Skip to comments.Perry Takes a Page from The Gipper
Posted on 11/13/2011 5:24:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Taking a page from Ronald Reagan, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Saturday sought to use humor to rebound from his much-noted debate flub earlier in the week. That flub, a 53-second brain freeze that was replayed endlessly on news shows, had him forgetting the name of the Department of Energy, the third federal agency he pledges to eliminate.
So Perry was quick to cut off CBS Scott Pelley, one of the debate moderators in South Carolina, when he began a question, saying, Governor Perry, you advocate the elimination of the Department of Energy. If you eliminate the Department of Energy...
I'm glad you remembered it, interjected Perry with a big smile as the audience broke into applause and laughter. Pelley responded, I've had some time to think about it, sir. And Perry shot back again to even more laughter, Me, too.
Far from being uptight after his earlier stumble, Perry was loose even before the debate. Backstage before the TV lights came on, Perry said to fellow candidate Rick Santorum, So tonight if I need a lifeline, I'm just gonna look to you, OK?
Santorum laughed and offered to fill in the blanks for the Texan. The two men then high-fived each other. At that point, they laughed about Rep. Ron Paul telling Perry after the Michigan debate that everybody has that happen, most people just don't do it in front of four million people. In South Carolina, Paul laughed and told Santorum, I was trying to make him feel better.
Perrys use of humor was reminiscent of Reagans rebound in 1984 after the then-president's performance in that year's first presidential debate with Democratic nominee Walter F. Mondale raised questions about whether age had dulled Reagan's mental quickness. At the second debate, Reagan was ready when he question came up. I will not make age an issue in this campaign," he said. "I'm not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. The lasting image from that debate is Mondale laughing heartily at the joke at his expense. And the question of Reagans age was put to rest for the campaign.
"Commander-in-Chief" Debate Recap, Winners and Losers ...."Overall Winner: Rick Perry. In the aftermath of Wednesdays gaffe, we have seen a much more human side for Perry. He actually did well in that debate, except for the 53 second brain freeze. Saturday, Perry shined. While he might not have delivered the most style and substance, I believe he helped his campaign more than anyone else. That makes Perry the winner.".......
Your support and loyalty are admirable. But Perry has been reduced to a caricature. If he didn’t have the war chest he does, he’d be getting as many questions as Bachmann.
Unless of course, he keeps botching things and providing hilarity.
Unfortunately since he’s Perry, when he begins to read the page the audience listens quizzically to what sounds like meaningless bubbling.
With his typical aplomb we find Perry actually took a page from the guppy.
It was obvious Perry had not been drinking at all, this was his best debate performance yet, I was impressed, though; not enough to sway me away from Cain, who I thought had a lousy performance, but I kind of expected that, I had hoped he would surprise me.
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Frankly, I liked the self-deprecating humor. It’s very difficult to fake that, and I think it shows a basic humility that I like.
If you're interested in seeing the Cornerstone speech in full, you'd enjoy it instead of giving Democrat talking points.
He's not been reduced (though you've tried) he's just getting introduced.
[snip] Dynamic Tax Score for RickPerry.org, Inc. Proposal:
Based on the higher GDP estimates forecast by the dynamic scoring exercise, the Perry proposal will not only lead to an increase in overall economic activity and jobs, but will also lead to higher federal revenues in the long term. In fact, the analysis suggests that revenues could be as much as $406.8 billion higher than under the static model by 2020, and could be as high as 19.5 percent of GDP. The dynamic score of the proposal suggests that lower flatter taxes could generate both more revenue than the current tax code, and significantly more economic growth over time. With increasing demands on the Federal government from growing entitlements, higher pension expenses and interest on the debt, it will be necessary to increase the size of the economy and the tax base in order to generate significantly higher revenues. Table 7 shows how the Perry proposals would do this over a seven year period. [snip] Tax Proposal Score PDF
The reason Cain did so poorly was because the subject demanded experience and in depth knowledge of Foreign affairs and International Crisis. America cannot afford having someone like that in office again. Especially in the coming months and years.
It was good humor and not staged.
Everyone liked that Rick Perry had the opportunity to give that laugh line (after the MSM had so gleefully beat him up over it). And the best part was that Scott Pelley of CBS unwittingly fed Perry the line that started the ball rolling.
I kind of like the fact that he's not a quitter and can laugh at himself.
Cain, btw, is starting to stumble a little now. Some of it's is his own fault (unclear policy statements, ignorance about foreign policy). Some of it's due to a vile hit job by the Dems and the old media.
Cain, like Perry, is one of us, though, and we should do what we can to keep him from being marginalized.
Those that make their really nice livings leeching off the taxpayers are going to do what they can to give us Romney.
The way Newt tore the words right out of his mouth and corrected him with Constitutional and International Rule of Law was priceless. Pelly was left quivering in his chair while the audience cheered at Gingrichs’ razor sharp intellect.
That was good!
Agreed - the fact he got the last word in after Pelley tried to snark him on his original response was quite satisfying.
Awe....pity. Just what propels candidates to the nomination. If Perry only had Pelley to help him through all of his public engagements and lead him along.
Anything is possible, but, I don’t feel sorry enough for the Gov’ to vote for him for POTUS. I’ve lived with Mr. “Next in LIne” for eleven years and he leaves MUCH to be desired. Much.
Move on. Get another hobby. It’s not anywhere near the effort. He’s certainly not giving any effort. Why should you?
I will vote for Newt as Most Intelligent, but not for the POTUS.
You are like the Japanese troops that held out for 30 years after WWII ended.
Loyalty is wonderful, but don't you have a better way to spend your time? Most of the other Fangirls have read the writing on the wall.
Cain has good instincts and he’s the type that would appoint somebody who knows foreign policy.
That should end his career as a reporter!....after all...the journalists are constantly telling the world some politicians career is over because of some SNAFU.....Should work in both directions!
With Rick out of the Presidential picture, he will be able to work on more important things like enticing even more illegals to move to Texas. His buddies at Bob Perry Homebuilders and Pilgrim's Pride Poultry need more cheap labor.
Since the fangirls love his sense of humor, maybe Perry can bring back “Hee Haw” after he drops out of the race.
I have the feeling that if Perry were to win the nomination and became president he, like Obummer, will resort to a teleprompter. They are both dumb like rocks.
Disclosure reports show that neither Bob Perry [Perry Homes/home builder] nor his wife have donated to Rick Perry's presidential bid. Bob Perry has given money to other candidates but not to Rick Perry. The biggest recipient is Mitt Romney. Bob Perry and his wife gave a combined $5,000 to Romney's early this year and $500,000 to the super PAC Restore Our Future that supports Romney.
In 2008, they supported Romney's nomination with a $5,000 donation between them. According to disclosure reports Gov Tim Pawlenty received a combined $10,000 to his presidential campaign and another $60,000 to his political action committee from Bob Perry and his wife. Bob Perry is also the top donor to the Karl Rove-linked super PAC American Crossroads.
Donors to Bush absent for Perry [9-1 support Romney] WASHINGTON Fewer than one in 10 of the top fundraisers who helped George W. Bush shatter records for presidential campaign money in 2000 and 2004 have donated to Texas Gov. Rick Perrys 2012 presidential campaign, a Houston Chronicle analysis of Federal Election Commission data has found.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds a wide lead over other GOP presidential hopefuls in donations received from the 939 Pioneers and Rangers who raised at least $100,000 each for the Bush presidential efforts.
Romney has received 148 donations totaling $351,250 from Bushs top money people, compared with Perrys 87 contributions worth $213,000 and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlentys 47 donations for $102,867."......
ROVE-BUSH-HUTCHISON ran a 2010 GOP primary challenge against Gov. Rick Perry.
To his credit; Perry did very well in the Debate last night. I’m still going to be as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs if he has to debate Obama.
Don’t you think Pelley looks like Beavis of Beavis and Butthead fame; for real?
Obama will be too.
In Tex Gov races, Perry has looked dead in the water more than once, only to surprise the likes of KBH and dim white by winning AGAIN.
Found amusing you posting “PLEASE SARAH, RECONSIDER” shortly before you post comparing CW to Jap holdouts after WW2.
Speaking of Sarah Palin.
Has she pronounced yet on last night’s efforts by the candidates?
CW would have made a great Texan. After the fall of the Alamo Texas was done yet within week Sam Houston drew out Santa Anna's army, burned the bridge behind him and won the war in 18 minutes. From that we got 5 states.
Cw is a warrior who believes in her candidate not some flake who jumps from candidate to candidate as the poll numbers fluctuate.
You will find that is the case with most Rick Perry supporters.
Cain is smart enough to know that he cannot be an expert on every segment of being the President. No one can, but many are surely pretending, such as Romney.
That is what ADVISORS are for. Cain was very clear about using the Generals. Something that Barry the Imposter seems to make a puppet show of asking them their opinion & then doing the opposite.
Generals asked for a minimum of 40,000 soldiers to operate the big surge & Barry gives them 30,000. Generals don’t want to leave Afghanistan until mid winter of 2012-—IF THEN— & Barry makes a big show for himself telling the opposition troops that he will pull ut our resources in late summer.
Barry is pandering for votes in November at the risk of more military lives & in the face of the lost lives already squandered in Afghanistan.
Tribal mentalities will turn on their ‘friends’ or ‘enemys’ in a heartbeat. They are rattlesnakes wearing robes & wrapped up heads.
Santorum pleading to ‘make nice’ with Pakistan because they have nuclear weapons was disgusting.
Overrun them & take their weapons.....No country can ever ‘make nice’ with Pakistan. They are double dealing everyone they talk to on any topic, IMO.
Watching Rick Perry on the debate stage is like watching Mike Tyson on Jeopardy.
He is a drag on the rest of the real candidates including Michelle and Santorum.
I disagree with that statement 100%
I DONT CARE that Cain is inexperienced- I am thinking he will be all that much more shoocked at the waste he sees if he is elected.
The people with experience are the ones that got us into this mess. Clean them all out and replace them all with people who will go “WTF????”
Actually, whomever you do vote for, you’ll be voting for their advisers as well, since it’s the president that appoints them.
Foreign affairs has always been a weak point of the US government.
Perry can't even read the notes his handlers prepared for him.....couldn't read off a key position after 53 seconds of trying. Perry has been reduced to being a caricature. Embarrassed Texans must be planning ways to throw the bum out of office, as we type.
JUST WONDERING Why didnt Perry expound on his foreign policy triumph WRT Islam when he had the chance at a perfect venue----last night's foreign policy debate? (/snix)
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT Gov Perry addresses the Aga Khan: It is a great honor to be in the presence of the Imam of 16 million Muslims around the world, a global humanitarian leader, a man of peace with a pluralistic vision for people around the world, His Highness, the Aga Khan, the 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. Your Highness, on behalf of 23 million Texans, and over 600,000 thousand Muslims living in Texas, I extend our heartfelt appreciation for your 50 years of great international leadership.
We are delighted to welcome you to the Lone Star State and participate in the celebration of your Golden Jubilee. I am also grateful to the many federal, state and local leaders in attendance tonight. By their presence, these special guests convey the profound respect that exists in the Western World for His Highness work and leadership.
In April 2004, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and Univ of Texas-Austin finalized a grant proposal that created the partnership that became known as the Muslim Histories and Cultures Program (MHC).
MHC recruited and directly trained 80 teachers affecting approximately 15,150 students of World History and World Geography in ten key Texas districts in 2005 and 2006.
The purpose is two-fold 1) to fulfill Governor Rick Perrys desire to better educate Texas teachers on Muslim topics and 2) to train teachers to use a cultural lens approach to understanding other cultures.
Governor Perry was instrumental in getting this program off the ground. ####
ISLAMIC SHARIA COURT in TEXAS
888 S. Greenville Ave, Suite 188,
SOURCE 2ndcoa.courts.state.tx.us/opinions/ ^
May 8, 2003 judicial opinion
322ND DISTRICT COURT OF TARRANT COUNTY
FR Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2011
EXCERPT On September 25, 2002, all five parties to the divorce signed an "Arbitration Agreement." This document recites, in full, that the parties: after consultation with their respective attorneys, agree to submit all claims and disputes among them to arbitration by the TEXAS ISLAMIC COURT (entire opinion at link)
I know Bob Perry personally and he is a fine conservative. And a great American patriot. He came from nothing and built a wildly successful company. He was THE person that funded the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Without Bob Perry there was a darn good chance John Kerry would have been elected president.
I agree that Cain loses credibility when he tries to answer every domestic question with 999 and every foreign policy question with “I'll consult the generals/experts.”
I am not happy with any of the current GOP candidates, but I will vote for anyone except Huntsman.
Know who was impressive last night? Michele Bachman. She has no chance, but she was impressive last night.
Have not seen anything showing that today.
I think Sarah is happy as a lark to not be beaten on day after day by the MSM.
Herman Cain had a horrible debate last night and for good reason. His inexperience was on display and his rhetoric was unable to cover his foreign policy ignorance.
Perry did great..One could almost think that Pelley teed up that softball for Rick..it was a gift....a set-up, and Perry hit it out of the park..could Pelley have wanted to give Perry a chance?
Perry was fantastic. I loved his answers! He reminds me so much of Reagan.
I agree that was good too. Thanks for bringing that up.
Nope. Most of us are just biding our time. We know that things are starting to change now for Perry - he's going to move up in the polls, which means numbers will be going down for some of the others. We're happy with the way Gov. Perry has handled himself through this. America is just now going to get to know him. This "Fangirl" is very happy right now.
There are many of us that support Perry. More then you wish to realize. And CW is doing a great thing to post things about the best candidate and the most conservative candidate, Rick Perry.
You sure are afraid of his being elected since you are bossing CW around telling her what you said. "don't you have a better way to spend your time?"
You mean the person YOU are for cannot win if there is any GOOD news about other candidate??!! LMAO good luck with that.