Skip to comments.Romney serves up Perry's blooper reel (BOY is Mitt thin-skinned)
Posted on 10/19/2011 3:09:06 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The Mitt Romney camp, which launched an anti-Rick Perry website, careerpolitician.com, on Tuesday, unveiled a new Web ad this afternoon that is, essentially, a collection of the Texas governor's worst moments from the GOP presidential debates he's participated in since joining the race in August.
The Romney campaign announced the new video, titled "Ready to Lead?" on Facebook by asking followers "Do you think Governor Perry would be able to challenge President Obama in a debate?"
The video includes footage from Mr. Perry's performance in Tuesday night's Las Vegas debate, which most observers agreed was the governor's strongest.
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OK Perry (and Cain, if you are so inclined), time to release a reel of Romney bloopers. This should be fun!
For example, economist Peter Morici at the University of Maryland, in a recent analysis of the nation's employment crisis, wrote that "shutting down US oil and gas development is costing the US economy millions of jobs."
His view: An emphasis on domestic production could create jobs by dramatically reducing America's trade deficit, thus recycling more consumer dollars in the domestic economy. Promotion of energy production would also spill over into job creation in other industries, Mr. Morici says, as a need for refineries and pipelines boosts demand for construction workers, steel, and heavy machinery.".......
POLICY: The Perry Plan: Energizing American Jobs and Security
Governor Rick Perrys plan is based on a simple premise: Make what Americans buy. Buy what Americans make. And sell it to the world.
Sections: [ Policy Recommendations with each section]
Energizing American Jobs and Security
Our Conservative Philosophy
The Failed Current Approach
BARACK OBAMAS INCOHERENT ENERGY POLICY
AN ALL-AMERICAN ENERGY POLICY
American Energy, American Jobs
DEVELOPING AMERICAS DOMESTIC RESOURCES IN THE GULF
American Energy, American Jobs
PENNSYLVANIAS MARCELLUS SHALE
Maintaining Reliable and Affordable Energy
POWERING AMERICAS ENGINES OF COMMERCE
THE VIRGINIA CASE STUDY
Maintaining Reliable and Affordable Energy
I know I look forward to it!
...That's -- I'm running for office, for Pete's sake, I can't have illegals. -- Mitt Romney, GOP presidential debate - October 18, 2011 - Las Vegas, NV
Rudy Giuliani asked Mitt Romney the same question in the 2008 CNN debate that Rick Perry asked him during the CNN 2011 debate -- Mitt lost it both times.
Nov 28, 2008 CNN-YouTube Debate: Sound familiar? [LOOK who interrupts whom!!]
Funny Accent Mitt Romney, discussing reports illegal immigrants did landscaping at his home: It would "not be American" to check workers' papers simply because they have a "funny accent." [acknowledges need for giving health care and education to illegals]
Sound familiar? Mike Huckabee, replying to Romney's criticism of providing college scholarships to children of illegal immigrants: "In all due respect, we are a better country than to punish children for what their parents did."
At the same debate: John McCain: "We must recognize these are God's children as well. ... I will enforce the borders first. But we won't demagogue it."
While I think this is a total cheap shot, Mitt does have a point.
Perry’s stammering can be cringe inducing. As he fights his way thru sentences, I find myself saying, “c’mon, you can do it”.
Many times his points get off to a good start, but he doesn’t seem to be able to make it to the other side. He misses a lot of lay ups, too.
We need someone who will relentlessly debate Obama and not miss the wide open hay-makers.
Why is Romney doing this? Why is he devoting himself to attacking Perry?
Could it be that Perry is the candidate he really fears?
That Perry is the conservative with a staff and funds equal to Romney’s.
It’s interesting that Romney does not choose to go after Cain.
He could do something funny with Cain making outrageous suggestions, then saying he was joking, then saying he wasn’t and so on.
But there’s a little cosiness going on between those two, dontcha think?
The only thing this bickering between Perry and Romney is doing is allowing Cain to gain more steam. Last nights little ditty made them look like perfect fools and if I were advising them I would tell them to knock it off or forget about the nomination.
All Cain has to do is to try and steer clear of it as much as possible. One thing Cain has to do is take Bachmann down on her insisting that his plan is a VAT. She is a TAX lawyer had has a lot to lose if the present tax system gets canned. He must point out to everyone that when you let lawyers into government that they will pass laws. Why? Because it is good for their business. The more muddled up the better.
Neither Romney nor Perry is acceptable. Both have intolerable records regarding illegal aliens.
Perry’s going to take away what Mitt thinks is his.
I see why the Dems want to run against this spoiled brat.
Go to hell and Burn Barry.
And the others have no record at all.
Some day this will all be yours.
All valid points. Just watched the commercial.
The edited too much out. Perry looks bad, but there is so much splicing that they could have let some of it go on longer and made a bigger impact.
Perry come on to Romney hard, and did well, and turned this into a real horse race.
Perry is not a GOP dark horse,he is in it to win!
Mitt is worried and allowed the mud slinging to begin.Perry is now on his game.
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Is this a fan magazine? LOL
All Obama is going to have to do in a debate with Mitt is bring up the illegals he had working for him.
We know how well that will go for Mitt.
I think his hang up is taking on multiple targets.
The target is Barry but the media is pitting these two guys against each other and the others against each other.
They need to stay focused on the target until December when a couple of guys and maybe a gal will have run out of money.
Then they can take it to each other.
However, if they are going to have to go after each other then Perry just needs to accept the terms of the debates and stick it to Romney like no other candidate can.
I mean Wham! Bam! Kazaam!
Just wipe the floor with Romney. Guy has a glass jaw anyway and if you do it with enough verve and rapid fire, Romney will lose his cool eventually and that will be that. Buh, Bye.
Debates more than a year outside of an election do not decide a candidates future.Using a debate to decide on a candidate is like using a 4 minute TV commercial to decide your personal future.
Not only is it arcane, but it is the province of foolishness we have been taught to accept by the MSM.
But history and candidates’ conduct do decide:
Perry has of the current field the best record of experience in governance and service to his country.
We should not use MSM standards to judge Rick Perry. Its exactly what the WAPO left wants to happen as it dismisses Perry outright. Yes Perry has conservative shortcomings in several areas of his record, on immigration policy for example, but he stands head and shoulders above all of them on governance experience and service to the nation and his sins are minor compared to Romneys.
We shouldnt elect a TV personna this time,besides, he often carries a Ruger .380 auto when he jogs, that alone earns my vote, LOL.
This says it all, Perry will beat the ass off Obama if he secures the nomination,he has nailed him before directly and has the balls to take Obama on face to face as a matter of official duty, unlike any of the other candidates ( see the video):
Perry has consistently followed the policy of manned border security and put it too Obama personally. Obamas reaction was to harass Texas with the EPA.
Perry is a good man, the best of the field:
C-130 Rick Perry: He Flew The World Before Politics
By Sarah Kleiner Varble
Rank: Retired as a captain
Crew job: C-130 aircraft commander
Served in the Air Force: 1972 to 1977
Dyess AFB tour: March 4, 1974, to Feb. 28, 1977
His story:Way back before he was governor of Texas, Rick Perry had two choices as a young member of the Air Force.
He could either follow his dream and work toward becoming an instructor pilot in the sleek T-38, or he could fly the hulking C-130, planes that affectionately were referred to as trash haulers by Perry and his cohorts.
There was no telling what you were going to haul around on any given day, from high value cargo like human beings to the colonels kitty litter, Perry told the Reporter-News in a recent phone interview.
He wanted to fly T-38s, but not badly enough to move to Selma, Ala., where he would have been assigned. So, Perry chose to stay in Texas and fly the C-130.
In 1974, he moved to Dyess Air Force Base, about 55 miles from his hometown of Haskell, and began a career that took him all over the world and shaped his political future.
It was one of the great adventures of my life, Perry said. I had a fairly pedestrian life until I was 23 years old.
Perry could count on one hand the number of trips he had taken out of his home state by the time he graduated from Texas A&M University, but everything changed when he joined the Air Force.
Flying C-130s, Perry lived in Germany and Saudi Arabia. He flew in Central and South America, North Africa and all over Europe.
I saw all of these different types of governments and I made the connections to how the people acted and looked, and it became abundantly clear to me that, at that particular point in time, that America was this very unique place and that our form of democracy was very rare, Perry said. ... That was the greatest gift I received from my years of being in the military, and they really shaped my outlook on the rest of my life.
Perry retired from the Air Force in 1977 but not without one last adventure.
As his final days approached, Perry was assigned to a mission to haul trash to Bermuda with a relatively inexperienced crew.
Im sure the young guys stayed up a little longer than the older guy, which would be me at 26 years old, Perry said, and they fell asleep on the way back to Abilene.
About the time the plane reached Atlanta, a fire light for the No. 3 engine flashed once. And then it flashed again.
Perry poked his co-pilot as the light reappeared and held steady on red.
Using the headset, he asked the loadmaster to take a look at the engine from the window and about that time, the engine exploded and blew a tail pipe off the plane.
He started screaming that we were on fire and that we were all going to die, Perry said. The aircraft operated as advertised and flies amazingly well on three engines.
Perry and his crew were stuck at Pope Air Force Base while awaiting a new engine. With three days left in his enlistment, Perry called the command post at Dyess and informed them that they would have to send a new pilot along with the engine if they didnt hurry.
I said, In three days, Im not Captain Perry anymore, Im Mr. Perry, and Im going home, Perry said.
The engine arrived and the plane returned to Dyess in time for Perry to retire Feb. 28, as planned.
He went on to be elected to the state House of Representatives, agriculture commissioner, lieutenant governor and, finally, governor of Texas.
Heeeee! I love it! Let these 2 buffoons keep duking it out publically. It only serves to strengthen Cain & Gingrich’s positions.
The only thing Mittens had going for him was his “presidential” demeanor and coolness under pressure. He does not do attack dog well.
Pass the popcorn! This race is getting interesting! Go Mitt! Go Mitt! rofl
Perry should lift that line from America’s Mayor and tell it like it is.
Just take the whole thing verbatim and be done with it.
Sanctuary Mansion, et all.
Sorry, Cain made it clear he doesn’t want anything to do with Perry. He would be happy to be Myth’s VP though.
I would like to see the entire field in the administration EXCEPT Romney and my crazy azz uncle Ron Paul.
I am down with Perry/Cain or Cain/Perry.
Michelle can do some Treasury thing.
Newt can be the Sec. State.
Rick can be???
Perry is not a GOP dark horse,he is in it to win!
He might be in it to win it, but he is not succeeding. The lib can’t even win Texas. How embarrassing is that.
Remember Rush’s blooper tape of Obama?
Barack isn’t all that.
It is amazing that Romney is so obsessed with Perry when Perry is way down according to the polls and he and many have declared the Perry campaign dead. Why doesn’t he attack Cain who is leading him in the polls and create an anti Cain website? Why doesn’t Cain attack Romney his main competitor according to the polls?
Yeah that’s true.
Barrack “ain’t all that. (fixed)
Why on earth is Perry bringing up illegal lawn people?
He should be hitting Romney relentlessly on Romneycare. That’s it.
In addition, he should largely ignore Romney and attack Obama.
By the way why aren't they releasing the names of companies in Texas that hired illegals anymore? And why isn't Perry pressuring them to do so if he is so opposed to illegals?
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have decided that they are no longer releasing information to the public on companies fined for hiring illegal immigrants.
Despite talking tough about cracking down on employers who break federal immigration laws, ICE is withholding the names and other identifying information about the companies it penalizes, essentially protecting them from public scrutiny.
Richard Rocha, an ICE spokesman, said ICE attorneys have advised them not to disclose information about the fines because of a pending case before the Supreme Court that looks at whether corporations have a right to personal privacy.
Wed make the argument, however, that there is a public interest in learning which companies were fined. We have a copy of the list of companies hit with civil fines from 2007 through mid-July and, which was converted into a database and published here on the blog. (To view this database, click on the continue reading this post link at the bottom.)
For example, Westex Well Services, a company headed up by Texas Tech University Regent Mickey Long, paid $60,984 to immigration officials earlier this summer. (Thats the 16th largest fine nationally and the third-largest in Texas since 2007.)
Long was appointed to his regent position by Gov. Rick Perry in February 2009. He has contributed $135,000 to Perrys campaign over the years and is listed as his co-chair for fundraising based out of Midland. (Long did not return phone calls to his home or business seeking comment.)
There are some big names on this list of 220 companies: Koch Food of Cincinnati, LLC ($536,046), Johnson Dairy LLC out of Colorado ($100,800), and American Rice Inc. of Texas ($5,486). end excerpt
Come on Perry, show us how tough you are on illegals and those that hire them. Release the names of the companies so that the free market can work and people can boycott those companies if they want.
Barack is lame, but he’s got the media and a billion dollars.
Isn’t it amazing that the Republican candidate goes into every general election debate knowing the moderator is for the Democrat, knowing it’s two-on-one?
Perry (or whoever) is going to have to stay sharp for 90 minutes. He won’t be 1 of 7 candidates on a stage.
Hey, nice tie. (Ice cream).
Lengthy cut-and-pastes don’t change the sad fact that he ain’t that bright.
Definitely NOT in charge of Homeland Security!
Groundskeeper? He probably knows where to get some cheap labor. /s
Rove said the other day that Cain wouldn’t be around much longer. The way he said it made me think the GOP is going to do something dirty. They may have told Romney that they would take care of Cain. Just a possibility.
Thanks I stutter.
Thanks Rick. Looks like Mitt left some blood on your shirt. OH its a tie!
Are you saying Santorum for Homeland Security or that groundskeeper Perry would hire Santorum as cheap labor? lol
If you are not a Southern Redneck, why would you wan to do harm to the reputation of an honorable man like Herman Cain? Romney is a white Obama and a career politician. But Cain wants to restore the country and he knows exactly how do it. He has a reccord of doing that with any company he’s been with in 40 some odd years. If anyone else had a “plan” why didn’t they announce it last night?
Most of Perry’s new jobs went to illegal aliens from what I hear. I would sooner vote for Perry than for Romney however.
Interesting because I’ve heard it announced that Herman Cain has beaten Obama by two points in some poll, and Ithink he was the only one who did.
You might like Perry even better after looking at this. It is written by someone who doesn't really like Perry but he's honest. It's very interesting and hopeful for the rest of the country [more at link]:
Misfire: Romney Ad Targets Rick Perry's Jobs Record I think it's safe to say the Romney campaign is going for the kill with its latest attack on Rick Perry. The former Massachusetts Governor has already gotten a fair amount of mileage out of attacking his Texan rival from the left on Social Security, and from the right on immigration, but this new spot strikes at the heart of the Perry campaign's raison detre -- jobs, jobs, jobs:
The Facts --Mitt Romney's political ad
The spot's most striking image is a tumbleweed blowing along a deserted Texas highway. That's rich. It's intended to create the impression that Rick Perry's Texas is something of a depressed ghost town. Nothing could be further from the truth. Since the recession began, desperate job seekers have flocked to Texas at a clip of roughly 1,000 people per day. And they're finding work, too. Despite a huge population influx and a bruising national recession, Texas' unemployment rate remains below the national average. How remarkable has the Lone Star State's economic performance been? Read this Political Math analysis (written by a self-professed non Perry supporter), and marvel. One telling data point:
What is more interesting is how Romney never goes after OBAMA!!
What a thin skinned loser rino!!