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Perry Drops Out. Endorses Newt. Will Campaign and Serve.
Red State ^ | January 19th | Erick Erickson

Posted on 01/19/2012 8:52:38 AM PST by Mount Athos

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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

“Gov. Perry throws his support behind Gingrich... Good.’

Now if Santorum would withdraw and join the party...


51 posted on 01/19/2012 9:52:39 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: lonevoice

Thank you to Governor Perry for his strong leadership in Texas and his conservative principles. Thank you, too, for endorsing Gingrich. Go Newt!


52 posted on 01/19/2012 9:55:40 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: skaterboy

No, I lived in Austin for a short while. I actually liked a lot about him but there were some major issues-—like the mandatory vaccination for girls. That type of fascist thinking when you are forcing toxins into girl’s bodies to promote immoral activity is really troubling to me. This throws freedom on its head—in MANY areas-—all the fundamental issues in our Constitution.

I know people aren’t perfect—and he made some careless statements about homosexuality- (sodomy is always evil and there is no “special RIGHT” to sodomy—NONE) BUT he changed his statement and I appreciated that although I don’t think he “gets” it-—the insidious evil of pushing for homosexual rights which makes the Bible “hate speech”.

But—the thing which really bothered me most—was his inability to look smart during speeches-—he did at times-—sure—and he is good looking-—but at times he seemed really dumb and the evil press would have used it over and over to destroy him in the major race. True—the press will destroy anyone they don’t like—so we have to have someone like Reagan who can avoid looking too stupid....which the press even was able to make a lot of people think that Reagan was dumb. soo.....what would they do to Perry??????

I just know that Perry didn’t have a chance against the lying press. They can make anyone look horrible and stupid-—even Perry who has a lot of charisma.


53 posted on 01/19/2012 9:55:47 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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To: wolfman23601

I think VA keeping Newt off the ballot will make them laughing stocks (I live in VA). And it may just backfire on them. What if Paul wins VA because of this? Since Ron Paul will probably have his typical 10% support, and now he will get the NOT Mittens vote...he may be a big winner in VA. And that will tell all the other states that we DON’T want Romney, so much so we’ll vote for Paul instead of Romney.


54 posted on 01/19/2012 9:57:08 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Great news about the 10th amendment project. Hope they do it even if Newt doesn't get elected. Glad the two have willingly joined forces.

Now, I just hope the media doesn't knock Newt out, I don't think Santorum can TKO mittens or Obama. It would be good for him to get a little more experience. Governor, or running a business.

55 posted on 01/19/2012 9:57:12 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Mount Athos

Great job by Perry to start the conservative coalition. He sees the big picture.


56 posted on 01/19/2012 10:01:54 AM PST by larryleo (We all need to get Newtered!)
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To: piytar

Romney = Myth Remulak


57 posted on 01/19/2012 10:06:22 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Mount Athos

I truly respect Rick Perry as a conservative; now that’s how you take one for the team and keep conservatism alive!!!!!


58 posted on 01/19/2012 10:08:18 AM PST by Rick_Michael ( 'REAL' Conservatives who witch hunt their own, are no better than Obama.)
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To: EyeGuy; sheikdetailfeather
“Depending on the intensity with which they will pursue this and the overall scale they are considering, this is a long overdue, and highly welcome sea change in our national direction.”

I said to my friends after Obama was elected, we are going to hell in a basket and there is nothing the Republicans in congress can do to stop it even if they want to. It will be up to the states to stop the insanity using the 10th amendment.

When I donated to the state Rep running in 2010, I told him the same thing. He won a reliable Democratic District by 70% for the first time in at least 50 years.

59 posted on 01/19/2012 10:08:41 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

That is right Perry will get more time to be all he is, And the next go around people all over America will know the Man he is!

Thank you Rick Perry!

Let’s get going with Newt Gingrich! (Here we come Romney, hope you have some depends with ya!)


60 posted on 01/19/2012 10:09:24 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Not true - many of us have been on a journey of discovery - not dismemberment.

Palin - Perry - Cain - and Newt.

It’s called evaluatin’ and backing the most conservative, credentialed candidate, capable of defeating Romney and Obama.

We loved Palin - prayed for Perry - cuddled Cain and now it’s up to Newt to git ‘er done.


61 posted on 01/19/2012 10:10:34 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: bereanway

I forgot about that idiocy!


62 posted on 01/19/2012 10:12:47 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: for-q-clinton

I’m just glad they dropped the loyalty oath and I can vote. I would have never signed such a piece of Stalinist trash.


63 posted on 01/19/2012 10:14:15 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: bereanway
“but, but, but......Perry is nothing but a stalking-horse for Romney.

Hopefully, this will put that idiocy to rest.....maybe.

Classy move by the guy I feel has the best plan to truly resore limited government.”

I am glad they decided to join forces, but Perry was my backup choice, so I hope the forces allied against Newt can't bring him down. Newt and Perry were the only ones that I saw with that “fire in the belly” that can keep a person going when the Obama machine gets going full force.

64 posted on 01/19/2012 10:17:45 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: sodpoodle

You don’t have to go any further than a TBBT posted article to see the bashing of Perry and Santorum as losers and claims of them being Mittens stalking horse. All totally based in irrational speculation.


65 posted on 01/19/2012 10:17:59 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: katiedidit1

I’m still waiting on Cain to endorse a fellow conservative candidate. Same with Bachmann. What’s that I hear? Oh, that’s just crickets? Perry is the only one of the 3 who has put country before self!


66 posted on 01/19/2012 10:20:29 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Mount Athos

Hmm...
some conservatives jump on John Edwards for his behavior with his wife,...
some conservatives push Newt because he’s...smart.

Good luck with that scenario for winning a general election.

If conservatives are not happy with Romney or Santorum,..then we need to find some other conservative candidate to step in. What we have is pretty thin.


67 posted on 01/19/2012 10:22:05 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

If the GOP were a football team, they’d be the Indianapolis Colts.


68 posted on 01/19/2012 10:24:24 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Mount Athos; Jim Robinson; onyx; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; fieldmarshaldj; Impy

And today I officially have changed my tagline, thank you Governor Perry for doing the right thing! STOP ROMNEY!!!!!!!


69 posted on 01/19/2012 10:25:53 AM PST by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!!)
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To: jimfree

Great news for you Daughter and YOU!

Lots of good news today!


70 posted on 01/19/2012 10:26:31 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: for-q-clinton

Good point and I hope the Conservatives in Virginia are listening!


71 posted on 01/19/2012 10:32:07 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: skaterboy
gotta love pols...calling each other scum one minute...loving the next

LOL, you could have written:

"gotta love some Freepers...calling each other scum one minute...loving the next"

72 posted on 01/19/2012 10:32:38 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Unfortunately, you are correct; there have been to many nasty, childish comments by supporters and detractors of all the candidates (especially anti-Mitties) - we FReepers too often get emotional, stupid, silly, spiteful and senile.

Let’s hope Rick Perry’s example will be a guiding light for the future.

God Bless Lazlo.


73 posted on 01/19/2012 10:37:45 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Mount Athos
What a big surprise...For those who've been sleeping for 6 months...

Governor Perry can go back to Texas, and make sure all the Texans have a compassionate heart regarding millions entering illegally while choking off our schools, jails, social services, jobs, welfare, hospitals etc...

It seems people in government just go from one position to another, many times for life...Cradle to grave...

After being in government for the past 27 years or so, and governor for the past 11 years, I'm sure all the Texans will continue to back and support Perry on his next tax paid government job.

Maybe Newt will appoint Perry ambassador to Mexican or something.

Adiós Señor Perry

74 posted on 01/19/2012 10:37:45 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: CainConservative
GOD bless you Gov. Perry. You will return to Texas knowing you served her proud in this election. They are indeed fortunate to have such a FINE gentleman Gov. and First Lady in Texas.

We do love and respect you, and I know that you will have a bright future in politics, your day will come and we will be here for you.

THANK YOU GOV.PERRY AND GOD SPEED.

75 posted on 01/19/2012 10:38:36 AM PST by annieokie
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To: wardaddy
I bet Mitt has a bad hair day today.

I bet he had to change his underwear, also, after Patriot Perry spoke.
76 posted on 01/19/2012 10:43:34 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: dfwgator

If the GOP were a football team right now, they’d be in the pre-expansion team mode.

Somewhere,...somehow,...a group of conservatives need to have a meeting and discuss how this mess can be turned around and find someone to step forward. I cannot believe that in a nation of 300 million people, these few men are all America has to offer.

Hammer out some basic platform planks that need to be agreed upon,..have the person of interest sign on board and get some respectability back from this multi-vehicle collision.


77 posted on 01/19/2012 10:46:19 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Lazlo in PA
LAZ, you are right, some do owe Perry supporters an apology, and there was no need in being uncivil. Gov. Rick Perry is a fine, decent man, and makes Texas proud to have such as him as their Gov., he has some awesome ideas that need to go forward.

Gov. Rick Perry's day will come, he has a bright future in politics and I hope we can all get behind him when that day comes.

This is just my opinion, in respect to the RickPerry supporters. I do not NEED to hear from the anti-vile Perry haters on what I said. You will get CRICKETS, so save your energy, lest you show your immaturity.

3 CHEERS for GOV RICK PERRY on his decision and endorsement of Newt Gingrich.

78 posted on 01/19/2012 10:49:16 AM PST by annieokie
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Ditto Ditto Ditto to exactly everything you said.


79 posted on 01/19/2012 10:58:11 AM PST by simplesimon (" God doesn't call the qualifed,He qualifes the CALLED! "..TomasUSMC...GO PERRY GO NEWT GO SANTORUM)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Yeah, I am waiting for the day that Jesus Christ will be ruling this world as well. ;)


80 posted on 01/19/2012 10:58:23 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Mount Athos

Ok, I take back all the mean things I said about Perry. He is doing the right thing.

I still don’t like Newt but its looking like a three man race now with Ron Paul, Mitt $50Abortions Romney and Newt Gingrich. Of the three, Newts the best followed by Ron Paul. I will never vote for Mitt $50Abortions Romney.

I’d probably vote for Santorum if I lived in SC though but I think he is out of contention.


81 posted on 01/19/2012 11:03:42 AM PST by Tramonto (Draft Palin)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

That’s my gov. Supported him to the end. Go Newt.


82 posted on 01/19/2012 11:04:39 AM PST by wiley
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To: TexasFreeper2009

That’s my gov. Supported him to the end. Go Newt.


83 posted on 01/19/2012 11:04:53 AM PST by wiley
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To: annieokie

Everyone who made uncivil comments need to apologize to each other’s Candidates. It has been ugly.

I think it is time to focus on Romney being replaced.


84 posted on 01/19/2012 11:09:04 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: wiley

So did I, Wiley..Go Newt


85 posted on 01/19/2012 11:11:50 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: KansasGirl

AMEN


86 posted on 01/19/2012 11:13:08 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: wardaddy

I don’listen to Beck any more but the radio was on his show when I got in the truck this morning, I usually change stations when that happens. Beck was in a full anti-Newt rant and was raging, I could visualize foam on his mouth, I think he’s gone compleatly nuts and he may be taking Newt’s possible sucess as a personal rejection of himself. By holdig his own event earlier than the proposed second Tea Party March on Washington he weakened it and the Tea Party and made that about himself. He’s done a lot of good but I believe that he himself has succumbed to some of the same weaknesses that he critizes others for. I’ll pray for him.


87 posted on 01/19/2012 11:16:42 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: trisham

Now we need Santorum doing the same. We need to get this down to a manageable number. Paul is Paul and will do nothing for the GOP other than continue to screw it all up. Santorum needs to read the tea leaves and make a decision based on what America needs, not his own desires.


88 posted on 01/19/2012 11:20:48 AM PST by bcsco
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To: ConfidentConservative
You are absolutely correct. The childishness that has been displayed throughout this campaign on FR has been maddening and so uncivil, mostly I just learn to skip over some posts.

Lets qualify that a bit: Everything said about Romney is fair game. lol

Time to take Romney out and it WILL BE DONE.

89 posted on 01/19/2012 11:23:59 AM PST by annieokie
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To: bcsco

I’d like to see that as well. All of this infighting isn’t doing a thing for us.


90 posted on 01/19/2012 11:24:53 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
All of this infighting isn’t doing a thing for us.

It's been the problem all along. Too many irons in the fire. Too many candidates to dilute the chance of any one really taking on Romney who can't sustain over 25% for any length of time. But that's meant the Romney opposition has been divided, both nationally and here on FR.

Now that the field's being winnowed, I'm hoping Romney's negatives will become far too cumbersome for him to turn this around. But that would be insured by a Santorum resignation and subsequent support of Gingrich.

91 posted on 01/19/2012 11:35:40 AM PST by bcsco
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To: annieokie

I think this is great - I was a Perry supporter early on, but I just didn’t think he had what it took in communication skills to get ahead. He improved a lot over the course of the campaign, but this whole thing is moving so fast that it was too late for him. (It’s way too fast - why have the rest of the states even bother to vote, if it’s going to be decided by IA, NH, and SC or Florida?)

I agree, there was a lot of viciousness and I think people were putting way too much emphasis on the personalities of “their” candidates rather than on their ideas and maybe identifying with them too closely. But now we’re down to the ideas part of the campaign, and I think Perry, oddly enough, may actually stand out more now that he’s not running for anything.

And I think Gingrich has what it takes, like him or not, and having solid people like Perry around will be a big plus for him. I hope Mitt Romney loses BIG in SC!


92 posted on 01/19/2012 11:36:38 AM PST by livius
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To: bcsco

My biggest fear is Romney. I sincerely believe that Gingrich can overcome him and win the nomination, but why make it more difficult than it has to be? Santorum must drop out.


93 posted on 01/19/2012 11:45:42 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I don’t see the problem being Romney so much as it is the GOP establishment elite. If Romney were ‘on his own’ similar to Perry, Santorum, Cain, et al, he wouldn’t likely be this far along. Sure, with all the candidates in the field (at least at first) the votes would still be diluted, but I doubt Romney would poll as well as he has.

The problem, in my mind, is the GOP establishment elites who’ve been forcing Romney down our throats. Forcing a candidate the electorate really doesn’t want (proven by his inability to gain against the others). We’re not only fighting Romney, we’re fighting them. They’re the big problem, IMO.


94 posted on 01/19/2012 12:06:28 PM PST by bcsco
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To: livius
Good that you have broad shoulders as Gov. Perry has. He did very well and has the Pride of Texas to go home to, yet he will continue to fight for Newt.

I too liked Perry, just I liked Newt more. I also like Santorum, he too is a fine, decent man, yet with him as well it is time for him to make the sacrifice for the good of our country.

Perry and Santorum will have their day and we will/should support them in whatever office they choose in the future. Either of them as VP would be Super.

God Bless America, the Tea Party conservatives and Newt Gingrich. I smell spring.

95 posted on 01/19/2012 12:07:16 PM PST by annieokie
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To: ConfidentConservative

Yes that’s true, but we still have to render to Ceasar...we just need to find the right Ceasar.


96 posted on 01/19/2012 12:08:50 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Mount Athos

I am extremely more impressed with Perry today, than I was yesterday.

The man does not cravenly lust for power so badly that he MUST stay in the race, nor has he been paid off by anyone to mess up the race for conservatives.


97 posted on 01/19/2012 12:09:55 PM PST by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: savagesusie
"That type of fascist thinking when you are forcing toxins into girl’s bodies to promote immoral activity is really troubling to me."

No further comment necessary.

98 posted on 01/19/2012 12:14:56 PM PST by matthew fuller (Mitt is not a used car salesman- he's an aborted fetus salesman! http://www.stopstericycle.com/)
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To: Degaston

DU called. They want their sock puppet back.


99 posted on 01/19/2012 12:15:28 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: bcsco
It's the GOP establishment, the MSM, and the Left who are attempting to foist Romney on us, as well as some Republicans who are not terribly conservative.

Go figure.

100 posted on 01/19/2012 12:21:01 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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