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Spokesman says Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president, announcement planned Saturday
Washington Post ^ | August 11, 2011 | AP

Posted on 08/11/2011 2:00:38 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president, a spokesman confirmed Thursday, a move certain to shake up the race for the GOP nomination much to the delight of conservatives looking for a candidate to embrace.

Perry spokesman Mark Miner said the governor would make his intentions known on Saturday while visiting South Carolina and New Hampshire just as most of his presidential rivals compete in a test vote in Iowa.

Official word of Perry’s entrance into the race came just hours before eight candidates, including GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, were to appear on stage during a nationally televised debate.

It wasn’t much of a surprise. The longest-serving governor in Texas history has flirted with a presidential run since spring and has spent the past few months courting Republicans in early voting states and laying the groundwork for a campaign. He met privately with potential donors from California to New York and gave rabblerousing speeches to party faithful, casting himself as a fiscally responsible social conservative.

His intentions became even clearer over the past few days when officials disclosed that he would visit an important trio of states, a campaign-like schedule timed to overshadow the debate and the Iowa straw poll and, perhaps, wreak havoc on a field led by Romney.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatism; economy; jobs; perry; presidency; presidentperry; rickperry; rinoperry
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1 posted on 08/11/2011 2:00:45 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Governor Almost Wasn't--After years on ranch, Perry saw climate was right for politics

Anita Perry, a no-nonsense nurse, overcomes shyness in signing on to win votes for her husband

2 posted on 08/11/2011 2:02:56 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is a man who we can enthusiastically support! GO RICK GO! GO RICK GO! GO RICK GO!


3 posted on 08/11/2011 2:03:04 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 ("FREEDOM, PROSPERITY, RESPONSIBILITY: RICK PERRY 2012!")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hey hey hey, whoa, wait a minute. Doesn’t Perry know that the nomination is already reserved for SARAH!?


4 posted on 08/11/2011 2:05:57 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: wk4bush2004
Students for Perry -- 3:34 YouTube Video: IT'S TIME FOR RICK PERRY

3:33 Video: Time for Perry

Aug 10, 2011: Gov. Perry: Fiscal Responsibility is Essential for Prosperity and Job Creation

CBN -- 3 minute video interview in governor’s office: Perry: Free Private Sector Key to Economy

CBN one minute video in governor’s office: talking about states’ laboratories trying new things – ie Romneycare shot Taking subtle shot at Romneycare

Talking heads discuss: Gov. Perry takes on college education

Texas Governor Rick Perry - Tax Day Tea Party 2009 in Arlington, Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Speaks to Republican Leadership Conference - June 18, 2011

Perry's July 29, 2011 Colorado speech on YouTube:Texas Gov. Rick Perry: "Let Us Restore the Nation's Principles - If We Don't, Who Will?"

CNN – King interview with Erick Erickson and Mimi Swartz: Could Rick Perry Shake up GOP WH Race?

5 posted on 08/11/2011 2:08:01 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks for the links!


6 posted on 08/11/2011 2:10:43 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 ("FREEDOM, PROSPERITY, RESPONSIBILITY: RICK PERRY 2012!")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

One remaining question, will Sarah Palin endorse him this weekend or wait until Monday?


7 posted on 08/11/2011 2:11:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Now you’re learning, LOL~..../s


8 posted on 08/11/2011 2:12:02 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Nothing astonishes people so much as common sense and plain dealing.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I hate to say this, but I think the Democrat/DailyKos-Based Media Machine is going to eat this guy ALIVE...

And it won’t even matter if the attack lines are true or not.


9 posted on 08/11/2011 2:12:29 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That will make the RNC very happy.


10 posted on 08/11/2011 2:12:52 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just in time to miss the debates. Another avoider like Palin.


11 posted on 08/11/2011 2:14:56 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: tcrlaf

He might be a decent veep for Sarah.


12 posted on 08/11/2011 2:16:25 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: smoothsailing

“One remaining question, will Sarah Palin endorse him this weekend or wait until Monday?”

I think she’ll endorse him soon after he announces. If Gov. Perry has the backing of Gov. Palin and her supporters, it will be a powerful alliance. Add to that the Evangelicals, the Tea Party, the GOP Establishment and major financial backers, we will have a tremendous front against Obama and the Democratic machine.


13 posted on 08/11/2011 2:16:52 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 ("FREEDOM, PROSPERITY, RESPONSIBILITY: RICK PERRY 2012!")
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To: tcrlaf
I hate to say this, but I think the Democrat/DailyKos-Based Media Machine is going to eat this guy ALIVE... And it won’t even matter if the attack lines are true or not.

I can just picture them now... :o)

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14 posted on 08/11/2011 2:18:51 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: ex-snook
Avoider??? Perhaps the current slate of candidates are not really worth debating. For sure a few should throw in the towel. The debate format also serves no useful purpose IMO. I want to hear substantive answers relative to what the candidate would do.
15 posted on 08/11/2011 2:19:27 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: wk4bush2004

We are on the brink in this country and this is the best we can do? We need a REAL conservative to set things straight. Anything but Obama is not going to cut it anymore.....we are running out of time.


16 posted on 08/11/2011 2:20:06 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: wk4bush2004

“One remaining question, will Sarah Palin endorse him this weekend or wait until Monday?”


What’s wrong with Labor Day, Sept 3rd when she’s speaking at the Iowa Tea Party event?


17 posted on 08/11/2011 2:20:42 PM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: wk4bush2004
it will be a powerful alliance...

I agree, and I've been saying the same thing for some time! :)

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18 posted on 08/11/2011 2:25:13 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: CSI007

You obviously need to read up on Gov. Perry.


19 posted on 08/11/2011 2:27:01 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: wolfcreek
Have been reading up on RINO Perry. Rove. Perry. Gore. Perry.

NO RINOs.

NO PerryCARE.

NO RomneyCARE.

NO ObamaCARE.

NO RINOs.

20 posted on 08/11/2011 2:30:09 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: CSI007
Hey move to Texas where we have created more jobs than the rest of the 49 states combined.

Well our governor will be in the White House if you don't hurry though.

21 posted on 08/11/2011 2:32:37 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: tcrlaf

Won’t matter. They’re going to attack anyone and everyone. We have to ignore the fringe kooks and win the same independents that voted with us last year and poll with us today.

Our formula the past couple years has been very effective...whether it was the early NJ and VA state government elections, Scott Brown in MA and the mid-terms. Getting accomplished good communicators with a track record to come out confidently with conservative solutions is a sure winner. People are voting for the common sense conservative solutions when they are able to be articulated. Perry is in a good position to do this. We’ll see how he performs in real life.


22 posted on 08/11/2011 2:32:47 PM PDT by ilgipper (political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: deport
What’s wrong with Labor Day, Sept 3rd when she’s speaking at the Iowa Tea Party event?

Well, it's all up to her, of course, but I'm just figuring the sooner the endorsement, the sooner she can campaign for him. I'm sure she'll know what's best, and that could well be Sept. 3rd.

23 posted on 08/11/2011 2:33:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: CSI007

“We need a REAL conservative to set things straight.”

Can you name any with National Name recognition?

We DO have a few in Congress, like Pence, but the media is so terrified of elevating their status to Democrat-threatening that they simply ignore them, unless they gaffe, while the pronouncemets of corrupt whackjobs like Barney Frank are National News.


24 posted on 08/11/2011 2:33:57 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: smoothsailing

Look for her on Hannity on Saturday.


25 posted on 08/11/2011 2:34:16 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: wolfcreek

I have read enough about him to know he won’t get my vote. Sick and tired of this same dog and pony show from the republicans....

To me Perry would represent the status quo in Washington. We have had over 20 years of it and look were it has gotten us.


26 posted on 08/11/2011 2:35:07 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: normy
Are you counting illegal immigration as "jobs" again?

The data indicates nothing of the kind.
Furthermore, Texas has relatively high unemployment
for itself (2010 with error bars going back to 1976
for comparison)


27 posted on 08/11/2011 2:36:19 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: normy
Look for her on Hannity on Saturday.

Do you think she'll wait until the straw poll results are known?

28 posted on 08/11/2011 2:38:21 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Diogenesis
You use to be a decent poster. Now it's like your drunk or something.

I live in Texas and have never heard of Perrycare. WTF?

Sober up.

29 posted on 08/11/2011 2:40:04 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: CSI007

Better read his book, “Fed Up”

He has a particular distaste for washington status Quo.


30 posted on 08/11/2011 2:42:25 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: CSI007

Read the comments.

http://www.amazon.com/Fed-Up-Fight-America-Washington/dp/0316132950


31 posted on 08/11/2011 2:44:30 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry for POTUS.
Rubio for VP
Palin for Secretary of Energy.
Romney for Secretary of the Treasury.

Attorney General. Haven’t decided on that one yet. Any suggestions?


32 posted on 08/11/2011 2:45:43 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Diogenesis

No PerryCARE? WTH are you talking about?


33 posted on 08/11/2011 2:47:58 PM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: Diogenesis

No PerryCARE? WTH are you talking about?


34 posted on 08/11/2011 2:47:58 PM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Will he make this announcement in Spanish?

o/t...on Fox News....what the heck has Monica Crowley done to her hair??


35 posted on 08/11/2011 2:48:16 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: Signalman
Attorney General. Haven’t decided on that one yet. Any suggestions?

Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

36 posted on 08/11/2011 2:49:30 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Uh...the announcement was made today (August 11, 2011.)


37 posted on 08/11/2011 2:53:06 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: smoothsailing
I think she will say something to the effect of "I am really excited to see and hear what Perry has to offer. I knew him well from the time we were governors and he's a strong conservative candidate with a great record."

Not a full fledged endorsement, she'll let the field pare down first I think.

38 posted on 08/11/2011 2:55:03 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: nagdt

PerryCARE is the MANDATE of drugs for children
who do not need them by executive order
to help the Governor’s Chief of Staff’s company.

Very bad RINO “judgment”.


39 posted on 08/11/2011 2:56:55 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: wk4bush2004

I’ve posted my “Four Horseman To Stop The Obamalypse” choices before...Palin/Cain/Bachmann/West...altered my list to include Perry awhile ago as well. Palin is still my top choice but she’s not given any indication of running, maybe she’ll be helping out in other ways....I believe her and Perry get along politically.


40 posted on 08/11/2011 2:57:04 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: ilgipper

“We have to ignore the fringe kooks”

Ignoring the kooks isn’t very easy when they are the one you see on the NBC Evening News, writing the copy on the Daily Show, controlling what you see in a Google Search, and running your local TV Station.

I’ve said for over a decade that the biggest thing most here miss is just how powerful Media propaganda really is today, and how much a part of society it has become.


41 posted on 08/11/2011 2:59:32 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Here goes another try to get my Perry pieces linked: Read more at: http://peskytruth.wordpress.com/


42 posted on 08/11/2011 3:06:30 PM PDT by Garnet92
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To: Diogenesis

Another article on Perry’s suck record on immigration.
http://www.buffalonews.com/wire-feeds/24-hour-national-news/article519397.ece


43 posted on 08/11/2011 3:07:12 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: DesertRhino
That will make the RNC very happy.

Very much so. The big money folks involved with the RNC didn't get their amnesty, I mean guest worker program, that they wanted Bush and McCain to push through, but with Perry they definitely will. Unlike Bush and McCain, he's going to put his 10 years of pro-illegal alien talk into action, and he's going to gain big when it comes to Hispanic votes, once they realize how friendly he is towards LULAC and the other pro-illegal groups.

I've been busy for most of the last month and haven't had time to read up on the trends, but I should have saw it coming. Once Perry's folks killed off the sanctuary city bill in the Texas legislature, it should have been obvious where things were headed. Obama better watch it, if Perry pushes as hard for the illegal aliens between now and November as he has over the last decade, he'll have the support of the major Hispanic groups and Obama will be finished.
44 posted on 08/11/2011 3:24:41 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Signalman

Daryl Issa - DOJ !


45 posted on 08/11/2011 3:26:01 PM PDT by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
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To: Signalman

Greg Abbott of TEXAS or the one in Virginia—I think his name is Cuccinelli.


46 posted on 08/11/2011 3:27:58 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: DesertRhino
Just to clarify, if Perry's supporters hadn't killed off the sanctuary cities bill and Perry had been forced to sign a anti-sanctuary cities bill, it would make it a lot tougher for him among some Hispanic groups on a national level. There was a reason why he spoke out against Arizona-style legislation for Texas - he was probably thinking it would hurt him in a national run.

It'll be interesting to see if the Texas chapter of LULAC comes out for him, since he's supported and praised them in the past.
47 posted on 08/11/2011 3:31:26 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Diogenesis

Suck it up “wedge”...learn to learn to say President Perry...


48 posted on 08/11/2011 3:34:16 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
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To: normy
Hey move to Texas where we have created more jobs than the rest of the 49 states combined.

So should we give the Democratic Governors of Texas in the '70s and '80s credit for the oil boom jobs? I think not. Jobs are going to be created in Texas regardless of who is in office, thanks to Texas' location, natural resources, power grid, the history of corporations in Texas, the many universities of Texas, and other factors that have nothing to do with the governor.

The jobs thing is funny. I saw somebody praising Electronic Arts for hiring more people in Austin and Perry was in front of the camera trying to take credit. Electronic Arts was the same company that bought up some Austin game companies and moved them to California back in the 1990s and early '00s.
49 posted on 08/11/2011 3:36:01 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Diogenesis

Another lie from “wedge”...if BS was music “wedge” would be a one man band!.....


50 posted on 08/11/2011 3:37:54 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
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