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  • Perry under pressure to bow out, endorse another conservative

    01/18/2012 10:41:23 AM PST · by Red Steel · 55 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 18, 2012 at 11:03 am | Patricia Kilday Hart
    Gov. Rick Perry is getting pressure from conservative leaders to bow out of the presidential race before South Carolina’s primary election Saturday. In particular, Erick Erickson of the prominent conservative blog, RedState, reflecting on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s endorsement of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, wrote this morning that: The next big question is whether Governor Perry decides to depart the race before or after Saturday. And if he departs, will he endorse Newt Gingrich, who wrote the introduction to Governor Perry’s book Fed Up!
  • Poll: Romney Cruising Past Rivals in Ohio (Romney 27%, Santorum 18%, Gingrich 17%, Paul 10%)

    01/18/2012 8:03:23 AM PST · by Qbert · 9 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 18, 2012 | Alex Roarty
    A Quinnipiac University survey of Ohio released on Wednesday shows Mitt Romney holding a comfortable edge over his Republican primary rivals in the key battleground state, leading with 27 percent of the vote. Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are locked in a battle for second place, at 18 percent and 17 percent, respectively, while Rep. Ron Paul of Texas trails at just 10 percent. Texas Gov. Rick Perry sits in last place, at 4 percent.  Romney’s advantageous numbers in the Buckeye State -- whose primary will be held on Super Tuesday in early March --...
  • Gingrich Asks Santorum And Perry To Drop Out And Support Him

    01/18/2012 7:41:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/18/2012 | Jaywon Choe
    Newt Gingirch knows how to unseat Mitt Romney as the Republican frontrunner. Speaking with reporters in South Carolina Tuesday, Gingrich suggested that fellow Republican candidates Rick Santorum and Rick Perry should drop out of the race and endorse his campaign. "I am respectful that Rick [Santorum] has every right to run as long as he feels that's what he should do," Gingrich said. "But from the stand point of the conservative movement, consolidating into a Gingrich candidacy would in fact virtually guarantee a victory on Saturday." While there’s no way to say for sure, a Santorum-Perry backed Gingrich could pose...
  • Rick Santorum Says Newt Gingrich Can’t Bully Him to Quit Race

    01/18/2012 12:24:34 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 76 replies
    ABC News Blog ^ | January 17, 2012 | Russell Goldman
    Rick Santorum says he is not ending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination anytime soon — not if he loses in South Carolina, and certainly not because Newt Gingrich wants him to. Vying to be the conservative alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Santorum today brusquely brushed off Gingrich’s suggestion that he and Texas Gov. Rick Perry should quit the race to allow right-wing voters to coalesce behind the former House speaker. Santorum called Gingrich’s suggestion “arrogant” and reminded reporters that he bested the speaker in both the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. “It is an enormous...
  • Perry gets different response at South Carolina prayer gathering

    01/17/2012 9:58:23 PM PST · by trumandogz · 7 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 1.17.12 | Kate Alexander
    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Gov. Rick Perry's presidential bid came full circle Tuesday when he returned to the Response, the same type of Christian prayer gathering that he hosted to much fanfare in August. But much has changed since Perry drew more than 30,000 believers to Houston's Reliant Stadium shortly before announcing his presidential campaign. Several of the South Carolinians who heard the "call to prayer for a nation in crisis" on Tuesday said they don't see Perry as the answer to those prayers. "I really like Perry, but he just stepped on himself too often. ... He really cut his...
  • Suggestion to Gingrich, Santorum, Perry and respective supporters

    01/17/2012 3:32:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 207 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics Republican presidential primary polls | Jan 17, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    RealClear Republican Presidential Polls as of January 17: South Carolina, Monmouth University: Romney 33, Gingrich 22, Paul 12, Santorum 14, Perry 6 South Carolina, Rasmussen Reports: Romney 35, Gingrich 21, Paul 16, Santorum 16, Perry 5 Florida, PPP (D): Romney 41, Gingrich 26, Santorum 11, Paul 10, Perry 4 Florida, Sunshine State News/VSS: Romney 46, Gingrich 20, Santorum 12, Paul 9, Perry 3 Nationwide ABC News/Wash Post Romney 36, Gingrich 16, Santorum 13, Paul 16, Perry 9 Nationwide Gallup Tracking: Romney 34, Gingrich 15, Santorum 15, Paul 12, Perry 6 Like it or not, the trend has been clear for...
  • Campaign Journal: Gingrich & Perry(Introduced as "the man who kicked butt last night,"- videos)

    01/17/2012 1:25:05 PM PST · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    Post Gazette ^ | Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:27 | James O'Toole
    FLORENCE, S.C. -- Introduced as "the man who kicked butt last night,'' Newt Gingrich told a town hall meeting Tuesday that he was the best bet to unite conservative voters to stop Mitt Romney. "If we win Saturday, I think I'll be the nominee,'' he said, while arguing that a vote for either former Sen. Rick Santorum or Texas Gov. Rick Perry would be, in effect, a vote to make Mr. Romney the nominee. Asked to compare his electoral chances with Mr. Santorum's, the former speaker pointed to his lands lie loss ot Sen. Bob Casey seven years ago. "There...
  • Mitt's Bad Night

    01/17/2012 10:25:48 AM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 16, 2012 | Charlotte Hays
    With conservatives finally moving in his direction, Mitt Romney picked Monday night to turn in a terrible performance. If somebody told him he just had to stand there and not make a gaffe, they were wrong.  Romney got a little better as the evening wore on. He’s got to work on having not just an adequate but a stirring defense of his career at Bain Capital. He should have known that he was going to be asked if he’d release his income-tax returns. He was ill at ease. He should have been prepared.  Newt Gingrich, by contrast, was on fire. A...
  • 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%...
  • Is a 'death match' coming between Gingrich, Santorum and Perry to be the Reagan Rep in 2012?

    01/17/2012 5:46:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2012 | Bradley A. Blakeman, Politics and Public Policy at Georgetown University
    [SNIP leading up to the "advice" from a former GW Bush adviser] ....A win in SouthCarolina will be overwhelming proof that Romney is just “right” enough to win the nomination. If that were to occur, Romney would have won in the conservative Midwest, the more liberal/independent Northeast and the conservative South. Perry, Santorum and Gingrich need a win, place or show in SouthCarolina to continue to Florida. ...The real question will be one for Gingrich to answer. If Gingrich doesn’t come in a close 2nd or 3rd in South Carolina, will he engage in a “scorched earth policy” that if...
  • Rick Perry should harness an imploding Europe to define his message to GOP voters

    01/16/2012 3:12:13 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-16-12 | Vince
    It is said that history is written by the victors. In the case of the 2012 election it’s hard to see how that’s even possible given that with the current trajectory of the GOP primaries we’re all going to end up losers. Rarely does it occur that choices and consequences of government policies are so starkly presented for an electorate as they are today. Unfortunately, I’m not talking about the GOP field as an alternative to our big government president. Today, the national debt stands at approximately $15 trillion, or almost $50,000 per American citizen. $4.6 trillion of that debt...
  • Did the Tea Party Miss it's Chance in the GOP Primary?

    01/16/2012 2:04:14 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 45 replies
    Red County ^ | January 16, 2012 | Matthew Burke
    I am appalled, dumbfounded, and discouraged to see pseudo-conservative candidates getting votes from those who consider themselves part of the Tea Party movement, in the early GOP presidential primaries.
  • Jobs, jobs, jobs lure Perry backer

    01/15/2012 4:02:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The State ^ | January 15, 2012 | ADAM BEAM
    When Allie Jennings and her husband, Ethan, graduated form college in 2003, they had no trouble finding jobs. “I just think raising a son, and then being married to someone who would like to climb the ladder in business, I think Gov. Perry represents a lot of opportunity for our family,” Allie Jennings said. Perry announced his candidacy during a rally in Charleston over the summer, and the Jennings were there to see him as Perry emphasized his record on job creation while governor of Texas. In January 2001, a month after Perry took office, there were 10,023,806 jobs in...
  • Santorum Endorsement Doesn't Impress Churchgoers (Rick Blasts, Promises to Fight " Big Business")

    01/15/2012 2:26:15 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 70 replies
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 12-15-2012 | Deborah Charles
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum touted an 11th-hour endorsement from conservative Christian leaders on Sunday ahead of South Carolina's crucial nominating contest but it appeared to have little influence on churchgoers. With South Carolina's January 21 primary approaching, time is running short for Santorum and other Republican candidates who hope to slow front-runner Mitt Romney's march to the Republican presidential nomination..... ....."I make decisions for myself and I don't listen to what a bunch of leaders say to do," said Victoria Jaworowski, who was attending the Cathedral of Praise mega-church in North Charleston. The Christian leaders meeting in Texas only...
  • Santorum Revealed as Romney's Stalking Horse in Brenham (The Meeting That Won’t Change The World)

    01/15/2012 1:59:24 PM PST · by shield · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Rick Perry Report ^ | 15th January 2012 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    At least it was cordial. But the 150 or so "movement conservatives" gathered at Paul Pressler's this weekend (1/13-14) were a fractured lot. Maybe 10% were for Perry. Almost all of them were against Romney. Well, sort of. Caveat below. There was an official Romney guy there who explained that "You'll either work with us now or work with us later, but you'll all have to get on Mitt's train, because we have the money and the organization, so there's no stopping us." This did not go over well. It just made everyone more determined than ever to do whatever...
  • Jeb Bush will endorse Mitt Romney, it's just a question of when

    01/15/2012 1:38:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 15 2012 | Thomas DeFrank
    Newt Gingrich got the endorsement of Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, which is not nearly as valuable. If you’re a Republican who wants to be President, you’d rather have a Bush bless your candidacy than a Palin. Which is why Mitt Romney’s strategists and party pros shrug off Newt Gingrich’s endorsement by Sarah Palin’s husband Todd — and look at their shoes when asked whether former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will endorse Romney. “That would be nice,” a prominent Romney counselor squirmed when asked the question directly. But Jeb’s endorsement of a fellow retired governor is a question of when, not...
  • Perry attacks Obama admin’s ‘disdain for the military’ [VIDEO]

    01/15/2012 11:37:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/15/12 | Jeff Poor
    The video of U.S. Marines urinating on dead Taliban soldiers that surfaced last week has sparked its share of outrage. However, it is the Obama administration’s reaction that has Texas Gov. Rick Perry concerned. In an appearance on Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Texas governor called that video “a stupid mistake” and alluded to similar actions that occurred throughout history during times of war. “Well, obviously, 18, 19-year-old kids make stupid mistakes all too often, and that’s what’s occurred here,” he said. “But when you’re in war — and history, kind of, backs up — there’s...
  • Perry Ruling: Perry Denied (only Mitt & Paul on ballot)

    01/14/2012 4:40:56 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 74 replies
    Red State Virginia ^ | January 14, 2012 | Kurt Feigel
    A Judge has ruled that the ballot will stand as is for the Virginia primary with Ron Paul and Mitt Romney as the only candidates in the presidential primary. In a 22 page ruling the Judge basically said that the Plaintiff’s: Perry,Gingrich,Santorum,Huntsman waited too long to file their request for an injunction. The Judge said: “In essense, they played the game, lost, and then complained that the rules were unfair,” Judge Gibney pulled no punches here: “They knew the rules in Virginia many months ago; the limitations on circulators affected them as soon as they began to circulate petitions. The...
  • Return of the Phantom Menace

    01/14/2012 2:53:21 PM PST · by Windflier · 29 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 13 January 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Perry's campaign is quite obviously near an irretrievable collapse. He finished a weak fifth in the Iowa caucuses Jan. 3 and reportedly considered quitting, only to tell reporters the next day he was "headed to New Hampshire and then to South Carolina." Instead of going to New Hampshire, where his name was on the ballot but he got only one percent of the vote, after a trip home to Texas, Perry began campaigning in South Carolina, where the latest poll shows him in sixth place. Even his single-digit support in the Palmetto State, however, might translate to several thousand votes...
  • Former Perry S.C. Supporter Switches Endorsement to Santorum (South Carolina GOP leader)

    01/14/2012 1:01:36 PM PST · by Qbert · 106 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.14.12 | ROBERT STACY MCCAIN
    South Carolina GOP leader Patrick Haddon, who formerly supported Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential primary, yesterday announced his endorsement of Rick Santorum. "After looking at all the candidates and their political careers, and looking for a true conservative that has been fighting for real Republican causes, there is only one candidate that has been a consistent conservative fighting [for] family values and supporting pro-life issues," said Haddon, former chairman of the Greenville County GOP. "That is why Shelly and I are proud to endorse Senator Rick Santorum for President of the United States." Haddon's endorsement of Santorum...