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Rick Perry Official Announcement: He is running for president (LIVE THREAD)
FoxNews ^ | Aug 13, 2011 | Rick Perry

Posted on 08/13/2011 10:23:41 AM PDT by Clairity

1 pm EDT -- moments from now -- awaiting Perry speech announcing he is officially running for president

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
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To: Magic Fingers

“The attacks dogs exhibit a level of nastiness I’ve never seen in Palin herself.”

I’ve noticed this too ... thanks for putting it into words.

She’s still my favorite though I don’t know if she can win. Before I get attacked for that, let me assure you that I am not some “bot” repeating that mantra. I truly feel that. Regardless, I do donate cash to SarahPAC when idiots post ridiculous comments about her on Facebook :-) ... that shut them up! I credit her for waking people up in this country.

My feelings on Perry are :

1> He’s only going to help, not hurt, come 2012.

2> I could see myself voting for him w/o having to put Palin on the ticket a la McCain in 2008.

I need a LOT more information on Perry though. I find the whole “former Democrat” argument ridiculous given Reagan’s history. I find the illegal immigration arguments extremely valid. I don’t pay much attention to the Trans-Texas Corridor and Guardisil (spelling probably wrong) issues as they are more state oriented ... at this time anyway.

As for Palin ... I hope she announces one way or another soon :-). I’ve had a gut feeling that she’d be linked to some kind of Perry announcement. It’s nothing more than that though.

As for the “He sounds like Bush” argument ... a simple “Mr. President, you and your party have been campaigning against Bush for over a decade ... get over it.” will put that argument to rest. A good comparison of Carter to Obama would shut them up (notice how the tone of Obama’s recent speeches sound eerily like the infamous “malaise” speech).

To drive them crazier, he should embrace some of the good Bush did and emphasize that he’ll contrast himself from Bush in terms of spending. All in all, I doubt his Texas mannerisms will be a problem. They’ll try that at first, but it will fail immediately.

141 posted on 08/13/2011 11:10:42 AM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: texmexis best

he messed with Texas again by closing Nasa!

It’s payback time, Texas style!

142 posted on 08/13/2011 11:11:04 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: don-o

“I am on record here, fwiw, that she will endorse Perry.”

I think you are probably correct.

143 posted on 08/13/2011 11:11:44 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

watch the US stock market on Monday

Maybe some confidence in the future will start to creep back

Perry neeeds to take a little less credit for “we” created jobs to “we” made it possible for many hardworking American businesss owners to create jobs

144 posted on 08/13/2011 11:12:13 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

“doodie” — lol.

That’s something you didn’t have to worry about with typewriters.

145 posted on 08/13/2011 11:13:29 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: don-o

I have to agree, I like (what) she says but can’t listen to her for long.

I think that is one reason Hillary lost to BO. Her voice got screechy when she made important points. So does Palin.

Heard her last night with Hannity and she makes such long sentences, it is hard to follow her point.

146 posted on 08/13/2011 11:13:29 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: kjam22

[Man... this guy has a lot of George Bush mannerisms. And it sounds like the same speech writer as well...]

And it’s so much better than the Marxist propaganda coming from the current administration.

147 posted on 08/13/2011 11:14:01 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: nanetteclaret

That doesn’t mean he doesn’t sound just like GWB (and have all the same mannerisms). That is what people across the country will hear (and see).

148 posted on 08/13/2011 11:14:07 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Clairity

Highlights from his speech (live blogg)

Rick Perry Announces his Candidacy for President and His Plan to Put America Back to Work
Posted on August 13th, 2011

Live from the RedState Gathering in South Carolina, Texas Governor Rick Perry announces his candidacy for President of the United States and his plan to put America back to work.

1:30 – Governor Perry: As President, “I will work every day to make Washington, D.C. as inconsequential in your lives as I can.”

1:28 – “We will repeal this President’s one size fits all Government healthcare plan.”

1:25 – “I declare for you today that I’m a candidate for President of the United States.” The crowd chants “Pery, Perry, Perry!” at the top of their lungs.

1:23 – “Revitalizing the economy is our country’s most urgent need. Stopping the generational theft posed by record debt is our long-term mission.”

1:22 – “America is not broken, Washington DC is broken.”

1:20 – “It’s time to get America working again. It’s time to give a pink slip to the current residents of the White House.” The crowd goes wild.

1:19 – “We don’t need a President who apologizes for America.”

1:17 – “Our President has insulted our friends.” Including Israel, our greatest friend in the Middle East.

1:14 – The crowd goes nuts as the Governor talks about the importance of turning around the rising unemployment rate and cutting the excessive spending in Washington.

1:11 – “Not everyone values life like we do in America.”

1:10 – “At age 8, I was blessed to meet my future wife, Anita Thigpen, at a piano recital. We had our first date eight years later. And she finally agreed to marry me 16 years after that I’m persistent.”

1:09 – “I am also the product of a place called Paint Creek, a community too small to be called a town along the rolling plains of West Texas.”

1:07 – Governor Perry asks for a moment of silence to honor the members of our Armed Forces who bravely put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms.

1:05 – With a standing ovation and raucous applause, Governor Perry enters the room.

1:00pm Eastern – About 700 conservative activists are crammed into a ballroom and overflow space at the Francis Marion hotel in Charleston, South Carolina awaiting Texas Governor Rick Perry.

149 posted on 08/13/2011 11:14:33 AM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
My hope is that we can get more TP members in the House and possibly take over the Senate too.

This is THE NUMBER ONE TASK for conservatives in the upcoming election. As long as the Tea Party element in the GOP continues to gain power, we'll be able to influence events. My motto: VOTE HOBBIT!

There simply is no perfect candidate out there. Perry has his warts, but with a Tea Party Congress he can be made to do the right thing. I think that's our best bet to influence events. The real action isn't so much at the federal level anymore; it's at the local school board elections, the state legislatures, and lastly, the federal Congress. Taking these local offices is as important as the presidency now.

I can live with a Perry administration if we have a Tea Party Congress

150 posted on 08/13/2011 11:14:43 AM PDT by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.")
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To: plain talk

Simple: we’re the only state to cut spending since WWII. Actual, real cuts to total spending.

151 posted on 08/13/2011 11:14:44 AM PDT by BJClinton (My daughter is over $46K in debt and all she owns is a dollhouse.)
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To: IceAge
“No more mister nice guy trying to prove he’s a statesman.

Think he’s a fighter!!!! That’s what we need to defeat Obama.”

Agreed, I've been watching Perry for some months and like what I see. He is not “perfect” but he has the credentials, backbone and political instincts to play in the big leagues (IMHO).

Probably the biggest endorsement is from my Texas brother and his wife who are dyed in the wool Democrats. They are fed up with “No-bama” (their words) and, unbelievable, will consider voting a Republican, especially if that R happens to have Perry attached to the (R).

152 posted on 08/13/2011 11:14:57 AM PDT by lowbuck (The Blue Card (US Passport) Don't leave home without it.)
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To: texmexis best

you are correct on that...We Texans never get just pissed...we just get even. Perry will give payback in spades

153 posted on 08/13/2011 11:15:27 AM PDT by VF-51vnv
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To: Chandalier

“Bush-light will be the first attack.”


154 posted on 08/13/2011 11:16:03 AM PDT by jamndad5 ("I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.")
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To: VF-51vnv

A lone voice from New York and in gratitude: God Bless the People of Texas.

155 posted on 08/13/2011 11:16:55 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I could go for a real Texan in the White House next year.

156 posted on 08/13/2011 11:17:04 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: Signalman

“Rick Perry is the Ronald Reagan of 2012. Folks, you have just listened to our next President.”

AMEN!!!! This is sooooooooooo exciting! GO RICK GO!!!!

157 posted on 08/13/2011 11:17:09 AM PDT by wk4bush2004 ("FREEDOM, PROSPERITY, RESPONSIBILITY: RICK PERRY 2012!")
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To: greene66

I agree, it should be interesting to see how he wears. Looks like he’ll have the spotlight to himself for a few weeks, and it’ll be interesting to see if he can go from flavor of the week to flavor of the year. (My guess is he’ll have his day and fade.)

158 posted on 08/13/2011 11:17:41 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jamndad5

“Bush-light will be the first attack.”

Yep.....but it won’t work. Even some Democrats I know would take Bush over Obama now. ;-)

159 posted on 08/13/2011 11:18:19 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: betty boop

Right. To say “CAIR Supports him” is as inaccurate as saying “Republicans are Racist” simply because a handful of them across the country might actually be.

160 posted on 08/13/2011 11:18:19 AM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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