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For Perry, A Rapid Fundraising Rise -- and Fall
National Journal ^ | October 21, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 10/21/2011 10:49:57 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Texas governor meeting Friday with Washington insiders after big fundraising dropoff.

By Reid Wilson and Peter Bell

Texas Gov. Rick Perry kicked off his presidential campaign with an aggressive fundraising schedule that quickly made him a front-runner for the Republican nomination. But reports his campaign filed with the Federal Election Commission show that his ability to attract big money fell off steeply in September—perhaps not coincidentally—at the same time a series of rocky debate performances threatened his early front-runner status.

As Perry arrives on Friday in Washington for a private meeting with K Street insiders, the question is whether he can convince the smart money that his campaign is worth an investment.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aztlan; byebyeperry; heartless; heartlessping; laraza; maldef; perry; rickperry; texas; texastoast; texican
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1 posted on 10/21/2011 10:50:00 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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2 posted on 10/21/2011 11:01:25 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Wow, if Perry is having sudden money trouble, then Cain has no hope at all, after all: no organization, no big donors, no streams of cash flowing in, he won’t even make it to Iowa, don’t ya know it? ;)


3 posted on 10/21/2011 11:03:22 AM PDT by mkjessup (Is Herman Cain the perfect conservative candidate? If you say "no", then tell me who IS!!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

On the Texas campaign trail, gubernatorial candidate Perry told Texas voters over and over again.....if they reelected him governor, he would not run for president.

Yet, AT THE SAME TIME conman Perry was flim-flamming trusting conning Texas voters, Perry’s super-pac raised $55 million——precisely to finance a presidential run.

Perry entered the presidential race with three PACs (that we know of-—could be many many more)-—teeming with millions and millions of dollars to run a prez campaign.

However, he ran into stiff opposition when he slapped down voters who disagree with in-state tuition -—calling them heartless. It’s been all downhill for Perry since then.

BACKSTORY 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.


4 posted on 10/21/2011 11:10:05 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
Wow Liz, you sound like you don't like the guy (snicker).
5 posted on 10/21/2011 11:12:24 AM PDT by mkjessup (Is Herman Cain the perfect conservative candidate? If you say "no", then tell me who IS!!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Fall? These stats fluctuate, their graph says it all:

Mittens is the problem here.

6 posted on 10/21/2011 11:14:27 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: mkjessup

K street insiders will probably give all their insider money to Romney.

But on the other hand... I’m giving my money to Cain !


7 posted on 10/21/2011 11:14:58 AM PDT by o2bfree
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To: mkjessup

OMG, ytou ARE sharp-—amazing how you “get it” (/snix).


8 posted on 10/21/2011 11:16:41 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: o2bfree

You and me both brother! Everything I can spare, is going into the coal car of the CAIN TRAIN! :)


9 posted on 10/21/2011 11:17:47 AM PDT by mkjessup (Is Herman Cain the perfect conservative candidate? If you say "no", then tell me who IS!!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Really rough trying to start the bidding at 5000. When you are a two dollars type.. LOL, cat whipped perry has set a worlds record for an implosion .
10 posted on 10/21/2011 11:23:28 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The FEC should rigorously scrutinize Perry’s reports——might be people listed who do not even know they donated to Perry.

It’s amazing how Perry’s fund-raising always places him first——watta coincidence. Especially for a guy who bombed in debates, slapped down potential donors, whose only presidential platform to date is “vote for me, I’m the greatest.”

Must be people dying for Sharia Law courts, in-state tuition, like Perry put in Texas———and open borders and bi-national Mexico/US health insurance like Perry’s supported.


11 posted on 10/21/2011 11:24:50 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: BarnacleCenturion

Propoganda piece:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/10/what-goes-up-perrys-fundraising-crashed-in-september/247148/


12 posted on 10/21/2011 11:28:50 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: org.whodat
Perry has set a world record for implosion.....

Perry cunningly manipulated the Iowa caucus vote---and did not even enter the contest. He got a pathetic 700-800 write ins while the winners who spent time and money there got 4000 votes.

That ploy was supposed to put Perry over the top. And he did become front-runner----until the debates.

Perry went downhill faster than an Olympic skier. It's one for the political history books, for sure.

13 posted on 10/21/2011 11:32:03 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: BarnacleCenturion

Perry is not my guy, to say the least. But I pray he can hang on long enough to destroy Mittens.


14 posted on 10/21/2011 11:42:05 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Liz

“It’s one for the political history books, for sure.”

Whether he’ll be known as the “RMS Ricktannic” or the Rickdenburg is TBD. Either way, he’ll be as forgotten as Barry’s college records.


15 posted on 10/21/2011 11:44:09 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; org.whodat; caww; cripplecreek; LucyT; South40; gov_bean_ counter; Condor51; ...
EXCERPT FROM THE ATLANTIC: Perry arrives on Friday for a private meeting with K Street insiders......the question is whether he can convince the smart money that his campaign is worth an investment.......because of his late entry into the race, Perry has a lot of catching up to do.

If K Streeters belive this cock and bull story from La Raza Rick, they'll believe anything.

Rick actually believes he can snow K Street like he has Texas?

Like K Street does not know Ricky came into the race with three PACS teeming with money----thanks to Rick's running the state like it was his personal cash machine.

16 posted on 10/21/2011 11:51:49 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
Look at the bar graph closely.

Perry is still leading most candidates. They ALL saw a drop-off. Perry's as a percentage is no worse than anyone else. And the gross inflow is much higher than most.

What you people need to look at is the color BLUE in that graph.

17 posted on 10/21/2011 11:52:26 AM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: mikhailovich

That last week of the blue was directly after the Florida Straw poll. It’s been three weeks since then and I’ll bet dollars to donuts that it’s still going up.


18 posted on 10/21/2011 11:54:17 AM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: JDW11235

The way he’s run his cockamamie campaign-—I’d say he’s down as “Wrong-Way Corrigan.”

ROTFLOL.


19 posted on 10/21/2011 11:57:00 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

I know you don’t like Perry, but I do think that he’s the best shot to make sure we don’t end up signing on to the UN Small Arms Treaty. I like that Perry talked about defunding the UN.
Serious question. What has Cain said about the UN, and the Small Arms Treaty. I know he’s said he’s Pro 2nd Amendment, but when I’ve searched for his UN stance, I haven’t found anything.


20 posted on 10/21/2011 12:03:36 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: sockmonkey

I love that Perry talked about de-funding that horrible and useless and expensive organization.


21 posted on 10/21/2011 12:13:14 PM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
La Raza Rick's fall is similar to that of Howard Dean in 2004. Dean fell because of the 'Dean Scream'. La Raza Rick has fallen because he's a pro-ILLEGAL alien moron who called conservatives 'heartless' because they dared to disagree with him.


22 posted on 10/21/2011 12:34:28 PM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; Liz
If the K Street insiders have last names that sound different, they might find Perry's campaign is worth an investment.

Otherwise, they're just heartless.

23 posted on 10/21/2011 1:12:30 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Owner of National Journal “likes to micromanage”

Politically, Bradley considers himself a centrist, although he has also described himself as “a neocon guy” who was “dead certain about the rightness” of invading Iraq. In the 2008 U.S. presidential primaries he donated $4,300 to Hillary Clinton and $2,300 to Barack Obama and to Mitt Romney.

Romnuts hit piece.


24 posted on 10/21/2011 1:14:11 PM PDT by marty60
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To: Liz

LOL. I wanted to say, that i appreciate your commentary about his pledge not to run, that so many have ignored or forgotten. I certainly have not. Thanks for that post!


25 posted on 10/21/2011 1:24:48 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: Liz

Every Perry thread needs a shootin pic.

26 posted on 10/21/2011 1:32:32 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Newt. The Grownup in the Room.)
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To: South40

New at this? In October 2004, Dean had the lead. He’d already lost the first primary by the time of his scream.

Apples and oranges.


27 posted on 10/21/2011 1:34:25 PM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Baladas

True. We are still at an earlier phase than the 04 Dem model. Perry could still pull this out (it horrifies me to say).


28 posted on 10/21/2011 1:39:18 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Newt. The Grownup in the Room.)
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To: Baladas
New at this?

No, but apparently you are.

I don’t care where Dean was in October of 2004.

The graph I posted is dated 2/4/2004 and it reflects Dean’s plummet that began after the scream which was 1/19/2004, or less than 1-month prior. Moreover, it is similar to the current graph highlighting La Raza Rick Perry’s fall the result of his calling conservatives 'heartless'. You might have curbed your attitude just long enough to notice that. Then again, maybe you’re just not bright enough to get it. Smart money's on the latter.

29 posted on 10/21/2011 2:13:32 PM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: Dagnabitt
Every Perry thread needs a shootin pic.

And one of these.


30 posted on 10/21/2011 2:19:02 PM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: South40

So you don’t see how October 2003 (NOT four, genius) is more comparable to October 2011 than it would be to February 2012?


31 posted on 10/21/2011 2:26:14 PM PDT by Baladas
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I really hate to see all the vitriol when discussing candidates. I love me some Herman Cain, but he's a couple of really good gaffes from a complete flameout. And if that happens, and it comes down to Romney or Perry, a whole lot of people throwing bombs right now had better start singing

Oh Ricky you're so fine
you're so fine you blow my mind
Hey, Ricky!

32 posted on 10/21/2011 2:37:21 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
You're a little late, Pan. Perry has already flamed out. He's polling in single digits in many states -- 2.9 in Florida. The Perry campaign is history.

Cain is polling ahead of Romney and at this point he is the only man standing between Romney and the Republican nomination. He needs our support or or we will have a Republican nominee named Mitt.

34 posted on 10/21/2011 2:47:47 PM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: South40

January 19, 2004 – Dean places third in the Iowa Caucus and delivers the infamous “Dean Scream” speech

AFTER the caucus where he finished THIRD. And the polls immediately beofre the Iowa caucus (which hasn’t happened for this election year yet) were accurate for the most part. He was ahead in the polls by miles there at this point in 2003.

IOW, your parallel holds if you consider Cain or Romney to be some GOP equivalent of Howard Dean.


35 posted on 10/21/2011 2:54:31 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: South40

I understand the situation, I just don’t approve of the nastiness.


36 posted on 10/21/2011 2:55:02 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
I understand Pan, nor do I. But I've been attacked in this and other threads for simply posting Perry's record. It seems some just can't handle the fact that everyone does not support Rick Perry.

I know I am on solid ground with my views and I point to this as proof.

Cheers.

37 posted on 10/21/2011 3:08:58 PM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: marty60

Yes, and this Romneybot’s goal was to have Rick Perry attacked on cue by non-Romney supporters. It worked here.


38 posted on 10/21/2011 3:36:10 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: Liz
On the Texas campaign trail, gubernatorial candidate Perry told Texas voters over and over again.....if they reelected him governor, he would not run for president.

I don't think you'll find many Perry supporters who will make excuses for Perry going back on giving his word to Texas voters last year that he would complete his 4 year term if elected. That's one of the few things Perry supporters admit is wrong.
39 posted on 10/21/2011 4:16:15 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Baladas
Mittens is the problem here.

Agreed. Perry is not in trouble - his biggest Texas backer is probably dumping millions into pro-Perry PACs as we speak, and I don't think PAC spending has to be reported until January. Mittens on the other hand...wonder where his money is coming from or if they are spooked and asking everybody to cough up the bucks.
40 posted on 10/21/2011 4:18:33 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Liz

I see you crawled out of the woodwork again, trash, and smearing, with lies as usual.


41 posted on 10/21/2011 7:35:28 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: org.whodat

I can’t imagine that any GOP candidate would want you for a supporter, the way you insult and trash people.


42 posted on 10/21/2011 7:39:31 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: Liz

You are telling one lie after another on this thread with your long winded rants. You have no credibility. How much are you being paid to slime and smear Governor Perry?


43 posted on 10/21/2011 7:42:16 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: JDW11235

I see you are tag teaming with Liz the slime and smear Queen. Too bad you can’t state opinions without insults and trash.


44 posted on 10/21/2011 7:44:51 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: Liz

You are spreading lies again.


45 posted on 10/21/2011 7:48:23 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: South40

Not really. You support Cain, well that is your choice. He has been making some serious gaffes, but he has been let off scott free. I will be supporting Perry, as I think he is the best choice.


46 posted on 10/21/2011 7:55:06 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: Baladas

Yes, you are correct. If Perry is so far down in the polls and supposedly on his last leg, why is he being so viciously attacked on Free Republic and other conservative sites?


47 posted on 10/21/2011 7:59:03 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: South40

Cain’s still in third for states.

Perry: 18

LA - AL - TN - IN - KY - MO
OK - KA - ND - SD - ID - MT
NM - AZ - CO - AR - MS - AK

Romney: 17

CA - WA - OR - UT - WY - WI
MI - PA - MD - DE - RI - NY
CT - NH - VT - ME - MA

Cain: 13

Cain needs just 4 states, (TN, IN, KY and WY) to take the lead.

You can only keep up the lie for so long before someone calls you on it. Consider yourself “Called”.

Not to mention that Perry has been taking in about 4 times as many dollars in donations compared to Cain, in the last week.


48 posted on 10/21/2011 8:02:56 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: South40
Perry supporters in Texas keep saying what a great job he is doing fighting illegal immigration and the border invasion . Today Mark Levin was talking about a news piece today where Mexican drug cartels are "set up in every major Texas city". Now recruiting Texas children:

http://finance.townhall.com/news/us/2011/10/17/mexican_drug_cartels_recruiting_texas_children

49 posted on 10/21/2011 8:06:07 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Hey psycho -- what is it you think I have lied about?

And you didn't post a link for your stats. Got one?

50 posted on 10/21/2011 9:35:18 PM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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