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Rick Perry gets big welcome from Florida conservatives
CBS News ^ | September 23, 2011 | Rebecca Kaplan

Posted on 09/23/2011 2:06:50 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

ORLANDO, Fla. -- After putting in a disappointing debate performance the night before, Texas Gov. Rick Perry could take comfort on Friday in the ecstatic reception he got from a large crowd of conservatives meeting here to take a gander at the presidential field.

"As conservatives, we know that values and vision matter. It's not who's the slickest candidate or the smoothest debater that we need to elect," he told 500 attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "Remember President Clinton? Man, he could sell ice cubes to Eskimos and the next day be against ice cubes."

The remark was a dig at Romney, who struggled with a reputation as flip-flopper on issues during his 2008 presidential campaign. And it also served Perry's purpose of portraying himself as the regular Joe in the campaign, in contrast to the "slickest" candidate, Romney.

Romney, who spoke before Perry at the event, received a warm welcome. But the crowd stood and cheered as soon as Perry took the stage at the Orange County Convention Center. The Texas governor accentuated his usual anti-Washington stump speech with references to former President Ronald Reagan, a conservative icon. "We need to push through to that shining city on the hill," Perry said. "As President Reagan said, we need bold colors, not pale pastels."

He also opened a new line of attack against President Obama, blasting him for proposing to charge retired military veterans $200 a year to stay on the Tricare-for-Life that supplements Medicare coverage. "Our veterans have already sacrificed enough for this country," Perry said. "Leave them alone."

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1 posted on 09/23/2011 2:06:56 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield
THE TRUTH FOUND A VOICE IN RICK PERRY
2 posted on 09/23/2011 2:07:39 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And the band played on......


3 posted on 09/23/2011 2:12:15 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
As President Reagan said..

I am curious as to when he became a Reagan supporter. He opposed him all thru the 80's. I would like to know more about when he saw the light.

4 posted on 09/23/2011 2:13:17 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


5 posted on 09/23/2011 2:13:17 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: NeverForgetBataan
Perry's Florida CPAC speech was GREAT -- he starts out slow, winds up and then hits it out of the park!

Also, if anyone hasn't seen Perry's new ad it's HERE (over 445,000 views)

6 posted on 09/23/2011 2:15:07 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You can take the man out of the Democrat Party. . .but you cannot take the Democrat out of this man. . .


7 posted on 09/23/2011 2:15:42 PM PDT by cricket
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This is a nice thread to compensate for Perry's
failing, tragic, loss of his momentum last night.


8 posted on 09/23/2011 2:16:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Even as Democrat, Perry voted twice for Reagan, aide says Gov. Rick Perry was a Democrat until the late 1980s, but he voted for Ronald Reagan in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections, a top aide said today.

Perry spokesman Ray Sullivan told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd that Perry voted for Reagan in each of those elections, even when Perry himself was on the ballot as a Democratic candidate for state representative in 1984.

Perry has come under fire from U.S. Rep. Ron Paul — his fellow GOP presidential candidate — for supporting Democrat Al Gore for president in 1988. Texas was a much more Democratic state back then, and Perry has said he viewed Gore at the time as a conservative Democrat.

Last month in South Carolina, an unidentified voter in South Carolina who confronted Perry over his Democratic past told CNN that Perry acknowledged supporting Democratic President Jimmy Carter in 1980. The network does not appear to have witnessed that conversation.

Perry has acknowledged supporting Carter in 1976, with the hope that he would be good for farmers. [end]

9 posted on 09/23/2011 2:17:07 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Diogenesis

I think Perry got in too early. :)


10 posted on 09/23/2011 2:18:26 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I had supported Perry for the past few weeks (in Palin’s absence). But when he said conservatives have “no heart” because we oppose in-state tuition for illegals - he lost me. Forever.


11 posted on 09/23/2011 2:21:02 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The problem is not Gore.

It is that Perry supported criminal illegals
last night, again.

Like the reason why PerryCARE is wrong, Rick Perry
does not seem to “get it”.


12 posted on 09/23/2011 2:21:02 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Did you ever hear of Texas Toast?


13 posted on 09/23/2011 2:21:08 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He be D.O.A. Us “heartless gringos” will never support this pandering open-borders RINO pendejo. Get stuffed, Lil Ricky !


14 posted on 09/23/2011 2:24:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Perry’s Florida CPAC speech was GREAT — he starts out slow, winds up and then hits it out of the park!”

Unfortunately it was a Little League park (200 feet to straightaway center).

Perry at CPAC: a RINO addressing RINOs - how very appropriate.


15 posted on 09/23/2011 2:24:56 PM PDT by bwc2221
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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.

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16 posted on 09/23/2011 2:25:15 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

Well... Perry was and Air Force pilot... and was prolly taught how to recover from a flat spin.

Which is good, because he’s in one now.

His support is dropping faster than college girl panties at a spring break pool party.

He’s heading straight down at mach 2 and if he doesn’t pull up REAL FAST he’s gonna make a big azz hole in the ground.

I doubt he’s going to able to eject from this one.


17 posted on 09/23/2011 2:26:17 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I loved the ad. I’m not sold on Perry but unlike Mitt Romney I would vote for him.


18 posted on 09/23/2011 2:26:17 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

CBS likes him. Great. A modern day open borders LBJ. Perry has been a Democrat most of his life and supported Gore. Perry actually makes Romney look good.

Santorum is so much better.


19 posted on 09/23/2011 2:27:40 PM PDT by John334
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20 posted on 09/23/2011 2:28:51 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: Retired Greyhound

Did Perry ever actually vote for Reagan since he was DemocRat party hack in the 1980s?


21 posted on 09/23/2011 2:31:38 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It looks like Jan Brewer is a heartless honky and Susana Martinez is a heartless Hispanic.

Martinez continues to impress - big time.

22 posted on 09/23/2011 2:32:11 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I can forgive him for supporting Carter in ‘76. Lots of good people did. He ran a great campaign.

Glad to hear he voted for RR despite being a Dem. I realize he was a Blue Dog, but I wasn’t sure to what extent. Not sure why he decided to back Gore instead of HW Bush or some other Republican.

I really think this immigration thing is hurting him, as is his lack of coherence on the debate stage. He explained it a lot better on Hannity today, though.


23 posted on 09/23/2011 2:34:35 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Speaking of President Clinton

Although Rick Perry said at a debate on Thursday that he was “lobbied” by a 31-year-old woman suffering from cervical cancer to require young girls to receive the HPV vaccine, he did not meet the cancer patient until after he had already issued his executive order mandating the vaccine.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/fact-check-perry-met-dying-woman-after-hpv-vaccine-mandate/

how Clintonesque.

24 posted on 09/23/2011 2:35:21 PM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

He was a conservative Democrat and voted for Reagan in ‘80 and ‘84.


25 posted on 09/23/2011 2:37:31 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

Pardon me for having trouble in believing that...


26 posted on 09/23/2011 2:38:34 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: bwc2221

LBJ Perry makes Mitt look good. I cannot believ I said that. Mitt the guy who supposedly put his dog in a kennel on the roof of their station wagon on vacations! They are both Newt’s.

Santorum or Bachmann for now. No Federal Reserve - Cain.


27 posted on 09/23/2011 2:39:25 PM PDT by John334
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s gonna need more than a big welcome to be a contender. After that performance last night, I’d hate to see him try to go one on one against Obama.


28 posted on 09/23/2011 2:43:41 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney, who spoke before Perry at the event, received a warm welcome. But the crowd stood and cheered as soon as Perry took the stage at the Orange County Convention Center.

After last night's debate where the pundit idiocracy pronounced Perry dead, a conservative audience at CPAC has a hell of a lot of nerve carrying on like this.
29 posted on 09/23/2011 2:47:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Here’s a post I wrote up this morning...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2780881/posts?page=63#63


30 posted on 09/23/2011 2:48:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

>>> Did Perry ever actually vote for Reagan since he was DemocRat party hack in the 1980s? >>>

Allow me to give you a little history and geography lesson. Much of the south remained registered Democratic but voted Republican for President most of the time. Reasons are historic, and go back to the days of Reconstruction, etc, and the fact that many southern states had Republican parties so small that to be one meant you had no primary voice ever.

Texas was such a state, and so is NC where I live, up until about the time that Reagan changed that.

Typical would be my parents, who were registered D’s til death but who never voted for a D for President during my lifetime. In fact, I know they voted Ike - so before that. This is not anecdotal, NC was a heavily registered D state but voted for Ike, Nixon twice and Reagan twice - and I think the R’s finally sort of equalized the registration about that time. I am not sure about Carter-Ford.

So you can feel about Perry how you do for a number of very legit reasons, but it is very believable for someone in the south to vote for Reagan as a Democrat. Many many millions did.


31 posted on 09/23/2011 2:48:41 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: smoothsailing

“Pimp my RINO”

He’s dead, Jim. Go take your open borders turd elsewhere.


32 posted on 09/23/2011 2:51:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Here’s where the race stands now

Romney - must win New Hampshire and will
Bachmann - must win Iowa but wont
Perry - must win South Carolina and will
Gingrich - will hang in there for awhile
Cain - will hang in there for awhile
Santorum - will be gone in a few weeks
Huntsman - will be gone in a few weeks
whoever that fag was on the stage last night - should of been gone already, who the heck was that?


33 posted on 09/23/2011 2:52:29 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Rick Perry 2012 !)
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To: cricket

I have lived in West Texas for almost thirty years, and you are ignorant of the facts. When I first moved to Texas, Charlie Stenholm was my Congressman, and he was elected in the Democrat primary because a Republican wasn’t running against him. This area is and has been Conservative. At that time it was Conservative Democrat; I don’t think there are any of those left anymore. Over years, the values stayed the same; but as the Democrats shifted to the left, the area shifted to the Republican Party. People started to run against Charlie. Unlike Rick Perry, Charlie Stenholm stayed a Democrat and eventually lost his seat. Rick Perry and West Texas has always been Conservative. Anyone who suggests that Rick Perry is a liberal has not done their homework.


34 posted on 09/23/2011 2:52:29 PM PDT by Essie
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Your post reflects poorly on you, and no one else.


35 posted on 09/23/2011 2:53:58 PM PDT by Essie
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Even as Democrat, Perry voted twice for Reagan, aide says
36 posted on 09/23/2011 3:00:27 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: C. Edmund Wright; BillyBoy; Impy; Clemenza; Virginia Ridgerunner; South40; Liz; Diogenesis; ...

There’s a huge hole in your argument, Ed. Haskell County is Perry’s home. In the modern era, it only voted Republican in precisely TWO elections for President. 1972 & 1984. They voted HEAVILY against Republicans (in 1964, for example, Goldwater got 15% of the vote, that was a horrible showing for anywhere, nevermind the South), and also heavily anti-GOP in 1968, 1976, 1980 (yup), 1988, 1992 and 1996. Only in 2000 did it go GOP again, and finally moved to staying that way... but that is the 21st Century and NOT the timeframe Perry’s supporters claim.


37 posted on 09/23/2011 3:02:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I used to like Perry but he broke my

♥ heart ♥


38 posted on 09/23/2011 3:04:30 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Cain all the way)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

My My My how the tide of Perry loving has turned. Hate to say I told you so , Cincinnati. I knew Perry's record would catch up with him.


39 posted on 09/23/2011 3:04:45 PM PDT by Staff Of Moses
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, now tht wqs inspiriing.


40 posted on 09/23/2011 3:05:25 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE RINOs)
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To: Essie

You’re in major-league denial, Essie. Perry is no Conservative. A RINO absolutely. Stenholm was a moderate at best, and no Conservative, either. Perry’s own home county when he represented it in the TX House voted solidly for DUKAKIS for President by almost 60% of the vote at the time he had finished pimping for fellow Socialist Al Gore for President. You should do a little research before you start attaking people, lady.


41 posted on 09/23/2011 3:07:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Staff Of Moses

Now for the next Flavor of the month , soon to enter , Chris Christie. The Rino Cowboy will be all but forgotten , hanging out with another former Flavor of the Month , Bachmann.


42 posted on 09/23/2011 3:10:00 PM PDT by Staff Of Moses
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To: Staff Of Moses

The Perrybots are living in their own little fantasy world. Their own idol betrayed them by opening his mouth last night and exposing the big lie that he wasn’t another pandering, open borders phony RINO. They’re in total denial.


43 posted on 09/23/2011 3:10:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

So you can feel about Perry how you do for a number of very legit reasons, but it is very believable for someone in the south to vote for Reagan as a Democrat. Many many millions did.


Reagan carried Texas in both 80 - 84. Eisenhower carried Texas in both 52 - 56. Beginning in 1980 Texas went GOP in every presidential election. So it’s not inconceivable that Perry voted GOP in the Presidential races. Often times it was necessary to vote in the democrat primary to have any impact upon your local gov’t.


44 posted on 09/23/2011 3:12:09 PM PDT by deport
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To: NeverForgetBataan; Cincinatus' Wife

Last night proved that Perry cannot think on his feet, nor, apparently flat on his back at 3AAM either. My sincere condolences to Perry supporters.


45 posted on 09/23/2011 3:18:04 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE RINOs)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
THIS JUST IN Perry gets big welcome from Florida conservatives....(after thumbing his nose at conservatives during his disastrous debate performance).

PERRY MARCHES ON The Perry MO is very calculated and organized-----no matter what the polls say, no matter what the headlines are, Perry alone is "the winner," "ahead," "unbeatable," "loudly applauded," "universally praised," "the best debater," etc, etc, etc.

CASE IN POINT A Perrydactyl posted an article that paints Perry as a "favorite" of the Tea Party.....but the link to the article affirms that Texas Tea Party leaders are unhappy with Perry. Remember that Perry was loudly booed at the Tea Party Debate on the issue of immigration.

CASE IN POINT He tries to look tough on illegals but Perry's first fundraiser in NYC was to an Hipanic group at Papasito's Mexican Grill......a voting bloc he will owe a lot to.

PERRY SURFACES Perry did not officially enter the Iowa straw poll......but he calculatedly timed throwing his hat into the ring on the same day Bachman won the Iowa straw poll----stomping all over Bachman's hard-won victory. Perry cunningly manipulated the Iowa vote from Texas. That strategy was supposed to put him ver the top. Instead he got a pathetic 700-800 write-ins ...while Iowa winners who did the right thing-—spending time and money there-—— got 4000 votes each. The Perrydactyl's were cued to "say" Ricky won Iowa. And there Perry was----front and center---waving to Iowans, taking pics in front of prominent Iowa banners---manipulating the media to make it look like he was the winner.

Perry's comments in two debates makes it clear that if we, as United States citizens, do not agree with his pandering, we are racists. Perry has spent most of his political career pandering to ILLEGAL aliens...... handing out govt freebies, enticing hordes of them them over the border, looking away as the savage Zetas cartels setup drug operations in Dallas, etc, etc, etc.

Must be "hundreds of millions" of reasons why Perry would thumb his nose at his own country and its citizens.

Keep in mind, a rank political opportunist like Perry does not lift his little finger unless he gets a payoff.

46 posted on 09/23/2011 3:19:35 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: deport

“So it’s not inconceivable that Perry voted GOP in the Presidential races.”

I don’t think so. Perry strikes me as a Dukakis man.


47 posted on 09/23/2011 3:22:29 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Perry's Florida CPAC speech was GREAT -- he starts out slow, winds up and then hits it out of the park!

He is a very good speaker. His South Carolina announcement speech is what first attracted me. I wish he were a better debater, though. He's not cutting it in the "think on your feet" department.

48 posted on 09/23/2011 3:27:41 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

There is no hole in my argument - because I was not arguing. I simply said that many millions of southern Democrats always voted Republican in presidential races consistently over a period of many years - and because of that fact - any ASSUMPTION that Perry did not vote for Reagan because he was a Democrat was a flawed assumption. And it is - a flawed assumption - though it might be true as a specific fact.

Since I don’t believe you were in the booth with him, and I know I wasn’t, we’ll never know how he actually did vote. But we can establish that Democrats voting for Reagan and in fact for other Republicans for President was extremely common place. Because it’s a fact. And that is the full extent of my argument, and thus it has no holes.


49 posted on 09/23/2011 3:29:00 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: John334
CBS likes him.

Oh, I'm sure they just adore him. (/s for the humor-impaired FReepers amongst us*).

* and they're legion

50 posted on 09/23/2011 3:32:07 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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