Skip to comments.Perry’s collapse makes way for Christie and others?
Posted on 09/23/2011 8:45:07 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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Perry lost 99.9999% of the Tea Party vote last night? Really? Did you conduct real scientific polls of thousands of Tea Party folks and concluded that Perry lost 99.999% of them? Please share the polls with us. LOL....
Other than that ...
"But the details of the event are more than unseemly - they may, in fact, be illegal. Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the animal carried thereon. "An officer for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation saying "it's definitely something I'd want to check out." The officer, Nadia Branca, declined to give a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law but did note that it's against state law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck, and "if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it, that would be illegal."
"Dog on Roof? What Was It Like for Romney's Pooch? - Scientists Say Dog Likely Experienced Wind-Whipped, Uncomfortable Trip - "Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack. e'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog,".. Jordan Kaplan, the owner of Petaholics, a dog walking service in New York City,
and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for"
"Romney's dog - This is a distinction Mitt Romney probably could do without, but he is surely the first presidential candidate to be attacked for putting a dog with diarrhea in a carrier and tying it to the top of a station wagon. Romney's defense: Seamus liked it. [like the citizens under Romney's RomneyCARE, etc.?] "
"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours. As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway."
Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus
"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse? - Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons, and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron. But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea, which ran down the back window of the car. .David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog. "It also strikes me as classic Romney: it solves a problem efficiently, in a business-like manner, and with no regard whatsoever for the suffering that the solution may cause."
if Herman Cain were the nominee I would volunteer my services in an instant...
When was the last time a Northeastern Republican won a presidential race?
Northeastern liberals can not win....liberals and moderates can not win running as a moderate....Republicans win when they run as conservatives whether they are or not.
My daughter and her family love him and haven't changed their mind. Also, people that I work with also are going for him.
lol, ONE HORSE SHOW?? did you read the entire post??
what about dead set against a millionaires tax?? big gov’t?? deficit reduction???
we’re up to four now...
[Romney, in my book, is worse than Perry - regardless, of who did or didnt win a stupid debate.]
Yep. I’ve pretty much resigned myself that Romney is going to be the nominee. He is smooth, and he is also a liar. We can thank fellow conservatives when Romney start appointing liberal judges to the courts.
he did make Mitt look like The Gipper by comparison, which is quite a neat trick
Like when the Dow is at 6000 and unemployment is above 15%.
Appearances to the contrary, Rick Perry was NOT drunk at last nights debate.
Its just that before taking the stage he chose to receive a Gardasil shot, whose known side effects are mental slowness.....and an overwhelming urge to commit political suicide...........
Really....go cry somewhere else....!
this is where i disagree with you and i have this argument with libs who say “did you see the GOP debate” as though it is the end all...
as i tell them i vote on one’s record rather than their debating skills, it prevents having dumb-asses occupying the WH like the one that presently is squatting there- a great debater he was- of course the other 99.9% of him is totally incompetent....
granted Perry’s record has issues but i’m willing to deal with them rather than risk four more years of the squatter presently at 1600 Penn Ave...
The intellectually strongest in the field is Gingrich. It is a shame he carries so much baggage.
They just can’t bow to Palin....but I can damn arse tell ya they will pull the lever!
Perry not only shot himself in the foot with these people for his poor debate performance, he shot himself in the foot with conservatives for his stubborn defense of incentives for illegal aliens to stay in Texas and increase their footprint. That's a nonstarter for many conservatives just as much as Romney's stubborn defense of socialized medicine is a nonstarter.
All things considered, it might even be worse. Romney knows he has a problem with conservatives so might have to throw us an occasional bone. Perry thinks he can take us for granted so assumes we will put up with him on one issue such as open borders.
I guess I am one of those fools who is writing Perry off. I am (in Perry’s words) heartless. I am against illegals receiving a college education on my dime.
That one statement sank his chances of the nomination.
It is going to make a good television commercial for his opponents.
No President should support illegal behavior.
I was in favor of Perry, but no more.
I also did not like his smirks, and his body language. it was creepy.
AL you need to know about Chris Christie:
In February, Christie said he didnt ask for the dismissal but called it appropriate because that kind of intolerance is
I knew he was going to be fired, and I had no problem with it, Christie said at the time. And I still dont have a problem with it.
cfr Ric CANNOT WIN. Period.
See? Anybody can say anything!
[Perry not only shot himself in the foot with these people for his poor debate performance, he shot himself in the foot with conservatives for his stubborn defense of incentives for illegal aliens to stay in Texas and increase their footprint. That’s a non starter for many conservatives just as much as Romney’s stubborn defense of socialized medicine is a nonstarter.]
Of course, Romney as a liberal Governor of a northeastern state, has no record on immigration to defend unlike Perry who is Governor of a state that shares a 1200 mile border with Mexico.
Its ALL important my man. He’s NO GOOD.
Another Julie-Annie. See my last post and follow the links.
Talk is cheap.
Like I said, he’s GREAT for New Jersey - the best we can hope for.
The REST of America STILL thinks that Sharia Law and Islam is dangerous, illegals need to be stopped and the First and Second Amendments are still in effect.
He’s another Julie-Annie.
Read my links and find another candidate. You can’d crucify Perry on just tuituion for illegals and then come out and support THIS guy.
Yep, those “fools” don’t have any “heart” Nothing else is causing them concern than how he did in a debate?
Perry definitely hurt himself last night, and both he and Romney have past policy albatrosses around their necks: Perry his open borders stance on immigration and Romney his Romneycare.
That does leave an opening for another candidate, but I don’t think Cristi is the one. He’s also weak on illegal immigration and has other issues in his past that make Perry look like a real conservative.
Sarah Palin is the one who could come in and totally oppose Obamacare and also present an “enforce the law” position on illegal immigration. That’s what I hope will happen because the two present leaders both have issue problems that put off many potential Republican voters.
maybe Jenn wants him to die in order to prove he is not running?
Therefore, Perry’s response to the invasion is to lie down and accept defeat? Give them freebies, so the illegals will be nice to him?
I think one of the major reasons why states are going bankrupt is the huge influx of illegals receiving social and public services.
I can't imagine how a GOP POTUS candidate could make even Romney look good by comparison without it being intentional.
lol- talk??? those are examples of actions he’s undertook...
btw- i did not “crucify” Perry- i’m just laughing at people demanding the perfect conservative candidate that has a real chance of winning the national election and ripping all the rest (ala you with Christie) at the risk of having the POS presently in the WH stay there another four years...
Amy of them are better than the open Marxist in the white house now. But none of them are ideal. Not even close.
I had hope for Perry my impression of him is a phoney weakling.He riminds me of a highly touted minor league ballplayer.He can’t handle major league pitching.
One thing about Romney he had to govern in Ma. where the legislature is over 90% hard left democrats.
Romney would have won a second term a gov. if he ran.
One thing about Romney he can stand on his own feet through all the slings and arrows from the media and has had plenty of practice doing so as Gov. in Ma.
Perry will wilt like he did last nite and that was among friendly fire.
The whole key to this election is to save the country by getting rid of OBama.Romney might be a RINO but he is our best shot.
Oh, I agree.
Romney is by far the worst of the bunch and my objective is to do anything I can to keep him from getting the nomination.
Well, Ron Paul is bad, too, but he doesn't stand a chance even though he's calling himself "third place."
Damn interesting theory. I wouldn't bet the family farm that you are right. But I wouldn't even bet the outhouse that you are wrong.
What is most interesting is some folks on FR are actually reconsidering Romney?
[Therefore, Perrys response to the invasion is to lie down and accept defeat? ]
Actually, no. He wants the federal government to enforce federal immigration law. As the governor of TX, however, he has to deal with the problems caused by the refusal of the federal government to stop the illegal invasion.
[I think one of the major reasons why states are going bankrupt is the huge influx of illegals receiving social and public services.]
Which is why Perry has begged the Obama Administration to enforce our immigration laws and protect the border.
Not everyone is as shallow as all that.
Well, yes, yes he did.
Unless of course, you believe the tea party is just a bunch of heartless fools.
Perry wants illegals to receive in state tuition.
He also wants to be President.
The President is the executive of the federal government.
Do you seriously think Perry will enforce immigration law, as he supports money be given to illegals. Perry also calls the rest of us “heartless’, who are against the illegal invasion.
Perry is toast.
He cooked himself last night.
Aside from the fact that he’s almost certainly too liberal to win the nomination, and certainly too liberal for most Freepers (let’s thank God there are apparently no drags shots of the big fella), it makes it harder to argue that Sarah Palin is too late to get in if it’s not too late for anybody else. And it’s pretty much impossible to argue that Sarah Palin doesn’t have enough time in as governor to be a serious candidate if at least one of the other prospects has less time than she does.
I’d hold my nose and vote for Christie, contribute to him and campaign for him if it would get that SOB out of the White House.
We are debating alternatives.
Those Gnats you are referring to, were not the other candidates, they were the inquisitors, the fact that Perry revealed his heart on Illegals, hurts his chances immeasurably.
These shows are not debates, they are "Turkey Shoots" any idiot that participates in them is not worthy to be president. Pick any question they asked last night and try and imagine that they would ask the current resident in the White House the same question.
Megan Kelly defined herself as the true nitwit that she is. Her questions were well calculated to define Christians as hateful. Playing a clip of a steroid android gay whining about his status then trying to get Santorum to step in it. Her show is permanently on my deleted list.
Notice the stupid poll O' was touting last night, 75% of republicans don't want Palin to run, as if they would vote for Obama is she did run.
We will have a choice between full speed ahead over the cliff and going over with the brakes on, but go over we will, if drastic change does not come to Washington.
—Unless of course, you believe the tea party is just a bunch of heartless fools.—
Ok, I’ve heard that “heartless” thing before. Clearly I need to see the debate or, better yet, read a transcript. The latter is easier to search...
You should be more concerned about his position. If by improve, you mean he should tell a more believable lie about his true feelings, then the Republic is lost in an case.
I like the “turkey shoots”.
How skillfully a candidate can answer a “gotcha” question demonstrates how intelligent they are.
Otherwise, all we hear are stump speeches carefully crafted by a campaign’s PR department.
Anyone who avoids debates does not get my vote.
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