Skip to comments.Donald Trump says he’s intrigued by a Rick Perry presidential candidacy
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 CNNs 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. Hes a very interesting candidate, I think, a very interesting candidate.
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“Donald Trump says hes 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.
Pa pa pa PIMPIN fer Perry...
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
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.
I completely agree, and then there’s the guardisil vaccine scandal he has. I’ll vote independent before I vote for Perry.
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.
Translation: If Romney gets the nomination Trump will run and guarantee a 2nd Obama term.
Donald Trump, intrigued by a Harry Reid presidential candidacy too.
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.
And I am bored to muther’ scratchin’ TEARS by Trump and all his shit!
Leaders of Perrys 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 Perrys 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 its 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, Perrys team wants a quick show of force as soon as he enters the campaign ...
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.
But people ask his advice and he gets air time.
Even Sarah Palin had her famous pizza dinner with Trump.
And that will be exactly what Republicans will deserve.
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.
Great BIG checks!!
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”.
Perry did NOT MANDATE Gardisil....STOP THE LIES!!!
Do you NOT remeber the PANIC that was spread by the media back then????? geesh.....
Love your Perry articles........I think I’m warming up to the idea. :)
I think you’re just toying with me. =^D
About half the population is too.
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.
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!
Do you want Sarah Palin to run for president?
I've never contributed to Perry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Let’s just say, we’re going to have to deal with that.
There will be a lot of jockeying.
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?
I guess things are very fluid in this business of politics.
Yeah but we are not having political propaganda written about the rest of us.
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.
Perry could be a formidable candidate. If he declares, I’ll switch to him from a fairly weak Bachmann run.
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?
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?
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 Womens 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."
"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