Skip to comments.Is Perry the One?
Posted on 06/10/2011 11:58:07 PM PDT by UniqueViews
"What Republicans need is a candidate who is unabashedly conservative across the board, a savvy campaigner who does not make stupid mistakes, someone with no skeletons anywhere, a proven government executive who would hit the ground running as president, and a candidate who could very quickly and almost bloodlessly win the Republican nomination.
Governor Perry is perfect for this mission. Consider the five criteria I listed. Is Perry conservative? He is a social and a fiscal conservative with a very long track record of walking the walk as well as talking the talk. In the fiscal area, think of Mitch Daniels or Chris Christie on steroids. Unlike members of Congress, who have stray votes which could offend conservatives, Rick Perry has no blemishes at all.
Moreover, Perry is aggressively conservative. On June 7, Perry called for a special legislative session to abolish sanctuary cities. On June 9, Perry asks fellow governors to join with him for a national day of prayer. His book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington takes on squarely the leftist mania for implementing national policies in areas properly the province of state governments. "
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Ask a few Texas conservatives what they think of Rick Perry.
Are those the same ones who thought GW Bush is not conservative enough?
Read today that the Bildabergers (sp) are pushing Perry. Perry’s former campaign manager just walked off of Newt’s campaign yesterday. Perry had said that he would not campaign without that guy (can’t recall his name). I guess he has his campaign manager now, he will run with the bilder’s money, and be the “establishment” candidate. I believe that if he runs, Sarah won’t run.
Dubya, a good man, wasn’t Conservative enough.
I heard today that Bush signed the law that requires 40% of the Nation’s corn yield go towards ethanol production. Conservative?
"On June 9, Perry asks fellow governors to join with him for a national day of prayer."
These do not count. Everyone acts like a conservative when there is an election approaching.
Simply- no. I will never vote for Perry. He’s only conservative while he’s campaigning. Cue Pete Townsend, “We Won’t Get Fooled Again.”
Perry has just recently been toughening up on illegal immigration, which is the single greatest threat to the US, and which was his great weakness. If the Bush-McCain-Obama open borders plan ever takes effect, the US as we have known it is over.
Sarah campaigned for Perry, what are you going to do, when she endorses him?
I’m with Windflier. Rick Perry is not Presidential material.
Is anyone living in the real world believe that the American people are going to put another Texan in the WH anytime soon?
Al Gore?! Not good.
I think Perry is a Romney in Texas. He’s only conservative because he’s in a conservative state.
He’s the stop Romney candidate. Romney’s weaknesses are emerging too quickly.
Those backroom GOP-E guys are running themselves silly.
Dr. Goodhair is the Stop Palin candidate.
Dude, nothing stops Palin. Barry gets a Carter.
Agree on that, would hurt Romney more than anybody else, minimal effect on true conservative voters, (Tea Party Sarah voters).
Everyone is a STOP SARAH.
She is just going about minding her business and letting the field fill up... and when she’s ready... BAM!
NO SHOCK BUT PLENTY OF AWE and she gets all of our money!
Hell yes I would vote for Perry, Rommney, Palin, even Ron Paul before I would continue to bitch about what is wrong with every candidate. The 100% owned liberal media will do its job for the beer summit king...do we really have to help them!
You may not like the terms weapon and battle I used, but stand back and look at the shape of our country right now.
It's probably the most important election in our history, if it goes wrong there'll be no coming back.
Hell no!. The last thing the GOP and America need is another Texas governor.
I don’t think so. Rick and Sarah are pretty close. They speak on a regular basis. Quite a few analysists believe that Rick won’t run if Sarah does.
Can Perry speak while Rove is drinking water?...Didn’t think so.
Exactly. No to Perry
Don’t forget she endorsed McCain too.
” I heard today that Bush signed the law that requires 40% of the Nations corn yield go towards ethanol production.”
and that needs to be removed
Stop Romney with another Romney?
Yikes...the article suggests that he pick Eric Cantor as his running mate...LOL!
Fear not...I don’t think Perry will get in unless Sarah decides not to run. I think they are pretty friendly. I didn’t like Perry very much years ago..but he has gotten better over the years imho. He came to some of the very first Tea Parties here in Texas when none of the other politicos would touch us with a ten foot pole...that impressed me. He was a good speaker and really fired up the crowd. That said....he doesn’t stand a chance of even winning Texas if Sarah jumps in. Texas is Palin Country!
I truly believe that God is in control and guiding Sarah and protecting her. The suspense is almost too much to bear though. I want her to run so bad it almost is too depressing to think of her deciding not to.
I’d like to see a Palin/West ticket myself....but Palin/Perry will do just fine too. Texas and Alaska are leading the way back towards fiscal sanity and state’s rights. Both have the highest employment rates in the country right now. They could make an unbeatable duo.
George Bush was not conservative enough. Moreover, he never stated the conservative message, which is even more important.
O.K. I am one. Considering all the other candidates and yet-to-be-announced candidates, my vote will definitely go to Perry. Yes, he has made mistakes (the backing of the land grab for his TTC idea, his intrusion into parental responsibilities with his mandatory injections of minors, his democrat supporting history, his overall stance on illegal immigration matters (as compared to Arizona and Alabama), etc do not make him anything but a politician. His overall history of being a conservative (Texas being the best job creator in America, strong backing of the 10th & 2nd Amendments, successful business man, good management of state spending priorities, etc) has put him at the top of my list. Texas is a weak Governor state and much of the state's success belongs to his Lt. Governor and the majority rule of Republicans in both the Senate and House. It has been Perry that has fostered this success and signed good, conservative bills into law. The replacement of Perry by Lt. Gov. Dewhurst would be a welcome replacement. Perry would be an excellent President (or even vice-president)in this life-long Texas voters opinion.
Perry has not been the best conservative in the world, immigration has been his Achilles heel, but overall he has done little harm, which is a big positive for any politician.
He’s mitt Romney’s brother from a different mother. Just keep him here in Texas , where he can pretend to be conservative
And just how much credit does Perry really deserve for that? To hear some talk, you'd think Perry was responsible for Spindletop and the fact that Texas has no state income tax.
The primary reasons for Texas' economic success precede Rick Perry by many decades.
“Read today that the Bildabergers (sp) are pushing Perry”
Did Perry speak at the conference?
That’s how you can tell who they are pushing, and who the MSM will get behind in the general election. It happened with Carter and with Clinton. Not sure about the Bushes or Obama.
In a word yes.
Discounting the sanctimonious selfrightousists black spots to zero, he is the Romney killer
his intrusion into parental responsibilities with his mandatory injections of minors,
I agree with everything you said except this was not a mandatory injection of a papaloma virus vaccine. Parents could opt out by not giving their permission.
They also said “Nixon’s the One,” but wasn’t Perry for McGovern?
>> Sarah campaigned for Perry, what are you going to do, when she endorses him? >>
I’m sorry, but I have to respond to shallow arguments like this one. Sarah endorsed Perry to retain a job he already had - the weakest constitutional governorship in the nation - over an awful inside the beltway hag who Sarah had a personal rift with. Besides, she and RP were fellow governors. That’s hardly worth bringing up in context of Sarah and Perry and the 2012 Presidential Race.
She also endorsed John McCain in 2010 for an office he already had. McCain and her had a relationship as you might remember. These are called courtesies, and nothing more should be read into them. These are not at all like the total unknown’s she endorsed and made viable simply by her endorsement.
Now, if she comes out and endorses Perry for President and does so strongly, that’s another thing altogether. But until then, the 2010 endorsement over Hutchinson is totally irrelevant.
>> On a side note, while Perry is not the perfect candidate, I sometimes wonder when true freepers are going to stop pointing out why each Republican is wrong for the job and get busy finding out who is right for the job. Because at some point we are going to have to start pointing out what the hell is WRONG with ODUMBO. Just saying...>>
Uh, maybe, um, because now is the PRIMARY SEASON -when we are SUPPOSED TO VET OUR OWN SIDE??? And maybe because Perry, with boots, a drawl, good hair, and being pro-life, has the ability to fool folks into thinking he’s a much better candidate than he is? So I don’t know, but MAYBE that’s why we’re having these discussions now? Just a wild theory on my part though.
(now, if Perry is the nominee and Freepers are having these discussions in late October 2012 — that’s another thing altogether....)
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