chance to say "I love you" because you may never get the chance to say "goodbye".)
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To: no dems

“The Kenyan Bastard is a proven communist, so what defense do they have?
The one that Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee used on the House Floor this past Friday.....THE RACE CARD. She said Obama is not getting the respect he should because he is Black.”

Yeah but he is “stupid” as well,so make that A Black and Stupid Commie,I see no reason to EVER respect that Pinko POS!


29 posted on 07/18/2011 8:15:55 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: no dems
I'll say it again. We need Marco Rubio on the Ticket as VEEP. Simply because, whoever carries FL will occupy the White House. He can carry Florida for the GOP.

Makes sense, also makes sense if you substitute Allen West for Rubio. Addresses your Florida concern either way. Also, who's more valuable left in place, West in the House, or Rubio in the Senate?

Either one of them on the ticket is swell by me.

30 posted on 07/18/2011 8:16:06 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Perry and Col. Alan West would make Obama run for cover. Talk about Democrats fraud and dirty tricks, it will be ugly. However, Perry and Col. West can hold their own.


31 posted on 07/18/2011 8:18:13 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: no dems

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98kmsa8RbA4&feature=related

Just found this Rubio Senate campaign ad in Spanish. Hilarious. Conservative Hispanic. A dream come true.

We get Perry and Rubio in, then Rubio is elected president in 2020 and we have 16 years of conservative control of WH.

Maybe getting the commie in did something good.


32 posted on 07/18/2011 8:21:19 PM PDT by garjog
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To: smoothsailing

As for Sheila here, Congress should mandate a minimum intelligence of 110 or about twice that of the, babbling wash woman from Texas.


33 posted on 07/18/2011 8:21:34 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: normy

If Palin wins the nomination, people will line up to be her VP, period. The irony is that you named Rubio and Ryan who each have less than half as much experience as Palin.

I am no Palin or bust person, but I am also not a Palin hater.


34 posted on 07/18/2011 8:21:44 PM PDT by ilgipper (political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: no dems

My problem with Perry/Bachmann is that neither brings anything to the table electoral college wise. Texas is voting R, and MN might but don’t change a thing.

I like Perry simply for the fact that he is amongst the present candidates, the most ‘nationally electable’. He speaks well, has an executive track record. Is he the most desirable ‘conservative’?...probably not, but being pragmatic, you just have to look at someone’s electability AND he is a damn sight better than Romney...if the best conservative ain’t ‘electable’, they don’t serve a purpose.

I like Rubio since he’ll deliver FL AND he’s fantastic anyway...but I’m intrigued by a ticket of Perry and say Christie, or Daniels or even dare I say Kasich or McDonnell...someone is going to need to bring some electoral votes to the table...from FL, OH, VA, NJ. Heck, I’d love Santorum as VP if I thought he could deliver PA, but that’s iffy.

Ahhh...I’m just trying to say that we need to think strategically this time.


35 posted on 07/18/2011 8:23:27 PM PDT by Ethrane ("obsta principiis")
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To: no dems

Doesn’t Perry also speak Spanish?

I’d worry about the nominee first and then worry about who balances the ticket.


36 posted on 07/18/2011 8:26:30 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Grey Eagle

“Perry and Col. Alan West”

Alan West is a fantastic leader. His military experience is a plus. He just got elected, so doesn’t have a lot of political experience.

Rubio has State legislative experience and beat the former Governor for his seat in the Senate.

West jumping form a first term seat in the House to the Presidency would be a tad unprecedented.


37 posted on 07/18/2011 8:28:32 PM PDT by garjog
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To: GoCards

no kidding. Perry is getting pummelled on some threads here. There are some that have a huge vault of info on him to show naive conservatives. it’s pretty funny!


38 posted on 07/18/2011 8:34:04 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: normy
NO because Palin is a cult of personality with a 2 year record.

How about Petraeus? INSTANT defense cred.

Full Disclosure: the paucity of good candidates in the GOP field has had me puzzled over who Sarah might pick for VP.

However, she has been so masterful at *good* surprises in the past, I'll trust her judgement and eagerly anticipate hearing of her choice.

Cheers!

39 posted on 07/18/2011 8:35:19 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Cheetahcat

Don’t be so hard on Sheila!...we got a “conservative Republican Ruling class in Texas in Norman Adams, Bob Perry, James Leininger, Hammond, Dr. Steve Hotze (menopause doc) that will call you a “hater” the minute you come after their subsidized labor force. That’s why no immigration enforcement was passed in TX. Perry was able to skate right past this. The OLIGARCHS RULE IN TEXAS!


40 posted on 07/18/2011 8:39:20 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: Cheetahcat
Congress should mandate a minimum intelligence of 110

Never pass, over half of them would be voting themselves out of a job. As ridiculously ignorant as Sheila is, she's really just one of many morons.

41 posted on 07/18/2011 8:40:05 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


42 posted on 07/18/2011 8:43:02 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Ethrane

Please check out the electoral results in the upper Midwest last November when Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin became red states at the state level.

Like redder than Texas if you crunch the numbers, bulletproof. Governors, state legislators, state senates.

And the courts too.

Forget IL though, that Hussein campground has no hope compared to the region.

The Kenyan has no chance and it doesn’t matter who the GOP nominee is.


43 posted on 07/18/2011 8:45:48 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: ilgipper

Palin is the likely nominee, provided she runs. Most famous, most popular. She should look around for a conservative who does well with Independents and Democrats, because the media hits have left her with pretty high negatives with Ds and Is.


44 posted on 07/18/2011 8:47:29 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: magna carta

Like this?

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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2005
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Perry names judge in Houston (re-appoints judge who got the boot by voters in the GOP primary)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1352512/posts
If Perry was anymore of a rino he would be grey with a horn in his forehead.

Perry, Hutchison stand apart on toll road legislation issue (Trans-Texas Corridor)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1401995/posts
If this ole Texan has anything to do with it he won’t be re-elected. Even if I have to vote for a dead democrat.

Plano, TX: “Officials lay bricks in symbolic start for Muslim center”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1427422/posts
Gov. Rick Perry flew in to lay the first ceremonial brick for the center’s foundation.

Alternative plans for Trans-Texas Corridor take shape
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1355408/posts


45 posted on 07/18/2011 8:50:02 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: magna carta

“Don’t be so hard on Sheila!...we got a “conservative Republican Ruling class in Texas in Norman Adams, Bob Perry, James Leininger, Hammond, Dr. Steve Hotze (menopause doc) that will call you a “hater” the minute you come after their subsidized labor force. That’s why no immigration enforcement was passed in TX. Perry was able to skate right past this. The OLIGARCHS RULE IN TEXAS!”

I did not know that,Thanks!


46 posted on 07/18/2011 8:54:44 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: truthfreedom

my you have some pretties there...keep them on your desk top...they will be needed about 10 times a day.


47 posted on 07/18/2011 8:55:08 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: smoothsailing

“Congress should mandate a minimum intelligence of 110

Never pass, over half of them would be voting themselves out of a job. As ridiculously ignorant as Sheila is, she’s really just one of many morons.”

LOL, one of these “Standouts” was baffled by time zones!


48 posted on 07/18/2011 8:56:26 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: magna carta

I have a wide variety. If I want to, I’ll go back to smoothsailing and cincywife, see if any of the pointless perry chatter needs some facts. I also have cut and pasteable stuff.

the msm doesn’t seem to want to be talking about these things.
the perry record has a lot of bad in it, and over the last 10 years we’ve been pretty uniformly against him.


49 posted on 07/18/2011 9:02:28 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

I think his advocacy for sanctuary city was pure yet brilliant theatre. My daughter attends a performing arts school...I think Perry must have gone there also.
The kicker for me was the judge that he kept off the bench in Steve Smith...that was the most telling “philosophically”....


50 posted on 07/18/2011 9:06:21 PM PDT by magna carta
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