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  • Rick Perry in the Arena

    11/24/2011 11:28:39 AM PST · by shield · 35 replies
    RedState ^ | 20th November, 2011 | Tennessean
    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in...
  • Perry’s reintroduction continues

    11/24/2011 8:55:41 AM PST · by shield · 110 replies
    RedState ^ | 22nd November, 2011 | Dave O Connor
    The telegenic Texan took two steps forward sitting in the “center chair” on Fox Monday evening. One step backward too alas, but more about that in a bit. Gov Perry was relaxed and alert as he fielded a variety of questions. He smartly used his answers to remind conservatives why they should consider him. This is a man who is a quick study and a formidable politician. Instead of just Texas this and Texas that he pointed out that the Lone Star state all by its lonesome is the 13th largest economy in the world. A nice way to pivot...
  • Rick Perry’s new campaign ad stars former Navy SEAL with powerful personal endorsement (VIDEO)

    11/23/2011 3:31:24 PM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 11/23/11 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    . . . Luttrell is a former Navy SEAL, who — in this new campaign video — plainly talks about the worst day in his life when he escaped from heavy assaults and attacks by Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan in 2005. As he so poignantly recalls, 19 of his buddies died on that day. Luttrell says of Perry: “He’s one of the most honorable men I’ve ever met. As far as character and honor and commitment and all those words that most people use as a punch line, he lives that stuff. It’s those characteristics in a man,...
  • Media Fails A Sobriety Test On Rick Perry

    11/23/2011 2:11:21 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 7, 2011 | IBD staff
    Politics: The character assassination of GOP candidates by the MSM continues as CBS casts a jaundiced eye on the Texas governor's alleged "bizarre" speech in New Hampshire. Perhaps they prefer liberals drunk on power. When Lincoln appointed Ulysses Grant as general of the Army in March 1864, the selection bypassed more than 200 senior generals. As the story goes, when one of the president's aides pointed out that he had picked a man who was well known for his alcohol consumption, Lincoln, mindful of Grant's battlefield accomplishments, is reported to have said, "Find out what brand he drinks and send...
  • The Rick Perry uprising

    11/22/2011 1:13:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2011 | Bernie Quigley
    “ … states' rights, states’ rights, states' rights!” — Rick Perry at the Alamo, June 15, 2009 Until you get higher in the hills, Laconia might be considered the vortex of New Hampshire redneck politics, heavy into the Tea Party. The Lakes Region Tea Party is small but might be indicative of how things will go. A straw poll on Nov. 16 gave Newt Gingrich 49 percent while Cain tied with Ron Paul at 15. Romney 12 percent and Rick Perry 0. Similar results in a straw poll at a Republican club in Alabama on Saturday: Newt 45 percent, Cain...
  • Perry Impresses Scott County Republicans

    11/21/2011 11:48:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | November 15, 2011 | Kevin Hall
    Rick Perry followed his best debate performance with one of his best speeches on the campaign trail in Iowa. The GOP presidential candidate delivered the keynote address at the Scott County GOP’s Third Annual Reagan Dinner. Perry provided a preview of a new policy proposal that he will reveal today. “I’m going to unveil a plan to uproot all three branches of government and overhaul Washington,” Perry said. “It touches every branch of Washington.” One part of the plan that should hit home with many Iowa caucus goers is Perry’s ideas for the judiciary. “I’m going to address lifetime federal...
  • How to Attack Your Opponent for Things He Didn’t Do (Perry has the Left's attention)

    11/21/2011 1:35:34 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 21, 2011 | ANDREW ROSENTHAL
    As a journalist who’s covered American politics for the last 24 years, and who covered the Soviet Union as a foreign correspondent before that, I’ve learn to appreciate the dark art of political propaganda.....One of my all-time favorites is the straw man scam.... A recent example of the straw man scam came courtesy of Gov. Rick Perry of Texas. At a Family Leader conference in Iowa on Saturday, Mr. Perry said that “there is a time and a place for us to intervene and intervene militarily.” Phew. Glad we got that cleared up. Mr. Perry went on: “But when we...
  • Anita Perry, Rick's wife, now also organizing an Iowa Strike Force for him

    11/21/2011 10:17:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Anita Perry, the 59-year-old wife of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, has been very actively campaigning for him on her own all fall. Now, she's taken on a new assignment. Mrs. Perry has launched an online drive to recruit hundreds of volunteers for what she calls the Perry Strike Force. This would consist of Perry fans who would travel to Iowa and work across the state Jan. 2-4, getting out Perry caucus-goers to the hundreds of meeting sites on the evening of Jan. 3. (Don't worry, the BCS Championship Game is not until Jan. 9 this time.) "With over 1,700...
  • Perry works to stay in race

    11/19/2011 10:27:34 PM PST · by South40 · 22 replies
    TimesUnion ^ | 11/19/2011 | JIMMY VIELKIND
    NEW YORK -- With his poll standing sagging, Rick Perry spent Friday asking Republican donors and other supporters in the Empire State not to write off his presidential candidacy. "His message is he still feels he's in it, and he feels it could still go his way," said John Catsimatidis, a supermarket mogul who met privately with the Texas governor. "I think Rick Perry is very personable. I would almost give him a Bill Clinton aspect -- you meet him, you like him."
  • Rooted in the Big Empty, Perry sets his sights on the big job

    11/19/2011 10:10:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | PAULINE ARRILLAGA
    LAS VEGAS - Rick Perry is sitting comfortably on a plush sofa in a hotel far from the strip that put the sin in "Sin City." It's the day after another presidential debate, and if the flat-screen in front of him were on, he'd hear plenty of appraisals of whether a new fiery approach helped his pursuit of the highest office in the land or hurt him more. Instead, he's talking about his boyhood in Texas, his time in the Air Force and a wiener dog named Lucy. He is, here in suite 6118 of the Red Rock resort, relaxed...
  • Gov. Perry challenges Pelosi to a debate (Pelosi to respond at today's morning press conference)

    11/17/2011 5:52:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2011 | Caroline May
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has challenged the women conservatives love to hate — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — to a public debate next week. In a letter obtained by The Hill, Perry requested that the pair meet for a debate during Perry’s visit to Washington next week to compare the plan he rolled out this week to “Uproot and Overhaul Washington” with the current system. “I think it would be a tremendous service to the American public to see a public airing of those differences,” he wrote. “Let the people decide.” Perry’s challenge comes just days after his roll...
  • Pro - Rick Perry ad cites Rush Limbaugh, James Dobson

    11/13/2011 11:17:22 AM PST · by UniqueViews · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov. 13, 2011 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Playbook has the script of a new radio ad airing in South Carolina this week from the pro-Rick Perry super PAC Make Us Great Again, featuring praise from Rush Limbaugh and former Focus on the Family head James Dobson:
  • Just 25% Have Favorable Opinion of Rick Perry

    11/12/2011 9:18:28 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 71 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11 November 2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    Of the top contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is viewed most favorably by all voters, while Texas Governor Rick Perry is the least liked. Among Republican voters, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich still earn mostly positive reviews, while Perry and Ron Paul do not.
  • Rick Perry: My foreign aid budget starts at zero (Israel is the exception)

    11/12/2011 9:45:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/12/2011 | Alex Sundby
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he would cut the United States' foreign aid budget to zero and then allocate taxpayer dollars depending on each country's support for America, indicating that Pakistan would no longer receive U.S. aid but Israel would. "It's time for us as a country to say no to foreign aid to countries that don't support the United States of America," Perry said. His idea received support from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich but, in the case of Pakistan, was opposed by Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at the CBS News/National Journal debate...
  • Perry Can Win If Leadership Trumps Debates

    11/12/2011 11:42:39 AM PST · by UniqueViews · 201 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | Nov. 12, 2011 | Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski
    Gov. Rick Perry stated at the outset of his presidential campaign that he is running for president based on his principles and leadership accomplishments, not his oratorical skills. Media focus on his debate missteps deliberately ignores Perry's record and charisma. America's third president - Thomas Jefferson - was a lousy public speaker. He was literally a genius, and his singular eloquence as a writer is seen in his prose in the Declaration of Independence and other writings. But Jefferson was no speaker, so much so that he only gave a couple speeches in his entire two-term presidency. He was so...
  • Can Rick Perry Clean Up The Mess He Made For Himself?

    11/11/2011 11:33:28 AM PST · by Amos McCoy · 46 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 11/11/11 | Chuck Wolk
    As I watched the debate Wednesday night between the eight Republican presidential primary opponents, I was overall pleased, both by the way the candidates handled themselves and by the answers they gave to the myriad of economic questions they were asked. It was a debate that I personally think all Republicans won, and while many like myself may think that Perry is finished, the ultimate loser was CNBC. CNBC lost because they could not make the Republican candidates act like a bunch of toddlers fighting over the only toy in the room. The moderators tried their best to get...
  • Style, Substance, Perry, and the Media

    11/10/2011 12:27:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 10, 2011 | Mike Johnson
    Rick Perry gave a superb speech to NH Cornerstone, a New Hampshire conservative group. The full speech is here and well worth the time to watch (about 25 minutes). In fact, this partisan New Hampshire reporter considers the speech close to perfect for the audience. How did the left-leaning media react? As could perhaps be anticipated, with ridicule and mockery. For example, in a harsh piece by Brian Browdie of the NY Daily News titled "Rick Perry's unusually expressive 2012 speech in New Hampshire sparks rumors he was drunk," ... ..Why did the media react this way? Maybe because Perry...
  • Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Iran

    11/09/2011 7:48:37 AM PST · by casinva · 18 replies
    Rick Perry for President Website ^ | November 9, 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the recently released International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report: “The new IAEA report is the latest indicator that the regime in Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons capability. Evidence that this includes work on a nuclear warhead design is particularly alarming – and again puts the lie to Tehran’s claim that its nuclear program is for peaceful, energy-related purposes. “President Obama’s policy on Iran, based on outreach and limited sanctions, has failed. This administration has labored under the misconception that Iran’s nuclear program could be negotiated away. But the...
  • Rick Perry: Values - New Iowa Ad (0:31)

    11/09/2011 6:40:53 AM PST · by casinva · 103 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | November 8, 2011 | Perry Staff
    See Governor Rick Perry's new ad for Iowa and discover how he lives by the values of hard work, faith, and family. 31 second TV ad at linked URL.
  • Gingrich, Perry in fight to face Romney

    11/09/2011 3:15:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2011 | Christian Heinze
    ...With Cain facing a series of harassment allegations, a lack of campaign organization in the early voting states and questions about his readiness for the job, political observers expect another candidate to emerge as Romney’s rival. Gingrich and Perry are the most obvious applicants for that role. Rep. Ron Paul’s (Texas) unpopularity with mainstream Republicans makes him unlikely to win, and Gingrich and Perry triple or quadruple everyone else in polling. ...So who’s got the upper hand in the race to become Romney’s rival? Let’s break it down: Money Perry is the easy winner here........ Debates Gingrich is the easy...
  • State loan program that Perry touted had to be bailed out

    11/06/2011 6:24:44 AM PST · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | 10/22/11 | Laylan Copelin
    Over his eight years as Texas' farmer-in-chief, Perry oversaw a loan guarantee program with so many defaults that the state had to stop guaranteeing bank loans to startups in agribusiness and eventually bailed out the program with taxpayer money. The state auditor panned Perry's claims of creating jobs and criticized Perry and his fellow board members at the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority for not following their own lending guidelines. In some instances, the auditor said, Perry and the authority guaranteed loans to applicants with a negative net worth or too much debt. Citing growing debts, the auditor finally suggested that...
  • One year to go until Election Day, Republican presidential field still deeply unsettled

    11/06/2011 3:19:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | November 6 2011 | CHARLES BABINGTON Copyright 2011 . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, b
    ...Two schools of thought run through Republican circles. One holds that Romney is the logical nominee and will consolidate the party's somewhat grudging support after conservatives stop flirting with longshots such as Bachmann and Cain. Republicans have a history of nominating the runner-up from previous primaries, and Romney fits that bill. The competing theory holds that Americans are angrier at government and the two parties than political pros realize, and the tea party is just the start of a potent, long-lasting movement. Under this scenario, Romney can never placate conservative voters because of his establishment ties and the more liberal...
  • Perry keeps eye on economy at Iowa Republican showcase

    11/05/2011 9:41:38 AM PDT · by casinva · 6 replies
    The Austin Statesman ^ | November 4, 2011 | Kate Alexander and Chuck Lindell
    Gov. Rick Perry kept the focus on his economic plan when he addressed hundreds of influential Iowa Republicans on Friday night, skipping any discussion of the social issues that would appeal directly to religious conservatives who play a large role in the Iowa caucuses. snip Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum seized the opportunity to appeal to religious conservatives at the dinner. “We are a faith-filled people that believe in the moral enterprise that is America,” Santorum said. “We are not a party that just focuses on cutting tax rates.” Perry, in contrast, talked about reforming entitlement programs, erasing budget earmarks,...
  • Rick Perry beats Obama in Rasmussen Wisconsin poll

    11/05/2011 8:50:22 AM PDT · by casinva · 420 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 4, 2011 | Lorraine Yapps Cohen
    Heads up all ye who want change from another Obama term in 2012. There’s only one man for that job: Rick Perry. Voters said so in Wisconsin. Perry topped Obama 46% to 42% in a Rasmussen poll. Should Obama run against Mitt Romney, Obama would win 45% to 41%. Should Obama run against Herman Cain, Obama would win 47% to 41%. The poll makes a case for Perry if Americans really want to see Obama out. The Rasmussen poll surveyed 500 Wisconsin voters by phone, not a sampling of voters nationwide. But the trendline is up for Perry and a...
  • Perry suggests US visa program to let illegal immigrants come and go freely; opposes amnesty

    11/04/2011 7:39:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 212 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2011
    “You can put a program into place in which these individuals can be identified, and work visas in which they can move back and forth between their countries but not to become United States citizens,” Perry said. “And I think that’s where McCain, that’s where Romney, that’s where even Bush went wrong when they talked about the issue that, ‘we’re going to give amnesty to these individuals,’ and people just said, ‘no, we’re not.’” Perry didn’t elaborate on what such a visa plan would look like, saying only that authorities need to determine a better way to identify illegal immigrants...
  • Rick Perry Supports Work Visas For Undocumented Immigrants In US

    11/04/2011 7:11:50 AM PDT · by Scotsman will be Free · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2011 | Associated Press
    During an interview with CNN's John King on Thursday, the Texas governor said that expectations that U.S. authorities are going to arrest and deport up to 15 million undocumented immigrants isn't realistic.
  • The Perry Paradox

    11/04/2011 4:54:27 AM PDT · by normy · 69 replies
    The wall Street Journal ^ | 11-03-11 | Dan Henninger
    Rick Perry says Texas is the most successful state in America. He's right. Texan economic output exceeds Mexico's and Australia's and rivals India's. Rick Perry has been governor of Texas for nearly 11 years. Does the logic of politics lead us to conclude that the governor of the nation's most successful state, ipso facto, is the best man to be president of the economically gasping United States? We are about to find out. Getting lost, however, among the governor's adventures in the lovely hamlets of New Hampshire is that Texas, with or without him, has a story the rest of...
  • Texas Dems: Perry Puts Tea Party Ahead of Teachers

    11/04/2011 5:51:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Insurance News Net ^ | November 3, 2011 | Texas Democratic Party
    AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 3 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news release: According to data released by the Health and Human Services Department in October, retired teachers and retired state employees in Texas have been among the biggest beneficiaries of the early retirement provision of the health care law. The Teacher Retirement System of Texas received $70,629,796 from the feds to offer health insurance to early retirees, and the Employees Retirement system of Texas received $30,175,627. These two state entities are among the top 25 beneficiaries of this provision of the health care law in the country. More...
  • Rick Perry’s wife Anita makes the campaign rounds as he sinks in Iowa polls

    11/02/2011 9:05:46 PM PDT · by South40 · 90 replies
    HoustonChronicle ^ | 11/2/2011 | Amanda Sakuma
    After a week of gaffs from Gov. Rick Perry, his wife Anita is left picking up the pieces and playing damage control on the campaign trail to steer conversation to policy issues. “I’m really proud,” said the first lady of Texas at an American Spectator gala in Washington, D.C. “He put himself on the line and is withstanding the fire because of love of country.” Perry has been in the line of fire, rather, since Friday when allegations surfaced that he delivered a speech in New Hampshire while intoxicated. Though event hosts are defending Perry’s sobriety, his lucid speech was...
  • Washington Post omits from it's website to help in the Cain Smear (Collusion alert)

    It starts with Rush's comments today: ===============RUSH: Folks... Folks, get this. The Washington Post story that I have been citing liberally here for the last ten to 15 minutes? There are two versions of that story. There is a story that appeared online yesterday and a second version where something has been omitted. I have here what has been omitted near the end of the story as it ran yesterday on the Washington Post website. Are you ready? (shuffling paper) Ahem. Ahem. This has been deleted: "Because the case is more than a dozen years old, Bennett," the woman's lawyer,...
  • Perry denies leaking sexual harassment allegations

    11/02/2011 8:23:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 127 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 2, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry says his campaign didn't provide the media with information about sexual harassment allegations against his GOP presidential rival Herman Cain. In an interview with the conservative blog RedState on Wednesday, Perry said he and his campaign learned about the allegations in a Politico story published Sunday.
  • Partisan accusations, rather than the accused, become the story...

    11/02/2011 7:34:59 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies
    Want a laugh? Go look at Drudge... Almost his entire Cain coverage can be summed up in one word: "backlash". The subject of that misfortune, appears to be in a word: Perry. Looks like Rick Perry picked a fight with Cain, and got one from everybody. :D Sweet.
  • Perry keeps digging the "Dumb Ditch" Deeper (Vanity)

    11/02/2011 6:24:07 PM PDT · by no dems · 92 replies
    November 2, 2011 | no dems
    Watching Rick Perry being interviewed on Hannity right now. He was speaking of his “Flat Tax” plan. Two times, I repeat, two times, he called IRS “Dependents” on the tax form “Independents”. Two friggin’ times. One time could be construed as a "slip" but two time makes me wonder how long it’s been since he's even filled-out a tax form. He also called Governor Romney, "Governor Rominey". As a Texan I'm embarrassed.
  • The tax plan that's better than Cain's, Perry's or Gingrich's

    11/02/2011 7:50:20 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 23 replies
    Renew America ^ | Selwyn Duke
    Bold tax reform is front and center this campaign season. First Herman Cain made waves and poll headway with his 9-9-9 tax plan, which involves national 9-percent taxes on personal and corporate income and a 9-percent national sales tax. Now Rick Perry has followed suit with a 20-percent flat-tax plan, and Newt Gingrich has gone 5 better, with a 15-percent flat proposal. And these ideas certainly haven't fallen flat: tax reform is immensely popular among the Republican base. Yet there has been criticism, too — at least of Cain's plan, the only one around long enough to be criticized. Many...
  • Herman Cain is Reckless and Arrogant

    11/01/2011 7:53:42 PM PDT · by bullypulpit · 567 replies · 1+ views
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Nov 1, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    If you read between the lines of the various news reports about the Cain operation, the picture becomes clearer to me every day. The latest dust up about the sexual harassment of employees confirms it. Leading up to the sex scandal, we had the clues. Now I know it to be so, that Herman Cain is an ass, and he's reckless.The first clue came just after Cain placed poorly in the Iowa straw polls. We heard from disgruntled former Cain staffers: Jim Zeiler, the regional field director who was one of the five disgruntled staffers who left, explained his...
  • Pery's Texas Supreme Court picks criticized as too business-friendly

    11/01/2011 2:50:43 PM PDT · by altura · 14 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 31 October 2011 11:32 PM | Sommer Ingram
    Over his 10 years in office, Rick Perry has picked more Texas Supreme Court justices than any other governor, and if he wins the White House, his choices could be a clue about what kind of justices he would nominate in Washington. While Perry has been praised even by his critics for bringing diversity to the state’s highest civil court, critics say the governor leaned heavily on conservative, business-friendly ideology and gave too little consideration to judicial qualifications. Texas high-court judges are elected, but the governor fills vacancies when sitting justices step down, so six of the nine current justices...
  • Rick Perry giddies up in New Hampshire, and the Internet delights

    11/01/2011 2:58:19 PM PDT · by altura · 29 replies · 1+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 1, 2011 | Christy Hoppe
    — Rick Perry gave an odd speech in New Hampshire. Then again, it was oddly Rick Perry. The video of his speech Friday to a conservative Christian group has gone viral — not as viral as Mark Block pitching his boss Herman Cain while smoking a cigarette, but then, Perry doesn’t smoke. The Perry video, however, has spawned similar amounts of interest. Perry begins the speech with a riff about how much he loves the motto of New Hampshire: “This is such a cool state, I mean, c’mon: Live Free or Die. You gotta love that, right?” Understand that this...
  • Perry's A Doer Not A Talker

    10/31/2011 9:37:57 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 41 replies ^ | 10/31/11 | CaroleL
    Texas Governor and GOP presidential contender Rick Perry is trying to turn his poor performances in recent debates into an asset with a new campaign ad in Iowa. The money line: "If you're looking for a slick politician or a guy with great teleprompter skills, we already have that and he's destroying our economy. I'm a doer not a talker." With that blistering yet incredibly accurate depiction of President Barack Obama, Mr. Perry may have found the perfect way to redeem himself with the party's first voters.
  • Perry's Cornerstone Speech Highlights

    10/31/2011 7:32:57 AM PDT · by JoenTX · 41 replies
  • Romney, Perry, and Tax Returns

    10/31/2011 2:42:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 31, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    .....“Governor Perry has always released his tax returns and Mitt Romney and the other candidates should do the same.” If history is any indication, watch for Perry to push that theme hard, and for Romney to remain firm in his decision to keep his returns private. “We’ll take a look at the question of releasing tax returns during the next tax filing season,” says Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul about the Perry campaign’s request. By then, of course, the primary campaign could be effectively over. Perry communications director Ray Sullivan responds: “Governor Perry made a decision a long time ago in...
  • Turnaround or the End of the Road for Rick Perry?

    10/30/2011 3:48:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/30/11 09:00 | Jennifer Rubin
    The past seven days were supposed to be Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s comeback week. He had an economic plan, a big address, a new staff and a new Iowa TV campaign. And yet, the week turned into a mini-disaster, typical of the error-plagued Perry campaign. Instead of spending the week talking about that proposal, however, Perry found himself repeatedly driving around the rhetorical cul-de-sac that is the debate over whether President Obama is a U.S. citizen. . . . Rick Perry, for using your cowboy boots to step all over your campaign’s preferred message, you had the worst week in...
  • James Carville: Why Rick Perry's Presidential Bid is Toast

    10/30/2011 12:30:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2011
    When Rick Perry announced he was running for president back on August 13, to tell you the truth I got a little excited. Now I know what you're thinking -- James you are a big Democrat, why on earth would you be excited about Perry running for president? This was my thinking: Perry would get in and he would be a major force. He was the bona fide conservative complete with a pedigree to take on Romney. With the way things are shaping up now, the convention planners might be more inclined to take a motivational speaker. Hey Rick --...
  • A Revved-Up Rick Perry Woos a Conservative New Hampshire Crowd

    10/28/2011 9:18:09 PM PDT · by casinva · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 28, 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Rick Perry gave the crowd tonight at the Cornerstone Action Dinner a peek at a different Rick Perry than the one that’s been on display in recent debates and television interviews. Perry, who has received criticism over his lack of energy in some debates and speeches, adopted a more lively tone as he spoke to the conservative advocacy group, despite having to miss his Texas Rangers play in game seven of the World Series. snip As he joked with the crowd of approximately 450 people, Perry compared the slogan of the state of New Hampshire to that...
  • Perry’s Game-Changing Plan for Jobs and Growth

    10/28/2011 1:17:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 64 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10-28-2011 | Ken Blackwell
    October 28, 2011 Perry’s Game-Changing Plan for Jobs and Growth By Ken Blackwell 10/28/2011   Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Ken Klukowski, a columnist for the Washington Examiner.Governor Rick Perry unveiled his plan for fundamental tax reform with an optional flat tax. This bold proposal for economic growth is a fiscal game-changer, and demonstrably superior to the proposals of rivals Herman Cain and Mitt Romney. In the 1990s, the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform (the Kemp Commission) chaired by the late Jack Kemp created the framework for a flat tax. This research was later...
  • New Perry ad stays on topic (video)

    10/28/2011 12:28:03 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 24 replies
    HotAir/Rick Perry for President ^ | October 28, 2011 | Ed Morrisey
    In releasing his new, comprehensive economic plan, Rick Perry hopes to reboot his campaign and recapture some momentum as we wind through the final two months of the prologue to the primaries. In his second positive ad in a row, “Cut Balance and Grow,” Perry keeps the focus on himself and on the economy. Hot Air has the exclusive first look at the new spot: [youtube=!]
  • Perry's plan to skip debates prompts criticism from Gingrich, Santorum

    10/27/2011 8:24:23 PM PDT · by South40 · 92 replies
    CBSNews ^ | 10/27/2011 | Sarah Huisenga
    Two of his Republican rivals on Thursday criticized Rick Perry, who has dropped hints he may skip some of the upcoming presidential debates. In a question-and answer-session with reporters following an education forum in New York City, former Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich both suggested it is a sign of weakness for Perry to take a pass on some future debates. At least 10 have been scheduled between now and the end of January. "I'd never skip a debate. I'd never skip the opportunity to let the American public know what I think about these issues,"...
  • Rick Perry may skip some debates

    10/27/2011 2:40:58 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 44 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10-27-11 | Kim Geiger
    After a series of poor debate performances in the early months of his presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is backing off the upcoming GOP debate schedule, committing to just one of the next three events between now and Nov. 15. Perry has struggled in the five debates he has attended since he joined the race in mid-August. At one, he fumbled an attempt to cast rival Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper. At another, bickering between Romney and Perry drew criticism that the candidates were acting juvenile. Perry hinted at his frustration with the debates earlier this week when he...
  • Latino Rights Activists Seek to Sabotage GOP Primary

    10/26/2011 9:00:23 PM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 127 replies
    AM 740 KTRH ^ | 10/17/2011 | JOE GOMEZ
    Because Governor Rick Perry has backed some especially harsh anti-illegal immigrant legislation (like a bill that would outlaw sanctuary cities) Latino rights activists want Hispanics to switch over to the republican party and vote Perry out of the G.O.P race for the presidential nomination during the upcoming primary season. ... "I think to a lot of Democrats what Governor Perry represents is something that they detest"
  • Praise for Rick Perry’s "Cut, Balance & Grow" Plan

    10/26/2011 3:44:25 PM PDT · by casinva · 18 replies ^ | October 26, 2011 | Various
    Praise for Rick Perry’s "Cut, Balance & Grow" Plan See the various comments from people we pay attention to. ________________________________________ “Rick Perry announced his tax plan today, which I’ll go on record as saying I, El Rushbo, think is great. It’s fabulous. I like it. … This is why a lot of people are going to like it. It is a return to fiscal sanity.” Rush Limbaugh on “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” 10/25/11 “This program he’s come up with is a great program, this tax plan. … Perry has come up with one hell of a proposal.” Mark Levin on...
  • Rick Perry: 'I Don't Care' If Tax Plan Helps the Rich (Starting to like this guy!)

    10/25/2011 7:28:10 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 44 replies · 1+ views
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | John Harwood
    Simpsonville, S.C. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, seeking to jump-start his GOP presidential campaign with a 20 percent flat tax, said “I don’t care” if his plan gives millions to wealthy Americans because he says it will accelerate economic growth....