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Why Rick Perry is the likely GOP nominee
Hot Air (Green Room) ^ | Sept 15, 2011 | Karl

Posted on 09/15/2011 10:47:04 AM PDT by AAABEST

After Monday’s debate in Florida, most people expected Rick Perry’s rapid rise to the top of the polls for Republican presidential candidates to slow or halt, having taken a beating over the Gardasil mandate and immigration. His attack on Social Security was supposed to scare off seniors. However, as RealClearPolitics reported last night, a new poll by Insider Advantage shows Perry grabbing a nine-point lead in the Sunshine State in a survey taken the next day…

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In the last 40 years, conservative dominance has been the way of the world in Republican presidential politics. The party has nominated some relatively moderate candidates, like Nixon, George Bush, and Bob Dole, but it was only after they had convinced enough Republican voters that they were sufficiently conservative.

In other words, a candidate aligned with the Northeastern, moderate wing of the party has not won a nomination since 1960, and there is no reason to expect that to change, barring some kind of once-in-a-century realignment of the two political parties. Northeastern Republicans are now junior partners in the party coalition. They cannot deliver their own states anymore, as the Democrats dominate them all except New Hampshire and Pennsylvania; meanwhile, conservatives in the Midwest, South, and West can deliver their states, and so they now basically run the show.

Which brings us to Mitt Romney, whose basic political problem is that he comes from the Northeastern wing of the party…

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KEYWORDS: captaingardasil; perry; rick; rino
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Tomorrow's cover of Time Magazine:

Perry takes the entire south, Iowa, and much of the west and midwest.

Buh-bye Willard.

1 posted on 09/15/2011 10:47:13 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: shield

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2 posted on 09/15/2011 10:48:27 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

spot on.


3 posted on 09/15/2011 10:48:55 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: AAABEST

The air seems a little mercky today for Rove’s RINO puppet.


4 posted on 09/15/2011 10:50:09 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

5 posted on 09/15/2011 10:51:14 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Diogenesis

Yes, Mittens is toast.


6 posted on 09/15/2011 10:53:56 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: AAABEST

That “5 O’Clock dark shadow” image reminds me of Time’s OJ cover photo.


7 posted on 09/15/2011 10:55:15 AM PDT by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: AAABEST

There have been posts on this website suggesting the general situation with Perry is that although when campaigning he might have the twang of a southern conservative, underneath all that beats the heart of an elitist RINO.


8 posted on 09/15/2011 10:56:57 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Governor Palin: "I'm not for sale." It's true. Watch The Undefeated.)
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To: AAABEST

People are desperate for the truth, and he’s telling it vis a vis Social Security.


9 posted on 09/15/2011 10:57:35 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: AAABEST

I think Perry has it in the bag as well, the structure of the primaries and all, but that is one unflattering picture of Rick Perry. Figures the rag would give him the unflattering light, while the Obamas’ pics are airbrushed.


10 posted on 09/15/2011 10:58:21 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: AAABEST
We'll see.

There is still an all-out assault on him from the left and from pockets of the right.

If his numbers today still look similar in a month, then yes he'll win it. If the attempt at demonizing him succeeds, then it will be Romney.

11 posted on 09/15/2011 11:03:25 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: comebacknewt

but but but he’s causing kids to become retarded!! /s :)


12 posted on 09/15/2011 11:04:37 AM PDT by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: reasonisfaith

>> There have been posts on this website suggesting the general situation with Perry bla bla bla

What kind of mealy-mouthed nonsense is that? There have been “posts on this website suggesting” all sorts of strange things.

So what? What’s your point?


13 posted on 09/15/2011 11:04:52 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: AAABEST

The MSM is at it again, trying to pick the loosing opponent for 0bama.

Just give me Sarah Palin...she can win it all.


14 posted on 09/15/2011 11:06:44 AM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: Baladas

These liberal rags always do this to Repubs. Try and make them look scary/old/weird/etc. I don’t know why they don’t demand approval of the images.


15 posted on 09/15/2011 11:07:02 AM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (It starts here! It starts now! Mr. President, game on!)
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To: AAABEST

ditto.


16 posted on 09/15/2011 11:07:42 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: comebacknewt
The bottom line here is despite his faltering debating style, Perry is still the candidate who appeals to the grass roots of the Republican Party. More to the point, Romney’s clear edge on the podium does not cancel out the fact conservatives neither like nor trust him. That may render his nomination ultimately impossible.

The coming weeks may provide sterner tests for Perry, and his lead may shrink in the coming months. But if Romney cannot make up some ground with conservatives and Tea Partiers, it may not matter how many debates he wins. As this poll demonstrates, the nomination is still Perry’s to lose.

17 posted on 09/15/2011 11:09:54 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Baladas

that’s funny, I sort of like it. He looks like the Marlboro Man.


18 posted on 09/15/2011 11:10:55 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Rick Perry 2012 !)
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To: AAABEST

Can someone ease my concerns about Perry. I mean, I really like the guy and will support him but...

1. He didn’t do to well in his first two debates. Will he/can he improve?

2. There’s no doubt that his views on SS, while accurate, will be used against him by the Rats. They’re going to pound him relentlessly with this. If he loses the senior vote over this, he’s in trouble.

3. I have concerns that many independents view him as extreme (not only on the SS issue but also on his religious views) and the Dems are going to take advantage of this, should Perry be our nominee.

I know this is not a popular view but right now, I think Romney would beat Obama. I’m not as confident Perry would.


19 posted on 09/15/2011 11:14:20 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I don’t think it’s unflattering. I think the pic makes him look manly.


20 posted on 09/15/2011 11:14:36 AM PDT by bethelgrad (Chaplain serving my beloved Marine Corps in Iraq)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

You like it? Too much of an extreme close-up for me, but it does portray a certain “ruggedness” that would bother some MSM wuss but go over well with normal people.


21 posted on 09/15/2011 11:14:53 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: TexasFreeper2009
that’s funny, I sort of like it. He looks like the Marlboro Man.


22 posted on 09/15/2011 11:17:36 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: bethelgrad

exactly, I’ve had it with Metrosexuals, let the real men run things again.


23 posted on 09/15/2011 11:19:40 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Rick Perry 2012 !)
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To: AAABEST

if he is going to be the nominee he is going to have to handle debates better than he did on Monday


24 posted on 09/15/2011 11:20:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AAABEST
Sarah Palin-Greg Rice '12?


25 posted on 09/15/2011 11:20:43 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

oops I mean Glen Rice...not so much into some sports


26 posted on 09/15/2011 11:22:05 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: bethelgrad

The picture was contrived to make him look old. Which it does.


27 posted on 09/15/2011 11:22:36 AM PDT by ngat
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To: raccoonradio

Who is greg rice?


28 posted on 09/15/2011 11:24:24 AM PDT by techworker
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To: Buckeye McFrog
if he is going to be the nominee he is going to have to handle debates better than he did on Monday

I tend to agree, but if the subsequent polls back up this Florida Times-Union showing Perry jumping ahead after the debate, he is in good standing.

He kept his cool against constant attacks, which I think helped him. I think maybe a lackluster performance was overshaddowed by Bachmann's asinine accusations that Perry "forced" girls to get shots, and insinuating that he's making children retarded.

29 posted on 09/15/2011 11:26:42 AM PDT by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: Diogenesis

Rick Perry appeals to the Clinton wing of the Republican party.


30 posted on 09/15/2011 11:27:22 AM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: ngat

The back story on the photo ur boy approved it....sheesh.

http://lightbox.time.com/2011/09/15/platon-on-perry-behind-the-scenes-of-the-cover-of-time/#1


31 posted on 09/15/2011 11:27:40 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: raccoonradio

So....Sarah at 24 is not allowed to date...hmmmmmm I wonder what good ole boy Perry was gettin at 24 would you like to find out?

Don’t worry we will....!


32 posted on 09/15/2011 11:28:56 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I agree. He looks kinda hot in that picture.


33 posted on 09/15/2011 11:34:12 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry or Palin/Rubio)
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To: reasonisfaith

Maybe you should report him to #attackwatch.


34 posted on 09/15/2011 11:34:53 AM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: winoneforthegipper

“ur boy approved it”

So he didn’t even realize the the photo made him look old?


35 posted on 09/15/2011 11:39:28 AM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

Personally I gagged while reading it....but hey it’s not my candidate....lol


36 posted on 09/15/2011 11:40:42 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
So....Sarah at 24 is not allowed to date..

The answer to your question is yes, at 24 she was allowed to date.

To prove my point; if the report is true, she was "dating" Todd at the same time the had the one-night "date" with the 6' 8" basketball player.

Therefore she must have been "allowed to date."

37 posted on 09/15/2011 11:41:13 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

Tell it to Giuliani, Thompson, and Huckabee who had all been featured in TIME by this time in 2007.


38 posted on 09/15/2011 11:41:41 AM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: famousdayandyear

I’ve got a better idea—maybe I’ll just wait for him to be a man.

And stand up against cronyism and corruption.


39 posted on 09/15/2011 11:42:43 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Governor Palin: "I'm not for sale." It's true. Watch The Undefeated.)
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To: AAABEST

We’re not supposed to believe the contemporary accounts of Perry’s actions, but are supposed to take the word of a convicted liar about Palin? I can see you are in full Perrygasm mode.


40 posted on 09/15/2011 11:43:36 AM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: raccoonradio

What does THAT have to do with the thread, RomneyBOT?


41 posted on 09/15/2011 11:46:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: AAABEST

Dude I told you this yesterday....it’s obvious you Perry people do not read...or research.

Given that you are only basing your trash on what you might of heard was in the book of a often proved slimeball...u post your thoughts as if they would have some sort of impact on me or are somehow oozing with insightful knowledge.

They are neither....perhaps the time you spend posting your crap you would actually read up on the subject that you are about to make a fool of yourself on when u do....it could only help!~


42 posted on 09/15/2011 11:47:27 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: AAABEST

You PerryBOTs and RomneyBOTs certainly are vicious racists.

Did Rove train you all? or was there some training from
Gore and the DNC, too?


43 posted on 09/15/2011 11:48:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: winoneforthegipper

I wouldn’t click on that link, but what I don’t get is why you seem to think he’s my candidate.

All I did was have the impression upon seeing the picture that he was looking pretty old, then thought of the possibility TIME was subtly starting that meme, because if he does win the nomination, he will be running against someone much younger, and with today’s youth culture and demographics, that could work against Perry in the general election like it did against McCain.

I would be interested in your opinion on that.


44 posted on 09/15/2011 11:48:50 AM PDT by ngat
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To: famousdayandyear

Believe me, I like a tough guy.

But there’s one kind of toughness that beats all others—having the cohones to do the right thing when you don’t feel like it.

I’ve made this same comment in personal conversations, when speaking to gang members with murder records. They always have no reply.


45 posted on 09/15/2011 11:49:00 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Governor Palin: "I'm not for sale." It's true. Watch The Undefeated.)
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To: AAABEST

Left this part out...

You can read Glen’s repsonse on the net now...perhaps you should go take a look.

Idiot


46 posted on 09/15/2011 11:49:11 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Perry was certainly a CONTENDER until his legion of
PerryBOTs have shown he is a RINO, by Gore.


47 posted on 09/15/2011 11:50:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: reasonisfaith

You might need to look into some of Palin’s appointments and see that she’s guilty of cronyism big time. Look up her BFF and beauty pageant cohort Kristan Cole.


48 posted on 09/15/2011 11:51:08 AM PDT by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: CajunConservative

Did that come out in any of the 23,000 Palin emails?


49 posted on 09/15/2011 11:55:53 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Governor Palin: "I'm not for sale." It's true. Watch The Undefeated.)
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To: Diogenesis

U are absolutely right.

When you compromise your beliefs just to support a candidate it’s no worse than that candidate compromising theirs.


50 posted on 09/15/2011 11:58:24 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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