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Rick Perry Responds to Romney Win
Townhall ^ | 1/10/2012 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 01/10/2012 6:39:32 PM PST by Museum Twenty

"Tonight's results in New Hampshire show the race for 'conservative alternative' to Mitt Romney remains wide open. I skipped New Hampshire and aimed my campaign right at conservative South Carolina, where we've been campaigning hard and receiving an enthusiastic welcome. I believe being the only non-establishment outsider in the race, the proven fiscal and social conservative and proven job creator will win the day in South Carolina.

"South Carolina is the next stop. I have a head start here, and it's friendly territory for a Texas governor and veteran with solid outsider credentials, the nation's best record of job creation, and solid fiscal, social and Tea Party conservatism."


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1 posted on 01/10/2012 6:39:36 PM PST by Museum Twenty
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To: Museum Twenty

The only thing Rick Perry can accomplish is to siphon votes away from a more viable conservative.


2 posted on 01/10/2012 6:41:49 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; shield

PING


3 posted on 01/10/2012 6:42:28 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Perry complains about the 1 pcts tonight he is lucky to hit 1pct lol


4 posted on 01/10/2012 6:42:59 PM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: Museum Twenty

Pick a Conservative going forward to SC..

New Hampshire

NEWT 11%
Santo 10%
Perry 1%


5 posted on 01/10/2012 6:42:59 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Museum Twenty

It’s like the night of the living moonbats on FOX News. Two liberals and a batsh!t crazy liberaltarian whooping it up.


6 posted on 01/10/2012 6:43:38 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

>>The only thing Rick Perry can accomplish is to siphon votes away from a more viable conservative.

I agree with no disrepect to the Perry supporters.


7 posted on 01/10/2012 6:44:31 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: CainConservative

You remind me an awful lot of Bucky81...any relation? He was all anti-Perry as well...


8 posted on 01/10/2012 6:45:43 PM PST by magritte
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To: Museum Twenty

0.7% Perry needs to drop out. That will give more time in the debates to Gingrich and Santorum. :)


9 posted on 01/10/2012 6:46:17 PM PST by PAConservative1
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To: Christie at the beach

Fox was talking to Palin about Mitt’s win. She was defending Newt somewhat then they cut her off to go to the boring Huntsman’s speech.


10 posted on 01/10/2012 6:47:38 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Clintonfatigued

Time for Perry to call it a day. He`s done.


11 posted on 01/10/2012 6:48:31 PM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I guess you’re right, a fellow who did volunteer and did serve his country, willingly in the military, against a fellow who took a deferrment to do missionary work in Catholic France for the Morman church, (draft dodger). AND his FOUR sons felt it was beneath their dignity to serve in America’s military for a minimum of time. Great President and his loving “special” family. NO, I do not care for the Republican leaders and presstitues favorite leader in this primary, Mit Romney, he’s too used to special treatment. I don’t care for that.


12 posted on 01/10/2012 6:51:35 PM PST by tillacum
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To: Museum Twenty

How many beers did Perry drink today?

REAL CLEAR POLITICS

South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary Polling Data

Romney Santorum Gingrich Paul Perry

PPPolling 30 19 23 9 5
Rasmussen 27 24 18 11 5
CNN/Time 37 19 18 12 5

The answer is 5 for the spoiler.


13 posted on 01/10/2012 6:51:57 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: PAConservative1

We don’t need any more bloody debates like the last one moderated by the rat supporter Georgie Boy !!!!!


14 posted on 01/10/2012 6:54:29 PM PST by sushiman
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To: sushiman
We don’t need any more bloody debates like the last one moderated by the rat supporter Georgie Boy !!!!!

I don't think we need anymore debates. All we're going to hear now is the candidates restating their positions. We know what they're positions are.

15 posted on 01/10/2012 6:57:08 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: magritte

Never heard of him but if you wanna take a poll here at FR..

Should Perry drop out now that he barely got 0.7% tonight???

I bet 80% for say,

HELL YES!


16 posted on 01/10/2012 6:57:08 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: sushiman

My friends, Rick is over, actually both Ricks. Please don’t split the votes in South Carolina, it is a Romney win. Rick Perry can’t win.


17 posted on 01/10/2012 6:59:27 PM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: CainConservative

RuPaul might as well drop out too. He’s just going to get embarrassed in South Carolina. I know he won’t but he should. RuPaul is not going to do well in the next two primaries.


18 posted on 01/10/2012 7:00:14 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: CainConservative

Strange, Perry came in 2nd on the FR poll just yesterday. I’ll venture to say that 80% plus of the folks on FR wish you would drop out.


19 posted on 01/10/2012 7:02:07 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: CainConservative

Appreciate your alleged “conservativism”...


20 posted on 01/10/2012 7:04:14 PM PST by magritte
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To: Museum Twenty

I voted for Perry here in Iowa.
But with less than 1%; he is done. The window to stop Romney is narrowing very fast.
It is looking like we will have vomit in the back of our throats in November, and a terrible choice to make.

How did we get to this point? Why do we have no viable conservative candidates?


21 posted on 01/10/2012 7:04:48 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: CainConservative

Perry should drop out.

A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney.

It might be that Rick Perry is somehow being paid off by the Romney camp to stay in the race to split the anti-Romney vote.

Perry has zero chance. He has established himself as an imbecile and destroyed any credibility he might have had.

A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney.

.


22 posted on 01/10/2012 7:07:02 PM PST by bobk333
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To: CainConservative
After his dismal showings tonight and in Iowa if he scores.<10% in SC he needs to get out. As for Santorum and Gingrich I had hoped for a clear favorite tonight, but, it looks as if we wont get it. Who ever finishes as the top not Romney in SC should go on. Everyone else needs to go home.
23 posted on 01/10/2012 7:07:30 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: CainConservative
Pick a Conservative going forward to SC.. New Hampshire

By that logic, we should start at the bottom of NH's list, not the top. I want nothing to do with whichever candidates the squishy, mealy-mouthed moderate Republicans in NH like the most. They voted for Mitt Romney and whats-his-name Huntsman, for crying out loud. Ugh.

24 posted on 01/10/2012 7:08:26 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Perry did not campaign in NH.

With Ron Paul and Huntsman coming in second and third respectively, it appears to be a wise decision on his part.

This is far from over.........

There was nothing surprising about Romney's win tonight. With an open primary, none of it was surprising.

25 posted on 01/10/2012 7:10:28 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane (We Can Take OUR Country Back--Perry 2012)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

How did we get to the point where two open primaries with a handful of delegates have decided the whole damn race!

I am so sick of the wall-to-wall news coverage saying it’s over. Didn’t Hilliary win NH big?

I say there’s plenty of time to undo this mess if we don’t give up.


26 posted on 01/10/2012 7:10:32 PM PST by Kenny (q)
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To: bobk333
My friends, Rick is over, actually both Ricks.

We'd better hope that Rick Santorum isn't over, because he is the *only* realistic alternative to Romney.

Perry is too stupid, Gingrich is too slimy, and Paul is too extreme.

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27 posted on 01/10/2012 7:11:22 PM PST by bobk333
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To: david1313
And santorum was what, 10000 votes in front of newt in the drudge poll a few hours ago. The man that needs to drop out is newt.
28 posted on 01/10/2012 7:13:01 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: writer33

I just heard Jim DeMint on Mark Levin. (last 10 mins of the show) He thinks Perry is fading in SC and Newt is losing support due to the Bain attack. He said he was very disappointed about the Bain attack. Last of all..he said he believes Romney will pull it off in SC.


29 posted on 01/10/2012 7:15:45 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
And in that poll he got around 20%. So yes close to 80% would probably like to see him drop out. Likewise close to 80% want to see Santorum drop out and 40% want to see Gingrich drop out. Everyone knows two need to go or we get Romney. The only question is what two. SC needs to end the “Not Romney” debate. Even if he is the best candidate if he can't break 10% he needs to get out and back someone who can.
30 posted on 01/10/2012 7:17:14 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: ScottinVA
Time for Perry to call it a day. He`s done.

Perry's already in SC. His ads started running in SC a little more than an hour ago.

Looks like Romney will continue to face a divided opposition. Unfortunately

31 posted on 01/10/2012 7:19:17 PM PST by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Kenny
I say there’s plenty of time to undo this mess if we don’t give up.

Thank you!

32 posted on 01/10/2012 7:21:32 PM PST by KJC1
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To: Museum Twenty

New Hampshire has a little over 1 million people. We are a country of 300 million people, so New Hampshire has 1/3 of a percent of the voters. Mitt Romney got 36% of the vote in a state that has 1/3 of a percent of the people in this country. How can you say this is significant?


33 posted on 01/10/2012 7:21:32 PM PST by Essie
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To: Kenny
“How did we get to the point where two open primaries with a handful of delegates have decided the whole damn race!”

That has nothing to do with it. The candidates have roughly the same support in most states.
The problem is not 2 smaller states going first. The problem is the lack of a viable conservative candidate running.

34 posted on 01/10/2012 7:22:43 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: CainConservative
Should Perry drop out now that he barely got 0.7% tonight???

Use your brain cells and not your emotions. It's N-e-w H-a-m-p-s-h-i-r-e, an O-P-E-N primary in a liberal, northern state. And stop with the panicking. What? You want a few thousand liberals to choose your nominee for you instead of seeing what happens down south? It's not time for people to drop out until SC/FL. If you're so sure I'm wrong, it's time for you and all these other obsessed Perry-haters to start making your argument with facts instead of panicked emo behavior.

Go ahead. I'm listening. I want to see the math. Who knows? You may even convince me and others if you can make a coherent argument.

35 posted on 01/10/2012 7:23:26 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: sheikdetailfeather

DeMint is WRONG. The Bain attacks will work in SC. Also the ads showing liberal Romney cozing up to homosexuals, and being for abortion the majority of his and probably still is.

DeMint supported Romney in 2008, don’t be surprised if he does it again.

One REAL CONSERVATIVE who will not support the liberal is
Sarah Palin. DeMint is a joke as far as Tea Parties go. He should get divorced and marry that sorry ass governor who supported the liberal.


36 posted on 01/10/2012 7:23:35 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Thanks for the info. I feel better after reading your post. I feel the need for some Irish Creme right now!


37 posted on 01/10/2012 7:25:32 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Clintonfatigued
The only thing Rick Perry can accomplish is to siphon votes away from a more viable conservative.

Doesn't this crap ever get old with you guys? I know I grew tied of it some time ago, and it isn't gaining any better odor as it ages.

38 posted on 01/10/2012 7:26:36 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Kenny
How did we get to the point where two open primaries with a handful of delegates have decided the whole damn race! I am so sick of the wall-to-wall news coverage saying it’s over.

Our elections are no longer being run by scrupulous people. This entire primary process needs to be fixed!

39 posted on 01/10/2012 7:31:15 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: ScottinVA

Perry’s done because of NH? He didn’t even go there.


40 posted on 01/10/2012 7:31:27 PM PST by independent in tx
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To: tsowellfan

I have a different view. Romney will be savaged from all sides in a state where he has little or no natural base. Better he has to fend off attacks from multiple directions. Otherwise he could focus all his resources on smearing only one conservative. I think Romney will have a very difficult time bettering the 15.3 percent he managed in South Carolina last time.

There is plenty of time for a conservative alternative to emerge, especially after the meaningless fiasco in New Hampshire.


41 posted on 01/10/2012 7:31:43 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Museum Twenty

42 posted on 01/10/2012 7:31:54 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: Museum Twenty
"Tonight's results in New Hampshire show the race for 'conservative alternative' to Mitt Romney remains wide open.

Rick, the only thing that remains wide open is South Carolina's primary.

What in the Hell are Perry and Gingrich thinking, staking their campaigns on South Carolina, a state with an open primary where everybody knows the Demorats and Libertarians are going to cross over for Willard and RuPaul.

The pathetic thing is that Republicans in the state are only now realizing how bad this is, and they are filing lawsuits and creating legislation to close the primaries in time for 2016. At least they are doing that, but damn why didn't something think about this back in 2008??
43 posted on 01/10/2012 7:32:05 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: World'sGoneInsane

It seems the people on FR don’t understand that Iowa was a caucus and NH an open primary state. This isn’t over by a long shot.


44 posted on 01/10/2012 7:33:53 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: bobk333

You need to change your jockeys. That pantload you are carrying around is really stinking up the place.


45 posted on 01/10/2012 7:34:37 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
I voted for Perry here in Iowa. But with less than 1%; he is done. The window to stop Romney is narrowing very fast.
It is looking like we will have vomit in the back of our throats in November, and a terrible choice to make.

How did we get to this point? Why do we have no viable conservative candidates?

Can you say open primaries?

Until the Republican Party gets their act together this is the way it will be.

46 posted on 01/10/2012 7:37:34 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: independent in tx
Perry’s done because of NH? He didn’t even go there.

He's not doing well in South Carolina either. If he can't do well in the south...where?


47 posted on 01/10/2012 7:38:03 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: Nita Nupress
Use your brain cells and not your emotions. It's N-e-w H-a-m-p-s-h-i-r-e, an O-P-E-N primary in a liberal, northern state. And stop with the panicking. What? You want a few thousand liberals to choose your nominee for you instead of seeing what happens down south? It's not time for people to drop out until SC/FL. If you're so sure I'm wrong, it's time for you and all these other obsessed Perry-haters to start making your argument with facts instead of panicked emo behavior.

It definitely is not time for people to drop out, even after SC.

SC is an open primary in a year when the Democrats have the incumbent President, they will be crossing over in droves to try and hand Romney the nomination, and the MSM is making a huge deal out of SC knowing that Romney will get plenty of liberal crossovers. This is the MSM's chance to tell everybody that Romney can get the Southern vote, when in fact it will only prove he can get the liberals that would normally go to Nobama.

I can see some folks panicking - the average of the polls heading into Iowa and NH were incredibly accurate for the bottom half of the candidates, but SC will be distorted by liberals and RuPaul's libertarians.
48 posted on 01/10/2012 7:38:20 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: bobk333
A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney.

I must have missed the shift in the timeline, as I could have sworn that Santorium lost his senate seat to a Democrat, and not by a hair, but a huge margin in what was supposed to be a close race. And I could have sworn that Rick Perry's a sitting governor who has delivered more votes than every other person running in the race combined in his last re-election campaign.

Oh well, I'll go read how the time stream has changed and see how well Santorium's done as the head of his senate committee...

49 posted on 01/10/2012 7:38:34 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: GonzoGOP
Everyone knows two need to go or we get Romney. The only question is what two.

The 2nd question is when. When is the "point of no return" where it truly is too late? All these obsessed and/or hysterical people flitting around from thread to thread are confusing the issue and spreading negative "group think" that's counter-productive. Of course, that may be their goal.

Who has a good website that's keeping up with the delegate math? Anyone?

50 posted on 01/10/2012 7:40:27 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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