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Posted on 11/01/2011 5:26:14 AM PDT by casinva
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Was Governor Rick Perry really drunk this past weekend during a speech in New Hampshire?
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I’m afraid the Perry haters only see out of their blind eye.
No, I don’t think he was drunk. I think he was trying too hard to be entertaining and likeable.
You’re welcome, hoc!
I don’t think Governor Perry will be getting his own comedic talk show any time soon, but his speech was great, and his message was right on.
It’s no wonder the crowd there gave him a standing ovation.
He'd make a great president.
Drunk my assfay. He was in a loose and passionate mode in front of a friendly audience. I only wish he’d ditch his handlers and talk like this all the frickin’ time.
I don't watch FOX anymore, as a matter of fact I'm thinking of saving about a hundred dollars a month by getting rid of Direct TV altogether.
The Perry haters had better be careful what they wish for - Herman Cain is imploding minute by minute - Perry wasn’t drunk. One by one - each of our conservative candidates are being destroyed.
Who is behind this? I believe it is Romney.
But this might not be a problem for Cain people, Mr. Cain has always - in my view - been running for Romney’s VP. It never has been a serious candidacy - but now he will be tossed by the wayside.
Rick Perry is the only candidate that has the means to defeat Romney, but I’m afraid a lot of Cain’s supporters will go for anybody but Rick - they hate him that much.
No, I don’t think he was drunk at all. But it was a strange, embarrassing performance.
Let me add something to this post. I was a big supporter of FOX back in the 90’s when they first came out. I twisted arms to get COS to carry them and when they didn’t I was one of the first to get Direct TV just so I could get FOX. I convinced about 150 people to write to get FOX. Doesn’t sound like much now, but it was a big deal to them back when the only advertiser they had was the Onion Blossom. I think we’ve been betrayed and I want nothing to do with a station that blatantly lies and presents the news falsely.
Did you watch it? What on earth was embarrassing about it?
ME TOO. There is nothing on cable tv that is worth $100 a month. I'm trying to get news this morning and FOX is talking about beer-flavored ice cream. I can't watch them for more than a minute anymore.
99% of television is pure junk.
“if this is all they have on Governor Rick Perry, if that’s ALL they can even find, we are in really, really good shape”
Between this and the blind-eye comment you people are getting delusional.
I’m not sure where all you have seen this; I do realize the excerpts are viral now, but the smear campaign on Governor Perry today (Tuesday) have been formulating, prominent, and building on the television shows even today.
I believe it helps those who support Governor Perry or those who do not know him to see this OVERALL dynamic speech.
I’m pretty sure many Perry supporters have not seen this video yet.
I’m also sure those who support Governor Perry will appreciate having confirmation that these smears are based on nothing more than 2 to 3 different minutes pulled from a 25 minutes speech that was otherwise a fantastic speech and one that the evangelical conservative crowd accepted well and with a standing ovation.
I agree though with your assessment that he was trying to be entertaining in those spots the excerpts are being taken from.
Perhaps a little comedic drama coaching time with Alec Baldwin should be in the works for Governor Perry? LOL
He was so uncomfortable trying to be “funny.” It’s subjective, of course, but it was embarrassing to me.
Probably took too many pain meds for his recent back surgery.
That video was edited and spliced by an individual.
He was just very relaxed and having fun.
He should have sang them a song.
NO, he was NOT drunk, just overcompensating a bit trying to give a relaxed speech. People need to look at the whole video.
Yes, it is objective. The things that are embarrassing to me is a man caught in a sexual harrassment scandal who can't quite get his facts straight, a man who sits on a couch with Nancy Pelosi doing a global warming commercial for Al Gore, a guy who thinks America deserved 9-11, and a guy who puts his dog in a 700 crate on the top of his car and goes on vacation.
To each his own. Which one is your guy?
I guess the economy, unemployment, immigration, terrorism and the mess in Europe are too boring for the MSM. Instead, lets muck up the waters with these non-issues. It’s an insult to the intelligence of the Republican voter and we are falling for it hook, line and sinker...
It’s subjective, not objective.
I’m for Cain. He’s being pursued by the same people who pursued Clarence Thomas. I’m hanging with him; just as, I assume, you’re hanging with Perry. To each his own candidate.
And Clark Griswold strapping Aunt Edna on top of his car in a rocking chair is CERTAINLY embarrassing, but it sure was funny! LOL
“Did you watch it? What on earth was embarrassing about it?”
Answer: No, she did not. What she watched was the spliced- together short version. Classic media manipulation where a film editor can easily make anybody look bad.
This is as dumb as the Cain harassment meme..
It is sad that to boost your candidate you feel that it is necessary to trash others. It is this kind of behavior that is truly embarrassing. And it is this kind of behavior that will get President Obama a second term.
As always, Essie, your posts to me are unusually incoherent.
Don't even attempt to equate the two situations, they are NOTHING alike and you belittle Justice Thomas by that comparison.
I was Parry supporter before I found out more about Cain. There. I said it. I live in Texas...So I know all about his "warts." Despite all of that, I still support him as my #2, behind Cain. Either one of them to beat Romney.
I said all of that so you all would know where I am coming from: First...NO...he's not drunk. For those who say he is...perhaps your anti-Perry bias is showing and you are, as my dad always said, "hunting boogers."
Now for the other half of you...the Perry supporters: If you can't look at that and say that its a little uncomfortable to watch...then you are showing YOUR bias. Of COURSE its uncomfortable to watch. He's trying to be funny...loose...or something and it's icky. So maybe it's not to you...but trust me...to most NORMAL people out here in the real world...it is...and at the end of the day...there are more of us going to the polls than there are of you.
So while some of you may try REAL HARD to say nothing is wrong with it...you are in the minority and performances like this will not help him. Just like with Cain...is there anything WRONG with your staffer smoking a cig on a commercial? No. Is it HELPFUL to the cause? Certainly not.
How ridiculous to think that because I admire and like Cain I am somehow not differential to Justice Thomas!
As a lifelong Texan, I’ve never heard any rumors at all about Perry having an alcohol problem.
Which reminds me that back in the day when I was in a position to hear more political gossip, it was widely thought that Ann Richards was a lush.
She was very good friends with columnist Molly Ivins and we often joked that they drank breakfast together.
You are so right.
I still wonder about Cain’s intentions regarding Romney. And would he even be an asset to Romney at this point?
Hard to tell. He’s very popular on free republic right now and is winning a lot of polls.
But I still think he’s kind of the ‘vote cute’ candidate that Obama was four years ago. I’m not speaking of the black thing, but of someone outside of the usual political arena, a blank slate upon which desperate people can paint all their hopes and dreams.
I’m very much afraid that if he lets them down, they will be too dispirited to work hard for our nominee.
Time will tell.
I happened to see this on imus while I was changing channels. It seemed to me he was having fun with the crowd. Anyway, it's telling how Fox starts looking to trash Perry the second Cain gets in trouble because he is inconsistent in his explanation. Fox really is in the tank for Romney.
Why are you popping up on this Perry thread to support Cain?
Why do I not believe you were ever a Parry supporter.
Because it’s a free, open forum, that’s why.
The local news where I live does a nightly smear story on him. Every weeknight.
I've seen the same trend. I almost never watch Fox News and tend to watch Fox Business instead. However in the mornings I have to watch CNBC to get any serious news. Why a "business" channel puts imus on is beyond me.
Fox will fade when one of their competitors cleans house and starts running objective news programs.
No, I think you are this morning’s designated Perry basher. I know you and your little cadre of friends who hop on every Perry thread. Maybe you are the only early riser among them.
Yes. There does seem to be a double wammy going on here, and FOX News is certainly a tool of use for them.
I thought it was VERY unprofessional of Gretchen Carlson to start slamming drunk charges for Governor Perry’s 2 to 3 minutes of jesting in an otherwise very serious speech. That either shows she was too lazy to research the very thing she was providing analysis on or she did know and was misrepresenting.
A little bad comedic acting maybe. (Sorry Governor Perry, lol.) Drunk while doing an overall wonderful speech to a evangelical conservative crowd? Stupid to say that when you take the entire 25 minutes into account.
I am very disappointed in Gretchen Carlson for participating in misinformation like that.
But I still think hes kind of the vote cute candidate that Obama was four years ago. Im not speaking of the black thing, but of someone outside of the usual political arena, a blank slate upon which desperate people can paint all their hopes and dreams.
...a blank slate....
That is why vetting needs to be done thoughly and rapidly before the selection process begins in Jan. All candidates need to be examined in as complete detail as possible to find out what lurks, if anything.
The ability to respond to these allegations from varying sources also speaks to the candidates ability to organize and surround the campaign with compentent people.
I think the Fox News folks have all gotten the "unwritten" message that they are supporting Romney. It's a coincidence (don't believe in them) that a new attack comes out on Perry at the same time Cain gets in trouble?
I remember Cavuto commenting over a year ago how "presidential" Romney was after an interview.
Fox News was terrific when they started and built their base reporting the news as objectively as possible. Fly over country flocked to them like we did when Rush started. Now they have become infected with that northeast elitist attitude and they gravitate to those type of people. Look at all the love for Christie. He's a good Gov. in a liberal state but he's hardly conservative.
Excellent response . I can’t ever get that image of Newt on the sofa with Nancy supporting Gore’s Climate Scam!
This video smear was created by editing in selected snipets to make a certain impression.
If one views the entire speech, it’s obvious Perry has a playful witty side but he is also serious about the issues he cares about.
This video clearly shows him in an energetic mood, joking with the audience. Perry is an individual of true character who has conservative principals, which are the main atributes I value in a President.
He has so many good points, especially strong in discussing Energy, he needs to include EPA in this same debate.
In future debate, he needs to IGNORE Romney (who is a non entity in this race anyway), treat Romney as if he were not in the room, do not give him any opportunity to refute via calling him out on something he said or did. That only gives Romney another minute or two to speak. IGNORE ROMNEY.
Speak to the people, straight out and precise on ENERGY & EPA,and getting Gov't. out of our business, that is what we want.
Keep your voice up, don't go down to the whisper/preacher mode and keep your hand gestures to a minimum.
This was a good speech, and he was not drunk.
BTW: I still have not picked my candidate, and Perry is still in my sights as well as Newt and Cain.
FYI - Gov. Perry has serious back issues and requires powerful pain meds to control the pain associated to degenerative disc disease. If anyone has noticed he wears a brace for his back support while on his feet. It is worn under the shirt and helps him to maintain neutral posture. His actions may be the result of his pain meds.
I was around during the appointment hearing for Justice Thomas and I say you are wrong! The same tactic is being foisted on Cain and it is wrong! Cain has a long and established record of solid performance and out of the wood work two people perceived his actions at some point to be sexual in nature? So what, now candidates have to worry about twelve year old accusations which by the way did not rise to any level of impropriety and suddenly it becomes “sexual harassment”. These women were gold diggers looking for the big cash out plain and simple. If Cain was some sort of sexual predator I am sure he would have a slew of woman coming forward. That is not the case. Yes this is another “high tech” lynching of a successful black man who has earned his place to be elected President. He will have my vote if he is the Republican candidate.