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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.

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


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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To: Grunthor

12 posted on 11/12/2011 12:05:29 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Give it up RINO TROLL. Perry is every bit as bad for this country as that idiot blame America anti semite paul and is twin fool mitt. You ILLEGAL lovers just can’t see it. Oh, uhh, oh, uhh...’opps’ sorry, that is just heartless.


21 posted on 11/12/2011 12:33:19 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: UniqueViews

Absolutely. It’s scary to realize that in the shallow world of sound bite television, we probably would never have had a find president like Jefferson.

Maybe not Eisenhower either and certainly not Truman.


22 posted on 11/12/2011 12:35:47 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: UniqueViews

Yeah, and I can win if they go looking for a fat guy who is not named Chris Christie.


23 posted on 11/12/2011 12:35:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: BoingBoing

Well, Cain hates Perry so Cain/Perry ain’t happening.

And if Perry wins the nomination, he will choose a qualified veep. It won’t be Cain.

He’s mentioned substantive people like John Bolton for secretary of state.


24 posted on 11/12/2011 12:37:52 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Or simply people whose I.Q.’s are struggling to reach 90.


25 posted on 11/12/2011 12:39:17 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: bobby.223; Cincinatus' Wife
You ILLEGAL lovers just can’t see it. Oh, uhh, oh, uhh...’opps’ sorry, that is just heartless.

No, it is heartless to punish children for the sins of their parents.

It is also heartless to drive Hispanics into the waiting arms of the Rats where they will become dependents of the state and never know the joy of self reliance.

26 posted on 11/12/2011 12:39:28 PM PST by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: UniqueViews

Maybe he can go back on Letterman and give his top 10 on “How Rick Perry Can Win” list.


27 posted on 11/12/2011 12:41:32 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: altura; wmfights

It’s always good to see the calvary arrive!


28 posted on 11/12/2011 12:43:01 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: UniqueViews

I hate to point out the obvious, but James Richard Perry is no Thomas Jefferson. There are few if any people on earth, let alone in American politics, who are anywhere close, but Rick Perry certainly is not one of them.


29 posted on 11/12/2011 12:43:01 PM PST by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: altura; UniqueViews
Absolutely. It’s scary to realize that in the shallow world of sound bite television, we probably would never have had a find president like Jefferson.

The article is making a good point. Right now Gingrich is surging no doubt because of Cain's problems and Perry's mistake at the last debate. However, as we get closer to actually voting and people begin to think about what the person believes that can change pretty quickly.

I'm sticking with Perry. He is right on the issues and is a successful Gov.

30 posted on 11/12/2011 12:44:59 PM PST by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: org.whodat

ditto.


31 posted on 11/12/2011 12:46:06 PM PST by ken21
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To: UniqueViews

What I like about perry is that he is genuine.

He is principled.
He sticks to his guns, but if he is off the mark, he reassess his position.

He aint no slick shyster.


32 posted on 11/12/2011 12:46:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It’s always good to see the calvary arrive!

LOL!

You are never alone, there is always a Conservative around FR.

33 posted on 11/12/2011 12:46:58 PM PST by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: Redcloak
Perry can win if the entire nation gets really, really drunk the night before the election.

...and forgets the conservative choices.

34 posted on 11/12/2011 12:48:06 PM PST by TADSLOS (Lexicon Genetics- Rick Perry's Solyndra Moment)
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To: LUV W
Perry will sink or swim...

Amen

35 posted on 11/12/2011 12:48:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: UniqueViews

Let me add my name to the list of those who don’t think the brain freeze was a big deal. The message he was trying to get out was the elimination of 3 government departments which I support. That is far and away the bigger story in my mind.


36 posted on 11/12/2011 12:49:27 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: trumandogz

Does it take a genius to realize that that bill was unvetoable?


37 posted on 11/12/2011 12:49:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: shield
Perry 2012:

“Remain calm! All is well!”

38 posted on 11/12/2011 12:50:27 PM PST by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Calvary? Do you take grammar lessons from Perry too?


39 posted on 11/12/2011 12:50:29 PM PST by TADSLOS (Lexicon Genetics- Rick Perry's Solyndra Moment)
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To: UniqueViews
Thomas Jefferson - was a lousy public speaker. He was literally a genius,...

Actually, Perry may be a bit more of a "super genius".

40 posted on 11/12/2011 12:50:42 PM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: UniqueViews

Is this guy really a good leader? I have a good friend in Houston, and her stories about the public school system are curling my toes with all the PC crap. We don’t even have it that bad in New England. I realize the Governor doesn’t sit there and mandate exactly what goes on in schools, but a true leader would sway education away from that garbage. And don’t forget Gardisil (sp?) as long as we’re talking about kids.

The kids of responsible parents are forever being punished, while the others are doted on. Is this really the state we want to look up to??? Does the Governor have any influence on this? Or is he just a token in a state run by others? Is he a leader, or has he just been lucky with a productive state?


41 posted on 11/12/2011 12:51:52 PM PST by The Sparrow
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To: altura
Maybe not Eisenhower either and certainly not Truman.

The general who won a world war might have won at the polls even in today's media climate.

Ike actually got good advice on how to handle television.

He knew that it was good politics not to look like a knowitall or a wise guy or whiz kid and not to say everything he knew.

Even today that's a good lesson -- one that Newt Gingrich should have learned a long time ago.

So, Rick Perry? My guess is that somebody telegenic or charismatic probably could break through the media bias, and somebody not telegenic or charismatic who had an exceptional record could still win the presidency even in today's media climate, but he's not the one.

There's nothing about Rick Perry that makes people say he has to be President. Most Republicans would vote for him anyway. If the country really wants Obama out a Republican might win. But I don't see undecideds getting enthusiastic about him.

42 posted on 11/12/2011 12:52:49 PM PST by x
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To: RichInOC

Perry looks like Baghdad Bob with a $100 haircut.


43 posted on 11/12/2011 12:53:35 PM PST by TADSLOS (Lexicon Genetics- Rick Perry's Solyndra Moment)
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To: mylife; UniqueViews
He sticks to his guns, but if he is off the mark, he reassess his position.

If I can add to this, his core principals are right. He believes in the sanctity of Life. He believes govt is to big and to intrusive, not that it just needs to be managed better. He believes people should be free and able to defend themselves. He trusts in the invisible hand of the marketplace.

I remember a lot of POTUS I admire who were put down for not being the slickest guy in the room. I'll tale the genuine guy every time.

44 posted on 11/12/2011 12:53:42 PM PST by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: cumbo78

I work with two fellows.
One is a country marine with a speech impediment and is sharp as a tack.
The other one never stops flapping his gums and dresses like he is on the cover of GQ, Guess which one gets respect?


45 posted on 11/12/2011 12:56:19 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That is pretty funny.


46 posted on 11/12/2011 12:58:03 PM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: wmfights

I almost voted against him once, but I have grown to admire his tenacity and values.


47 posted on 11/12/2011 12:59:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: lahargis
The 53 seconds wasn’t a big deal and up until then, he was having his best debate ever

It's not the "53 seconds". Perry has been awful in every debate. Every single one. Saying that before the "53 seconds" he was having his best debate means little, his other debate performances were all awful. It is disingenuous to claim that people are criticizing Perry just because of his "53 second" amnesia, it is the "53 seconds" on top of all the other awful debate performances.

48 posted on 11/12/2011 12:59:38 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: The Sparrow

You don’t know what you’re talking about but you rattled on at length to drive home that point.


49 posted on 11/12/2011 1:00:12 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: x

But Rick Perry is telegenic and charismatic and has a fine record.

It’s kind of a longshot now for him to pass Cain, Romney and Newt, but it could happen.


50 posted on 11/12/2011 1:00:14 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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