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Rick Perry Eyes Late August Campaign Launch
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 25, 2011 | Erin McPike and Scott Conroy

Posted on 07/25/2011 3:25:25 AM PDT by Clairity

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is all but certain to launch a presidential campaign and is nearing an announcement set for the second half of August, according to sources familiar with his political team's planning.

For months, Republican activists, donors, elected officials, and even voters have dithered about their choices in the 2012 presidential primary contest.

But they may have their man in Rick Perry, a telegenic and booming political presence who boasts executive experience as the nation's longest serving governor, as well as a healthy level of support from the tea party faithful.

Two new national polls released on Friday showed Perry in a statistical tie for first place with the front-running Romney.

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To: RINOs suck

Does it matter if it’s 12 or 30 million? May as well cede the southwest back to Mexico if they’re given a path to citizenship.

Perry’s taking money from plenty of pro-amnesty lobbyists and donors. What do you think they expect in return for all that money - a thank you card?


41 posted on 07/26/2011 2:55:56 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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May as well cede the southwest back to Mexico if they’re given a path to citizenship.

Let me know when Perry suggests something like that. Until then, I have no reason to believe he would offer them amnesty if elected.

If he is in bed with illegals, why did he just push legislation to stop sanctuary cities in Texas?

42 posted on 07/26/2011 5:18:39 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: CowboyJay
May as well cede the southwest back to Mexico if they’re given a path to citizenship.

Let me know when Perry suggests something like that. Until then, I have no reason to believe he would offer them amnesty if elected.

If he is in bed with illegals, why did he just push legislation to stop sanctuary cities in Texas?

43 posted on 07/26/2011 5:18:58 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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"If he is in bed with illegals, why did he just push legislation to stop sanctuary cities in Texas?"

He didn't until everyone raised hell about it, and he didn't exactly push it.

None of the RINOs publicly admit to favoring amnesty, but they all do. That's the problem with Perry. His actions don't match his rhetoric.

Everybody knows Perry's basically in favor of unlimited immigration, and will probably push a path to citizenship if he gets in. He has a long history on the issue, and it's not good. He threatened to use veto power if anything like AZ1070 (which actually works) came across his desk. He also has a long list of donors and supporters who are militant open-borders and pro-amnesty. If there's one thing Perry's consistent about - it's doing what his donors pay him to do.
44 posted on 07/26/2011 8:09:13 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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He didn't until everyone raised hell about it, and he didn't exactly push it.

He pushed AFTER he got reelected and before he started thinking about running for President. So, I don't see any reason to believe his actions weren't sincere.

45 posted on 07/27/2011 8:06:49 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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