Skip to comments.2007 VIDEO: Rick Perry endorses Rudy Giuliani
Posted on 12/18/2011 6:07:04 AM PST by rintense
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I support the person who will repeal Obamacare, enact a balanced budget amendment, simplify the tax code, reduce the national debt to ZERO within 20 years, eliminate the EPA, Departments of Education and Energy, and cut back every other department by 20% (just 5% for Defense). I would like that candidate to restrict welfare to a maximum benefit of 2 years and only to those who agree to get a H.S. GED, training for a useful job and drug screening. My candidate would kick out all illegal immigrants or at least stop them from working or collecting benefits. The ideal candidate will also finally make us energy independent. DRILL baby DRILL! I’m sure I’ve missed a few but these are a few of my favorite things.
If Mitt or Newt wins the nomination it certainly would behoove them to consider Perry since he would make the ticket much more palatable — much like Sarah did for McCain.
But I am not certain he would accept since he is the only true conservative in the race.
Yep. It’s much more likely Perry would target Newt for VP and what a show that would be — his debate with Joe Biden. I do also like the idea of Marco Rubio or Col. West for VP.
Perry will absolutely fight. He is the only candidate who really knows how and shows no fear of the establishment GOP.
Actually, in Rick Perrys book Fed Up Newt wrote the forward in which he absolutely praises Rick Perry. Love it!
Yes, he sure did. I have the book sitting right here on my puter armoir
For some reason, we’re being sucked in to these discussions again that really are not discussions at all. Cainiacs did it to us all the time. Vicious attacks on Perry. The usual LaRaza Rick, Amigo Ricardo, or whatever. No one could ever explain why Perry was not the choice of Hispanics if he was, in fact, giving away the store to Mexicans. My city loathes him. We are almost 90% Hispanic. Why don’t they line up to vote for him?
There is no question, no contest, that Perry is the best candidate. I admire him. I’m grateful he was a Boy Scout. I’m glad he is an Aggie. I’m proud of his military service. I like his family and their devotion to God and country. There is nothing they can throw at the fan that will change my mind because we live Rick Perry in Texas. I like it.
>>Nothing would please me more than if Perry was able to fix whatever brain damage he has apparently suffered which keeps him from stringing two sentences together without losing his train of thought. But alas, that does not seem to be in the cards.<<
Sure it’s in the cards. In fact, it’s already happening. Perry scared the hell out of the MSM and they used Perry’s early missteps to convince us he’s unelectable. That’s foolish given the number of times he’s won in Texas, and the fact that he’s an excellent retail politician, a valuable asset in Iowa.
The MSM wants Romney badly, but they’ll take Gingrich. Cain scared the hell out of them. Perry did too, until they were able to take him down so easily with his own help in the early debates. And if Bachmann rises again, they’ll try to take her down too. What the MSM doesn’t want is a conservative candidate. They’d get that with Perry, Bachmann, or Santorum.
Iowa could surprise us, and not with Ron Paul, if Perry’s retail game works out.
You're clearly missing the point, which is, when you bring up peoples past endorsements, you'd damn well better be prepared to defend your guy against the same.
The history is very clear on FR regarding Rudy.
Even so, I still would vote for Sarah had she run. And in her case, she went to the Biltomore and smoozed with all the pro-illegal republicans and raised money for him. So don't talk to me about someone endorsing Rudy, Sarah endorse McCain, Herman Cain endorsed Romney. People picked the lesser of the evils that were running and last time there was some serious evil running.
Then why don’t you ask your buddy CW why she’s making a big deal about what Bachmann said about Newt in 2008?
What do you not like about Perry?...other than the Rudy endorsement which was better than a McCain endorsement.
As for the endorsements, I honestly don't care who someone has endorsed, as I've also stated over and over again. But it seems to be that those who DO make the biggest fuss (as has been done by the some Perrywinkles on FR) are also the ones who are first to point our who every else has endorsed.
So if you insist on bringing up who other candidates have endorsed, you Perry folks be prepared for the same treatment- and defend the endorsement.
Need I remind you of the Rudy purge that happened in 2008?
You posted the article. I think Perry's endorsement has been defended. I didn't vote for McCain in the 2008 primary.
I haven't read everything you have written about Perry and really don't know why you hate him so. Perry is more consistently conservative than Newt and is tougher on illegal immigration.
Where's the beef?
Certainly it has been defended, and it was defensible.
I don’t know if the video contains the necessary info or not, as to why the endorsement. The truth is it wasn’t just because of Rudy as an executive, although he had shown executive ability.
Rather than endorse Romney, Huckabee or McCain, he chose Rudy because of his stated belief that he was the best available candidate to lead the War on Terror. With that I agree.
Perry had asked for and received Rudy’s pledge that he would appoint strict constructionist judges to federal courts, without regard to whether their rulings would fit his personal issue preferences. Without that, the endorsement would not have happened.
McCain has made a complete hash out of the “torture” issue as it relates to techniques used such as waterboarding.
He has done much more harm than good, and I have always believed the man is compromised because he will never recover from his POW experieces.
Too bad we had such a poor choice that year. I did not support McCain. I supported the McCain-Palin ticket and held my nose and said a prayer over the McCain part.
My only critique of Perry is, wish he hadn’t endorsed anyone because the available candidate choices were so poor and the endorsement has been used against him by his declared enemies.
But if he planned to endorse anyone, and the WOT was his number one issue, I see why he picked Rudy for that.
To Rick’s friends and to his enemies:
Perry in his element
As to who endorsed who in the last election it was McCain, Guiliani or Romney. Nobody should have endorsed anyone, but each had their reasons for choosing who they chose.