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Romney Closes in on Perry
http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/romney-closes-in-on-perry/ ^ | Sept. 19, 2011 | Dick Morris

Posted on 09/20/2011 4:58:50 PM PDT by T.L.Sink

After his bludgeoning in the Monday, September 12 GOP Debate, Texas Governor Rick Perry has lost more than half his lead over Mitt Romney in the polls. Perry's position as front runner makes him vulnerable by ganging up by the other contenders and his missteps on Social Security, immigration and the Papalloma virus have made him even more so. After Thursday's FOX News presidential debate, he and Romney should be about even - with Romney on the way up and Perry on the way down.

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1 posted on 09/20/2011 4:58:53 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: T.L.Sink

RINO fight.

I’m voting for Herman Cain in the primary.

Don’t think I’ll vote for either Romney or Perry in the General.


2 posted on 09/20/2011 5:00:36 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Westbrook

So who’s your man in the general?


3 posted on 09/20/2011 5:02:10 PM PDT by Grunthor (Single issue voters have tunnel vision.)
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To: T.L.Sink

Hey, it’s the Mittsters “turn” after all, right?.....Same as with McLame.


4 posted on 09/20/2011 5:03:36 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: T.L.Sink

I’ll take Perry over Romney any day.


5 posted on 09/20/2011 5:06:54 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Grunthor

> So who’s your man in the general?

I suppose I could write-in Herman Cain.

Or my REAL hero, Allen West.


6 posted on 09/20/2011 5:06:54 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: ErnBatavia; T.L.Sink

Most of FR was not supportive of McStain until he got the nomination. I doubt very many of us would rally around Romney should the establishment foist him upon us.

Interesting days are approaching.


7 posted on 09/20/2011 5:07:33 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: T.L.Sink

MORRIS?

ROFLMAO! Who else but a RINO Romney drone would write an opinion like this?

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/republican_presidential_nomination-1452.html

Wrong again, “Tricky Dicky”! This recent poll average is from 9/19/11. Your boy Romney is toast. Perry has recovered nicely since the 9/12 debate attacks from the single digit wannabes.


8 posted on 09/20/2011 5:07:48 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: T.L.Sink

Please no Romney. If he is.the Republican candidate, I might as well vote for Obama.


9 posted on 09/20/2011 5:07:48 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy
Don't worry, the entry deadline is fast approaching and their non candidate will prove us right, and keep on B.S.ing the public on FOX and reality TV. Then, most of them will lay off attacking our own people and stop stabbing us in the back in return.
10 posted on 09/20/2011 5:12:11 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: T.L.Sink

Perry has made no missteps on SS. He simply told the truth, which is something alien to the type of client Morris has advised.

The party establishment is working overtime to feed us Romney.


11 posted on 09/20/2011 5:12:35 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: T.L.Sink

Romney is Morris' choice.


12 posted on 09/20/2011 5:12:57 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: T.L.Sink
Mutt Romney, hiding behind Bachmann's apron, tries to make a run against Perry.

Nothing wrong with trying. Have at it Mutt...and ask Santorum to lob some negative volleys for cash...that might help...or not.

13 posted on 09/20/2011 5:14:16 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: T.L.Sink

When is the first primary or causes?
That’s when it becomes a rel race.
Backman will probably withdraw in the next two weeks.
Paul and Huntsman can’t take a hint and will stay.
Cain has a message and as long as he can he will stay.
Gingrich is great in the debates but he knows he wont get out of the primary.
Perry and Romney are duking it out.
Personally, I think Palin will get in but wait until a few more people flee.
And finally I really don’t know anything or why politicians do what they do, most of the time it makes no sense.


14 posted on 09/20/2011 5:14:47 PM PDT by svcw (Do liberals get brain freeze if they eat ice cream to fast? (probably not, no brains))
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To: T.L.Sink

I don’t know if Ricardo will flame out and crash or not. But I do know that if he were to renounce his open borders policy and adopt the sort of get-tough immigration measures Americans overwhelming support he could easily zoom back up in the polls (i.e., if he could convince people that it wasn’t just another election year conversion).


15 posted on 09/20/2011 5:16:19 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn
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To: Westbrook

Well that should help defeat Obama. I know of your pain. If I had to vote in a primary today, it would be for Cain. The primary is for voting ones heart. In 2008 I voted for Huckabee (Thompson was out by the time my state voted) and when McCain won, I voted G.O.P. in every down ticket race but I could not ever vote for John McCain. I figured; “how bad can this Obama cap really be?”

Well I found out. We all found out.

You do what you have to when it comes to the general, I’ll be voting for the eventual nominee.


16 posted on 09/20/2011 5:16:23 PM PDT by Grunthor (Single issue voters have tunnel vision.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“Then, most of them will lay off attacking our own people and stop stabbing us in the back in return.”

I like that you believe that. It gives me hope in my fellow FReepers.


17 posted on 09/20/2011 5:18:06 PM PDT by Grunthor (Single issue voters have tunnel vision.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

For some reason Dick just makes me remember he finagled us into Slick.

Get the feeling Perry won’t give him the time of day, thus a little “cut you down” is due Perry.

Looking at the polls just out Perry 31, Mutt 24, Romney must be keeping his rush to overtake Top Secret or pulling an ol rope-a-dope.


18 posted on 09/20/2011 5:18:15 PM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: svcw

aaaahhhhhh Bachmann. Get it right.


19 posted on 09/20/2011 5:18:53 PM PDT by svcw (Do liberals get brain freeze if they eat ice cream to fast? (probably not, no brains))
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To: SharpRightTurn

How do you ZOOM BACK up in the polls when you’re leading by 30%?


20 posted on 09/20/2011 5:21:03 PM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Grunthor

Yeah, I voted for McCain in the election. I only did it because Palin was on the ticket, else I would have written-in Alan Keyes.

I’m just so tired of voting for the lesser of two evils.

It’s a choice between going to destruction on an express train and going in a hand car. The destination is the same, the only difference is the speed.

Maybe it’s ok to let things speed up. It’s better than being slowly boiled alive. Maybe it will wake people up. Maybe it will catalyze a new Revolution.

We need something other than yet another RINO.


21 posted on 09/20/2011 5:22:17 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: T.L.Sink

No to Romney. Simple as that.

I’m not exactly a Perry fan either but he’s light years better than Myth.


22 posted on 09/20/2011 5:24:02 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Barack suffers from ADD -- "Additional Deficit Disorder".)
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To: T.L.Sink

It is looking to me like Morris is on the Romney payroll. He is in spin overdrive for the guy the past ten days. His analysis of Perry is cherrypicking and disinformation. I have not doubt the race is tightening, but that doesn’t excuse the spinning and half truths.

Too bad. I’d love to see Morris’s unbiased analysis of this primary.


23 posted on 09/20/2011 5:27:24 PM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Grunthor; Westbrook

Cain has some Right Stuff. What bothers me is wondering when the last time we had a President that never previously held any public office?

Regardless of his qualities, “no experience” is going to remind too many of nobama and lots of voters won’t be willing to go that far out on the limb again.


24 posted on 09/20/2011 5:27:32 PM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: dusttoyou
>>>>>... when the last time we had a President that never previously held any public office?

Eisenhower, 1950's. Former General of the Allied forces in WWII. A great American.

25 posted on 09/20/2011 5:30:37 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: dusttoyou

“How do you ZOOM BACK up in the polls when you’re leading by 30%?”

Excuse me. I thought the article said: “Texas Governor Rick Perry has lost more than half his lead over Mitt Romney in the polls.”


26 posted on 09/20/2011 5:34:20 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn
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To: dusttoyou

> Regardless of his qualities, “no experience” is going to
> remind too many of nobama and lots of voters won’t be
> willing to go that far out on the limb again.

Difference is, Cain DOES have experience.

Cain knows what it’s like to work a real job. He knows what it’s like to get up in the morning, drive through traffic or take the subway, and report to a boss. He knows what it’s like to draw a paycheck and try to make it stretch to the next one.

He knows what it’s like to work your way up. He had the smarts, tenacity, and intestinal fortitude to work his way up to CEO. He took a flaccid company and turned it into a performer. He made his own fortune.

On the other hand, 0bamao, like every Marxist bum, never had a real job and has been living on other people’s money all his life.

He has ZERO achievements.

ZERO.

Even his bloody school transcripts are sealed, so we won’t know what an underachieving dullard he really is.


27 posted on 09/20/2011 5:35:15 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Whatever you think of Morris personally doesn’t matter. The fact is he’s a genius of a pollster and can forecast public reactions to political events. Ask Bill Clinton.


28 posted on 09/20/2011 5:39:01 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: Grunthor

Thank you. There are a lot of Ross Perot voters who may have regrets and we could have entirely avoided all this Obamacare if only those 3,000 “third party” voters in MN had voted for Coleman instead of the “third party” candidate. They need to be ashamed. Coleman is much, much superior to Franken.


29 posted on 09/20/2011 5:44:30 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Westbrook

I wish Cain would be the nominee, but it does look doubtful. I do hope whoever the Republican nominee is, if he or she does become President, that person will retain Mr. Cain as an advisor of some sort. An economic advisor preferably.


30 posted on 09/20/2011 5:46:22 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: achilles2000

Perry said in his book that SS was unconstitutional. If you don’t think such statements won’t be exploited by the Dems in the election I don’t know what universe you’re in. Morris isn’t the issue but he’s a genius of a pollster and, as Bill Clinton will tell you, he’s great at forecasting public reactions to all political issues.


31 posted on 09/20/2011 5:46:55 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: Westbrook
I have really bad news for you. This is NOT Heaven and you are never going to be able to vote for someone perfect--not gonna happen. If that's what you're looking for, you're going to have to die first.

On this earth, you are ALWAYS going to have to vote for the best choice you can make. Now, make the choice, do you want Romney or do you want Perry?

32 posted on 09/20/2011 5:47:28 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Reagan Man; dusttoyou
>> Eisenhower, 1950's. <<

Well, yeah, sorta -- but he did "hold office" in the U. S. government. That's why he was called an Army OFFICER.

So to find a POTUS who never held any kind of public office, we gotta go all the way back to Woodrow Wilson -- truly one of the worst men ever to wear the Presidential mantle.

33 posted on 09/20/2011 5:47:43 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

> Now, make the choice, do you want Romney or do you want Perry?

Makes me retch just to think about it.

I’ll take the express train, thank you.

Like I said, maybe people will wake up.


34 posted on 09/20/2011 5:52:16 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Hawthorn

Much as I like Cain, he ain’t no IKE. Being the Supreme Commander of hlaf the world is a LOT of experience.

He sure as hell ain’t no wilson, than God. Nobama is wilson.

See my point? Too big a hill.


35 posted on 09/20/2011 5:57:39 PM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Westbrook

Sorry, none of that, even though its all well and good, is the experience needed to run the USA.


36 posted on 09/20/2011 6:01:00 PM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Westbrook
People are waking up and don't create unrealistic expectations. Unless things change, the choices are between Perry and Romney. I prefer Perry and I have no desire to try to attack Romney to get the nomination for Perry.

It is possible Romney could become the nominee and I have no desire to wound him.

37 posted on 09/20/2011 6:05:42 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: dusttoyou

> Sorry, none of that, even though its all well and good, is
> the experience needed to run the USA.

The only experience Cain has not had is compromising with Congress and selling the country out to foreign interests.

I’ll take Cain over a RINO or the underachieving dullard in the White House any day.


38 posted on 09/20/2011 6:06:00 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Best wishes to you.

But I’ll be going with a write-in or 3rf party.

Can’t vote for RINOs anymore.


39 posted on 09/20/2011 6:07:57 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: fatnotlazy
Please no Romney. If he is.the Republican candidate, I might as well vote for Obama.

I don't like Romney either but I'd vote for Bill Clinton before I would another four years of Obama.

40 posted on 09/20/2011 6:08:43 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Westbrook
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41 posted on 09/20/2011 6:14:12 PM PDT by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: Westbrook

So you’re good with four more years of Obama? Disgusting!!!


42 posted on 09/20/2011 6:17:02 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: SharpRightTurn
But I do know that if he were to renounce his open borders policy and adopt the sort of get-tough immigration measures Americans overwhelming support he could easily zoom back up in the polls

I have problems with Perry's tuition for illegals but let's be honest here. The borders is a federal matter and the border problem is the failure of Washington DC. It's not the governor's job to seal the borders. Let's blame Obama when he's due for blame. He surely does not hold back from blaming republicans (even when republicans are not the blame).

Remember, it was Perry who has been requesting that Obama 1000 troops and aircraft be sent to the Texas/Mexico border, It is Obama that refused.

It was Obama that has said that sealing the borders before getting Amnesty would take away the incentive to get Amnesty. Now THAT'S a crime.

I assume you are supporting either Cain or Bachmann. They are the only ones that score high on illegal aliens, deportation and NO amnesty.

43 posted on 09/20/2011 6:17:14 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: CajunConservative

Very funny.

But voting for yet another lackluster RINO will get us to the same place 0bamao is taking us, only slower. Maybe.

I figure if things get bad enough, and if the Marxist dullard gets reelected, it might be just enough to wake the people up.

At least the GOP will know that we won’t support RINOs anymore.


44 posted on 09/20/2011 6:17:38 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: T.L.Sink

Yawn and double yawn. The two biggest flatulent gas balloons in the GOP/conservative primnaries are inevitably deflating.

Only the demrat propaganda organs keep these RINOs alive.


45 posted on 09/20/2011 6:18:05 PM PDT by dools0007world
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
So you’re good with four more years of Obama?

Some people put politics above country by undermining just how bad of a President Obama really is. They feel, it's my candidate or no republican.

46 posted on 09/20/2011 6:19:13 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: T.L.Sink

I honestly think that if Obama gets a second term we are finished as a nation. In the general I will vote for whoever gets the Republican nomination.

If that’s Romney, so be it, but in the primary - as between Romney and Perry, I go for Perry.


47 posted on 09/20/2011 6:20:18 PM PDT by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: Malesherbes
I honestly think that if Obama gets a second term we are finished as a nation. In the general I will vote for whoever gets the Republican nomination.

We are about finished as a nation already under Obama. We went from number one competitive nation to number five under Obama's watch.

If that’s Romney, so be it, but in the primary - as between Romney and Perry, I go for Perry.

I don't blame you.

48 posted on 09/20/2011 6:23:26 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: T.L.Sink

Morris predicted this over the weekend.


49 posted on 09/20/2011 6:24:17 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Yes, and these people are not patriots, they are traitors. We are a team. We work to get the person we want to run in the general but after that primary, it’s Republican all the way!! To not vote straight Republican is to say you’d rather help a Democrat—that is unacceptable.


50 posted on 09/20/2011 6:29:04 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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