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Is Perry the One?
American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2011 | Bruce Walker

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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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; elections2012; perry; rickperry
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He sounds pretty good, and has a track record.
1 posted on 06/10/2011 11:58:09 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews

No.

Ask a few Texas conservatives what they think of Rick Perry.


2 posted on 06/11/2011 12:00:57 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Are those the same ones who thought GW Bush is not conservative enough?


3 posted on 06/11/2011 12:03:31 AM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: Windflier
I kind of see Perry as Bush III, that ain't going to be good enough for what we're fixing to go through.
4 posted on 06/11/2011 12:04:22 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Windflier

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.


5 posted on 06/11/2011 12:06:18 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: UniqueViews

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?


6 posted on 06/11/2011 12:08:08 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: UniqueViews
"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."

These do not count. Everyone acts like a conservative when there is an election approaching.

7 posted on 06/11/2011 12:12:05 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Windflier

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.”


8 posted on 06/11/2011 12:14:38 AM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick over 40)
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To: WVNan
Keep the faith! Watch this.



RUN SARAH, RUN! (click)

9 posted on 06/11/2011 12:14:44 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: UniqueViews

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.


10 posted on 06/11/2011 12:16:26 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: onyx

Sarah campaigned for Perry, what are you going to do, when she endorses him?


11 posted on 06/11/2011 12:17:57 AM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews; Windflier

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?


12 posted on 06/11/2011 12:19:05 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: UniqueViews
The article say that Perry "grew up a Democrat, won election as a Democrat, and Perry was even the State Chairman for Al Gore in 1988."

Al Gore?! Not good.

13 posted on 06/11/2011 12:21:22 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: UniqueViews
Not only NO! but H - E - DOUBLE HOCKY STICKS NO!. Just look up "Trans-Texas Corridor" for one good reason why. Also Texas Toll Roads.
14 posted on 06/11/2011 12:23:18 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: UniqueViews
You were on the same thread and posted right after me. I don't like to have to be repetitious.
15 posted on 06/11/2011 12:24:06 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: UniqueViews

I think Perry is a Romney in Texas. He’s only conservative because he’s in a conservative state.


16 posted on 06/11/2011 12:29:51 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: UniqueViews
NO!

uhh... No!

NO

17 posted on 06/11/2011 12:32:23 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Windflier; Al B.

He’s the stop Romney candidate. Romney’s weaknesses are emerging too quickly.

Those backroom GOP-E guys are running themselves silly.

GO SARAH!


18 posted on 06/11/2011 12:32:52 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Dr. Goodhair is the Stop Palin candidate.


19 posted on 06/11/2011 12:35:53 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: MestaMachine

Dude, nothing stops Palin. Barry gets a Carter.


20 posted on 06/11/2011 12:39:52 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: onyx
He’s the stop Romney candidate.

Agree on that, would hurt Romney more than anybody else, minimal effect on true conservative voters, (Tea Party Sarah voters).

21 posted on 06/11/2011 12:41:22 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant
The article say that Perry "grew up a Democrat, won election as a Democrat, and Perry was even the State Chairman for Al Gore in 1988."


22 posted on 06/11/2011 12:42:33 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: MestaMachine; The Cajun

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!

GO SARAH!


23 posted on 06/11/2011 12:46:24 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: UniqueViews
He gave us the DHS. That's BIG GOOBERMINT. Not conservatism.
24 posted on 06/11/2011 12:48:52 AM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: The Cajun
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...

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!

25 posted on 06/11/2011 12:49:52 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: JohnD9207
There ain't nothing wrong with trying to get the best weapon possible for the coming battle to save the country and it will be a battle before and after the election.
I believe Sarah Palin is the best weapon for the job.

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.

26 posted on 06/11/2011 1:10:35 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: UniqueViews
Is Perry the one?

Hell no!. The last thing the GOP and America need is another Texas governor.

27 posted on 06/11/2011 1:12:43 AM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: MestaMachine

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.


28 posted on 06/11/2011 1:16:53 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: UniqueViews

Can Perry speak while Rove is drinking water?...Didn’t think so.


29 posted on 06/11/2011 2:05:29 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: Windflier

Exactly. No to Perry


30 posted on 06/11/2011 2:10:17 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: UniqueViews
Perry did not call a special session to abolish sanctuary cities. The special session was called because the Democrats filibustered the budget. Perry just added sanctuary cities to the session because he knew it would look good on his resume and because he knew that the sanctuary cities bill being pushed by Texas Republicans doesn't have any teeth--it makes a statement but doesn't actually do anything.

Of course "makes a statement but doesn't actually do anything" pretty accurately sums up Perry's style of governing. He talks like a conservative but seldom backs up that talk with real action. He's a master of verbal slight-of-hand. He gets everybody talking about his sanctuary cities bill so that nobody's looking at the fact that he supported in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. He gets everybody talking about his day of prayer so that nobody's looking at the fact that he issued an executive order requiring sixth-grade girls to be inoculated against a sexually transmitted disease. He gets everybody talking about the fact that he said Texans might someday want to secede from the union so that nobody's looking at the fact that he folded like a cheap suit as soon as the TSA started talking tough about a Republican-backed "anti-groping" bill (which he now refuses to add to the special session). He gets everybody talking about how he (supposedly) shot a coyote (that nobody ever found) on an Austin jogging trail so that nobody notices that he let the Democrats (in a legislature that's 2/3 Republican) block a popular (supported by 90% of Republicans) gun rights bill (which he now refuses to add to the special session).

Perry is a moderate who wants to look conservative, as long as that's what the voters want to see. If and when he runs, he'll play an uber-conservative during the primaries and a moderate alternative to Barack Obama during the general election. And if elected, he'll be whatever the highest bidder wants him to be.
31 posted on 06/11/2011 2:24:34 AM PDT by jbwilson
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To: UniqueViews

Don’t forget she endorsed McCain too.


32 posted on 06/11/2011 2:27:14 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: UniqueViews
Let me help the media:

Sarah is the ONE, assholes


33 posted on 06/11/2011 2:30:34 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: Gene Eric

” I heard today that Bush signed the law that requires 40% of the Nation’s corn yield go towards ethanol production.”

and that needs to be removed


34 posted on 06/11/2011 2:35:45 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: onyx

Stop Romney with another Romney?


35 posted on 06/11/2011 2:38:36 AM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: onyx

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.


36 posted on 06/11/2011 3:17:50 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: UniqueViews

George Bush was not conservative enough. Moreover, he never stated the conservative message, which is even more important.


37 posted on 06/11/2011 3:59:13 AM PDT by Mason
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To: JohnD9207

BRAVO!


38 posted on 06/11/2011 4:03:37 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Windflier
Ask a few Texas conservatives what they think of Rick Perry.

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.

39 posted on 06/11/2011 4:07:00 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: Windflier
I am a Texas Conservative and I WOULD hold my nose and vote for Rick Perry; however, I can't say the same for Mitt Romney. If Romney is the GOP candidate, I will vote third party.

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.

40 posted on 06/11/2011 4:49:10 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: UniqueViews

He’s mitt Romney’s brother from a different mother. Just keep him here in Texas , where he can pretend to be conservative


41 posted on 06/11/2011 4:52:47 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: TexasRedeye
(Texas being the best job creator in America,

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.

42 posted on 06/11/2011 5:01:54 AM PDT by Will88
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To: The Cajun
I am not arguing about the terms its the fact that this election is so important that we need to focus on taking a dump on Obama, not on every republican who is trying to beat him. Like I said I would vote for Ron Paul before another term of obama and his commie buddies. The media is licking its chops over Palins e-mails right now. I wouldn't blame her if she didn't run when she will have her new baby attacked, her kids, her breasts, her family. Jeez it isn't that great of a job to begin with.
Perhaps a full frontal attack on the lame stream media who can't even focus on a sexual predator like Clinton and Tony Tiny Weiner for longer than a day or two. Fight dirt with dirt.
43 posted on 06/11/2011 5:01:58 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: WVNan

“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.


44 posted on 06/11/2011 5:03:52 AM PDT by webstersII
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To: UniqueViews

In a word yes.

Discounting the sanctimonious selfrightousists black spots to zero, he is the Romney killer


45 posted on 06/11/2011 5:04:55 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: TexasRedeye

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.


46 posted on 06/11/2011 5:10:45 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: UniqueViews
No, he's not.
47 posted on 06/11/2011 7:14:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: UniqueViews

They also said “Nixon’s the One,” but wasn’t Perry for McGovern?


48 posted on 06/11/2011 7:21:35 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: UniqueViews

>> 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.


49 posted on 06/11/2011 7:29:49 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: JohnD9207

>> 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....)


50 posted on 06/11/2011 7:33:40 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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