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Rick Perry says he is definitely running
UPI ^ | 8-11-11

Posted on 08/11/2011 1:00:19 PM PDT by STARWISE

While Texas Gov. Rick Perry has made no formal announcement, he told Time magazine in an interview he wants to run for president.

"I mean I wouldn't be this far into the process. … The issue of, 'is this what I want to do?' was dealt with about 45 days ago in a conversation with my wife," Perry said. "Prior to that, no.

Being the president of the United States was not on my radar screen from the standpoint of something I wanted to do."

Perry added he has a "calmness" in his heart about running.

(see below for supposed confirmation)

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


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** Carl Cameron of FNC was on air 10 mins. ago, and related he received a message from a Perry aide just before air time saying Perry's all in -- will announce Saturday, and will jump right into campaigning next week.

Will likely be on FNC site soon.

1 posted on 08/11/2011 1:00:23 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

He has my vote!


2 posted on 08/11/2011 1:04:04 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: onyx; Fiddlstix; RedMDer; Lady Jag; The Cajun; tubebender; musicman; trisham; DJ MacWoW; ...
AND here it is:

EXCLUSIVE: Top Aide to Rick Perry Tells Fox News the Texas Governor Will Enter GOP Presidential Race

Excerpt:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will make "a definitive announcement that he is in the 2012 race for the presidency Saturday," aides told Fox News.

The language is significant. For several days the Perry camp has said he would signal his intentions and announce later.

"This is it," the sources explain. No exploratory committee, no more deliberation.

3 posted on 08/11/2011 1:04:50 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Works for me. Palin is still my number one and I await her words on the subject, but if she bows out then Perry is my candidate for the Republican nomination for President.

(I even think it’s possible Palin will endorse Perry this weekend.)


4 posted on 08/11/2011 1:05:14 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: STARWISE; All

so, this is Perry’s pre-announcement announcement?


5 posted on 08/11/2011 1:05:49 PM PDT by el_texicano (Extremism in the face of tyranny is no fault, Moderation in the face of evil, no virtue.)
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To: TaraP

He has mine too!! I’m really looking forward to Saturday and hope they show him in SC somewhere live. I’m guessing the networks may carry it since he will be announcing then?


6 posted on 08/11/2011 1:07:26 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: samtheman

She will back him if she’s not running herself. Personally I think both of them are coordinating on this.


7 posted on 08/11/2011 1:07:57 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: STARWISE

Not really a huge fan of Perry at this point but willing to give him a listen to. I’ve looked into his record and there are a few things that give me pause. Right now I am backing in order;

1. Bachmann/Cain

2. Palin

3. Santorum

4. Paul

5. Perry.

I expect, if he has answers to certain policy misteps in his history, I’ll move him up on my short-list.


8 posted on 08/11/2011 1:08:21 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: el_texicano

LOL!


9 posted on 08/11/2011 1:08:32 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: el_texicano

Seem to be in vogue this year. I don’t think anyone has just gotten on camera and said, “I’m in!”


10 posted on 08/11/2011 1:08:32 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: McGavin999

Ditto on both of those thoughts.


11 posted on 08/11/2011 1:09:03 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: STARWISE

Hallelujah! A Christian, Air Force Veteran and Governor from Texas! Does it get any better?

ALL YOUR POTUS ARE BELONG TO PERRY


12 posted on 08/11/2011 1:09:23 PM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: wolfcreek
And that's what makes it so frustrating. I just wish everyone who was going to throw in their hats would do so already. We have to get our house in order to do what needs to be done in 2012 and that is get Obama out of the White House.
13 posted on 08/11/2011 1:10:57 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: MissyMa

Yeah ditto!


14 posted on 08/11/2011 1:11:22 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TSgt; ohioWfan; onyx; DrDeb; pattyvita; DollyCali; Kaslin; LUV W; Allegra; dmd25; baseballmom; ...

*snip*

I’m kind of getting into the all-in point and the idea that this is what I’m supposed to be doing. This is starting to get to that comfort level. I’ve got the calmness in my heart.

I think that was a bit of a hurdle initially. But you know, I’m very calm in my heart that this is what I’m supposed to be doing.”

Perry, who assumed the Texas governorship after George W. Bush became president, said he reached out to Bush for advice in early July.

“Actually I called him on his birthday on July the sixth to wish him a happy birthday. He said — you’ll do what’s right. You don’t want to wake up when you’re 70 and go ‘I wish I would have tried that. I wish I had done that.”

Perry said he is not intimidated by any part of running for president and believes he will be successful in fundraising enough money to challenge President Obama.

http://kgoam810.com/rssItem.asp?feedid=112&itemid=29707415


15 posted on 08/11/2011 1:11:43 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: TSgt

We basically had that already. History repeating itself.


16 posted on 08/11/2011 1:12:01 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: TSgt

And he can shoot!


17 posted on 08/11/2011 1:12:09 PM PDT by Lady on the Lake
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To: samtheman

(I even think it’s possible Palin will endorse Perry this weekend.)”

Wow.

If THAT happens, this is gonna be a short, uninteresting primary season!

(What if Giuliani endorsed simultaneously? Now that wouldn’t go over well here, obviously, but, for the GOP establishment types, it would be strong. If Perry announces and is flanked by Palin and Giuliani....well, mittens is gonna have a crapper!)

all that said...I don’t think Palin will endorse him this early.


18 posted on 08/11/2011 1:12:15 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: McGavin999

I think that’s what’s going on, Perry/Palin coordination. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong. But that’s what I think. I’ve thought it and posted my thoughts here for weeks now.


19 posted on 08/11/2011 1:12:33 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: McGavin999

I agree, best chance to beat Obama.....Palin runs for kyl senate seat in AZ. she’s got plenty of time......


20 posted on 08/11/2011 1:14:21 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: samtheman

I kind of think so as well...

Perry/Palin


21 posted on 08/11/2011 1:14:30 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

Me too.


22 posted on 08/11/2011 1:14:35 PM PDT by rep-always
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To: McGavin999

I’ve thought that, too.


23 posted on 08/11/2011 1:14:49 PM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: STARWISE

The FoxNews Republican debate is tonight.

Will Perry show up for it?


24 posted on 08/11/2011 1:15:04 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: STARWISE

A “calmness in his heart “ about running? Oh no, not again.

Hey, if thiss guy gets the nod, I’ll vote for him, but i won’t be jumping up down with excitement.

His voice sounds like GWB.


25 posted on 08/11/2011 1:15:18 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: TomGuy

He’s not an official candidate yet


26 posted on 08/11/2011 1:16:53 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: STARWISE

From a purely mercenary point of view, if Perry picks Allen West or Herman Cain as his VP, then the election is won.

My (limited) insight into the black community is that they are afraid that Obama has ruined the chance for any black to ever be elected to national office again. With Cain or West running, they can either stay home knowing that one of their own is in the inner circle and that political philosophy is more important than race.


27 posted on 08/11/2011 1:17:21 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: STARWISE

If I were just picking out of all possible candidates, Perry would not be my first choice. But if he jumps ahead of Romney, I am all in.


28 posted on 08/11/2011 1:17:51 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: napscoordinator

He is an AGGIE. That is worst part of Perry. I will get my Gun’s Up and vote for him even though he hates Texas Tech.


29 posted on 08/11/2011 1:18:03 PM PDT by JFC
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

strike word “either”
sorry.


30 posted on 08/11/2011 1:18:52 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: McGavin999
Rick Perry is a leader ... That's why I am supporting Governor Rick Perry for re-election. He does what is right regardless of whether it is popular. He walks the walk of a true conservative. And he sticks to his guns – and you know how I feel about guns!
31 posted on 08/11/2011 1:19:54 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: STARWISE; Auntbee; B4Ranch; glock rocks; SouthTexas

Great! then he can move the Mexican border up to the Oklahoma line and make a 20 lane express entrance for the mexican trucks and illegals along the revamped eminent domain claimed Trans Texas Corridor (perry’s brain child) all the way to the KC super terminal

Think I’ll wait for Palin...

Thanks anyway.


32 posted on 08/11/2011 1:20:09 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (If more is better, too much is just right!)
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To: ConservativeDude

Perry is IN!! and Palin and is not going to run = Romney is toast!

Step 1 destroy Romney in 2011, step 2 destroy Obama in 2012

Woot!

GO PERRY!

What would be REALLY amazing is if he picked Palin for VP!


33 posted on 08/11/2011 1:20:23 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: ConservativeDude

Hey, what do I know? I am a nobody in the political process and I’m not in the media. There are some truly knowledgeable people here in FR, I am not one of them.

I’m just posting my gut feeling here, that I think Palin thinks that the best way to help get rid of the commies who are now OCCUPYING the WH is for her to endorse Perry early.

And I just had a thought:

What’s the best road to the WH for Sarah Palin? Is it for her to run herself in 2012? Maybe. Maybe it is. And if she announces I will absolutely drop my support for Rick Perry and join her team, literally and figuratively.

But maybe that’s NOT the best road for her. Maybe the BEST road for her is to be VP for 8 years, in a Perry administration.

In 2020 Sarah Palin will be 56 years old and will have completed two terms as VP.

Not a bad resume for one so dearly loved by so many.

Eight years of Rick Perry followed by eight years of Sarah Palin... not the perfect world (which would be President Palin sworn in to office on Jan 20, 2013)... but I could live with that.


34 posted on 08/11/2011 1:20:42 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: JFC

LOL!


35 posted on 08/11/2011 1:21:09 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: STARWISE

Pity. Another Arnold.


36 posted on 08/11/2011 1:21:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: STARWISE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAZYWrDaYAo


37 posted on 08/11/2011 1:21:43 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: TaraP
He has my vote!

Same here. Best bet to beat Obama.

38 posted on 08/11/2011 1:22:19 PM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: Grunthor

I always liked Santorum. Wish he were doing better in the polls. Glad Perry is finally getting in.


39 posted on 08/11/2011 1:22:19 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: MissyMa

I hear you. We need to get behind the nominee.


40 posted on 08/11/2011 1:23:27 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: STARWISE

Romney is TEXAS TOAST!


41 posted on 08/11/2011 1:23:27 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: McGavin999

I think you are right...


42 posted on 08/11/2011 1:27:07 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: STARWISE
Excellent! Finally someone who can win.

Time for Mitt to head south in the polls and go back to wherever it is he came from.

43 posted on 08/11/2011 1:27:12 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: TomGuy

I would like to watch the debate but my husband might wanna watch a movie:)


44 posted on 08/11/2011 1:28:22 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: Pete-R-Bilt

You’ve expressed the concerns I have with him. Over Romney, yes. But there are others out there I trust more.


45 posted on 08/11/2011 1:28:22 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: samtheman

Works for me. Palin is still my number one and I await her words on the subject, but if she bows out then Perry is my candidate for the Republican nomination for President.

(I even think it’s possible Palin will endorse Perry this weekend.)

*************************

If she is not going to run, then she should endorse one or another at this point, IMO. The others are weakened by the possibility that she may enter, and if she has no intention of running neither other candidates nor we benefit by the distraction.

I do hope she runs as she is easily my preferred potential candidate, but my expectations are fading.


46 posted on 08/11/2011 1:28:48 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: STARWISE

YahooNews Yahoo! News
BREAKING NEWS: Rick Perry’s spokesman says the Texas governor is running for president (AP)
4 minutes ago


47 posted on 08/11/2011 1:29:13 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Grunthor

I like that list!

1. Bachmann/Cain

2. Palin

3. Santorum

4. Paul

5. Perry.

Question(s):

1)Why Bachmann over Palin?

2)Why is Palin on your list and not another preferred candidate if she has not yet announced?


48 posted on 08/11/2011 1:29:23 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Sarah Palin "supporters" have actually called me a "Palin Basher")
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To: ConservativeDude
all that said...I don’t think Palin will endorse him this early.

I hope she doesn't wait until the day before like she did with Tancredo. :o

49 posted on 08/11/2011 1:30:13 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: STARWISE

This could be a good thing. He’ll split the establishment vote with Romney.


50 posted on 08/11/2011 1:30:32 PM PDT by SUSSA
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