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Donít Settle: Rick Perry for President.
RedState ^ | December 19, 2011 | Dan McLaughlin (Diary)

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 can’t trust to pursue conservative policies in office, or we can make a stand for the best, most conservative potential president in the field. That’s Rick Perry, and we enthusiastically endorse him to be the 45th President of the United States."


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Endorsement of Rick Perry for President from several over at RedState.

Very nice piece, with a lot of the reasoning behind their endorsement.

1 posted on 12/19/2011 10:20:31 AM PST by Chasaway
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To: Chasaway
Click Here for the story.
2 posted on 12/19/2011 10:22:25 AM PST by Chasaway ( Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: Chasaway

True.

Way too many here at FR are agreeing to be Newtered simply because his polling numbers are high. (Or at least the were.)


3 posted on 12/19/2011 10:26:22 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Chasaway

“We can fumble that chance away by settling for a nominee we can’t 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?


4 posted on 12/19/2011 10:29:24 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Chasaway

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.


5 posted on 12/19/2011 10:30:55 AM PST by heiss (heartless and inhumane (radical rightwinger))
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To: Chasaway

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.


6 posted on 12/19/2011 10:31:14 AM PST by pogo101
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To: Chasaway; wmfights
Perry’s reputation in Texas is very different from Bush’s. Bush was all about bipartisan bonhomie; Perry has left the state littered with the political corpses of people who stood in his way.

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!

7 posted on 12/19/2011 10:34:29 AM PST by betty boop (We are led to believe a lie when we see with, and not through, the eye. ¬ó William Blake)
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To: Chasaway

You’ve convinced me. I’m not going to settle for Rick Perry.


8 posted on 12/19/2011 10:35:38 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: pogo101
Luntz was on "Fox & Friends" this morning talking about Perry's religious ad--he found the public reaction to it to be very negative. People might not have a problem with someone mentioning his faith in the course of a response at a debate, he thought, but having that in a paid ad seemed to turn people off.

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.

9 posted on 12/19/2011 10:37:31 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Chasaway

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).


10 posted on 12/19/2011 10:38:49 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

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.


11 posted on 12/19/2011 10:39:30 AM PST by pogo101
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To: heiss

You are so heartless ;)


12 posted on 12/19/2011 10:41:29 AM 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: Chasaway

Actually right now perry is my favorite ... but it is what it is


13 posted on 12/19/2011 10:42:10 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Chasaway
Don’t Settle: Rick Perry Michele Bachmann for President

There, fixed it.

14 posted on 12/19/2011 10:42:23 AM PST by twister881
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m open. I value my vote.


15 posted on 12/19/2011 10:46:54 AM PST by Pigsley
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To: Chasaway

La Raza Rick = Fail.


16 posted on 12/19/2011 10:53:22 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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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.


17 posted on 12/19/2011 11:05:45 AM PST by gjones77
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To: Chasaway

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.


18 posted on 12/19/2011 11:06:21 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: Chasaway

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.


19 posted on 12/19/2011 11:10:03 AM PST by Marko413
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To: Chasaway

A choice between Newt, Romney and Perry, Perry gets my vote.


20 posted on 12/19/2011 11:11:35 AM PST by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics. ProgressiveRepublicansInConservativeCostume)
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