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  • A President of Honor -- You cant tell me that America is not exceptional...because I've seen it."

    12/10/2011 10:06:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 10, 2011 | Heroes speak out for Gov. Rick Perry
    You cant tell me that America is not exceptional. You can't tell me that because I've seen it "Rick Perry has always remained faithful." -- First Lieutenant Daniel P. Moran [6:45] Medal recipients tell of their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their fellow heroes -- and why they support Rick Perry. Even if you don't support Gov. Perry, please watch these men and hear their words.
  • America Needs Rick Perry as President

    11/26/2011 9:21:55 AM PST · by shield · 95 replies
    YouTube ^ | 24th November, 2011
    Do not believe the haters and the left-leaning media. Rick Perry has the strength, conviction, and solid record to turn America around. It is time. Time for a REAL change.
  • Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington

    11/26/2011 7:51:20 AM PST · by shield · 8 replies
    Future of Capitalism ^ | 11th November, 2011 | Ira Stoll
    One of the most striking lines of President Bush's new memoir, Decision Points, is the line in which he tells aides, "If we're really looking at another Great Depression, you can be damn sure I'm going to be Roosevelt, not Hoover." Mr. Bush may want to check out the new book by his successor as governor of Texas, Rick Perry, Fed Up!, as a corrective. Mr. Perry writes that the claim that Roosevelt's New Deal ended the Depression is a "fraud" that "simply does not stand up to history." He writes, "Consider that when FDR took office in 1933, unemployment...
  • Rick Perry in the Arena

    11/24/2011 11:28:39 AM PST · by shield · 35 replies
    RedState ^ | 20th November, 2011 | Tennessean
    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in...
  • Rick Perry, A Texas Man, An American Man, A Leader

    11/24/2011 10:00:30 AM PST · by shield · 77 replies
    TruthReportNow ^ | November, 2011 | Christian Conservative
    Americans love westerns in the style of Clint Eastwood, with his rough-talking, hard-hitting, clean-up-the-town bravado that brings a secure assurance that everything is going to be righted rescued and peace will reign again. It is no wonder then in this primary season Americans are looking for a leader to deliver us from the malaise and fear of the destructive direction the current administration has taken this country. Voters ask, where is our America? The America that is the light of the world and place where people of all countries have desired to come, prosper and be called an American? Where...
  • Perrys reintroduction continues

    11/24/2011 8:55:41 AM PST · by shield · 110 replies
    RedState ^ | 22nd November, 2011 | Dave O Connor
    The telegenic Texan took two steps forward sitting in the center chair on Fox Monday evening. One step backward too alas, but more about that in a bit. Gov Perry was relaxed and alert as he fielded a variety of questions. He smartly used his answers to remind conservatives why they should consider him. This is a man who is a quick study and a formidable politician. Instead of just Texas this and Texas that he pointed out that the Lone Star state all by its lonesome is the 13th largest economy in the world. A nice way to pivot...
  • Rick Perry Takes "Center Seat" on Fox News Special Report at 6:35 - 6:40 PM EST

    11/21/2011 3:30:22 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 325 replies
    Fox News Special Report ^ | 11/21/11 | Fox News Special Report
    These Fox News Special Report "center seat" interviews - questioning by 3 or 4 Fox News regulars - start off on TV, and then usually move online at 7PM EST - at the link above. I think these are pretty intensive & fair interviews; the last one with Gingrich was very informative. Hope Perry proves to the world he's not the idiot of popular caricature; he's my 2nd choice, if Gingrich should fall.
  • Perry: I wouldn't honor "trigger" spending cuts

    11/18/2011 1:07:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 2+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 17, 2011 | Rebecca Kaplan, CBS and National Journal
    JACKSON, MISS. - As president, Rick Perry would not uphold spending cuts required if the congressional supercommittee fails to meet next week's deadline for a plan to reduce federal spending by $1.2 trillion, the Republican presidential candidate said Thursday. "Not at all," Perry told reporters here when asked whether he would allow the draconian cuts - including $600 billion from the Pentagon -- to take place if he is in the White House in January, 2013. The Texas governor insists that his plan to lower taxes and reduce regulations will make the cuts unnecessary by stimulating the economy. Perry decried...
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romneys rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. Its also likely to far outpace Herman Cains fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...
  • Rick Perry names Presidency 5 leadership team

    09/20/2011 10:39:55 AM PDT · by shield · 24 replies
    Tampabay ^ | 20th September 2011 | Staff of St. Petersburg Times
    Rick Perry today announced his leadership team for Presidency 5, tapping Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon serving as chairman. Florida is critical to the presidential nomination process, so I look forward to bringing my pro-jobs, conservative message to Florida and the Presidency 5 events, Gov. Perry said. Floridians care about jobs, fiscal responsibility and ending Obamacare and other federal excesses. I am pleased to have the opportunity to share my record and vision for job creation and fiscal conservatism with the voters of the Sunshine State. Gov. Perry knows that the path to the nomination and eventually the White House...
  • 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination

    09/19/2011 7:22:57 PM PDT · by DRey · 63 replies
    2012 Republican Presidential Nomination 2008 GOP Race on September 19, 2007 | 2008 GOP Final RCP Average Polling Data Poll Date Perry Romney Palin Paul Bachmann Gingrich Cain Santorum Huntsman Spread RCP Average 9/8 - 9/18 28.2 19.6 11.5 9.8 6.8 6.2 5.4 1.8 1.4 Perry +8.6 USA Today/Gallup 9/15 - 9/18 31 24 -- 13 5 5 5 2 1 Perry +7 CBS News/NY Times 9/10 - 9/15 23 16 -- 5 7 7 5 1 1 Perry +7 Bloomberg 9/9 - 9/12 26 22 8 8 9 4 4 2 1 Perry +4 CNN/Opinion Research 9/9 - 9/11...
  • Rick Perry Moves In On New York Jews With Pro-Israel Rally

    09/19/2011 5:04:54 PM PDT · by shield · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 19th, 2011 | Grace Wyler
    After devoting his first New York campaign trip to Donald Trump and Fashion Week fetes, 2012 presidential hopeful Rick Perry is getting down to business this time around. Perry is back in Manhattan this week, courting voters in the city's large Hispanic and Jewish communities two typically Democratic voting blocs that the GOP hopes to woo away in 2012. The Texas Governor is hosting a rally with Israeli politicians and Jewish-American activists at the W Hotel tomorrow morning. The event is centered around President Obama's visit to the United Nations and the Palestinian application for statehood, expected to be...
  • "We have had several Texas presidents, but none so deeply, intensely Texas as this guy..."

    09/18/2011 5:36:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 165 replies
    Althouse ^ | 9-18-2011 | Althouse
    September 18, 2011 "We have had several Texas presidents, but none so deeply, intensely Texas as this guy would be." Man, Rick Perry is freaking out the New York Times. Gail Collins is all: You think of Rick Perry, you think of Texas. And more Texas. Perry the cowboy coyote-killer, the lord of the Texas job-creation machine, the g-dropping glad-hander with a “howdy” for every stranger in the room. He barely exists in the national mind outside of the Texas connection.And Maureen Dowd is all over the place talking about Perry with references to an obvious and old Hollywood movie....
  • ObamaCare Undermined by Study that RomneyCare Killed 18,000 Jobs, Cost $8 billion

    09/18/2011 8:46:53 AM PDT · by shield · 14 replies
    Rick Perry.org ^ | September 15th, 2011 | Staff
    AUSTIN President Obamas socialized medicine plan was dealt a serious blow today by a new Beacon Hill Institute study showing that Governor Mitt Romneys RomneyCare plan has cost 18,000 jobs and $8 billion. If RomneyCare killed 18,000 jobs in Massachusetts, imagine what ObamaCare will do to a U.S. economy already hurting from too much liberalism, said Perry spokesman Ray Sullivan. These government-mandated health schemes kill too many jobs and cost too much. RomneyCares job-killing results are another reason ObamaCare must be stopped. Yesterday, Governor Romney defended RomneyCare at a town hall meeting in Sun Lakes, Arizona, saying, I like...
  • Rick Perry Versus the True Believers

    09/18/2011 6:18:21 AM PDT · by shield · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 18th, 2011 | Neo-Neocon
    One man's fight against the church of Obamacentrism. Its open season on Republican front-runner Rick Perry. A favorite charge is that hes ignorant and anti-science. Some of Perrys recent remarks about anthropogenic global warming for example, that there is a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data, and that weekly or daily scientists are coming forward and questioning AGW have his critics nearly chortling with glee as they derisively dismiss such an obvious dummy. Thomas Friedman of the New York Times jokingly calls Perry crazy for alleging that climate change is some fraud perpetrated by scientists trying...
  • Poll: Perry Leads GOP Field in Florida

    09/14/2011 7:46:00 PM PDT · by DRey · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 15, 2011 | Kyle Adams
    The poll, conducted by Insider Advantage for the Florida Times-Union, shows Perry leading the field with 29 percent support. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney comes in second with 20 percent support. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is a distant third with 9 percent. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has 8 percent support, businessman Herman Cain has 6 percent, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul has 5 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum garners 2 percent support, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman rounds out the field with just over 1 percent.
  • Perry Wins One-on-One Battle With Romney, Gets Bloodied by Field

    09/14/2011 6:07:46 AM PDT · by shield · 47 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 13th, 2011 | Tony Lee
    There were two questions going into Monday's GOP presidential debate, which was sponsored by CNN and the Tea Party Express. First, who would emerge as the victor in the battle between Mitt Romney​ and Rick Perry, the two Republican front-runners, over Social Security. Second, which candidates would elbow their way into the conversation? Perry Wins Battle Against Romney After Perry characterized Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme" in a debate last week in California at the Reagan Library, Romney tried to pounce on those comments by accusing Perry of trying to kill Social Security. Romney tried to depict Perry as...
  • Round Two: Rick Perry and the Seven Dwarfs

    09/13/2011 9:30:24 AM PDT · by shield · 122 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 13th, 2011 | Roger L Simon
    They say it aint over til its over or the fat lady sings at least a dozen times, finally making all the high notes in Aida and La Traviata in succession. Nevertheless after only his second debate things do look pretty good for Rick Perry. And consider before this Tampa debate he was already twelve points ahead of nearest rival Mitt Romney, according to its sponsors (CNN) own poll. So its no surprise that most of Mondays affair which mostly reprised the same questions from last weeks Reagan Library debate (this all could get pretty tedious fast)...
  • Bravo, Rick Perry: Ponzi Scheme Talk Is Leadership

    09/09/2011 8:11:32 AM PDT · by shield · 101 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 9th, 2011 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    According to the commentariat, Governor Rick Perry has stepped into a pile of electoral cow manure. Perry had the unrivaled gall to tell the truth about Social Security that the program is, by design, a Ponzi scheme. As President Eloquent might say, the talking heads are all wee-weed up. Personally, Id like to give Rick Perry a medal for courage and a laurel wreath for leadership. He has signaled his intention to speak truth boldly in terms real people can understand. Of course, Social Security is essentially a Ponzi scheme, fully dependent upon adequate numbers of new investors (workers)...
  • Chris Matthews Social Security admission: It is a Ponzi scheme

    09/09/2011 7:02:13 AM PDT · by shield · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 9th, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Betcha didnt see this one coming. On MSNBCs Thursday broadcast of Hardball, host Chris Matthews committed the mortal sin he nearly parroted the theory that mortified so many of the networks hosts and guests throughout the day. Matthews called Social Security a Ponzi scheme the day after Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry doubled down on his previous statements echoing that sentiment in the Republican debate (h/t Matt Lewis) Matthews first put forth what he thought Social Security was originally intended to be: You pay for it while you work. When you retired and have no other form of income,...
  • Rasmussen: Obama Now Underdog For Re-election

    09/08/2011 11:42:43 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 29 replies
    newsmax ^ | SEPTEMBER 07, 2011 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Independent pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen tells Newsmax that Wednesday nights GOP debate was rockier than expected for leading candidate Rick Perry, and says his stance on the Social Security issue could be the chink in the armor of his campaign. But Rasmussen asserts that the Texas governor right now has all the excitement and charisma in the Republican race and could prove difficult to beat, while leading challenger Mitt Romney is an awkward position. And Rasmussen believes that President Obama would be the underdog in a head-to-head race against any of the leading GOP candidates. Rasmussen is founder...
  • The Piata at the Party

    09/08/2011 9:46:17 AM PDT · by shield · 73 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 8th, 2011 | George Neumayr
    "I kinda feel like the piñata at the party," said Rick Perry​ as he fought off swings from all sides at Wednesday's debate. That produced the only excitement in an otherwise lackluster event, full of tired gimmicks such as questions from Twitter users and the appearance of a Telemundo journalist to ask Hispanic-related questions. NBC's debate looked drab compared to Fox's last one. Perry seemed to survive his debate debut, the principal source of drama for the evening. His performance was neither impeccable nor disastrous. At the very least he didn't pull a Pawlenty. He seized his chance to nail...
  • Scoring the GOP Debate at the Reagan Library

    09/08/2011 7:25:21 AM PDT · by shield · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 7th, 2011 | Jazz Shaw
    snip..... The title card fight, of course, was between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. It did not disappoint. Unfortunately for the former frontrunner, Romney was set back on his heels several times when challenged in a way hed not been in the last debate. He seemed defensive and small as compared to earlier contests. When youre spending your time explaining, youre losing, as the old saying goes. And Mitt spent far too much of his time doing that. Im not sure who began the current meme that Rick Perry was a weak debater. They were incorrect. Perry probably was hit...
  • Coulter: Palin's fans are a liability, she has become 'the Obama of the tea party'

    09/06/2011 7:56:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 500 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 6, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Its been three years since former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made her splash onto the national stage as Sen. John McCains running mate in the 2008 presidential election. And since then she has acquired a very loyal following. But is that helping or hurting her? On Tuesdays The OReilly Factor, conservative columnist and author of Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America, Ann Coulter expressed her concern over the Palin phenomenon. She was asked by substitute host Laura Ingraham if Palin can maintain her status as a tea party favorite by stringing people along about her potential 2012 candidacy....
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Democratic challenger Bill White don't oppose Ground Zero mosque in New York

    08/29/2011 5:08:34 PM PDT · by Tempest · 431 replies
    AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic challenger Bill White agree that while plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero have stirred controversy, they don't object to a local decision affirming the Islamic group's right to build it. A New York City planning commission voted this week to clear the way for a planned Islamic community center and mosque near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
  • The problem with Perry

    08/28/2011 10:54:08 AM PDT · by Clairity · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Aug. 28, 2011 | LA Timed Editorial Staff
    Perry is more rigidly conservative than Bush, more resistant to compromise and more anti-establishment. In his book, he positions himself as a model "tea party" Republican, and he rails against the scourges that most irk movement conservatives: federal incursion into states' rights, a government that seems only to expand and never to shrink, and an activist Supreme Court that sets policy rather than interprets the Constitution. Here are some of Perry's positions on key issues - and our criticisms of them: Like many movement conservatives, Perry is on an almost messianic quest to repeal the healthcare reform law, writing, "At...
  • Left And Right Going Nuclear On Rick Perry

    08/28/2011 9:44:06 PM PDT · by Clairity · 78 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug. 29, 2011 | Douglas MacKinnon
    When you hear every single liberal media outlet in the country say, "We will know more about Rick Perry after we vet his 11 years in office," you need to understand that what they vindictively mean is: "President Obama and his followers will be proud of us after we are done with the mother of all smearing campaigns against the conservative governor of Texas." Not since Ronald Reagan has a Republican candidate for president evoked such outright fear and loathing from the mainstream media and the far-left. They are flat-out petrified of Perry and are desperately trying to kill off...
  • Perryphobia

    08/27/2011 6:58:43 AM PDT · by shield · 176 replies
    Politico ^ | August 26th, 2011 | CURT ANDERSON
    A wave of fear has come over Washington and its not the earthquake or the hurricane. Self-appointed Republican elites, fretting Hill Republicans and left-wing carnival barkers all have one thing in common: Perryphobia. Its an acute condition, with different manifestations. But it has the same root cause arrogance toward Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Lets get this straight with Congress being as popular as cholera, they think they are going to hurt Perrys chances by dissing him? Really? Congress is at an all-time low, according to a new Gallup poll, with only 13 percent of Americans approving of...
  • Sen. James Inhofe: Im backing Perry; Update: Perry leads new Gallup poll by 12 points

    08/24/2011 12:07:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Rick Perry will pick up a conservative endorsement from Capitol Hill, according to a report today from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Senator James Inhofe told a Chamber of Commerce audience at the Tulsa Press Club that he plans on making good to a promise he made Rick Perry a year ago to be the first to endorse him for President: “I called Rick Perry a year ago and told him, ‘If you’re running for president, I’ll be the first to endorse you,’” Inhofe said at a State Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Tulsa Press Club.“I’m going to be that person on...
  • James Richard "Rick" Perry On the Issues

    08/13/2011 4:17:01 PM PDT · by seeker41 · 145 replies
    Interested in "Perry's" Stance on the Issues.
  • Rick Perry Official Announcement: He is running for president (LIVE THREAD)

    08/13/2011 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Clairity · 557 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Aug 13, 2011 | Rick Perry
    1 pm EDT -- moments from now -- awaiting Perry speech announcing he is officially running for president
  • RedStaters high on Rick Perry (Speech Sat. 1 pm EDT on CNN, FoxNews)

    08/13/2011 2:33:57 AM PDT · by Clairity · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug. 12, 2011 | Molly Ball
    Just about everyone here at the RedState Gathering of conservative bloggers and activists is familiar with one thing about the Texas governor: He's a job creator. Even though it's happening the same day as the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa, Perry's 1 p.m. speech is slated to be carried live by CNN, Fox News and C-SPAN, according to RedState organizers.
  • Rick Perry to delight climate sceptics by running for president

    08/13/2011 2:01:06 AM PDT · by Clairity · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug 12, 2011 | Lisa Hymas
    The climate sceptics can finally get excited about the 2012 election: Rick Perry, their candidate of choice, is about to officially throw his hat in the ring. Perry calls global warming "all one contrived phony mess that is falling apart under its own weight." Unlike many of the other GOP presidential candidates, he hasn't expressed concern about climate change in the past, so he won't have to do any back-pedaling. Notorious climate denier Marc Morano is a big fan: "Based on climate views alone, anyone who is holding their nose voting for Mitt Romney because there's no other viable candidate...
  • He Speaks (Perry will compete against Obama for California)

    08/11/2011 11:12:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    Time ^ | August 11, 2011 | Mark Halperin, The Page
    In an Austin interview with Mark Halperin, Rick Perry says he has decided he wants to be president, talks about the advice he got from George W. Bush, and says he would compete against Barack Obama in California.
  • US election 2012: Rick Perry says the world needs strong America

    08/11/2011 8:57:44 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 27 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Aug. 11, 2011
    The Texas Governor said "the world needs a strong America" as he closed in on the expected launch of his bid for the White House in 2012. US election 2012: Rick Perry says the world needs strong America The Texas Governor said "the world needs a strong America" as he closed in on the expected launch of his bid for the White House in 2012. Texas Governor Rick Perry will run for the Republican nomination, his spokesman said on Thursday Photo: AP10:47PM BST 11 Aug 2011 5 Comments "America is an exceptional country. I think we have a great story...
  • Talking the Hawk: Regarding Rick Perry's Foreign Policy

    08/11/2011 8:01:20 PM PDT · by Clairity · 106 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Aug 11, 2011 | Reid Smith
    With Perry's candidacy looming, some of us international relations wonks have begun to take note of his foreign policy positions. In a 2009 debate against primary opponent Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Perry plainly stated that his faith required him to support Israel. This latter statement was bolstered by his trip to the Holy Land where he accepted the Defender of Jerusalem Award before breaking bread with then-President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As governor, Perry has suggested the deployment of American troops to Mexico to control drug violence and proceeded with the execution of a Mexican citizen, despite impassioned...
  • Rick Perry 'to run in 2012' as rivals hold Iowa debate

    08/11/2011 3:18:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/11/11 | BBC
    Texas Governor Rick Perry will join the race to become Republican presidential nominee in 2012, US media say. Mr Perry is expected to announce his candidacy in Iowa on Saturday, reports said. A spokesman said Mr Perry would make his intentions "very clear". The news came as eight Republican rivals were preparing to hold the third debate of the 2012 race in the early primary state of Iowa on Thursday. Mitt Romney hopes to cement his front-runner status in the Ames debate. Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Jon Huntsman and others will vie to become his chief challenger, analysts say. The...
  • Spokesman says Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president, announcement planned Saturday

    08/11/2011 2:00:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 11, 2011 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president, a spokesman confirmed Thursday, a move certain to shake up the race for the GOP nomination much to the delight of conservatives looking for a candidate to embrace. Perry spokesman Mark Miner said the governor would make his intentions known on Saturday while visiting South Carolina and New Hampshire just as most of his presidential rivals compete in a test vote in Iowa. Official word of Perrys entrance into the race came just hours before eight candidates, including GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, were to appear on stage during a...
  • Rick Perry says he is definitely running

    08/11/2011 1:00:19 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 355 replies
    UPI ^ | 8-11-11
    While Texas Gov. Rick Perry has made no formal announcement, he told Time magazine in an interview he wants to run for president. "I mean I wouldn't be this far into the process. The issue of, 'is this what I want to do?' was dealt with about 45 days ago in a conversation with my wife," Perry said. "Prior to that, no. Being the president of the United States was not on my radar screen from the standpoint of something I wanted to do." Perry added he has a "calmness" in his heart about running. (see below for supposed...
  • Tea Party faithful wonder if Rick Perry walks the walk

    08/10/2011 8:03:16 PM PDT · by curth · 151 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/10/2011 | Kristina Cooke and Edith Honan
    Rick Perry has been widely touted as a Republican presidential candidate who could appeal Tea Party voters, but some in the anti-tax movement wonder if his record as Texas governor stacks up to his rhetoric. After all, they say, there are reasons to think he's a spendthrift. He once campaigned for Democrat Al Gore, reviled by the Tea Party for being Bill Clinton's vice president and for his campaigning on climate change, and he even spoke kindly about Hillary Clinton's healthcare reform efforts. Then there is the issue that he was once a Democrat. So as Perry plans the 2012...
  • Tex Gov Rick Perry To Announce Presidential Run Saturday, DURING Iowa Straw Poll.

    08/08/2011 7:17:28 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 92 replies
    Friends and Fiends in DC
    I'm still stuck in DC, and here in the Capitol, sources close to Rick Perry confirmed today that the Texas governor will announce his bid for President this Saturday, while the Iowa straw polls are in session. Perry is due to be in South Carolina that day, and by announcing that he is "90% sure he will run," he can steal much of the thunder from the straw poll winner. Perry's plans are to then fly to New Hampshire where he will announce that "due to the outpouring of support" he is either 99% or 100% sure he will run."...
  • Perry doesn't disappoint crowd of 25,000-plus

    08/06/2011 2:55:13 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 197 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc first read ^ | August 06 2011 | Carrie Dann
    HOUSTON -- If Texas Gov. Rick Perry runs for president, the type of crowd that attends a seven-hour prayer rally in a football stadium would not be disappointed. Held in the venue where the Houston Texans play, more than 25,000 people here attended "The Response," an event that was part prayer service, part
  • Meet Rick Perry, the Anti-Romney

    08/04/2011 9:06:42 AM PDT · by Clairity · 94 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Aug. 4, 2011 | Editorial STaff
    With potential to unite tea partiers and mainstream Republicans, party insiders say the Texas governor is a leading 2012 contender. Republican political operatives continue to see former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the frontrunner for their party's 2012 presidential nomination, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry has become his primary challenger according the this week's National Journal Political Insiders Poll. At the same time, some of the biggest names in the GOP have now become afterthoughts to lead the party in 2012: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who remains a popular figure among conservative Republicans, has tumbled to eighth spot in...
  • Texas Two-Step: Is America Ready for President Perry?

    08/02/2011 11:07:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    X-ZOOM INFO ^ | August 2, 2011 | Robert Guttman Director, Center on Politics and Foreign Relations, Johns Hopkins University
    First there was Texan Lyndon Baines Johnson back in the 1960s who became a larger than life accidental president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Then there was George Herbert Walker Bush who made the Lone Star State his residence while building a successful oil business. And, of course, George W. Bush, was a proud Texan who left Austin to run for the White House leaving the door open for his then Lieutenant Governor Rick Perry to take over as governor. Now, after being in that office for the past decade Governor Perry is approaching the starting gate in...
  • Bachmann Stumbles, Perry Closes in on Romney in Rasmussen Poll

    07/31/2011 6:54:07 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 184 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 7-31-2011 | Alana Goodman
    Bachmann Stumbles, Perry Closes in on Romney in Rasmussen Poll Alana Goodman July 31, 2011 How’s this for an impressive feat – without even entering the GOP presidential race, Gov. Rick Perry has somehow managed to position himself as one of the Republican frontrunners, according to the latest Rasmussen poll. Mitt Romney​ is still leading the presidential field at 22 percent in the latest poll of likely Republican voters, but Gov. Rick Perry is already nipping at his heels at 18 percent. Much of this has to do with the fact that Romney’s support has dropped 11 points since Rasmussen’s...
  • Rick Perry Closes the Gap on Mitt Romney

    08/01/2011 8:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 1, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is currently the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, is hearing footsteps according to a new poll released on Monday -- and they belong to Gov. Rick Perry of Texas. The new poll from Rasmussen Reports shows Romney leading the pack with 22 percent with Perry, who has not officially entered the race, in second with 18 percent. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has been gaining in the polls during the summer but has been surpassed by Perry in recent ones, took third with 16 percent. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas came...
  • Perry slams Obama administration at conservative summit

    07/30/2011 2:27:19 AM PDT · by Clairity · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 239, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Speaking to a packed house at the Western Conservative Summit, Mr. Perry continued to leave his supporters guessing as to his political future, although he did refer repeatedly to the importance of the 2012 election. At one point, he suggested that President Obama should be defeated so that he could take up a career on the Sunday morning talk shows. "The mixture of arrogance and audacity that guides the Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American and a threat to every job in the private sector," said Mr. Perry. While his plans for 2012 remain a mystery, Mr....
  • Why Rick Perry Isnt Suited To Be President

    07/31/2011 9:56:55 AM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 116 replies
    Mark America ^ | July 27, 2011 | Mark America
    Ive lived in Texas throughout the entirety of the Perry administration. He hasnt been the most awful governor we might have had, but in truth, hes been mediocre. It is true to say that Perry deserves a little credit for the better economic conditions in the state, insofar as hes done no particular harm. On the other hand, its fair to say that part of the reason Perrys done no particular harm, and perhaps the sole reason he hasnt damaged the economy, is because the Texas people, through their legislature, wont let him. The governors real shortcomings are not to...
  • Rick Perry 's Roots: A World of Difference From Washington

    07/29/2011 4:52:14 PM PDT · by Clairity · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 29, 2011 | Erin McPike
    It's not hard to understand why Rick Perry hates Washington after driving along the farm-to-market roads where he was raised. His roots are rural: He's a farmer-rancher by trade, and his supporters say the reason he understands the plight of small business owners is because in his younger days he ran the family's cotton farm. He rails against centralized government because he thinks it's too far removed from the people it governs.
  • Rick Perry Categorizes Abortion as a States' Rights Issue

    07/27/2011 7:01:25 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 269 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 27, 2011
    Rick Perry Categorizes Abortion as a States' Rights Issue July 27, 2011 8:32 PM ABC News' Arlette Saenz (@arlettesaenz) reports: Despite holding personal pro-life beliefs, Texas Gov. Rick Perry categorized abortion as a states rights issue today, saying that if Roe v. Wade was overturned, it should be up to the states to decide the legality of the procedure. You either have to believe in the 10th Amendment or you dont, Perry told reporters after a bill signing in Houston. You cant believe in the 10th Amendment for a few issues and then [for] something that doesnt suit you say,...