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Republican front-runners Mitt Romney, Rick Perry come from different worlds
Los Angeles Times ^ | September 18, 2011 | Philip Rucker

Posted on 09/18/2011 1:55:44 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

......One was born into a privileged family in a tony Michigan suburb; the other, onto a flat expanse of West Texas dirt with no indoor plumbing. One spent his youth tooling around his father’s car factory; the other, selling Bibles door-to-door so he could afford to buy a car. One excelled at Harvard University, simultaneously earning law and business degrees and swiftly climbing the corporate ladder; the other, his hope of becoming a veterinarian dashed when he flunked organic chemistry at Texas A&M University, joined the Air Force. [Perry graduated from A&M]

Where Mitt Romney is obedient and cautious, Rick Perry is bombastic and spontaneous. If they had attended the same high school, they probably would have hung out at opposite ends of the hallway. Their relationship today is said to be frosty, if there is one at all.

“In every single possible way, they come from different worlds,” said Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, who advised Romney in his 2008 race but is neutral this time. “You can see the playbook pretty clearly here: it’s populist against patrician; it’s rural Texas steel against unflappable Romney coolness; conservative versus center-right establishment; Texas strength versus Romney’s imperturbability; Perry’s simplicity versus Romney’s flexibility.”

.... Romney is campaigning as a steady, capable grown-up who can fix anything that needs fixing; Perry, as a passionate, principled leader who can channel the ire of a frustrated electorate.

The twin forces within the Republican Party are neatly manifested in the two candidates. Romney represents both the party’s upper-crust establishment and the state — Massachusetts — that for so long has been the GOP’s boogeyman. Perry represents the angry grassroots that are giving the party new energy and he personifies the state — Texas — that for a generation has been the GOP’s soul.........

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


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To: shield

Pop some corn.


2 posted on 09/18/2011 1:58:00 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And yet...they are still both just establishment good ole boy politicians.


3 posted on 09/18/2011 1:59:31 PM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The two RINOs are alike in many ways.

Both are fascists for RomneyCARE/PerryCARE.

Both support open borders (but claim otherwise).

At least the RINO Perry is eligible.

RINO Rick praising HillaryCare (1993):

RINO Rick praising la raza:

RINO Rick praising Pelosi:

4 posted on 09/18/2011 2:00:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney and Perry are very different, indeed.

And they would be very different in how they would run the country.

I think Perry is the one with common sense and “laser-focus” on solving the problems.


5 posted on 09/18/2011 2:01:43 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

6 posted on 09/18/2011 2:02:35 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; truthfreedom; CowboyJay; ...
Mitt Romney, Rick Perry come from different worlds

A RINO is a RINO, be they from Texas or the NE.

7 posted on 09/18/2011 2:04:21 PM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry = The Other McCain)
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To: Clairity

It’s an interesting read.

Some laughs.

Some digs.

definitely differences.


8 posted on 09/18/2011 2:05:19 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As I expected. "Mitt Romney, practically perfect in every way."
10 posted on 09/18/2011 2:06:50 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Two sides of the same coin.


11 posted on 09/18/2011 2:08:16 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: Diogenesis

Of course you leave off the context.

Bush wanted TARP passed because there was a genuine belief that Wall Street would implode without it. The Dems didn’t want to pass it so it wouldn’t help Bush.

“First we’ll go back to October 1, 2008. That morning, Governor Perry released a letter, co-signed by Democratic Governor Joe Manchin, urging D.C. lawmakers “to leave partisanship at the door” and “pass an economic recovery package.”

The Perry-Manchin letter came three days after TARP failed to pass the House by a vote of 228-205. Moments after the vote, an exasperated House Minority Leader John Boehner spoke to reporters. He blamed the failed vote on Speaker Nancy Pelosi highly partisan speech, delivered just before the roll call. Boehner said the speech “poisoned [the Republican] conference” and “caused a number of members that we thought we could get, to go south.”

The Bush Administration and the media predicted financial ruin if the House Republicans and Democrats failed to work out their issues with the bill.

Three days later, The Senate scheduled a vote on TARP. That morning, riding to the bi-partisan rescue, came Perry and Manchin. “There is a time for partisanship and there is a time for getting things done,” lectured the two governors.

Media outlets, including the Associated Press, hailed the letter as a bi-partisan endorsement of TARP. The Fort Worth Star Telegram, in Perry’s back yard, even ran the headline, “Perry joins with Democrat to push for bailout.”

Perry has since denied he wanted the bailout to pass, but it’s not difficult to see why media and politicians alike saw the Perry-Manchin letter as pro-TARP. The governors stressed bi-partisanship just days after partisan fighting derailed the first vote in the House, the letter was sent on the day of the Senate vote, and most obvious was the fact that Congress was not meaningfully considering any other proposals.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/the_tarp_test.html


12 posted on 09/18/2011 2:10:00 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And yet...they are still both just establishment good ole boy politicians.


13 posted on 09/18/2011 2:10:00 PM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: shield

I’ve posted fly paper.

LOL!!


14 posted on 09/18/2011 2:10:50 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
>>>>>conservative versus center-right establishment

BULL! Conservative Texan Perry versus liberal establisment Romney is more like it.

Over the last 23 years the GOP has given us Bush, Bush, Dole, Bush, Bush, McCain and now Romney as the establishment standard bearers. Not a conservative in the bunch.

I don't know any major candidate running for potus on the GOP side over the two decades who has a better executive conservative governing record then Perry. More importantly Perry isn't afraid to take on Obama and the Democrat leftwing. Choose Romney and Obama wins!

15 posted on 09/18/2011 2:11:27 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Clairity

Romney would be a train-wreck and Perry would be a place holder at a time when we need action. Both will send us off the cliff slower than Obama but sure as hell anyway.


16 posted on 09/18/2011 2:13:21 PM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: South40

I don’t think you can go around calling anyone who has ever done anything you disagree with a Rino. I don’t believe either one of the guys is a Rino and remember, even Reagan was once a Democrat. People do change and evolve their views. I do think, however, that we’ve already had a simplistic president from Texas and the country is not ready for another.


17 posted on 09/18/2011 2:13:50 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: Clairity

All you have to do is read the date, the letter head and the contents of the letter to laugh about the “exposure” of this awful offense of the Agriculture Commissioner from Texas.

Poor Palin pups have nowhere else to go.

Speaking of dogs, there’s a real nice comment about Perry and dogs in the article.


18 posted on 09/18/2011 2:14:41 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: RKBA Democrat
Two sides of the same coin.

Pretty ironic coming from someone who calls himself "RKBA Democrat". Perry is a card carrying (and gun carrying) member of the NRA, with a great pro-gun record. Myth signed an "Assault Weapons" ban in MA, and supports reinstating the Federal version.

19 posted on 09/18/2011 2:15:11 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Diogenesis

Treasury: 99% of TARP investments paid back

http://www.housingwire.com/2011/03/16/treasury-99-of-tarp-paid-back

TARP was passed to avert a potential catastrophy.

The Obama stimulus and other Obama spending is what created the huge debt.


20 posted on 09/18/2011 2:15:11 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: South40; cripplecreek; rintense; thouworm
Farm boy Perry sold Bibles door-to-door to get money to buy a car and hoped to be a veterinarian.....but flunked animal science.

Then Perry got into $$$Texa$ politic$-----and hi$ money worrie$ vani$hed.

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So how many political/personal slush funds does Senor Ricky have? This is what we know to date----could be many many more.

<><> “Texans for Rick Perry” committee is a $102 million slush fund he uses at will. Some PAC mega-donors paid in $100,000 each in order to influence Perry's official actions. Gov Perry paid for posh family trips to the Bahamas, Amsterdam, Madrid out of campaign contributions from his “Texans for Rick Perry” committee.

<><> Perry's "Make Us Great Again PAC" raised millions to flood Iowa, and other early voting states, with ads promoting their boy.

<><> At the time he was saying he WAS NOT running for president last year, Ricky's Super-Pac raised $55 million for a presidential race---in $2500 max per person/ $5000 max per corporate PAC contributions. Perry organizers would not say what the Perry presidential groups has raised to date.

<><> Perry bragged at the Tea Party debate that he raised $33 million for reelection that year and that he was "offended" at the inference that he could be "bought" with Gardisil mfg Merck's $5000 campaign donation.

<><> The $295 million Texas Enterprise Fund doles out millions of tax dollars to Perry supporters who then kick-backed to his campaign coffers. TESF also gave $20 million to Countrywide Mtge---the crooks at the heart of the US financial meltdown---- Ricky said the $20 million was to (cough) "create jobs."

<><> Perry raised funds for the Republican Governors' Association, and, in turn, the Perry campaign received two $500,000 checks from the RGA.

<><> His wife Anita Perry's $60,000-a-year salary at the Austin "nonprofit" "Texas Association Against Sexual Assault" comes indirectly from Gov. Perry's political donors, state contractors and companies that do business with the state or have issues before the Legislature. Of 37 major donors during Anita Perry's tenure as fundraiser, ONLY three have NO ties to the governor or state business. Anita Perry is paid from the "nonprofit" money pool that includes political contributions. TAAS also receives grants from state agencies AND the governor's office. Donating to the TAASA seems to be another way Perry dreamed up for those with an interest in state government to influence Perry. State grants to the "non-profit" could be easily laundered especially w/ Mrs P at the helm.

<><> Perry also has a pot of "inaugural committee" monies (bet that comes in handy).

<><> And do on and so forth, ad infinitum, ad nauseaum.

21 posted on 09/18/2011 2:15:21 PM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This is a nice article coming out of the Washington Post...the article is more about Perry than Mittens. Surprising...
22 posted on 09/18/2011 2:16:18 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: ari-freedom

That’s funny!


24 posted on 09/18/2011 2:16:47 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Clairity

TARP went to IAG and Sharia.

Do you agree with it for Romney, Perry, or both?


25 posted on 09/18/2011 2:17:11 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: NotTallTex
You're certainly entitled to your opinion as am I. And I'm not the only one who 'disagrees' with RINO Mitt Perry.

The TP does not agree with Perry on the big-government, nanny-state Gardasil debacle.

The TP does not agree with Perry on his opposition to the border fence.

The TP does not agree with Perry on his opposition to Arizona trying to defend itself from the ILLEGAL hordes that he wants to make citizens.

The TP opposed Perry on the TTC.

The TP does not support Perry’s warped view that anyone opposing instate tuition for ILLEGAL aliens does so because of the ILLEGAL aliens’ last names.

The TP did not agree with Obama and Pelosi’s stimulus bailout plan yet Perry took stimulus cash anyway.

Rick Perry is a big government, progressive neocon candidate much the same as Mitt Romney. He is a RINO and a fraud and he is anything but in line with the TP's core principles.

26 posted on 09/18/2011 2:17:19 PM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry = The Other McCain)
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To: Reagan Man

“I don’t know any major candidate running for potus on the GOP side over the two decades who has a better executive conservative governing record then Perry. More importantly Perry isn’t afraid to take on Obama and the Democrat leftwing. Choose Romney and Obama wins!”

Nice to see some posters who clearly get it. :)


27 posted on 09/18/2011 2:17:26 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: shield

Hard to see your post what with all the flies buzzing around the sweet story about Rick Perry.


28 posted on 09/18/2011 2:18:10 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Liz

You can can that tripe anytime you want.


29 posted on 09/18/2011 2:18:51 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Speaking of dogs, there’s a real nice comment about Perry and dogs in the article.”

Yes, I read that. :)


30 posted on 09/18/2011 2:18:56 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: South40
The buzzing bees of anti-Perry activists with their "Gardasil-TTC-Border" mantra will only continue to highlight and enhance a Gov. Rick Perry nomination as truth of his work here in Texas gains national exposure. Rick Perry as governor, used all resources at his disposal in an attempt to make a cancer vaccine available to Texas children. The governor is battling environmentalist activists in his push for more transportation infrastructure in a state exploding with commerce and population. And using state resources, Gov. Rick Perry (denied the necessary and requested federal help needed by a border state to deal with the consequences of current federal inaction, in addition to shouldering the continued fallout from past federal actions) works to hold the line on the 1250 mile section of the U.S. border between Texas and Mexico, our neighbor to the south.
31 posted on 09/18/2011 2:19:38 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Only a WINO would think Perry is a RINO.
32 posted on 09/18/2011 2:20:54 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes, I’m counting the trolls on this thread...


33 posted on 09/18/2011 2:21:18 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: South40
A RINO is a RINO, be they from Texas or the NE.

Too bad 90% of Republican voters are "RINOs" too. /s

34 posted on 09/18/2011 2:23:02 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We should begin immediately to IVF the next POTUS.

Take a few cells of Newt’s brain, Cain’s joie de vivre, Perry’s military background, Romney’s facial symmetry, Huntsman’s blue eyes, Santorum’s teeth, Ron Paul’s ears, Bachman’s good intentions, Palin’s pugnacity and Pawlenty’s humility.

I’d photoshop if I knew how;)


35 posted on 09/18/2011 2:24:45 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: Clairity

I like Perry. I cannot tolerate Romney. There is just something disingenuous about Mitt. He is too slick-ish.


36 posted on 09/18/2011 2:25:18 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Diogenesis

37 posted on 09/18/2011 2:25:43 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: smoothsailing
Only a WINO would think Perry is a RINO. That is too funny.


38 posted on 09/18/2011 2:26:16 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: DRey

39 posted on 09/18/2011 2:26:51 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: DRey

IT’S UNANIMOUS FOR ROMNEY

Carville(D):
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy
."

Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."

Mitt Romney wins much coveted Jimmy Carter endorsement


40 posted on 09/18/2011 2:27:56 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: shield; Clairity

Maybe it’s the pictures of Rick Perry and Mitt Romney interacting with voters. They’re really telling.

Or perhaps what is written might actually make someone on the fence want to vote for Gov. Perry, so they have to troll and ball up the thread.

Sad. Sad. No candidate to return their love.

So sad. So bad. Sniff....


41 posted on 09/18/2011 2:28:00 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: shield
RINOs make themselves.

. Guard the Borders!! .... "Gard a sil?"

42 posted on 09/18/2011 2:29:37 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: South40

Wow I saw an interview with a lady representing the TP and she said the TP is strictly focased on fiscal issues. NOT Social issues. So which is it social or fiscal?


43 posted on 09/18/2011 2:29:40 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Hugin

It is too bad that so many Republican voters accept the RINO/liberal policies of Republican candidates; it’s what beget us the first 4 years of Obama and it’s what will possibly get us another 4.


44 posted on 09/18/2011 2:30:25 PM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry = The Other McCain)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

One is smeared multiple times daily on Free Republic, and also by Michelle Bachmann.

One is not smeared daily on Free Republic, and will likely be the GOP nominee in large part because of the actions of Free Republic, Michelle Bachmann, and media analyst Sarah Palin, who has a rabid base on FR that will destroy any legitimate challenger to Palin.


45 posted on 09/18/2011 2:32:30 PM PDT by Carling (Sarah Palin Supported TARP Before She Was Against It)
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To: Diogenesis

OK...that’s enough trolling on this thread...so I kindly ask you to stop now. You are starting to behave like Temper...


46 posted on 09/18/2011 2:32:56 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Marty62

Speaking of fiscal issues, new Rasmussen poll:

44% Conservative, 40% Moderate, 11% Liberal on Fiscal Issues (Rasmussen poll of Likely Voters)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2780260/posts


47 posted on 09/18/2011 2:33:25 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: South40

———A RINO is a RINO-——

Thus sayith the WHINO


48 posted on 09/18/2011 2:34:22 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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