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Perry Can Win If Leadership Trumps Debates
Big Government ^ | Nov. 12, 2011 | Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski

Posted on 11/12/2011 11:42:39 AM PST by UniqueViews

Gov. Rick Perry stated at the outset of his presidential campaign that he is running for president based on his principles and leadership accomplishments, not his oratorical skills. Media focus on his debate missteps deliberately ignores Perry's record and charisma.

America's third president - Thomas Jefferson - was a lousy public speaker. He was literally a genius, and his singular eloquence as a writer is seen in his prose in the Declaration of Independence and other writings.

But Jefferson was no speaker, so much so that he only gave a couple speeches in his entire two-term presidency. He was so bad that he fulfilled his constitutional requirement to give an annual State of the Union by sending a written document to Congress.

This media obsession with the cosmetics of Perry's presentation willfully ignores the substance of his agenda. Perry's proposals on fundamental overhauls on tax reform, energy, healthcare, and re-empowering the states through federalism could make him a transformational president if he enacts them.

These proposals arise from a massive public record. An Air Force captain, Perry is the only major candidate with military experience. And his subsequent quarter-century of elected office includes a decade as governor enacting tort reform, education reform, and business-friendly policies.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; formerdemocratperry; keywordkooks; leadership; notlookingtoogood; openborders; perry; perry2012; rickperry; rino
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1 posted on 11/12/2011 11:42:41 AM PST by UniqueViews
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To: shield

Perry ping?


2 posted on 11/12/2011 11:43:31 AM PST by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews; Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

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3 posted on 11/12/2011 11:46:15 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: UniqueViews

“Thomas Jefferson - was a lousy public speaker. He was literally a genius...”

Does it take a genius like Thomas Jefferson to not grant in state tuition to Illegal Aliens?


4 posted on 11/12/2011 11:46:19 AM PST 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: UniqueViews

About the authors:

Ken Blackwell is the Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at the Family Research Council. He serves on the board of directors of the Club for Growth, the National Rifle Association, and the National Taxpayers Union. Mr. Blackwell is a contributing editor for the conservative news and opinion site Townhall.com, and his columns frequently appear in the Washington Times, New York Post, and National Review Online. He was a columnist for the former New York Sun.

Mr. Blackwell has a distinguished record of achievement as a finance executive, entrepreneur, diplomat, educator, and independent corporate director. He is one of the nation’s leading conservative voices and a strong advocate free market enterprise. In 2006, he became the first African-American in Ohio history to be a major party nominee for governor.

Kenneth A. (”Ken”) Klukowski is a Washington D.C.-based attorney, consultant, and journalist. He is a Fellow and Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union a Research Fellow with Liberty University School of Law, and Special Counsel and Senior Fellow for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Council. He is the coauthor of the national bestseller The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency.


5 posted on 11/12/2011 11:47:22 AM PST by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews

ROFLOL


6 posted on 11/12/2011 11:51:10 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: UniqueViews

I could sure do without a president that has to be behind the mic all the time...especially one that can’t speak at all without
a teleprompter at his nose.

Perry will sink or swim...just like the rest of them. But he IS a survivor and is tenacious when he really wants something.


7 posted on 11/12/2011 11:51:16 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: shield; UniqueViews
Running in Spartanburg, SC
8 posted on 11/12/2011 11:52:26 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: UniqueViews

With all due respect to the writers, the President is not required to give a “State of the Union SPEECH”. In fact, the speech did not become popular until the media age. I appreciate the fact that Jefferson (probable speech impediment) and Lincoln (not very telegenic) probably could NOT get elected today, but you also can’t come off like you don’t have a clue. Gov. Perry is not even an average debater. He’s awful. Sorry guys. IMO, that is NOT something you can overcome in today’s political environment.


9 posted on 11/12/2011 11:53:35 AM PST by cumbo78
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To: UniqueViews

I am with Hannity on this. The 53 seconds wasn’t a big deal and up until then, he was having his best debate ever. Could have happened to anyone...HAS happened to Obama...but no one made a big deal out of him doing it.


10 posted on 11/12/2011 11:57:21 AM PST by lahargis
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To: UniqueViews

Close your eyes and imagine with me if you will the beauty of an Obama/Perry debate.

Yikes.


11 posted on 11/12/2011 12:04:19 PM PST by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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12 posted on 11/12/2011 12:05:29 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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LOL


14 posted on 11/12/2011 12:06:35 PM PST by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

ROTFLOL!!!!


15 posted on 11/12/2011 12:12:19 PM PST by NotSoModerate
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To: UniqueViews
Ricky Peron's swan song:

Don't cry for me Los Estados Unidos

The truth is I never loved you......

All through my Gore loving days

I smoked a lot of rock

I kept my promise

To Vicente Fox.........


16 posted on 11/12/2011 12:21:21 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their Moonbats)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LaRaza Ricky loves 3 things....muslims, ILLEGALS and cronyism no matter how many of your little buzz..buzz..buzz pix you put up of him.


17 posted on 11/12/2011 12:21:42 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: UniqueViews

Perry can win if the entire nation gets really, really drunk the night before the election.


18 posted on 11/12/2011 12:23:31 PM PST by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: bobby.223; Electric Graffiti

Let me guess, Paul supporters and dispensers of misinformation.


19 posted on 11/12/2011 12:26:54 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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In the modern age communications is done with live speaking and the ability to articulate ideas. This wasn’t the case in the time of Jefferson.

Perry is a very poor communicator, you can have great ideas if you cannot communicate them and your opponent has a great ability to communicate BS you lose.


20 posted on 11/12/2011 12:29:33 PM PST by Leto
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