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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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To: Responsibility2nd

Perry/Bolton 2012


21 posted on 12/19/2011 11:13:35 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: CatherineofAragon

Yes, things change. Now if you mention Newt’s support for amnesty or his global warming involvement, you are attacked and your name is added to some list. I believe the Newt skeptics list was supposed to be ready today, but apparently mom is using basement today.


22 posted on 12/19/2011 11:17:09 AM PST by heiss (heartless and inhumane (radical rightwinger))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; shield; mylife; Allegra; altura; txroadkill; magritte; normy; lonestar

*Ping*


23 posted on 12/19/2011 11:19:36 AM PST by Chasaway ( Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: Chasaway

I just read this in the Des Moines Register: http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2011/12/19/des-moines-area-falls-50-places-in-job-growth-study/

Note the top five cities are all in TX. We need to duplicate this kind of success nationwide.


24 posted on 12/19/2011 11:22:44 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: pogo101

Remember when Pres. W couldn’t name the president of one of the “Stan” countries? Remember how the press went after his dumbness? Now they’re after Rick Perry. The game ain’t over till it’s over, even if the press has picked TWO rinos, so far, to lead this nation.


25 posted on 12/19/2011 11:28:36 AM PST by tillacum
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To: tbpiper

Perry IS dumb...the liberal media would not even have to make stuff up. He’s not electable...he blew it, left a first and then second impression that he doesn’t know much.


26 posted on 12/19/2011 11:29:04 AM PST by kjo
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To: Marko413
I have a greater feeling that 49/50 states would prefer a Texan, veteran, job creator born of American Presidents to a kenyan bastard.
27 posted on 12/19/2011 11:39:55 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: betty boop

>>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.<<

Exactly, it was Bush’s “bipartisan bonhomie” that pushed him toward supporting the global warming scam in his second term. Wouldn’t want to appear to be too much of an outsider, you know. And then there was his failure to rein in a profligate Republican Congress in his first term. Better we should have had a few “political corpses”, even if they were Republican, during that era.


28 posted on 12/19/2011 11:40:22 AM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Chasaway

Thanks Chasaway!


29 posted on 12/19/2011 11:42:35 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: gjones77

“Too many on here don’t want smaller government, they just want the government to waste tax dollars on what they want.”

Your candidate Ron Paul is no exception :

He had a half- billion dollars of special interest earmarks over the last two years . One for two million dollars was for bike racks, trash cans, and decorative street lighting in one of the cities in his district.


30 posted on 12/19/2011 11:52:25 AM PST by baysider
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To: baysider

Actually Ron Paul has made note of his earmarks himself, it’s his way of getting money that was taken from the citizens of the state of Texas by the federal government through oppressive taxation back to Texas.

That’s not big government, try again.


31 posted on 12/19/2011 11:56:14 AM PST by gjones77
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To: Chasaway

Here’s the problem. All Perry has to do is make one gaffe (very likely) against Obama and it is over. They will rerun it over and over again and convince the neanderthals to vote for Obama again.


32 posted on 12/19/2011 11:57:00 AM PST by larryleo (We all need to get Newtered!)
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To: gjones77

He tried to squirm out of it at the dabate, claiming he did it for hiway funds, etc.


33 posted on 12/19/2011 11:59:03 AM PST by baysider
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To: VanDeKoik

And you should be aware that they are wrong if they don’t think Perry is a conservative.


34 posted on 12/19/2011 11:59:10 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: gjones77

He tried to squirm out of it at the dabate, claiming he did it for hiway funds, etc.


35 posted on 12/19/2011 11:59:19 AM PST by baysider
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To: runninglips

What’s your criteria - who’s the dumbest?


36 posted on 12/19/2011 12:00:19 PM PST by larryleo (We all need to get Newtered!)
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To: Marko413

This Texan is sick of having a Kenyan in the white house, but do what you want.


37 posted on 12/19/2011 12:01:10 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Chasaway

Sorry, but I would now consider voting for Perry as settling bigtime!


38 posted on 12/19/2011 12:03:18 PM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: tbpiper

I suppose, if he is still running when I vote, I will settle for Perry over Newt in a heartbeat.


39 posted on 12/19/2011 12:04:17 PM PST by Ingtar (Newt (four more for Obama) & Mitt (Obamacare) - what wonderful choices!)
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To: larryleo

Hey, man up. Perry may make a verbal gaffe or two but he has a record to run on.

The liberal press will find negatives about anyone we run. Let’s run the best guy and defend him.


40 posted on 12/19/2011 12:05:40 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: larryleo

Actually, the smartest guy, is not necessarily the best. I don’t like Romney, or Newt. Give me a ballot with Santorum, or Bachmann on it, and then I would scratch my head. I probably would go for Santorum, but it would be close.


41 posted on 12/19/2011 12:06:26 PM PST by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics. ProgressiveRepublicansInConservativeCostume)
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To: runninglips

>>Give me a ballot with Santorum, or Bachmann on it, and then I would scratch my head. I probably would go for Santorum, but it would be close.<<

And how about if the three names on your ballot were Romney, Gingrich, and Perry? Just curious.


42 posted on 12/19/2011 12:19:33 PM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Norseman; PapaNew
Great observations, Norseman.

What is so aggravating to me is that when a Left Progressive intones the word "bipartisan," Republicans don't instantly go looking for the trap. LPs never offer good-faith proposals, only ways to co-opt their opponents at some imagined date in the not-too-distant future. If the Pubbies don't play along, then they simply stall, and stall some more — and then blame the Pubbies for the lack of "progress."

RE: President Bush's second term, when he had Republican majorities in both Houses, I so agree with you — "Better we should have had a few “political corpses”, even if they were Republican, during that era."

Because NOW, our Gangsta President is having a field-day casting ALL blame on such types — Bush and his "coterie" — for ALL the miseries we suffer today....

The Republican corpses would hopefully have included the Right Progressives — the oxymoronic "big-government 'conservatives.'" But they have not been "purged." On the contrary, the GOP tried to run one of them for president, in 2008....

And I daresay the RNC is trying to run another "big-government 'conservative'" — i.e., a Right Progressive — this election cycle....

I dunno. I just think this is nutz.

Meanwhile, I wish Gov. Perry Godspeed!

Thank you so much for writing!

43 posted on 12/19/2011 12:20:41 PM 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: betty boop

>>What is so aggravating to me is that when a Left Progressive intones the word “bipartisan,” Republicans don’t instantly go looking for the trap.<<

Yes, when Leftist blame the Right for failing to be bipartisan, you can bet that what they are offering is anything but bipartisan.

And thanks....


44 posted on 12/19/2011 12:38:43 PM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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45 posted on 12/19/2011 12:44:03 PM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: normy

Moreover, he’s an A&M grad. I’d vote for him just for not being an Ivy Leaguer.


46 posted on 12/19/2011 1:06:40 PM PST by ichabod1 (Mr Newt!)
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To: Ingtar
If you have that settled then WORK! You know this is much more than just a vote. You can work for your guy whether on FR or at work. Make and effort. Close the gap in the polls. Motivate others.

The last 2 customers I talked politics with were Christian women who loved Perry but lost heart and were just disinterested. After I encouraged them they were excited again. You can always work.

Perry is still working his butt off to earn the votes.

47 posted on 12/19/2011 1:23:02 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: ichabod1
Doers rarely go to IVY League schools. many never even attend college because close minded professors tell them what they can't do instead of what they can do.
48 posted on 12/19/2011 1:25:38 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: kjo

I am from Texas and I am not sure Perry could deliver Texas. He is a poor candidate. Newt is much better.


49 posted on 12/19/2011 1:58:47 PM PST by david1313
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To: betty boop; Norseman
I dunno. Perry doesn't come across to me like Bush, I think he's more of a genuine conservative, but Perry still has that "shoot from the hip" feel about him somehow. It makes me feel like he's a lightweight.

This is another weird race with at least two striking similarities to the last race:

1) Both GOP primaries had conservative darlings that bailed (Thompson and Palin (2012 had the bonus of Cain dropping also).

2) The 2012 GOP nominee may very well be another white-haired wrinkly white dude going up against The One who is smooth, svelte, and black.

Right now the appearance of the GOP looks to me:

Gingrich - Seems the most substantive but also a mixed bag.
Romney - Has the "presidential" look. Hard to know who he really is and what he really stands for. Hard to trust him.
Perry - Sometimes looks like the "undercard" boxer in the primarily bout before the Main Event. May be the best in the substantive issues.
Paul - A true economic libertarian who seems to understand the problems with the FED and a bloated cabinet. Seems he would really downsize government. All that is good. But he seems to be a nut case when it comes to foreign policy and caustic about American interests at home and abroad IMO.
Bachmann - Sometimes comes across as mean-spirited and small in her constant attacks on the other candidates. Even though I think she takes a conservative stand on most issues she hasn't distinguished herself in my mind from the other candidates.
The rest - Not too impressed.

50 posted on 12/19/2011 2:16:19 PM PST by PapaNew
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