Skip to comments.Riehl: Is Rick Perry Done?
Posted on 09/23/2011 9:16:39 AM PDT by RobaWho
Everyone here in Palinville who looks forward to good hard competition will be relieved to know that Gov. Rick Perry was NOT drunk at last nights debate, all appearances to the contrary. Its just that before taking the stage he inexplicably chose to receive a Gardasil shot, one of whose known side effects is mental slowness.
I heard about the whole pre-debate immunization from Michele Bachmanns Twitter.I could be wrong on that. Its just the information I received.
But enough about my opinion of Perrys debate performance, lets hear Dan Riehls
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Here we have one of the best chances to win and we have candidates, who are crap ! We are all thinking Sarah Palin will be a great candidate !When people are so nervous about economy, will they trust a 2.5 yrs governor? Will she articulate policies in the debate? In the last few yrs since 2008, I wish she articulated her policies and challenged herself by going to one or two main stream media. I know, they will try to screw her but c’mon, she has to face them someday! This election can be easily won if we have a candidate who has nice executive experience or few yrs under their belt ! We got nice candidates for 2016(like Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan, Marco rubio) but this time, get a feeling of 1996 all over again !
Romney is lying about Soc Sec and did not honestly address that issue in the debates. It is a ponzi scheme. Romney backed down when asked if he thought Obama was a socialist...unlike Newt who flat out said zero is a socialist. ObamaRama care would kill what is left of this nation..Romney was pro choice? now he is pro life...he still says he was right on Masscare..and you do know that he hired illegals to work on his property? ooops ...they must be in Mass too and yes, they get care at the ER’s there..I liked Newt/Cain/Perry the best ...you can have Mitt, Michelle, Huntsman (greenie) and the rest
Well that was a tiny point of my post — and I certainly don’t disagree that one could infer that - I mistook your post for a more direct quote of what he said. Sorry for the crossed wires.
Not that it matters, the comment was bad enough as is.
I think you may be giving Perry and his advisors / coaches / advisors too much credit for smoothing out a journey to hell. Sounded more like pure clumsiness to me. He really fades late in these things.
Either way, he is paying a price for it.
I am not falling for anything or anyone. Simply pointing out that even Romney is intelligent enough to NOT directly attack the people whose votes’ he is going to need in a few short months.
I don’t know who I am going to support in these primaries but I sure as hell know who I am NOT going to support.
Interesting that you were defending Perry even after his first abysmal debate performance, you know, the first one wherein he called us 'racists'.
Perry is no conservative; welcome to reality.
There are issues where Perry is conservative and he has a good economy in Texas. But you cannot spend your face-time in debates attacking the electorate like that.
I’m keeping the current tagline for a while.
Yeah. He really stepped in it last night. Big time. I hate making predictions long before the first vote is cast but I seriously cannot see nominating a candidate that has that big of a problem with a large portion of the base.
...nor does it engender sympathy for their particular candidate.
I think it does the opposite, and that's been said time and time again by a whole lot of folks. That's what is so weird about it. Why would someone intentionally adopt a tone that they know alienates the exact people they are trying to persuade? Is it because "I'm right and you're wrong" matters more than their preferred candidate actually winning? Or maybe it's just that they're agents provocateur whose true mission is to alienate her potential support.
Heh -- could be fun to respond to them with that theme for a bit....
If Perry can't handle responding to Mittens or the others throwing barbs at him now, how would he handle Putin, the Chi-Coms, the Crazy North Koreans, or the nut job in Iran? Or, could he handle them? Then add in the enemy within, the hostile MSM.It was bad enough with Dubya mangling the English language but Perry's barely coherent in front of a crowd. Barry O'DUmmie *will* eat him alive in the POTUS debates if he's our guy.
an aside: Before ex-mayor Richie Daley first ran for public office he went to a Speech Coach to get rid of his 'Bridgeport accent' (that accent was typ for a lot of us on the SW side of Chi). Perry should have done that too. But it's a bit late now for that.
You may be right on the long term — BTW I enjoyed the conversation.
That's been my position all along. You'd be surprised how many Perry supporters' heads explode when they demand that I tell them who I support but I don't.
I've found Perry's position on ILLEGAL aliens completely unacceptable from day one. That he went before live television cameras and called us racists didn't help his cause but it did support my argument that he advocates for and panders to ILLEGALS.
One thing she’s got over Reagan is that she didn’t marry Nancy Davis.
“That he went before live television cameras and called us racists.....”
Completely tuirned me off of him. He might as well have worn a ripped t-shirt saying “I don’t want your vote you racist.”
As do I and in that order. I think any of the three could defeat Barry.
I enjoyed it as well, good day.
We've been called racists by the left for not supporting Obama. Now we're being called racists by Perry for not 'having a heart' when it comes to spending scarce tax dollars on ILLEGAL aliens.
I, and others have been working hard at FR to expose Perry for the fraud that he is but we could never have done it as well as he did last night.
I have been wondering for a while now - exactly WHAT is Palin going to do if she wins? That is assuming that she even bothers to enter the race.
I hear a lot of here’s what’s wrong, but I don’t hear any here’s what I’m going to do about it.
“We need to” is as empty a suit as “hope and change”.
Did you, by chance, happen to use reason, research, wisdom or common sense to think this “Quitter” issue through?
How exactly was a non-millionaire, chief family breadwinner, one married to a union oil field worker and Mom with 5 children, supposed to personally pay out millions (she didn’t have) in legal fees to defend herself against 17 (and counting) frivolous, George Soros inspired lawsuits (of which none ultimately prevailed), and effectively serve the interests of her state? By AK constitutional statute, and ONLY because of the strongest ethics reform laws of any state in the nation (ones that SHE ushered into law during his first year in office), not one single tax payer dollar could be used to pay any legal fees arising from these spurious, endless, politically motivated law suits.
Gov. Palin took the path of honor and valour, putting the needs and best interests of her state and family, foremost. She had few resources other than her work ethic to fall back on, no guaranteed job waiting awaiting her, yet she willingly took the selfless path in order to advance and protect the interests of the people she most cared for.
Perhaps, if she had George Soros type crony crooks supporting her, she could have operated like Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Are you suggesting Bill Clinton took the correct approach by not resigning, clinging to power, dragging our entire nation & the world through vile partisanship and gridlock, while lying though his teeth in order to retain his office at any cost, using the media as useful idiots to fight his battles for him, all the while turning the office of Presidency into a punch line for comedians?
The governing, moral principle you choose to ignore is this: Gov. Palin had truth and honor on her side, yet she took the selfless, honorable path and put the best interests of her state’s citizens, employees and families, first.
Bill (and Hillary) Clinton, had only lies and deceit on his side, yet he took the low path of character assassination by use of ruthless, pit-bull lawyers to preserve his lust for political power - and the hell with decency, honor or respect for his family, our nation or the prestige of the Presidency - he cared only for what was in his personal best interest.
Adversity doesn’t destroy one’s character, it reveals it.
Governor Palin retains the moral strength, courage, honor and high respect we hold for her today in part because she resigned, not in spite of it.
Thank you, Governor Palin. We proudly stand ready to help you restore our great nation to that “shining city on a hill’ we long for.