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A Perry-Romney ticket could bring another Austin-Boston link (speculation)
The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2011 | Joe Holley

Posted on 08/30/2011 6:24:02 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

In the postnomination chaos of the 1960 Democratic Convention, John F. Kennedy, a Massachusetts liberal (and a Catholic to boot), realized that Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson, his erstwhile rival for the nomination, had something that he needed: entree to a then-Democratic South that was inherently suspicious of liberals and Catholics. Thus was born the Austin-Boston connection.

For JFK, that connection was a lifeline to the White House. These days, it is the GOP that may give serious consideration to a reconstituted Austin-Boston connection: A New England politician with a suspiciously moderate past (and a Mormon to boot) may come to realize that he needs what a certain Southern governor with tea party and evangelical bona fides has to offer. As in 1960, when JFK-LBJ tied together the frayed and disparate wings of the Democratic Party long enough to win the White House, Mitt Romney-Rick Perry could be just the ticket for the GOP to unite its increasingly disparate wings and make Barack Obama a one-term president.

"For a Republican Party torn between hard-money conservatives and social conservatives, it would be an intriguing way to balance the party," Texas Christian University political scientist James Riddlesperger said.

"Romney is clearly the front-runner, and depending on how (Perry) conducts his own campaign for the presidency, he's a viable vice-presidential pick," Southern Methodist University political scientist Cal Jillson said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012; no; perry; romney
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1 posted on 08/30/2011 6:24:05 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

Who the hell thinks this BS up??


2 posted on 08/30/2011 6:25:27 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Please. No.


3 posted on 08/30/2011 6:25:36 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Clintonfatigued
""Romney is clearly the front-runner, and depending on how (Perry) conducts his own campaign for the presidency, he's a viable vice-presidential pick," Southern Methodist University political scientist Cal Jillson said."

WTF!

4 posted on 08/30/2011 6:26:54 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I would consider voting for Perry.

Perry-Romney? I'd stay home that day. Romney is on my permanent "do not vote for" list, in any configuration.

5 posted on 08/30/2011 6:26:58 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The unholy RINO alliance. The anti-Reagan to the extreme.


6 posted on 08/30/2011 6:27:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: randita; Impy; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Liz; SwinneySwitch; JulieRNR21; ...

I could see this senario happening, but these two on a ticket would leave me completely uninspired. I hope this dull, short-sighted idea isn’t what awaits us next year.


7 posted on 08/30/2011 6:28:46 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: ClearCase_guy

yep


8 posted on 08/30/2011 6:29:00 PM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Perry - Bachmann!


9 posted on 08/30/2011 6:29:17 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
"I could see this senario happening"

I couldn't.

10 posted on 08/30/2011 6:30:05 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Regardless of whom is on the feckless republican presidential ticket, you cannot stay home on voting day. The down ticket offices are the only hope we have of rescuing the Republic. Pay close attention to every spot on the ballot. Learn whom is a true conservative and whom is the typical mouthing liar politician. We have two scum seantors in Tennessee that need to be replaced with honest men or women. Bot are republicrats but both are go-along-to-get-along fools. Sadly, my congressional representative, though a physician, is just as establishment lost.


11 posted on 08/30/2011 6:30:37 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yuk

Barf

Disgusting


12 posted on 08/30/2011 6:30:58 PM PDT by samtheman (Perry for President)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Sounds like a match made in heaven. Even so, fro what I’ve read here at FR RINO Mitt Perry’s supporters prefer a Perry/Giuliani ticket.


13 posted on 08/30/2011 6:31:00 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: ClearCase_guy

perry is part rino.. romney is full rino. if u pair perry with a demint type like bachann he turns republican. pair him with romney and u have a diaster


14 posted on 08/30/2011 6:31:08 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: ClearCase_guy

perry is part rino.. romney is full rino. if u pair perry with a demint type like bachann he turns republican. pair him with romney and u have a diaster


15 posted on 08/30/2011 6:31:14 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: Clintonfatigued

That would be the Reagan/Bush ticket.

Bush eventually became president, violated the Reaganite “no new taxes” pledge, and because of that, lost the election.


16 posted on 08/30/2011 6:31:33 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
"For a Republican Party torn between hard-money conservatives and social conservatives, it would be an intriguing way to balance the party," Texas Christian University political scientist James Riddlesperger said

Hand in your analyst's license, Jim. If you think Perry/Romney unites social and fiscal conservatives, you have no idea what is going on in the Republican Party.

17 posted on 08/30/2011 6:31:44 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Clintonfatigued; a fool in paradise

Perry / Como 2012 !

(New Yorkers know Anthony.)

18 posted on 08/30/2011 6:31:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I guess the old saying that “two RINO nitwits are better than one” applies here


19 posted on 08/30/2011 6:33:52 PM PDT by Desolation Row
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To: Clintonfatigued
'You may well not agree with me, "but I'm the only President you got."Lyndon B. Johnson
20 posted on 08/30/2011 6:34:07 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Revolting cat!

lol!


21 posted on 08/30/2011 6:34:07 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Perry/Romney? No. Just No.

But something just as evil IS a real possibility.

Perry/Guiliani.


22 posted on 08/30/2011 6:34:25 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Two hairdos in the White House.

What a great idea.

23 posted on 08/30/2011 6:35:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: samtheman

Don’t be shy, tell me what you really think!/sarcasm


24 posted on 08/30/2011 6:35:48 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Revolting cat!

Good one. At least they could sing the national anthem.


25 posted on 08/30/2011 6:37:13 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Clintonfatigued

Just leave it to political science university hacks to come up with these hair-balls that conservatives cannot swallow.


26 posted on 08/30/2011 6:38:36 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Faith
Campaign slogan:

Make November 4 Some Enchanted Evening!


27 posted on 08/30/2011 6:38:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This idea is awful. Only Marxist democrats would think such madness. Mint needs to go back to work for the Olympics, they will need him in Londonistan next year.


28 posted on 08/30/2011 6:40:02 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: South40

I don’t know but the GOP has been moderated into a coma and the “moderates” don’t seem interested in moderating the out of control democrats.


29 posted on 08/30/2011 6:40:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The GOP has been "moderated" into a coma.)
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To: Artemis Webb

ditto.


30 posted on 08/30/2011 6:42:14 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I could see this happening as well. Birds of a feather after all. I can just see RINOs around the nation, all Gollum-like, doing the Dance of Joy over the two preciousessssss.


31 posted on 08/30/2011 6:43:02 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Actually I didn’t notice at first: this was written back in the days when Romney was the frontrunner. Ancient history; days of yore.


32 posted on 08/30/2011 6:43:02 PM PDT by samtheman (Perry for President)
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To: Clintonfatigued

33 posted on 08/30/2011 6:43:16 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: justiceseeker93; SJackson; neverdem

This is some speculation. If it’s a trial balloon, Freepers have shot it to the ground already.


34 posted on 08/30/2011 6:44:27 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: cripplecreek
Moderate my arse. These people are openly liberal.

Here's one who praises pro-abortion, pro-gay and anti-gun creep Rudy Giuliani.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2771121/posts?page=121?page=23#23

35 posted on 08/30/2011 6:45:37 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: Artemis Webb

I assume you don’t mean “Win The Future.” I agree.


36 posted on 08/30/2011 6:46:07 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: South40

Rootie would be a great mayor of a city I don’t live in.


37 posted on 08/30/2011 6:47:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The GOP has been "moderated" into a coma.)
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To: cripplecreek
lol!

Yes, but according to some, he would make a great VP for RINO Rick also.


38 posted on 08/30/2011 6:50:18 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: beethovenfan

Perry/Bachmann would pretty much end the primaries.


39 posted on 08/30/2011 6:51:11 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yep. And that Austin-Boston link will probably give us another four years of the Chicago-Trenton link.
God save us.


40 posted on 08/30/2011 6:53:48 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Methinks this is very unlikely to happen. Perry and Romney don’t like each other — going back to the days when both were governors.


41 posted on 08/30/2011 6:54:24 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Austin to Boston? Liberal enclave to liberal enclave? Romney’s internal polling must show him as on the ropes at this point.


42 posted on 08/30/2011 6:59:45 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Perry/Pawlenty makes sense from an electoral standpoint. Would love to see Perry/Palin.


43 posted on 08/30/2011 7:00:00 PM PDT by MattinNJ
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To: beethovenfan
Perry - Bachmann!

Politics as usual!!!

woo-hooooo!

44 posted on 08/30/2011 7:01:27 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The all-RINO ticket. The writers at Hot Air would have orgasms.


45 posted on 08/30/2011 7:04:09 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: freespirited
“Methinks this is very unlikely to happen. Perry and Romney don’t like each other”

Reagan and Bush41 didn't like one another.

46 posted on 08/30/2011 7:08:36 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Clintonfatigued

BS Romney is getting trounced in the polls by Perry so now they are reduced to desperate measures like putting the RINO on the bottom of the ticket. VPs have to add something. What does Romney add? Nothing. Perry couldn’t stomach Romney. Never happen. All of this before the first debate in which Perry participates.

Perry is doing well but it is WAY too earlier to be talking VPs. We aren’t even sure if Palin is in or out.


47 posted on 08/30/2011 7:10:30 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: freespirited
Story in the Boston Globe today described a grudge going back to the Salt Lake Olympics. Perry (Eagle Scout) had requested that the Boy Scouts be allowed to serve in a certain sort of highly-visible volunteer role at the events. Romney gave him the Heisman, saying rules prohibited those younger than 18 (i.e., most Boy Scouts) from serving in that manner. Perry holds that Romney really made the call because the Boy Scouts were getting a bad rap about prohibiting gay Scout masters, which was big news at the time.

So there you go. Sounds like Perry has it in for Romney for using a sea lawyer excuse as a way to avoid a political pickle.

48 posted on 08/30/2011 7:10:41 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: GreaterSwiss

This is supposed to be Mr. Conservative?? Far from it.

1. Mandated sixth grade girls get vaccines.

2. Started the Dream Act in Texas.

3. Said the Arizona law was too tough for Texas.

4. Against putting a fence on the border.

5. Applauded Hillary Clintons efforts on Health care.

6. Al Gores campaign manager.

NEWS FLASH:

RICK PERRY LOVES GOVERNMENT. HE’S A CAREER POLITICIAN THAT LOVES GOVERNMENT. HE’S BEEN SUBSIDIZED BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR 27 YEARS. EVERYTHING HE OWNS IS BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT. ALL THE PERKS HE RECIEVED WHILE IN OFFICE IS BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT!!

SAY NO TO GEORGE W. PERRY!!


49 posted on 08/30/2011 7:12:51 PM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Not no but hell no. No Romney, no time, no where.


50 posted on 08/30/2011 7:16:05 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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