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  • Rick Perry presses Birther issue, calls Romney "fat cat"

    10/25/2011 5:40:59 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 30 replies
    CBSNews ^ | October 25, 2011 | staff
    Texas governor Rick Perry, who is embarking on a hard push to recapture the buzz that surrounded him when he first entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination, is doubling down on the "birther" issue and also deeming his rival Mitt Romney a "fat cat." In an interview with John Harwood of CNBC and the New York Times on Tuesday, Perry was asked why he was keeping the "birther" issue alive. During an interview with Parade Magazine published Sunday, Perry suggested he doesn't "have a definitive answer" to whether President Obama was born in the United States. Mr. Obama...
  • Perry falls to fifth in new poll, ahead of only Bachmann, Huntsman and Santorum

    10/25/2011 4:38:21 PM PDT · by South40 · 24 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/25/2011 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Here comes the Cain train, barreling past Romney in yet another poll, released today. Rick Perry is left in the lurch, falling from second to fifth in just over two weeks. ((snip)) Perry comes in at fifth with 6 percent of the vote. He’s ahead of only Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman.
  • Rick Perry's Strategy Does Not Require "Destroying" Anyone

    10/24/2011 2:39:59 AM PDT · by bullypulpit · 38 replies
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Oct 24, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    Robert "The Other" McCain writes in Sunday that Perry's "prime directive" is to destroy Herman Cain. The Other McCain could not be more wrong. Herman Cain has risen in the polls, as Rick Perry's poll numbers have plummeted, because Cain is seen at the glamour candidate of the moment that is Not Mitt Romney. Cain is more than that, though. Cain is likeable, and even among Perry supporters like myself, admired. Besides that, if you ask my wife, the chicks dig him. You cannot "destroy" a candidate that is so adorable that the chicks dig him. Nor can you...
  • Perry Regains His Footing at IFFC [Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition] Event

    10/24/2011 5:42:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 135 replies
    The Iowa Republican | October 24, 2011 | Craig Robinson
    The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s presidential forum unofficially marked a critical time for candidates in Iowa to start sealing the deal with Iowa’s ample number of social conservatives. It’s hard to say that some candidates won, while others lost. For the most part, all the candidates did well. Some just stood out more than others. For an event that attracted scores of media and six presidential candidates, the most important people in the room were the activists who sat through the five-hour event. The Super Bowl takes less time if you don’t count parking, but even that event allows...
  • Perry in Iowa: U.S. on cusp of energy boom [touches on Tuesday's Economy Speech]

    10/23/2011 8:04:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Globe-Gazette ^ | October 22, 2011 | James Q. Lynch
    WILTON — Diana Gradert was wearing a Rick Perry sticker, not because she had committed to supporting the Texas Republican’s presidential bid but because it was the right thing to do. “They were handing them out when we came in and it would be impolite to say ‘no,’ ” said Gradert, a Wilton Republican who attended a rural Cedar County fundraiser where Perry spoke Oct. 22. She likes Perry, likes that he’s “a conservative by conviction, not by convenience,” as he described himself. “He’s done some good things in Texas which tells me he knows how to accomplish things,” Gradert...
  • Gov. Perry is On Track to Create a Million Jobs

    10/22/2011 4:42:50 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-22-2011 | Raymond & Howard Richman-Commentary
    Gov. Perry is On Track to Create a Million Jobs Raymond Richman and Howard Richman October 22, 2011 Republican presidential candidate, Gov. Rick Perry, says his energy plan will "kick start economic growth: and create 1.2 million jobs," and he is correct.  He revealed his "Energizing American Jobs and Security" plan in an October 14 speech at a U.S. Steel plant near Pittsburgh, saying, "We are standing atop the next American economic boom ... energy.... But we can only do that if environmental bureaucrats are told to stand down."He pointed out: America has proven but untapped supplies of natural gas,...
  • Perry describes 'long love affair with guns'

    10/22/2011 10:39:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 22, 2011 | Carrie Dann
    Iowa Rep. Steve King (left) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (right), who is running for president, went pheasant hunting in Iowa Saturday. MERRILL, Iowa -- Rick Perry often waxes eloquent about his wife Anita as the love of his life, but today in Iowa he disclosed to journalists another "long love affair" that has affected him since he was young. With guns, that is. "It was a long love affair with a boy and his gun, that turned into a man and his gun, that turned into a man and his son and his daugher and their guns," an orange-and-khaki-clad...
  • In Rocking Romney, Perry Self-Destructs

    10/22/2011 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Ripliancum · 117 replies
    polific365 ^ | Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
    Texas Governor Rick Perry lost his cool, lost respect, and lost some supporters in Las Vegas. He might have also lost a prime opportunity to shape his image and get back on top in the race for the GOP nomination.
  • Perry's new ad "Romney Misleads"

    10/20/2011 7:56:54 AM PDT · by normy · 132 replies · 2+ views ^ | 10/20/11 |
    This is a bruising left hook to the Mitt Romney Campaign. Now we know why the seemingly unimportant exchange over the illegal immigrant hiring.
  • Once-rising Cain may soon fizzle with GOP.

    10/19/2011 9:44:30 PM PDT · by Clairity · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Oct 19, 2011 | Charlotte Observer Editorial Staff
    His business acumen, his conservative credentials and his plainspokenness drove his popularity up quickly. But as with many politicians on both sides of the aisle, the more the public sees of him, the less appetizing he becomes. He has repeatedly revealed his lack of understanding of key issues. CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Cain if he could imagine as president giving in to an al-Qaida demand to free all of the hundreds of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for freeing one American soldier. "I could see myself authorizing that kind of transfer, but what I would do is, I...
  • Support for Herman Cain Surges with Texas Republicans-Cain 33% Perry 18%

    10/19/2011 7:52:37 PM PDT · by Fred · 90 replies
    Azimuth polling Company ^ | 101911 | Azimuth polling
    Poll Date: 10/12-10/17, 2011 Poll Method: Direct Email and Automated Calls Poll Sample: 844 Republican voters in Texas Margin of Error: +/- 3% Candidate Graph Percent Herman Cain 33% Ron Paul 19% Rick Perry 18% Mitt Romney 7% Newt Gingrich 5% Gary Johnson 3% John Huntsman 3% Michele Bachmann 1% Rick Santorum 1% Buddy Roemer 1% Fred Karger 0% Undecided 7% The bar graph accurately reflects actual poll responses.This poll was not paid for or authorized by any campaign or political organization. Azimuth polling is a non-partisan polling company.
  • Romney's Jobs Cutting Experience at Bain Capital

    10/18/2011 11:40:16 PM PDT · by bullypulpit · 17 replies
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Joe Hyde
    Ted Kennedy scrubbed an ad against Mitt Romney in 1994 detailing how many jobs were lost when Romney headed an arbitrage fund that bought ailing companies, fired a ton of employees to clean up the P&L statement, and flipped them. These kinds of ads are really effective because the people who lost their jobs are real people. More, that Romney's Bain Capital was some sort of anonymous group of money men, it was easier for Romney to fire real people. This type of ad is even more effective in this very down economy, when most every voter is worried about...
  • Short and Succinct Thoughts on Tonight's Debate Part II (Vanity)

    10/18/2011 7:01:22 PM PDT · by katieanna · 31 replies
    October 18, 2011 | Self (Vanity)
    Greetings Friends, Neighbors and Fellow Citizens! Come one, come all and give your summary of the debate tonight. Looking forward to the commentary and I bid you all good evening. My analysis: Romney- dishonest and irritating as usual. Will not support. Cain- like a lot; but he means on the job training. No amateur hour. Perry- genuine. He stepped up tonight finally. Executive experience. I support Santorum- Don't think there's much chance there Michelle- Shrill, whiney. Five years in congress is not enough experience Gingrich- Excellent. Can support. Ron Paul- has got to go. Flat a**ed crazy.
  • ‘Next in Line’ Redux for Romney? (Time is running out for Perry to overtake a surging Cain)

    10/18/2011 1:55:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/18/2011 | Charles Cook
    Although Texas Gov. Rick Perry survived last week’s debate at Dartmouth College, he must do better than simply surviving in the upcoming debates, starting with Tuesday night’s in Las Vegas. Perry’s reported third-quarter haul of $17 million is impressive, but his poll numbers are in free fall and his organization isn’t even remotely comparable to that of the GOP front-runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Such poll hemorrhaging can only hinder future fundraising and organizational efforts in key early states. Enticing local activists or new donors to climb aboard what appears to be a sinking ship is a pretty tough...
  • Behind Enemy Lines: Perry Campaign Keeping the Faith in New Hampshire

    10/15/2011 9:02:20 PM PDT · by shield · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 15th October 2011 | Guy Benson
    MANCHESTER, NH – Rick Perry’s Granite State headquarters has the feel of a typical campaign office: Red, white, and blue “Perry – President” placards line the walls, young staffers tap away incessantly on keyboards and Blackberries, and dry erase boards are crowded with maps of the state, important dates, and key endorsements. The Texas Governor may have just sustained a series of extraordinary blows in national polling, but you wouldn’t know it from the demeanor of his staffers. The fight goes on, even in rival Mitt Romney’s regional backyard. Unsurprisingly, several staffers I spoke with are upbeat about Perry’s latest...
  • Obama's approval low in La. [Rick Perry tops GOP top tier candidates]

    10/15/2011 2:35:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    New Orleans City Business ^ | October 14, 2011 | AP
    BATON ROUGE — President Barack Obama is supported by slightly more than one-third of Louisiana voters and would be easily beaten in the state by Republican contenders Rick Perry or Mitt Romney, according to a new poll released Thursday.Obama's approval ratings in Louisiana are below his favorability ratings nationally. But Louisiana's backing of the tea party political movement also is strong. The Clarus poll shows 46 percent of voters surveyed support the tea party, while 30 percent opposed it. ……..When Republican voters were questioned about who they supported for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Perry, the Texas governor, was in...
  • Rick Perry — Best Hope for Solid Conservative in 2012

    10/13/2011 12:19:05 PM PDT · by casinva · 155 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 13, 2011 | John Stemberger
    I have good news and bad news for conservatives. But the good news and the bad news are both the same thing: We have six very impressive, lifelong conservative candidates running for the presidency. They are the smartest candidates, the most principled candidates, the most patriotic candidates, the most persuasive candidates, and the candidates with the best ideas. The problem lies in the fact that conservatives do not have a single favorite candidate. (Snip) William F. Buckley used to say that he was not for “the most conservative” candidate. He said he was for “the most conservative candidate that is...
  • Is Perry finished? ('Debates are not my strong suit')

    10/12/2011 9:04:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    That question comes to us from Byron York, but it's probably being asked around many a breakfast table this morning among Republican households. Last night's debate performance was another disappointment, not as bad as Rick Perry's previous debate, but clearly inadequate in comparison to the others on the stage. If you don't trust my judgment, let me refer you to an expert: After the debate, Perry seemed to concede that he wasn’t looking to stand out.“I just try to get up every day and do my job, and debates are not my strong suit,” the Texas governor told reporters following...
  • A more disciplined Perry goes back to work in Iowa

    10/08/2011 9:02:42 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 72 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 10-8-2011 | Jason Embry
    A more disciplined Perry goes back to work in Iowa By Jason Embry AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Updated: 10:02 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 Published: 9:56 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry moved through Iowa on Saturday a more disciplined presidential candidate than he was in his initial swing through the state almost two months ago. Gone were Perry's earlier suggestions that the Federal Reserve chairman is approaching treason or that U.S. troops would rather serve under a military veteran than under President Barack Obama. Instead, during three Saturday stops in northwestern Iowa, Perry stuck to brief prepared remarks...
  • Where Rick Perry comes from: How the Texas Plains shaped a future presidential candidate

    10/08/2011 9:38:21 PM PDT · by Clairity · 13 replies
    Dallas News ^ | Oct 8, 2011 | CHRISTY HOPPE
    On the flat patch of the Texas Plains where Rick Perry grew up, the years are measured in harvests and rainfall. Rustic is putting too high a gloss on it. Until he was 7 years old, there was no indoor plumbing and the family used an outhouse. Bathing consisted of filling a galvanized metal tub on the screened-in back porch. When the wind blew, the dry dust from the fields seeped through the cracks in the planks and settled, much to his mother's dismay, on the couch and chairs. "It was a really old house. But it was home," Perry...