Skip to comments.Why Rick Perry is the likely GOP nominee
Posted on 09/15/2011 10:47:04 AM PDT by AAABEST
After Mondays debate in Florida, most people expected Rick Perrys rapid rise to the top of the polls for Republican presidential candidates to slow or halt, having taken a beating over the Gardasil mandate and immigration. His attack on Social Security was supposed to scare off seniors. However, as RealClearPolitics reported last night, a new poll by Insider Advantage shows Perry grabbing a nine-point lead in the Sunshine State in a survey taken the next day
In the last 40 years, conservative dominance has been the way of the world in Republican presidential politics. The party has nominated some relatively moderate candidates, like Nixon, George Bush, and Bob Dole, but it was only after they had convinced enough Republican voters that they were sufficiently conservative.
In other words, a candidate aligned with the Northeastern, moderate wing of the party has not won a nomination since 1960, and there is no reason to expect that to change, barring some kind of once-in-a-century realignment of the two political parties. Northeastern Republicans are now junior partners in the party coalition. They cannot deliver their own states anymore, as the Democrats dominate them all except New Hampshire and Pennsylvania; meanwhile, conservatives in the Midwest, South, and West can deliver their states, and so they now basically run the show.
Which brings us to Mitt Romney, whose basic political problem is that he comes from the Northeastern wing of the party
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You like it? Too much of an extreme close-up for me, but it does portray a certain “ruggedness” that would bother some MSM wuss but go over well with normal people.
exactly, I’ve had it with Metrosexuals, let the real men run things again.
if he is going to be the nominee he is going to have to handle debates better than he did on Monday
oops I mean Glen Rice...not so much into some sports
The picture was contrived to make him look old. Which it does.
Who is greg rice?
I tend to agree, but if the subsequent polls back up this Florida Times-Union showing Perry jumping ahead after the debate, he is in good standing.
He kept his cool against constant attacks, which I think helped him. I think maybe a lackluster performance was overshaddowed by Bachmann's asinine accusations that Perry "forced" girls to get shots, and insinuating that he's making children retarded.
Rick Perry appeals to the Clinton wing of the Republican party.
The back story on the photo ur boy approved it....sheesh.
So....Sarah at 24 is not allowed to date...hmmmmmm I wonder what good ole boy Perry was gettin at 24 would you like to find out?
Don’t worry we will....!
I agree. He looks kinda hot in that picture.
Maybe you should report him to #attackwatch.
“ur boy approved it”
So he didn’t even realize the the photo made him look old?
Personally I gagged while reading it....but hey it’s not my candidate....lol
The answer to your question is yes, at 24 she was allowed to date.
To prove my point; if the report is true, she was "dating" Todd at the same time the had the one-night "date" with the 6' 8" basketball player.
Therefore she must have been "allowed to date."
Tell it to Giuliani, Thompson, and Huckabee who had all been featured in TIME by this time in 2007.
I’ve got a better idea—maybe I’ll just wait for him to be a man.
And stand up against cronyism and corruption.
We’re not supposed to believe the contemporary accounts of Perry’s actions, but are supposed to take the word of a convicted liar about Palin? I can see you are in full Perrygasm mode.