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Donald Trump says hes intrigued by a Rick Perry presidential candidacy
Houston Chronicle ^ | August 8, 2011 | Texas on the Potomic, Perry Watch

Posted on 08/08/2011 12:38:21 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Donald Trump flirted with a presidential candidacy earlier this year and decided not to go for the gold. But the New York billionaire this afternoon expressed admiration for another high-profile Republican currently flirting with a presidential run: Rick Perry.

In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Trump praised the Texas governor, as well as active GOP White House candidate Michele Bachmann and possible contender Sarah Palin.

“I do know the governor of Texas,” Trump told Blitzer. “He’s a very interesting candidate, I think, a very interesting candidate.”

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


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Gov. Rick Perry is New Hampshire bound
1 posted on 08/08/2011 12:38:27 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Donald Trump says he’s intrigued by a Rick Perry presidential candidacy”

Intrigued by shiny objects, too. AND great hair and an empty suit? The Donald is quite a man.


2 posted on 08/08/2011 12:41:28 PM PDT by jessduntno (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Yes, but he absolutely loves Governor Palin for President!

Trump -- I'd LOVE for Palin to Run for President!!
3 posted on 08/08/2011 12:41:28 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Pa pa pa PIMPIN fer Perry...


4 posted on 08/08/2011 12:44:27 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Regardless of who Trump likes, I would like to hear him ask one question.....”How do you feel about communism and what is you opinion on how to get rid of communists in our country and government?” The ask if they have see this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQf_QfitmKE&feature=player_embedded#at=23


5 posted on 08/08/2011 12:45:14 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t know what you see in this guy. He’s a flip-flopper on Abortion and Gay Marriage (states vs federal control). He doesn’t appear to have deep core beliefs (1988 Gore Texas campaign chairman). Perry changed to Republican in 1989 when it became politically convenient after the Dukakis debacle in 1988.


6 posted on 08/08/2011 12:47:00 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: The Bronze Titan

I completely agree, and then there’s the guardisil vaccine scandal he has. I’ll vote independent before I vote for Perry.


7 posted on 08/08/2011 12:48:37 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Another quitter.


8 posted on 08/08/2011 12:49:11 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: SoConPubbie
Trump -- I'd LOVE for Palin to Run for President!!

Trump said that 10 weeks ago. He's a businessman and isn't going to wait endlessly for a potential hire to fill out an employment application. There's a great candidate making his case for the job and Trump is interested.

9 posted on 08/08/2011 12:54:10 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Translation: If Romney gets the nomination Trump will run and guarantee a 2nd Obama term.


10 posted on 08/08/2011 12:54:47 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (w)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Donald Trump, intrigued by a Harry Reid presidential candidacy too.


11 posted on 08/08/2011 12:57:08 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: The Bronze Titan
Perry changed to Republican in 1989 when it became politically convenient after the Dukakis debacle in 1988.

Perry was one of the "pit bulls" members who, starting in 1984, sat in the lower pit of the House Appropriations Committee and bitterly fought spending increase. He joined Phil Gramm and a lot of conservative Texas Democrats on the Right side of the aisle.

12 posted on 08/08/2011 1:00:59 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And I am bored to muther’ scratchin’ TEARS by Trump and all his shit!


13 posted on 08/08/2011 1:01:15 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("A man may be a fool and not know it, . . . but not if he is married." - H. L. Mencken)
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Mash His Cute Little Nose

We're Looking For a Little Yellow

Donate, monthly if possible

14 posted on 08/08/2011 1:05:59 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Leaders of Perry’s fundraising operation sent information on how to raise money for a presidential campaign to potential bundlers — the people who will be tasked with raising hundreds of thousands or dollars, or more, from their friends and business associates. For example, the guidelines included an explanation of the $2,500 per-person limit on donations to Perry’s campaign for the Republican nomination, according to numerous sources familiar with the instructions.

Sending information to bundlers is not the same as raising money. But it’s another sign of what has become fairly obvious, which is that Perry will announce for the Republican presidential nomination very soon. Sensing that momentum is on his side, Perry’s team wants a quick show of force as soon as he enters the campaign ...

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/60848.html#ixzz1USypRM3M

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is expected to announce his presidential plans shortly after the Ames Straw Poll this coming weekend, and his supporters are already soliciting contributions for the campaign, according to an e-mail from a Perry supporter.

The e-mail from Gene Powell, a real-estate executive who Perry appointed to the University of Texas board of regents, states, “We expect that announcement in a week to ten days” and tells people to start writing checks today.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/perry-team-raising-money-supporter-says-announcement-next-week/2011/08/08/gIQA7TXK2I_blog.html


15 posted on 08/08/2011 1:06:05 PM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

But people ask his advice and he gets air time.

Even Sarah Palin had her famous pizza dinner with Trump.


16 posted on 08/08/2011 1:07:14 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: InterceptPoint
If Romney gets the nomination Trump will run and guarantee a 2nd Obama term.

And that will be exactly what Republicans will deserve.

17 posted on 08/08/2011 1:09:42 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: jessduntno
Intrigued by shiny objects, too. AND great hair and an empty suit? The Donald is quite a man.

Unfair.

The Donald is a gifted at real estate and self promotion, and from what I've heard he doesn't mind rubbing shoulders with the common Joe, unlike the typical elitist.

18 posted on 08/08/2011 1:10:00 PM PDT by Crichton
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To: deport
.....and tells people to start writing checks today.

Great BIG checks!!

19 posted on 08/08/2011 1:10:40 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That may be, but in the climate of “I’m sick of ‘insiders - we want ‘candidates “for” the people’”, Perry seems like an ‘insider’ to me. Someone who will very easily cozy up to Republican establishment just to “make Perry look good”.


20 posted on 08/08/2011 1:15:06 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Scythian
It's people like YOU that will give us Obama another 4 years!! Did you vote for Perot also??? GROW UP!!

Perry did NOT MANDATE Gardisil....STOP THE LIES!!!

Do you NOT remeber the PANIC that was spread by the media back then????? geesh.....

21 posted on 08/08/2011 1:22:18 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Love your Perry articles........I think I’m warming up to the idea. :)


22 posted on 08/08/2011 1:24:16 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: jessduntno
Donald is intrigued big boobs on blonds also.

LLS

23 posted on 08/08/2011 1:25:30 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

I think you’re just toying with me. =^D


24 posted on 08/08/2011 1:28:18 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: LibLieSlayer

About half the population is too.


25 posted on 08/08/2011 1:32:45 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (all your gold are belong to us)
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To: Ann Archy; Scythian
This Gardasil hysteria just came up on another thread (right on cue) so I gave this response:

There is an increase in oral cancer and a lot of it comes from oral sex the kids are having from the wonderful illustration Hillary Clinton's husband Bill Clinton so casually advertised for the world and children to see, where his sycophants in the media and education lapped it up. So I am not going to say Rick Perry was awful to want to protect women and young girls if it was possible to prevent this cancer (any strains of it - and oral or cervical). There is going to be an explosion of health care costs and this cancer will be among them. His idea to do good was at odds with what was politically correct but the legislature blocked his EO. They're responsible for not having the vaccine available. Was it the right thing to do? Time will tell.

26 posted on 08/08/2011 1:33:29 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I can understand the mutual respect thing ,,,,, they both like to flip party affiliation with the popular breeze .
27 posted on 08/08/2011 1:34:23 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 ( -:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: deport
Perry will announce on Sat in South Carolina.
28 posted on 08/08/2011 1:34:29 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Tucker believes Perry would frame his remarks around “what Texas has done right and we transfer that to the national level.”

Rick Perry is just what we need right now. His strong state's independence / anti-federal government stand and policies are SO unlike the Obama socialist administration and unlike most national politicians in recent years. That is why I think many people don't "get" Rick Perry yet. He is not like what they are used to in today's national politics.

By the way, did you know that after speaking with Rick Perry about what Texas does for small businesses, that Glenn Beck decided to put his new internet / TV adventure (about 150 employees to start, I think) in Texas and is personally moving to a Dallas, TX suburb?

Yes, I would really like to see if Governor Perry can get what he has done for Texas transferred to the national level!

29 posted on 08/08/2011 1:35:17 PM PDT by casinva (It was Obama who set the August 2 date to begin with. Since when did we start believing him?)
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To: The Bronze Titan

Do you want Sarah Palin to run for president?


30 posted on 08/08/2011 1:36:28 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: deport
I got fundraising material Saturday..."Texans for Perry."

I've never contributed to Perry.

31 posted on 08/08/2011 1:38:15 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: deport
Perry will announce on Sat in South Carolina.
32 posted on 08/08/2011 1:39:24 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: casinva
.....By the way, did you know that after speaking with Rick Perry about what Texas does for small businesses, that Glenn Beck decided to put his new internet / TV adventure (about 150 employees to start, I think) in Texas and is personally moving to a Dallas, TX suburb? .....

I heard him for a bit today on the car radio talking about Texas. Beck said if you want to move your business to Texas you better do it soon before Obama and his henchmen (my word) block business from leaving other states as it is hurting their economies a la Boeing trying to open a plant (not even moving just opening a new plant) in S.C.

In the past we would have laughed at that, but we can't anymore.

33 posted on 08/08/2011 1:42:24 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: The Bronze Titan

I thought I understood what you said there, but now I don’t.

Your quotation marks are wrongly used which leads to the confusion. Unfortunately, if you are like me you don’t see them as well anymore.


34 posted on 08/08/2011 1:42:33 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
A significant point about vaccination is nobody really knows who's going to do what, when or get what, when. Thus, from a public health standpoint, it's wise to vaccinate the entire target population, as has been done with smallpox, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, and a number of other serious diseases. Just because a particular disease is a STD doesn't mean it isn't amenable to the same type of mass vaccination program that's been applied to many other diseases. It seems to me Perry was pretty much following good public health practices.
35 posted on 08/08/2011 1:43:13 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: The Bronze Titan
Perry changed to Republican in 1989 when it became politically convenient after the Dukakis debacle in 1988.

Spoken like someone with no clue about Texas politics. Texas is a strange state when it comes to political parties. Rick's mother was the HEAD of the Democratic party in Haskell County in the '80s, as the Democrats represented the CONSERVATIVE party up to this time in Texas. However, in the late '80s, the Dems swerved hard left and MOST of the entire county left them, including their faithful representative, Rick Perry. Like Reagan, Perry followed the conservative party, and in Texas, that meant making a difficult decision to leave a previously beloved and defended political party, moving from Democrat to Republican in the '80s. He has never looked back.

As far as his conservatism, he is the real deal. His dad was a farmer, he was a farmer, his wife is/was a nurse and the daughter of a country doctor, and I can personally vouch for his faithful church attendance every single Sunday while growing up. He's a good man, faithful, conservative, tough as nails, and is fully capable of leading us out of the years of the Obamanation and back to prosperity.
36 posted on 08/08/2011 1:47:29 PM PDT by DRey
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To: libstripper
Thanks for adding that information.

It's time to follow Perry's lead and TAKE A STAND and not flinch each time someone goes "boo!"

The more I've researched Rick Perry the more I've found smoke and mirrors and downright lies about him and his motives and his positions.

Time for Perry

37 posted on 08/08/2011 1:51:39 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

FWIW:Someone told me they saw someone on the great American Panel of high GOP clout on Hannity supposedly say that there is a GOP process that all that are even thinking about running have gone through. A vetting sort of process all have to do each time and that Palin has not contacted them. They supposedly guessed Palin is not running. So unless Palin is going real rogue/third party; she may not be running.


38 posted on 08/08/2011 1:55:06 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (S&P wasn't worried about us not lifting the debt ceiling - they are worried about the spending)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oh from what I’m hearing, Obama has been doing everything he can to pull Texas’s state success down for quite sometime now and has been at odds with Rick Perry as its governor big time.

Obama turned his head when Texas had raging wildfires that were threatening the entire state and Texas lost millions of acres from those wildfires a few months ago. It barely made the national news even, MSM backing Obama, I’m sure.

Obama is also furious at Governor Perry for figuring out a way to get around Obama’s EPA takeover of citizen’s rights,that light bulb federal mandate, lending ‘light’ (no pun intended but noticed, lol) to how much Governor Perry wants to diminish the EPA’s size and power.

Those two buck heads all the time, it seems!

For Governor Perry to build such a free market for business growth and jobs on the state level is SOOOO opposite than Obama’s “spread the wealth” idea!

And I just think that if Governor Perry could take that kind of “free market without government interference” theme to the national level, our country would begin prospering once again as a... the financial leader of the world!

Yea CW, I can certainly see what Glenn Beck was saying about moving businesses to Texas before Obama tries to stop them. The growth in Texas that has been protected by Governor Perry’s stand for ‘freedom to grow and prosper’ just doesn’t make it in Obama’s socialist book!


39 posted on 08/08/2011 2:08:06 PM PDT by casinva (It was Obama who set the August 2 date to begin with. Since when did we start believing him?)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I heard a snip of an interview about the upcoming Fox Debate in Ames and they were saying they needed something from Perry about his candidacy (I don’t have the exact terms) to get him in the debate.

They really want Perry in the Fox debate but it looks like he’s going to be in South Carolina (?) — everything is getting bunched up. He’s going to, or is in NH now for meet and greets like they do in Iowa.

Personally, I don’t know how anyone could wait any longer to enter. It costs SO much to run and to get staff and organization and on and on — and to line up the money — it HAS to be done.


40 posted on 08/08/2011 2:15:09 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Lol, no.....I was bracing myself for the collective eye roll of “please, no more Texans”, but for the most part, I see many conservatives willing to support Perry. I did my homework, looked at the records of the other candidates, and IMO its not such a bad idea.

My question is, if we lose another governor to the White House, what do you know about the record of our current Lt. Gov? Afraid I’m out of touch with issues on the state level since all of my energies are always directed at federal policy.


41 posted on 08/08/2011 2:16:13 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Let’s just say, we’re going to have to deal with that.

There will be a lot of jockeying.


42 posted on 08/08/2011 2:21:00 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

At least we know where Perry stands. He at least tried to work out an announcement before the debate but didn’t others participate before officially announcing I can’t recall?

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0711/Perry_put_out_feelers_on_Fox_debate.html


43 posted on 08/08/2011 2:24:52 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (S&P wasn't worried about us not lifting the debt ceiling - they are worried about the spending)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Thanks!

I guess things are very fluid in this business of politics.


44 posted on 08/08/2011 2:38:11 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: NeoCaveman

Yeah but we are not having political propaganda written about the rest of us.

LLS


45 posted on 08/08/2011 2:49:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'm so excited to hear Gov Perry will be announcing this weekend.

Even though I'm from New England, Perry first made an impression on me during Hurricane Rita (I believe). He was having press conferences to update the public and seemed so much in control compared to the gov of Louisiana with Katrina. I couldn't get over his take charge leadership vs the whining and finger pointing with the LA leadership.

Heck, I'm in money saving mode and very frugal with my money but I'll even contribute which says a lot because I haven't given a politician a dime since McCain announced Gov Palin as his running mate. It's nice to have that level of excitement again.

46 posted on 08/08/2011 2:49:32 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry could be a formidable candidate. If he declares, I’ll switch to him from a fairly weak Bachmann run.


47 posted on 08/08/2011 2:56:09 PM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: isthisnickcool

Do you think you can manage to get a Perry for President yard sign in another year or do you want someone here to make you get one?


48 posted on 08/08/2011 2:56:59 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The more I've researched Rick Perry the more I've found smoke and mirrors and downright lies about him and his motives and his positions.

He makes exceptions on abortion. He's also pro-choice for states. He has supported an overt pro-abort, a winner of the Margaret Sanger Award, no less, for the presidency in the recent past.

What more does a conservative need to know?

49 posted on 08/08/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.' - -John Adams)
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To: EternalVigilance
Rick Perry Gets A Grade on Abortion From Texas Pro-Life Groups “The big question in the Republican presidential race is whether or not Texas Gov. Rick Perry will throw his name in the hat for the GOP nomination to face pro-abortion president Barack Obama. If he does, Texas pro-life groups give him high marks.

“Governor Rick Perry has always championed the pro-life cause, tirelessly advocating for the sanctity of innocent human life in numerous ways,” Texas Right to Life executive director Elizabeth Graham tells LifeNews.com.

Governor Perry has worked alongside Texas Right to Life, helping shepherd our pro-life bills and eagerly supporting our measures,” Graham said. “As governor of Texas, he has intervened to stop anti-life legislation on a number of occasions, and he has helped clear obstacles when necessary.” ………….

Texas Gov. Rick Perry blasted pro-abortion President Barack Obama on pro-life issues "Perry said that, 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 has pleased pro-life advocates in Texas many times with signing pro-life legislation — most recently signing an ultrasound bill allowing women to see them before an abortion and hopefully changing their minds on it. He has been strongly supported by pro-life groups. Perry supported or signed into law the Women’s Right to Know Act and the Prenatal Protection Act in 2003, parental consent law in 2005, and funding for alternatives to abortions in 2007 and 2009."

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"We would aggressively work to defeat him [Perry], of course," said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, which describes itself as non-partisan but typically backs Democrats. Star Telegram

50 posted on 08/08/2011 3:33:36 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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