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  • Perry: No Viable Path Forward (video)

    Rick Perry suspends his presidential campaign after poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, then endorses Newt Gingrich.
  • Perry backs Gingrich, but his donors may prefer Romney(LA Times delusions)

    01/19/2012 12:41:27 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    latimes ^ | January 19, 2012, 12:10 p.m. | Melanie Mason and Matea Gol
    In endorsing Newt Gingrich's presidential bid, Rick Perry may have thrown some votes over to the former House Speaker in the upcoming South Carolina primary. But it's no guarantee that the Texas governor's financial backers will follow. While many of Perry's evangelical Christian donors in Texas could find Gingrich appealing, fundraisers from the establishment wing of the GOP are more likely to gravitate to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Indeed, one top Perry fundraiser -- Dirk Van Dongen, a lobbyist who co-chaired the governor's fundraising efforts in Washington -- signed on to the Romney camp Thursday morning. "I would guess...
  • Mitt Romney dealt double blow ahead of South Carolina

    01/19/2012 12:21:18 PM PST · by danielmryan · 52 replies
    The Telegrapah ^ | Jan. 19, 2012 | Jon Swaine
    Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican presidential nomination was dealt a double blow, as his Iowa caucus win was dramatically taken away and Governor Rick Perry withdrew and endorsed Newt Gingrich, his main rival.
  • APORKALYPSE NOW

    01/19/2012 10:11:39 AM PST · by Carry_Okie · 57 replies
    The Daily ^ | September 1, 2011 | Erik German
    HOUSTON — Texas has been messed with, and now it’s sending in the helicopters. Starting today, Texans are taking their ceaseless fight against feral pigs to the skies, thanks to the Texas “Pork Chopper” bill, signed by Gov. Rick Perry. Once limited to killing invasive swine on the ground, licensed hunters can now shoot them from helicopters — for a price. “I’m ready to book a hunt today!” said David Fason, 48, who drove nine hours and paid $350 on a recent weekend to attend a class in Houston — the first of its kind — on how to safely...
  • Perry Drops Out. Endorses Newt. Will Campaign and Serve.

    01/19/2012 8:52:38 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 118 replies
    Red State ^ | January 19th | Erick Erickson
    I’m told reliably that Governor Perry will head up a 10th Amendment project for Speaker Gingrich to rally Governors and state legislators toward a plan of devolving power from Washington. This project will include helping shape the Republican platform for the general election. Governor Perry will also campaign for Speaker Gingrich in Texas.
  • Santorum has Iowa, Gingrich has Palin – and suddenly South Carolina is wide open

    01/19/2012 8:53:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | January 19, 2012 | Dr. Tim Stanley
    What a difference 24 hours makes to a Republican race. I arrived in Washington late last night, passed out, woke up, ran to a GOP breakfast, and only discovered over a midmorning sherry what happened all the time that I had been in the air or fast asleep. A tubby gentleman – head of an organisation titled something like Southerners Against Decadence – told me, “Perry is out, Santorum won Iowa and Gingrich is backed by Palin”. This news cycle is bound to shake the race up a little, depending on who benefits from it. Here are the highlights and...
  • Rasmussen: Newt Gingrich is Once Again Frontrunner in South Carolina, Perry Endorsing as We Speak

    01/19/2012 8:44:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 19, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    After showing him closed with a couple points yesterday, the surge in Rasmussen's vaunted polling (accuracy born of asking only likely voters, not just 'registered' or 'adults') continues today with Newt now out front of a nervous Mittens by 2 pts now.... Add Perry's pending endorsement, and it's 'Marianne who?' Bring it on, MSM scumbags! btw, I just watched that interview with her anyway... Marianne (herself a homewrecker) DIRECTLY contradicts what she said in a 1999 WaPo interview!!! (-here-)
  • When "social issues" are subordinate to economics - civilizations Fall

    01/19/2012 8:25:29 AM PST · by publius321 · 7 replies
    Publius321 (from my post at WSJ)
    I wrote a comment at WSJ giving plaudits to Rick Perry - BEFORE - the primary and said "If Fred Thompson had dropped BEFORE the SC praimary last election (knowing he wasn't going to continue afterward) - who knows, we might not have thrown away any opportunity of beating Obama by letting McCain hi-jack the party." A gentleman replied to me about being a conservative but he apparently supports Romney under the eroneous notions that Romney would be better for the economy and more importantly - that "the economy is the number one issue" and "social issues" are number two....
  • Live Thread: Perry Press Conference [Endorses Newt]

    01/19/2012 8:14:02 AM PST · by KansasGirl · 207 replies
    FNC
    Waiting on Perry to take podium any moment! He will endorse Newt!
  • 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
  • FIRST ON CNN: Perry to drop out Thursday

    01/19/2012 6:30:38 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 198 replies
    CNN ^ | January 19,2012 | Peter Hamby
    Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Perry is telling supporters that he will drop his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, two sources familiar with the plans told CNN.
  • Sabbatical from FR GOP politics until primary ends (vanity)

    01/19/2012 7:04:48 AM PST · by indianrightwinger · 42 replies
    Self
    With Perry out of the race, we are stuck between Newt and Romney. There is no way I would ever be able to support Newt given so many of his personality flaws, his past stabbing of conservative champions and his support for national level statist solutions. And, we all know about Romney and Romneycare. Until now, Newt bashing had a purpose in support of Perry. So, a sabbatical from FR's GOP politics seems like the right thing. When Georgia primary does take place, I will be voting for Santorum (if he is still on the ballot) or write Perry in.
  • Perry dropping out?

    01/19/2012 6:55:43 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/19/12 | William Jacobson
    So reports Peter Hamby of CNN via Twitter: Rick Perry will drop out of the Republican presidential race today, two sources tell CNN. Updates: Perry just scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference. Via HotAir, Perry will endorse Newt.
  • Sources: Perry expected to drop out, endorse Newt

    01/19/2012 6:36:26 AM PST · by jaguar21 · 107 replies
    Rick Perry is expected to drop out later this morning at an 11 a.m. press conference and endorse Newt Gingrich, two sources confirmed to POLITICO.
  • Lorne Gunter: Rick Perry is proof the U.S. primary system works

    01/19/2012 12:29:56 AM PST · by trumandogz · 10 replies
    Nationlal Post ^ | 1.18.12 | Lorne Gunter
    Rick Perry is, by most accounts, a good governor of Texas. He was elected first in 2002 and has been re-elected twice, since. That is no small feat and is a good indication that he is a capable administrator of a complex state with a population about three-quarters that of Canada’s. But as a Republican candidate for president, the man has been a doofus.
  • InsiderAdvantage Poll: Gingrich Now Leads Romney in S. Carolina Newt 32 Mitt 29 Santorum 11 Perry 3

    01/18/2012 7:48:04 PM PST · by VinL · 301 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1-18-12 | Staff
    An InsiderAdvantage poll conducted Wednesday night has former House Speaker Newt Gingrich now leading the Republican primary race in South Carolina. The poll of likely Republican primary voters has Gingrich with 32 percent, ahead of Mitt Romney who trailed close behind at 29 percent. The results are a significant reversal for Romney, who had led polls before Tuesday's Fox News debate. A poll conducted by InsiderAdvantage last Sunday showed Romney with a double-digit lead over Gingrich. The InsiderAdvantage poll is the first major South Carolina survey after the debate. Gingrich has been crediting with winning the debate. The poll found...
  • Medal of Honor Recipient Major General James Livingston Endorses Newt Gingrich

    01/18/2012 5:44:49 PM PST · by red flanker · 16 replies
    Newt Org ^ | January 18, 2012 | Staff
    Charleston, SC - Medal of Honor recipient Major General James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret) today endorsed Newt Gingrich’s candidacy for president of the United States. Newt GingrichA South Carolina Lowcountry resident, decorated war hero, and prominent member of America’s veterans community, General Livingston today withdrew his support of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s candidacy and announced he intends to promptly begin campaigning for Speaker Newt Gingrich. “I appreciate Governor Perry’s efforts, and adore him and his wife Anita. But I have come to the conclusion that Republicans need to get behind a conservative candidate who is developing the momentum needed to...
  • China has our forests, now we’re sending our oilfields too (Canada)

    01/18/2012 11:38:41 AM PST · by mojito · 6 replies
    The National Post ^ | 1/17/2012 | Terry Glavin
    Canada is at the brink of what is probably the most radical shift in energy and foreign policy since Pierre Trudeau and Mitchell Sharp engineered the ultimately doomed “Third Option” 40 years ago, which was all about reducing our economic reliance on the United States. This time around, everything is happening quite suddenly. There has been no debate of any consequence at all – not in the House of Commons, not in the Senate, not in the proceedings of a Royal Commission. Certainly not in the news media. Just as the underpinnings of the old order are collapsing, certain Conservatives...
  • I Vow

    01/18/2012 1:44:31 PM PST · by FryingPan101 · 55 replies
    Vanity | 01/18/2012 | FryingPan101
    After listening to Governor Rick Perry on the Sean Hannity Show, I couldn't help but be blown away by his good nature. What a great guy. You can hear in his voice how he has managed to keep his eye on a goal while working with others to achieve it. His respect for his political foes and his understanding of the the whole process inspired me. Naming names and demonstrating professional links to some of his fellow candidates was generous and kind. I'm going to continue to support Governor Perry but I would never encourage him to drop out. He...
  • Rick Perry’s Final Act: King Maker? (He can end his campaign now and leave a hero)

    01/18/2012 1:31:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/18/2012 | Erick Erikson
    Barring a miracle, this is Rick Perry’s final act in the 2012 elections. On Saturday, he will come in last in South Carolina. It will be only the third time in a generation Rick Perry has lost an election, with the only other two times being Iowa and New Hampshire this year. For a generation, Rick Perry was undefeated. Now he will go back to Texas and everyone who ever lost to Rick Perry will seek to settle old scores. It will be a tough, bloody fight. He will have to be ready for it. Perry, however, has a potential...
  • Conservatives Call on Rick Perry to Exit Race

    01/18/2012 1:22:00 PM PST · by TBBT · 102 replies
    abcnews.go.com/blogs ^ | 1/18/2012 | Arlette Saenz
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Several prominent conservatives have called for Rick Perry to call his presidential bid quits, with one blogger urging the Texas governor to end his campaign and throw his backing toward Newt Gingrich. Erick Erickson, the founder of RedState.com, the website that hosted the event where Perry announced his presidential bid in August, penned an entry today calling Perry a potential “kingmaker” in the South Carolina primary if he drops out before the weekend. “Barring a miracle, this is Rick Perry’s final act in the 2012 elections. On Saturday, he will come in last in South Carolina,” Erickson...
  • Erickson calls on Perry to bow out now

    01/18/2012 12:38:03 PM PST · by TBBT · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/18/2012 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Erick Erickson, the RedState founder who helped usher in the Rick Perry presidential candidacy at a convention the website put together in August, is now calling on the Texas governor to bow out ahead of the South Carolina vote for the sake of conservative unity: If Rick Perry stays in the race, conservatives opposed to Mitt Romney will be legitimately able to blame Rick Perry for dragging down either Newt or Santorum. If the person he endorses doesn’t win the nomination, it still doesn’t hurt him as much as staying in to take a few deciding votes. Huntsman has already...
  • Sarah Palin Says She’d Vote for Newt

    01/18/2012 11:43:23 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 78 replies · 1+ views
    resdstate.com ^ | Jan 18, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    This will probably be the biggest news of the morning. Millions have wondered who Governor Palin would actually support. She’s making it crystal clear now. On Fox News, Sarah Palin says if she lived in South Carolina she’d vote for Newt. 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! With Palin’s endorsement, Rick Perry is now in a terribly awkward spot. If he departs before Saturday, he could be a hero for...
  • 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...
  • Private Equity and Creative Destruction

    01/14/2012 8:24:24 AM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 18 replies
    Pajama Media ^ | Spengler
    Want to see what America would look like without private equity? Move to Detroit and contemplate the ruins of a city ruined by the placid conformity of auto industry executives. The economic impact of the corporate takeover business can’t be measured by the outcome of takeovers as such. Private equity transformed the way American business thought about the world. If managers did a lousy job, outside investors could raise money (a lot of it from trade union pension funds as well as university endowments) and kick them out. Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry should be ashamed of themselves for bean-counting...
  • Froma Harrop: The Missing 'Humanity Clause' At Bain (This will make your blood boil

    01/14/2012 2:24:16 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 104 replies · 3+ views
    The Sun Journal ^ | 1/14/2012 | Froma Harrop
    ... Under Romney's leadership Bain bought majority control of World Wide Grinding Systems in 1993. It put up $8 million of the $75 million purchase price and borrowed $125 million by issuing bonds. Bain immediately sent investors $36 million in dividend checks... A steel business is capital-intensive and sensitive to economic conditions. That's why it needs to conserve money for the lean years. When the economy did go south, so did GS Technologies. GS Technologies went bankrupt in 2001, the plant closed and 750 workers lost their jobs. Bain skipped out on a previous agreement to provide severance pay and...
  • ANCESTRY.COM Reveals Mitt Romney’s Presidential Genes: 2012 GOP Hopeful Is Related to Six Presidents

    01/13/2012 6:17:22 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 106 replies
    ancestry.com ^ | December 20, 2011 | ancestry.com
    Leading Family History Site also Links GOP Candidates Huntsman and Perry to Former Presidents and American Legends PROVO, UTAH (December 20, 2011) - As Americans prepare to cast their votes in the 2012 Republican Presidential primaries and caucuses starting January 3 in Iowa, Ancestry.com today announced that several key Republican presidential contenders have historic political leaders in their genes – suggesting that the upcoming primaries are really one grand ol’ family party. The world’s largest online family history resource has discovered that Mitt Romney leads the pack in presidential lineage with six former Commanders–in-Chief in his family history.  The former Massachusetts...
  • Mitt Romney can be beaten in South Carolina, but only if conservatives toughen up

    01/13/2012 5:34:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | January 13, 2012 | Dr. Tim Stanley
    Mitt Romney is suddenly leading everywhere – except where it matters. Pollsters say that he’s running well nationally in the Republican presidential contest, but South Carolina – which votes on the 21st – is too close to call. Insider Advantage puts Romney on 23 percent in the Palmetto state, Newt Gingrich on 21 percent and Rick Santorum on 14 percent. The New York Times has made a prediction that takes into account all the momentum swinging around following Mitt’s New Hampshire win. It comes up with Romney at 25.5 percent and Gingrich at 24.7 percent (Ron Paul slips in third...
  • McCain Hit Romney On Bain in 2008

    01/13/2012 3:45:14 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/13/2012 | Staff
    John McCain heartedly defended Mitt Romney's private sector record today. "These attacks on, quote, Bain Capital is really kind of anathema to everything we believe in" said John McCain. "We believe in job creation, and the record of Bain Capital is to take companies that would otherwise fail and restore them to some kind of viability, and sometimes that doesn't work, but you know, when it always works is a thing called communism." But that's exactly not what McCain was saying in 2008, when the rapaciousness of Bain was part of the end game he and his aides pressed against...
  • Breaking: Federal judge rejects Perry’s challenge to Virginia ballot law (Just Romney vs Paul)

    01/13/2012 2:20:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/13/2012 | Allahpundit
    Gingrich, Santorum, and Huntsman failed to qualify for the ballot too, you’ll recall, so Perry’s loss is also their loss. Which means, unless this gets turned around on appeal, the Virginia primary ballot will consist of Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and … that’s it. Huge news considering that, er, Romney and Paul will almost certainly be the only two candidates left in the race on March 6 anyway.I said last month that I thought Perry had a real shot at success on the merits. The court actually agreed. There was just one problem: In his opinion, Gibney says Perry, and...
  • Judge rules against Rick Perry's Virginia ballot suit

    01/13/2012 1:49:52 PM PST · by Quicksilver · 162 replies · 6+ views
    Politico ^ | January 13, 2012 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Following a hearing in Richmond today, U.S. district judge John Gibney ruled against Rick Perry's challenge to the Virginia ballot rules. In his opinion, Gibney says Perry, and the other candidates who joined the challenge, waited too long to bring the suit. "They knew the rules in Virginia many months ago; the limitations on circulators affected them as soon as they began to circulate petitions," he writes. "They plaintiffs could have challenged the Virginia law at that time. Instead, they waited until after the time to gather petitions had ended and they had lost the political battle to be on...