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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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
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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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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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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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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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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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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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