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A Rick Perry comeback? It all rides on Iowa now.
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/15/2011 | Amanda Paulson

Posted on 12/15/2011 8:09:38 AM PST by wolfman23601

At this stage, that seems unlikely. But Politico is reporting that internal polls from both Mr. Perry and Mitt Romney find significant slippage in Newt Gingrich's Iowa standing. And Perry is one of the beneficiaries. "I believe [Ron] Paul can trip up Newt here, and that's great news for Romney because Newt is done if that happens," one Iowa caucus-watcher told Politico. "Watch Rick Perry. He's going for a top-three finish, and that could be to Romney's expense." How well do you know Rick Perry? Take our quiz Perry's strategy amounts to betting everything on Iowa, where he's making a major push, despite being stuck in the low double digits in the polls. His controversial antigay-rights ad – which went viral, mostly for negative reasons – actually seems to be helping him there. As is Mr. Paul's all-out assault on Mr. Gingrich. (And just in case you're not paying enough attention, Perry is one of those arguing he's due for a bounce. His campaign just released an ad titled, yes, "Momentum," that weaves together debate clips, quotes from pundits, and a clip of wild horses galloping to argue that's just what his campaign has.) On Wednesday, Perry launched an Iowa bus tour in Council Bluffs, labeling himself "a conservative fighter" as he prepared to swing through more than 40 cities in two weeks. It's hard to imagine Perry's bus tour doing more than giving him a modest rise in the polls, but that may be all that's needed to shake up an already shaken Republican primary race.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: amnesty; gingrich; iowa; newt; openborders; peeweehermancomeback; perry; rickperry; romney; ronpaul
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To: randita

But....the Independents don’t want to see another republican from Texas. What can we do???


21 posted on 12/15/2011 8:51:53 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He didn't "attack" but he told them the truth when he was asked.

Good. "Attack" isn't necessary: "fail to support" is sufficient. (If an oil-state Governor got caught promoting food-to-fuel subsidies or mandates, I'd have to say he was too dumb to breathe ;-).

22 posted on 12/15/2011 8:52:42 AM PST by Tax-chick (Just let the people vote.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
RE :”Thanks!
Rick Perry's morning ad

Pretty tame ad.

If I was running against Newt and Romney and wanted to make a commercial that represents them (negatively) within the 5 or so seconds window per candidate I would pick :
Romney='Romney-care' and
Newt='Climate Change is real' with Pelosi.
I think those would hurt them more.

23 posted on 12/15/2011 8:53:45 AM PST by sickoflibs (Man we are screwed!)
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To: wolfman23601
THE COMEBACK KID
24 posted on 12/15/2011 8:54:43 AM PST by Signalman
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To: wolfman23601

I’d love to have Rick Perry be the candidate. My one request, if he wins the nomination. During the debates with Obama, he gets up on stage and then tags Gingrich in to debate Obama. Frankly, I’m a little worried about him debating Obama. Not that Obama is any great shakes at debating, its just that Perry is not that good at all. I will be really watching his performance tonight.


25 posted on 12/15/2011 9:03:14 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: sickoflibs
Carbon Copies ______Romney-Obama: "That plant kills people!" [:59]

Politically Correct [:30]

26 posted on 12/15/2011 9:03:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: FryingPan101
>>>>>[Perry] is the best candidate. He would make the best president.

I agree, Perry has the best conservative record and is the best man for the job of potus. His candidacy suffered serious problems from a late entry to being unprepared for the heat and exposure of the debates. An early over reliance on his Texas political campaign staff didn't help matters. Perry deserves a second look see from primary voters. Unlike the empty suit, Herman Cain, Gov Perry still has a chance, a long shot albeit, to make a decent showing in the Iowa and I wish him well.

27 posted on 12/15/2011 9:10:12 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

It couldn’t possibly be any worse than GWB’s first debate with Kerry. As long as he doesn’t agree to any Lincoln/Douglas debates with Zero, I think he can get through 3 MSM debates and survive.


28 posted on 12/15/2011 9:11:14 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
I will be really watching his performance tonight.

There's another debate tonight? I don't remember there being this many debates for Pubbie Primary Contenders in the past.

29 posted on 12/15/2011 9:15:27 AM PST by sockmonkey (He's not perfect, but Perry is no wussy boy)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I like the Carbon Copies one.

I saw the Politically Correct one the other day and wasnt impressed by it.


30 posted on 12/15/2011 9:23:39 AM PST by sickoflibs (Man we are screwed!)
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To: sockmonkey
"There's another debate tonight? I don't remember there being this many debates for Pubbie Primary Contenders in the past."

It's the Foxnews Iowa debate tonight. I agree that there has not been this many debates in the past that I can remember either. However, I like it. I like to see as many debates as I can. Whoever our nominee is can only benefit from continued debating. It sharpens their skills and informs us the voters a lot more.
31 posted on 12/15/2011 9:26:00 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: wolfman23601

Let’s see, left wing communist progressive politico says that if Newt doesn’t win Iowa and Ron Paul does, then Newt is through and Perry make become the front runner. So tell me, how does New losing Iowa make him a loser and Perry losing Iowa make him a winner. If Newt loses one state that is not going to hurt him at all, except for that state.


32 posted on 12/15/2011 9:28:05 AM PST by calex59
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To: sickoflibs
I like the Carbon Copies one.

I hadn't seen that one before. Just watched it. It's really good.

33 posted on 12/15/2011 9:30:38 AM PST by sockmonkey (He's not perfect, but Perry is no wussy boy)
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To: wolfman23601
"It couldn’t possibly be any worse than GWB’s first debate with Kerry."

IMO there's a big difference between a sitting President having a poor performance and the challenger having a poor performance. Unfortunately the sitting President will always get more leeway because in people's mind he's already doing the job so he's qualified. For the challenger, people don't know if he can do that job. I'm not saying that I think that way. This is what the majority of independents think like.

Incidentally contrast that with Bush's first go round debating Algore. He was competent, nothing more. But he looked so much better than Gore who was stiff and rigid. And then Algore committed that huge gaffe during one debate where he went over and stood right next to Bush as Bush was getting ready to answer. Almost in his personal space. Then Bush turned to look at him and said something like "Do you want something". Algore just looked like the bully in middle school at that moment. Debates matter, especially for the challenger to the President.
34 posted on 12/15/2011 9:31:15 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Reagan Man

” I wish him well”

That warms my heart.


35 posted on 12/15/2011 9:33:49 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Rick Perry’s morning ad: Problem/Solution [:30]”

You’re here!


36 posted on 12/15/2011 9:36:15 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: wolfman23601
Perry could get a bump as many people are giving him a second

I, like many other republicans, gave Perry a real hard look. He stared back like a deer in the headlights. He won't be getting a second look from me. The dems would love nothing more than to rerun against Bush. Perry seems like a super nice guy and all around good and moral man. However, he will get slaughtered in the general.

37 posted on 12/15/2011 9:36:25 AM PST by douginthearmy (Still undecided.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

>>I am an Iowa Republican activist and have my ear to the ground and have not a clue what is happening.<<

So, what do you think of the following line in the article:

“It’s hard to imagine Perry’s bus tour doing more than giving him a modest rise in the polls...”

Accurate assessment? Or are Iowans likely to react well to a strong effort on Perry’s part?


38 posted on 12/15/2011 9:38:28 AM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: FryingPan101

LOL!!

It took me a minute.


39 posted on 12/15/2011 9:39:35 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: douginthearmy

Now you’ve done it, the Perrydrones will get really really angry and start calling you names now.


40 posted on 12/15/2011 9:39:53 AM PST by montyspython ((Romney-Perry-Obama ... No Way))
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