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Why Perry may be the real deal
Hot Air ^ | 8/14/11 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 08/14/2011 12:14:29 PM PDT by Nachum

My good friends John Hinderaker and Scott Johnson offer eulogies for the Tim Pawlenty presidential campaign today at Power Line, and as usual, they are quite insightful. Scott says that Pawlenty’s descent started when he backed down from challenging Mitt Romney in an earlier debate, and notes that Republicans in this cycle want a fighter. John laments the loss of the one candidate he thought could easily beat Barack Obama based on his record, and says that Pawlenty never got past “the first impression of him as just another guy in a suit.” Both are fair conclusions, and be sure to read both posts in their entirety.

However, both Scott and John express some reservations about Rick Perry and his ability to be a “viable alternative” to Mitt Romney and/or Obama himself. I’ve been covering Perry as a potential candidate since April 2010, when he rocked the house with a speech to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. Even then, while being challenged in the primary for his third term as Texas governor by Kay Bailey Hutchison, his appeal as a presidential candidate was apparent:

I’ve seen Perry give speeches on television (mainly on YouTube) and knew he could be dynamic. Earlier in the day, I mentioned that alone among the other speakers on the ticket today, Perry had the only shot at matching the energy of Sarah Palin’s appearance. Perry has a very active delivery, in the same manner as a preacher. He doesn’t stand still, but instead puts his whole body into what he says. Perry’s speech turned a political conference into a Republican revival meeting, complete with the call to action at the end.

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1 posted on 08/14/2011 12:14:32 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

From a Texas ex-Al Gore campaign manager we’ll get the best of both world’s: the Gore’s and the Bush’s!


2 posted on 08/14/2011 12:16:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Nachum

3 posted on 08/14/2011 12:16:33 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Nachum

No thanks.


4 posted on 08/14/2011 12:16:37 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Nachum

Great ... we have have dueling teleprompters and 20 paces


5 posted on 08/14/2011 12:16:51 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Revolting cat!

As the song says, what a wonderful world it would be!


6 posted on 08/14/2011 12:17:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: catfish1957

Oops...I meant we can have dueling teleprompters at 20 paces.


7 posted on 08/14/2011 12:17:46 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Nachum

He’s a REAL RINO.

If that’s what you want, I guess you were happy when we ran Dole and McCain.


8 posted on 08/14/2011 12:18:43 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Nachum
The Texas economic model has existed since before the Tea Party. It has been successful for the state. Obviously, Perry has helped make that economic model work.

The Texas economic model is now generally endorsed by many republicans at the national level, including Tea Party representatives, who have adopted it as their own. That includes Michelle Bachman, bless her heart.

The other large state economic model is California’s. It has failed at the state level. Obama and the democrats have largely adopted that model for the national level, where it is failing as well.

Does not seem to be much of a contest does it?

9 posted on 08/14/2011 12:21:36 PM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: Nachum
Palwenty was the typical bland GOP Establishments candidate playing the same old attack dog political games.

What Ed and the rest of the blooger need to wake up to is how strong the support is for the Anti Establishment candidates.

Here is the problem too many of the self styled“political strategists” have, they want to force every election season fit their preconceived doctrines. That would be a disastrous mistake for the GOP.

With 70-80% of the people totally fed up with the way the current political Establishment of both parties are running things, it would be suicidal to treat this election as business as normal.

10 posted on 08/14/2011 12:22:59 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: Nachum

perry will go up in smoke when he speaks at the next debate- mark my words.. the dude is dumber than dirt. perry= bush..


11 posted on 08/14/2011 12:26:36 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: Nachum
I’ve seen Perry give speeches on television (mainly on YouTube) and knew he could be dynamic.

So, didja hear this one?

Perry, in a speech in Mexico in 2007, said he supports completely open borders, calling for the "free flow of individuals between these two countries who want to work and want to be an asset to our country and to Mexico."

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/61076.html

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12 posted on 08/14/2011 12:27:17 PM PDT by JCG
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To: Nachum

Ed Morrissey:
“...I’ve seen Perry give speeches on television (mainly on YouTube)...”
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Not such a good thing to base your decisions on.


13 posted on 08/14/2011 12:27:45 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I loved, loved, LOVED Louis Amstrong.

Here it is. Listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5TwT69i1lU&feature=related


14 posted on 08/14/2011 12:28:03 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Nachum

more Conservative than Ronald Reagan


15 posted on 08/14/2011 12:28:42 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Nachum
BARRIO PERRY

Oops, is that a hate crime? Probably best to check with taxpayer supported illegal immigrant college chaps.

16 posted on 08/14/2011 12:29:06 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: Nachum

No thanks.

Not interested in another Compassionate, Open-Borders, Hate-Crime Legislation GOP establishment pretend conservative


17 posted on 08/14/2011 12:29:49 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Nachum

Perry gives aid to the brown supramcist movement. We have to stop the class warfare where the elites allow illegal immigration in order to push down wages for the working poor.


18 posted on 08/14/2011 12:30:56 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Nachum

He won’t get nominated. But what worries me is that he will pull votes from some other candidates and allow Romney to sneak in. I don’t think his entrance into the race does us any favors.


19 posted on 08/14/2011 12:34:10 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Nachum

Pawlenty is an ruling class RINO.

Palin is the opposite.

I’ll go with Palin.


20 posted on 08/14/2011 12:36:23 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: BereanBrain

Yep, the Ruling Class RINO Candidate...
Notice the fawning presstitution he is getting already, sigh swoon.

No matter folks, our nominee will be the one who gets the REAL MESSAGE out to the people...Don’t think we have it yet, but it will be done. Has to or we lose the USA.


21 posted on 08/14/2011 12:36:45 PM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Nachum

We need someone with a mean streak.


22 posted on 08/14/2011 12:37:00 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: LOC1
The Texas economic model has existed since before the Tea Party. It has been successful for the state. Obviously, Perry has helped make that economic model work.

How so?

I've had Perry boosters tell me how weak the Texas Governership is once it has been shown how astronomically big government has grown under Perry's leadership, so which is it?

Is he responsible for the condition that Texas is in or not?
23 posted on 08/14/2011 12:37:01 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: chicken head
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24 posted on 08/14/2011 12:40:40 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: RIghtwardHo; Allegra
I don’t think his entrance into the race does us any favors.

Yes, but who really cares what a Ho thinks?

Your pimp obviously failed to slap you enough.

25 posted on 08/14/2011 12:43:40 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: chicken head
the dude is dumber than dirt. perry= bush..

I'll bet he doesn't even know when to capitalize when writing.

What a bonehead.

26 posted on 08/14/2011 12:45:30 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: SoConPubbie
“Texas does limit the governor’s powers as compared to many other states, but to conclude that the governor is merely a figurehead, with little power or influence, is simply wrong. Once again, critics are trying to diminish Perry’s achievements by denigrating his part in Texas’ successes, as if his participation as governor was inconsequential.

The formal powers of a governor are measured by using four factors: tenure of office, appointive/administrative powers, budgetary powers, and legislative powers.

The Texas governor has the strongest tenure of office in that he is elected to four-year terms and there are no term limits.

The Texas governor’s appointive powers are limited by the state’s plural executive structure, meaning that he or she cannot count on the loyalty, support, or cooperation of other members of the executive branch. Some of them may even belong to the opposition party. In Texas, the lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller of public accounts, state land commissioner, agricultural commissioner, Railroad Commission, and Texas State Board of Education are all elected by voters, not appointed by the governor.

Unlike most other state governors, the Texas governor has very restricted budgetary powers. In Texas, it is the Legislative Budget Board, dominated by the speaker and lieutenant governor that presents a budget to the legislature for approval. A Texas governor’s most significant budgetary power is the line-item veto power over the state budget bill. Because the legislature has often adjourned within days of the budget bill reaching the governor’s desk, they often have no opportunity to override the governor’s line-item veto.

In terms of legislative power, the Texas governor’s veto power is very strong because gubernatorial vetoes or item vetoes are rarely overridden because the legislature has already adjourned by the time that the governor exercises the veto. In Rick Perry’s case, he has vetoed 273 bills since his first term in 2001. He’s not timid about his veto power. The governor also has the power to call additional special sessions of the legislature and is not limited to the number of special sessions he/she calls.

In comparison to other states: thirty other state’s governors were ranked as having more power than Texas’ chief executive, seventeen are ranked about equal, and three had even less power. In summary, Texas limits the governor’s power primarily in two areas, appointive and budgetary. The weakness in the appointive aspect is because in Texas, most of the other executives are elected, not appointed. And as noted above, the legislature has primary responsibility for drafting a budget. HERE is a link to a University of North Carolina chart which ranks the power of each state’s chief executive – using 2007 conditions.

The low comparative ranking of the Texas governor is consistent with the traditionalistic and individualistic political culture of the state. In other words, it is intentional, not accidental. Judging by Texas’ success, perhaps some other states might want to consider reducing the power of their governors too?”

The above is quoted from Item Number 14 in the following article: http://peskytruth.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/rick-perrys-negatives/

As a Texas native, I have some reservations about Perry, but would clearly support him over four more years of President Downgrade.

27 posted on 08/14/2011 12:49:11 PM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: BereanBrain

I’ll take a RINO over a marxist, American hating pos any day....if I have to.


28 posted on 08/14/2011 12:51:22 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Shady
the one who gets the REAL MESSAGE out to the people...Don’t think we have it yet, but it will be done.

I would love to see some one like that rise to the top but don't see any one on the horizon.

Who do you have in mind?

I'd love to get behind him/her.

29 posted on 08/14/2011 12:53:51 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: RIghtwardHo

He won’t get nominated.”

Pretty certain, are ya?


30 posted on 08/14/2011 12:56:59 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: humblegunner

ROFLMAO! (Like a hot knife through room temperature butter my FRiend.)


31 posted on 08/14/2011 12:59:11 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: humblegunner

hehehe


32 posted on 08/14/2011 1:05:21 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: Nachum; Allegra; humblegunner; shibumi; Eaker

Let um ... me be ... um ... perfectly .... clear ... um

Well, when you put it like yet, yea, a Texas Governor sounds good. Damn good!

Rick Perry for POTUS

33 posted on 08/14/2011 1:06:52 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Nice. I had in mind Sam Cooke, though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNO72aCnVr0


34 posted on 08/14/2011 1:08:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Jedidah
We need someone with a mean streak.

If you believe the WSJ, Hairy Perry's got it.

35 posted on 08/14/2011 1:10:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: chicken head

Did Perry say ‘Howdy’ before giving the UT salute?


36 posted on 08/14/2011 1:11:16 PM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Get ready for his campaign to literally EXPLODE!
37 posted on 08/14/2011 1:11:55 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: LOC1

Bingo! The economy and jobs are the top priorities of many Americans these days. All of the water cooler talk in my office lately is grumblings about their friends still looking for work, the increase in gas prices and food, and their tanking 401K’s. They want a demonstrated fighter and a leader when it comes to economic issues and we will get that with Perry. This is going to be the litmus test this election with independent swing voters so it’s a win/win for Perry as far as I’m concerned.


38 posted on 08/14/2011 1:12:44 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: Nachum

Evidently, this corporate RINO (Gore+Bush) has a miniscule but screeching loud fan club here.


39 posted on 08/14/2011 1:13:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MissyMa

Perry is a dynamic speaker. He really knows how to inspire a crowd.


40 posted on 08/14/2011 1:16:12 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: Revolting cat!

Not so fast! he’s got baggage and he sounds like a bush, we had enough. Look at his record


41 posted on 08/14/2011 1:17:24 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: ronnie raygun

Take a joke, will ya?!


42 posted on 08/14/2011 1:19:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: I see my hands

Barrio Perry? I think you mean PERRY/RUBIO 2012.


43 posted on 08/14/2011 1:34:30 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Revolting cat!

That is getting tiring. There is something other than Al Gore to not like Perry, if you want to be against him.


44 posted on 08/14/2011 1:34:38 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: humblegunner; Servant of the Cross; PSYCHO-FREEP

Post #25 - I just sprayed iced tea all over my screen.


45 posted on 08/14/2011 1:39:53 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Eddie01

The funny thing is that you Palin bots can make all sorts of claims about her positions and not have to show anything in her record to prove all these things she has actually done on various issues and positions. Everything attributed to her is stuff she “said”, “claimed”, “proclaimed” or “wrote about” in the past 2 years to pander to the conservative base.


46 posted on 08/14/2011 1:44:20 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Yep, he learned that as a YELL LEADER at Texas A & M...


47 posted on 08/14/2011 1:50:05 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: indianrightwinger

You dislike him for, say, his hair, I’ll dislike him for the character revealing association with Al Gore.


48 posted on 08/14/2011 1:52:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: indianrightwinger
You nailed it. Palin has said a lot of things but her major accomplishment in Alaska was a tax on oil companies to give checks to the citizens. She was only governor for 2.5 years and whatever cronyism she supposedly cleaned up apparently is back already.

Perry is a 10 year governor of a very successful state of 24 million and a net donor state along with 60% of the U.S./Mexico border. Palin was a 2.5 year governor of a state of 700,000 people that receives $1.80 in Federal money for every dollar it sends in.

49 posted on 08/14/2011 1:58:02 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Nachum

Read “Rick Perry’s Crony Capitalism Problem” in yesterday’s WSJ.


50 posted on 08/14/2011 2:01:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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