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  • MSNBC reporter asks Rick Perry if he’s “smart enough to be president”

    12/11/2014 7:59:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m sure we’re all relieved to know that after the many media debacles in the last few election cycles, the cable news denizens have learned their lesson. This time around things are going to be different. Candidates will be treated fairly, with an opportunity to make their case before the American people while being subjected to rigorous examination of their actual record and their stated positions on the issues.Naw, I’m just kidding. Nothing has actually changed at all. And to lead off the two year parade of embarrassing media moments, MSNBC featured an interview with Texas Governor Rick Perry...
  • Rick Perry, hungry for redemption, says he’s a ‘substantially different’ candidate

    12/10/2014 2:02:33 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 101 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Philip Rucker
    The man who could be president is ambling through the Texas governor’s mansion on his own, whistling “Frosty the Snowman” as he approaches the parlor to greet a reporter. Gov. Rick Perry (R) leads a tour and points out a historically inaccurate depiction of frontiersman Davy Crockett in an oil painting in the foyer (“His coonskin cap — that’s a myth”). In Sam Houston’s bedroom upstairs, Perry lifts an antique upholstered settee, a gift from the French, to read an engraving signifying Texas’s early-1800s ties to France. He shows off a Civil War-era saber that belonged to a Union general...
  • The 2016 spotlight turns to Texas (A March 1st primary?)

    11/28/2014 2:55:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Texas Tribune's TribTalk Blog ^ | November 28, 2014 | Jim Henson and Joshua Blank
    With the 2014 election now in the history books, the reality is that the 2016 campaign is upon us. And you can expect Texas to get more time in the spotlight now that the 2016 GOP presidential primary is a main attraction. Four candidates with direct or indirect connections to the Lone Star State are on most early lists of top potential candidates: Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and two scions of families with strong Texas ties — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, the son of former Texas Congressman (and frequent presidential aspirant) Ron Paul, and...
  • Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk

    09/21/2014 2:20:19 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 113 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/2114 | s rumpf
    At an event today at the University of Texas Austin campus, Texas Governor Rick Perry reaffirmed his support of allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Texas colleges and universities, while U.S. citizens from other states continue to pay higher out-of-state tuition rates. Perry made his remarks in a "One-on-One Conversation" with Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith at the Texas Tribune Festival, an annual event organized by the online media outlet. Breitbart Texas made several queries to Governor Perry's press office for comment, but as of press time, had not received a reply. A UT student...
  • Perry’s National Guard Deployment Order Sparks Debate Between Border Area Sheriffs

    08/14/2014 6:13:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2014 | Bob Price
    ROCKPORT, Texas—Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to activate the Texas National Guard and deploy them along a relatively small sector of the Texas-Mexico border has brought criticism from one border county’s sheriff’s office and praise from another. While some leaders along the border appear to be concerned about a “militarization” of the border region, others see it as an opportunity to stop the senseless deaths that have been occurring South Texas. At least one sheriff questioned the wisdom of Perry’s decision to send military people into the area who are not authorized to stop anyone, according to the Dallas Morning News...
  • GOVERNOR PERRY WILL PERSONALLY BRIEF NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ABOUT TO BE DEPLOYED

    08/13/2014 11:15:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 178 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 13, 2014 | By Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas — Members of the Texas National Guard currently in training at Camp Swift, near Austin, have been told to stand by for a personal briefing from Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry is expected to arrive at Camp Swift this morning to brief the troops on his expectations of their deployment. It is still not clear as to exactly where this first batch of troops will be deployed, according to one of the soldiers currently at Camp Swift. The soldier has been at the camp receiving training this week and expects to be deployed somewhere along the border this...
  • Honduran Diplomat: Rick Perry’s National Guard Deployment Is Political Theater

    07/24/2014 11:09:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Source: El Universal
    Mexico, Northern Triangle Governments Condemn Militaristic Approach. The governments of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras have voiced their concern over Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to send roughly 1,000 members of the National Guard to the southern border. Governor Perry said he is going to mobilize the National Guard in order to secure the border. The Mexican government sent diplomatic notes to both the US State Department and the Texas governor to express their disapproval of the measure. Sergio Alcocer, Mexican undersecretary for North America, stated that sending the National Guard to the border does not contribute toward a...
  • Rick Perry's Bold Border Move

    07/24/2014 2:53:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Gov. Rick Perry of Texas plans to order 1,000 National Guard troops to his state's border with Mexico in an effort to stem the tide of immigrants illegally entering from Central America, dispersing around the country once they've made it into Texas. Critics will call it a stunt and accuse Perry of showboating, but at least he is taking action, while President Obama, who took an oath to defend the country from all enemies foreign and domestic, drinks beer, plays pool and attends fundraisers as our borders are overrun. Enemies are more than adversary nations with weapons. An enemy can...
  • Rick Perry: “I was troubled today by the tone of the president…”

    02/25/2014 11:32:06 AM PST · by Red Steel · 171 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Feb 24, 2014 at 9:47 PM
    Rick Perry admitted at the RGA today that he was very troubled by Obama’s tone today addressing the National Governors Association: I don’t mind telling you I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president. …For the president of the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and to say ‘I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure…’ – that is really troubling. Perry went on to say that Obama was going to hollow out the National Guard and warned the state governors...
  • Gov Perry will not seek re-election

    07/08/2013 11:17:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 126 replies
    Gov Perry will not seek re-election.
  • Texas Governor Perry Won't Seek Re-election in 2014

    07/08/2013 4:32:29 PM PDT · by LUV W · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2013 | Fox News
    Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, said Monday he won't seek re-election in 2014. The staunch Christian and fiscal conservative said he will instead spend the remaining 18 months of his term guiding Texas through innovation and job creation. However, Perry did not rule out a second Republican presidential run. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/08/texas-gov-perry-wont-seek-re-election-in-2014/?test=latestnews#ixzz2YV3bZamK
  • (Gov Rick) Perry renews his call for Romney tax docs

    07/18/2012 6:43:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 52 replies
    Political Ticker ^ | 17 Jul 12 | Gregory Wallace
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday reaffirmed his position that candidates should be forthcoming with their tax documentation, finding himself again at odds with Mitt Romney, his party's presumptive presidential nominee. Perry first called on Romney to release his tax returns when running for the GOP presidential nomination, and in late January, Romney released his records for 2010 and an estimate of his liability for tax year 2011. He has since said that he does not intend to release additional years, as Democrats - and an increasing number in his own party - have called for. Perry addressed...
  • Polls show Cruz has momentum (Cruz surging...pulled ahead of Dewhurst!)

    07/15/2012 11:20:10 PM PDT · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 55 replies
    El Paso, Inc. ^ | 7/15/12 | Joe Holley
    "For the first time in their long campaign slog, independent polls are showing the so-called movement candidate, tea party favorite Ted Cruz, leading the GOP establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. They are trying to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate and face off once again in the July 31 runoff election. “If less than a million people vote and Cruz wins, he’s likely to have coattails,” said Mustafa Tameez, a Houston political consultant. “He’ll pull in a lot of the movement candidates.” Cruz has insisted all along that his supporters have the enthusiasm, and a new survey...
  • Perry to hit trail for ex-foe Romney

    07/14/2012 12:55:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    KXAN ^ | July 13, 2012 | AP
    Gov. Rick Perry is putting his months of attacks on Mitt Romney behind him and rallying to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's banner. The Texas Republican makes his first campaign trip on behalf of Romney on Friday when he visits Elko, Nev. He'll make two evening stops there Friday evening, with visits to the Silver State Stampede Rodeo and a Romney campaign office. Romney, who's a former Massachusetts governor, isn't expected to appear. Nevada is a key state Obama won in 2008.
  • Rick Perry booed at Texas GOP convention

    06/07/2012 11:30:00 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was booed at the state GOP convention Thursday when he mentioned his support for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s candidacy for Senate...Dewhurst is facing former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz in a run-off election for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Cruz has largely drawn support from more conservative elements of the party.
  • Boy vaccinated with Girls version of Gardasil...total pancreatic failure. Questions...

    05/01/2012 8:54:06 PM PDT · by Mama Shawna · 65 replies
    RARELY post anything...this is a total vanity, but, I would like some input. We have a customer who has a 14 year old son that got the WRONG Gardasil shot last fall. The clinic where he got the shot notified them 3 months after the fact that he got the FEMALE version, instead of the MALE version, along with 15 other boys (they wanted his parents to bring him back in for the male version...and they refused, I think, luckily). Just in the last month, this kid has had total pancreatic failure, and now must take insulin shots, and monitor...
  • Rick Perry Endorses Dewhurst in TX Senate Race

    04/19/2012 12:16:27 PM PDT · by Sic Parvis Magna · 29 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 04/19/2012 | Richard Dunham
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry this morning endorsed David Dewhurst for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison... In a tweet this morning, Dewhurst (@DavidHDewhurst) declared, “I’m honored that veteran and conservative champion @GovernorPerry is endorsing our campaign for U.S. Senate"... Perry praised Dewhurst’s loyalty and said he was glad to return the favor.
  • How Newt Gingrich destroyed Rick Perry’s political career

    04/28/2012 7:47:19 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/27/12 10:08 AM ET | Bernie Quigley
    I'll be glad to see Gingrich go. He has never done anything to advance our American condition except to inspire bile and national hostility and divisiveness. He sees all disagreement as war. His life in politics has been a shadow of Civil War regional hostility advanced to other strategies. To paraphrase Clausewitz: To Gingrich, politics is war by other means. He has brought a mini-dark age to conservatism. When Gingrich first brought his childish shutdown stunt to Congress, it brought new relevance to militias. Advancing Alabama Gov. George Wallace’s initiative, Gingrich helped turn aspects of Christian religion into a hostile...
  • Perry endorses Romney after Gingrich signals an exit

    04/25/2012 7:20:59 PM PDT · by VinL · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sink
    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...
  • Rick Perry Endorses Mitt Romney

    04/25/2012 6:01:44 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 366 replies
    myfoxla.com ^ | April 25 2012
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry originally endorsed Newt Gingrich as the top candidate after dropping out of the Republican presidential race. But with Gingrich set to quit the campaign trail, Perry on Wednesday evening gave his support to the probable nominee, Mitt Romney. "Mitt Romney has earned the Republican presidential nomination through hard work, a strong organization, and [a] disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies from President [Barack] Obama and his administration," Perry said in a statement provided to FOX News Channel. "So today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in...
  • La Raza says it's not ignoring Trayvon Martin case

    03/28/2012 5:49:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies
    cnn.com ^ | March 28, 2012
    (CNN) -- The National Council of La Raza responded to accusations on Wednesday by critics such as conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh that the civil rights organization has not been vocal enough during the Trayvon Martin controversy. "We really regret people trying to use this to divide blacks and Latinos," said Lisa Navarrete, a spokeswoman for La Raza. "It's disturbing to us that Rush Limbaugh has this theory. The only time he apparently cares about what happens to a Latino is when they may have happened to kill a young African-American man." In response to a caller on his radio program...
  • Rick Perry pre-debate shot: Santorum's weak on states rights

    02/22/2012 3:02:42 PM PST · by red flanker · 47 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | February 22, 2012 | Wayne Slater
    Rick Perry took a shot at Rick Santorum prior to tonight's GOP debate, saying the former Pennsylvania senator is "weak on the 10th Amendment" and lacks the instinct to go after big spending in Washington. In an interview, Perry touted Newt Gingrich as the best Republican in the field to be the party's nominee for president. Perry said of Santorum, "He thinks that Washington needs to be making a substantial amount of those decisions" regarding spending and federal oversight of education, environment and health care decisions better left to the states. Perry appeared on conservative talker Michael Medved's radio show.The...
  • Rick Perry to Make 1st Appearance With Newt Gingrich at Arizona Debate

    02/17/2012 3:31:47 PM PST · by Red Steel · 100 replies
    abc ^ | Feb 17, 2012 5:37pm
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will appear with Newt Gingrich for the first time at the CNN debate in Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 22, a spokesperson for Perry confirmed to ABC News. Perry will appear in the spin room with Gingrich after the debate. There are no other events planned, at this time. Perry endorsed Gingrich when he dropped out of the race on Jan. 19 but has yet to appear publicly with him.
  • Perry to End Bid for Presidency

    01/19/2012 7:15:04 AM PST · by FryingPan101 · 87 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | 01/19/2012 | By JEFF ZELENY
    Perry to End Bid for Presidency By JEFF ZELENY 9:51 a.m. | Updated CHARLESTON, S.C. — Gov. Rick Perry of Texas will end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday and endorse Newt Gingrich, two campaign officials confirmed, a decision that could influence the South Carolina primary on Saturday
  • Poll shows Perry losing Texas, in third place

    01/17/2012 10:13:34 AM PST · by PAConservative1 · 176 replies
    NewsOK ^ | January 17, 2012 | David Freddoso
    From Public Policy Polling, this is really bad news for Rick Perry -- although at this point it cannot be unexpected: Rick Perry's Presidential campaign is doing about as bad in Texas now as it is everywhere else in the country. When PPP last polled the state in September he was at 49%, leading Mitt Romney by 39 points. Now Perry's support has declined by 31 points, leaving him in 3rd place at 18%. Mitt Romney at 24% and Newt Gingrich at 23% lead the way with Rick Santorum at 15%, Ron Paul at 12%, and Buddy Roemer at 0%...
  • Austin to get $11.7M in sales tax revenue

    01/16/2012 12:39:44 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Austin Business Journal ^ | January 11, 2012 | Vicky Garza
    Austin to get $11.7M in sales tax revenue Austin will collect $11.7 million in sales tax revenue from the state this month for sales that took place in November, up 6.2 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. State sales tax revenue was $1.98 billion, up 9.5 percent compared to November 2010 sales. “Sales tax revenue continues to grow in almost all major economic categories and revenue has now increased for 21 consecutive months,” Combs said. Sales taxes from retail trade and restaurant activity continue to improve and tax revenue from...
  • Perry vows a fight for social conservatives' votes [Obama shows disdain toward military]

    01/15/2012 3:24:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | January 15, 2012 | Dave Montgomery
    AUSTIN - Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that he is undaunted by his failure to win the backing of leading social conservatives and expressed confidence that he can still rally conservative voters in Saturday's South Carolina primary with his message of job creation and economic recovery. ....Perry was unapologetic about describing front-runner Mitt Romney's business activities as "vulture" capitalism, despite criticism from a number of leading Republicans, who warned that Democrats could exploit Perry's use of the term if Romney becomes the nominee. Perry said the issue of job creation and Romney's record at Bain Capital is certain to...
  • In or Out? Perry Counts on Strong S.C. Vote to Stay in Race [Santorum: I can win if they drop out]

    01/15/2012 12:05:27 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal - Washington Wire ^ | January 15, 2012 | Danny Yadron and Brody Mullins
    ...“We’ll make that decision on Saturday,” [Perry] said on ABC’s This Week. “It’s our intention to win SouthCarolina and go forward from there. But to try to plan out your campaign months in advance, I think is a little bit of a stretch.” The governor, who trailed in the Iowa caucuses and in the NewHampshire primary, said Sunday that his service in the AirForce will play well with the Palmetto State’s large veterans population. He has also tried to gain votes by attacking front-runner MittRomney as a “vulture” capitalist, a phrase that conservative commentators say sounds like an attack on...
  • Perry: On to Florida

    01/15/2012 8:39:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | January 15, 2012 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Rick Perry says he's going on to campaign in Florida's Jan. 31 Republican presidential primary - no matter how he fares in South Carolina.
  • Final PPP NH poll: Romney 35, Paul 18, Huntsman 16, Gingrich 12, Santorum 11

    01/08/2012 8:31:13 PM PST · by lilyfreeper · 111 replies
    PPP polling firm ^ | Jan 8th | ppp
    Santorum's so-called surge is all but gone. Huntsman is catching up.
  • Rick Perry Will Not Depart From His Conservative Record or Path

    01/06/2012 11:47:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 167 replies
    January 6, 2011 | Vanity - anonymous
    "Rick Perry Will Not Depart From His Conservative Record or Path" - The Real Record, The Real Man Musings of a Rick Perry supporter... I don’t think the American people know Gov. Rick Perry. He burst onto the national stage and seemed like a Texan, okay, a politician with some nerve, some courage, some outspokenness, who was taking on the sacred cows and telling it like it is. But the debates reversed that image...the early ones. Then there are the lies...oh so many, many MANY lies about him. Because of them, people might be forgiven for their confusion, for not...
  • Divided Tea Party Might End Up Helping Mitt Romney

    01/05/2012 3:54:51 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/5/2012 | Sean Higgins
    New Hampshire has long had a reputation as the most conservative state in the Northeast. Its license plates even say, "Live Free or Die." The Tea Party ought to be a force here. Just days before the state's primary, New Hampshirites may help Mitt Romney consolidate his position as the Republican front-runner. Not because they support him, but because they cannot unite behind another candidate.
  • WSJ: Can Perry Come Back?

    01/05/2012 1:16:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 196 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 5, 2012 | Stephen Moore
    National conservative leaders are wondering who, if anyone, can stop Mitt Romney from walking off with the Republican nomination after his narrow win in Iowa and his expected comfortable victory in New Hampshire next week. The name that keeps surfacing is Rick Perry, which says a lot about the desperation that the anti-Romney forces are feeling now. [snip] Perry insiders say that the plausible course forward for the candidate is to make this a one-on-one race with Mr. Romney so that the conservative vote doesn't split in two, three or four ways. South Carolina has a history of deciding the...
  • Perry: I’m looking forward to a primary of REAL Republicans in South Carolina

    01/05/2012 6:57:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/05/2012 | Allahpundit
    Explain a few things to me. One: Why did he announce publicly last night that he was “reassessing” if he truly hadn’t decided to quit yet? If you want to push the talking point that Iowa doesn’t mean anything and that the real race begins in South Carolina, then push it. Don’t show everyone that the caucuses have left you so badly shaken that you’re thinking of getting out. And if that was simply a ploy to give him an excuse to skip campaigning in New Hampshire, where he has no shot, then why immediately turn around this morning and...
  • Bachmann off, Perry on Republican rollercoaster

    01/04/2012 7:35:30 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Star ^ | 1-5-2012 | Eric Johnson and Steve Holland
    Thursday, January 05, 2012 Bachmann off, Perry on Republican rollercoaster By Eric Johnson and Steve Holland DES MOINES, Iowa/MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Michele Bachmann was out, Rick Perry was back and Rick Santorum was up in the most volatile Republican presidential nominating contest in decades on Wednesday, as conservative Republicans searched for an alternative to frontrunner Mitt Romney.............. An afterthought in the race until now, Santorum could have difficulty scaling up his campaign to compete in other states. On Wednesday, his website apparently crashed under a deluge of traffic. Santorum has escaped close scrutiny so far, but rivals have...
  • Can Rick Perry Come Back? (yes)

    01/04/2012 8:21:41 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 111 replies
    http://www.redstate.com/ ^ | January 04 2012 | Erick Erickson
    If Rick Perry leaves the Republican race, there will not be a candidate in the field who authentically represents smaller government. While many conservatives don’t mind activist government so long as the ends are conservative, the willful use of activist government for conservative ends leaves in place a government perfectly capable of activist liberal government when conservatives lose. The only way to fully turn the tide of big government is therefore to support someone who is willing to scale back government. Unfortunately, the only candidate with both an agenda to significantly cut government and a record of actually doing so...
  • Perry leaving "quirky" Iowa for South Carolina

    01/04/2012 2:15:34 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 77 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 4, 2012 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    "This is quirky place and a quirky process to say the least," Perry said of Iowa and its caucuses. "We're going to go into places where they have actual primaries and there are going to be real Republicans voting."
  • Run On, Governor Perry

    01/04/2012 9:28:24 AM PST · by CaroleL · 14 replies · 1+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 01/04/12 | CaroleL
    After finishing fifth in the Iowa Caucuses, Governor Rick Perry returned to Texas to reassess his presidential campaign. Early this morning, there was word ftom a Perry source in "First in the South" primary state South Carolina that "It looks like he is not coming this week. He has definitely canceled his plans." That certainly fueled the speculation that the Perry campaign was over. But now, a tweet from the candidate himself is strongly suggesting otherwise.
  • Rick Perry: Here we come South Carolina

    01/04/2012 9:02:47 AM PST · by Bill C of BDroppings · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 1/04/2012 | Bill C
    When a primary candidate suffers a substantial defeat and states that he will “reassess” his campaign while suspending his travel to the next state in the campaign, it generally means that the candidate has decided to withdraw.
  • Perry stays in presidential race, says it ‘wasn’t a hard decision’

    01/04/2012 10:50:05 AM PST · by wk4bush2004 · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Gov. Rick Perry said today he will continue his presidential campaign despite a fifth-place showing in the Tuesday Iowa caucuses and serious questions about whether he can continue. “I re-assessed,” Perry said as he left his West Des Moines hotel at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. “We’re headed to New Hampshire and South Carolina.” Perry surprised the political world - and many of his advisers - when he Tweeted this morning that he would stay in the race. His Tweet included a photo from his morning jog. “I was out on the trail when it kind of came to me,” Perry...
  • $480: The Price Rick Perry Paid for Each Iowa Caucus Vote

    01/04/2012 11:06:55 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 4, 2012
    What can you buy for $130? A nice pair of headphones. A romantic dinner for two. Five hours of a typical worker's pre-tax salary. Or, if you're running for president, maybe you can buy a vote.If you combine the Republican presidential candidates' total direct spending on media with SuperPAC outlays and other television ad buys from outside groups, you come out to about $15.6 million spent on TV ads in an Iowa caucus with about 120,000 total voters. That means the average price of a buying a vote via media came out about $130 dollars, according to data collected by...
  • NH Primary Tracking Poll (Suffolk 1/4)

    01/04/2012 11:47:07 AM PST · by Crichton · 28 replies
    Suffolk University (pdf) ^ | 1/4/2012 | Suffolk University
    Jan 2nd - Jan 3rd Romney 43% Undecided 16% Paul 14% Gingrich 9% Huntsman 7% Santorum 6% Bachmann 2% Perry 1% Roemer 1% Karger 1%
  • Rush Limbaugh: I hope Perry stays in

    01/04/2012 11:27:35 AM PST · by pogo101 · 98 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 4, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    "I hope he stays in." said Rush Limbaugh today on his radio show, after acknowledging that there was some confusion about whether Rick Perry had decided to stay in the race for president or not.{Snip}
  • A Case For Rick Perry or Mitt Romney

    01/04/2012 5:22:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 4, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    Many point to the fact that different Republican candidates have captured our fancy over the past few months as a sign of weakness. In fact, it’s a sign of strength. Everyone is calling the field weak. Maybe it’s that there are a lot of facets to being President and actually we know that each and everyone of the candidates on the dais are better than the current occupant of the oval office. Republicans just want to let them macerate and pick the best one. The field may be stronger than the congnescenti think. I haven’t picked a horse to back,...
  • Rick Perry: Here we come South Carolina!!

    01/04/2012 8:41:14 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 67 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 4, 2012 11:14 am | Rick Perry
    GovernorPerry 15 mins, 1 sec ago Twitter And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State...Here we come South Carolina!!! yfrog.com/odz8ujrj
  • Rick Perry: Perhaps Not Out of This Race Yet!

    01/04/2012 8:47:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 203 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Januarey 4, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Last night, I wondered if four of the “Not Romneys” would “have the self-control to stop hitting the other Not Romneys and focus on Romney?” For much of this morning, it appeared there would be two fewer of them, with indications that Perry and Bachmann would depart the race. But now, perhaps not; Perry’s personal Twitter account just chirped, “And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State…Here we come South Carolina!!!” It featured this photo:
  • Perry to head to South Carolina

    01/04/2012 8:33:37 AM PST · by GoCards · 73 replies
    Just heard from a tweet, someone elses tweet of course.
  • Rick Perry to "reassess" campaign

    01/03/2012 10:02:42 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 147 replies · 1+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | Tuesday January 3, 2012
    After a disappointing fifth-place finish in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he is going home to Texas to assess "whether there is a path forward for myself in this race." "With the voters' decision tonight in Iowa, I've decided to return to Texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race," Perry told supporters at the end of the night. The candidate, once considered a frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination, earned just 10 percent on Tuesday's contest with more
  • Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"

    01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 103 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius
    In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President. The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother." The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to...
  • Iowa finish could knock Perry out of SC debate

    01/03/2012 7:39:50 PM PST · by Rational Thought · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/03/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, appears doomed to a fifth-place finish in Iowa. Unless he drops out, that would make South Carolina his last stand against Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney. The problem is that he might not receive an invitation to an upcoming South Carolina debate (given the debate criteria). Candidates can qualify to participate in the CNN/Southern Republican Leadership Conference debate January 19th (two days before the South Carolina primary) in one of four ways. First and second, they can place in the top four in either Iowa or New Hampshire. Third and fourth, they can qualify by averaging seven...