Skip to comments.Rick Perry aims for right balance of firebrand and statesman in GOP race
Posted on 08/20/2011 10:35:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
.....In part because he is the newest entrant, Perry has drawn large crowds this week in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Here in Florence, he was greeted as a heartthrob Friday morning as more than 300 people jammed around tables, stood on booths and craned their necks to see past the hot breakfast buffet at Bazens Family Restaurant and take stock of the Texan.
It was one of the more enthusiastic crowds any candidate has assembled this year, and Perry did not disappoint when he tore into Obama.
The presidents been on a jobs tour, Perry said. He had his big ol bus his big ol $1.2 million bus, made in Canada. But, anyway, the real issue is our presidents out there and he goes on a jobs tour. This is the president of the United States that has killed more jobs in America than I think any president. . . . The only job he cares about is the one hes got.
Perry said his campaign is about cuttin taxes, cuttin regulations and cuttin litigation. In one of his biggest applause lines, he said: I am a pro-business governor, and I dont make any apologies to anybody about it. Im going to be a pro-business president, and I wont make any apologies about it.
Perry learned this week that what may please his Republican audiences may not go over as well with people tuning in nationwide. Speaking to a ballroom of Iowa Republicans on Sunday night, Perry said: One of the reasons, one of the powerful reasons, that Im running for the presidency of the United States is to make sure that every young man and woman who puts on the uniform of this country respects highly the president of the United States. .....
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Geraldo loves him, that’s plenty.
You should tell that to RINO Rick; he's the RINO, I'm a conservative.
If you try to tar everyone then it losses force.
I've tarred no one. Perry's record reveals he is anything but conservative. That may be hard for you and other Perry supporters to accept, but it is fact.
Perry is more conservative then Romney or Bush. He definitely is not a favorite on 7th street, at least not yet.
So that's the measure in which conservatives should pick their nominee --- he/she just need be more conservative than Mitt Romney? I don't think so. And...btw...Bush isn't running. We need a conservative representing our conservative values, not a proven RINO. Rick Perry is a proven RINO. Some may want to overlook that. I don't.
Oh BS! Nobody has to pick a candidate until all who are running are in for crying out loud! And even then they don't have to choose until Election Day if they determine to wait it out.
It's been said if one can't stand the heat.....that goes both ways. Good grief lighten up man!
What are you? A two-year old?
Of course Geraldo loves him. Geraldo loves all conservatives. /s
Been here since 2000, who’s a newbie? Bashing a party candidate who has’nt even started running full throttle yet, is ridiculous. I love Sarah too, but there are intangibles that we must be honest about. I hope she is the lightning rod that distracts the liberals from swift boating Perry. But Perry can and will beat Obama in the genral.
It takes a small mind to believe that if someone doesn’t support RINO Rick Perry they are trying to reelect Obama. But if that’s the message you wish to convey by all means please proceed.
What Palin cult? I see no difference between Perry's crew and Palin's, both are passionate and should not make excuses for being so. It's election time!
....but interesting that Perry's taking his cues from Palin and Trump. Both who know well how to name that tune in one note.
The fact that you think he can't tolerate criticism is very troubling.
Sarah Palin can tolerate criticism, and give it back ten-fold.
That's the kind of person we need, not some marshmallow.
You forgot a couple....
Perry’s for open borders.
Perry’s for teaching kids Islam in the school system.
So you're loyal to the Republican party first and not conservatism? Okay.
And it's 'ridiculous' to think we can't critique RINO Rick Perry because he hasn't started 'running full throttle' -- he has a record and that record is what we should base our opinions on, not his campaign promises.
Those of us in Texas know about Perry, including the warts. He does have some.
But we keep reelecting him, even when he runs against someone else that we like, Senator Hutchinson or Mayor White, for instance.
Perry is one shrewd politician. Seems like he often hits the right chord. And he is a ruthless administrator. Just ask any commissioner he has appointed. They do not dare oppose him.
The side I will pick is the conservative side which does not include Perry.
I believe you need to learn the proper use of the term "swift boating". The "swift boat" folks brought the truth out about the phoney skerry.