Skip to comments.One-on-one with Rick Perry (part one)
Posted on 06/21/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
It seemed like one of those movies with twin brothers played by the same actor, one with glasses and one without. There is the brash, undisciplined one and the nerdy, engaging one. In my case it wasnt a movie but a 45-minute interview with Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
I was a tough critic of his performance in 2012, but so is he. He told me, 2011-12 was a frustrating, painful, humbling experience but not a bad one in the sense we sometimes learn the most when we are humbled. He said one lesson is that you have to be physically fit for the presidential campaign grind. Running six weeks after back surgery was a mistake, he said flatly. He also made clear how much preparation is needed. He called a presidential campaign one of the most difficult experiences. Even if I ran for governor four times, that is not enough to really prepare you.
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Rick, please say good night.
Unless pressed, and then we'd give him a 'get out!' kind of pass.
No, Rick Perry is much too good a staunch conservative Republican, much too successful as a governor, to turn out to pasture. He like all of us has some flaws, but I would trust him as POTUS without question.
Those candidates coming out Congress may be solid conservative Republicans but I don’t know of any who could take the reins of this massive government without having first handled a state government - and done it as well as Perry.
There are three things I don’t really like about Rick Perry.
I don’t remember what they are.
But bottomline: I ain’t voting for him.
Texas governor is the weakest in the Union. By design. He can't even pardon criminals without permission from a board.
About the only thing a governor can do is sign legislation, call out the State guard, and run his yap.
Most powerful political position in the State of Texas is Lt. Governor.
He runs stuff.
Nope. I won't vote for Perry for anything. Ever.
He's a liberal, just like Dewhurst was, and we just fired Dewhurst.
No, Rick Perry is much too good a staunch conservative Republican, much too
successful as a governor, to turn out to pasture.
I think Perry is trying to position himself to be appointed to head some agency when
the new President takes office. He’s associating himself with potential candidates
in an effort to be known to the victor. JMO.
And he endorsed Dewhurst instead of Cruz. If Perry had his way Cruz would never have made it to Washington. That's just one way that Rick Perry has proven he is no conservative. The list is long, of course.
Rick Perry doing interviews? lol!
She was right. I was wrong. Perry was a bad idea for Texas.
I'll never speak of that again.
OK now I understand why you were so strangely attracted to the Unicorn Man pics I sent you. It has all become clear to me now... ;)
I'm making amends.
If Rick Perry had been running a good campaign, that slip of the tongue wouldn’t have mattered.
Un-noticed my ass. This is working out as well as when you predicted Alydar for the Triple Crown.
I voted for McCain once. We all have youthful indiscretions. My purity isn’t pure either. We learned the hard way. Some refuse to.
Now if we can get South to admit his vote For Jessie in 84 we’ll all have our cards on the table ;)
Uh-oh. Once a columnist at the wapo starts singing a candidates praises, you know it’s someone you should take a pass on.
I’m sure Gov. Perry is a nice guy, has studied hard,and has perfected his steely Darryl Issa stare. But what does he bring to the table other than a Texas drivers license? The TX governor is by design a potted plant position.
Sorry. Rick Perry just seems like Willard Romney with a Texas drawl.
Not sure whether you are from Texas or not but being a Governor in our state is a whole lot different than being a governor in another state. Speaker of the House and the Lt. Governor really run the show.
Rick Perry just seems like Willard Romney with a Texas drawl.”
Please! Romney wouldn’t even last five minutes in Texas except maybe in Austin. I didn’t vote for Romney last time and would never vote for Rick as President but I would throw a rotten tomato at you for your comment if you were down here!!!
Perry used a semi-auto .380 from what I understand.
State Troopers disposed of the coyote.
He does carry for his own protection and the protection of those around him.
Still won't vote for the liberal guy though.
The worst I ever voted for was myself as a write in in 1976. I didn't win. :-P
I had worked for the Reagan campaign during the primaries and after he failed to get the nomination I just couldn't bring myself to vote for Ford.
I guess we can take you off double-secret probation now.
He was the designated (R).
What about Lazamataz’s extra special brownie recipe ?
Gosh, I thought I was being charitable! My first thought was that he was Charlie Crist with a Texas drawl.
Ricky doesn’t go bobbing for apples like the Orange Menace does.
Er...well...one time...at band camp..... I..
Yeah, he shot a coyote. But he still didn’t think it was important enough to make Texas gun laws significantly better than those in Illinois. No open carry, a difficult to obtain and expensive Concealed carry permit. Come to Texas and keep your guns! In a gun safe that is.
Too bad Texas under his leadership didn’t strive to have as good of gun laws as WI, VT, or DE. Yup. Joe Biteme’s state has better gun laws than Texas.
I’m completely unimpressed so far.
He ain't Crist. Crist never shot wildlife while jogging in the morning.
That said, I'm not voting for Perry for anything. Not secretary for the kindergarten reading circle at the library.
We fired Dewhurst.
His replacement promises to stop the legislative block in the Senate.
Blame where it's due.
It takes time to get rid of that crap.
I still remember LBJ doing his Austin run from his ranch.
Texas is getting better. Lots better.
No problem. I seem to have misplaced the flute.
Charlie Crist? That’s worse than gross.
Romney won Texas last general election.”
I know. Neither I nor my family voted for him then and we sure won’t vote for him in the future. By the time the Presidential primary gets around to Texas it’s generally all over anyway.
That's another thing that will have to change. This faggoty business of letting liberal states that never vote for a conservative choose the nominee has to stop.
And if it doesn't, then their liberal nominee has to lose at the general election.
They can fix that, or lose.
They can fix that, or lose.”
So, seriously, how do we get that changed?
They won't listen and they will laugh at us.
So we quit voting for the candidates that they select in the liberal early primary states.
Just don't vote for them in the general election.
It will take time, and it will suck in the mean time, but eventually, the idiots will figure out that running a liberal candidate picked in liberal northeastern states that never vote conservative.... those guys are going to lose in the general every single time.
But it will be slow. And people will hate you because you vote for principle over liberal expediency.
Nobody said it would be easy.
I’ve been voting for slightly more than 50 years now and while the faces at the top change periodically, the practices do not. Maybe when enough people have had enough crammed down their throat they will push for change. In the last election in Texas we were able to make some strides forward. Just wish that we would have had a good solid candidate to run against Cornyn that people could have gotten behind.
No, it won’t be easy, but as someone once said, “There ain’t no such a thing as a free lunch”.
Given my nature, I don't expect to see the outcome.
That's ok. My grandkids care.
We've got 6 years to remove Cornyn.
With respect, if Gov. Perry had made it an issue it would have had a much better chance of being law today, notwithstanding the views of your Lt Governor. The bully pulpit has some power, but obviously the governor had other priorities. Maybe there was a La Raza leadership breakfast he needed to attend?
Have you ever been to a precinct meeting? That is where it starts.
If you think the GOPe cares if their mod/lib RINO candidates get beat, you're wrong. Better to go down in defeat than to have a conservative candidate.
That's why the primaries are scheduled so that liberal states choose POTUS candidates.
It starts with the delegates, to conventions, chosen in precinct meetings.