Skip to comments.Riehl: Is Rick Perry Done?
Posted on 09/23/2011 9:16:39 AM PDT by RobaWho
Everyone here in Palinville who looks forward to good hard competition will be relieved to know that Gov. Rick Perry was NOT drunk at last nights debate, all appearances to the contrary. Its just that before taking the stage he inexplicably chose to receive a Gardasil shot, one of whose known side effects is mental slowness.
I heard about the whole pre-debate immunization from Michele Bachmanns Twitter.I could be wrong on that. Its just the information I received.
But enough about my opinion of Perrys debate performance, lets hear Dan Riehls
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Actually both Perry and Romney should drop out. Both proved conclusively last night they have NO business being in the race.
Both are Democrat Lite Establishment bots.
We cannot afford either of them.
The Republic is in danger. We need real tough solutions and real leadership not more twist in the breeze politics as usual types.
Neither Romney nor Perry are fit to be President.
“Going in, I saw these last three debates as critical to him, but by no means everything. Unfortunately, instead of seizing upon them as an opportunity, his now obviously very weak debating skills have proved to be disastrous. He went in as a fresh face and has now, to some extent, damaged himself. Im by no means writing him off. But Perrys path to the nomination just got a whole lot harder and longer. He comes out of these debates needing to turn things around, while facing an experienced and relentless Romney machine intent on not giving him the opportunity to do it.”
Yeah why not get rid of Rick Perry and let’s wait for Obama to be re-elected.
Here, Here! 100% correct. Palin bests Perry in EVERY single possible category, from Jobs, Debt Reduction, Taxes, Spending Cuts, Bold Leadership, Conservative Credentials, Zero Crony Capitalism, Consistent Respect for the Constitution, Healthcare, Immigration - you name the issue, Palin’s records is stronger and more consistent than Perry, Romney and every other candidate in the race — or even Chris “The One” Christie that many in the progressive right wing of the pundit class seem to love. Last night’s debate simply solidified the public’s complete dissatisfaction with our current GOP options. Yes, all would be “better than Obama.” That is not our standard - We need the absolute best candidate - period. Gov. Sarah Palin is that candidate.
Yeah ! Let Mumbles Perry stay in so he can lose to Zero instead. Brilliant !
He hasn’t impressed me. Should He drop out? No. Let the process continue.
I’m not a Perry fan but there are an awful lot of cheap shots being landed in that first line.
At this point I believe most of us are going to go to the polls with the “anything but Obama” attitude. I have had to hold my nose and vote before and I will do it again if I have to. All I know is the democrats must be stopped from destroying this country, by any and all means.
I agree with you 100%! Perry should NOT drop out. Strong, vigorous debate and open competition is GOOD for America and the entire world. The more exposure the world gets to bad ideas, less than sound policy, outright lies, historical hypocrisy, bad policies, the proper role of Government, the virtues of free enterprise, etc. - the more these ideas are discussed and the public is exposed to legitimate vs. illegitimate &/or failed ideas, the better!
Perry has 10 years of experience as governor of a very populous state. Palin has 2.5 years experience as governor of a state that has less population than many of the counties I have lived in.
I’m not happy with Perry on certain counts but this is not as easy a call for some of us as you seem to think.
I’d vote for Herman Cain before either of these two maroons.
Frankly this looks like a really cheap shot by C4P. I’ve seen this before and called them on it on their f/b page.
You are a reason for women not to vote.
Its just that before taking the stage he chose to receive a Gardasil shot, one of whose known side effects is mental slowness.....and an overwhelming urge to commit political suicude...........
Neither Romney nor Perry are fit to be President.
Neither Romney nor Perry will drop out and there is no fitness test. Voters will order from the menu just as we always have.
If you think someone else on that stage is better than the two frontrunners then name them and explain why and maybe they will rise. If you are waiting for someone else to enter then name them and explain why they should.
Simply trashing the frontrunners helps only the leftists.
Perry is a âgoose cookedâ. Shades of NCIS. As Mark Steyn says he is sick of Perry using demorat talking points. You heartless people opposed to having your children’s future spent on illegals.
,,,,, I pass on both Perry and Romney ,,, too phony ,, too flip floppy ,, establishment typicals . Had enough already of their type ,, Bush 43 ,, McLame , Boehner , McConnell etc. . We don’t need no stinkin’ RINOs .
>>> Im not a Perry fan but there are an awful lot of cheap shots being landed in that first line. >>>
That’s me too. I want him to do well, but he hasn’t so far.
Having said that, he is way to the right of Obama and any major elected Democrat on jobs, taxes, regulations, education, terror and a lot of other issues.
He is somewhat to the right of all Democrats on border security. He is consistent with some Democrats on some other immigration issues, but so are a lot of Texas conservatives.
And he had an awful night last night in the debate, but there is time to recover if he has it in him to step up his game. (I don’t know if he does or not.)
Why can’t we just discuss his weaknesses in light of these realities instead of lobbing bombs about him being just like a Democrat and other horse tripe? Such vents may make the poster feel better but it does not add to the conversation nor does it engender sympathy for their particular candidate.
You can get the fork!
Not knowing Perry from Adam, I gave him 3 debates now to introduce himself to me and show me what hes got. Conclusion he has Nothing. He totally comes across as a buffoon, and the least prepared candidate on the stage, even though he has to know what questions were going to be targeted at him.
How he handled the in-state tuition question was shameless. Sounded like a bit of advice from the book Rules for Radicals. When under attack accuse the attacker of something outlandish and indefensible (even if not true), taking the spotlight off you.
Accusing opponents of his policy of not wanting children to have an education is just the sort of outlandish accusation that would make Saul Alinsky proud.
Out of line, dude.
“Gov. Sarah Palin is that candidate.”
I didn’t know she announced!
Yes, that is a goose cooked and with a fork stuck in it, three flub performances and you are out.
Check out this interview Savage did with Cain.
He should be our guy.
I've only read Riehl occasionally, but that opening paragraph causes me to lump him in with the likes of Andrew Sullivan, Ann Coulter, and the harpies that post at Huffington Post and Firedoglake. I didn't read the piece farther than the first paragraph.
You seriously think Perry could beat Obama?
Sarah Palin, so far, has failed to best Rick Perry in the all-important "Who has declared themselves a candidate" category.
Is Romney done?
After helping Obama win in 2008, and supporting
Obama in 2009 and 2010, Romney is the
DARLING of the MSM and the DNC?
NOW WHY WOULD THAT BE?
Because they have the 'goods' on Romney and will drop it as the October surprise.
"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."
Governing a border state is not as easy as everyone thinks. Texas spends 400 million a year guarding their borders. where are the feds??????? oh, too busy suing AZ
Right. The process is doing what it is supposed to do.
There is no other way for voters to see and hear these people in real time.
They need and deserve an opportunity to express themselves in the best way they can.
It is up to voters to determine who is most capable.
Not trying to be too harsh, but Perry needs to take his leftist open border policies and head back to Texas...Lots of illegal alien butt to kiss there.
Get this animated imposter clown off the stage...
I clicked here expecting serious analysis, and all I see are juvenile cracks almost as low as Bill Maher.
This is scraping the bottom of the barrel here.
As posted earlier - “Palin bests Perry in EVERY single possible category, from Jobs, Debt Reduction, Taxes, Spending Cuts, Bold Leadership, Conservative Credentials, Zero Crony Capitalism, Consistent Respect for the Constitution, Healthcare, Immigration - you name the issue, Palins records is stronger and more consistent than Perry, Romney and every other candidate in the race or even Chris The One Christie that many in the progressive right wing of the pundit class seem to love. Last nights debate simply solidified the publics complete dissatisfaction with our current GOP options. Yes, all would be better than Obama. That is not our standard - We need the absolute best candidate - period. Gov. Sarah Palin is that candidate.” She WILL run. She will announce. She is vetted, proven, popular, prepared and ready to offer the American public an exceptional option NOT from the establishment’s fixed menu.
Pointing out the shortcomings of other candidates is fair game, but doing so in a mocking manner does little to advance Sarah’s cause.
Please accept this as intended, constructive criticism.
Love Palin, but, yeah
If Romney moves back to the top I think I will puke...I love his defense of SS ponzi scheme, he sounds like Obama.
“The Republic is in danger.”
The Republic is in danger and you want the top candidates to drop out?
“Democrat Lite Establishment bots”
Yawn. So is CainPalinGingrichSantorum ... Anyone who actually RUNS.
Except for Ron Paul, and if you think he’s the savior ... that’s nuts.
So who will save us?
C'mon Linus. Tell me again about the Great Pumpkin.
No, I don’t think Perry is “done”. Yes, I do agree that he’s making any chance he has a lot harder with his recent performance.
It’s still early. A lot can happen.
As a native Texan and long time republican activist in Texas who previously was a STRONG Perry supporter I will offer the following emotionless opinion.
Rick blew it BIG TIME last last night and lost me as a supporter in the process! Heres why.
When the legislature passed the bill to provide in state tuition for illegals the make up of the Texas legislature was much different than it is today. Republicans (not conservatives) held a one seat majority in the Texas Senate (16 republicans to 15 democrats). The Texas house was composed of 78 democrats and 72 Republicans. Today the Texas Senate is composed of 19 republicans (not conservatives) and 12 democrats. The Texas House has 101 Republicans and 49 democrats. That is a HUGE change over 10 years and one of the main reasons this has occurred is this very issue!
Rick Perry was dealt a bad hand back then. EVERY member of the legislature save four voted for this bill even though the public was adamantly opposed to it. Perry, the newly minted governor of Texas at that time, signed it into law and I seriously doubt that anyone would have done differently under the circumstances.
The public in Texas adamantly opposed the idea of granting in state tuition to illegals then and they still do today. It was shoved down our throats by the 77th legislature and that is, at least in part, why the current make up of the legislature is what it is!
Until today, I had thought Rick Perry understood all this but his words last night convince me beyond all doubt that I was wrong! He doesnt get it and chose to insult those of us in Texas who have always opposed in state tuition for illegals! Hes done! He will only sink the polls from this point until he finally decides to pack it in!
Bravo, Bravo, Bravo - NavyCanDo! And coming from a USAF guy, trust me: it was hard for me to type this compliment!! -:))
“Palin bests Perry in EVERY single possible category
Sarah Palin, so far, has failed to best Rick Perry in the all-important “Who has declared themselves a candidate” category. “
And if she does run, she will end up being the less conservative, less disciplined, less articulate less experienced and less popular version of Perry.