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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1) Knock off the profanity
2) Lose the tagline, a lot of folks on FR don’t like that term used in that manner.
Palin is my first, second, and third choice for Republican nominee for President, but as long as she doesn’t announce, I’ve had to look at the other candidates.
I had been edging towards Perry until I saw his performance last night. Apart from the overt gaffes and controversial statements he did make, I thought he was just stunningly inarticulate.
I’ve always liked what Cain says (although sometimes I wonder about how he says it). But the rest of the field is so mediocre and uninspiring that they’re managing to make Newt (the guy who sat on the couch with Pelosi) look like a viable candidate.
I sat there watching the debate, thinking “this is the best the Republicans can do?”
Until and unless Palin throws her hat in the ring, the answer to that question, God help us, is “yes.”
I’d vote for any of them over Obama, but the only Republican out there I really *want* to vote for is Palin.
Newt and Romney did the best and made Perry look bad by comparison. Still, maybe Perry still has an outside chance. McCain also was awful in debates. But, IMHO, the cards were stacked for him to win the nomination to assure a Democrat would win.
Perry damn well knows he’s done. Between calling patriots heartless, and the revelation that he has refused to withdraw his pro-choice position from the 2002 gubnatorial campaign, what can he have left to run on?
We don’t need two Romneys, in fact we don’t need one.
Perry would guarantee an Obama win.
He has no issues on which to articulate differences with Obama.
They’re both Pr0-Choice.
They’re both pro illegal immigration
They’re both pro big government.
They’re both pro vaccination tyranny.
They both refuse to sign the national gun rights pledge.
Palin has a strong record as governor, while Perry has a very weak record as governor.
We need Palin’s strength, and determination to root out the big gov corruption that Perry seems complacent on.
>> “As Mark Steyn says he is sick of Perry using demorat talking points.” <<
Amen, and it was great hearing Mark call Perry out on his Pro-Choice position.
Who is Riehl? Are we supposed to care? Let me guess, he’s a *blogger*,
>> “Sarah Palin, so far, has failed to best Rick Perry in the all-important “Who has declared themselves a candidate” category.” <<
And that has proven to be a wise strategy.
She has allowed the RINO fools to hack themselves to pulp, while she is spick and span.
The doofuses need maybe another two weeks of self anhillation and the stage will be perfect for the real candidates to step up (in both parties).
>> “The Republic is in danger and you want the top candidates to drop out?” <<
They are not top candidates; they’re the candidates that the Mediots have pushed on us; CHAFF!
They both have soft liberal positions on all the traditional GOP issues.
HEAR HEAR !!! This is that one election that comes around every other generation where the Republican candidate is guaranteed to win. Knowing that, we should take advantage of it and nominate a true conservative. Let's not blow it by nominating a Rick Perry simply because he happens to be from Texas.
If you support another ACTUAL real candidate, fine.
All the candidates are putting themselves out there and all of them are a darn sight better than obama.
I’m just telling you that no matter who is the front-runner, no matter who is nominated, someone on FR will call that candidate a RINO establishment hack.
“Now is a time for leadership, not echos.”
It’s ALWAYS the ‘time for leadership’ and of course a strategy of ‘do nothing different’ is bad.
BUT, you have not stated (a) who would lead (b) what the leadership strategy is (C) what that ‘different’ thing IS. Without concreteness, you are spouting vapid contentless rhetoric.
I would argue that you have folks running NOW who can answer a, b and c. Herman Cain for one. If you have any better answer, lets hear it.
Unless and until you get SPECIFIC, you are just spouting platitudes of little usefulness.
“If people havent seen Undefeated on Pay per View will be at Walmart soon on DVD they shouldnt make comments about Palin.”
By that logic ....
If people havent read “Fed Up” they shouldnt make comments about Perry.
If people havent read “No Apologies” they shouldnt make comments about Romney.
The Fed didnt call anyones bluff.
The Fed has been derilict in their duty to protect the border. Case closed.
“just that the 999 plan has zero chance and isnt well thought out. Anyone earning less than 50k a year would take it in the shorts.”
Actually, it is very well thought it. It fixes the massive issues and problems of the FAIR tax while moving us more towards consumption taxes. the FAIR tax, to get progressive, required a massive rebate scheme that is ripe for all sorts of mischief. And the rate was too damned high to be viable.
The answer is to split the difference.
Since it replaces both the income AND FICA, your assumption about the under 50K crowd is incorrect. More precisely, govt dependents and people who get welfare will pay into the tax based via the consumption tax. They are the only ones. for the working class eliminating FICA balances out that cost.
That all said, the Dems would demagogue the low rate onthe rich anyway. We do need a fix, and this would make our economy hugely more competitive.
“a state that has less population than many of the counties I have lived in.” This is such a red herring. Like the population is somehow important.”
Duh, it IS important. It’s a measure of the complexity of issues that a leader has to deal with. grizzly bears dont cut it. Palin has dealt with TWO budget cycles in a state smaller in population than the county I live in, with a budget probably not much bigger than LA county.
“Alaska is a geographical marvel.”
Great, but irrelevent to Palin’s experience level.
If you dont think most folks will be unimpressed with that experience, quitting as gov after 2 years, well, check the polls.
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