Skip to comments.Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters
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...
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He’s got a steep hill to climb considering his performance in the last primaries.
La Raza Rickie? ROFL.
Glad that whole border thing is under control so he can have time to kiss the rears of those self-important idiots in Iowa.
Now that he wears glasses, maybe the stupid think he is less stupid.
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?
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.
The Dems like killing off our best candidates but they need not take the time....plenty of freepers taking them down.
>> 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.
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.
My vote goes to the union busting Scott Walker...
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.
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...
>> The purity crowd seems to think their “perfect” candidate can win
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...
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.
I wholeheartedly agree with your qualifications list. Well said.
Do you have a name for me?
“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.....
If Rick Perry is your definition of one of our best candidates then you've set your standards pretty low.
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