Skip to comments.Gingrich-Perry Pre-Convention Ticket in the Works
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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Perry for VP would be good in terms of winning Texas for Newt in the Primes.
Also off-topic but what ever happened to the sweetheart of Free Republic - CONDI?
“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.”
I’m not sure if Kerrey was the most successful governor in the US, but he was head and shoulders better than the ILLEGAL-HUGGING airhead governor we’ve been stuck with in Texas.
It’s only a trail balloon... there’ll be quite a few more, it’s only March.........LOL
Next, the Romney - Crist ticket. And, Santorum - Paul ticket.
A Gingrich-Perry ticket? Would it be another Reagan-Schweiker pick? Reagan is the only one who ever announced a V.P. ahead of time, isn’t he?
Not Santorum-Paul, for Paul despises Santorum. Santorum backers care nothing for Paul either. But Paul backers could help Obama before it’s all over.
I really question if Perry has that much support left in the TX GOP. Maybe he does, but I wonder. I’m afraid Romney is going to be the surprise in TX, as people think of it as an athletic contest where one must pick the winner.
It’s a non-starter as a strategy. There’s no way at this point that Romney, Paul and Santorum would not have enough combined delegates to beat Newt’s at the convention. So if Santorum would prefer the V.P. slot under Mitt to a cabinet position under Newt, then he’d go with Mitt and Newt would lose. Newt/Santorum is also a more electable ticket in the general than an even more heavily Southern ticket. Of the big ideas Newt’s had lately, this one is the least practical. The only idea that works at this point is a Newt/Santorum or Santorum/Newt ticket.
Yep; of course it’a all academic because Gingrich has precisely zero chance of getting the nomination.
But from a purely academic standpoint it would be interesting to see if a Gingrich/Perry ticket could beat Goldwater or Alf Landon in terms of getting crushed.
Gingrich could never play second fiddle to Santorum. He is incapable of being a vice president. He’d never, ever under any circumstances agree to be vp—for anyone. He’s 68. Anyone who thinks he would agree to run for VP is delusional.
Sandra Fluck, pick up the white courtesy phone. Please use gloves.
Sounds like a good deal to this Texan...or would you rather see the jobs go to China ?
Friday, March 09, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces Apple to Create 3,600 New Jobs in Austin
Gov. Rick Perry today announced that Apple will expand its presence in Texas with a $304 million investment in a new campus in Austin that will create more than 3,600 new jobs. The new campus will more than double the size of Apple’s workforce in Texas over the next decade, supporting the company’s growing operations in the Americas with expanded customer support, sales and accounting functions for the region.
In exchange for Apple’s commitment to create these new jobs in Texas, the state has offered Apple an investment of $21 million over ten years through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF).
The Little Martian and the Paulnutz are too busy suckin up to Romney.
There's not a chance of them getting more than 1,144 combined if they both stay in the race. Ron Paul already has 64 and will continue to get more. Romney probably gets a bare minimum of 1,050 if everything stays status quo, and could get over 1,144 with just a little improvement. Most likely Romney and Paul will have enough to combine for a win at the convention. The only thing that could change the game is Newt or Rick dropping out and teaming up with the other. Then the remaining one could deny Romney a plurality in anything but Northeastern and Mormon states, and sometimes get over 50%. With 13 states with some form of WTA in April and beyond and only 10 proportional, that is the only way to shut Romney out of enough delegates to make a combined Newt/Rick convention ticket possible.
Paul supporters think Santorum represents everything that’s wrong with the government on all fronts, social issues, economic issues and military issues. They despise him to the very core of their being.
Wish we could give you some clarity in Alabama but...Romney 31, Gingrich 30, Santorum 29, Paul 8
Id rather see Allen West debating Biden.
Wouldn’t that be a hoot!
Pay good money to see West tear him a new one.
Interesting since, to listen to all the Newtbotsa couple of months ago, Perry was a RINO no better than Obama, what with Gardasil and his positions on illegals and Muslims and vulture capitalism and what not. NOW, he’s okay to be Veep if it helps Newtie? Smells of desperation...
That’s the ticket.
That would get ‘er done.
You may be right, but from what I hear, Newt is pretty sure anyway. Lot of “social” conservatives, but most Texans are more fiscal conservative at heart an like someone who tells ya how the cow ate the cabbage.
If only it could be.....
Its only a trail balloon... Romney - Huckabee
Romney - McCain Romney - Bloomberg
That’s the sort of ignorant, biased post that I would expect from you.
You have shown your total ignorance of the issue.
I’m down with that.
I heard someone on Fox say Mitt will likely ask Rubio.
Palin trumps Rubio. Lord, let it be Palin.
I wish this book had never needed to be written.
It almost came too late.
America is recklessly accelerating toward economic disaster. Fed Up! may be the last warning sign to the danger that lies ahead.
Rick Perry, Texas governor for the past decade, is uniquely qualified to offer a firsthand perspective on why the United Statesthe most successful civilization in human historyis being threatened with economic collapse.
Faith, freedom, and free enterprise are the pillars of a strong, safe, prosperous society. Rick knows that when these principles are protected, America succeeds, and when they are undermined, America fails. But the Left has a different belief. The Left believes that most people are not capable of pursuing happiness and that a strong centralized government is best able to provide for them. While claiming compassion for humanity, the Left's policies are destructive to the human beings subject to themas we have had to learn painfully again and again.
The Left's self-serving solution to every crisis, economic or otherwise, and many of their own doing, is always the same: inflict higher taxes on Americans to create more government programs with more rules and regulations that result in less freedom, less innovation, less safety, and less prosperity.
The problem with the Lefts one solution, as Rick forcefully explains in the pages that follow, is that it doesn't work. It's never worked, and it never will work. The record shows it.
But what the record also shows is that when power and freedom are returned to the people, when people are rewarded for work, and when government holds the line on spending, individuals and opportunity thrive. We have seen that result most spectacularly recently in Texas, and in the mid-1990s with the Contract with America Congress, when I served as Speaker of the House.
The Texas Record.....
I MISSED THIS PING, because you spelled it “Oynx” like Jim does sometimes...LOL.
COLOR ME HAPPY AND I PREDICTED THIS!
If you want to know what position to take on any national security issue, I got a tip for you -- find out what Joe Biden thinks and take the opposite opinion, you will be right every time," Rick Santorum.
Or he wants Obama to keep blaming Texans for everything.
Did you read what I said?
Are you having trouble following the words? Get a big screen TV. Drop your computer feed through the backplane ~ READ AGAIN.
The surge has come and gone.
LOL...............it’s the time change..... LOL
I think it’s good strategy to kick this stuff around. Let the voters know ahead of time what kind of people you intend to surround yourself with - VP, cabinet, press secretary, etc. It helps in the decision-making process.
In the beginning I was a Perry supporter and also liked Cain and Newt very much. Once Cain and Perry were out, I went strong for Newt.
I actively supported Newt here in Florida. The trash that came out from Romney on Newt really did do damage because the MSM was pushing the same BS too. BTW, Romney did NOT win Florida by a large margin unless you call 3% a large margin! AND the FL delegates may be awarded proportional before this is over!
I do think a Newt/Perry ticket would be a good one, but I also would love a Newt/West ticket!
geez, those are not china manufacturing jobs they are IDEA jobs and sales jobs, read the whole article. On top of that Apple is expanding not starting it’s first building in Texas. The have more cash in the bank the the federal government or the State of TEXAS. This is corporate handouts of the worst sort. Apple is not going to put those jobs in Calif where the cost of building the building and staffing it would be 30% higher than in the Austin area.
I live in Texas, have voted and worked for a number of republican candidates, I have never voted for him because he is not a true conservative and not a man of his word. Perry is pure talk, as we say down here “all hat and no cattle.” The reason he does poorly in debates is he needs talking points for a speech - he has no core.
I think the folks on Fox speculate a little too much.
“So he may be on board....”
Who is that attributed to? Carl’s omniscience?
He does this all the time. It is not reporting. It is rumor mongering.
If he had stopped a paragraph before, it would have been OK. He just cannot help himself.
Fortunately for you, it is not punishable by law to be completely wrong.
AT&T, Verizon, Nokia. TI and loads of other telecom related companies live and hire in Dallas - all those cell phone towers across America send money to DFW. Nothing started or paid for my Perry. Perry is like a certain former president, he thinks because he crows he makes the sun come up. Conservatives need leaders that don't waste tax payer money to get reelected.
That "get in line" brought to mind an FR photoshop of Sandra Fluke with her legs spread, and a long line of men trailing off to the right, with a horse at the back of the line.