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Why Debra Medina's Candidacy For Texas Governor Should Be Nationalized
Nolan Chart ^ | January 24, 2010 | Phil Pepin

Posted on 01/24/2010 3:20:43 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

So far there are no signs that true reform is taking place in the GOP. The people in control of the party during the worst two consecutive election cycle defeats in GOP history are still in control of the leadership nationally. This is why a Debra Medina victory is a tremendous opportunity to return to the original constitutionally limited government given us by the founders. The obvious question is why is it that important for Medina to win? The answer is because Texas is that important. Texas is the flagship state of the Republican Party. The Texas GOP is the biggest in the Nation.

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1 posted on 01/24/2010 3:20:43 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: SwinneySwitch; TexasBuckeye; bamahead; rabscuttle385; Extremely Extreme Extremist; ...

We need more Republicans who have a Libertarian perspective and Deboarh Medina fills that bill. If I lived in Texas, I’d vote for her. The other two choices are a RINO Senator and a Big Government Conservative Governor.

If Medina were to win this, it could be the beginning of a rise of Constitutionalists in friendly territory.


2 posted on 01/24/2010 3:24:20 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

i live in texas and will vote for perry .


3 posted on 01/24/2010 3:26:05 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: gibtx2

Rick Perry has been Governor for 10 years now....why does he need to serve another term?


4 posted on 01/24/2010 3:28:19 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

why not .. 3 billion rainey day fund , conservative... Shelley jackson lee is a better use of my time..


5 posted on 01/24/2010 3:34:42 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: gibtx2

I’m voting for Medina. I don’t trust Perry because of that land grab issue he pushed for his super highway.


6 posted on 01/24/2010 3:34:55 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

wasted vote but ok ..


7 posted on 01/24/2010 3:36:20 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: Pantera; TWfromTEXAS; BoringGuy; Richard Kimball; girlscout; omegabea; Warrior_Queen; erkyl; ...
Ping

Freepmail me or ping me from the original thread to get on/off the 2010 Texas Governor's Race ping list.

8 posted on 01/24/2010 3:37:10 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Because he is the least bad candidate.

We don’t need an open borders candidate like Medina .

Not even if she claims a sudden “come to Jesus”.


9 posted on 01/24/2010 3:38:59 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: dandiegirl

Then kay might win!!!!!!


10 posted on 01/24/2010 3:39:20 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Clintonfatigued

This guy makes a lot of sense and bears repeating at the end:

“The benefits of a Medina victory would go beyond those issues I’ve mentioned.The psychological benefits of encouraging frustrated small government conservatives would have a ripple effect across the country.

This is why I advocate the nationalization of Debra Medina’s candidacy. Scott Brown received massive amounts of money from out of state. The two establishment candidates in Texas have a combined total of about 24 million dollars in their war chest. Medina depends on small contributions from grassroots support and can’t compete with big corporate donors. She can if grassroots efforts are expanded nationally.

Debra Medina has made amazing gains with limited funding and no statewide recognition prior to the first debate. The second debate Jan 29th will very likely give her another big bump in the polls and put her in a legitimate three way race. She is no longer an impossible long shot.

Most of the press around Texas has praised her debate performance and acknowledged her elevated status. This is a window of opportunity that rarely presents itself and we as patriots must spread the word.”


11 posted on 01/24/2010 3:40:44 PM PST by omegabea
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Medina might be ok if we knew more about her and if she had experience. Sure, she sounds good, but she’s and unknown and unproven. I only know of her from FR. I haven’t seen a single tv commercial with her so the general public doesn’t even know she’s running. Heck, even that Paki shampoo salesman wanting to give thousands of jobs to illegals has had on commercials (non-speaking commercials as Texan might no welcome his accent). Perhaps she’d be a front runner the next time if she were to hold an elected office between now and then.


12 posted on 01/24/2010 3:42:20 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: bgill
I only know of her from FR.

I know enough of Perry's and KBH's records to vote for Medina in the primary.

13 posted on 01/24/2010 3:44:31 PM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: tallyhoe
Then kay might win!!!!!!

The argument to end all arguments. I'm voting Perry, KBH's only viable opposition. Anything to keep her outta the capitol. After that, get her outta the senate.

14 posted on 01/24/2010 3:46:37 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Medina is a Ron Paulite, not a normal libertarian-conservative.

Medina also has no chance at getting as much as 25% in the primary, so every vote that conservatives cast for Medina makes it likelier that Perry will get below 50% and the RINO Hutchison gets a second bite at the apple in a run-off.


15 posted on 01/24/2010 3:55:09 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: omegabea

The second debate Jan 29th will very likely give her another big bump in the polls and put her in a legitimate three way race. She is no longer an impossible long shot.


If she got all the undecideds she would still have only 24% or so thus still in 3rd place. Medina will probably do well in the debate and win the online polls because of the Paul factor but she’ll come in 3rd in the primary. Maybe with some seasoning and exposure she’ll improve her standing across the state.


16 posted on 01/24/2010 3:56:58 PM PST by deport (37 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: MrEdd

Have you heard Medina discuss the border issue?

I have never heard her advocate “open borders,” but plans to add military to stop illegals coming through and she is adament about no amnesty. She also is against Texan’s tax dollars paying for medical services to illegals and plans to do something about the entire border problem.

In fact I hope you listen to her in the debate on Jan. 29th. For those who can’t hear it we can post the transcript here so others can be properly informed.

I’m just saying, there is no better time to get true grassroots candidates elected to replace career politicans so let’s scrutinize our choices.


17 posted on 01/24/2010 3:57:06 PM PST by omegabea
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To: Clintonfatigued
I live in Texas and Rick Perry will win reelection and should. Medina could be a up and comer but doesn't have much support. Kay Baily should not be in the race, I don't understand why her polling is encouraging her.
18 posted on 01/24/2010 4:04:47 PM PST by wild74
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To: deport

Deport, how can you possibly know what percentage Medina would get? Look how fast Independents AND Democrats switched to Scott Brown. Voters want long-serving politicans OUT and that certainly describes Perry.

I think most Republicans share the new mentality across the nation that I experienced in D.C. and that was a unified, “Vote ‘em all out.”

Our loyalty is to our country, the good ol’ U.S.A. and not politcial parties.


19 posted on 01/24/2010 4:05:49 PM PST by omegabea
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To: Clintonfatigued

No worries, we will be there in force when the RNC votes on a new Chairman, and they will look at us with the same disdain the Democrats had for the people who showed up for the Town Halls.

Tough tookies

The position of RNC is too important to be left to country clubbers to fill.


20 posted on 01/24/2010 4:07:47 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: wild74

I just hope there’s a good Lt. Governor when Perry finally pulls a Blago.


21 posted on 01/24/2010 4:11:55 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: wild74

Got an inside track, do you? That’s what the Coakley supporters thought a month before the Senator lost her seat.

If THAT race could be turned on its head, why in the world can’t a long seated governor in Texas lose his race?

Btw, if you don’t mind my asking, are you working to relect Perry or just sharing your opinion?


22 posted on 01/24/2010 4:12:44 PM PST by omegabea
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To: wild74

I don’t understand why her polling is encouraging her.


It may not be encouraging her that much but never forget Perry doesn’t exactly win by decisive numbers when confronted with a hotly contested race. Two examples:

1998 race for LtGov, Perry won over Sharp by 68,000 votes when GW Bush won the Governorship by over 1.4 million votes. In 2006 in a wide open race he won with 39% of the vote. If he gets into a runoff he may be retired back to Paint Creek and the farm.


23 posted on 01/24/2010 4:12:54 PM PST by deport (37 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: MrEdd

Where in the world do you get she’s an “open border” candidate? She’s the only one that’s gone around to the border counties asking the local law enforcement what they need to stop border crossing. You think “Hair Perry” with his Trans TX Corridor open borders is a better solution? Keep your head in the sand and don’t vote then since you might as well be voting for Obama to be Gov of TX.


24 posted on 01/24/2010 4:13:48 PM PST by Mac n Jac (www.vetsfightingms.org)
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To: omegabea

According the last Russmussen poll Medina was at 12% with some 12% undecided. I don’t see her getting into Perry’s/Hutchison’s numbers that much. JMO and we’ll know for sure in 37 days.


25 posted on 01/24/2010 4:16:12 PM PST by deport (37 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: dandiegirl

I’m all for a north/south superhighway from mexico to canada.
Hwy 83 running from Brownsville to Manitoba would be perfect,imo. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_83_map.png


26 posted on 01/24/2010 4:28:12 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: Clintonfatigued

Medina is interviewing for a job as a very high level executive.

Please list her credentials. Does she have an MBA? What previous experience does she have as a CEO? In what condition were the companies she has headed when she started and when she left? Has she ever had to forgo her own salary to make payroll at her own business?

Also keep in mind she is applying to replace an existing executive that has a track record so we really need to hear about her and not badmouthing of anyone else.

Finally all Medina supporters are “references” on her resume so it would do them well not to piss off the interviewers as many on FR have already done so far. One has been banned for telling FReepers that they were too stupid to understand Ron Paul. Good job there!


27 posted on 01/24/2010 4:34:30 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: deport

That sounds like the poll that was taken right after her debate when she had no exposure by the media and was completely off the radar screen of Texas voters.

Since then she has been featured in some media coverage and I also notice her donations have gone from almost nothing to around 400 grand, bless her heart.

So....I think we will all be surprised at her next poll numbers after the debate. Texans may decided to emulate Mass. and “beat the machine.”


28 posted on 01/24/2010 4:47:10 PM PST by omegabea
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To: omegabea

I haven’t seen the lastest funding numbers but I knew she had gotten upwards of $200,000 the last I saw/heard. Turmoil is out there amongst the voters no doubt but I just don’t see the Perry/Hutchison supporters abandoning ship in that large of numbers. Heck Paul the well know Libertarian in all his years here in Texas managed less than 5% or around 66,000 votes in the GOP Presidential Primary in 08.

If turnout skyrockets then who knows what will happen and I think that would help Medina and hurt Perry the most. If it stays under or around 700,000 voters I think she’ll come in 3rd. jmo which is very unscientific for sure.


29 posted on 01/24/2010 4:56:40 PM PST by deport (37 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: deport
I agree he has had some tight races, a third party conservative candident will make it close if that comes about
30 posted on 01/24/2010 5:00:52 PM PST by wild74
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To: bgill

She has a web site and you can see videos of her on You tube...I don’t have to voet in your state but she didn’t seem to impress me...just the opposite. But I guess the idea has been to support those with conservative values and she does fit that bill.

I don’t know anymore..I don’t like the idea of people without any political experience beginning to run just because they are conservative and go to Tea Parties. medina’s a nurse and I could see no expeerience in poloitics to speak of.

I just think we need to be careful...these times are not the norm in our nation and I don’t want another group of unexperianced dunderheads running our gov. like Bo’s ...just because they like politics is no reason to become a canidate..


31 posted on 01/24/2010 5:01:09 PM PST by caww
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To: Eaker

Medina is definitely what we need right now. In talking to people from all over Texas who assumed just a few weeks ago that they’d be voting for Perry or KBH I’ve met many who - once they heard about Debra Medina and looked into her - became immediate converts. Given this tea party environment we’re now living in it’s entirely feasible over the next six weeks for Debra to steal 10% more of both the current lukewarm Perry supporters and the current lukewarm KBH supporters and make it into the runoff.

And for those of you who are concerned that if you vote for Medina it will “throw” the election to the other candidate that’s silly. You vote for the most conservative candidate in the March primary... and then if she doesn’t finish in the top 2 you get your chance to vote for Perry or KBH in the runoff anyway.

In many ways Medina beating the RINOs Rick Perry and Kay Baily Hutchinson in the Texas Republican Primary would be an even more important development than was Doug Hoffman’s near victory in New York or Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts. While Brown’s victory is important for tactical reasons in the short term... what is much more important in the long run is that the Republican Party be transformed away from the big-government conservatism it has embraced since (at least) the 1950s in favor of small-government constitutionalism... so that when we (the GOP) finally do win back control of a significant majority of the statehouses and maybe even the White House and the US Congress... we actually have people in place dedicated to restoring true fidelity to the United States Constitution, re-establishing the proper balance of power between the federal government and the states as defined by Article I, Section VIII of the Constitution and the 10th Amendment, and rolling back the last century worth of socialism and progressivism that has nearly brought the United States to ruin.


32 posted on 01/24/2010 5:08:06 PM PST by beanshirts (Vote Medina for Life, Liberty, and Property in Texas: http://www.medinafortexas.com/)
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To: deport

I’m the enternal optomist for sure, but I also believe our thoughts and words have power and so I will not shrink from endorsing/voting my choice.

I only ask that voters make informed and fearless choices, trusting that this is the time to take a united stand. We are a year out of unprecedented government take-overs and debt so there is no viable comparision to past voting patterns or percentages.

All information on all candidates should be shared here, but I hope everyone understands in the current climate that we no longer have to vote for the least undesirable candidate, imho, of course.


33 posted on 01/24/2010 5:13:05 PM PST by omegabea
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To: beanshirts

Wow, beanshirts. Well said! You’ve explained why we need not fear voting for Medina AND the significance of her winning the governor’s seat.

I will try to find more informatin on the size and type of her business experience...I’m thinking it is a medical equipment business, but not sure.

Let’s post everything we can find out about her and hopefully generate some funds so she can maybe get a few ads together before the primary in March. She added the “money bomb” to her site that was so sucessful for Scott Brown and it’s reading around $400,000 right now. Can that buy an ad? Doubt it, but I think money will keep coming in and the next debate should provide another boost.


34 posted on 01/24/2010 5:23:26 PM PST by omegabea
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To: beanshirts

You didn’t even address much less answer a single question that I posed. You mentioned Scott Brown; is he running for Governor of Texas too? Scott Brown doesn’t have a thing to do with Medina’s qualifications or lack of. Why not simply list her qualifications that prove she would be an effective CEO of Texas?

Does she even have any?

I have seen no historical proof that she is a conservative. What people have done means something. Obama has proven that words are all but meaningless.

Has anyone ever won the Heisman Trophy because of what they said?


35 posted on 01/24/2010 5:25:43 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: upsdriver

I like the idea, I just don’t think taking land from people is right. I think it’s just un-American. Maybe I’m just old fashioned, but I would not like it if my property were in the way.


36 posted on 01/24/2010 5:30:05 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: gibtx2

I know it’s a wasted vote, but I’m tired of career politicians running everything.


37 posted on 01/24/2010 5:31:07 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

I saw this on another site:

Barrack Obama is to socialized healthcare as Rick Perry is to the trans Texas corridor


38 posted on 01/24/2010 5:39:32 PM PST by farmguy
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To: Clintonfatigued

The reason for the push on medina is to split the conservative vote and get the Rino KBH through the primary.

Wont work.

The GOP will pull stupid games to get the Rino installed. Perry has talked to much about going against the fedgov and the big government rino’s wont let that go unchallenged...

We need to start attacking KBH and not let up until its over. Everything is fair game, personal and professional.


39 posted on 01/24/2010 5:46:40 PM PST by myself6
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To: farmguy

I don’t like Perry.


40 posted on 01/24/2010 5:52:52 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl
Maybe I’m just old fashioned,

Eminent Domain has been settled law for thousands of years. You are more "old fashioned" than that?

I think Kelo is unconstitutional though.

41 posted on 01/24/2010 5:56:31 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: omegabea

I’m the enternal optomist for sure, but I also believe our thoughts and words have power and so I will not shrink from endorsing/voting my choice.


You should always vote your choice. That is what I freedom is about. Take care and as I said we’ll know the outcome for sure in 37 days.


42 posted on 01/24/2010 6:08:30 PM PST by deport (37 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: myself6

Texas has a runoff, doesn’t it?


43 posted on 01/24/2010 6:09:53 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Texas has a runoff, doesn’t it?


In the primary, yes.


44 posted on 01/24/2010 6:14:35 PM PST by deport (37 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: bgill

AMEN! We already have someone in the White House who is a great speech giver but unexperienced. We sure don’t need one in Texas. And IMO if she wins, Bill White is the next Governor of Texas and I’m moving out!


45 posted on 01/24/2010 6:22:42 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: dandiegirl

I just read an article that will appear in the Feb. Texas Monthly and did not realize that Perry is a former Democrat congressman who turned Republican when the state started going that way. I’ll try to find it again and post the URL as I’m not sure how to search before posting articles.


46 posted on 01/24/2010 6:23:41 PM PST by omegabea
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To: dandiegirl

Okay, I still had it open so here it is, entitled, Right Place, Right Time and it calls Perry a former Democrat state legislature.

http://www.texasmonthly.com/preview/2010-02-01/feature


47 posted on 01/24/2010 6:27:22 PM PST by omegabea
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To: omegabea; dandiegirl
Perry is a former Democrat congressman who turned Republican

Not the first to do this. There is another one that comes to mind.

Hmmmmm ......... who could it be ...........?

48 posted on 01/24/2010 6:32:05 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

They do...

=)

However... I still smell shenanigans... ;^)


49 posted on 01/24/2010 7:25:11 PM PST by myself6
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To: Eaker

Perry wasn’t just a democrat he worked for Al Gore. And you’re allusion to Reagan just shows you know nothing about the man (either one). Perry is just an opportunistic jerk that will say whatever he thinks the public wants to hear. RR ran on his beliefs and stuck to them.

Medina doesn’t have any experience. No experience being a bought and paid for politician like “Hair” Perry and KBH.


50 posted on 01/24/2010 7:26:43 PM PST by Mac n Jac (www.vetsfightingms.org)
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