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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Sure, suppose Mitt and Huntsman divvy up the majority of NH as seems to be expected, then Newt and Perry do better in SC than Santorum. What seems like a Santorum surge today might look different then.
I really like Rick Perry. But he blew it. He was late to the party, didn't have a real plan and wasn't prepared for the debates. Unfortunately, Romney was early for the party, had a plan and was prepared for the debates. So guess what? We're stuck with him. Running for POTUS is serious business. And it appears only Romney took it seriously. It sucks, but that's the way it is.
He needs to keep hammering on energy.
Perry is more of a warrior than a come-love-me kinda guy and it shows. Having to come off as cuddly while you’re trying to cut of the arms and legs of a fedgov that deserves it ain’t easy.
I’d say he should have two messages: one for softies and one for nihilist hardasses like myself, and don’t try to meld or integrate those two messages.
Just what is Santorums plan? and how has his debate performance been?
Wow, we were thinking the same thing. Perry is not comfortable handling people with kids gloves. He just doesn’t know how to do it. He does know how to smash liberal enemies, though, and he must just be dizzy with all the love-in required in stumping.
I disagree. I don’t think we have to settle for Romney. Just think, would you rather live in Massachusetts or Texas. Rick Perry never said that he was dropping out. Anyone who says that is not getting their facts straight.
“He needs to keep hammering on energy.”
that’s the key. a clear cut self sustained energy policy. and it’s very do-able. it covers everything ppl are worried about
Isn’t Massholechusetts the place that keeps electing Bawney Fwank? and Jon Cherrie?
Energy is at the root of prosperity.
And a Palin endorsement. And Newt continuing to hack away at Romney. And Paul continuing to hack away at himself.
A solid 75% of the GOP doesn't want Romney as its nominee, and still rejects his purported "inevitability." But Conservatives will need to coalesce around a standard bearer soon to avoid forfeiting the race to Romney, and I think Rick Perry is the best candidate we've got.
Wrong. I am NOT a Ron Paul supporter, but Ron Paul is a authentic smaller government candidate. But the field is very narrow.
Actually, he decided during his morning run before leaving Iowa. He said that he saw the way forward.
With a strong, independent energy policy that creates wealth for everyone, everything else just falls into place.
Focus, Perry. Energy -> Jobs -> Wealth -> Security.
I say that Ron Paul is a no government candidate.
Yes, Rick does mean it. And his backers mean it.
And it was not his wife that asked him to run. It was the GOP leadership.
States Rights, yes he means that. There is a reason for that too.
By the way, I grew up 14 miles from his parents and know them. (Live 14 miles from them now.)
Have several very big Perry for Governor signs in my workshop.
Yes it is. However politics is a dirty game and I am just keeping my eyes and ears open for anything. Hopefully everything is on the up and up.
Yes, Rick can win Texas and several other states. The Presidency? Not sure about that.