Skip to comments.Rick Perry's campaign stuggles to explain straw poll loss
Posted on 09/24/2011 7:07:02 PM PDT by free me
Reporting from Tampa, Fla. -- A black, threatening cloud hung low over the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday evening as top members of Gov. Rick Perrys brain trust left a place their candidate would love to forget.
At best half showed up, leaving tables groaning with uneaten bagels, scrambled eggs, bacon and fruit cocktail. At the end of the governors rather perfunctory eight-minute speech, the breakfast crowd offered a rather perfunctory round of applause, the first public clue that all might not be going well in Perryville.
The Texans campaign fielded the largest cadre of volunteers and paid staff at the event. His staffers, wires dangling from their ears (a touch, and expense, that no other campaign matched), were very much in evidence Saturday inside the convention hall, as they distributed signs and buttonholed delegates. Another visible sign of the considerable investment Perry made in Florida: signage that included a huge banner, hanging in the foyer of the convention hall, which greeted the 3,000 delegates, starting on debate night; Perrys campaign paid an undisclosed sum to the state party for the privilege.
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Rick Perry’s campaign stuggles to explain straw loss
Thieves came and stole it from his barn in the middle of the night...
I would have stayed to eat, and I know Chris Christie would have not left that stuff just sit there.
Heartless here too
Maybe he can run for president of mexico.
Heartless florida voters
Closer to President Romney.
Oh yeah, Christie would of loved that spread!
A black, threatening cloud hung low over the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday evening
Did the LA times just refer to Herman as a cloud? What a bunch of racists.
voters know who the alien-huggers are
Bilbo “The Anklebreaker” Baggins entered the room and told the folks what they were gonna do.
Perry got kneecapped by a blackjack. Romney got his toes smashed by a beer stein. The rest just ran away.
lol! I was thinking the same thing!
Then, there was the instate tuition problem. He had the big picture political stuff out of the way ~ the legislature did it to him ~ he said ~ like Romney said the legislature and the courts forced him down and made him accept gay marriage and a ruinously expensive medical insurance plan that's bankrupting Massachusetts and actually causing people to move out of state!
Gad, this guy had the same problems as the other guy ~ so far Huntsman hasn't blamed the Utah legislature for anything ~ if he knows what's good for him he won't either (Bwahahahaha!!!!!!!).
Caine provided Conservatives with short, pithy, very clear RED MEAT ~ he knew the needle in the fanny stuff wasn't game and neither was the "Legislature Made Me Do It" ~ and you best believe he knew you can't blame the Board of Directors!
These guys are running for President ~ which means they must instantly be able to differentiate between those things that are just dross, and those which are slime, to find those few shining nuggets of truth that must be pursued for the sake of the Nation.
Perry has a great commercial.......he is lousy in the debates(each one worse than the last), he always seems tired, heartless, illegals, that vaccine.......
What a racist, heartless newspaper.
Mebbe Ricky Ticky should offer a bill to pay for college of the children of terrorists. That should help him...
The Perry collapse rivals Ed Muskie’s tearful breakdown and exceeds the Dukakis tank ride.
Both he and his people had to know he wouldn't do much after the debate performance, it will get better. I remember how people cringed after Sarah had her interview with Katie Couric and how everyone went on and on about how dumb she was during debate prep. HA! Dumb like a fox. She just needed a bit of polish and she got that real quick.
I’m still struggling to explain the scarcity of hardcore Perry supporters that told the rest of us to “shut up” and get on board with their candidate or we were guaranteed 4 more of Obama or even Romney.
Anyone seen one?
Poor Perry keeps making the SAME RINO mistakes.
I must say that really is a racist lead.
Didn't someone recently get in trouble for comparing Obama to a black cloud? One that is hung low, too! Maybe this L.A. Times reporter needs to be taken out to the woodshed and taught a lesson. Of course, he might actually enjoy it.
Silly! it’s perfectly fine when Libs do it! ;)
So according to the article, what happened in Orlando won’t “change what the campaign is doing.”
Perry will continue to tell conservatives we “have no heart”?
Perry will continue to call those opposed to illegal immigration “divisive” and “anti-immigrant”?
Perry will continue to resist using fencing on the border except in some “strategic” parts of some “urban” areas?
Perry will continue to call for legalizing the illegals by waving a magic wand over their heads and calling them “guest workers”?
Perry will continue to support subsidizing the college education of citizens of foreign countries who are in our country illegally?
Tell me again Einstein’s definition of insanity.
crash and burn.
uhg! I’m off the worlds greatest food, bacon, until the Cholesterol comes down.
The thought of all that uneaten bacon, just sitting there, it makes me shudder.
Find that pretty odd myself today.
Think they may have been shocked and awed in a bad way.
Simple truth is Perry is not a RINO. However, he’s got to be the only conservative I have ever watched be destroyed by conservatives.
Not just heartless. In the other debate he said we dislike illegals because their names sound different. That is leftist code for “racist”.
So he called us racist and heartless.
RE: A black, threatening cloud...
Talk about a racially-charged and bigoted statement.
Indeed. Though many of the less hardcore have had the guts to come here and tell the truth.
It’s over for Perry.
PS- Love the tagline!
On the contrary.
George W Bush did almost the same thing to his own support, with almost the same position.
Conservatives are not destroying Perry.
It’s entirely self-inflicted.
The heartless have no heart for the bleeding heart for TX.
Who da thunk it.
That one item was a disaster ~ at the same time the questioner, and the audience, and Americans at large had no idea his wife had some serious mental issues (clinical depression) ~ and although that was her problem he too shared in the struggle.
We can only imagine the memories that triggered ~ fortunately medical science progressed and she found a serious degree of relief through ECT. Praise God !
They are probably supporting Cain now, lol.
Anyone seen one?
They are scarce but they are here. See post 20.
He was destroyed by himself.
Calling your own party base “racists” and “heartless” is not a good strategy, and is definitely not a winning strategy.
He sure did!
Now he can go stuff it.
I bring this up for a simple reason. Although we all have our differences in who we support, there are a lot of people that have been verbally attacked (beyond the normal rough and tumble discourse) because they chose to point out Perry’s problems. I think a number of public apologies are owed them and I think the ‘hardcore’ should be held to it.
As for me personally, I don’t much care, but I participated in more than a few threads where the Perry supporters went way way over the line.
I will never claim to be the ideal conservative, but some of those comments were VERY un-conservative to say the least.
What that means is that he arrogantly ascribes to himself undeserved moral certitude.
We already got a guy who does that all the time. His current popularity is down there in the 30% range!
If I didn't know he was a pro-ILLEGAL alien, crony-capitalist dirtbag I might could feel sorry for him.
Im still struggling to explain the scarcity of hardcore Perry supporters that told the rest of us to shut up and get on board with their candidate or we were guaranteed 4 more of Obama or even Romney.
Anyone seen one?
"Mark my words, it will be an unconventional campaign."
- Sarah Palin
Perry could’ve at least charged illegals out-of-state tuition if he allowed them access to Texas universities. No more Perry for me.
As president, he cannot pass a single responsibility onto the courts or Congress.
The buck stops with him.
He is not a RINO and he is conservative on some issues (abortion,2nd amendment).
He is not conservative on too many others(immigration for one) and worse, he is out of touch with Tea Party conservatives.
Perry doesn’t get it, we need someone who does.
Why is this such a devastating loss for Perry? Perry came in second, Romney was third. Why isn’t it a more devastating loss for Romney?
In any case, I like Herman Cain somewhat, but keep in mind he has taken absolutely ZERO scrutiny from the media so far. Gingrich has taken an onslaught from the media and is still standing. Perry is getting beaten up right now and is falling.... we’ll see if he can hang in there.