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Rick Perry 's campaign team, undaunted by plunge in polls, readies phase two
Washington Post ^ | Oct 15, 2011 | Dan Balz

Posted on 10/15/2011 12:42:06 PM PDT by Clairity

What he means is that in terms of money raised, organizations in place in early-voting states and policy proposals in the pipeline, everything is on track.

On Friday, Perry delivered his first major policy speech, outlining a series of executive actions that would accelerate exploration and production of domestic energy resources and create, he said, more than a million jobs. The next speech, scheduled for Oct. 25, will outline his plan for the economy, which has been a big hole in his message.

After the economic speech, Perry will tackle border security, foreign policy and government reform. The package of speeches, campaign officials hope, will do what the debates have not done, which is to flesh out Perry's profile as a conservative governor with the ideas and leadership qualities to be president.

In other words, the campaign that Perry's team hoped to run from the beginning will be able to start in earnest. He may have dug himself a deep hole with the four debates he's been in so far, but here in Austin, there is more defiant determination than pessimism in the concrete-walled command post.

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KEYWORDS: deadcampaignwalking; heartless; heartlessphase2; larazarick; pds; perry; perrywinkle
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To: mylife

Who cares about what?

The link shows the assertion that Perry does well in one on one interviews is ludicrous.

Try and keep up with the conversation if your going to post, it will save you some embarrassment.


101 posted on 10/15/2011 3:59:23 PM PDT by free me (heartless)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

TF, I am concerned you have gone the way of running to simple poll results. Don’t you care about fiscal conservatism?

Cain’s 999 plan will add a new federal line of revenue to the federal government so federal politicians can pick and chose people to get entitlements through the empowerment zones of the 999 program.

Are you REALLY that liberal that you would support someone who would promote federal tax and spend programs?

It makes it even WORSE that Rich Lowrie, the 999 architect said they were going to “fix” the 999 plan so that low income minorities would not have to pay as much of the federal tax, and maybe pay none at all. They are not sure whether to tax those low income individuals at 3%, 2%, or 0% yet, so we’ll need to wait and see how much less they pay (if any at all), but we SURE now know Cain’s empowerment zone programs of the 999 program will give our new line of federal taxation revenue to people that live in low income minority neighborhoods.

Conservatives shouldn’t want new lines of tax revenue to just give to the federal government for federal social welfare benefits, and they shouldn’t want the federal government making decisions for more benefits to whatever special groups the federal government chooses to “take care of”.

Cain’s empowerment zone programs in the 999 plan are liberal tax and spend projects, and no conservative should be supporting this, no matter the poll numbers.


102 posted on 10/15/2011 4:02:51 PM PDT by casinva (The stock in McDonalds has just gone down because Obama has been serving so many whoppers.)
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To: gardencatz

At the time it passed, the Texas legislature was nearly unanimous on this one. Since then, around a dozen states have done the same thing.

If Texans are truly angry, they should petition their rep. To my knowledge, there has been no legislation vetoed by Perry changing the law.

It truly is a non-issue to most people. The anti-illegal fervor is only felt among a small number of people nationwide and will have zero impact in the general, but has a big strain on the far right, which happens to be Republican primary voters in the south.


103 posted on 10/15/2011 4:06:50 PM PDT by magritte
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To: casinva; TexasFreeper2009

And for me, fighting for fiscal conservatism is worth the fight.

We never gave in on our fight against more federal spending when we were dealing with TARP, and we did not give up fighting against raising the federal debt ceiling.

Conservatives need to rise up and now stand against creating new lines of federal tax revenue slated for federal entitlement programs.

Anyone who considers themselves fiscally conservative, no matter who you support, should stand up and say you will at least not support this progressive federal entitlement policy!


104 posted on 10/15/2011 4:13:09 PM PDT by casinva (The stock in McDonalds has just gone down because Obama has been serving so many whoppers.)
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To: shield

I like that picture! The energy President.


105 posted on 10/15/2011 4:17:22 PM PDT by lahargis
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To: lahargis

Isn’t it great? Students for Rick Perry did that picture. They said for us to feel free to use it any and every place. After his phase 1, energy/job plan it fits perfect.


106 posted on 10/15/2011 4:20:25 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: free me

I didn’t even look at your link because I know what it is.

It is Perry looking befuddled that he cant convince some liberal jackass that abstinence is a viable way to prevent teen pregnancy.

He could have talked sense all day long and never convinced that guy.


107 posted on 10/15/2011 4:20:44 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: casinva

Plus, Cains 999 plan is contingent on “The Super Committee”

I don’t think a panel of 12 hand selected jackholes is what the founding fathers had in mind when they formed a representative Gov.


108 posted on 10/15/2011 4:25:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Plus, Cains 999 plan is contingent on “The Super Committee”

I heard him say something like that too somewhere recently, and it floored me! To make a 12-person super committee a regular replacement for Congress is absolutely ludicrous!

If any conservative wants to support Cain, they had at least better wake their fiscal conservative principles up and start fighting against his push for a new line of federal tax revenue (one of those 9s) which will be used for federally-directed empowerment zone benefits for people who live in low income minority neighborhoods.

Stand up for fiscal conservatism, and stand up for our Constitutional form of federal government.

A 12-person federal "super committee" overseeing expanded federal tax and spend programs through federal empowerment zones is not what any conservative should have in mind!

109 posted on 10/15/2011 4:43:16 PM PDT by casinva (The stock in McDonalds has just gone down because Obama has been serving so many whoppers.)
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To: Clairity

Perry I like ya but you’re wrong the fence. Cain has the right idea on that issue.


110 posted on 10/15/2011 4:46:13 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Clairity

Perry I like ya but you’re wrong the fence. Cain has the right idea on that issue.


111 posted on 10/15/2011 4:55:08 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Riodacat

Talking about the ideas in it, riodacat.

They are ideas that every repub candidate needs to adopt


112 posted on 10/15/2011 5:12:20 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: magritte
At the time it passed, the Texas legislature was nearly unanimous on this one. Since then, around a dozen states have done the same thing.

If Texans are truly angry, they should petition their rep. To my knowledge, there has been no legislation vetoed by Perry changing the law.

Not only was there no "veto", a bill to repeal the instate tuition brought up this latest legislative session received only two voice votes.

113 posted on 10/15/2011 5:13:42 PM PDT by Texan
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To: magritte

Just because it was unanimously passed in TX doesn’t mean the rest of the country would be in favor of it. I understand why he did it and it isn’t one of the things that’s a deal breaker for me as long as he will aggressively enforce federal law. However, if it was a non issue to everyone then it wouldn’t be the topic of conversation or one of the problems people have with Perry. He definitely didn’t help himself by calling people who disagree “heartless” and he did a terrible job of explaining it.

The one reason that makes it extremely difficult to support him is his breaking a promise to his state that he wouldn’t run for president is they reelected him. He emphasized this over and over again. The reason this bothers me is it goes to his character and regardless of his wife “talking him into it” his promise to his state should override any ambition she or he should have for his political career.

Cindie


114 posted on 10/15/2011 5:36:18 PM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: xzins

Perry is a “Clip-on” Christian.

When Christian is inconvenient, he just unclips it, and puts it in its case, and clips on his Islam, or whatever is appropriate.


115 posted on 10/15/2011 5:37:35 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Hugin

>> “10. Has been a strong supporter of Israel for decades.” <<

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How can a supporter and apologist for Islam be a supporter of Israel?


116 posted on 10/15/2011 5:43:05 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: wmfights

well... I will admit that Perry did much better in the last debate.


117 posted on 10/15/2011 5:47:32 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Clairity
You can ignore alot of adverse polling data with $16,000,000 of other people's money and an Army of talking point shills to keep smearing conservative lipstick on the RINO pig.

Rick learned that from McCain.

118 posted on 10/15/2011 5:50:02 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: editor-surveyor

>>How can a supporter and apologist for Islam be a supporter of Israel?<<

You tell me...

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Perry in Israel to Receive Defender of Jerusalem Award

Gov. Rick Perry has accepted the Defender of Jerusalem Award, given to public figures who have demonstrated support for the state of Israel.

Perry, whose office said he was still in Israel on Thursday, also met with President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and business and academic leaders during his trip.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Perry-in-Israel-to-Receive—53135252.html


119 posted on 10/15/2011 5:53:04 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: SamAdams76

>> “ Now they are in a quandary with respect to how to handle his sudden rise.” <<

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No Shiite!


120 posted on 10/15/2011 5:54:04 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

You weren’t for him anyway.


121 posted on 10/15/2011 6:03:11 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

What a stupid remark.


122 posted on 10/15/2011 6:04:09 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

troublmaker


123 posted on 10/15/2011 6:04:49 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: bwc2221

LOL wow, 2%? I almost feel bad for him now...almost. It must feel pretty bad to go from the front runner to a 4th tier candidate in less than a month.


124 posted on 10/15/2011 6:05:05 PM PDT by PAConservative1 (Would you like to sponsor a young illegal's college tuition? Vote Perry!)
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To: bwc2221

Polls aren’t worth much this early.


125 posted on 10/15/2011 6:05:48 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: MNJohnnie

You posted this on other threads. The GOP establishment doesn’t want to see Perry receive the nomination.


126 posted on 10/15/2011 6:07:47 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: Grey Eagle

lol

I was one of the biggest Perry supporters on this site.

But I always supported Perry out of practicality, I knew he had the connections, the money, the record, the poll numbers, and the looks among other things. But I underestimated the damage that could be inflicted upon him during the debates.

If by some miracle he was able to pull his pole numbers back up above Romney and Cain were to implode unexpectedly, I would have no problem at all supporting him again.

In the meantime I am supporting the strongest of the conservative candidates which is Cain at the moment.


127 posted on 10/15/2011 6:24:29 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: CaptainK

Republicans were in charge of the Legislature when it passed. It is a TX issue and had nothing to do with federal responsibility of securing the borders.


128 posted on 10/15/2011 6:29:45 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: BobL

Oh, you mean Cain? Guess we will see.


129 posted on 10/15/2011 6:31:53 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: montag813

Oh, Perry is not who you are supporting anyway. Don’t pretend otherwise.


130 posted on 10/15/2011 6:33:27 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: shield

You are correct.


131 posted on 10/15/2011 6:34:10 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: montag813

She is entitled to her opinion. Your comments and tone indicate that she was right.


132 posted on 10/15/2011 6:36:36 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: MNJohnnie

We have been telling you, but your only interest is smearing and trashing Perry. By the way, have not seen any Perry supporters trashing Cain. Apparently, that is just in your mind. I doubt that Mr. Cain would be very proud of what you have been doing in his name to Governor Perry.


133 posted on 10/15/2011 6:39:37 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Seems like you are insulting religious Christians, not just Perry. I just consider the source.


134 posted on 10/15/2011 6:41:40 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: magritte

It would be nice to see just who, some of these posters support. The smears and trashing comments are beyond the pale.


135 posted on 10/15/2011 6:44:35 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: DTogo

Is it Dems, Paul, Cain, Bachmann, Cain or Paul? Either way, your comments are offensive.


136 posted on 10/15/2011 6:47:30 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: Grey Eagle

I don’t care who was in charge of what. He seemed to love the power of the veto for many other bills. Why not this one?

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/276264/vetoes-rick-perry-katrina-trinko


137 posted on 10/15/2011 7:12:15 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Grey Eagle
Nope, I just don't like hypocritical, sanctimonious Bible thumpers who have a god complex.
138 posted on 10/15/2011 8:05:47 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: Clairity
Perry will rebound, as people will get to know the real Perry.

Let me get this straight. People didn't know Perry in August, and he ranked high in the polls.

Two months or so later, now that more people have seen and heard him in interviews and debates, he's been dropping in the polls.

Rick Perry's Presidential Strategy:
Step #1 Announce candidacy, do well in the polls
Step #2 Pick up more exposure nationally, start dropping in the polls
Step #3 ????
Step #4 Win

Can you tell me what Step #3 is? And make sure and forward it to Perry's campaign HQ because they'd probably like to know.
139 posted on 10/15/2011 8:06:21 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: TexMom7
Has extensive Experience governing and Leading.

Yes, we need more career politicians!!! LMAO
140 posted on 10/15/2011 8:13:05 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Grey Eagle
She is entitled to her opinion. Your comments and tone indicate that she was right.

Right about what? that his faith is why he was "attacked by the media". Total nonsense. He flubbed two debates. didn't she get the memo?

141 posted on 10/15/2011 9:24:17 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Grey Eagle
Oh, Perry is not who you are supporting anyway. Don’t pretend otherwise.

Before the debates I had a mixed opinion of Perry. I admired his efforts this year to push through Voter ID and the Sanctuary ban, but I was upset that he dropped his "emergency" stance towards the latter when his funders Bob Perry and Charles Butt came out against it. But I still thought he was the best of a mediocre bunch. Romney will NEVER be acceptable to me. Ever. But Perry really hurt himself with his words at the debates among the Tea Party faithful. As illegal immigration is one of my top issues, it still bothers me.

142 posted on 10/15/2011 9:28:32 PM PDT by montag813
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To: MNJohnnie

Why do you keep quoting Bill Kristol? His mouth isn’t a prayer book because it opens and shuts. He was a big supporter of John McCain in 2000 and 2008, so I don’t think he is any great judge of character or how to win elections.

I am not impressed with the Conservatives who were insisting Chris Christie run for President. Though he has done some good things in N.J., I do not think he shares the same convictions that many Conservatives do.

I have not decided how I’ll vote, but some of you posters who seem to be hell bent on destroying Perry are causing me to take another look at him. After studying and reading more about him, he’s beginning to look better and better to me. Surely you can support your candidate without smearing another Republican. Remember Reagan’s 11th Commandment?


143 posted on 10/16/2011 12:38:39 AM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: Liz; CSI007; perfect_rovian_storm; MNJohnnie; org.whodat; South40; TADSLOS; cripplecreek

” Does Perry know what “go away” means? “

Perry’s so vain......he probably thinks your post is about him

: )


144 posted on 10/16/2011 7:25:52 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“It’s merely a flesh wound...”


145 posted on 10/16/2011 7:38:31 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: gardencatz; MNJohnnie; org.whodat; South40; caww; miss marmelstein; stephenjohnbanker; ...
BACKSTORY Over and over again, gubernatorial candidate Perry told Texas voters.....if they reelected him, he would not run for president.

Let's mention here---that while Perry conned Texas voters, saying he had no plans to run for president, Perry raised $55 million----precisely to finance a presidential run.

THE PERRY MONEY STORY SO FAR Perry has three PACs (that we know of---could be many many more)----- teeming with millions and millions of dollars to run a prez campaign. Perry runs the govt of Texas as a personal cash machine. One campign contributor even got his own govt regulatory agency......for a price. Merck took care of Perry after he issued that EO to medicate little girls' genitals.

When Perry speaks, it's always safer to ignore him.

CASE IN POINT: Perry says he's pro-life, anti-gay, insists he's a "real conservative." Yet Perry proudly endorsed Rooty Giuliani in 2008. Giuli is radically pro-abort, contributes to PP, was guest speaker at NARAL........When he dumped his wife, Rooty lived with a gay couple, marched in gay parades under the Man-Boy Lovers banner.

Then-Mayor Rooty openly attended official duties with his mistress---and even wanted to kick his kids out on the street and move the slut into the governor's mansion.

Ignore what Perry says----watch what he does.

146 posted on 10/16/2011 8:28:29 AM 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: Liz; gardencatz; MNJohnnie; org.whodat; South40; caww; miss marmelstein

” Ignore what Perry says——watch what he does. “

And look with whom he has associated himself with just over the past 10 years!


147 posted on 10/16/2011 10:49:40 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Pillow to the podium. Just spit up my coffee on the computer.


148 posted on 10/16/2011 10:58:52 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
” Ignore what Perry says——watch what he does. “

Oh I have. His pandering to the racists and anti-American subversives known as La Raza was quite telling. He just as well could have been speaking to the KKK or the Black Panthers, though I believe he prefers racists with brown skin because he's built a career pandering to their ilk.

RICK PERRY - LA RAZA'S REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

149 posted on 10/16/2011 11:01:38 AM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: South40

” though I believe he prefers racists with brown skin because he’s built a career pandering to their ilk. “

They are geographically desirable : )


150 posted on 10/16/2011 2:26:49 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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