Skip to comments.Why Perry may be the real deal
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 Pawlentys 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. Ive 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:
Ive 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 Palins appearance. Perry has a very active delivery, in the same manner as a preacher. He doesnt stand still, but instead puts his whole body into what he says. Perrys speech turned a political conference into a Republican revival meeting, complete with the call to action at the end.
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
From a Texas ex-Al Gore campaign manager we’ll get the best of both world’s: the Gore’s and the Bush’s!
Great ... we have have dueling teleprompters and 20 paces
As the song says, what a wonderful world it would be!
Oops...I meant we can have dueling teleprompters at 20 paces.
He’s a REAL RINO.
If that’s what you want, I guess you were happy when we ran Dole and McCain.
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 Californias. 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?
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 styledpolitical 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.
perry will go up in smoke when he speaks at the next debate- mark my words.. the dude is dumber than dirt. perry= bush..
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."
Send treats to the troops...
Great because you did it!
“...Ive seen Perry give speeches on television (mainly on YouTube)...”
Not such a good thing to base your decisions on.
I loved, loved, LOVED Louis Amstrong.
Here it is. Listen.
more Conservative than Ronald Reagan
Not interested in another Compassionate, Open-Borders, Hate-Crime Legislation GOP establishment pretend conservative
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.
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.
Pawlenty is an ruling class RINO.
Palin is the opposite.
I’ll go with Palin.
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