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Gingrich-Perry Pre-Convention Ticket in the Works
Fox News ^ | 3/11/12 | Carl Cameron

Posted on 03/11/2012 7:04:04 PM PDT by BCrago66

Sources close to the Gingrich campaign say preliminary "what-if" conversations are underway that could lead to a Gingrich-Perry ticket being announced prior to the Republican National Convention at the end of August.

Gingrich aides hope forming a predetermined ticket with Perry will unite the evangelical, Tea Party and very conservative voters that make up the core of the GOP.

As discussions got underway, two senior aides to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who dropped out of the race and endorsed Gingrich, had not heard of the potential ticket and seemed dismissive. One noted that in the past, Perry has likened the Vice Presidency to a bucket of warm spit. Still, Gov. Perry volunteered his services when he endorsed Gingrich in South Carolina, so he may be on board if it's little more than a joy ride in a trial balloon.

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It's a solid choice on the merits, in my opinion, and leaking it not only helps Gingrich in Alabama & Mississippi, but in Texas in a couple months. And while Perry isn't a spring chicken - he's a round 60, I think - he'll be young enough at 2020, after 8 years of service as Vice President, so run for President himself.

"[J}oy ride in a trial balloon," cool. Carl Cameron has a literary streak, not easy for a reporter on deadline.

1 posted on 03/11/2012 7:04:09 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66

Smart! I like it.


2 posted on 03/11/2012 7:04:59 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

ping.


3 posted on 03/11/2012 7:07:22 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: toddausauras

Sounds good to me, too.


4 posted on 03/11/2012 7:07:33 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Oynx

Bump


5 posted on 03/11/2012 7:08:27 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: BCrago66

Well, it looks like we’ll soon see all the Perry haters start in on Newt, now.


6 posted on 03/11/2012 7:09:02 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: toddausauras

The real question is which two teams (Team 2 is Mittens and Rue. Team 1 is Rick and Newt) will together have more than 1,144 delegates at the end of the primary/caucus season. If it’s Team 1 we have a conservative team. If it’s Team 1 was have two people with ideas almost as destructive of and dangerous to America as Team Obama.


7 posted on 03/11/2012 7:09:17 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: BCrago66

One says we are heartless to illegals, one says we are inhumane. Not sure this ticket would get a lot of support from those who want tougher immigration enforcement.


8 posted on 03/11/2012 7:09:35 PM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: BCrago66

Multiple grammatical & spelling errors. That always irritates me in others, so sorry about that.


9 posted on 03/11/2012 7:12:49 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: A. Morgan

Don’t believe it for a second. The other way maybe.


10 posted on 03/11/2012 7:13:38 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: BCrago66

I’m in!

Palin for energy department.


11 posted on 03/11/2012 7:15:46 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: BCrago66
Switch it to Perry/Gingrich and I would be overjoyed. Otherwise - no dice!

Perry is heads and shoulders the best choice in the original field - a crying shame he is out.

12 posted on 03/11/2012 7:16:19 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: BCrago66
This offers little to a conservative win. There are still two candidates splitting the conservative vote and the Massachusetts liberal will continue to pick up primary wins with way less than half the votes.
13 posted on 03/11/2012 7:16:45 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: BCrago66

I’d rather see Allen West debating Biden.


14 posted on 03/11/2012 7:18:43 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I agree...this might have worked right at the Florida primary time but now it’s nothing.

I think the *only* way to stop Romney is Santorum/Gingrich, or Gingrich/Santorum, with the former being much more likely.


15 posted on 03/11/2012 7:19:37 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: BCrago66

I can get behind that one.


16 posted on 03/11/2012 7:19:41 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: BCrago66

Gingrich is the most qualified man in the U.S. to be President. Kerry is the most successful governor in the U.S. This sounds like a winning ticket to me.


17 posted on 03/11/2012 7:20:05 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: BCrago66

Uhh, I’m not so sure this is a good idea. I love Newt, and I love Perry’s platform of eliminating federal agencies, but I fear that the perception of Perry’s mental acuity has plummeted so low that this would only serve to hurt Newt.


18 posted on 03/11/2012 7:23:07 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Yes indeed. Maybe even more destructive for conservative as Romney is dispiriting for the cause while at least Obama energizes conservatism.


19 posted on 03/11/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: gogogodzilla

Should we just go ahead and report abuse on them now?

@*%@!(_@+s.


20 posted on 03/11/2012 7:25:37 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Shierff Joe to replace Big Sis.


21 posted on 03/11/2012 7:26:15 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: BCrago66

Interesting.

At one time I didn’t think Perry would consider a veep position.

But now I wonder. He has a good job in Texas but I think he yearns to be a factor in national government. He has a lot of good ideas he wants to push.

Plus, he may be tired of being governor of Texas and not want to run again. It would be an unprecedented term as governor and people might vote him out, good as he’s been just to get someone new.

I think it would be a fabulous ticket. Not sure how much influence a veep pick would have for Newt now, but who the heck knows.


22 posted on 03/11/2012 7:26:49 PM PDT by altura
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To: BCrago66

I love it. Could not find a finer man than Rick Perry to run as vp. He ran an above board campaign and I hope to see him again in a major role ...Newt/Perry 2012


23 posted on 03/11/2012 7:27:37 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I share your concern, and think that Romney will likely get more delegates than Santorum or Gingrich. However, it also seems quite possible that Santorum + Gingrich will get in the neighborhood of 1,300 delegates, sufficient to deprive Romney of a 1,144 delegate majority.

Which means a contested convention.

Which means...I don’t know what happens after that, but Romney is by no means a lock in a convention in which a significant majority of delegates represent voters who pulled the lever against him.

(And that’s one argument against Gingrich-Perry. A Gingrich-Santorum or Santorum-Gingrich ticket might unite their respective factions at the convention, so as to prevail over Romney on a 2nd ballot.)


24 posted on 03/11/2012 7:27:42 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: icwhatudo

Two lies in one sentence doesn’t make either of them true.

Rick Perry wants to do something about the border.

Newt has some kind of convoluted plan about it.

But illegal immigration isn’t the big problem at the moment. It’s been building unabated for 40 years. Both Rick and Newt want to do something about it.

We have bigger fish to fry right now.


25 posted on 03/11/2012 7:30:09 PM PDT by altura
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To: BCrago66

Why not have, either, Herman Cain, Allen West, or a conservative woman as VP, instead? IMHO, I don’t see a ticket of Newt Gingrich/Rick Perry as getting enough of the total women’s vote and getting enough of the total votes from minorities to defeat Barack Obama this November, and Barack Obama must be defeated, please!


26 posted on 03/11/2012 7:32:14 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: BCrago66

I like it. Perry might keep Newt on track. And Newt has the gumption to push major changes (which we desperately need).


27 posted on 03/11/2012 7:34:45 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Signalman

You mean Perry, not Kerry. Um...Oops!


28 posted on 03/11/2012 7:35:09 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: BCrago66

I think this leak is currently intended to counteract all the talk of Newt dropping out-which talk is intended to deflate his turnout on Tuesday. If enough media pick it up, it might serve that purpose.

Perry and Gingrich camps issued this “denial” —

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Newt Gingrich’s spokesman on Sunday dismissed speculation about a potential Gingrich-Rick Perry ticket being announced before the Republican National Convention in August, saying the two camps have not discussed the idea “at any level.”

A report by Fox News cited “sources close to the Gingrich campaign” saying preliminary conversations about such a ticket have begun with the hopes that pairing the former Speaker of the House and the Texas governor might unite evangelical, tea party and other conservative voters.

But Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said no one in the campaign has reached out to Perry’s camp about a shared ticket.

“While there’s certainly a lot of people who are great admirers of Rick Perry on our campaign,” Hammond told CBS News/National Journal, “whether or not the campaign has gone as far as to reach out to Governor Perry about a possible VP ticket, any sort of talks along those lines would be premature — it would be something more appropriate for later on in the process.”

Catherine Frazier, a spokeswoman for Perry, also called the speculation “humbling but premature.”

The report came just two days before voters in Mississippi and Alabama head to the polls to vote in primaries that are vital to the continuation of Gingrich’s campaign. Perry dropped out of the race in January, throwing his support to the former speaker on the same day.

Gingrich frequently references his endorsement on the campaign trail, saying he expects to win Texas decisively with his help. But since dropping out, Perry has appeared with Gingrich only once on the campaign trail, when he attended a debate last month in Mesa, Ariz.


29 posted on 03/11/2012 7:35:21 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: elpadre
You are absolutely right. However blame the many fools on our side who have been so obsessed with the stupid debates and made them the most important qualifications for President when in reality debates mean absolutely nothing in term of being qualified for President. A President does not govern in 30 seconds sound bites and must not govern in 30 seconds sound bites and he does not have a stupid moderator ringing the bell for him if he does not make a decision in 30 seconds.
30 posted on 03/11/2012 7:35:21 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: BCrago66

Oh yea hee is what the average American who watches the 6 pm news will think - an old white guy and a crazy guy from Texas who was laughed off the stage. Come on folks these guys are not in the race. They are getting less than 10% in 90% of the races, why them? Oh and Perry jsut gave Apple 21,000,000 in tax breaks to EXPAND their existing facility in Texas - he is one tough guy on taxes.


31 posted on 03/11/2012 7:35:58 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

West maybe. But he doesn’t have as much national appeal. He does have the black thing going.

Not Herman Cain. Do we really want the wimmen stuff all over the stratosphere again?


32 posted on 03/11/2012 7:36:15 PM PDT by altura
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To: BCrago66

Yep, don’t ever elect a 40 something year old...they are too wrapped up up in themselves to ever look out for our country.


33 posted on 03/11/2012 7:37:18 PM PDT by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: BCrago66

Yep, don’t ever elect a 40 something year old...they are too wrapped up up in themselves to ever look out for our country.


34 posted on 03/11/2012 7:37:24 PM PDT by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: q_an_a

Perry is an extremely appealing candidate. Seeing his name in connection with this election revived an interest in me that’s been missing since he dropped out.

The people who like him (and there are a lot) REALLY like him.

The people who don’t are mostly uninformed or believe the MSM picture of him.


35 posted on 03/11/2012 7:38:41 PM PDT by altura
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To: gogogodzilla
There are Perry "critics", not "haters", and I'll speak for them ~ Perry would be a perfectly acceptable second to Newt.

That would give him sufficient time to get over a number of his very narrow Texas takes on things that simply aren't acceptable nationally.

We think illegals should be sent home and he wants to give them low cost college educations. With a real unemployment rate still hovering nearer 20% than 15%, there can be only one position on the illegals ~ OUT!

I'm sure he's willing to go along with that now.

36 posted on 03/11/2012 7:40:04 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: q_an_a

With the possible exception of North Dakota - which recently had something like the biggest oil find of the century - Texas is the greatest economic success story of the country. On Perry’s watch.


37 posted on 03/11/2012 7:41:24 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: altura
It does not hurt for the public to think of Republican men liking girls!

No more Craigs, no more Foleys, no more Mehlmans, no more......

The public simply won't vote for Republicans if they think we're palling around with a bunch of gays.

38 posted on 03/11/2012 7:42:06 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: icwhatudo

Newt was too clever by half, but he didn’t say we were inhumane ~ just that we wouldn’t adopt inhuman policies “but everybody has to get in line”.


39 posted on 03/11/2012 7:43:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

You still don’t understand the tuition issue.


40 posted on 03/11/2012 7:44:10 PM PDT by mylife
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To: icwhatudo

I share your obvious concerns.


41 posted on 03/11/2012 7:45:22 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Signalman

Hope that was just a crossed wire! No way anything KERRY is anything but shite!

As far as Newt/Perry, I’m in! Like and supported Perry. Now am a hard Newtbot.

Santorum is a nice guy, but if he’s the last defense for conservatives, Romney and nobama will Draw and Quarter him in public. Newt/Perry can keep Romney from stealing the show and will run nobama out of town.

My Best Wish List was Sarah, but she had the foresight to see how nasty Romney was going to be and laid low.


42 posted on 03/11/2012 7:46:19 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: True Grit
Then Sheriff Joe gets to lock up Big Sis.

Then Big Sis gets prosecuted and convicted ~ then Big Sis gets handed over to Sheriff Joe to lock up again in a really nice place (hahahahaha)

43 posted on 03/11/2012 7:46:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mylife
I provided the analysis that led Perry to say we were "heartless". Let me assure you I understand the tuition situation PERFECTLY. People without legal residence in the USA can get Texas' in-state tuition but people who've lived in the USA all their lives with family ties back to Queen Anne's War can't!

I put it perfectly, it's pro-Mexican and anti-American.

I'm sure Perri Caliente understands exactly what that means ~ it means, in fact, he ain't runnin' for President no mo!

44 posted on 03/11/2012 7:49:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jveritas

thanks - it’s nice to know someone on FR agrees with me.


45 posted on 03/11/2012 7:50:34 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: altura
But illegal immigration isn’t the big problem at the moment. We have bigger fish to fry right now.

Incredible...I heard the exact same thing from the party groupies/insiders when Bush ran the first time and again in 2004.

46 posted on 03/11/2012 7:53:37 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: altura
Perry is an extremely appealing candidate. Seeing his name in connection with this election revived an interest in me that’s been missing since he dropped out.

The people who like him (and there are a lot) REALLY like him.

The people who don’t are mostly uninformed or believe the MSM picture of him.

Altura,

I was in a waiting room a few evenings ago and was thumbing through the stacks of old magazines there. I came across a TIME magazine from Sept. 28, 2011 with Perry on the cover, article title was "The Rise of Rick Perry." I read the article with longing. Oh, how I wish Perry had stayed in and was at the top of the ticket. I'd be glad to see him on a ticket with Gingrich. He'd be someone I could vote FOR. There's so much that the media has portrayed unfavorably of him and he'd make a great leader. I'd love to see him as President but even VP would be wonderful on a ticket with Gingrich.

47 posted on 03/11/2012 7:55:55 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: BCrago66

I could go for it.


48 posted on 03/11/2012 7:58:52 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: BCrago66

YES


49 posted on 03/11/2012 7:59:03 PM PDT by garjog
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To: BCrago66

Off-topic, but those interested might want to follow this twitter feed:

http://twitter.com/#!/ppppolls

In about a 1/2 hour, Public Policy Polling will release fresh numbers for both Alabama & Mississippi, based on polling yesterday & today.


50 posted on 03/11/2012 8:00:23 PM PDT by BCrago66
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