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VIDEO: Rick Perry: I want to be the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses
Hotair ^ | 12/15/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 12/15/2011 8:43:14 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Via Breitbart TV, a clever wink at the social-con constituency he’s now counting on to put him over the top. And not only in Iowa, either: Given the Tebow love around here lately, I think this dude might have just locked up the next Hot Gas reader poll.

Actually, I think Perry might be the Trent Dilfer of the caucuses: Terrible, yet somehow still ultimately the winner.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; heartless; iowa; moron; nottebow; perry; rickperry; timtebow

1 posted on 12/15/2011 8:43:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Lol@comparing himself to a popular football player. Inane pandering.


2 posted on 12/15/2011 8:45:00 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Go Rick! He did awesome tonight!


3 posted on 12/15/2011 8:49:08 PM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I loved it when he talked about Tebow! Hopefully, he will be the Tebow of the candidates!


4 posted on 12/15/2011 8:51:04 PM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought it was a pretty good moment for Perry. But the author stating that he might instead be “the Trent Dilfer” of the caucuses — ouch, that hurts.


5 posted on 12/15/2011 8:53:50 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am a Newt supporter but I do believe Perry is a good man. He also mentioned something about going after Newt on consulting when they should be going after CONGRESS. He appeared to be more of a uniter tonight and I liked that


6 posted on 12/15/2011 9:03:54 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Utmost Certainty
"“There are a lot of folks that said Tim Tebow wasn't going to be a very good NFL quarterback. There are people that stood up and said, 'Well, he doesn't have the right throwing mechanisms, or he's not playing the game right,' " Perry said. “And he won two national championships, and that looked pretty good. We were the national champions in job creation back in Texas. And so, am I ready for the next level? Let me tell you, I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses.”" -- Rick Perry

7 posted on 12/15/2011 9:08:41 PM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Lol@comparing himself to a popular football player. Inane pandering.

I guess you're much like the Left in that you don't get that Christian Conservatives take notice of people who reflect who we are. Tebow has drawn our attention and we respect and admire his commitment to our faith in the face of National criticism. What exactly do you not get about Governor Perry being a man of Christian faith who has been drawn to Tebow and finds him someone to admire and hope to live up to?

8 posted on 12/15/2011 9:10:26 PM PST by txroadkill (FreeRepublic.com- "A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villany" - Zotted Romney Troll)
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To: lahargis
Considering Mitt's history with dogs, I guess that makes him Michael Vick.

S L Y T H erins -- SLYTHERINS

9 posted on 12/15/2011 9:16:28 PM PST by Tribune7 (Say No To O)
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To: katiedidit1
He appeared to be more of a uniter tonight and I liked that

It's not the first time he has defended Newt. Newt wrote the forward to Perry's book and they seem to be friends. Newt has also credited Perry to opening his eyes about the 10th amendment.

10 posted on 12/15/2011 9:16:45 PM PST by txroadkill (FreeRepublic.com- "A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villany" - Zotted Romney Troll)
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To: SeekAndFind

11 posted on 12/15/2011 9:20:42 PM PST by garjog
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To: txroadkill

Well, have to say the online Perry supporters don’t get down in the gutter and attack like the Cain supporters did...ut OH...I am in trouble now...lol


12 posted on 12/15/2011 9:22:24 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: SeekAndFind

But unfortunately, he’s actually the Jim Everett of this campaign...i.e., falling down without anybody sacking him.


13 posted on 12/15/2011 9:29:05 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: lahargis

Its hard not to like Rick Perry and he’s so darn good looking. I’m sticking with Newt but I’m OK with him or Perry. I would not cry if either of them wins the nomination. I just think Newt would take on Soetoro better.


14 posted on 12/15/2011 9:29:15 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: txroadkill
I guess you're much like the Left

I'd just like to see more substantive talk about the issues, not wasting time and pandering to invoke the names of saintly football players or what not.
15 posted on 12/15/2011 9:32:00 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Well, if La Raza Rick wants to be like Tebow, then every time he gets ahold of a microphone, or winds up in front of a camera he will need to pray and tell the folks he is talking to about God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ.

If he has no intention of doing that, then no he doesn’t want to be even remotely like Tebow.


16 posted on 12/15/2011 9:48:25 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: katiedidit1; South40

Correction.

You mean most of the Perry supporters who didn’t get themselved banned by their profanity and racial remarks.


17 posted on 12/15/2011 9:52:39 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Yeah he will be the Tebow this week (playing New England). Heard the guy on Cavuto today and he can’t speak a complete sentence. Nothing personal, but guy can’t complete a thought


18 posted on 12/15/2011 10:31:50 PM PST by GoMonster (GO)
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To: lahargis

In order for him to be the Tebow of the group, it would mean that the Branco’s have to win the Superbowl and it is unknown that they will even get past Green Bay. I would NOT compare myself to a football player not even finished with the Season yet. Had Tebow won the Superbowl this year, then yes compare yourself but why compare yourself when we don’t know the result yet. Doesn’t make sense. I like Tebow. However this is going to open up football players to be able to use whatever religion they want on the field. I wonder who people will feel when the Muslim football player brings out the magic carpet and prays to Allah every touchdown. I guess he will get full support on Free Republic since Tebow has opened this can.


19 posted on 12/15/2011 10:47:30 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: txroadkill

Yes and the Muslim next year who gives a high five to Allah will be acceptable too I guess. Football should just be about playing a game. You watch this will bring out all the religions. That is my only fear about all this Tebow stuff. Yep I am Catholic so I appreciate the Christianity but on the field? It is just going to open up a lot of stuff that we may not want.


20 posted on 12/15/2011 10:50:53 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Dilfer is a superbowl winning quarterback. Would the joke have been funny if he said Dan Marino?


21 posted on 12/15/2011 11:30:21 PM PST by teg_76
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, I’ve read through the 21 postings on this thread and I have to say that most of the comments show a complete misunderstanding of Perry’s mention of Tebow.

He was posing an analogy, not saying he wanted to be like Tebow or expousing anything regarding religion.

He alluded to how Tebow was not considered to have the right mechanics for passing the football, vs. himself, who has been considered to not have debate skills.

He alluded to how Tebow was successful in winning championships in college, vs. himself, who has been very successful as Governor of Texas.

He alluded to Tebow being able to show success at the next higher level of his chosen career, the NFL, vs. himself, who would like to show he can be successful as POTUS.


22 posted on 12/16/2011 12:14:38 AM PST by octex
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To: octex

ooops!

“expousing” = espousing


23 posted on 12/16/2011 12:48:43 AM PST by octex
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Our gov IS a handsome devil, isn’t he? LOL


24 posted on 12/16/2011 7:25:50 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: MrEdd
You mean most of the Perry supporters who didn’t get themselves banned by their profanity and racial remarks.

Some of the kookiest Perry supporters have been banned and good riddance. But then some of the most vile still remain. The one who said those of us who oppose Perry's nanny-state Gardasil EO "hate Texas females and want them to die of cancer" is still here. Name calling is childish but it happens and to some degree is tolerated. But saying we want women of an entire state to die of cancer was one of the more vile remarks I have seen in my 10+ years at FR. And it was a staunch Perry supporter who said it.

25 posted on 12/16/2011 11:55:37 AM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: Utmost Certainty

I wonder who is writing these little “push the conservative button of the day” lines? One liners do not a good president make.


26 posted on 12/17/2011 4:21:52 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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