Skip to comments.Carville: Cruz or Perry Will be GOP Nominee
Posted on 03/11/2014 7:44:57 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
Democratic strategist James Carville predicted the next GOP presidential nominee will come from Texas.
"It's either going to be Ted Cruz or Rick Perry," Carville said Monday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity."
Cruz is a freshman senator from Texas and a tea party favorite, and Perry is serving out his last term as Texas governor. Perry ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 but came up short after a few fumbles on the campaign trail.
But Perry has advantages, Carville said.
"He's been around the track once, and he can raise a bucketload of money," Carville said of Perry. "He can accidentally hit his speed dial and raise $5 million."
Carville said said Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker all have a chance.
Paul's father, former Rep. Ron Paul, ran for president in 2012 and got 21 percent of the vote in Iowa.
"You got to almost assume that Rand Paul can build on that, at least duplicate that,"
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Cruz would be a great nominee, but the GOPe will do everything they can to prevent that.
And you’ll suddenly see the left again become “interested” in a candidate’s natural born citizenship eligibility to be president.
I like them both!
Inquiring minds want to know—was James “the Snakehead” Carville happy about this prospect, or was he holding out for a RINO like Jeb Bush or Rubio?
Perry hit a homerun at CPAC. I could easily support him.
Bad news for Cruz and Perry supporters...
I have no idea why the establishment Repubs are trying to get rid of their base....you would never see DEMS do that.
Pray that it’s Cruz!
Perry can give a rehearsed performance.
Cruz knows what he believes and can articulate it well.
The fact of the matter is, those GOP establishment ARE NOT CONSERVATIVES at all. They claim they are, but they’re no where to be seen when we need them to take action. They merely play lipservice. The division is merely between conservatives and those who pretend to be
Just remember how these guys are going to be portrayed on SNL, Jimmy Fallon, etc in addition to MSNBC, CNN.
I do too.
Rick and Ben...... that’s the ticket.
The highest priorities are the economy and the health care system.
rick and ben will get ‘er done
Serpent-head Carville actually believes, like Bill Clinton, that he can sink a Republican candidate with a poisonous endorsement.
Or else Carville believes a Tea Party candidate would lose even more disastrously than a McCain or Romney.
Bulltinkies, of course Carvile wants another RINO to run. He has acknowledged in his twisted way that ideology trumps other factors & wants a hard-left Democrat running in 2016.
A hard core conservative Republican ticket is his worst nightmare.
Cruz-Perry or Perry-Cruz works for me.
Just plain Hell No to Runt Paul or Thirsty!
12th amendment says that can’t happen.
“Bad news for Cruz and Perry supporters.”
Breaking news...Chris Matthews reports “thrill up his leg” while discussing Cruz/Perry GOP presidential nominee possibilities...
(Throws in mention of Rand Paul just to be on safe side.)
It’s too early to forecast any of this.
12th amendment says one of them would have to change their address before the election. Bush-Cheney ring a bell?
Hi PBS, I hope you are well.
I saw Carville on Hannity last night. I loved his comment about Perry being able to raise $5 Million by accidentally hitting his speed dial. As always with political pundits, it’s about the money. They give predicted viability to those who can raise the most money.
As far as “who” he would like in the race, I think it is like a friend once told me: “My dog can whip that skunk, but it don’t want him in the fight!” I believe Carville doesn’t care who the GOP candidate is, as after all, to him it’s America - it’s always about the money!
Perry is not the best speaker in the field, but Texas is a rare success in this obamanation we find ourselves. Same for Wisconsin.
Scott Walker has been outstanding successfully dealing with everything the marxist left has thrown at him.
Palin, too, was very successful until her VP run prematurely derailed her, something I believe McCain did to her on purpose, doing his masters' bidding.
Suits me James...
Carville is a real honest-to-goodness creep, but I hope he’s right on this one! Cruz Control!!!
Dang Bucky, that only thing you got after all this time???
need to kick yur record player its hung on a scratch.
Being a staunch Cruz supporter, I could easily get behind another Perry run or Rand. They all could do wonders in saving America.
The trouble is the RONPAUL cult mistakenly thinks RAND will be as nutty as they and RON are, so they will unduly attack anyone not somehow connected to the old Martian.
If Perry had one third of Cruz’s rhetorical skill, he would devastate the opposition.
However, that is not case. So, I think Walker and Paul are the most likely nominees. I don’t think Cruz can win the general election. I wish he could, but wishing aint gonna cut it.
A Cruz-Palin ticket would be unbeatable.
Cruz could go after Hillary’s lack of qualifications, and Sarah could attck her character and her character.
I’d include Walker and Paul in Viperhead’s list of possibles.
I like both too. Perry hit it out of the park at CPAC.
We need to rally around whoever is the nominee.....these 2 will be far easier to rally around than say a Chris Christie.
Looking for establishment Republicans to torpedo these two any day now......
I wasn’t one of them. I was in the the Young Americans for Freedom, had a subscription to the “National Review” and canvassed the youth vote for Reagan in NY at that time. I live in Texas now and voted for Cruz in the last election: however, there’s no comparison between the two of them. Cruz is an exceptionally gifted orator and is an ardent conservative crusader, but he does not have the “common touch” that Reagan had. He also does not have the “fatherly” appeal that Reagan had to many women. Maybe, he can develop those things, but right now, he does not have them.
As much as I truly HATE Serpent Head, he may be telling the truth about what the dems see coming. Carville knows he ain’t gonna make any money with hitlery in 16, so he’s having to work the Talking Head circuit and knows that pure dem BS won’t keep his FNC checks coming very long.
Texas has proven to the rest of America that conservatives can do well. Our success is certainly connected to some degree with our longest serving Governor, Perry.
Perry is a master at learning from mistakes, especially his, look for a different Rick this time around. With all the slickness voters has been fed over the past Nobama and klintoon years, I will be surprised if voters are not going to reject “slick” and go with Git er Done Country Boy style, like Rick or Rand.
Cruz is likely the brightest Shooting Star in American. Anyone underestimating Cruz does so at their own peril.
Your analysis is right on the money IMO.
Yep Perry stumbled in the 1012 debates. Debate has never been his forte’, he’s a Vet Grad, but he gives speeches that amaze and inspire.
If we keep depending on debates to select our POTUS, we will keep getting what we got. TV loves them because its great for their ratings, but they ain’t good for America.
“He can accidentally hit his speed dial and raise $5 million.”
That is very true.
Is it weird that I want Snakehead to be right about Cruz? That Ted will be our next POTUS candidate?
I do not agree with him about Perry though. There’s baggage there beyond just his stupidity over the TTC.
As he was once heard to say, “Adios mofo...”
It's going to be an exciting campaign season.
I heard Dr Carson speak week before last. He is coy, won’t say if he is running for President. He said there are several good guys running and if one of them doesn’t catch fire, he will pray about it.
But, and this is the important part, he laid out his detailed version of health care reform noting that there were several plans and the task would be to develop a plan that served the needs and could be agreed. To me that means he wants to be the person with hands on to not only provide knowledgeable input but sort through the opinions and get it settled.
That’s why I had him as the VP half of of the ticket. Health care is the number 1 or 2 problem to be solved. He is a great choice to do it. It might not take a brain surgeon but when the best brain surgeon in the world offers his help, it might be a good thing to take him up on the offer.
I heard Palin speak but I am sorry I missed Perry.
I remember after Perry dropped out of the race, he started looking very Presidential.
I was ALL IN for Sarah though it never happened, would support her above all others if she ever ran, but yes I like Perry and Cruz