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Rick Perry 2016?
Hot Air ^ | February 20, 2014 | Allahpundit

Posted on 02/20/2014 9:49:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Of all the electoral maneuvers lately — Huckabee heading to Iowa, Santorum huddling with advisors, Allen West refusing to rule anything out, and even Joe Scarborough visiting New Hampshire — this is the most interesting.

Is there room for Perry this time, though?

Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will be in Des Moines and Davenport on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28.

He will be sitting down with business leaders to discuss a wide range of issues, according to Bob Haus, an adviser in the state.

He also will be taping an episode of “Iowa Press,” Iowa Public Television’s weekly public affairs program, Haus said.

Perry intends to discuss his efforts with Americans for Economic Freedom, a group he formed last year that is aimed at promoting state policies that lead to economic expansion and job creation.

He jumped in last time because the field sorely needed a credible conservative alternative to Romney. Didn’t work out. He might jump in this time because the field sorely needs a credible conservative alternative to … Rand Paul? Ted Cruz? Rubio? At least one of those guys is definitely running, and maybe more than one. If none of them are sufficiently socially conservative for you, Santorum and maybe even Huckabee will probably end up running too. The argument for Perry, I suppose, is that he’s the only one potential tea-party champion with executive experience, but I can’t believe that’ll put him over the top when it didn’t help him last time. (Yeah, Romney had a few years of experience as a governor too but he ran on his business record, not his stewardship of Massachusetts.) Besides, Paul, Rubio, and Cruz have all been in the thick of major policy debates over the past year. If you’re looking for a candidate to vindicate your principles, why look past those three to a guy who’s retiring as governor after flaming out in 2012?

Maybe he’s banking on the Republican “next in line” effect to propel him. In theory, as the 2012 runner-up, Santorum’s the “next in line,” but no one seriously thinks he’s going to be the nominee. Paul Ryan would become “next in line” if he runs, but most people think he won’t. Perry could be calculating that he’s well positioned to fill that vacuum; he’s the next full-spectrum conservative candidate in line, at least. And there is, I guess, a way for him to cobble together a coalition among righties who are disaffected with their other options. Some may find Rand Paul’s libertarian leanings suspicious, especially on social issues; others may rule out Rubio for carrying too much water on amnesty, even though Perry himself is moderate on immigration. Others may want a social con as nominee but not someone whose chief political identity is as a social conservative a la Santorum or Huckabee. If Cruz runs, though, I think he’d cannibalize most of Perry’s support, Perry’s executive pedigree notwithstanding. Which, maybe, explains Perry’s presence in Iowa now. No reason not to keep his options open just in case Cruz decides not to run. Which, I think, is what he’ll end up deciding.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; cruz; election2014; election2016; rickperry; santorum; tedcruz; texas
Uhmmm, based on that criteria, isn't the "next-in-line" Governor Sarah Palin?
1 posted on 02/20/2014 9:49:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what does it matter when we are the last in line

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=SkYl13yoeXw


2 posted on 02/20/2014 9:52:26 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well the Treason party will pick Hitlery. The RINO party will pick Marco Rubio and the Tea party picks Ted Cruz.


3 posted on 02/20/2014 9:59:10 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need an arch conservative with a 2x4.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 10:00:49 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rick Perry 2016?

NO!!!

5 posted on 02/20/2014 10:03:53 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rick Perry’s Open Borders Speech


6 posted on 02/20/2014 10:03:58 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Just mythoughts

I am far too heartless to support Perry for President


7 posted on 02/20/2014 10:05:52 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


8 posted on 02/20/2014 10:12:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: GeronL
I am far too heartless to support Perry for President

I am not interested in liberals that have no appreciation for what it means to be TeaParty .... NO taxation/mandates without representation. And Rick Perry had NO problem signing off on a tax increase without representation.

This also applies to that other Rick that ran in 2012. Let these politicians practice their 'social justice' notions in their own households, instead of using US to stuff their own households.

9 posted on 02/20/2014 10:13:16 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He had his chance.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 10:13:39 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gov. PERRY sounds viable to me.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 10:13:49 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: samadams2000

It’s gonna be Walker/Cruz. You can tell by the flak incoming.

This makes Cruz President of the Senate.

These two Wrecking-ball men are going to de-lice, fumigate, send packing every commie liberal that zero has installed.

They will probably be far more charitable in renditioning the lefties then I would be.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 10:14:01 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Just mythoughts

bump


13 posted on 02/20/2014 10:15:42 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: txhurl

And Perry will be on the team, directing the dis-patching, that’s his gift. Destroying enemies of the state.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 10:15:57 PM PST by txhurl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he runs he won’t win because he cannot speak in front of a group without his speech freezing. He has never been able to find the right words to make a sensible paragraph of speaking and choosing the wrong word as president, can hurt us with foreign governments as they need to know concrete words with the right meaning from him and the press will have a field day with those wrong words that make awkward sentences.

Perry supporters will say I’m wrong just as they did the last time, but I’ve been there along with others who know this. He has a set Texas spiel he knows, but if asked questions, he cannot compose the right words together. He has been a conservative governor, don’t have a problem with him, I’ve spent a whole day with his mom and in close quarters with him, but he cannot win a presidential race no matter if I like him.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 10:22:13 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’ll do what the Bilderberg Group tells him.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 10:25:14 PM PST by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.r)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO!

Perry lost major support in 2011 when, during a debate, he revealed that he was in favor of Amnesty for Illegal Alien Invaders from Mexico.

Since that time, the killings , theft and other violence caused by these Illegal Alien Invaders from Mexico has gotten much worse here in TEXAS.


17 posted on 02/20/2014 10:28:01 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf
He did not just come our for amnesty and benefits for foreign criminal invaders, he called those of us who opposed this "heartless". What he thinks of us (very little) hurt him a lot more than the amnesty thing I bet.
18 posted on 02/20/2014 10:30:42 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: txhurl
de-lice, fumigate, send packing every commie liberal that zero has installed.

This is the next fellows main consideration, otherwise we are just pissin in the wind.

19 posted on 02/20/2014 10:31:24 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Graewoulf

All at the hands of the Feds.


20 posted on 02/20/2014 10:32:09 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin-Perry still works for me! B^)


21 posted on 02/20/2014 10:36:16 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: GeronL
Opposing La Raza Rick's hairbrained scheme to fund ILLEGAL aliens does not mean you do not have a heart. It means that you do have a heart and a brain.

Perry was a disaster of a candidate in 2012 and he will be a disaster of a candidate should he run again in 2016.

22 posted on 02/20/2014 10:41:38 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: GeronL

RINO Rove converted Democrat Perry, back in the day, into a born-again RINO. Nuff said!


23 posted on 02/20/2014 10:43:30 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: smoothsailing

Viva La Raza!!

24 posted on 02/20/2014 10:45:18 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Graewoulf
RINO Rove converted Democrat Perry, back in the day, into a born-again RINO. Nuff said!

Indeed he did.

25 posted on 02/20/2014 10:50:00 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Just mythoughts
We are in total agreement.

NO to Rick Open Border Perry!

26 posted on 02/20/2014 11:02:47 PM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: dragnet2

27 posted on 02/20/2014 11:23:21 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
PREFECT ©

28 posted on 02/20/2014 11:28:30 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Marcella

I’m sorry to hear this coming from you because I know you tell the truth. I’ve noticed that Governor Perry has gotten much better at answering questions every time I’ve seen him on Fox News!

In fact, he’s been articulate and in command on the Q & A.


29 posted on 02/20/2014 11:36:26 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: txhurl

Only, if all of the other true conservatives join this team, too. Ignore Sarah Palin, Allen West, Ben Carson, Mike Lee, etc. at your own risk! And, what’s to be done, by true conservatives, about the libertarian wing of the GOP? How does conservatism become healthy, for the long-term, from all of the non-conservatism that continues to exist from within the entire GOP?


30 posted on 02/20/2014 11:58:36 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dream Act. Never forget.


31 posted on 02/21/2014 12:20:53 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: South40

yep


32 posted on 02/21/2014 12:30:01 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

The Perry faithfull are still trying to push the pro-ILLEGAL alien half-wit as a conservative prospect for the presidency. Incredible.


33 posted on 02/21/2014 12:48:00 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
'Heartless'
34 posted on 02/21/2014 12:59:45 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He will be sitting down with business leaders to discuss a wide range of issues, according to Bob Haus, an adviser in the state.

Mostly amnesty I bet.

35 posted on 02/21/2014 3:07:10 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s been a good governor, but his persona is too goofy to get elected president.


36 posted on 02/21/2014 3:23:11 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

no


37 posted on 02/21/2014 4:57:52 AM PST by Hattie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, Rick has his Lt. Governor do his dirty work. The crap flows from him.


38 posted on 02/21/2014 5:00:43 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, there is room

He is the most successful of the governors.

He is a strong leader .

He does not possess the Christ-like conservative purity many demand, but he would do a very good job as president

I like his southern outlook in preference to Scott Walker whom I also hold in very high esteem.


39 posted on 02/21/2014 5:18:16 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I like Rick Perry and I thought he would have made a good President but his time has probably passed. Right now this country needs a Ted Cruz.

I would say or Rand Paul but Paul is having a hard time finding his footing and he’s making too many missteps like calling for Ted Nugent to retract his statements about Obama. A presidential candidate should not be getting involved in trying to control what a rocker says.


40 posted on 02/21/2014 8:38:03 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bert

La Raza Rick ? Nope !


41 posted on 02/21/2014 9:50:05 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: South40
The Perry faithfull are still trying to push the pro-ILLEGAL alien half-wit as a conservative prospect for the presidency. Incredible.

And about half of those are still pushing the Bush dynasty.

42 posted on 02/21/2014 10:03:32 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: All

Yeah, Obama is much than Perry.

I thank y’all so much for electing him.


43 posted on 02/21/2014 9:53:12 PM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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