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Carville: Cruz or Perry Will be GOP Nominee
NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 07:04 AM | Greg Richter

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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KEYWORDS: 2016election; carville; cruz; perry; rickperry; tedcruz

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1 posted on 03/11/2014 7:44:57 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; exnavy; MarMema; skinkinthegrass; Bikkuri; o2bfree; 12th_Monkey; 230FMJ; TWhiteBear; ..
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
2 posted on 03/11/2014 7:45:26 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

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.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 7:47:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoConPubbie

I like them both!


4 posted on 03/11/2014 7:47:59 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SoConPubbie

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?


5 posted on 03/11/2014 7:48:03 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SoConPubbie

Perry hit a homerun at CPAC. I could easily support him.


6 posted on 03/11/2014 7:48:21 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: SoConPubbie
Carville: Cruz or Perry Will be GOP Nominee

Bad news for Cruz and Perry supporters...

7 posted on 03/11/2014 7:50:12 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: SoConPubbie

I have no idea why the establishment Repubs are trying to get rid of their base....you would never see DEMS do that.


8 posted on 03/11/2014 7:51:41 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: SoConPubbie

Pray that it’s Cruz!

Perry can give a rehearsed performance.

Cruz knows what he believes and can articulate it well.


9 posted on 03/11/2014 7:53:08 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: SoConPubbie

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


10 posted on 03/11/2014 7:53:38 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: SoConPubbie
RICK PERRY for PRESIDENT

Sponsored by Merck


11 posted on 03/11/2014 7:54:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoConPubbie
My concern is how these guys come off on TV. We saw Perry's poor performance in the debates. I know he blamed the pain meds, but I have never seen him do well in debates here in Texas either. Doesn't mean he wouldn't be a good president, just that he may be preceived as 'spacy' on TV. Rand Paul projects a sort of goofy persona, IMO. He has a weird quizzical look on his face when he speaks. Cruz, however, comes off as supremely confident, is fast on his feet, and seems to thrive on adversity.

Just remember how these guys are going to be portrayed on SNL, Jimmy Fallon, etc in addition to MSNBC, CNN.

12 posted on 03/11/2014 7:54:44 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Ditter

I do too.


13 posted on 03/11/2014 7:55:20 AM PDT by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: SoConPubbie

Palin.

(just saying)


14 posted on 03/11/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: SoConPubbie

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


15 posted on 03/11/2014 7:56:41 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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.


16 posted on 03/11/2014 7:56:53 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz-Perry or Perry-Cruz works for me.

Just plain Hell No to Runt Paul or Thirsty!


17 posted on 03/11/2014 7:57:13 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

12th amendment says that can’t happen.


18 posted on 03/11/2014 8:02:54 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: PaulCruz2016

“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.)


19 posted on 03/11/2014 8:03:00 AM PDT by moovova
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To: SoConPubbie

It’s too early to forecast any of this.


20 posted on 03/11/2014 8:03:37 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SoConPubbie
The RNC will donate to the Democrat candidate if Ted is the GOP nominee.
21 posted on 03/11/2014 8:03:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: darkangel82

12th amendment says one of them would have to change their address before the election. Bush-Cheney ring a bell?


22 posted on 03/11/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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!

Gwjack


23 posted on 03/11/2014 8:13:47 AM PDT by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Generally, Governors are far better prepared for dealing with the office of the presidency than Congress people.

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.

24 posted on 03/11/2014 8:14:34 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Suits me James...


25 posted on 03/11/2014 8:16:45 AM PDT by wardaddy (ukraine......aint nobody gonna do nothing but talk and try to score political points)
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To: SoConPubbie

Carville is a real honest-to-goodness creep, but I hope he’s right on this one! Cruz Control!!!


26 posted on 03/11/2014 8:21:20 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Cruz/Palin. Will be last chance to restore America.
27 posted on 03/11/2014 8:25:11 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: PaulCruz2016

How’s that?


28 posted on 03/11/2014 8:34:51 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Dang Bucky, that only thing you got after all this time???

need to kick yur record player its hung on a scratch.


29 posted on 03/11/2014 8:42:26 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: SoConPubbie

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.


30 posted on 03/11/2014 8:48:27 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: GBA
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.

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31 posted on 03/11/2014 9:01:37 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: SoConPubbie

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.


32 posted on 03/11/2014 9:01:46 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Old Sarge
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.


33 posted on 03/11/2014 9:02:26 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: SoConPubbie

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.


34 posted on 03/11/2014 9:09:08 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SoConPubbie

CRUZ/WEST.


35 posted on 03/11/2014 9:10:01 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’d include Walker and Paul in Viperhead’s list of possibles.


36 posted on 03/11/2014 9:11:42 AM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Ditter

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......


37 posted on 03/11/2014 9:26:11 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 3Fingas
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 lot of people didn't think Reagan could win against Carter either, especially when he was down 30% in polling early in the contest, but we both know how that turned out don't we? ;)
38 posted on 03/11/2014 9:46:57 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

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.


39 posted on 03/11/2014 10:02:22 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: gwjack

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.


40 posted on 03/11/2014 10:05:23 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Your analysis is right on the money IMO.


41 posted on 03/11/2014 10:51:39 AM PDT by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: 3Fingas
however, there’s no comparison between the two of them.

Sorry, but your characterization of the similiarities, where it really counts, is far wide of the mark.

Yes, Ted Cruz needs to work on his "Retail" politics, however, in terms of principled leadership, fidelity to conservatism, and fighting spirit, which are the three most important aspects to being a statesman and a politician, Cruz matches up quite well to Ronald Reagan, much better than Rand Paul.
42 posted on 03/11/2014 11:00:37 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: mandaladon

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.


43 posted on 03/11/2014 11:06:25 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: SoConPubbie

“He can accidentally hit his speed dial and raise $5 million.”

That is very true.


44 posted on 03/11/2014 11:38:37 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: SoConPubbie

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...”


45 posted on 03/11/2014 11:41:04 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: bert
That would be a hell of a ticket. But I like Cruz a lot too.

It's going to be an exciting campaign season.

46 posted on 03/11/2014 1:38:24 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


47 posted on 03/11/2014 2:34:21 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I heard Palin speak but I am sorry I missed Perry.


48 posted on 03/11/2014 3:13:51 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

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


49 posted on 03/12/2014 10:54:40 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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