Skip to comments.Rick Perry, conservative hero no longer
Posted on 11/16/2011 9:14:48 PM PST by South40
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the Republican presidential race in mid-August, he was touted as the candidate conservatives had been waiting for the antidote to the more country club sort of appeal of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. No longer.
Three months into his campaign, a new Washington Post-ABC News survey reveals that his numbers have not only fallen considerably among self-identified conservative Republicans, but also lag behind Romney and the majority of the other candidates for the GOP nomination.
Among all Republicans, 42 percent view Perry favorably while 38 percent see him in an unfavorable light. Perrys unfavorable ratings have been ticking rapidly upwards from 11 percent in September and 24 percent in October a sign that the more the party gets to know him, the less they like him.
But the trouble for Perry is even more apparent when you drill down to only those who call themselves conservative Republicans the people who tend to have outsized influence in picking the partys presidential nominee.
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I am sure he is weeping uncontrollably.
Part time Congress! Half their time in DC and half their pay!
I love that!
So according to WaPo, the base is eroded in the ideological right.
Gee how did that happen?
When are they going to write Mittens is in more trouble?
They need to prop up his Weekend At Bernie’s corpse first.
The GOP must be suckered into believing he is “electable.”
Then they can show his corpse in all its gory horror!
The way it’s going, the media should have him back top in a few days, as they cycle thru the anti-romneys, hacking and slahing as they go. They’re going so fast it’s almost time to start over.
Rubbish. Rick Perry has called for the elimination of three overgrown and intrusive bureaucracies and should he succeed in simply cutting the Dept. of Education by one-third this alone would be huge.
Today he wants to cut down lawmakers salaries and have a part-time Congress, and adopt strict constructionists to the federal bench. And of course repeal Obamacare. He gets an A+ rating from the pro-life group.
I didn’t like Perry over his “heartless” comment but I’m ready to give him a pass on what was a clumsy off-the-cuff remark. With Cain (the first choice of many FReepers dropping like a rock in a pond) I prefer Perry to Gingrich or Romney any day of the week.
Romney remains stuck in media stupid.
For all the Freepers who practically screamed at me for being irrational, unfair, and eventually heartless for not supporting Perry - especially given that I’m from Texas and should apparently know better...
I told ya so. Did you enjoy it? Good.
If we can reduce the size of Gov, that is a good thing.
Perry has fallen a lot, but had a long way to fall, and seems to have bottomed out.
For example, among whatever passes as Conservatives in a WP poll Perry’s favorable/unfavorable is 47/37.
Herman Cain, the “conservative darling? 54/34.
Gingrich on the other hand, is at 65/19. I presume once we get two weeks of stories about all of Gingrich’s actual positions, that will turn around. Because for every false or overblown story about Rick Perry, there are two real ones about Gingrich.
And in the ONE thing that Perry gets reasonable attacked for, the illegal immigration issue, Gingrich’s stated positions were worse.
Of course, Romney is 60% favorable in WP surveys among conservatives, so it probably means that they aren’t all that conservative.
Every time Congress meets we lose a right. The less they meet the more freedoms we keep!
This is Mittens behind the story.
Nothing like trashing a rival and cutting him down to size.
He can count on the media to clear the path to the nomination for him.
The Cain folks apparently think that attacking Perry will cause his campaign to bounce back.
I love it but how could he ever implement it?
The scumbags in Congress would have to pass it.
I love this! Been “talked” about, but never as part of a presidential campaign!
Congress has way too much time on its hands.
EVERYONE KNOWS IT!
AND THEY’RE OVER PAID!
They give raises and Cadilac Medical to themselves!
Gov. Perry would be a hero if he accomplished half of what he has proposed.
Remember his speech in New Orleans, The Left Is "Never Going To Like Us, So Let's Stop Trying To Curry Favor With Them" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnG_njvuoyA
It’s true that it is all talk.
Just like 999.
The difference is that Perry actually has a record of accomplishments on states rights and taxes.
It’s a slow slog but he has spearheaded issues and passed them into law.
Issues like Voter ID, Lower taxes, redistricting, Loser pays tort reform.
When has Cain done anything for states rights? Or reduced government spending?
Hermans 999 is all bluster.
They spend most of their time working deals for themselves.
That graph shows serious problems with our party.
It is swinging wildly while Obama takes a cakewalk.
I agree. The graph is the result of the leftist media’s efforts to manipulate candidate ratings. Now they’re going after Newt.
Not to mention the insider trading, the exemption from the FOIA, the keeping their war chest. It’s time to make Congress learn who they work for.
I guess the Paulbots haven't figured out a way to manipulate that one via their standard swarming and spamming technique.
Newt is next, and there is a lot of tinder there.
Gotta like that Romney is below his high of 26%. He is down to 21.2% and dropping. How low can he go?
They have. That chart just doesn’t reflect it.
Pualbots are rabid SOBS.
The only way Wrong Paul ever sees double digits is if his gaggle of minions spam polls. While not scientifically accurate, these averages do give a more realistic view of where he actually is -- 6.8% and even that I find suspect.
It is interesting to see him sinking when he has received zero heat.
He is coasting it though.
I don’t like folks that think they can coast.
He is just posturing for effect. It works on the state level but states don’t have to deal with world happenings every day and the running of the country. I wish he hadn’t said that as that is just one more thing he couldn’t do.
Cain has followed the same trend line. Newt is next.
The others aren’t even registering.
I have an 8’ high fence that encompasses my business. It’s on a busy highway which makes it very visible to many passersby. Some PaulBot kook keeps attaching his 4’x8’ Ron Paul signs to my fence and does so as fast as I can have them removed. I give the kook an A for effort but an F for practicality. I have his expensive signs in my storage yard and am using them to temporarily shield things from the rain. Tarps would be cheaper but as long as the kook keeps donating his/her expensive signs I’ll keep using them.
It's getting close to primary time, mustn't have anyone interfering with the Christening of the USS Mittanic on his maiden voyage against Iceberg Obaama.
“When are they going to write Mittens is in more trouble?”
For example, his trouble with the Boy Scouts:
Mitt Romney supports homo activists in their war against the Boy Scouts.
Starting during the Clinton Administration (does the name Roberta Achtenberg ring a bell?) the Boy Scouts came under relentless fire by the Democrats and their newsrooms for rejecting the idea that they, the Boy Scouts of America, should welcome homosexual scout leaders into the organization and let them take little boys off into the woods. Boy Scouts leaders didn’t think this was such a good idea. Naturally, Massachusetts Mittens sided with the homo activists.
Below are a couple of columns from 10 and 12 years ago about the Boy Scouts being turned away by Mitt Romney and the Olympics Committee for volunteer work on the Salt Lake Olympics. The Boy Scouts had been very active and high profile at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and were looking forward to participating once again. But the Boy Scouts had just won an important Supreme Court case (in June 2000 the Supreme Court ruled that the BSA was a private organization that could choose whoever they wanted as scout leaders and could therefore reject sodomites) and the Democrats/homos were still mighty ticked off about it. Massachusetts Mittens could always be counted on to pander to homo activists, of course, so he gladly came up with a lame lie of an excuse for turning the Boy Scouts away from the Salt Lake Olympics. The Boy Scouts’ disappointment was palpable, and Mitt Romney never returned their calls.
If that doesn't end his campaign what will?
Amen to that.
All the debates he supposedly “won”, I just kept thinking what a smug SOB he looked like.
Patronizing and condescending as if to say “You guys are just too cute, making me look good with your silly talk.”
A pair of dykes works every time.
Actually I like election season for some of the same reasons.
When it over I use the discarded yard signs for target practice.
He sucks MAJOR ***
Santorum has a SPECIAL set of problems.
Those Paulbots are, if nothing else, determined little buggers.
Some PaulBot kook keeps attaching his 4x8 Ron Paul signs to my fence and does so as fast as I can have them removed.
Hey, if you have an OWS site in your area, you could sell those signs to the hippies. I've seen Paul signs at the OWS sites, including the HQ at Zuccotti Park. Paulbots are proud members of the so-called "99%."
Huh....I did the Ctrl-C thing...guess I didn’t do it right. *sigh*
Thats funny, love it.
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