Skip to comments.Donít Settle: Rick Perry for President.
Posted on 12/19/2011 10:20:28 AM PST by Chasaway
"If this website has a purpose if any conservative website or publication has a purpose it must begin with electing conservatives to significant public offices. We have the chance to nominate a conservative for president and win the White House in 2012. We can fumble that chance away by settling for a nominee we cant trust to pursue conservative policies in office, or we can make a stand for the best, most conservative potential president in the field. Thats Rick Perry, and we enthusiastically endorse him to be the 45th President of the United States."
Very nice piece, with a lot of the reasoning behind their endorsement.
Way too many here at FR are agreeing to be Newtered simply because his polling numbers are high. (Or at least the were.)
“We can fumble that chance away by settling for a nominee we cant trust to pursue conservative policies in office, or we can make a stand for the best, most conservative potential president in the field....”
Wow, how original.
I’m sure you are aware that people dont think Perry is really a conservative either?
If he gives 100% pledge to veto any variant of amnesty bill (which would automatically get expanded by courts and future admins) AND supports mandatory e-verify (or similar stricter variant) AND supports old fashion border fence in many areas with streamlined process, then call me again.
Without Newtonian LaRaza stance he would be credible candidate. But never again another mccain like LaRaza activist.
I agree. But I respect those who say that he cannot un-do his initial (national) impression of being mush-mouthed and forgetful. HOw I wish he had had a better debut.
Oh that's good news! Gov. Perry appears to be a very gracious man so it's good to hear that he knows how to prevail in a political fight.
A great article, Chasaway thank you so much for the link!
You’ve convinced me. I’m not going to settle for Rick Perry.
Yesterday after church I was talking to a local lawyer who, a couple of months ago, was sure Perry would win and liked him--now he dismisses him as having no chance. I like Perry but it does look like his chances of a comeback at this point are pretty slim.
The campaign has run its course. I’ve given everyone a fair look.
I was on the Cain Train until it derailed.
I considered Newt due to his strong debate performances, until I woke up and remembered his record, especially his recent record.
I will now support the most viable of either Perry, Santorum or Bachmann. (I believe Perry will probably be the most viable of the three).
I haven’t liked at least two of Perry’s ads, myself: The one in which he put gays-in-the-military as the foremost issue. (I disagree that it was “anti-gay” somehow, though.) The other ad I didn’t like much was the one you mentioned. Very religion-on-his-sleeve-ey.
You are so heartless ;)
Actually right now perry is my favorite ... but it is what it is
There, fixed it.
I’m open. I value my vote.
La Raza Rick = Fail.
Sorry, they’re all Bog Government hacks as far as I’m concerned, they all don’t mind the government controlling what you and can not do as long as they agree with what they’re forcing you to do.
That’s the part I find funny about so many on here, so many always spout off about how they want small government and more freedom, yet you have no issue with the government trying to legislate morality, you don’t mind the government forcing people to do something as long as you agree with it.
Too many on here don’t want smaller government, they just want the government to waste tax dollars on what they want.
They’re all hypocrites in my eyes.
People should be free to do as they choose as long as their actions don’t infringe on the rights of another, government’s job is to protect you from others infringing on your rights, not to protect you from yourself.
I’ll stick with Paul.
My sentiments exactly. It was only a short time ago (last fall) that Newt’s name was poison at FR, and as I type this, Rush is talking about Newt’s 2nd book on global warming which is coming out in 2013-—AFTER the election. I don’t trust Newt as far as I can throw him.
Of the three Constitutional conservatives in the race-—Perry, Santorum, and Bachmann-—only one has a decade of leadership already under his belt. Perry is definitely my candidate.
Despite all the facts and hopes, I have a feeling that 49/50 states are sick and tired of a Texan in the White House.
A choice between Newt, Romney and Perry, Perry gets my vote.