Skip to comments.Perry Says He's Best Contrast to Obama
Posted on 09/03/2011 8:11:20 PM PDT by Clairity
Some analysts suggest Perry is too conservative and too controversial to beat Obama, and that Romney would make a better candidate in the general election. The Texas governor made the opposite argument Saturday.
Perry, who spoke at two house parties in New Hampshire, said he was the only candidate who "draws a clear contrast" with Obama.
"The differences between President Obama and myself are great," Perry said in Manchester. "He's lost more than a million jobs while he's been president. I've created a million jobs since I've been the governor."
"I don't support a fence on the border. I think strategic fencing is a part of the strategy," Perry said. "If you build a 30-foot wall from El Paso to Brownsville, the 35-foot ladder business gets real good."
As the man kept pressing, Perry said: "You've got to have people on the ground, sir ... and it's got to be law enforcement."
(Excerpt) Read more at texastribune.org ...
Regarding border security -- most of the MSM articles only quoted the beginning of Perry reply, trying to turn conservatives against him, by making him sounds as if he were against border security, when in fact the truth is that he wants to secure the border, but the fence over a large uninhabited areas is not effective. He wants people to enforce the border. He asked Obama for thousands of National Guard troops, which Obama ignored.
Here is what he has done to secure the border, as governor.
"Border security is a federal responsibility but a Texas problem, and Texas has invested hundreds of millions of state dollars in efforts to support and supplement security forces already in place. Still, this is a problem that will only be solved with more federal accountability and involvement."
More at link above.
Don’t give a crap what Perry says, doesn’t make it true!
Palin drones in 3...2...1...
Here we go ...
I would bet that 100 percent of those “some analysts” are members of the “MS” press.
Fences in strategic areas makes sense. Fences everywhere along our border with Mexico is impractical.
It would cost billions of dollars and accomplish almost nothing in terms of solving illegal immigration.
In that regard, it would be similar to the types of programs Democrats have been foisting on us for years -- a feel good solution that soaks the taxpayers and doesn't resolve the actual problem.
Who has the best hair tonight?
I disagree that Perry is (Of declared candidates) the best contrast to Obama. I believe that Rick Santorum would be that candidate. However if we are talking about candidates that have a shot in the dark of actually winning in 2012.....yeah, Perry is probably correct.
On illegal immigration, Perry is only slightly better than Obama, so that issue is pretty much a wash. Not that it’s the biggest issue facing us right now anyway.
This election will be about JOBS, and Perry is the JOBS candidate. Obama cannot and will not beat that.
I love Sarah.3...2...1... And I love Rick Perry...4 And I hate the lying weasel Romney.
Who has the best hair tonight?
Not me. I’m getting pretty thin up on top.
Sarah Palin has the best hair.
Rick Perry has better hair than Mitt Romney.
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I came to Texas in 2007 for a better job than what I had in Florida.
This year I accepted an even better job that is a newly created position in another company due to the company's growth.
My job is not government and not minimum wage as the critics want to claim are the only new jobs in Texas.
Many companies in Houston could do much more business but there aren't enough qualified people to fill all the engineering, maintenance, craft, QAQC jobs.
All Perry really has to do as President is drill here, drill now and build refineries and the economy will soar in ways unseen since the post WWII boom.
Perry has a record as governor — a record of low taxes, minimum regulations and job creation.
If, and I repeat, if Palin decides to enter the fray ... Obama and Perry will be nothing but a pile of debris left along the highway toward the Presidency of the US.
I'm in Texas and have voted for Rick Perry each time he ran for governor. I would vote for him without hesitation if he were to be the Republican candidate against Obama. And, I don't consider myself a Palin drone since I'm still carefully evaluating the pros and cons of all Conservative contenders.
Still it is telling that today's speech by Sarah Palin is nearing 1,300 posts here on Free Republic (which the boss has proclaimed as "Palin Country"). Would a speech by Rick Perry draw that level of interest here on America's premiere gathering spot for American Patriots? I really don't know and we may ultimately find out should Perry deliver a speech at a high-profile event.
The level of diametric opposition will be a fascinating cultural battle. Even liberals who admit that Barack Obama is a stuttering cluster@#$% of a miserable failure would rather be ruled by one of their own than someone so alien to their core beliefs. The independents won't really see it in those terms, and the starkness of the divide will be useful.
Fence sitters might not care about pro-gun, pro-life positions, but an experienced governor who did well by his state will be a tower of credibility against the SCOAMF that is Barry.
Perry's not perfect, but so long as you're looking for a winning horse and not a religious experience, then he'll work just fine.