Skip to comments.[Texas Sen.] Kay Bailey Hutchison won’t endorse Rick Perry for president
Posted on 08/05/2011 10:19:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Texas Gov. Rick Perry should not count on the support of his states seniority senator (and his 2010 Republican gubernatorial rival) if he decides to run for president.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Dallas, told NBCs Andrea Mitchell today that she is looking for a Republican candidate with private-sector experience as her choice for the partys 2012 presidential nomination.
....With the nation facing record deficits and ballooning debt, Hutchison said that real-life experience running a business would be a major asset in the White House unlike the academics and politicians she said populate the Obama administration.
I do hope we will have someone with more business experience in the White House, she said.
Hutchisons comments mean that the Texas governor will not have the support of either of his states senators if he launches a presidential bid, as has been widely speculated. Texas Sen. John Cornyn told Texas reporters last week that he has no intention of endorsing anyone in the wide-open nomination fight. He cited his role as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee as the reason for his neutrality.
Perry launched a series of blistering attacks on Hutchison during the 2010 gubernatorial primary. His campaign labeled her Kay Bailout Hutchison for supporting President Bushs rescue package for the American financial system. He also attacked her for pork barrel spending, saying she was part of the Washington problem and not the Texas solution.
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If it wasn’t for KB Hutchison, there would be no TSA.
An endorsement from one of the Senate’s leading Rinos is the kiss of death. Now if can only keep McLame away from him.
He's still at least 4th on my list after Cain, Palin, and Bachmann.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
gosh, i wonda why?
Does anyone care what KBH thinks? She couldn’t even win the Republican primary for governor in TX. I really doubt KBH Republicans will support Obama over Perry. Shut yer yapper, Kay!
I’ll 2nd the other opinions - that’s a good thing. KBH is better than a few, but there’s many more conservative folk who would fill her spot in the Senate.
If KBH had endorsed Perry (who as far as I know is still NOT RUNNING), then I’d be worried.
Who cares what that air head bimbo thinks.
She'll be voting for Obama. Probably not for the first time.
1. KBH is at least as much a RINO as were the Bushes. So, “so what?” if she pointedly won’t endorse Perry.
2. Is it any effing surprise that the person WHOM PERRY JUST BEAT IN THE GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY LAST YEAR, namely KBH, is still a bit huffy about not being crowned queen? So, again, “So what” if she won’t endorse.
I still need convincing that Perry is conservative enough to bother supporting early on. It’s a huge HELP to that case the KBH has her panties in a bunch against him, though.
What Perry needs is for McCain, Graham, Snowe, Specter, etc to not endorse him.
The Houston Chronicle is a commie rag who will push any piece of democrapic propaganda against Rick Perry, and Kay Bailey Hutchison is a socialist lying pig.
Nobody cares about Kay Bailey Hutchison and can’t wait until she falls off the cliff and resigns so she can be replaced with a conservative.
Party Unity means: "Conservatives get in line, Moderates, continue to do as you please, no matter how treacherous it may be."
The Bush's hate Perry. Running from Texas, he needs to make that point early and often, so that everyone in the country understands it. KBH's mean-spirited little rationalization is a great start.
No...I don't mean the creed they follow. Heaven knows there are many many many more than two of them. No, here's what I think the difference is (at least to my eyes).
There are the "tshirt slogan" christians....and the "internalized" christians.
Here's what I mean. The "tshirt slogan" christians, while fine folk with strong beliefs, feel that they must advertise their "christianity" to any and everyone. I've seen these kind of folk throughout the world. You know the type and can "see" them in your own mind far better than I can describe them. Take Mr. Perry for exampe. Today, he's holding a political rally poorly disguised as a "prayer meeting". If you want to spend the time, take a look at the guest list! Showy....all about "christianity" while raising funds for a political campaign. IMHO...very poor judgement. One can only wonder why the good Gov. hasn't done one of these before. Why this one in particular comes at this particular time. Ah well, again, IMHO, very poor judgement...and gives me a terrible feeling of mis-trust in the guy. The phrase that keeps popping into my head is "all for show".
Now...the other....the "internalized" christians. There has been one and only one true saint alive - at least of whom I am aware - in my lifetime. And that is Mother Theresa. Yes...we all saw occasional pictures of her in her nun garb...usually when she was out and about trying to raise money to help her in her work. What we saw very little of was the day to day activity of this remarkable woman. A woman who let her chrisianity shine by busting her butt for the poores of the poor in sections of India where animals couldn't even live. No preaching...no "symbology", no praying...just vast amounts of very hard, very dirty work.
No I am not going to compare Mrs. Palin to Mother Theresa...except to say, that Mrs. Palin "wears" her christianity on the inside (as did Mother Theresa and countless millions of others do today). She lives by it. If asked about it, she will answer directly, truthfully (I honestly believe that if that lady every tried to lie, her tongue would snap out of her head!)...and then go back to doing her business. She leads by her life...and if that example convinces someone to become a christian or to follow a christian lifestyle, all well and good.
Give me the "internal" christian over the "tshirt slogan" christian any day. For the simple fact of the matter - at least for me - is this. I trust implicitly Mrs. Palin. What I "see" is exactly what I get. Take it or leave it. Scarce "grey" area. She is what she is.
As to Mr. Perry...I've no idea what is there. I get the queasy, uneasy feeling that - given the moment - he'll use his "tshirt slogan" christianity smoothly as a club, an inducement, or a reward...depending on the situation. But what is he like internally?? I have no idea. Worse, if he tried to tell me, I wouldn't believe him for a second. In short, Mr. Perry is a politician...and as far removed from real, "on the street" people as a politician can get.
So...if ever there comes a time to vote between these two, you now know for whom my vote will be cast. Take it or leave it.
Of course, IMHO.
KBH is a Trump supporter?
I was going to say the same thing.
$7 trillion in debt in 8 years makes bush 43 a big spender.
Hutchinson makes a very good point regarding a Republican candidate having private sector experience. Another of my limus tests would be no Ivy league educations.
Donald Trump? He’s the only one with the money other than a couple of Mormons, one too glitsy and the other too lacklustre.
Would someone please tell me why I should give a rat’s ass about KBH or her opinion?
I’m not seeing it.
Please don’t misunderstand me either. I wouldn’t vote for Perry as dog catcher even if TEXAS were over-run with Chihuahuas.
I wouldn’t endorse either one of them.
Do you mean, the former TU cheerleader, that bimbo?
And in other news, a man was bit by a dog.
I may have to reconsider Perry.
When Kay Bailey Hutchison refused to campaign against any (D) woman senator (it is a friendly sisterhood), even though it could help put a Republican in that (D) senate seat, that was the last straw for me. I can still hear her words to that effect, made during an interview in an election year.
If Perry has been a life long politician, I will move him near bottom of my preference list. Cain is at top of my list. Bachmann is next.
This drama crap pisses me off. I’m sorry, but the nations problems are bigger than your egos (barely).
I wouldn’t even put him 4th. I’d put him near the bottom with Mitt Romney. But this is definitely a plus which could break the tie.
I guess he has, after serving in the air force (C-130) and working on a cotton farm in West Texas.
KBH should go over to Christine Todd Whitman’s house and play their old Lesly Gore 45s. I hope they can invite Olympia Snowe to join them soon.
Well sounds like Sarah Palin isn’t going to get Hutchison’s endorsement either as it was Palin that pushed Perry over the top in his race against KBH. Or thats the story repeated at times whether true or not.
OK I have a question for ALL of You “Texans” out there...Is Texas that F*CKED up. I mean there seems to be ALOT of “back-stabbling” going on there(Bush 41 and Ross Perot/KBH and Perry/Rove and THE ENTIRE Conservative Movement etc)? Just Wondering.
Diane Feinstein’s up for re-election. Maybe she can join them.
“private sector experience...”
Romney, Cain and Bachmann have that.
...Is Texas that F*CKED up.
Naw. Just Texas politics as usual.
Coryn had alot of success during the Jim Demint primary
Sounds like a major plus to me.
I think that is a relief for Perry. :)
Yeah -- we don't goose step to one idea.
And it's laughable that a 3 term senator, who wanted to parachute back to Texas and land in the governor's chair, slams Perry as not having enough "private sector" experience to suit her.
Third term Gov. Rick Perry's been cutting regulations and lawsuit abuse and going out and bring businesses back to Texas, where employment is high.
Yeah, Texas is all F*CKED up. /s
Palin did not puch Perry over the top. Other than some initial polls KBH never got closer to Perry by 10-15 points. His numbers would have been much higher if not for Medina being in the race.
Bush/Rove just did not have that much juice in Texas after all the years their crew had been gone. If Bush had been in his first term and still had some support structure in Texas when KBH ran against Perry things may have been different. This is besides the fact that many Texans wanted KBH to stay in Washington and did not want to go to square one with a new Senator.
KBH never had a real shot against Perry......
Actually, this is good news.
Kay Baily is a liberal; totally entrenched in DC muck. If Rove hates him too, that is even better! The GOP leadership (Rinos) want Romney. They want him because he is a liberal like them.
Run, Baby, run!
A popular myth but just not true.
That’s a feather in Perry’s cap, and worth considering as a good point.