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Rick Perry Endorses Mitt Romney
myfoxla.com ^ | April 25 2012

Posted on 04/25/2012 6:01:44 PM PDT by NoLibZone

Texas Gov. Rick Perry originally endorsed Newt Gingrich as the top candidate after dropping out of the Republican presidential race.

But with Gingrich set to quit the campaign trail, Perry on Wednesday evening gave his support to the probable nominee, Mitt Romney.

"Mitt Romney has earned the Republican presidential nomination through hard work, a strong organization, and [a] disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies from President [Barack] Obama and his administration," Perry said in a statement provided to FOX News Channel.

"So today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in endorsing Mitt Romney for president and pledge to him, my constituents and the Republican Party that I will continue to work hard to help defeat President Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxla.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; 2102; endorsements; furp; goawayperry; larazarick; mitt; mittromney; oops; perry; perry2012; perry4illegals; rickperry; tx2012
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1 posted on 04/25/2012 6:01:51 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

Would Perry be considered GOPe or Tea?

I am guessing e.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 6:03:34 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah Palin & Dick Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me.)
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To: NoLibZone

As the Chinese say, palty royarty!


3 posted on 04/25/2012 6:05:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: NoLibZone

As GOPe as Newt, then...


4 posted on 04/25/2012 6:05:20 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: NoLibZone
Don't kid yourself. Everyone with a future in Republican politics will be endorsing their party's selection for presidential nominee. That's the way the game is played.

Perry waited until Gingrich dropped out before endorsing Romney. Nothing to be ashamed of.

5 posted on 04/25/2012 6:06:06 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: NoLibZone

et tu Brute?


6 posted on 04/25/2012 6:06:36 PM PDT by Kolb (Compone Accomoda Supera)
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To: gogogodzilla

I “will not” vote for that Mormon Bishop ... pro-gay marriage, pro-choice SOB ... Willard O-Romney


7 posted on 04/25/2012 6:06:50 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: NoLibZone
What a shock!


8 posted on 04/25/2012 6:10:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Obama thanks you for your support.


9 posted on 04/25/2012 6:12:33 PM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Would Ron Paul be better than Romney?


10 posted on 04/25/2012 6:13:21 PM PDT by MulberryDraw (He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind;)
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To: NoLibZone
By Tampa every GOP officeholder past or present will have endorsed Romney.

That is just how it is given that Obama is so awful.

11 posted on 04/25/2012 6:13:48 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: NoLibZone

Whaaat? Mr. 2nd Amendment, pro-life, small gub’mint T- Partay hero hisself is endorsing Romney?! Shockah!


12 posted on 04/25/2012 6:14:57 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism is not a party slogan, but a mindset guided by core values and walking the walk.)
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To: Drew68
Don't kid yourself. Everyone with a future in Republican politics will be endorsing their party's selection for presidential nominee. That's the way the game is played.

Perry waited until Gingrich dropped out before endorsing Romney. Nothing to be ashamed of.

Exactly. Palin, Newt, Santorum, Bachmann, and every other influential Republican will be endorsing, supporting and campaigning for him as well. That is kind of the point of a political party. Those that can't support the nominee now generally have no future within the party going forward.

13 posted on 04/25/2012 6:16:00 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Patton@Bastogne

I also will not vote for mitt, no matter what. I will never vote for the liberals the gop pushes on us as the only alternative. Screwum.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 6:16:19 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: NoLibZone

Perry must have had another burning bush moment on his latest morning jog.


15 posted on 04/25/2012 6:17:18 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism is not a party slogan, but a mindset guided by core values and walking the walk.)
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To: NoLibZone

What meme are we going on for this?

Perry = RINO

Perry = Communist

or

Perry = Smokin’ Hot Singer


16 posted on 04/25/2012 6:17:48 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“What meme are we going on for this?”

e.


17 posted on 04/25/2012 6:19:18 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah, Perry & Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me.)
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To: Drew68
Everyone with a future in Republican politics will be endorsing their party's selection for presidential nominee. That's the way the game is played.

Ya see, that's the whole problem...It's no longer a game, or business as usual.

The political insiders and their futures, are not the issue. That is what's left America nearly dead on the floor.

We need a second party.

18 posted on 04/25/2012 6:19:56 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MulberryDraw

I’m beginning to think so........there is no way I will vote for Romney!


19 posted on 04/25/2012 6:20:38 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Drew68

When Mitt lost California four years ago, he immediately endorsed John McCain. That is how it works. If you go out honorably, maybe you can take it all away in four years like Mitt has done this time around.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 6:21:14 PM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: NoLibZone
I thought Perry would have made a good Secretary of Defense in Newt's administration while he sucked up Ginga for that memory problem...

Might as well face it folks, the only principle that drives politicians is getting elected/reelected.

The only way to take the country back is to elect Conservatives not politicians.

21 posted on 04/25/2012 6:21:26 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Lazlo in PA

I wonder what the response here will be when Newt endoses Romney.


22 posted on 04/25/2012 6:24:01 PM PDT by hirn_man
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To: NoLibZone

Geez Louise, I knew it would come, but I didn’t think it would come so soon. Ugh.

At least I know he hated doing it, LOL.


23 posted on 04/25/2012 6:24:30 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Kolb
Horseshit....in the end, you must support whoever is running against Soros and the DNC.

This "I'm staying at home" bull is beyond stupid.

We've got a very, very old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for crying out loud.

24 posted on 04/25/2012 6:24:48 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: TADSLOS

At least he didn’t stab Newt in the back like Cain.


25 posted on 04/25/2012 6:25:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Then dont, and feel better about yourself.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 6:26:39 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: ErnBatavia

>>This “I’m staying at home” bull is beyond stupid.

We’ve got a very, very old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for crying out loud. <<

And this, we’ll concentrate on the Congress, let Obama win, crap has got to stop as well.

Maybe it’s me, and maybe I just pay attention but has anyone seen the amount of “executive orders” that have come from this Marxist President?

At least with Mitt the Ken doll he will give a thought to the rules and the constitution. With BO, we are freakin’ lost.


27 posted on 04/25/2012 6:29:21 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: ErnBatavia

Amen.


28 posted on 04/25/2012 6:29:53 PM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: NoLibZone
Rove and the Bushes don't like Perry. He is Tea..but not good enough for uninformed FReepers.

That's why a lot of Texans have disappeared from around here and took their money with them..

29 posted on 04/25/2012 6:31:44 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: hirn_man

It should be fun. Tune in to FR next Tuesday to see the excitement.


30 posted on 04/25/2012 6:32:58 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: NoLibZone

Yeah, ‘nother DC Insider Sellout, like Santorum and Newt.


31 posted on 04/25/2012 6:33:47 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: lonestar

So you like Rove?


32 posted on 04/25/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NoLibZone.


33 posted on 04/25/2012 6:35:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Longbow1969

Exactly, the point of a political party, in the American system, is to win. That is why they cover a larger segment of the ideological spectrum. If the spectrum is shrunk, then you end up with a fringe party, who under our Constitution, have no impact on policy making. In a parliamentary system a fringe party can win 8% of the vote and have influence within coalition governments. Our system does not work that way.
100 years ago the spectrum of left to right spanned both parties. That is why you had a LaFollette as a Republican. Today the left and right have sorted themselves out, with far less exceptions than the past. Despite the sorting out, the two parties are geared to win. That is to win 50%+. In order to win, differant factions within the party have to come together. If they split off into splinter parties, then each splinter will lose and lose and lose. That is the way the Founding Fathers intended it to be. They might not have written this into the Constitution, but the same men created the first two political parties. The original Republicans (now the Democrats) had to balance the interests of the Southern plantation owner with those of the Northern small businessman. They were so successful at this that they eventually destroyed their rivals that we had briefly a one party state during the Monroe administration.


34 posted on 04/25/2012 6:36:38 PM PDT by gusty
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To: Longbow1969

No, no, say it ain’t so. Not Sarah ! Not St. Sarah. Not Santissima Sara, Wonderwoman incarnate. No, Sarah will never, ever, never-ever sell us out. Sarah a RINO? Impossible.

[Fingers in ears] Not listening, not listening, not listening, not listening. If I don’t hear Sarah’s sellout when she sells out does that mean she didn’t do it?

Not Sarah.


35 posted on 04/25/2012 6:37:04 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: NoLibZone

Ya just knew the Republican party insiders would support another liberal.


36 posted on 04/25/2012 6:38:15 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Longbow1969

No, no, say it ain’t so. Not Sarah ! Not St. Sarah. Not Santissima Sara, Wonderwoman incarnate. No, Sarah will never, ever, never-ever sell us out. Sarah a RINO? Impossible.

[Fingers in ears] Not listening, not listening, not listening, not listening. If I don’t hear Sarah’s sellout when she sells out does that mean she didn’t do it?

Not Sarah.


37 posted on 04/25/2012 6:39:00 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: vox_freedom; lonestar

That is exactly the type of silly behavior that lonestar was talking about


38 posted on 04/25/2012 6:39:06 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: MulberryDraw; All

“Would Ron Paul be better than Romney?”

Paul might be a bit of a nut on foreign policy but at least Ron Paul is not a lying charlatan.

“As the Knife Turns” - Mitt Romney Represents Betrayal
http://youtu.be/r9sYgYY9rIc


39 posted on 04/25/2012 6:40:33 PM PDT by publius321
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To: gusty

Actually our system is much the same. The difference is that we have coalitions within two large parties. They have many small parties who make up, almost invariably, a majority coalition and a minority or opposition coalition.

There’s good and bad in both systems.


40 posted on 04/25/2012 6:41:24 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: lonestar

When the dust settles, there will be no one left standing good enough for some people. The perfect has become the enemy of the good.


41 posted on 04/25/2012 6:45:05 PM PDT by gusty
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To: NoLibZone

Well.. what now, FR?

Mitt IS the Republican nominee. Unless you want four more years of Obama, it’s time to rally round our Mormon???

Not gonna be easy for most around here.


42 posted on 04/25/2012 6:46:03 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: NoLibZone

Well.. what now, FR?

Mitt IS the Republican nominee. Unless you want four more years of Obama, it’s time to rally round our Mormon???

Not gonna be easy for most around here.


43 posted on 04/25/2012 6:46:12 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: gusty
Wow, reality.

Here I had basically kissed off all hope of reading sane presentation once more.

44 posted on 04/25/2012 6:46:25 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: NoLibZone; mylife; lonestar
He stayed loyal to Newt until after yesterday's primaries, I give him high marks for that.

Perry was and remains the best of this years announced candidates, IMO. Too bad he couldn't pull it off.

45 posted on 04/25/2012 6:51:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: NoLibZone

Put your faith in the ideas, but never in the man. The man will ALWAYS disappoint you.


46 posted on 04/25/2012 6:54:38 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Houghton M.

The point being is our parties are built to win it all, to appeal to as broad a segment of the voters as possible. Not 80% of the electorate but 50%+. While in Canada, for example, the far left NDP does not expect to come close to 50% ever. They aim for their small slice and hope the party just to the right of them, the LP, finishes just short of a majority of seats.


47 posted on 04/25/2012 6:54:51 PM PDT by gusty
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To: SomeCallMeTim
Unless you want four more years of Obama, it’s time to rally round our Mormon?

The political insiders know this is a farce.

Others, not capable of critical thought, have political battered wives syndrome.

They keep getting lied to, and getting their teeth knocked out, yet keep coming back for more.

48 posted on 04/25/2012 6:56:10 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Raider Sam
That is exactly the type of silly behavior that lonestar was talking about

"Silly behavior" is asking a simple question of you?

49 posted on 04/25/2012 6:57:38 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: NoLibZone

You expected him to endorse Ron Paul?


50 posted on 04/25/2012 6:57:38 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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