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Perry's final days?
The Brainerd Dispatch / The Washington Post ^ | December 29, 2011

Posted on 12/29/2011 8:36:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is pretty much done for if he finishes too poorly in Iowa, where he has spent far and away the most of any candidate. Politico’s Mike Allen reports that “Rick Perry is the king of the airwaves,” having spent about $2.9 million on ads in December alone. His super PAC has spent an additional $1.3 million.

Yet in the CNN-Opinion Research poll released Wednesday, Perry is in fifth place in Iowa at 11 percent. In RealClearPolitics’ average of Iowa polls, Perry is in fourth, with 12 percent.

Perry’s days are numbered if he spends more than $4 million in ads alone in a rural state where Christian conservatives play a strong role, only to come in fourth or fifth. Unlike Rep. Ron Paul, who has a rabid fan base to keep him going, or Rick Santorum, who is on the upswing, it’s hard to see the rationale or the means by which Perry could keep going after such a disappointing result.

After his big entry into the race, Perry made a series of errors from which he’s never recovered...

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


TOPICS: Iowa; Campaign News; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2012; iowa; palin; perry; perry2012; ronpaul; teaparty
They'll go anywhere and do anything to insult Gov. Sarah Palin. Why is that?
1 posted on 12/29/2011 8:36:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve wondered if Perry would be able to make it out of Iowa. What kind of shape will his bank be after Iowa? If he doesn’t make it out of Iowa, where does his support go? Would he endorse? Who?


2 posted on 12/29/2011 8:43:37 PM PST by TBBT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Heartless


3 posted on 12/29/2011 8:47:13 PM PST by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!
Perry may not make it to the nomination, but it is folly to think he won’t make it out of Iowa!!! LOL

He is in till FLA at the least.


4 posted on 12/29/2011 8:48:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems to me they are beating up Perry, and rather unfairly.
They took a shot at Palin for giggles, that shows you who hates Perry.
The same folks that hated Palin.


5 posted on 12/29/2011 8:52:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the biggest political hit piece I have seen in a while.

Pure clap trap.

And you are shocked that they hit Sarah too?


6 posted on 12/29/2011 8:59:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TBBT

I feel for Perry. His debates have improved, I like his ads and also think he’s a good guy. I’d much rather see him getting the support instead of Mittens or RuPaul and have the “two person race” be between him and Newt.


7 posted on 12/29/2011 8:59:43 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a repeat of when FOX reported Fred was done after IA back in 2008.


8 posted on 12/29/2011 9:00:56 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: mylife

I looked up the article at WaPo. It’s authored by Jennifer Rubin, one of their supposedly “conservative” writers.


9 posted on 12/29/2011 9:01:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!!!


10 posted on 12/29/2011 9:02:31 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jeltz25

Fred wasn’t their annoited, neither is Rick. They will do whatever they need to do to get Milt the nomination, so that Barry can beat him like a rented mule.


11 posted on 12/29/2011 9:03:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pretty much.


12 posted on 12/29/2011 9:05:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTW, I was a FredHead, And I still believe he was what America needed last go around.


13 posted on 12/29/2011 9:06:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve never been a huge fan of Perry but never hated him. I just think he is a good exhibit for those who wonder why we have such long campaigns. He made all of his mistakes in prime time.


14 posted on 12/29/2011 9:07:06 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Is it really time to go?)
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To: mylife

As was I.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 9:07:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t like fast talkers. LoL


16 posted on 12/29/2011 9:11:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

to be fair, if he does finish 5th in IA, that doesn’t really augur well going forward. it may be harsh but it is what it is. 5th place in IA followed by dead last in NH would pretty much be the end, to quote Jim Morrison.


17 posted on 12/29/2011 9:11:50 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jennifer Rubin has no credibility with me. All she is, is a pimp for the RINO establishment. No one vote has been cast yet and they are trying to write off Perry. Just pure nonsense. That said GO NEWT!


18 posted on 12/29/2011 9:14:16 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I always expected Palin to endorse Perry AGAIN (as she did in 2010). It would have helped Perry tremendously.

But Sarah sadly had other plans. And Perry is now pretty much toast EVEN if she woke up and endorsed him this weekend..


19 posted on 12/29/2011 10:17:56 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, and Bachmann in the Cabinet!!)
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To: TBBT

I hope he does the RIGHT thing which is to endorse and raise funds for NEWT.


20 posted on 12/29/2011 10:22:13 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, and Bachmann in the Cabinet!!)
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To: TBBT

It’s never wise to under- estimate Perry’s ability as a great retail
campaigner. Reports from his bus tour in Iowa indicate that he is drawing overflow crowds who are responding enthusiastically to his message.

The Des Moines Register Poll will be out on Saturday night, and will be published in the Sunday edition.


21 posted on 12/29/2011 10:46:33 PM PST by baysider
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To: CainConservative

There are 3 reasons Sarah won’t endorse Perry:

1) he’s a crony capitalist

2) he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer

3) I can remember the third


22 posted on 12/29/2011 10:57:01 PM PST by teg_76
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To: CainConservative

There are 3 reasons Sarah won’t endorse Perry:

1) he’s a crony capitalist

2) he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer

3) I can’t remember the third


23 posted on 12/29/2011 10:57:18 PM PST by teg_76
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's probably similar to the source of their hate for Perry: core conservative values such as being pro-life and the specter of a "Western White House" that would be inconvenient for them.

From my WingRight.org blog:

a href="http://www.travelmath.com/cities-near/Paint+Creek,+TX" target="_blank">or 200 miles from Dallas

24 posted on 12/29/2011 10:57:37 PM PST by hocndoc (WingRight.org: Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Cut spending, now,now,now!)
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To: teg_76

And her endorsement in 2010 of Perry was insincere? Palin sure is a hard one to figure out, to say the least. But most politicians are.


25 posted on 12/29/2011 11:02:49 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, and Bachmann in the Cabinet!!)
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To: TBBT
Perry is in no way done after Iowa. He is currently taking to court the ballot issue in Virginia.

Santorum and Bachmann will be gone soon even if Santorum finishes well he has no money and never organized.

Perry has money and time. Things no one but Romney has. The worst thing conservatives who want an alternative to Romney could do is have Perry drop out.

Right now in Iowa it almost looks like a 6 way tie when you take into account the MOE. I also thing Ron Paul will do worse than everyone predicts.

26 posted on 12/30/2011 3:20:32 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: jeltz25
I expect Perry to finish last in NH to be honest.

Perry isn't traveling with Medal of Honor winners just for Iowa. It's for SC.

27 posted on 12/30/2011 3:24:15 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: CainConservative
There is a very good chance Newt will finish 5th as close as the race is. I wouldn't expect Newt to drop out over it and he has less than half the money and organization Perry has.
28 posted on 12/30/2011 3:25:46 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: mylife

On intrade he’s third in Florida.


29 posted on 12/30/2011 3:35:13 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: baysider

Looking forward to that. Time for some positive mo.


30 posted on 12/30/2011 3:38:14 AM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: mylife

You haven’t seen hate until you see what’s in store for the eventual nominee, whoever it might be.


31 posted on 12/30/2011 3:46:48 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They'll go anywhere and do anything to insult Gov. Sarah Palin. Why is that?

Maybe they don't like her.

32 posted on 12/30/2011 4:55:13 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pssst! Sarah isn’t runing!


33 posted on 12/30/2011 5:10:53 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: teg_76

Palin and Perry have more in common than you think. As for your #2, I recall the media questioning Palin’s intelligence as well. Neither of them went to ivy league schools. Both are from large energy states and believe in tapping our resources. Both are big 2nd Amendment advocates and both are pro life. I wish she would endorse him.


34 posted on 12/30/2011 5:24:19 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: mylife
BTW, I was a FredHead, And I still believe he was what America needed last go around.

I was for Fred too.

Turns out he wasn't what America needed.

Fred Thompson endorses National Popular Vote

35 posted on 12/30/2011 8:16:56 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: llandres
I like his ads and also think he’s a good guy. I’d much rather see him getting the support instead of Mittens or RuPaul and have the “two person race” be between him and Newt.

I suspect the rabid Palin supporters would rather have Mitt or RuPaul than Perry. They bear an irrational hate for him and I'm starting to see why.

I saw some idiot post yesterday that they thought Perry entered the race as part of the "Stop Sarah" campaign, for crying out loud.

36 posted on 12/30/2011 9:09:22 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: lonestar

You could almost say the same for Rick, huh?


37 posted on 12/30/2011 11:16:17 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As for as narow-minded people are concerned.


38 posted on 12/30/2011 2:53:38 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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