Skip to comments.Perry Drops Out. Endorses Newt. Will Campaign and Serve.
Posted on 01/19/2012 8:52:38 AM PST by Mount Athos
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“Gov. Perry throws his support behind Gingrich... Good.’
Now if Santorum would withdraw and join the party...
Thank you to Governor Perry for his strong leadership in Texas and his conservative principles. Thank you, too, for endorsing Gingrich. Go Newt!
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.
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.
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.
Great job by Perry to start the conservative coalition. He sees the big picture.
Romney = Myth Remulak
I truly respect Rick Perry as a conservative; now that’s how you take one for the team and keep conservatism alive!!!!!
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.
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!)
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.
I forgot about that idiocy!
I’m just glad they dropped the loyalty oath and I can vote. I would have never signed such a piece of Stalinist trash.
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.
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.
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!
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.
If the GOP were a football team, they’d be the Indianapolis Colts.
And today I officially have changed my tagline, thank you Governor Perry for doing the right thing! STOP ROMNEY!!!!!!!
Great news for you Daughter and YOU!
Lots of good news today!
Good point and I hope the Conservatives in Virginia are listening!
LOL, you could have written:
"gotta love some Freepers...calling each other scum one minute...loving the next"
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Ditto Ditto Ditto to exactly everything you said.
Yeah, I am waiting for the day that Jesus Christ will be ruling this world as well. ;)
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.
That’s my gov. Supported him to the end. Go Newt.
That’s my gov. Supported him to the end. Go Newt.
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.
So did I, Wiley..Go Newt
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.
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.
Lets qualify that a bit: Everything said about Romney is fair game. lol
Time to take Romney out and it WILL BE DONE.
I’d like to see that as well. 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Yes that’s true, but we still have to render to Ceasar...we just need to find the right Ceasar.
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.
No further comment necessary.
DU called. They want their sock puppet back.