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.
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.
We need someone with a mean streak.
Yes, but who really cares what a Ho thinks?
Your pimp obviously failed to slap you enough.
I'll bet he doesn't even know when to capitalize when writing.
What a bonehead.
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 governors appointive powers are limited by the states 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 governors 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 governors desk, they often have no opportunity to override the governors line-item veto.
In terms of legislative power, the Texas governors 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 Perrys case, he has vetoed 273 bills since his first term in 2001. Hes 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 states 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 governors 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 states 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.
I’ll take a RINO over a marxist, American hating pos any day....if I have to.
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.
He wont get nominated.”
Pretty certain, are ya?
ROFLMAO! (Like a hot knife through room temperature butter my FRiend.)
Well, when you put it like yet, yea, a Texas Governor sounds good. Damn good!
Rick Perry for POTUS
Nice. I had in mind Sam Cooke, though:
If you believe the WSJ, Hairy Perry's got it.
Did Perry say ‘Howdy’ before giving the UT salute?
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.
Evidently, this corporate RINO (Gore+Bush) has a miniscule but screeching loud fan club here.
Perry is a dynamic speaker. He really knows how to inspire a crowd.
Not so fast! he’s got baggage and he sounds like a bush, we had enough. Look at his record
Take a joke, will ya?!
Barrio Perry? I think you mean PERRY/RUBIO 2012.
That is getting tiring. There is something other than Al Gore to not like Perry, if you want to be against him.
Post #25 - I just sprayed iced tea all over my screen.
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.
Yep, he learned that as a YELL LEADER at Texas A & M...
You dislike him for, say, his hair, I’ll dislike him for the character revealing association with Al Gore.
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.
Read “Rick Perry’s Crony Capitalism Problem” in yesterday’s WSJ.