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  • Gallup: Romney gaining from Bachmann?

    09/20/2011 2:44:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    RedState ^ | September 19, 2011 | Neil Stevens
    The new Gallup poll of the Republican contenders is out, this time with USA TODAY branding. Just looking at the frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in isolation, it looks like Romney is gaining. What I find interesting though is where that support appears to be coming from. Romney’s support may be coming from Michele Bachmann. Facts of the September poll real quick: 439 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, MoE 6. August’s poll had an MoE of 4 for the Republican subsample, using mobile and landline phones. Obviously there are other explanations for these movements from August to September, but just...
  • GOP opponents are hitting Perry where it helps

    09/18/2011 1:29:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 219 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | September 18, 2011 | Editorial Board
    CORPUS CHRISTI — Gov. Rick Perry is under attack for trying to prevent a cancer whose yearly death toll exceeds this nation’s 9/11 losses by more than a thousand. On this issue, we are compelled to defend him — an unfamiliar role — and to wonder whether the master politician hand-picked his attackers. We speak, of course, of the other Republican presidential candidates and their assault on Perry’s 2007 executive order that all sixth-grade girls be vaccinated against HPV, a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer and genital warts. The order was soon overturned in a hail of criticism...
  • Hardball: Why the Tea Party Loves Rick Perry

    09/17/2011 2:08:53 PM PDT · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 115 replies
    MSNBC Video ^ | September 13, 2011 | CHRIS MATTHEWS
  • Michelle Bachmann keeps up attack on Rick Perry over HPV vaccine

    09/17/2011 12:49:51 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 45 replies
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 8/13/11 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - A 2007 executive order by Texas Gov. Rick Perry has become the latest post-debate headache for the Republican presidential front-runner, who was accused of "crony capitalism" Tuesday by Rep. Michele Bachmann. The fight over requiring vaccinations for young girls, which surfaced in Monday's Florida debate, involved government prerogatives and cancer. But it also had a strong moral subtext: Bachmann and other social conservatives objected to forcible inoculations against a disease spread by sexual activity
  • Texas Democrats' conservatism widespread outside of Austin

    07/28/2011 2:23:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | July 27, 2011 | Jason Stanford
    Shortly after the 2006 gubernatorial election, a young Democratic activist invited me out for coffee to tell me how I screwed up as the campaign manager for Democrat Chris Bell. And such was my fragile state after the grueling, two-year campaign that I accepted. It wasn't that the Democratic donor base had abandoned its party's nominee in favor of Comptroller Carole Strayhorn, who had abandoned her own Republican Party to run against Rick Perry. And it wasn't that satirist Kinky Friedman had made cynicism cool and captured thousands of disaffected white Democrats. It was that he thought Chris Bell wasn't...
  • Rick Perry’s Campaign Approach Is Hitting All the Right Notes

    07/26/2011 10:27:26 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 7-25-2011 | Seth Mandel - Commentary
    Rick Perry’s Campaign Approach Is Hitting All the Right Notes Seth Mandel July 26, 2011 A pro-Rick Perry group is taking advantage of a new rule in the Iowa straw poll that allows voters to write in a candidate. GrowPAC will air radio ads in Iowa urging voters to write in Perry’s name in the Ames straw poll next month. The move would–if the ad works–help Perry in two ways: it would reveal public support for Perry without having to meet expectations, as he would if his name were officially on the ballot, and it will drain support from Perry’s...
  • Pro-Rick Perry radio ads hit Iowa

    07/26/2011 5:06:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 99 replies
    Politico ^ | July 26, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    GrowPAC, a group founded by former New York Senate candidate David Malpass, will air radio ads in Iowa urging people to write Perry's name onto the Ames straw poll ballot. "President Obama is making things worse. We need a president who will stop this," Malpass says in the spot. "Iowa has a chance to turn things around for America. At the Ames Straw Poll write in Rick Perry, he can win and make America secure again. I worked for Ronald Reagan and I know how countries create growth and jobs. Let’s give Rick Perry a chance." Continue Reading The 60-second...
  • Rick Perry Eyes Late August Campaign Launch

    07/25/2011 3:25:25 AM PDT · by Clairity · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 25, 2011 | Erin McPike and Scott Conroy
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is all but certain to launch a presidential campaign and is nearing an announcement set for the second half of August, according to sources familiar with his political team's planning. For months, Republican activists, donors, elected officials, and even voters have dithered about their choices in the 2012 presidential primary contest. But they may have their man in Rick Perry, a telegenic and booming political presence who boasts executive experience as the nation's longest serving governor, as well as a healthy level of support from the tea party faithful. Two new national polls released on Friday...
  • Rick Perry’s ‘Texas Taint’ Stops Him From Winning Presidency

    07/24/2011 1:44:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | July 24, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    Many conservatives and Tea Party activists across the country are eagerly anticipating the entry of Texas Governor Rick Perry into the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Yet Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino suggests that many New Yorkers on Wall Street, presumably of both political parties, are not at all excited about the possibility of a Perry presidency. Gasparino warns: “I talk to a lot of Wall Street guys . . . you know I don’t think a guy from Texas can win again. I just think there’s a Texas taint to it all. And I know the big money...
  • Rick Perry 2007 - Bill would overturn his [HPV Vaccine] mandate

    07/24/2011 10:56:30 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 68 replies
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | May 09, 2007 | Corrie MacLaggan
    Three months after Gov. Rick Perry ignited a firestorm by issuing an executive order to require schoolgirls to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, he is letting a bill go into law that will undo his mandate. In an emotional speech to reporters Tuesday, during which the governor surrounded himself with women whose lives have been affected by the cancer-causing infection, Perry laid blame for future cervical cancer deaths at the feet of lawmakers who supported the bill. Perry thanked the minority of legislators who voted against the bill and said, "No lost lives will occupy the confines of their...
  • Perry environmental stance would transform EPA

    07/23/2011 6:44:59 PM PDT · by Clairity · 88 replies
    American Statesman ^ | July 23, 2011 | Asher Price
    As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has argued that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has strangled business and interfered with state environmental efforts, and he has championed a half-dozen lawsuits challenging federal air pollution and greenhouse gas regulations. The dispute with the EPA serves as a proxy for larger Perry arguments about states' rights versus federal power. It "illustrates how Washington's command-and-control environmental bureaucracy is destroying federalism and individuals' ability to make their own economic decisions," Perry wrote in his book "Fed Up! " So, should he run for the White House and win, how would a President Perry treat...
  • Perry Surges to Second Place in Two National Polls

    07/22/2011 3:04:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 22, 2011 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    With speculation mounting as to whether Rick Perry will make a White House run, two national polls released Friday morning show the Texas governor within close reach of front-runner Mitt Romney. The Massachusetts governor edges Perry by 16 percent to 14 percent, in a CNN/ORC International survey and by 17 percent to 14 percent in a Fox News poll. The CNN survey shows an increased enthusiasm for a Perry presidential bid. In May, only 40 percent of Republican respondents wanted him to jump into the candidate pool, a number that's now risen to 50 percent. Fifty-five percent want former Alaska...
  • 4 ways Rick Perry could shake up the GOP race

    07/21/2011 7:55:41 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 157 replies
    The Week ^ | 7-21-2011 | The List
    4 ways Rick Perry could shake up the GOP race The Texas governor is flirting with a run for the Republican presidential nomination — and he'd arguably make the contest a lot more interesting July 21, 2011 Republicans disappointed with their party's current slate of presidential candidates are stepping up the pressure on Texas Gov. Rick Perry to enter the race. And it's looking increasingly likely that Perry will declare his candidacy soon. "I'm getting more and more comfortable every day that this is what I've been called to do," Perry told the Des Moines Register recently. "This is what...
  • "Enthusiastic" Perry Still Two to Four Weeks From 2012 Decision

    07/21/2011 10:52:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | July 21, 2011 | Carl Cameron
    Senior Aides to Texas Governor Rick Perry say they remain at least two, and as many as four weeks away from any final decision on whether to run for the GOP presidential nomination. Governor Perry is described as enthusiastic about the possibility and a reference to his wife Anita's encouragement yesterday, is actually a reflection of what aides say is many months of her agitation in favor of running. His time frame for getting into the race is about creating the financial network to fund a national campaign that goes big in every state, not state-by-state like others are now...
  • Will Perry Carry the Day?

    07/21/2011 1:56:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 131 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 21, 2011 | Brian Bolduc
    In the Russell Senate Office Building Caucus Room, Fred McClure was watching the crowd. It was March 1978, and the American Agriculture Movement — a pressure group for government support of farm prices — was meeting with Texan congressmen. A legislative aide to Sen. John Tower (R.), McClure was leaning on a door when a rancher from Paint Creek, Texas, named Rick Perry walked past. Newly retired from the Air Force, Perry held a degree in animal science from Texas A&M. His class ring gave him away. Spotting the ring, McClure, a fellow Texas A&M grad, introduced himself, and the...
  • Mitt Romney visits North Hollywood as Rick Perry hits Century City

    07/21/2011 1:10:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Southern California Public Radio ^ | July 20, 2011 | Frank Stoltze | KPCC
    Boarded-up shops and a nearly empty parking lot provided the backdrop for former Masschusetts' Gov. Mitt Romney’s visit today to a struggling shopping center near the intersection of Victory and Laurel Canyon boulevards. Romney, presumed to be among the leading Republican contenders for the presidency in 2012, said President Barack Obama’s economic policies have contributed to the decline of this and many other malls across America. “Proposing raising taxes did not put people back to work. Obamacare made it less likely for employers to want to hire people. The talk about cap-and-trade and higher energy costs made it less likely...
  • Could Rick Perry Shake Up GOP W.H. Race?

    07/19/2011 4:50:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 214 replies
    Daily News ^ | July 18, 2011 | John King interview
    John King CNN interview: 5:19 minute video: Could Rick Perry shake up GOP W.H. race?GUESTS: Erick Erickson [Red State] and Mimi Swartz [Texas Monthly] discuss the potential presidential candidacy of Texas Gov. Rick Perry.Swartz: “Formidable campaigner. People on the East Coast underestimate him at their peril. He’s relentless. Perry will fight to the death if he wants this.” King: If he gets in, who gets hurt? Erickson: Pawleny has most to lose. Bachman loses. Hurts Romney -- explains in detail. Palin and Giuliani won’t get in if Perry gets in. Swartz: quoting another pundit re: Bush/Perry -- Bush aristocratic –...
  • Perry knocks Obama’s handling of border security

    07/18/2011 12:02:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 203 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | July 18, 2011 | Jason Embry
    Speaking this morning to the Texas Municipal Police Association in Austin, Gov. Rick Perry returned to one of his favorite subjects over the last few years, saying the Obama administration has inappropriately handled security issues on the Texas-Mexico border. Perry, who told the Des Moines Register in recent days that God may be calling him to run for president, has long said Washington has not deployed enough manpower to the Texas-Mexico border. He repeated that criticism this morning, saying he wants 3,000 Border Patrol agents along the border in Texas and 1,000 troops from the National Guard. He said...
  • Perry's credentials: As conservative as they come

    07/17/2011 6:59:38 AM PDT · by Clairity · 196 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | July 17, 2011 | Chris Tomlinson
    If Texas Gov. Rick Perry runs for president, he'd bring along strong conservative credentials. He's advocated laws that require a sonogram before an abortion and that force police to enforce federal immigration law.
  • Texas spending kept rising for years with Perry as governor [Figures don't lie, but liars...]

    07/17/2011 2:28:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | July 16, 2011 | Aman Batheja,
    Gov. Rick Perry's political stock has soared in recent months as he has traveled the country touting a decade of fiscal restraint in Texas under his leadership. Last month, Perry made Texas history by signing a two-year state budget that cuts overall spending for the first time in over 40 years. Perry has long promoted the state's fiscal record as a model for the country and a key to why Texas has weathered the recession better than most other states. He has opposed new taxes and been vehemently anti-Washington, and his message is drawing interest among Republican primary voters nationwide....
  • Perry Stalks Iowa; Will Boot Drop Soon?

    07/12/2011 4:59:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    ......Perry also leads a state whose population is growing as its economy grows, a stark contrast to the debt-ridden, job-killing stimulus the Obama administration imposed on the country. It picked up four new congressional seats in the 2010 census as businesses and job-seekers flocked to the state. The issue of the economy would be Perry's trump card in a potential race against Obama. Texas leads the nation in job creation: From 2008 to 2010, as California lost 1.2 million jobs, Texas added 165,000. Michael Cox and Richard Alm of the Center for Global Markets at SMU's Cox School of Business...
  • Texas governor [Rick Perry] seeks advice on a GOP bid (also being briefed on U.S. defense, trade..)

    07/12/2011 2:33:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 123 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 12, 2011 | Political Notebook
    EXETER, N.H. - Texas Governor Rick Perry has telephoned influential Republicans in early-voting New Hampshire and Iowa in recent days as he weighs whether to enter the race for the GOP presidential nomination. “He was looking for my thoughts in terms of what the presidential field looked like and what might happen if someone came in and shook things up a little bit,’’ New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon said yesterday.... The conservative Texan also called several GOP leaders in Iowa, which will hold the first contest in next year’s GOP presidential race. Among those contacted, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds.......
  • Perry's education record distinctly different from Bush's

    07/10/2011 12:46:56 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | July 9, 2011 | Kate Alexander
    ...[Gov Rick] Perry regularly asserts that primary and secondary education are the state's top priority, noting that more money will go to schools in the next budget even amid deep cuts elsewhere. The state, however, is underfunding schools by $4 billion — or 6 percent — based on what was called for by state law to keep pace with costs, including those generated by 80,000 new students starting school each year. .....The Texas Education Agency attributed the success on the math test to high standards and quality teachers. Others point to the jump early in the decade to an improved...
  • Could Rick Perry Surprise in New Hampshire?

    07/08/2011 2:57:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 8, 2011 | Scott Conroy
    ...With Perry's history of straddling the establishment and tea party wings of the party, [Andrew] Hemingway [chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Liberty Caucus, told RCP] offered a bold prediction for the unique assets that the Texas governor could bring to the table in New Hampshire. "I think ultimately Rick Perry is a candidate who secures Haley Barbour's money with Sarah Palin's endorsement," he said.
  • Perry's Odds

    07/07/2011 2:11:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Austin Chronicle ^ | July 8, 2011 | Michael King
    Should we be more amused or appalled at the prospect of Rick Perry as a presidential candidate? Certainly, over the centuries, the republic has endured worse, most recently Ronald Reagan and Bush II. But Gov. Perry brings to the subject a unique political cynicism that would be fascinating to watch, if only one didn't have to consider the public consequences. As a young pol on the make and feeling the prevailing Texas winds, Perry moved effortlessly from conservative Democrat to reactionary Republican with nary a backward glance. Stuck behind and below the always anointed Dubya, he patiently bided his time...
  • Who are the Top GOP Contenders in Texas? (Ron Paul 22% in Texas)

    07/06/2011 1:18:22 PM PDT · by truthfreedom · 119 replies
    Azimuth Research Group ^ | 7/6/11 | admin
    Question: If the Texas Republican primary were held today, which presidential candidate would you be most likely to vote for? Ron Paul – 22% Rick Perry – 17% Herman Cain – 14% Newt Gingrich – 11% Gary Johnson – 9% Mitt Romney – 8% Michele Bachmann – 7% Tim Pawlenty – 2% John Huntsman – 2% Rock Santorum – 1% Undecided – 7%
  • Palin, Perry: Friendship with a '12 twist

    07/06/2011 3:25:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 6, 2011 | Christian Heinze
    Two major names remain on the 2012 bench. Each has a giant persona, comes from a giant state, and has a giant following. Yes, it’s Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Their political friendship, while somewhat recent, seems real — so real that it would be easy to imagine one endorsing the other if only one of them would jump into the race. That would give an instant charge of credibility and buzz to the endorsee, and likely set either Palin or Perry as the Tea Party favorite. Their friendship goes back to their days as...
  • Let's Just Say...Perry, Palin...What Will Bush Do?

    07/05/2011 4:47:58 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 44 replies
    7-5-11 | Self
    The New York Slimes today published an editorial witht the premise that Bush hates Perry and vica versa...ok, I don't necessarily care about what the MSM thinks or is agitating to undermine us. But I am intrigued and curious as to the truth of such "rivalry". What is the real story on this? Bush did spend too much money. Do Bush and therefore Rove both hate Perry? Is there really a rivalry? Will Bush endorse Perry with any VP namely (IMHO) Palin? or Bachman? I believe if Bush doesn't endorse him/them (and I am predicting Perry runs, obviously - and...
  • Palin/Perry 2012: For 16 Years of Conservative Bliss

    07/05/2011 3:08:19 PM PDT · by harpu · 214 replies ^ | 7/5/11 | AWR Hawkins
    When Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue” was released in late 2009, people around the country stood in line for hours to meet her at book signings, and to shake her hand and ask her to run for president in 2012. And this was after the MSM had spent nearly a year and half dragging her and her family through the mud, accusing Palin of every misdeed imaginable, and going out of their way to remind us how unprepared Palin was for the vice presidency (according to MSM standards of course). From the release of “Going Rogue” through the November 2010 elections,...
  • [Gov. Rick] Perry enjoys envied record as a fundraiser

    07/04/2011 3:32:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 104 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Juy 3, 2011 | RICHARD S. DUNHAM, Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON — Rick Perry is the 100 million dollar man of Texas politics. Over the past decade, he has been a political money machine, raising more than $100 million for three gubernatorial campaigns and another $50 million for GOP candidates as chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2007-2008. But the Texas governor's fundraising prowess will be tested as never before if he runs for president in 2012. While he's raised more campaign cash than anybody not named Bush in Texas history, Perry faces different rules and greater demands should he set his sights on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. "In order...
  • Rick Perry: Drawing the Lines Clearly

    06/25/2011 2:28:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 25, 2011 | Peter Heck
    Rick Perry may just be the guy. The country's longest tenured governor, from its second-largest state, is generating a lot of buzz in conservative circles as he contemplates entering the wide open Republican presidential primary. There are plenty of reasons that Perry is an attractive option: he is a no-nonsense decision-maker with solid conservative credentials. A man who not only speaks about family values, but lives them, Perry's power to persuade voters to see things his way is proven -- battle-tested in a state known for independent-minded citizens. But what serious political analysts on both sides of the aisle will...
  • Newt Gingrich: Rick Perry's book "almost came too late" [Foreward to "Fed Up!"]

    06/22/2011 3:16:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Fed Up! Forward ^ | August 2010 | Newt Gingrich
    Foreward By Newt Gingrich – August 2010 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 States—the most successful civilization in human history—is being threatened with economic collapse. First Principles Faith, freedom, and free enterprise are the pillars of a strong, safe, prosperous society. Rick knows that when these principles are protected, America...
  • Rick Perry aids prepped for rumor rehash(MSM - He's Gay?)

    06/21/2011 5:24:58 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/20/11 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    If Texas Gov. Rick Perry decides to run for president, his team is more than prepared for a re-airing of unsubstantiated rumors, circulated on and off for years in the Lone Star State, about his personal life. The crusted-over rumors were in the ether among some attendees at a dinner hosted last week by the Manhattan County GOP, where Perry gave the keynote speech. The rumors, which have never been proven despite repeated review by media outlets, were addressed by the governor himself in a lengthy 2004 American-Statesman story that is sure to see new life if he runs
  • Meet Rick Perry (Fake Tea Party E-Mail)

    06/20/2011 6:47:27 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 20 replies ^ | 6/20/2011 | Nationa Tea Party Alert
    Meet Rick Perry The lackluster group of candidates currently vying for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination has created a great deal of angst among conservatives. From Mitt to Newt to TPaw to Ron Paul, there hasn't been anyone who's truly inspired the base and inspired hope. Enter Texas Governor Rick Perry, the movie-star handsome, devout evangelical and fearless governor of Texas who has overseen impressive economic growth in the midst of The Great Recession. Over the weekend, Governor Perry addressed the Republican Leadership Conference, giving an inspiring speech that seemed all but certain to announce his candidacy for the...
  • Perry pilloried for pandering to La Raza

    06/20/2011 5:26:52 PM PDT · by allsouthern · 36 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | July 21, 2010 | Chad Groening
    TX governor panders to 'The Race' Chad Groening - OneNewsNow - 7/21/2010 5:20:00 AMThe head of a grassroots borders enforcement organization says it's completely inappropriate for Texas Governor Rick Perry to speak to a radical Hispanic organization that supports granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. The Republican governor recently addressed a crowd of 1,800 members of the National Council of La Raza, which calls itself the largest Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States. Critics, however, point out that La Raza means "The Race," and claim the organization is nothing more than a Hispanic supremacist organization. One of...
  • Perry vetoes texting while driving ban, 22 other bills

    06/20/2011 10:57:15 AM PDT · by scottiemom · 193 replies · 1+ views ^ | Friday, June 17, 2011 | Mike Ward
    Perry said that texting while driving "is reckless and irresponsible" but that he saw the bill as "a government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults." "I am proud Texas will continue to live within its means while encouraging job creation and maintaining essential services," Perry said in a statement. "After thoroughly reviewing all legislation that reached my desk, there were some bills that would have done more harm than good to Texans, and I have used my authority to veto them."