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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His courage and conviction far outshines any names he has been called around here.
A true conservative that is willing to cut government, create jobs, and give the people their inalienable rights back is just few of his attributes.
He won't sell out to those that threaten our country. One of the biggest threats to this country right now is Obama and the direction that this country has taken. In fact, Perry will get back to basics of what made this country great.
He has a higher calling, and he proved that today by forging ahead. God Bless Rick Perry! I truly believe that the angels are on his side. While I am not overly religious, he is the right man for the job at this time.
He is everything Obama is not. Beyond his record he Texas, he needs to keep hitting what America is about. He is not arrogant in his belief. He knows what needs to be done, and now he needs to go forward and let every voter know that we need to take our country back.
I am thankful that he is forging ahead. He will be the one to make us proud to be Americans once again. He is the warrior that will not back down in face of adversity and international threats.
He will be able to lead this country out of the "valley of debt" and more importantly he will have the fortitude to deal with any future threats to our country. I'm not sure any other candidate has that gumption.
I look forward to him debating Obama. Perry is a true warrior, and thankfully one that refuses to quit.
All the LSM blathering of ‘retail politicking’ had this Austinite queasy.
The only reason we even know he’s here is when some liberal policy, law or politician bites the dust and the Rather left clabbers up to scream and cry.
In his element, his natural habitat, if you want to see Perry in person, you’re going to have to do it jogging in the AM.
One could easily interpret Perry’s cancelling his flight to SC, and saying he was going back to TX to reassess and to see if there was any path forward for him in this campaign as a prelude to dropping out. Then they said it’d be Thursday before any announcement, but by Wednesday morning the assessment was complete and he’s apparently found a way to go forward.
So far as I can see, Perry’s continuing only seals the deal for Romney.
Watching McCain and Mitt on Fox now.
its a puke fest.
These guys think they are all insiders.
OMG, wait until Hannity plays the old Cain “Tale of Two Mitts” for Sarah. It is mind boggling. Three years ago Cain was tearing him apart. I guess they do what they are told.
LOL.... Good one and well deserved. ;>)
I think Santorom showed us Romney is vulnerable.
I hope Perry’s people are reading. Right now, Zero is cruising along with no attention on him or what he’s doing, essentially a TRUE vacation. The 99ers got their unemployment extended.
Everybody is taking a psychic breather after the holidays.
The LSM is about to wrap Iran around the whole primary, pitting everybody against everybody. Stay out of that.
Focus on Energy, and the jobs and wealth that come with it in every region of the US. Remind Americans that the biggest blow to Iran is America ceasing to buy energy from anybody. That’s something people can understand easily.
Palin is on now, and I’m about done with her.
She seems to be a “yes” man now.
Somebody needs to kick Obama in the nuts for his statements today that he will bypass congress and the senate on laws
Well he is off to a great start. He has decided to stay in texas until Saturday and then go to NH. I thought he was going to skip NH and go to SC but that is not the case. Why he is taking time off is beyond me. If he was serious he would be in SC or NH right now. I just see a lot of Fred Thompson in Perry as far as his seriousness about the run.
Have family in that area myself.
They say the same.
Will he qualify to be in the SC Debate?
He might. I think it is anyone who has 10 percent or more. But I could be wrong. Each state has some crazy requirements. Normally Huntsman would not be in NH but since he didn’t participate officially in Iowa he gets to be in that debate. One way Perry can guarantee a place in the debate is to officially not participate in the primary in NH. He would still get votes but he would not be official. I think that is his weakest state anyway.
“phone call from someone?”
Zero’s nuts are completely comfortable right now. Right temp, humidity, breeze. He can let them hang out of his shorts all the way to the floor in his chair as he kicks back and watches his enemies (us) dismember each other.
One of the worst posters on this board, and I include myself. I’m amazed what I learn here. If I’d known of this place a decade ago my life would be much different. But, oh well. I agree w pretty much all ur posts. So you got that going for u. :)
There is also this big ahole called Ron Paul, to take down.
Doe's anyone believe that Pauls numbers in Iowa reflect the constituency?
“He has decided to stay in texas until Saturday and then go to NH.”
Because there’s a debate in NH on Sat.
Didn’t realize what Huntsman did Very interesting. I don’t think it’s a deal breaker if Perry doesn’t get to participate in the SC debate. Maybe it’s better he doesn’t. Thanks.