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Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters
Quad City Times ^ | 7/19/2014 | CATHERINE LUCEY

Posted on 07/19/2014 3:08:56 AM PDT by iowamark

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.

Perry, 64, hasn't said if he plans to run again in 2016. But he's clearly considering it and is meeting Saturday and Sunday with veterans and conservative activists in the northern Iowa communities of Algona and Clear Lake.

Perry has been raising funds for GOP candidates and seeking advice from political insiders since November. He is signaling he's committed to the grassroots politicking that Iowa's Republican faithful expect and that many felt he didn't prioritize when he ran two years ago...

Perry's last presidential campaign began with great promise but quickly faltered. He parachuted into the race relatively late, in August 2011, but quickly went from being a front-runner to an also-ran because of a series of gaffes and poor debate performances — most notably his "oops" moment, when he could only list two of the three federal agencies he said he would close if elected president.

Perry aides have said he simply wasn't prepared when he entered the last presidential race, which was already well underway. They blamed his poor debate showings on Perry's busy schedule — he was very busy wrapping up a Texas legislative session — and pain medication he was taking following recent back surgery.

After finishing fifth in the Iowa caucus and sixth in New Hampshire's primary, Perry quit the race...

Several other prominent Republicans are also testing Iowa's political waters, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who visited the state Thursday, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum...

(Excerpt) Read more at qctimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: amnesty; cronyism; gardasil; heartless; rickperry
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1 posted on 07/19/2014 3:08:56 AM PDT by iowamark
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http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/07/13/rick-perry-algona-clear-lake/12591483/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/potential-2016-gop-presidential-candidates-to-descend-on-iowa/


2 posted on 07/19/2014 3:12:24 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: iowamark

He’s got a steep hill to climb considering his performance in the last primaries.


3 posted on 07/19/2014 4:19:52 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: iowamark

La Raza Rickie? ROFL.


4 posted on 07/19/2014 4:23:26 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: iowamark

Glad that whole border thing is under control so he can have time to kiss the rears of those self-important idiots in Iowa.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 4:30:20 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: iowamark

Now that he wears glasses, maybe the stupid think he is less stupid.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 4:43:32 AM PDT by sakic
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To: iowamark

Not-a-chance, Perry! We have long memories. Did you seal the border areas yet? Are your agents still babysitting and catching diseases while you play candidate games?


7 posted on 07/19/2014 4:49:00 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: sakic; mickie; pax_et_bonum; flaglady47; Maine Mariner; seekthetruth
Those incredibly-bad-choice glasses completely overwhelm his otherwise good-looking face.

His eyes are almost completely obscured.....and voters like to read the eyes of a politician. Who's ever going to vote for a guy with no eyes?

The specs are almost cartoonish.

Leni

8 posted on 07/19/2014 4:53:24 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: iowamark

The Dems like killing off our best candidates but they need not take the time....plenty of freepers taking them down.


9 posted on 07/19/2014 4:58:42 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

>> The Dems like killing off our best candidates but they need not take the time....plenty of freepers taking them down.

Hear, hear. I pray FR doesn’t become the asinine circular firing squad it was in the runup to 2012.


10 posted on 07/19/2014 5:03:35 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: 3Fingas

His performance in Texas is questionable. Nice photo op confrontation, with the President joking, but Perry dead serious about the Texas invasion, but only talk and no action about calling up the national guard, etc.

Hope he would not be an all talk President. Still, he would be light years better than what we have.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 5:07:49 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: iowamark
I would have no problem voting for Perry, he's not my first choice...

My vote goes to the union busting Scott Walker...

12 posted on 07/19/2014 5:11:28 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MinuteGal

I’m sure those glasses are the result of a long heated discussion among Perry’s consultants. Probably the result of polling data showing Perry is not considered bright by a chunk of voters. I bet the argument pro and con would have been fascinating. Might still be going on.


13 posted on 07/19/2014 5:15:58 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Nervous Tick
Hear, hear. I pray FR doesn’t become the asinine circular firing squad it was in the runup to 2012.

Too late...

The purity crowd seems to think their "perfect" candidate can win over the majority of americans even republicans, many who vote on looks, charisma, gender, sexual identity, handouts and the candidate who have the best gibsmedat platform...

I'd take a incomplete conservative candidate with a couple of asterisks by their name...

14 posted on 07/19/2014 5:20:38 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

>> The purity crowd seems to think their “perfect” candidate can win

Who *is* that perfect candidate?


15 posted on 07/19/2014 5:22:24 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick
Who *is* that perfect candidate?

Well, that depends on what particular "sin" they are not guilty of...

In reality, there is no "perfect" candidate ...we should pick the best candidate who can beat any dem that is tossed at the country...

I know the "lesser of two evils" argument, but at the rate we are going downhill as a country...time is short...

16 posted on 07/19/2014 5:28:27 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Nervous Tick

Who *is* that perfect candidate?

One who looks to God Almighty for strength and guidance, boldly stands for righteousness and follows the original intent of the U.S. Constitution.


17 posted on 07/19/2014 5:30:55 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

I wholeheartedly agree with your qualifications list. Well said.

Do you have a name for me?


18 posted on 07/19/2014 5:32:58 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: stilloftyhenight

“Not-a-chance, Perry! We have long memories. Did you seal the border areas yet?.... Are your agents still babysitting and catching diseases while you play candidate games?...”

Amen to that....Can’t handle a crisis on his own border!!...I don’t understand how he doesn’t feel ashamed that he HAS let the invasion to continue through HIS state border...And he wants to be president?...Man the GOP continues to play the base like they are some kind brain dead....Have a 79 year old aunt who thinks Boehner is doing a good job and STILL sends them money when they call.....


19 posted on 07/19/2014 5:33:03 AM PDT by selfdefense
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To: Sacajaweau
The Dems like killing off our best candidates but they need not take the time....plenty of freepers taking them down.

If Rick Perry is your definition of one of our best candidates then you've set your standards pretty low.

20 posted on 07/19/2014 5:37:18 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Nervous Tick

Do you have a name for me?

Ted Cruz


21 posted on 07/19/2014 5:38:34 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: iowamark

Perry should be back in Texas dealing with the Childrens’ Invasion.

Otherwise, in the primary debates and on the campaign trail, he will get pummeled with questions about HIS failure to handle that situation. There is only so much blame he could put on the Obama Administration.


22 posted on 07/19/2014 5:50:57 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: stars & stripes forever

>> Ted Cruz

I agree, and IF he runs, I will not only vote for him, I will work hard for him in both the primary and the general.

IF he runs.

So far, however, he has not said he will run.

I’ll tell you what I *won’t* do, however. I won’t join a repeat of 2012 on Free Republic and be a “groupie” for a candidate that won’t announce her intentions and plays with the base right up until the very end; meanwhile, the groupie corps viciously destroys every other “impure” candidate.

That whole process was disgusting beyond words.

By the way, I do not expect Sen. Cruz to play that game. He’ll either run, and run effectively — I hope he chooses to — or he’ll carefully consider his options and EXPLICITLY decline to run. IOW Ted Cruz will NOT “palinize” us in 2016.

FRegards


23 posted on 07/19/2014 5:52:34 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I hope he chooses to...

Ted Cruz got my vote when he courageously stood for hours in Congress and told the American people the truth about ObamaCare.(without notes) EVERYTHING he said proved true.

He’s the closest to Ronald Reagan we’ll ever get -


24 posted on 07/19/2014 5:58:54 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Jesus! Only if Jesus runs will I vote!


25 posted on 07/19/2014 6:07:42 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Free Vulcan

:-)


26 posted on 07/19/2014 6:08:46 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: TomGuy

“Perry should be back in Texas dealing with the Childrens’ Invasion.”

Yup.


27 posted on 07/19/2014 6:08:58 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: stars & stripes forever

Another foreign born, junior Senator with a Harvard law degree?

No thanks.


28 posted on 07/19/2014 6:10:31 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: iowamark

A snowball’s chance in hell.


29 posted on 07/19/2014 6:11:57 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: Popman
The purity crowd

Before I ever settle on 'who', I look at 'what' and 'when' in their history.

For example, in 2008, half of this board jumped on the Fred Thompson bandwagon even before he announced his run. I did a quick Google search and found that Thompson was little more than McCain-lite. Thompson not only endorsed Campaign Finance Reform while he was Senator, he also headed the committee that wrote it. It was originally labled Thompson-McCain-Feingold.

If a candidate has a moderate history, he/she may claim all the conservatism they want, but they are still moderates. Compassionate conservatism fooled many of us once. Look at how many on Capitol Hill ran as conservatives and serve(d) as GOP-elite moderates.

It is more than purity. If you vote for the same, don't expect a different result. If you can't determine what they stand for, changes are they don't stand for anything.

For decades, we have been given the lesser of 2 evils from the two major political parties. That is not a pretty history and has brought us to the current state of the Nation.

Again in 2016, my state GOP primary is late in the primary season. As with 2008 and 2012, the party nominee will probably be determined weeks before my state primary. That makes it generally irrelevant to jump on any of the early bandwagons. Look back at 2012 -- so-called GOP frontrunners were crashing every few weeks. During that primary season there were about 6 different frontrunners. The nominee was the GOP-elite selectee and he was never a frontrunner.


30 posted on 07/19/2014 6:22:24 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Nervous Tick

I agree with everything you said. I just wish Texas voted earlier in the primary, it is always decided and over by the time we vote.


31 posted on 07/19/2014 6:23:13 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: VRWC For Truth
Tell ahole Rick Perry to go home and call up the Natl Guard. This jerk is a do nothing. Only out for himself. Texans! Start rallying and march to Rick's house and demand he call out the Natl Guard. NO excuses from Rick! Mark Levin had a idea yesterday on his show. If Rick claims he doesn't have the money to pay the Natl Guard, have someone present a bill to appropriate x amount of dollars to pay for the Guard! As Mark Levin said, PERRY MUST DO SOMETHING,
instead of courting voters in Iowa.

C’mon Texas, nail this guy and demand he do the right thing.

32 posted on 07/19/2014 6:28:36 AM PDT by itssme
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To: TomGuy
Before I ever settle on 'who', I look at 'what' and 'when' in their history.

I've already looked and made my decision based on history...

Scott Walker...

I'd skip the primary in my state unless a Tea Party candidate is running...my vote in a primary will be meaningless anyway since the dems play dirty politics and switch side to skew the results...

If Walker doesn't run...there are several candidates who I would endorse...

If it winds up being Romney, Christie or Bush...I'd be watching reruns election day...

33 posted on 07/19/2014 6:30:07 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

Every time, during an election cycle, I see “no one is perfect but ...”, I know a propaganda post follows.

NO BODY IS ASKING FOR PERFECTION!

Many are questioning whether there is a better, more conservative, stronger candidate.

In the early 2012 GOP primary election cycle with nearly a dozen wannabes, I asked “Is this the best the GOP can offer?” Apparently, it was, and at the end result was disastrous — another term for Obama.


34 posted on 07/19/2014 6:31:36 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: stars & stripes forever

You are so right. Ted Cruz Is the closest to Ronald Reagan that we will ever get.


35 posted on 07/19/2014 6:31:54 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Ditter

>> I just wish Texas voted earlier in the primary

You and me, both.

In 2012, due to the legal shenanigans, our primary vote counted for absolutely NOTHING.

Not clear to me why the ethanol RINOs in Iowa and the total liberal losers in NH are where a constitutional candidate has to go to get traction. It shouldn’t be that way, and we shouldn’t put up with it. Texas is a powerhouse that dwarfs the value and productivity of both of those RINO enclaves put together!


36 posted on 07/19/2014 6:33:13 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: 3Fingas

I will say one thing for him, he’s the only one out there looking and acting presidential at the moment. Border crisis and he’s there. If something doesn’t start happening, that could work in his favor ... or it could keep him away from campaigning.


37 posted on 07/19/2014 6:48:16 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The glasses are a huge mistake. Better to have gotten those half reading glasses - something that at his age he probably needs. Those large Clark Kent glasses look fake.


38 posted on 07/19/2014 6:51:03 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Nervous Tick

I couldn’t agree with you more. Texas should lead the way not the states that currently demand sucking up to. I’m going to refuse to pay attention to any of these caucuses and early primaries - they don’t even select the candidates that go on to become the nominees.


39 posted on 07/19/2014 6:53:08 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

You may be right….either way….i’m sure it was a consultant driven political decision to wear them. GOP consultants often are wrong.


40 posted on 07/19/2014 7:16:21 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Nervous Tick

I didn’t vote in the 2012 primary because their was no point, the decision was already made by other states. Very disappointing. I don’t know why all of the states cannot vote on the same day. Has anyone suggested that?


41 posted on 07/19/2014 7:23:23 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: samtheman

Wake up...Those “kids” are under the protection of the Federal Government. Not a damn thing Perry can do to stop the Feds.


42 posted on 07/19/2014 7:37:54 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: iowamark

Perry needs to be on the Texas border...and not courting voters there either


43 posted on 07/19/2014 7:47:21 AM PDT by stanne
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To: South40

La Raza Rick ping.


44 posted on 07/19/2014 7:50:03 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TomGuy

So who did you back in 2008?

(I am sorry that Fred Thompson and Ronald Reagan were just too moderate for you.)


45 posted on 07/19/2014 7:51:05 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Sacajaweau
Not a damn thing Perry can do to stop the Feds.

BS. That is the lamest excuse since "Its Bush's fault".

46 posted on 07/19/2014 7:52:28 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Ditter

You cut down on voter fraud if you have everyone voting on the same day.


47 posted on 07/19/2014 8:14:22 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Nervous Tick
I pray FR doesn’t become the asinine circular firing squad it was in the runup to 2012.

Better pray REALLY hard.....

:-)

48 posted on 07/19/2014 8:17:24 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Ditter

It’s suggested all the time.

What it would do is eliminate every potential candidate without tens of millions of dollars already bankrolled before the contest really starts. Think there’s a TEA Party-type that’s going to get that kind of money against a Romney or Bush?


49 posted on 07/19/2014 8:19:53 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: iowamark

Sorry, but Thompson was not the reincarnation of Reagan.

Too many on this board ‘projected’ what they wanted Thompson to be, not what he actually was.

==


50 posted on 07/19/2014 8:35:54 AM PDT by TomGuy
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