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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

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To: sklar

Bush bots must be needing a new prince to cover with a halo. No thanks. I’ve seen this story before and had hoped it had withered away for good. Guess not. Que the “Jaws” theme.


51 posted on 08/13/2011 10:43:24 AM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: Digger

Loser pays!!!!

That should be the law in ALL states.


52 posted on 08/13/2011 10:43:24 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Clairity

I’m watching, but like Reagan and Bush Jr., he supports Amnesty.


53 posted on 08/13/2011 10:43:35 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: jocon307

I noticed that too. The guy strikes a very Presidential image.


54 posted on 08/13/2011 10:43:35 AM PDT by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: Clairity

Just announced. I want him to sign a “no path to legal status for illegal aliens” pledge and that he will push for the Sensenbrenner Immigration Reform Bill. His record of giving in-state tuition for illegal aliens needs to be addressed as a mistake.


55 posted on 08/13/2011 10:43:46 AM PDT by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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To: Clairity

I’m delighted at this news. Unlike many people here, I don’t hate Mitt Romney, but also recognize that far too many conservatives would not support him. In order to beat Obama and begin to roll back the damage O has done, we need every possible person on the political Right to join together next year. I think more of us can unite behind Perry than any other candidate at this point.


56 posted on 08/13/2011 10:43:58 AM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Clairity
My "snapshot" in time opinion....today...is, if Palin doesn't run, I'd probably pick Perry because he has the best shot at knocking out Romney.

The danger to the conservatives is not who WE vote for, but who the "crossover" democrats vote for in the GOP primaries...like they did last time.

Obama is a big loser, so they have to pick the weakest link in our field, like they did McCain last time.

They've got us busy arguing about a big field of contenders, distracting us away from their hi-jinks, just like last time.

UNLESS the conservatives in this country come out in massive numbers, the MSM and the democrats will again pick our "candidate" for us....the weakest link.

Let the buyer VOTER beware....
57 posted on 08/13/2011 10:44:03 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: Chgogal
We will not accept a future that is less than our past.

We will not accept our present circumstance we change them.

58 posted on 08/13/2011 10:44:40 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: MestaMachine
cair supports him. That leaves me out.

I wouldn't put it pas CAIR to put that out there just to turn off potential voters for Perry.

Don't get me wrong, I am far from being sold on Perry but do think that Perry would trounce Obama.

I know one thing for sure, getting rid of obama is paramount in this election. Four more year of him would be an utter disaster especially considering he would have nothing holding him back and going to the extreme left.

My hope is that we can get more TP members in the House and possibly take over the Senate too.

We'll need it to keep the White House in line.

59 posted on 08/13/2011 10:44:40 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Chandalier
It's nice to hear someone talk from the heart instead of the teleprompter.

It's nice to see someone look at the audience instead of down upon it.

60 posted on 08/13/2011 10:45:10 AM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: HokieMom

Oh, if cair thought it was so freaking important to ANNOUNCE BEFORE his announcement, that SOME muslims support him, then cair supports him, or they would have kept their mouths shut. You can tell me anything... but don’t try to tell me about islam and what they do.


61 posted on 08/13/2011 10:46:48 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Mama always told me if you cain't say something nice/use duct tape. Ever try to ducttape a keyboard?)
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To: mombonn

I like this guy


62 posted on 08/13/2011 10:46:48 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: Clairity
I already got an email from his official Presidential campaign asking for donations.

He looks a little more nervous than usual, at least earlier in his speech. I don't know if it's hot there or if his sweating is part of being nervous.

The bottom line is that Perry isn't my first choice but he's a whole lot better than Romney and he's probably one of the few that can beat him.

63 posted on 08/13/2011 10:47:21 AM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: mombonn

It’s nice to have someone who for better or worse actaully has a record of acheivement.


64 posted on 08/13/2011 10:47:38 AM PDT by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: Clairity

just saw a funny tweet, “If elected, Buddy Roemer to offer Perry a spot in his cabinet”


65 posted on 08/13/2011 10:47:47 AM PDT by GotMojo
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To: FrankR
The danger to the conservatives is not who WE vote for, but who the "crossover" democrats vote for in the GOP primaries...like they did last time.

Exactly...Democrats gave us McCain last time around...wonder who they will choose for us this time?

66 posted on 08/13/2011 10:48:09 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
CAIR (pardon the pun) to provide a link? What has he done to give aid to radical Islam?

If you FReepmail me cuz I have to leave the house in about 5 minutes. But CAIR was a un-indited co-conspirator in a Federal Terrorism Trial, I believe it is the "Holy Land Foundation" trial.

They are also the gutter group that got Michael Savage banned from England while working in tandem with the gay fascist website Media Matters. Go to www.michaelsavage.com he has all the info on there.

Anyways I have to leave and won't be home till around midnight CST I can send ya all the info about CAIR and what these thugs have done.

67 posted on 08/13/2011 10:48:15 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: MestaMachine

He does put on a nice show.


68 posted on 08/13/2011 10:48:47 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: sklar
And then 4 years later we'll all be here on Freerepublic going "How could we be 28 Trillion in debt?

Well, if we don't have the proper people in the HOuse and the Senate, it won't matter much who is in the oval office

69 posted on 08/13/2011 10:48:47 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Chandalier

Best line: AMERICA IS NOT BROKEN...WASHINGTON DC IS BROKEN


70 posted on 08/13/2011 10:49:03 AM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: kjam22
Me too. I think he's our only chance against Obama. None of the other Republican contenders stand a snowball's chance.

Now will come the attacks against him, which will be the most vicious, dirty, lying, scurrilous we've ever seen.

71 posted on 08/13/2011 10:49:29 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: kjam22
First sour note for me is talk of "innovating, educating...etc"

That is NOT the business of the federal government. I hope to hear him focusing in on the Constitution and his intention to govern within IT.

72 posted on 08/13/2011 10:49:37 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: DrewsDad

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


73 posted on 08/13/2011 10:49:39 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Explain 02-06 then.


74 posted on 08/13/2011 10:50:03 AM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: tsowellfan
Romney and ObamAA+ must be shaking in their boots now. I think once Romney drops out Palin will come on. I think that’s the reason why Perry’s in now. He’s to rid the primaries of Romney.

Palin OR Bachmann deserve the nomination. Heck, I would take a ticket with both of them either one could be the POTUS. I love the both of them. They have shown so much courage through all the hatred and bile thrown at them by the MSM and the pigs on the left wing blog sites.

75 posted on 08/13/2011 10:50:15 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: Clairity

I’d probably vote for him if I had to but wouldn’t like it. And what’s with that delivery, is that normal for Perry? “God blesh yuh!” at the end.


76 posted on 08/13/2011 10:50:29 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: Inspectorette

Bush-light will be the first attack.


77 posted on 08/13/2011 10:50:29 AM PDT by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: who knows what evil?
Democrats gave us McCain last time around...wonder who they will choose for us this time?

Jon Huntsman.

78 posted on 08/13/2011 10:50:52 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Inspectorette

I agree. None of the IOWA gang can get it done in my opinion.


79 posted on 08/13/2011 10:51:15 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: sklar
We had high hopes for another "tough talking Texas Conservative" not too long ago.

I don't have high hopes for anything that pertains to government. We need Perry, Palin or someone with stature to defeat Obama and keep things from getting even worse. No President will fix this mess. But maybe he (or she) can at least slow down the onslaught.

I like what I am seeing thus far and welcome him into the race and let's see what happens. At least one difference between Perry and Bush is that Perry is a good speaker.

80 posted on 08/13/2011 10:51:34 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: don-o

Just last night a yet unannounced candidate was talking about eliminating the Department of Education and realigning the role of government with the Constitution.


81 posted on 08/13/2011 10:51:34 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: Inspectorette

Turn away from the TV for a moment and just listen to him talk and he sounds just like another Texan. Will that hurt?


82 posted on 08/13/2011 10:52:01 AM PDT by arzboy55
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To: Dengar01

Both are great ladies. Neither can win an election. Book it.


83 posted on 08/13/2011 10:52:11 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Don't get me wrong, I am far from being sold on Perry but do think that Perry would trounce Obama. I know one thing for sure, getting rid of obama is paramount in this election.

Cannot agree more. I really liked what I just heard from Perry...it seemed heartfelt, inspiring, American and REAL. Of course, I also loved the tear that Palin went on during Hannity's show last night.

At the end of the day, I want Obama out of the White House. Any Republican would be an improvement, but we should fight like hell for the best degree of improvement. Palin, Perry, Cain, Bachmann...all are light years ahead of Obama. I personally don't believe we have four years to spare to save this nation.
84 posted on 08/13/2011 10:52:21 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Clairity

It’s getting a little crowded. In the end, the thing that matters is that any Republican is better than Obama.


85 posted on 08/13/2011 10:52:30 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Chandalier

Perry is gonna drive the liberals completely nuts...


86 posted on 08/13/2011 10:52:30 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: Clairity

Per CNN, Obama Team has already put out a statement...”Perry offers more of the same”.


87 posted on 08/13/2011 10:52:34 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Clairity

"The change we seek will never emanate out of Washington. It will come from the windswept prairies of middle America; the farms and factories across this great land; the hearts and minds of God-fearing Americans -- who will not accept a future that is less than our past, who will not be consigned a fate of LESS freedom in exchange for MORE government. We do not have to accept our current circumstances. We will change them. We're Americans. That's what we do. WE roll up our sleeves, WE get to work, WE make things better."


88 posted on 08/13/2011 10:52:56 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: EGPWS
Jon Huntsman looked like a deer in headlights at the debate. How did the conservatives in Utah vote this loser in as Governor? Yeah I know they voted in Hatch however they threw out a RINO and put a conservative in the Senate in 2010.

Jon Huntsman worked for Obama in CHINA!!! This guy is probably worse than Pawlenty.

89 posted on 08/13/2011 10:53:04 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: don-o

I’m for anybody but Obama.

Let the chips fall where they may...


90 posted on 08/13/2011 10:53:15 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: arzboy55

I thought he even had a lot of George Bush mannerisms


91 posted on 08/13/2011 10:53:30 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: TomGuy

What scares me most is not Perry running. It is Perry picking Romney as his VP.


92 posted on 08/13/2011 10:53:46 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: MestaMachine

Hmmm...apparently some so called ‘conservative’ muzzies do like Ricky...

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/40924/hamas-cair-netwk-in-love-with-rick-perry/


93 posted on 08/13/2011 10:53:51 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: arzboy55

Turn away and listen to him and he sounds just like W—and yes, that will hurt.


94 posted on 08/13/2011 10:54:08 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: catfish1957; don-o

“Right now, my candidate is Jim DeMint, and with a virtual tie for second between Perry, and and Palin. Problem is the attack dogs from the Palin crowd have gotten so vicious that I think I may be trending toward Perry.”

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


95 posted on 08/13/2011 10:54:13 AM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: don-o

Yep.


96 posted on 08/13/2011 10:54:53 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: KantianBurke

Every one of the candidates has done something that some on FR may not agree with. That does not mean that they’re all RINOs. It’s time to look at the records of the respective candidates. They’ve all done some things I’d rather that they didn’t. I will tell you one thing, though, they’re all a huge improvement over the doodie in there now.


97 posted on 08/13/2011 10:55:27 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Nah.... he’ll pick Rubio.


98 posted on 08/13/2011 10:55:31 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: GRRRRR
debbieschlussel

Isn't she known as pretty much of a nut? I forget but the name rings a bell.

99 posted on 08/13/2011 10:56:08 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: arzboy55
Turn away from the TV for a moment and just listen to him talk and he sounds just like another Texan. Will that hurt?

Yes, it will hurt some. Just because it may remind people of Bush who is so disliked by most of the public that he wouldn't even help candidates in deep red districts.

Still, Perry is a much better communicator than Bush. Much better. After 4 years of the intellectual egg head Harvard types led by Hussein failing utterly in Washington, I rather suspect the public will be open to a common sense, clearly outside the beltway conservative (even if his may sound a little too much like Bush).

100 posted on 08/13/2011 10:56:18 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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