Skip to comments.Rick Perry Getting Ready for a 2016 Presidential Campaign
Posted on 06/21/2014 2:13:17 AM PDT by South40
The Texas Governor has not yet committed to run, but he is boasting about getting his ducks in a row.
Two-and-a-half years after his first campaign for the White House flopped, Texas Governor Rick Perry sounds ready for another run at the presidency. Im glad I ran in 2012, as frustrating, as painful and as humbling as that experience was, Perry told a group of national reporters at a Thursday lunch hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
Preparation is the single most important lesson that I learned out of that process, he said. Over the last 18 months, Ive focused on being substantially better prepared. Please dont take that as an indication that Ive made a decision that Im going to run or notbut if I do make that decision, I will be prepared.
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Was praising Hillary part of that preparation?
The new Texas GOP has rejected everything he stood for.
A fools errand. Perry needs to take a long, hard look at his strengths and weaknesses. He will only humiliate himself IMO.
Some of the Perry faithful say that Reagan did not win his first time around. I am well aware of that as I worked on Reagan's 1976 campaign. But Perry is no Reagan. And he never will be.
I agree. He has had a long successful career as Governor. I suppose it’s a matter of a Southern Gentleman’s pride. He wants to make sure his message gets out this time. If Rick Perry starts telling jokes in public about his series of Brain Freezes in 2012, I will know he’s serious about climbing back in that crowded ring. Palin will not be in the ring, too many conservatives either believe the DIM talking points, or remain disappointed at her eight month Fan Dance of Futility from 2012. I wish she had run, but as much as she was and continues to be trashed in the media, why keep putting yourself and your family through those firey rings of scrutiny. If Perry get back in, I predict Mitt will immediately drop plans to get in, for the same reasons Sarah accepted.
As well it should. With all that is happening on the Texas/Mexico border I wouldn't think many have forgotten Perry's pro-ILLEGAL alien past.
He made an ass out of himself at CPAC 2014. He seems fake, fake, fake. See for yourself:
Yes, Perry is fake, but he has many fooled.
btw..thanks for the link. :-)
Wow. That CPAC 2014 speech is pretty bad. He’s obviously spent a lot of time with a public speaking coach. And the effect is... he looks like a guy who’s spent a lot of time with a public speaking coach. That was painful to watch.
And the sad part is, his policy prescriptions are correct: cut taxes and regulation, which is what Texas is done.
I think Perry would make a good president... but his chances of ever getting there are vanishingly close to zero.
He will end up saying something controversial, and then apologize for it. Like he did the other day with the comment about gayness vs. Alcoholism. He was right with the comment but he apologized instead of standing his ground. He simply cannot survive the intense pressure from the media. Our candidates have to be twice as slick as a dem candidate.
Did those troops he promised arrive at the border yet or was that just campaign talk.
There was nothing wrong with Rick Perry or his CPAC speech. He at least acts and sounds like an authentic Texan, not some ivy league stuffed shirt.
I’m not a huge fan of Perry, but do admire the job he and Texas has done. That being said, I do think he is somewhat of fake. I think he is less of a fake than Rubio or Carson.
I don’t know why he doesn’t run for a Senate Seat in Texas. He would make a horrid President. I don’t know how he expects to win without my vote.
Have a great weekend Sout40!!!!! Haven’t seen you in awhile....hope all is well.
I think some of these guys (Huckabee, Santorum, Perry) buy into the idea that you have a big advantage if you’ve run before. We were all told that McCain and Romney were favorites for that reason.
A waste of his time and money. Not a good choice.
Here we go again, trashing one of our own. Keep it up and we fools (except you of course) will be enjoying 8 years of Hillary.
Time to switch to Cruz control.
Your reasoning is why we lost with McLame and Mormonite Romney.
We should NOT support a RINO who WAS THE TEXAS CAMPAIGN MANAGER FOR AL GORE before switching parties (in 1988).
Saying a word against a RINO now is “supporting” Hillary?
WHY NOT RUN A REAL CONSERVATIVE.
THEY WILL WIN.
Conservatives didn’t turn out in large numbers for McCain or Romney. They won’t turn out for Perry either.
I hope Perry can make a Good run. He would make a wonderful president. But I don’t think this country is worthy of Christian men like Perry right after the evil plague that was Obama.
Your not going to get anywhere by denying that people can change. Perry has done alright for Texas.
“I dont know why he doesnt run for a Senate Seat in Texas. He would make a horrid President.”
He makes a fine governor and its basically the same kind of executive job, at least its suppose to be when your following the law rather than breaking it like Obama.
Are you from Texas?
Were you asleep when he kept insisting that we vaccinate our 12 year old girls for a sexually transmitted disease?
Or the 6 year fight to stop him from taking lands from private citizens, selling to a Spanish company to build the “Trans Texas Corridor” for NAFTA traffic and charge Texans to drive on it?
Or numerous crony appointments / relatives in lobbying?
THIS WAS AFTER he changed from DEM to REP (post running the Texas GORE campaign in ‘88).
Sounds like a BIG GOVERNMENT GUY before and after.
Don’t confuse Bluster with Action.
In Texsas we call a guy like Perry “All Hat, No Cattle”
Yes, we could do far worse than Governor Perry. And he has executive experience which is a huge plus in my book.
I would have no problem at all casting my vote for him.
Yes, I remember. Liberal tendencies lie beneath the surface with Perry. Perry is benefitting from Texas’ record, not the other way around. The governor is NOT the most powerful man in our state.
As a Texan, I will NOT be voting for Perry for anything. Ever.
Rick Perry will never be president. Middle road states do not want a guy who plays up the Texan stereotype in the WH. He has a string of gaffes that are decades old.
Perry couldn’t remember the 3 agencies he’d shutdown, if elected (the debate with Romney, and the rest). What was telling about that moment wasn’t that he had a lapse of memory, but it was obvious he was merely providing lip service, pandering, to the conservative audience.
You can Bet Palin or Cruz would know exactly the agencies to get rid of, as it is etched into their DNA, if not crib noted on the palm of the hand . ;)
Perry will never recover from that. Should he be the nominee, the Rats will replay that clip 24/7. Perry had no intention of really shutting down anything because if he did and had thought about it he would been able to answer the question.
it’s called pandering.
No 2008 or 2012 has-beens. No Ben "gun control" Carson, Chris "gun control" Christie or Jeb "W part II" Bush either.
Time for new blood.
Was praising Hillary part of that preparation?
No, thanks, La Raza Rick!
Good I have been hoping he would run. We could do a lot worse than Rick Perry. Ted Cruz and Rick Perry are the two best possibilities we have at the moment.
Mitt is itching to get back in it and Jeb will get pushed into it. Not to mention Crispy. We need to be thinking about making sure we have a couple of conservatives or we will end up where we were in Nov 2012.
“Here we go again, trashing one of our own. Keep it up and we fools (except you of course) will be enjoying 8 years of Hillary.”
What makes him one of your own?
Being chairman of the Al Gore campaign in 1988?
Karl Rove recruiting him in 1989?
His opposition to the border fence?
His support of in-state tuition for illegal aliens?
I believe a politician’s past choices are more instructive than whatever it is he claims to be now. It tells you what his instincts are.
I will at least try to keep the worst of the worst out. There will never be or has there ever been the perfect candidate.
How about a candidate that matches the GOP-E platform? Mitt damn sure didn't.
Hope you find the perfect candidate, like President Reagan.
Yes, Perry would make a terrible president, just as he makes a terrible presidential candidate. Even if he didn't lean so far left the job is well over his head. No thanks.
Lol...when was the last time you voted?
I'm not a republican, and I don't owe them my vote.
I’ve always loved Perry but fact is, if he doesn’t do something about his border, I’m out.