Skip to comments.Rick Perry: The Presidential Candidate Ahead of His Time
Posted on 03/21/2013 9:42:09 AM PDT by Perdogg
Texas Gov. Rick Perrys 2012 presidential campaign was a slow-motion train wreck, capped off by his embarrassing brain freeze in a nationally televised debate. But as Perry mulls another presidential race in 2016, its striking that he was campaigning on many of the reforms that Republican Party leaders are now desperately pushing.
Republicans have spent the past several months figuring out how to win over more Hispanic voters, moderating their tone on immigration, pitching education reform as a significant issue, and they have reaped the political benefits of challenging President Obama on balancing budgets and reforming entitlements. On all those counts, Perry was a candidate ahead of his time.
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If Perry hadn’t of been the worst debater in presidential history, he would be president right now, and there’s a good chance Palin would have been his VP
Why not just kill the Dept of Ed?
I liked Perry well enough in the campaign, but the media will never let him forget the brain freeze. He's done. Finished at the national level -- why waste time on him?
And politicians have to give up on pandering: decide on your principles and then sell those principles.(HINT: Moderating your tone on immigration does not qualify as a principle.)
I expect several of the retreads from the 2012 primaries to jump in and see how they do.
They were, after all, such a stellar group. [/s]
Santorum is hinting.
Huckabee is hinting.
JebB is hinting.
Ryan is hinting.
Paul is hinting (and not to subtly).
Rubio is hinting.
Christie is hinting.
Carson is hinting.
Every cycle, we seem to start out with a dozen to a dozen-and-a-half of wannabes.
Too bad that none of the names that have hinted so far for 2016 are very stellar candidates.
Perry is a proven loser.
Perry talks a good game, but some things he has done concerning the trans texas corridor worry the hell outta me...
His heart is in the right place, but his head keeps going out to lunch.
LOSER TRAIN...ALL ABOARD! Choo choo.
“Texas Gov. Rick Perrys 2012 presidential campaign was a slow-motion train wreck...:
After almost 200 years of railroads in America and countless train wrecks, you would think that train wreaks would have have a bit more respect than to endure a comparison to the Rick Perry 2012 campaign.
This part is definitely true. Perry is terrific on most issues. It's a shame he was such a poor debater last time around. Maybe a little too Texan for the country right now too? I actually kind of hope he gives it another shot in 2016. I would be open to supporting him if he significantly improves his debate performances.
and theres a good chance Palin would have been his VP
No, there was no chance of that. Palin already ran as a VP candidate once, she won't be doing it again. If she runs for office, it would be at the top of the ticket. I don't think that will happen either.
Anyone advocating amnesty is a no for me.
On a more encouraging note, Tom Pauken just announced his run for Governor to unseat this fraud...so there's hope yet.
The question I have been asking on other threads, without a lot of response is, if the new definition of Amnesty is not 100% deportation or mass deportation, who then is an acceptable and viable candidate to run in 2016? Tom Tancredo is not going to be elected President.
I don’t care who runs or does not run. It is up to individual voters who to vote for. I am about to become a citizen and have been through legal immigration hell. I cannot bring myself to voting for those who want to award people with citizenship for breaking the US laws. I hold my American citizenship too close to my heart.
I knew that all along.
Rick is not the answer. He is a NWO sleeper cell.
La Raza Rick SUCKS ! Defeat this bozo next year. 14 years as Governor is long enough.
Coming from your Colorado shipwreck, TTC is zero.
By the way, where did that nasty ol TransTexas Corridor go to? Its been hiding mighty well.
As far as this and many other Texans go, Perry has been doing damn good for Texas. USA’s loss is our gain.
He was all about God, guns, country and jobs. I loved him.
Tom Pauken???? Must be another secret candidate like Brenda what’s her name.
Too many people, some right here, figure since they, themselves are not running, no one is good enough.I’d have been quite pleased with our governor being President, although he is good where he’s at.
It wasn’t the platform, it was the man. You need both.
If Perry wasn’t a muslim-lover he might have been a contender.
“He was all about God, guns, country and jobs. I loved him.”
Agreed. People that keep dissing Rick Perry need to take a close look at the Texas economy as compared to most other states.
In my personal opinion, you have more positioning that most to express how you feel about the topic.... Good going, thank you for the patience, and good luck :)
Hang in there :D
So a groveling panderer in TX of all places can’t even break out of the 30’s with them—and it is somehow good that we’re giving the vote to tens of millions more of them?
Perry is a states rights, 10th amendment guy.
Perry is very socially conservative. Very!
Perry is very pro-business and pro-entrepreneur.
Low tax, low regulation etc.
I agree he was ahead of his time, but I disagree that what the DC, GOP E, is doing is somehow tied to Rick Perry, or that he is tied to it.
He has NOT pushed that we should be soft on illegal immigration. He has pushed for securing the border and for shutting up about the illegal immigration issue plans and schemes UNTIL THE BORDER IS SECURE. The GOP E is doing the exact opposite.
Somebody got the wrong idea that because he was identified with in-state tuition for the CHILDREN who were brought to TX by illegally-entering adults (and here, the TX legislature was the overwhelming key to that, not Perry, but he concurred with their overwhelming vote), that somehow he was for any and all illegal normalizing schemes. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
He is for a secure border policy. That he knows it can and should be done without building a complete border fence between TX and Mexico (idea a total CROCK, actually unworkable) has been wrongly used to paint him as against a secure border.
What Rick Perry is, is MISCHARACTERIZED by BOTH SIDES.
And the debate debacle because of his back surgery and pain meds sealed his candidacy fate.
It’s no more complicated than that.
But his actual record, and his actual issue positions when questioned, will continue to be used to destroy him, by both political sides, I sadly predict.
That’s the problem.
It’s not that the GOP E now lines up with him, but late in the game.
They didn’t then, they don’t now.
Go ahead, somebody bring up that he backed Dewhurst. So, if you were a governor, I suppose YOU would endorse the unknown opponent of your Lt. Governor in a U.S. Senate Primary run, eh?
Sure you would. /sarcasm
He personally picked Dewhurst. He positionally lines up with Ted Cruz. All but the blinded can see that.
Rick Perry is no conservative
Signing bills that gave Illegal Aliens in-state tuition.....the Trans Texas Corridor and North American Union nonsense....the forced STD/HPV vaccinations of young girls....wimping out on banning TSA groping.
Perry is no conservative
You work for Perry?
Havent seen or heard such crapola since I had to clean out a sheep pen in Plainview 30 summers ago
Perry is a big government statist
Thanks. Will do. After all, I want to become US citizen, not Mexican.
I avoid voting for people who call me heartless.
If Perry had had the overwhelming support of the media he would be president now anyway. Whatever he may have done in the debates Obama has done worse. Where would Obama be if the media went all out to destroy him the way they do any Republican who seems remotely capable of winning? Never mind, I’ll answer it myself, he would be totally unknown, he would never have been a candidate even for county clerk, let alone anything else.
You must know something I don’t if you went through all that to become a citizen of this country which is headed to hell in a rocket powered handbasket. I was blessed to be born in this country in 1944 and cursed to be able to see the way it has been headed since I was in my teens. I have driven away many a friend by trying to tell them what was happening, they thought I was crazy but now it is all too clear what is going on. I feel as though I am in a different world than the one into which I was born.