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Rick Perry may skip some debates
LA Times ^ | 10-27-11 | Kim Geiger

Posted on 10/27/2011 2:40:58 PM PDT by Mozilla

After a series of poor debate performances in the early months of his presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is backing off the upcoming GOP debate schedule, committing to just one of the next three events between now and Nov. 15.

Perry has struggled in the five debates he has attended since he joined the race in mid-August. At one, he fumbled an attempt to cast rival Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper. At another, bickering between Romney and Perry drew criticism that the candidates were acting juvenile.

Perry hinted at his frustration with the debates earlier this week when he told Fox News that participating in them was a “mistake.”

“These debates are set up for nothing more than to tear down the candidates,” Perry said. “…All they’re interested in is stirring it up between the candidates.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2dumb2debate; bipartisan; coward; footinmouth; formerdemocratperry; gop; heartless; newtaxes; openborders; perry; rickperry; socialists; toast; vat
Will this work? I think Perry might be done. A desperation move by him.
1 posted on 10/27/2011 2:41:02 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
Perry is a doofus.
2 posted on 10/27/2011 2:44:41 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Mozilla

I would take my 14 million and head home, there are better uses for it.


3 posted on 10/27/2011 2:46:05 PM PDT by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: Mozilla

No one will notice his absence.


4 posted on 10/27/2011 2:46:11 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Mozilla

Did he show up for the previous ones?


5 posted on 10/27/2011 2:51:43 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Mozilla

I am not at this time a Perry supporter but the debates as presently held are ridiculous. They have settled nothing. The front runner whomever that happens to be at the time still only garners around 25%.


6 posted on 10/27/2011 2:55:13 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Mozilla

Looks like Rick is taking his boots and hat and heading to a drugstore lunch counter.


7 posted on 10/27/2011 2:55:32 PM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: Mozilla

So much for being the “Trial by Fire” candidate. Perry is the “Duck and Cover” candidate.


8 posted on 10/27/2011 2:56:52 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: Mozilla

He’s done.


9 posted on 10/27/2011 2:58:05 PM PDT by Huck (TAX TEA NOW==SUPPORT 9-9-9!)
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To: Mozilla

Good for Perry. It’s about time someone did this. I wish the others would follow suit.

These debates are nothing more than media-controlled soundbite-generators.


10 posted on 10/27/2011 2:58:13 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Mozilla

11 posted on 10/27/2011 2:59:05 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: Mozilla

Jerry Springer style debates for Jerry Springer style majorities of politically active constituents in the political parties. Socialists trying to wrench revenues/debt from other socialists.


12 posted on 10/27/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT by familyop ("Dry land is not just our destination, it is our destiny!" --Deacon character, "Waterworld")
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To: Allegra
These debates are nothing more than media-controlled soundbite-generators.

"Moderated" by left-leaning media personalities whose mission is to bloody ALL of the Republican candidates in order to soften them up for the general election against Obama. I'm agnostic about Perry, but these "debates" are being used as weapons by the mainstream media against these candidates.
13 posted on 10/27/2011 3:03:44 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Mozilla

This will not work.

I would suggest to Governor Perry that instead of ducking debates, spend more time preparing for them. With some work, he could improve his debating skills. As well all know, W was not exactly Socrates, but W worked hard at improving his debate skills and was able to overcome some of his more annoying habits and still win the election. I don’t know if the electorate will accept a sub-par speaker such as W this time around, but Rick Perry will never know that unless he gets serious about his debating skills.


14 posted on 10/27/2011 3:04:52 PM PDT by 3Fingas
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To: South40

Yet Perry continues to shoot himself in the foot even while not debating.


15 posted on 10/27/2011 3:06:49 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: 3Fingas

Perry mispeaks as much while campaigning. He even didn’t sound as if he didn’t completely understand what was supposed to be his own tax and spending plan.


16 posted on 10/27/2011 3:08:52 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: Ingtar

Agreed. He keeps shooting himself in the foot.

I like some elements of his economic plan. A full-blown domestic energy program would definitely make our economy boom, but his flat tax proposal, was just that — flat. My second favorite tax reform would be a flat tax. But, this flat tax should be no more than 10% and all should pay it, no exemptions, no exclusions.


17 posted on 10/27/2011 3:14:15 PM PDT by 3Fingas
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To: Mozilla

18 posted on 10/27/2011 3:18:03 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Mozilla

Texan’s don’t walk away from a fight. Perry is kuput.
I’m riding the Cain Train.


19 posted on 10/27/2011 3:21:24 PM PDT by vortigern
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To: Mozilla
Romney reminds me of King Obama. Just too greasy.
20 posted on 10/27/2011 3:23:41 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Mozilla

It would be far better for Perry to attend the debates and keep a low profile than for him to skip even one, just because he doesn’t do well in them.

This will make Perry look extremely weak.... and like a chicken.


21 posted on 10/27/2011 3:24:32 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: rockvillem
"Moderated" by left-leaning media personalities whose mission is to bloody ALL of the Republican candidates in order to soften them up for the general election against Obama. I'm agnostic about Perry, but these "debates" are being used as weapons by the mainstream media against these candidates.

Perry was given the chance to debate Romney one-on-one in a Lincoln-Douglas style debate without moderators. So far the two of them have refused. Cain and Gingrich were offered the same opportunity to debate each other without moderators, and accepted.

This was in Texas, Perry's home turf. He has options, he just chooses not to accept them.

But let's face it, he shoots himself in the foot even without the help of the debates.
22 posted on 10/27/2011 3:29:47 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: muleskinner

LOL! From the greatest Western ever made with the best lines ever in any film!


23 posted on 10/27/2011 3:31:47 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Mozilla

Perry to skip debates. Rule to be applied retroactively.


24 posted on 10/27/2011 3:40:07 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Safrguns
Chicken? Take it back!


25 posted on 10/27/2011 3:43:41 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Mozilla
It worked in Texas last year against a Clinton insider in the general election.

Perry's problem is that this is not the general election, and if he can't handle himself with fellow Republicans, he won't be able to handle Nobamma.
26 posted on 10/27/2011 3:43:48 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr
But let's face it, he shoots himself in the foot even without the help of the debates.

We're on the same page - Perry is looking like the 2012 version of Giuliani and Thompson from 2008. I just think these debates are being conducted in a way that is meant to wound candidates in order to help Obama. I'm not a Gingrich fan, but he's the only one willing to call the media out on what they are doing.
27 posted on 10/27/2011 3:46:43 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Mozilla
Rick Perry may skip some debates

They all should skip the so-called "debates". They are rediculous BS designed mainly to provide TV advertising revenue to the cable news stations. The venue merely makes all the candidates appear to be bickering old ladies who have fallen into the "cooking sherry".

28 posted on 10/27/2011 3:48:21 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Allegra

You’re absolutely correct. The first one Perry attended...it was like no one else was there...they were just hammering him...Bas*****.


29 posted on 10/27/2011 3:51:16 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Mozilla

Perry is absolutely correct. He should stonewall the MSM as much as possible at least for the next couple of months.


30 posted on 10/27/2011 3:54:17 PM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: Sacajaweau

Except Sarah Palin took it head on 100 times worse than Rick.
Seems politics is a contact sport and Rick wants to just be a cheerleader.


31 posted on 10/27/2011 3:54:26 PM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Mozilla

Perry needs to drop out and endorse Cain.


32 posted on 10/27/2011 3:57:51 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Mozilla

When he first announced, I looked forward to Perry’s candidacy - ( until I read more and listened to Herman Cain).

With all his ‘political savvy’ I have to wonder why Perry didn’t wait until December to declare. He could have studied Romney, Cain, Gingrich et.al and planned a strategy for later debates.

Shoulda coulda woulda.


33 posted on 10/27/2011 4:12:46 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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To: trumandogz

Rejoining the Rexall gang.


34 posted on 10/27/2011 4:15:22 PM PDT by tal hajus ("Thank you sir. May I have another?" GOP)
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To: Mozilla

He can skip them all as far as I am concerned.And go back to kissing Al Gore’s ass.


35 posted on 10/27/2011 4:17:42 PM PDT by sport
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Attention FReepers! - Blast

36 posted on 10/27/2011 4:22:40 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Mozilla

C’mon Perry, be a man.


37 posted on 10/27/2011 4:27:04 PM PDT by Texan Tory (Herman Cain for president. Because sometimes it does take a rocket scientist.)
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To: sanjuanbob

Seems politics is a contact sport and Rick wants to just be a cheerleader.


Actually, he wants to be quarterback, but carried on his teammates’ shoulder ONTO the field.


38 posted on 10/27/2011 6:12:35 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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YES!

Donate Here!

39 posted on 10/27/2011 6:13:55 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Mozilla

Please, please, please skip the debates, you small man.


40 posted on 10/27/2011 6:32:10 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: RoosterRedux

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41 posted on 10/27/2011 6:34:21 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: UB355
"They have settled nothing."

Other than boosting both Cain and Gingrinch 400% and Perry cratering, you are correct.

42 posted on 10/27/2011 6:43:33 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: South40; Yosemitest
Yosemitest, is this what you were looking for?


43 posted on 10/28/2011 12:18:07 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: muleskinner
To muleskinner,

My dad use to say his daughters could make an old muleskinner blush when they got angry....:O) He would sometimes follow that with ...where did you learn your vocabulary from a longshoreman?....We were not censored too much as kids...but grew up to be nice with words as we got it out of our systems at a young age, didn't have to rebel against it and carry it into adult hood..:O)

44 posted on 10/28/2011 12:40:21 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Netizen
Oh man, I'm laughing my butt off. It's perfect. Thank you so much.
45 posted on 10/28/2011 2:08:59 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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