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.
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???
Lengthy cut-and-pastes don’t change the sad fact that he ain’t that bright.
Thanks for the article. It is a nice story.
Debates more than a year outside of an election do not decide a candidates future.
Well considering that the first primary is 75 days from now, I think the debates are very important. I think FREEPERS here think that the first primary starts in November 2012.....no. That is when it is all over and the next President is elected.