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Before Hiatus, Perry Bus Tour Gains Traction
The Texas Tribune ^ | 22nd December 2011 | Ben Philpott

Posted on 12/23/2011 8:32:25 AM PST by shield

Today is the last day of Gov. Rick Perry's pre-Christmas Iowa bus tour. Perry will return Friday to Texas for a brief Christmas break, then it's back to campaigning.

The Perry campaign has called the bus tour a chance for Iowans to give the Texas governor a second look. As the tour progressed, Perry refined his message and appeared to excite crowds, and by Wednesday afternoon he had assumed the role of a political outsider, which he used at each campaign stop.

“We need someone who will walk in who has the discipline, who has the courage to break up that old system — an outsider," Perry told a crowd in Muscatine. "And I want to make this pact with you as I wrap up. I’ll have your back in Washington, D.C., for the next four years. God bless you and thank you for coming out here today."

Bob Wise came from Iowa City to hear Perry in Muscatine. He says he came to the event undecided but left a Perry supporter.

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1 posted on 12/23/2011 8:32:38 AM PST by shield
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2 posted on 12/23/2011 8:35:53 AM PST 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: shield

3 posted on 12/23/2011 8:41:42 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: shield

If he gets less than 10%, he’s probably toast but remember that Iowans often choose somebody who doesn’t win the nomination. Remember Howard Dean?

What Perry needs is enough support to stay credible and then to outlast enough others to become the sensible alternative to Newt, Mitt and Paul, all of whom I consider unfit for the office.


4 posted on 12/23/2011 8:47:34 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: shield

LOL! How has Perry “gained Traction”?

Throwing gravel under the wheels of his campaign bus is only thing that will give the tour bus “traction”.

Perry’s poll numbers are still just as stagnant as ever. In fact he has gone down, down, down. And now stuck at 6.6% and his progress or decline is measured in “tenths” of a percent.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/republican_presidential_nomination-1452.html


5 posted on 12/23/2011 8:48:54 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

HA Push Polls aren’t telling the real deal out there. Besides, when a person receives a poll call and they push the button for Perry and at the end of the call it says thanks for voting for Newt Gingrich then we know his numbers are awful and it’s Perry Americans will be actually voting for.


6 posted on 12/23/2011 8:56:55 AM PST 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: PSYCHO-FREEP

Merry Christmas, Psycho.

Condolences about Newt.


7 posted on 12/23/2011 8:58:08 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: shield
I think Pubs are starting to realize that Perry is the best conservative running. I don't put a lot of weight in IA or NH. It will be SC & FL where he really breaks out. It seems the lack of organization and the need to be controversial is starting to hurt Newt. Paul is surging, but when Pubs realize what abandoning the world will do he will fade quickly. Perry has been consistent throughout the process and he is solid on the issues.

I think Perry will end up in the top 4 in IA and after IA Santorum and Bachmann will drop out.

8 posted on 12/23/2011 9:04:04 AM PST by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I agree that Perry’s polling, at least in your link, seems mired in the 6 range. But whereas you are gleeful about it, I’m sorry to see it. Perry’s had a great run as TX governor in terms of job creation. If he were more conservative on illegals-already-here and hadn’t been mushmouthed in a couple of early debates, things might have been very different.

Good thing for you that Newt’s own polling numbers are skyrocketing, eh? Oh, wait, I’ve got them upside down ...


9 posted on 12/23/2011 9:09:29 AM PST by pogo101
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To: wmfights

Nice analysis, sounds spot on to me.


10 posted on 12/23/2011 9:10:28 AM PST 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: PSYCHO-FREEP

Don’t count him down and out. All those Newt and Paul supporters will be looking for a viable candidate soon enough.


11 posted on 12/23/2011 9:12:48 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: wmfights

I hope so. We’ll know pretty soon. I agree that Iowa’s not that important in itself but would give Perry a good publicity boost to score well there.


12 posted on 12/23/2011 9:15:45 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: pogo101

Giving Perry credit for a state that is a natural hub for industry, it is mostly credited to their conservative legislature. Most of those job based industries or policies were never written by Perry. Perry and his rather foolish following are quick to give credit where it is not due.

Perry did not make Texas what it is. TEXAS made Texas what it is.


13 posted on 12/23/2011 9:17:58 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Gov.Perry is the only conservative out there, trash him at your, and my, peril.


14 posted on 12/23/2011 9:18:04 AM PST by muddler (Chaos is coming.)
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To: wmfights

I hope so. We’ll know pretty soon. I agree that Iowa’s not that important in itself but would give Perry a good publicity boost to score well there.


15 posted on 12/23/2011 9:20:36 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

‘rather foolish following.’

Nice from a Newt guy.


16 posted on 12/23/2011 9:21:37 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: altura

Us Texans are not for Perry, can’t see how any other state would be behind him.


17 posted on 12/23/2011 9:23:30 AM PST by JFC
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I have no doubt that Newt or Mitt could have messed it up.


18 posted on 12/23/2011 9:30:38 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: JFC

This Texan is for Perry, and I can’t wait to hear the big “OOPS” from Fox for underestimating his strength in Iowa on January 3 !


19 posted on 12/23/2011 9:40:12 AM PST by baysider
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To: jospehm20

That is just stupid. Texas survived Ann Richards for goodness sake. The state is unbreakable.


20 posted on 12/23/2011 9:46:23 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: baysider

Iowa will have zero effect on the final results, regardless of the winner.


21 posted on 12/23/2011 9:47:42 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yeah, well, Texas survived Ann Richards when the economy was good and there weren’t the problems there have been in the last ten years.

It took George Dubya Bush to get Ann outta there. The Bush bashers around here ought to at least be grateful to him for that.

His own mother didn’t think he could unseat the white haired witch.


22 posted on 12/23/2011 9:58:03 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: JFC

Whatcha mean, US, white man.


23 posted on 12/23/2011 9:59:08 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You have to admit, the Perry supporters here, are the loyal blind.......All ten of them!


24 posted on 12/23/2011 10:02:49 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: altura

[Merry Christmas, Psycho.

Condolences about Newt.]

LOL! Merry Christmas to you, and thanks! Newt is doing just fine. But if I were you, Newt is the last of your worries.


25 posted on 12/23/2011 10:05:18 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

No, I’m not worried about Newt. He’s my second choice but reaching the top and then starting a big slide is not usually a good thing.

I’d rather have Newt than Romney, but why settle for Newt when we can have Perry?


26 posted on 12/23/2011 10:08:17 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: shield

Many quietly wait...Merry Christmas Shield!


27 posted on 12/23/2011 10:11:26 AM PST by World'sGoneInsane (Make America Great Again--Perry 2012)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
You have to admit, the Perry supporters here, are the loyal blind.......All ten of them!

Since we are such an insignificant number, why don't you go harass someone else. Or better yet, find good things to say about your candidate.

28 posted on 12/23/2011 10:17:49 AM PST by World'sGoneInsane (Make America Great Again--Perry 2012)
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To: World'sGoneInsane

Well, you certainly are, And I most enthusiastically do.

But more so, I am statistically correct;

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/republican_presidential_nomination-1452.html


29 posted on 12/23/2011 10:23:00 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: shield

BURLINGTON, IA. — Rick Perry paused the routine stump speech he’s developed during his 44-stop bus tour of the state in Burlington on Thursday to honor a deceased Iowan and Navy SEAL.

During a string of slams on the federal government that have become common for Perry, the Texas governor praised the military. Then Perry paused, pulling up one of his sleeves to reveal a bracelet that reads: KIA 8-6-11 Remember J.T.

Perry, who had not mentioned the bracelet during his speech before, seemed to struggle for his words:

“I wear a — I wear a little band, matter of fact one of your Iowans, who was killed on the sixth day of August this last year, who was one of those Navy SEALS that went down in a helicopter, Jon Tumilson, to remind me about my duty to make sure those young men and women have the support they need as they serve on active duty.”

Tumilson, a Rockford native, was one of 30 Americans killed last summer under attack from enemy forces in Afghanistan. His death became well-known after moving images of his dog lying on the floor near Tumilson’s coffin went viral.

Perry met with Tumilson’s parents when they rode on his bus for a stretch last Sunday in Charles City, a moment that was not publicized. That’s when he received the bracelet, Perry’s campaign said.

http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/12/22/perry-talks-about-iowa-seal-during-burlington-speech/


30 posted on 12/23/2011 10:30:36 AM PST by baysider
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I’m not saying TX’s success is all Perry. But it’s ridculous foolish to say that his long run as Lt.Gov. and Gov. had NOTHING to do with it and/or is irrelevant. Perry overwhelmingly (if not entirely) pursued pro-business policies in his span in office. You are just desperate to tear down anyone who isn’t your beloved Newt. It would be nice if FReepers didn’t feel the need to attack an obviously conservative, successful governor because he’s not their particular cup of acid. (You’ll notice I’m not going to tear down Newt, even though I have huge problems with him.)


31 posted on 12/23/2011 10:48:05 AM PST by pogo101
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To: shield

VIDEO:

http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/12/23/rick-perrys-holiday-ad-in-iowa-president-of-honor/

The 60-second spot, entitled “President of Honor,” will appear on broadcast and cable stations throughout the Christmas holiday, campaign aides said this morning.


32 posted on 12/23/2011 10:56:15 AM PST by baysider
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

They certainly are a “committed” bunch. I’ll give them that.


33 posted on 12/23/2011 11:00:23 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: altura

Not surprising. GW’s mom always liked Jeb best. :)


34 posted on 12/23/2011 11:04:49 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Sorry, nothing is unbreakable. I think saying Texas is unbreakable is stupid. The right people can break anything and do it quickly. 3 years ago people thought the USA was so unbreakable that electing a super-majority of Rats in congress and a rat president wouldn’t hurt the country. Look at all the damage they have done in 3 short years. Think what you want but I think that Romneycare, Newt Gingrich style cap and trade or a host of other initiatives both of these jokers have supported in the recent past would have gone a long way towards breaking Texas.


35 posted on 12/23/2011 12:03:23 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: shield

Merry Christmas to all!


36 posted on 12/23/2011 12:29:34 PM PST by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: pogo101

Those national poll numbers don’t mean anything at this stage. Right now, the only thing that matters is where Perry is in Iowa, and you can bet your drawers that number is far north of single digits and growing.


37 posted on 12/23/2011 3:52:33 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: shield; seekthetruth; lahargis; World'sGoneInsane; Kit cat

I like Rick Perry and I like what Bob Wise said about Perry:

“He’s human, puts his pants on one leg at a time,” Wise said. “He’s not Washington, he’s Texas. And he talks the truth, he talks it straight. So if the American people will wake up and listen to that, rather than all the promises that we’ve been getting politically and not had fulfilled, then why not?”


38 posted on 12/23/2011 4:24:56 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: altura

I am with Governor Perry too. The more I hear him talk about our troops I know he would be fully dedicated to supporting our military.

I have heard enough flip flopping from Romney and Newt, and although I like Rick Santorum he needs more time to get better known. I will certainly fote for whomever wins the nomination but I hope it is Rick Perry.


39 posted on 12/23/2011 6:59:15 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who STANDS with Our Military! Rick Perry 2012!)
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To: JFC

Some of us Texans are for Perry.


40 posted on 12/23/2011 7:17:18 PM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our jobs and energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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To: baysider
"This Texan is for Perry, and I can’t wait to hear the big “OOPS” from Fox for underestimating his strength in Iowa on January 3 !"

Yes, I cannot wait for FOX News and their candidate, Romney, to get out of the way.
41 posted on 12/23/2011 7:19:50 PM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our jobs and energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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