Skip to comments.Can Rick Perry Come Back? (yes)
Posted on 01/04/2012 8:21:41 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
If Rick Perry leaves the Republican race, there will not be a candidate in the field who authentically represents smaller government. While many conservatives dont mind activist government so long as the ends are conservative, the willful use of activist government for conservative ends leaves in place a government perfectly capable of activist liberal government when conservatives lose.
The only way to fully turn the tide of big government is therefore to support someone who is willing to scale back government. Unfortunately, the only candidate with both an agenda to significantly cut government and a record of actually doing so is the flawed candidate from Texas with a campaign no one can be proud of.
But can he win? Yes. And should he stay in? Absolutely. If Rick Perry leaves, conservatives who want Washington out of their lives will have fully ceded the field to other men, mostly conservative, who are not as committed to the idea of making Washington as inconsequential in our lives as possible.
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It's not impossible, but he does have an uphill battle.
Lets see how he does in the next debate.
It is absolutely true that Perry is the only genuinely “states rights” conservative (left) in this GOP race. Nobody can disagree with it.
He can, but I am more interested in why he changed his mind about dropping out and wants to continue on. Did he do it because he really feels he can win? Did he do it because he got a phone call from “someone” to keep in the race and split the Conservative vote. I really don’t know the answer.
However I will be watching closely and see who Rick goes after the most in the coming debates, speeches and adds. That will tell the tale.
I guess Anita’s phone call got through. Rick should really stick to going with his instinct. He’ll know when it’s time to run with the big boys, instead of ruining his career by being Romney’s stalking horse.
It is absolutely true that Perry is the only genuinely states rights conservative (left) in this GOP race. Nobody can disagree with it.
I now pronounce you Strawmanwinger.
A good boost would be a Bachmann endorsement .
Thanks for this thread.
” - - - - While many conservatives dont mind activist government so long as the ends are conservative, - - - “
Whoooooooooooa - - - ! Pull up there, Erick Erickson! Let us have chat about having a consistent meaning to our words, or we will surely fall into the abyss of “like govspeak.”
Conservatives conserve, preserve and otherwise protect. What has ANY “activist government” EVER conserved in any Nation?
Perry was trained to be a warrior, and served as one that required excellent judgement in dangerous situations.
Perry will call upon his warrior skills in South Carolina and beyond. If he can’t pick up the Battle Flag and lead on to victory in Tampa, then he damned sure won’t be able to lead this Nation out of THE VALLEY OF DEBT.
Do I want Rick Perry to stay in the race? Yep. But I want a conservative congress even more. Honestly, the Pres(id)ent race is just the dog and pony show. Worst result would be Willard winning, followed by Obama. Because Willard won't bring conservatives to the polls, and that leaves a whole lot of close house and senate races in liberal hands. And given the choice, I know a whole lot of people who'd run the risk of another four years for Obama rather than hand the reigns to the party to Willard and his buddies. No real conservative for congress will see a dime of national support in close races, or worse, they'll send Willard on over to shake some hands and kiss some babies, and bury any sort of conservative support.
Yes, I know judges are important, I know federal regulations are important, but nominations can be defeated IF we hold congress, and Willard spells liberal domination of both houses for a decade to come.
So, heck yeah, Rick Perry can stay in the race. Just get two others to drop out and narrow the choices. Otherwise, clear the field, because if they want even a semi-conservative in the White House, that has to happen.
I hope so. Santorum is a nice guy, but he’s a light-weight. And I don’t want another senator but someone with executive experience. The more I see the unappealing Romney, the more I realize I won’t vote for that elitist robot man. I feel Perry and Newt are the only ones with credentials to beat Romney, then Obama.
IMHO, Perry got a call from Mitt.
As long is perry is in, it keeps a percentage of the conservative vote away from Mitts Opponents.
He will stay in just to shape the debate.
That’s the sort of fellow he is.
Despite the BS talk of him being an elite or that his wife is driving this thing, Perry is not working for any of that.
He means it, He is about smaller Gov, and more autonomy.
There’s plenty of time to narrow the field. No one has to drop out now. It will happen naturally as it did with Bachmann (she had no chance).
>> If Rick Perry leaves the Republican race, there will not be a candidate in the field who authentically represents smaller government. <<
I’m going to vote for Rick Santorum. I believe he represents smaller government, but I suppose reasonable people could distrust him. But come on, Erickson, Ron Paul represents big government? Put down the crack pipe. And this in support of a candidate who believes that the state can compel twelve-year girls to get vaccinated for a disease spread only through sexual activity?
What a moron!
There's a pretty massive assumption you have going there, Parley. I never saw a single word from Perry or any of his surrogates that he had decided to drop out of the race. True, he did say he wanted to take some time to mull over the situation, and he did so. In fact it didn't take him long at all to see that he would be leaving people like me with literally nowhere to turn. I'm sure glad he has decided to stay in and I hope that he can do a better job of getting his ideas across - because he is just the guy to send Obama back to Chicago, or wherever the hades he's from.
Po ol Perry got beat up here today for saying the Iowa process was “Quirky”
Well its beyond quirky, and the VA ballot rules are also beyond quirky.
New Hampster too.
I think we need to put an end to that sort of institutional insider BS.
Perry does too.
He probably can win Texas .
The MSM interprets him saying he is dropping out and it’s fact Eh?
“I am more interested in why he changed his mind about dropping out...”
He probably became discouraged, then went back to Texas and felt better after he had a good work-out and saw all his tweets of support. No big mystery.
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