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Perry endorses Romney after Gingrich signals an exit
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Posted on 04/25/2012 7:20:59 PM PDT by VinL

Texas governor Rick Perry announced Wednesday night that he would endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid, hours the campaign of Newt Gingrich — Perry's previous choice — announced that the former Speaker would be ending his bid for the White House.

"Mitt Romney has earned the Republican Presidential nomination through hard-work, a strong organization, and disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies from President Obama and his administration," said Gov. Perry in a statement released by his campaign. "So today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in endorsing Mitt Romney for President and pledge to him, my constituents and the Republican Party than I will continue to work hard to help defeat President Obama."

..."American jobs, economic stability and national security depend on electing a new president. Mitt's vision and record of private sector success will put America back on the path of job creation, economic opportunity and limited government," Perry said.

Perry was one of the last prominent holdouts to announce support for Romney, opting instead to stay pledged to Gingrich while the former Speaker remained in the race. Other Gingrich supporters, including fellow former presidential hopeful Herman Cain, had signaled that they were coalescing around Romney.

Romney and Perry shared some of the primary campaign's most bitter moments, with Perry accusing the eventual nominee of flip-flopping and Romney's campaign saying he had resorted to "dishonest tactics in order to prop up his flailing campaign."

While Perry struck a supportive tone in his statement Wednesday, he might not be rooting too hard for Romney to succeed. The governor said as recently as last week that he is interested in running for president again in 2016.

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To: LibsRJerks

If the majority of voters would, actually, vote for Virgil Goode for ‘12 POTUS, instead of voting/not voting any other way, then we would have a true conservative as the next POTUS! Instead, voting conservative in all of the other political races all the way down to the most local levels of political office, and then, having conservatives, truly, moving the POTUS to the political right, is the next best option, as long as this, really, happens. Successfully moving Mitt Romney to the right, politically, may make him a true conservative POTUS, but I doubt that this would happen. Ditto, with such an attempt with BO as POTUS.


51 posted on 04/25/2012 10:26:56 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: 1010RD

I agree with you. The best thing about Perry is that he’s from a large dynamic and successful state. That’s a solid contrast, but I don’t know what happened to him during the debates - bright lights? crowds? national media?


The guy had just had back surgery. Not the ideal time to throw his hat into the ring, when standing for long was painful.


52 posted on 04/26/2012 12:58:06 AM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: 1010RD
I don’t know what happened to him during the debates - bright lights? crowds? national media?
First of all, he's not that great in on-camera interviews to begin with. Someone posted a video of him interviewed on a Texas TV station, no audience, and he looked bad.

But so what? That shouldn't matter to CONSERVATIVES.

Second of all, he did have back surgery and was in a lot of pain.

53 posted on 04/26/2012 3:51:44 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: lightman
We disagree on whom to write in, but I will write in the man who has given voice to the most voiceless: The unborn.
And the 53+ million will cheer you from heaven (the Silent Souls for Santorum). If Rick is selected as the v-p, we'll vote for Romney. Otherwise we'll be writing in Rick as well.
54 posted on 04/26/2012 3:52:51 AM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: freedumb2003
obama thanks you for your vote.

Yeah, and he thanks you rino supporters for being cowards enough to keep him and the GOPe in power!

55 posted on 04/26/2012 5:52:15 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: sirchtruth

>>Yeah, and he thanks you rino supporters for being cowards enough to keep him and the GOPe in power!<<

I fought against Romney until the last minute.

What is your plan now?


56 posted on 04/26/2012 5:57:10 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: VinL
"Mitt Romney has earned the Republican Presidential nomination through hard-work, a strong organization, and disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies from President Obama and his administration," said Gov. Perry in a statement released by his campaign.

BZZT! Wrong. Romney won by tearing down his opponents and leaving a scorched-earth GOP presidential landscape.

57 posted on 04/26/2012 6:25:57 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: freedumb2003

Yeah, sliming Romney critics as Obama supporters sure is going to win them over. Not.


58 posted on 04/26/2012 6:28:12 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: freedumb2003

Bless, and no need to apologize for acting like a man. Better - acting like an American man.


59 posted on 04/26/2012 6:31:37 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: sickoflibs; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; Dengar01; Clintonfatigued

A few people seem to be under the impression that Newt, Perry, Santorum, and everyone else WOULDN’T endorse Romney if he won the nomination.

Ron Paul is gonna be the only one that maybe doesn’t. No prominent Republican wants to be responsible for 4 more years of Osama.


60 posted on 04/26/2012 7:29:11 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: al_c
"Gunning for that VP spot, is he?"

Oh, bull. Are you going to say that when Sarah eventually endorses Willard? How about Rush, or Mark Levin? Do they all want the VP spot? I have no doubt Perry had to go throw up after this endorsement.

We knew this was coming sooner or later. We know they will all endorse the nominee. Why are we pretending it's all such a big shock?

61 posted on 04/26/2012 7:37:58 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: mylife
"The Perry hate here is strong."

Same old story, from the same few malcontents. As long as Perry was with them he was a prince, but now that he reluctantly endorsed Willard----as we knew he would, as they all will----it's back to "OOPS", "Heartless!" and calling him an idiot. Laughable, really.

I feel certain Perry would have backed Newt to the end. To me, this is a signal that Newt is unfortunately dropping out, and has likely had a private chat with Rick to advise him of it.

62 posted on 04/26/2012 7:44:20 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: freedumb2003
""The pain comes from the practical realization we have to vote for Romney, since any other vote is a vote for obozo."

There's that faulty math again.

Everybody must make their own decision. But I don't HAVE to vote for an abortion enabling, sodomite loving liberal, and I'm not going to.

63 posted on 04/26/2012 7:49:04 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: VinL

Even Perry recognizes the difference between a lib republican and the evil, anti-american marxist pig in the whitehouse. The country can survive Romney with unrelenting pressure from conservatives to do right. The country will not survive the demented, and literal, marxist bastard currently commanding power and dividing his opposition.


64 posted on 04/26/2012 8:04:15 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: freedumb2003
What is your plan now?

I must missing something obviously because I don't get what you unprincipled rino supporters do not understand.

NO MORE RINOS! My plan is to keep fighting within the republican party to wrest power from the rino GOPe. Nothing happens unless this fight happens first!

Romneycare is implemented, Obamacare is most likely going down to defeat in the SC, but Obama will keep trying to usurp power...So, I guess we'll have four more years of undermining American principles.

If we want to save this country all hell has to break loose in that convention!

65 posted on 04/26/2012 8:44:59 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: VinL

Newt’s been out since Super Tuesday...and didn’t Perry already endorse Romeny once.


66 posted on 04/26/2012 8:50:36 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Neoliberalnot
The country can survive Romney with unrelenting pressure from conservatives to do right.

HOW????????????????? This is the whole point! UNLESS we get CONSERVATIVE control of this rino GOPe who's going to hold Romney's feet to the fire?

The republican convention needs to be turned upside down! If conservatives are not going to open up a can of whoopass on these rino smucks and go along to get along, we deserve to get the Romney's and Obama's!! Read post #65

67 posted on 04/26/2012 8:56:36 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Impy

“Ron Paul is gonna be the only one that maybe doesn’t. No prominent Republican wants to be responsible for 4 more years of Osama.”

Ron Paul will endorse. He wants his son to have a future.


68 posted on 04/26/2012 9:12:02 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Really?)
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To: sirchtruth

None of it will matter if the marxist pig gets reelected. I liked Newt but I see no comparison between Rom and obamugabe. The kenyan will kill the country.


70 posted on 04/26/2012 12:38:53 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: jacknhoo

Perry, first endorsed Newt. Newt is out now.


71 posted on 04/26/2012 12:40:29 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: jacknhoo

He did not previously endorse Romney.

That was Santorum and Cain who both endorsed Romney before.


72 posted on 04/26/2012 1:16:59 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
You've been strangely absent from this thread.

Please tell us all about that principled conservative, Rick Perry.

73 posted on 04/26/2012 1:24:07 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: freedumb2003
Sorry Jim, but I can’t let obozo have this one because we have fielded obozo light.

Not me. I'd prefer an ineffective lazy radical in office than an efficient, vicious liberal with a history of carpet-bombing conservatives.

With either Obama or Romney in office, we are the enemy. In my opinion, Romney will do a much better job destroying conservatism while pretending to be one of us. That's his track-record.
74 posted on 04/26/2012 1:35:55 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: freedumb2003
obama thanks you for your vote.

Better a known enemy than a false friend.

In the long term, a Romney victory would be catastrophic for conservatives because he will do everything he can to make sure the GOP can win future elections without us. Do you know how he does that? By moving the party left and forcing the Democrats to the extreme left.

And the political whores of the GOP-e will go merrily along with it. They never liked us to begin with.

If the strategy fails and the GOP implodes, Romney, Inc. won't be bothered by it. That's what they did in Massachusetts. The only thing that will bother them is if conservatives start a new party that supplants the GOP. THEN you'll see a hue and cry...
75 posted on 04/26/2012 1:42:45 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: VinL; CatherineofAragon; Jim Robinson

Perry is in the position of having fought a legal and psychological war against the Feds who have particularly attacked the state of Texas.

There is therefore nobody in America in a responsible position who has more at stake in getting rid of the Obama administration.

Jan Brewer, and others, are equal, but nobody wants and needs it more than Perry, a true 10th amendment devotee.

Would appear strange to say the least if he passed on backing the GOP nominee against Obama, given what he and everybody knows about his position and TX’s, vs. Obama.

Knowing he can’t stand Mitt Romney, and neither can Newt, every word must choke him to get out.

There’s a thread posted about Romney backing gays serving in the Boy Scouts.

Perry wrote an entire book about Scout values, and opposed that with every fiber of his being.

This hurts him deeply, folks, it has to.

I ask those who jump and judge, to think about Perry’s very public Obama war, and how that plays into this very strained endorsement.


76 posted on 04/26/2012 2:39:25 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Carry_Okie; Cincinatus' Wife

She isn’t strangely absent.

She’s busy elsewhere at this time.

However, I wrote about this and you can substitute me for her.

Whatever...


77 posted on 04/26/2012 2:41:34 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette
"Knowing he can’t stand Mitt Romney, and neither can Newt, every word must choke him to get out. There’s a thread posted about Romney backing gays serving in the Boy Scouts. Perry wrote an entire book about Scout values, and opposed that with every fiber of his being. This hurts him deeply, folks, it has to."

My thoughts exactly.

78 posted on 04/26/2012 3:08:03 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: freedumb2003
obama thanks you for your vote.

The Big Government pro-homosexual, pro-abortion, pro-gun control RINOs thank you for either voting for whom they tell you to vote, or allowing yourself to be weak-minded enough to be scared into voting for Romney or to think there is a difference between a pro-homosexual, pro abortion, pro-gun control liberal from Massachusetts and a pro-homosexual, pro-abortion, pro-gun control liberal from Chicago.
79 posted on 04/26/2012 4:19:34 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: freedumb2003
Eyes closed is NOT a conservative value.

Neither is voting for a pro-homosexual, pro-abortion, pro-gun control liberal from Massachusetts.
80 posted on 04/26/2012 4:20:47 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: txrangerette

Good for you! Great post!


81 posted on 04/26/2012 7:16:59 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: Carry_Okie; txrangerette
Thank you txrangerette.

CO: I have been completely booked with family affairs this week. txrangerette was given the reason for my light posting.

Here, while I'm busy helping with my grandchildren you can keep you self busy pulling legs off this fly.


82 posted on 04/27/2012 2:34:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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83 posted on 04/27/2012 3:17:26 AM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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