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Perry: Newt Is Best Conservative to Beat Obama
Newsmax ^ | 2-9-12 | Myers/Walters

Posted on 02/09/2012 3:31:30 PM PST by VinL

Texas Governor and former presidential candidate Rick Perry tells Newsmax that Newt Gingrich is the most capable Republican still in the race and the right conservative to go to Washington and “make it as inconsequential as he can.”...

“I’ve endorsed Newt, so I hope that has some impact. We’re looking for the most conservative candidate. Texans by and large are a conservative lot,” he says.

“But any of our candidates are going to be better than Obama. My goal is to send the most conservative person to Washington D.C., that understands how to balance the budget, and Newt Gingrich has done that.

“I think Newt by any measure, from the standpoint of fiscal conservatism, being able to actually operate in that shark tank in Washington, is the most capable individual. He’s balanced a number of budgets before.

“Mitt’s been a very successful businessman, but the idea that you can transform your experiences as a private sector businessman into working in Washington doesn’t necessarily translate.

“I know for a fact that Newt knows how to work there. He is committed to blowing the place up, from a figurative standpoint, and to really put policies into place tax-wise, regulatory-wise.”

Perry says Gingrich is also a “big believer” in the Tenth Amendment, which provides that powers not granted to the federal government nor prohibited to the states by the Constitution should belong to the states or the people.

“You don’t see any of the other candidates out there talking about the Tenth Amendment and empowering the states and devolving power out of Washington, except Newt Gingrich.”

Perry says Gingrich is also the candidate with the best chance of defeating President Obama in November.

(read more- discusses Rick Santorum)

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KEYWORDS: elections; gingrich; newt; perry
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Always liked the Honorable Gov. Perry. -:)
1 posted on 02/09/2012 3:31:38 PM PST by VinL
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To: VinL

Perry was the best conservative to beat Obama.


2 posted on 02/09/2012 3:34:17 PM PST by Drew68
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To: VinL

Amen, Governor. Santorum was no friend of the TEA Party.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KEeHDCsetLc


3 posted on 02/09/2012 3:34:17 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: VinL

God Bless Gov. Perry and God Bless Texas! Perry ran a dignified campaign..little did he know what Romney and the establishment are capable of...Perry will be BACK! I HOPE Newt wins and gives him a big appointment!


4 posted on 02/09/2012 3:36:21 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: VinL

hmm I guess according to both Perry and Newt I’m ‘heartless’ and ‘inhumane’ for opposing illegals.


5 posted on 02/09/2012 3:40:09 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: VinL
I think Newt by any measure, from the standpoint of fiscal conservatism, being able to actually operate in that shark tank in Washington, is the most capable individual. ************************ I agree with that statement.
6 posted on 02/09/2012 3:40:09 PM PST by Irenic
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To: VinL
Hey, Vin.

I agree with Perry. I called the RNC like the other lady did (who posted on another thread). The guy told me if Newt did win, he would change the government in a way that would be so extreme we could not grow the party. What!! They are doing their best to wipe out Newt because he has backbone to bust the place apart to what the wimps do not want the place to be. I cannot support the way the RNC is operating now. I plan to make a lot of phone calls tomorrow-to my state leaders as well.

7 posted on 02/09/2012 3:40:16 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Drew68

Perry was by far the best conservative in the race. Too bad he didn’t hang in there. We needed an Washington outsider to shake things up, but in the end of the guys remaining Romney is the guy the furthest from Washington. What irony.

Might look into Buddy Roemer...lol !


8 posted on 02/09/2012 3:40:16 PM PST by magritte (Nevermind)
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To: VinL

Poor Rick. He didn’t just come across as dumb...


9 posted on 02/09/2012 3:41:53 PM PST by GulfBreeze
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To: katiedidit1

Perry liked Newt from the beginning as you can see on the cover of his book
10 posted on 02/09/2012 3:44:05 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom
I still remember Rick Perry going down to the border and telling a Hispanic group how “idiotic” the idea of a fence was. I still remember mandating that my daughters should have to get the screw around vaccine at thirteen.

It's not that the guy doesn't have character, he is just dumb and his handlers lead him around and lead him astray at times. I have been watching this guy up close since before he became governor.

No one should be looking to Rick Perry for advice. He is just not a real sharp tack.

11 posted on 02/09/2012 3:46:52 PM PST by GulfBreeze
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To: ari-freedom

HAHAHAH!!!

Look what it got ya, too...


12 posted on 02/09/2012 3:47:39 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: VinL
He (Newt) is committed to blowing the place up . . .

When formulating policies, when leading the executive branch, our nation, does anyone think Newt will take half measures so as to not anger Pelosi, Reid, the old media and psycho leftist organizations? I don't. He will enjoy their shrieking and use it to roll back the Left.

The first target: Marxist Judges. BLAM!

13 posted on 02/09/2012 3:51:05 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: VinL

FOX (the five)said Gov. Perry didn’t mention Newt at his CPAC speech.


14 posted on 02/09/2012 3:53:16 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: ari-freedom

Newt opposes illegal immigration.


15 posted on 02/09/2012 3:54:36 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: publana

Thank you for posting that!!

GO NEWT GO—it’s about the survival of our country!!


16 posted on 02/09/2012 3:58:05 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: VinL

Yup!


17 posted on 02/09/2012 3:58:37 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Christie at the beach

Hey Chris, give ‘em hell. We’re not done yet. -:)


18 posted on 02/09/2012 4:02:33 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

Newts numbers amongst women are absolutely dismal. My wife and daughter both dislike him.

It will be hard to win in 2012 if Obama wins 65% of the female vote!


19 posted on 02/09/2012 4:07:21 PM PST by proudpapa
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To: proudpapa
Every where I go, the women I talk to think Newt is one heck of a fighter. Women, better wake up, if they want the tax code updated, taxes lowered, and some sense put back to the country’s accounting books.
20 posted on 02/09/2012 4:13:12 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Drew68
Perry was the best conservative to beat Obama.

Yes, he was. But now that he's gone, I agree with him that Newt is the best choice of the guys we have left. We need a pit bull, and that's Newt.

21 posted on 02/09/2012 4:16:36 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: VinL

I liked Perry and would have voted for him, but the press was after him from the start because they knew he was vulnerable. This was not because of his marital status or any other personal issue for which they attacked Gingrich, but because he’s like GWB, who was also an honorable man, and was not aggressive in stating his postions. I didn’t agree with Bush all the time, but he was honorable; however, even when he could have gotten support, he never did, because he was so unassuming.

I think Perry was more conservative than Bush, but he had the same manner and the press and the Dems and the RINOs absolutely crushed him. It’s disgusting and makes you sick when you sit back and look at it.

However, that said, I sure hope Perry gets out there and campaigns with Gingrich. They are very similar in their views, but Gingrich has a more affable...or even flamboyant... personality and is better at press conferences.

This may come down to Gingrich/Perry vs Romney/Santorum.


22 posted on 02/09/2012 4:18:45 PM PST by livius
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To: VinL

Perry and Gingrich never attacked each other in the debates.Too much respect between them. Perry will campaign hard for Newt.

I watched Perry’s CPAC speech today on C-Span .. It was a real ‘barn burner’,and he was justly rewarded with a standing ovation !

Rick Perry—”If it’s halftime in America, I’m fearful of what the final score will be with Obama as QB. “

Watch out,Obama, Perry’s reloading !


23 posted on 02/09/2012 4:23:30 PM PST by baysider
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To: VinL

No he is not. Santorum is!


24 posted on 02/09/2012 4:24:22 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Jacquerie

“Newt opposes illegal immigration.”

He’s also for capitalism too. At least in theory. That’s why his rhetoric frustrates me. It’s like he wants to be another McCain.


25 posted on 02/09/2012 4:24:26 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: proudpapa

Exactly what are your womenfolk they looking for in a President? Somebody they want to go out to dinner with, somebody who has a wife and family they want to go out to dinner with, somebody they think is hot and sexy?

Actually, none of the candidates qualify on that score...

But leaving that aside, do they have any opinions on the actual views and political positions of the candidates? If so, what do they think? You, as the guy in charge of these dim bulbs, should be showing them how to think about these issues and telling them to stop worrying about whether they like a candidate’s body or his family.

I’m a woman myself, and I’m sick and tired of women “disliking” someone for reasons that they themselves couldn’t define if you asked them.


26 posted on 02/09/2012 4:26:12 PM PST by livius
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To: VinL

Thank You, Governor Perry. GO NEWT GO!


27 posted on 02/09/2012 4:30:20 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: magritte

“Perry was by far the best conservative in the race. Too bad he didn’t hang in there. We needed an Washington outsider to shake things up, but in the end of the guys remaining Romney is the guy the furthest from Washington. What irony.”

Maybe we need an insider. An outsider must depend on the establishment insiders in order to find his way.

“OK you experts say we need to do this? OK you win because you guys know what you’re doing.”

A ‘heretical’ insider, on the other hand, knows his way around and can affect change because he knows what he’s dealing with. He won’t be floored by the media, Congress and K street because he knows all their tricks.


28 posted on 02/09/2012 4:30:40 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

“No he is not. Santorum is!”

Santorum said Obama is to popular to attack directly. That leaves Newt who has attacked Obama directly. Newt will get it done.


29 posted on 02/09/2012 4:32:40 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: VinL

May God bless Governor Perry. This took guts.


30 posted on 02/09/2012 4:33:01 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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To: gogogodzilla

“Look what it got ya, too...”

haha? We ended up with Romney winning Florida because he made Newt look like a pro-illegal, pro-Freddie, Occupier liberal. If Newt focused on Romneycare instead of being distracted by these other issues, he could’ve won. Newt only has a chance when he is conservative!


31 posted on 02/09/2012 4:34:28 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: CatherineofAragon
We need a pit bull, and that's Newt.

******************

Amen to that.

32 posted on 02/09/2012 4:34:49 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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To: livius

“Exactly what are your womenfolk they looking for in a President? Somebody they want to go out to dinner with, somebody who has a wife and family they want to go out to dinner with, somebody they think is hot and sexy?”

It’s not about the female vote but rather anyone who reads People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly.


33 posted on 02/09/2012 4:39:11 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: GulfBreeze

It never occurred to me that the Perry haters were Mittidiots.


34 posted on 02/09/2012 4:40:33 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane (Visit www.Newt.org--People will make the difference!)
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To: VinL

He’s just pimping for the VP slot.


35 posted on 02/09/2012 4:41:05 PM PST by PjhCPA (Game On!)
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To: CatherineofAragon
We need a pit bull, and that's Newt.

Newt was a pit bull in South Carolina. That might as well have been a decade ago. Since then? Not much.

He'd better pull it together and fast or he'll be spending election night with Governor Perry, watching from the sidelines and wondering where it all went wrong.

36 posted on 02/09/2012 4:42:21 PM PST by Drew68
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To: publana

It is as if Santorum wears a mask. Your video was very enlightening.


37 posted on 02/09/2012 4:43:25 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane (Visit www.Newt.org--People will make the difference!)
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To: ari-freedom

Heartless, I tells ya! Heartless.


Stupid fixations like that are what allow our ‘betters’ to lead the herd around as if they are dogs on a leash.

Because of it, we have the candidates that we have right now.

And that’s why the race is so unsettled... for no one really wants any of the candidates that are left.

Hence the “Look what it got ya!”

(It’s too bad people can’t actually look at a candidate’s record and platform to cast a vote.)


38 posted on 02/09/2012 4:55:41 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: GulfBreeze
Now wait a minute here. Wasn't Perry a fighter pilot in the military? I am reasonably certain that a high IQ is a prerequisite to even be considered. In any case, dumb people usually don't decide to be republicans.
39 posted on 02/09/2012 4:56:39 PM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: VinL
Vin, I was thinking about Donald Trump's message to Santoruim. Did you get that part, when he said to Rick, so Now you want to be president. I still think he was encouraged to keep the votes divided. Like they posted on Redstate, the establishment sent money to Rick's campaign after Newt's win to South Carolina. Trump came across as if Rick had double played them (could explain why he was so furious-just a thought)

Best wishes always, Vin.

40 posted on 02/09/2012 5:01:09 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: VinL

Link to the video of Perry’s CPAC talk today:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/RickPerryR


41 posted on 02/09/2012 5:03:01 PM PST by baysider
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To: proudpapa

If Newt’s numbers with women is dismal, why is at least half the folks at his events women? I and all of my female [as well as male] friends are supporting Newt. Where are you getting your statistics from?


42 posted on 02/09/2012 5:06:52 PM PST by GlockLady
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To: Christie at the beach
"...if Newt did win, he would change the government in a way that would be so extreme we could not grow the party."

we could not grow the party = we could not keep feeding at the trough, covering up for one another, and spending other people's money with abandon and no accountability."

Gingrich’s Virtues

ANDREW MCCARTHY TAKES ON THE ASSHATS AT NRO AND THE PEOPLE WHO SIGN HIS PAYCHECK  

"And as for Gingrich’s Republican “colleagues,” whom the Editors applaud for ejecting him from the speakership, no one can deny that they had their reasons. But is there not another side of that story worth telling? In the seven years they controlled Congress after Gingrich left, didn’t these esteemed colleagues have something of a “weakness for half-baked (and not especially conservative) ideas”? Under a Republican president, they added over $3 trillion to the federal deficit, shunned conservative policy in favor of Beltway influence-peddling, and so damaged the GOP brand that we ended up, first, with an electoral rout that lost the majority Gingrich had worked years to forge, and then, with Obama. How much should I really care that Newt’s fabulous colleagues think his reemergence would be a disaster for Republicans? Lest these characters forget, it is the Tea Party and President Obama’s radicalism that have put them back in the saddle — 2010 was not a merit promotion; they were the only alternative in town." 

 

Newt terminator
                                                                 NEWT GINGRICH.

HE'LL MAKE JOHN BOEHNER CRY LIKE A BABY GIRL.

with a special shout-out to Tom I-changed-my-vote-in-the-middle-of-the-night-on-the-food-safety-bill-because-I-figured-the-republican-base-was-too-stupid-to-notice Coburn,

aka barack's bestest-ever repubican friend.

43 posted on 02/09/2012 5:08:08 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: GlockLady

Exit polls: Florida - Romney and Santorum both did well with the ladies...
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204740904577197440474834430.html


44 posted on 02/09/2012 5:14:04 PM PST by proudpapa
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To: Gator113

Go Newt Go !!!
“FAR FAR AWAY AND TAKE PELOSI AND THE COUCH WITH YOU”


45 posted on 02/09/2012 5:15:09 PM PST by Craftmore
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To: livius

Perry is wonderful... and as a Newt supporter, I couldn’t be more grateful for what he did in dropping out, and supporting Newt, and then endorsing him.

Perry is going to be campaigning for Newt all month... I am not sure if where Perry fits into that political calculation where he could do Newt alot of good as a VP, but I would be so happy to see that... Can you imagine Perry after 8 years of learning the ropes as VP? He would be historical...


46 posted on 02/09/2012 5:16:30 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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All contributions are for the Current Quarter Expenses.


47 posted on 02/09/2012 5:17:01 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: ari-freedom

No one with any credibility can say that Perry isn’t a great person. He is a good man. He was my 2nd choice.


48 posted on 02/09/2012 5:22:50 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: VinL
Newt knows King Obama’s weakness and can make him squirm. You can be sure Newt will hit him hard.
49 posted on 02/09/2012 5:24:11 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Jacquerie

Oh and doesnt Ginsberg come to mind...the shrew. I love Newt. He is the hope for this country...period!


50 posted on 02/09/2012 5:24:15 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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