Did he endorse hillarycare? (which did not yet exist)
That is the question, isnt it?
This is getting really old. OK, In my opinion:
1. Hillary care NEVER existed....it was a plan, an initiative in 1993. It was as not ever passed into law—I don’t think it was ever voted on....Read my previous post, I think he was far more supportive than I would have liked....OK???
2. NO, really that is not the question in my opinion.
The questions are: Is he a true conservative? What is his record? Based on his record, what will he do or not do in office. Is he going to be a president that can lead this country out of the very troubled place we are headed if not in.
Not if he doesn't close the border for one thing....and surely not if he continues to cater to the Muslim population......
Perry is a 10 year governor and that says something about his popularity in the state and the climate in the state says something about his effectiveness as governor.
Texas is a strongly Red state now, unlike when Bush was gov.
Obama hates Perry and hates Texas. Perry has confronted Obama personally on immigration and done battle with the EPA over environmental regulations that stangle jobs with little or no positive impact on the environment.
The job I have today did not exist last year, it is newly created and considered well paying, not the minimum wage or governemnt jobs some Perry critics claim is all that exists here.
There are no state income taxes but property taxes and sales taxes can be steep in places.
The cost of living (aka housing) is better here than in most of the nation and there are many, many, good jobs waiting to be filled and solid companies that want to do more business but need more people to work.
Perry has effectively dealt with political foes and has built a solid Republican/conservative government that should last for years after he leaves.
Is Perry the Ultimate Conservative to match every ideal that the most narrowly minded purists seem to demand?
Probably not...no, absolutely not.
But check out his book, and take some of the most outrageous criticism with a grain or three of salt.
Yes. I think you have hit on an issue that is important. As one tries to gather information about the candidates, sometimes it's not always so much that they may have made a misstep in their decision making, but rather, was it a one-time incident, or does it accurately reflect their worldview, and how they would approach similar problems (on a federal level, with much more power to impact us).
For example (so far - to me) Gov. Perry's record sometimes appears to indicate a "this is the way it's going to be, regardless of what people want" approach, and yet, his supporters have been posting some "rest of the story" information that would seem to indicate that he does indeed think through issues, and respond to his constituents.
So, at this juncture, I look forward to running across more information about Gov. Perry so that I can, with some level of confidence, place in either his Pro, or his Con, column. Hopefully, by the end of the primary period, everything about him will have hit FR, and have been hashed out enough to know all we can about him.
The same is true for Gov. Palin (and any other candidate that seems viable).