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  • Apple plans to double Texas facilities

    03/11/2012 5:25:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 10, 2012 | Ian Sherr
    Apple Inc. AAPL +0.59% plans to build a $304 million campus in Austin, Texas, doubling its presence there over the next decade. The Cupertino, Calif., company said it will add 3,600 jobs in the next 10 years to its existing work force of 3,500 employees there. Apple said the move is part of a rapid expansion from 1,000 employees in 2004. Texas Gov. Rick Perry's office said most of the jobs will be in sales, customer support and accounting for the area. In exchange, the state offered Apple a $21 million investment over 10 years through its business development efforts...
  • 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...
  • Can Rick Perry Come Back? (yes)

    01/04/2012 8:21:41 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 111 replies ^ | 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...
  • 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}
  • The Rick Perry uprising

    11/22/2011 1:13:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2011 | Bernie Quigley
    “ … states' rights, states’ rights, states' rights!” — Rick Perry at the Alamo, June 15, 2009 Until you get higher in the hills, Laconia might be considered the vortex of New Hampshire redneck politics, heavy into the Tea Party. The Lakes Region Tea Party is small but might be indicative of how things will go. A straw poll on Nov. 16 gave Newt Gingrich 49 percent while Cain tied with Ron Paul at 15. Romney 12 percent and Rick Perry 0. Similar results in a straw poll at a Republican club in Alabama on Saturday: Newt 45 percent, Cain...
  • In Texas, a surprising Perry plan for Medicaid reform (Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!)

    11/19/2011 12:17:32 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2011 | Sarah Kliff
    It’s a perennial complaint from Texas Gov. Rick Perry: The federal government places far too many restrictions on how states can run Medicaid, the entitlement program that provides health care to low-income Americans. “We know for a fact that, given that freedom, the states can do a better job of delivering health care,” Perry said in a Republican debate last month. He’s endorsed turning the entitlement program into a block grant and flirted with having Texas drop out of it altogether. But back in Texas, Perry is actually pursuing a highly technocratic and pragmatic attempt at Medicaid reform that doesn’t...
  • Is GOP missing chance to grow? (Hispanic vote)

    11/19/2011 2:09:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | November 19, 2011 | Karoun Demirjian
    ...“You would be surprised at how many Republican Latinos there actually are in the state of Nevada. There are quite a few of us,” said Alex Garza, a Hispanic Republican activist. “I think the numbers are there; we just haven’t organized as well as the Democratic Latino organizations.” The potential political power of Latinos is an oft-told story in Nevada and elsewhere, though any happy ending at the polls usually is enjoyed by Democrats. ...During the Republican presidential candidates’ nationally televised debate in Las Vegas last month, they were asked how they would speak to the Latino community. Newt Gingrich...
  • Tea party activists remain wary of Romney (but Romney campaign expects Tea Partiers to surrender)

    11/17/2011 7:49:43 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 95 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-17 | Paul West & Seema Mehta
    Washington and Des Moines - Throughout the roller-coaster Republican presidential contest, one thing hasn't changed: the stubborn refusal of many tea party supporters to warm up to Mitt Romney. The swift rise and abrupt fall of a succession of GOP candidates has been driven in part by the restless search for a Romney alternative by that group of voters, who energized the GOP's big turnaround in 2010. "They don't trust Mitt Romney," said Simon Conway, a Des Moines radio host popular with tea party followers. "Mitt Romney can be tea party one minute, and the next minute introduce 'RomneyCare'" —...
  • Perry Takes a Page from The Gipper

    11/13/2011 5:24:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 117 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | November 12, 2011 | George E. Condon Jr.
    Taking a page from Ronald Reagan, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Saturday sought to use humor to rebound from his much-noted debate flub earlier in the week. That flub, a 53-second brain freeze that was replayed endlessly on news shows, had him forgetting the name of the Department of Energy, the third federal agency he pledges to eliminate. So Perry was quick to cut off CBS’ Scott Pelley, one of the debate moderators in South Carolina, when he began a question, saying, “Governor Perry, you advocate the elimination of the Department of Energy. If you eliminate the Department of Energy...”...
  • Why Rick Perry's Debate Collapse Is The Best Thing That Could Have Happened To Him

    11/10/2011 9:14:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/10/2011 | Grace Wyler
    Within seconds of Rick Perry's onstage collapse last night, the political world had almost unanimously declared the time of death for the Texas Governor's presidential campaign. But Perry's spectacular meltdown may end up being the best thing that ever happened to his lagging White House bid. In contrast to the Herman Cain camp, Perry's team has been a model for crisis management in the aftermath of the gaffe. The chagrined candidate has been making the morning show rounds today, displaying a startling humble and human side in the face of some pretty snarky talk show hosts. Perry's media blitz is...
  • Style, Substance, Perry, and the Media

    11/10/2011 12:27:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 10, 2011 | Mike Johnson
    Rick Perry gave a superb speech to NH Cornerstone, a New Hampshire conservative group. The full speech is here and well worth the time to watch (about 25 minutes). In fact, this partisan New Hampshire reporter considers the speech close to perfect for the audience. How did the left-leaning media react? As could perhaps be anticipated, with ridicule and mockery. For example, in a harsh piece by Brian Browdie of the NY Daily News titled "Rick Perry's unusually expressive 2012 speech in New Hampshire sparks rumors he was drunk," ... ..Why did the media react this way? Maybe because Perry...
  • Watch Rick Perry's Campaign End Before Your Eyes (In Rather Convincing Fashion)

    11/09/2011 9:24:04 PM PST · by lbryce · 121 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | November 9, 2011 | Staff
    No description is needed because Perry self-immolates within the first tn seconds of the video.
  • Romney says he’s not a flip-flopper, but ‘a man of steadiness and constancy’

    11/09/2011 6:29:24 PM PST · by martosko · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2011 | Alexis Levinson
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney discussed his reputation as a flip-flopper at Wednesday night’s CNBC Republican presidential debate, disputing the characterization and calling himself “a man of steadiness and constancy.” Romney was asked to address the “issue of character” after he mentioned the auto bailout, which he has been accused of switching positions on. The Democratic National Committee has been bracketing Romney in Michigan with ads attacking him for flip-flopping on the issue.
  • Perry blasts repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

    11/09/2011 7:32:05 AM PST · by casinva · 23 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 8,2011 | TOM BENNING
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday blasted as “irresponsible” the repeal of the policy that barred openly gay troops from serving in the military, saying “don’t ask, don’t tell” was “working well.” “The idea that the president of the United States wanted to make a political statement using our men and women in the military as the tool for that was irresponsible,” Perry said in an interview with ABC News’ Christiane Amanpour. The ban was lifted in September, ending a provision that President Barack Obama said had forced gay and lesbian service members to “lie about who they are.”...
  • Ex-Romney backer in N.H. now favors Perry

    11/08/2011 8:47:28 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Nov. 8, 2011 | Shira Schoenberg
    New Hampshire politician Ken Merrifield, who co-chaired Mitt Romney’s 2008 campaign in Merrimack County, is now supporting Romney’s rival in the presidential race, Texas Governor Rick Perry. Merrifield, the two-term mayor of Franklin, N.H., is well known in New Hampshire and has a history of local political involvement. In a statement, Merrifield did not say why he chose not to support Romney a second time around. But he said, “Gov. Perry has an unmatched record on job creation, consistently conservative policies, and a proven record of strong leadership.”
  • When Perry turned Republican, he left some helpful Democrats behind

    11/06/2011 1:18:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 179 replies · 2+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 5, 2011 | Scott K. Parks
    Democrats had ruled the state Agriculture Department for a hundred years. Perry immediately ejected Hightower loyalists and Democratic operatives from the agency. He pledged to cut the department’s staff by 20 percent and scale down the number of regional offices around the state. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry talked with a friendin September 1991 while visiting a ranch outside Austin. After Rick Perry switched from Democrat to Republican in 1989, he set out to become, in the words of his mentor Phil Gramm, more Catholic than the pope. During the next 22 years, as he rose to the top of...
  • One year to go until Election Day, Republican presidential field still deeply unsettled

    11/06/2011 3:19:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | November 6 2011 | CHARLES BABINGTON Copyright 2011 . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, b
    ...Two schools of thought run through Republican circles. One holds that Romney is the logical nominee and will consolidate the party's somewhat grudging support after conservatives stop flirting with longshots such as Bachmann and Cain. Republicans have a history of nominating the runner-up from previous primaries, and Romney fits that bill. The competing theory holds that Americans are angrier at government and the two parties than political pros realize, and the tea party is just the start of a potent, long-lasting movement. Under this scenario, Romney can never placate conservative voters because of his establishment ties and the more liberal...
  • [Flashback] When Herman Cain Endorsed Mitt Romney for President

    11/05/2011 9:50:57 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 129 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 13 2011, 8:55 AM ET | Staff - The Atlantic
    In a February 2008, Herman Cain used his syndicated column to endorse a candidate in the Republican primary. His choice? Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor struck Cain as best equipped to "focus on the right problems" and make the "tough decisions" to solve them: "Romney has done that as a chief executive officer in business, as a governor and as head of the U.S. Olympics," Cain wrote, adding the noteworthy judgment that "he has done so while balancing political consequences, but not compromising fundamental principles of the founding of this country or free-market economics." Romneycare apparently wasn't seen as...
  • Perry: Wall Street and Washington “have been in bed together way too long”

    11/05/2011 10:27:55 AM PDT · by casinva · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 4, 2011 | Staff
    Perry accused lawmakers of being too chummy with Wall Street at a town hall held yesterday in Johnston, Iowa. Asked what he would do to “to stop stupid CEOs of financial institutions from making bad decisions that cause them to fail,” Perry said there are already “plenty of regulations in place to do that.” What’s lacking, he claimed, is “a government that will actually institute the oversight.” “I happen to think Wall Street and Washington, D.C., have been in bed together way too long,” he said. “That’s one of the problems that we have in this country, is that there...
  • Rick Perry beats Obama in Rasmussen Wisconsin poll

    11/05/2011 8:50:22 AM PDT · by casinva · 420 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 4, 2011 | Lorraine Yapps Cohen
    Heads up all ye who want change from another Obama term in 2012. There’s only one man for that job: Rick Perry. Voters said so in Wisconsin. Perry topped Obama 46% to 42% in a Rasmussen poll. Should Obama run against Mitt Romney, Obama would win 45% to 41%. Should Obama run against Herman Cain, Obama would win 47% to 41%. The poll makes a case for Perry if Americans really want to see Obama out. The Rasmussen poll surveyed 500 Wisconsin voters by phone, not a sampling of voters nationwide. But the trendline is up for Perry and a...
  • Why Republican Candidates Hate Mitt Romney

    11/04/2011 8:43:06 PM PDT · by johnatures · 14 replies
    Associated Content ^ | October 2011 | John A. Tures
    Why is it when Mitt Romney debates another Republican, the attacks seem so personal? It's not about money or polls or even his religion. GOP candidates hate how Mitt Romney switche.s positions
  • The Perry Paradox

    11/04/2011 4:54:27 AM PDT · by normy · 69 replies
    The wall Street Journal ^ | 11-03-11 | Dan Henninger
    Rick Perry says Texas is the most successful state in America. He's right. Texan economic output exceeds Mexico's and Australia's and rivals India's. Rick Perry has been governor of Texas for nearly 11 years. Does the logic of politics lead us to conclude that the governor of the nation's most successful state, ipso facto, is the best man to be president of the economically gasping United States? We are about to find out. Getting lost, however, among the governor's adventures in the lovely hamlets of New Hampshire is that Texas, with or without him, has a story the rest of...
  • Well, That Was Interesting (Block on Fox)

    11/03/2011 3:07:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 3, 2011 | Rick Lowry
    Over the last 12 hours, the Cain controversy took a lurch toward complete farce with the Cain campaign accusing, with no evidence, the Perry campaign and specifically Curt Anderson, with leaking the story. As a theory, this at least make sense: Perry needs Cain to deflate, and one interpretation of Perry’s strange New Hampshire speech is that it was an over-the-top attempt to demonstrate the liveliness and personality that has helped Cain steal most of Perry’s support. But the Cain campaign seems only to be making a wild guess about Anderson. Incredibly enough, Cain himself made the accusation and then...
  • Rick Perry’s wife Anita makes the campaign rounds as he sinks in Iowa polls

    11/02/2011 9:05:46 PM PDT · by South40 · 90 replies
    HoustonChronicle ^ | 11/2/2011 | Amanda Sakuma
    After a week of gaffs from Gov. Rick Perry, his wife Anita is left picking up the pieces and playing damage control on the campaign trail to steer conversation to policy issues. “I’m really proud,” said the first lady of Texas at an American Spectator gala in Washington, D.C. “He put himself on the line and is withstanding the fire because of love of country.” Perry has been in the line of fire, rather, since Friday when allegations surfaced that he delivered a speech in New Hampshire while intoxicated. Though event hosts are defending Perry’s sobriety, his lucid speech was...
  • Perry denies leaking sexual harassment allegations

    11/02/2011 8:23:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 127 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 2, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry says his campaign didn't provide the media with information about sexual harassment allegations against his GOP presidential rival Herman Cain. In an interview with the conservative blog RedState on Wednesday, Perry said he and his campaign learned about the allegations in a Politico story published Sunday.
  • Perry's A Doer Not A Talker

    10/31/2011 9:37:57 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 41 replies ^ | 10/31/11 | CaroleL
    Texas Governor and GOP presidential contender Rick Perry is trying to turn his poor performances in recent debates into an asset with a new campaign ad in Iowa. The money line: "If you're looking for a slick politician or a guy with great teleprompter skills, we already have that and he's destroying our economy. I'm a doer not a talker." With that blistering yet incredibly accurate depiction of President Barack Obama, Mr. Perry may have found the perfect way to redeem himself with the party's first voters.
  • Romney, Perry, and Tax Returns

    10/31/2011 2:42:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 31, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    .....“Governor Perry has always released his tax returns and Mitt Romney and the other candidates should do the same.” If history is any indication, watch for Perry to push that theme hard, and for Romney to remain firm in his decision to keep his returns private. “We’ll take a look at the question of releasing tax returns during the next tax filing season,” says Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul about the Perry campaign’s request. By then, of course, the primary campaign could be effectively over. Perry communications director Ray Sullivan responds: “Governor Perry made a decision a long time ago in...
  • Perry: Unlike Romney, I Don't Have a Problem Telling the Truth

    10/30/2011 8:09:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Fox News Sunday ^ | October 30, 2011 | Gov Perry interviews by Chris Wallace
    He acknowledges not being the best debater, but Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he has something that his top rival, Mitt Romney, doesn't -- consistency. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the Texas governor said Romney has been on both sides of the issues of gun control, abortion and gay rights, among other topics. While that leaves people guessing about how Romney would run the country, Perry said his record as a "consistent conservative" is a reliable marker of how he'd govern. ......Perry said according to his plan, the highest income earners will like get the biggest break -- because...
  • Perry to GOP: I could handle Obama in debate

    10/30/2011 11:47:17 AM PDT · by South40 · 61 replies
    AP (Yahoo) ^ | 10/30/2011 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Perry on Sunday sought to reassure GOP primary voters concerned about his wobbly presidential debate performances, saying he would draw sharp distinctions with the Democratic incumbent in televised showdowns next year. "I'm not worried a bit that I'll be able to stand on the stage with Barack Obama and draw a very bright line," Perry said.
  • Rick Perry Reboots Presidential Campaign

    10/30/2011 12:15:51 PM PDT · by casinva · 18 replies
    Rick Perry went on Fox News Sunday this morning for an in depth interview in everything from his campaign to his jobs plan to how he feels about Romney... (Length: 26:38)
  • Perry turns in gaffe-less performance on Fox (Video Bonus!)

    10/30/2011 12:21:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 140 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-30-2011 | Philip Klein
    Perry turns in gaffe-less performance on Foxby Philip Klein - Senior Editorial Writer October 30, 2011 These days, no news is good news for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. In the first two months of his presidential campaign, Perry's media appearances have been associated with blunders, a big reason why he quickly tumbled from frontrunner status to the back of the pack in polls. But in an extended interview with Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace this morning in Austin, Perry was able to stay completely on message and was unrattled by critical questions about his campaign and policy proposals.“I’ve laid out...
  • James Carville: Why Rick Perry's Presidential Bid is Toast

    10/30/2011 12:30:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2011
    When Rick Perry announced he was running for president back on August 13, to tell you the truth I got a little excited. Now I know what you're thinking -- James you are a big Democrat, why on earth would you be excited about Perry running for president? This was my thinking: Perry would get in and he would be a major force. He was the bona fide conservative complete with a pedigree to take on Romney. With the way things are shaping up now, the convention planners might be more inclined to take a motivational speaker. Hey Rick --...
  • C-Span: Perry Interview with NH Union Leader (Education, Balanced Budget, debates, border, etc)

    10/30/2011 12:40:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    C-SPAN Video ^ | October 30, 2011 | Gov. Rick Perry interview
    Rick Perry Interview with NH Union Leader
  • 3rd Concern with the 9-9-9 Plan

    10/29/2011 6:54:07 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 31 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | October 29, 2011 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Conservatives vs. 999ers -By: Larry Walker, Jr. -Under the 9-9-9 Plan, “95 percent of people making $1 million or more would get a tax cut that averaged $487,300.” ~Tax Policy Center -At a Michigan website entitled, North Star Writers Group, Herman Cain attempted to address some of the criticism to his 9-9-9 Plan. The article, dated October 16, 2011, is entitled, "9 responses to 9 false attacks on the 9-9-9 plan". But somehow Mr. Cain has confused what is merely constructive criticism with “attacks”. I mean it’s as if when one asks Mr. Cain a valid question these days,...
  • Herman Cain plans to cut back on campaign events

    10/29/2011 1:44:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 199 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/11 | Associated Press
    <p>Presidential candidate Herman Cain isn't lacking in confidence about his 2012 prospects.</p> <p>He says he expects to finish first or second in each Iowa and New Hampshire.</p>
  • 5 Reasons Hermain Cain is Unfit for the Presidency

    10/29/2011 11:38:28 AM PDT · by bullypulpit · 89 replies
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Oct 29, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    1. Cain Ignorant on Arab "Right to Return" Propaganda That's Really Meant to Destroy Israel Herman Cain was on Fox News Sunday in May. When Chris Wallace asked about the Arab propaganda movement to give Palestinians the "Right to Return," Herman Cain indicated that he was ignorant of the propaganda intricacies of that policy. The entire duration of the Barack Obama administration has been openly hostile towards Israel. There is some indication that the 2012 election will not repair this travesty if Herman Cain is the Republican nominee. He's not smart enough on the issue to turn things around....
  • Rick Perry's Tax Plan Would Be a Disaster for America

    10/26/2011 6:08:48 PM PDT · by Fred · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 102511 | Peter Morici
    Seeking to jump start his flagging presidential campaign and establish his pro-growth and fiscal responsibility credentials, Governor Rick Perry is unveiling a tax plan that will not jump start the economy and is fiscally irresponsible. In a nutshell, Mr. Perry would give taxpayers a choice between filing under the current income tax system—with all its flaws—and an alternative flat tax 20 percent system. Under the latter, families could maintain their mortgage deductions if they earn less than $500,000, which is about 99 percent of taxpayers, and could declare exemptions of $12,500 for each family member. It seems appealing—a simplified tax...
  • Rick Perry's Flat Tax Soars While Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Plan Sinks With GOP Voters

    10/26/2011 9:56:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | October 26, 2011 | Kevin Derby |
    A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Wednesday morning found that Americans are divided on tax plans proposed by two of the leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, businessman Herman Cain and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The poll found that a majority of Republican voters favor the flat tax but a majority oppose Cain’s plan. The poll found only 36 percent of the total population surveyed favoring Cain’s “9-9-9 plan.” The plan, which has become one of the cornerstones of Cain’s campaign, would establish the federal income tax and the corporate tax rate at 9 percent while adding a national...
  • Herman Cain Backs Off Last Month's Comments that Rick Perry "Insensitive" About Race

    10/26/2011 8:23:05 AM PDT · by bullypulpit · 12 replies
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Oct 26, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    Presidential GOP candidate Herman Cain was in Houston Tuesday to address a Tea Party Rally. While there, Cain went on the Michael Berry radio show. Michael Berry has not endorsed any candidate, but through the years, Berry has been a supporter of Rick Perry as governor. Berry covered a wide range of issues with Cain, to include race–baiting by the left. Cain made news for the Perry camp when he backed away from his earlier comments made last month that Rick Perry was insensitive about race. Berry asked him about the alleged rock at Perry's former hunting lease in West...
  • Rick Perry: 'I Don't Care' If Tax Plan Helps the Rich (Starting to like this guy!)

    10/25/2011 7:28:10 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 44 replies · 1+ views
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | John Harwood
    Simpsonville, S.C. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, seeking to jump-start his GOP presidential campaign with a 20 percent flat tax, said “I don’t care” if his plan gives millions to wealthy Americans because he says it will accelerate economic growth....
  • Herman Cain Gets into Trouble on Abortion

    10/24/2011 7:24:06 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 59 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    While I don’t believe Cain is one of them, there are those who claim pro-life status while also maintaining that abortion shouldn’t be criminalized. They use the “I’m personally opposed to abortion but wouldn’t impose that belief on others” argument popularized by former New York governor Mario Cuomo in a famous 1984 Notre Dame University speech. But it cuts no ice. When you advocate allowing the choice to have an abortion, it is by definition the pro-choice position. The reality is that being “personally opposed” to abortion doesn’t make one unique. There are no politicians campaigning to resurrect the Inca...
  • Perry Regains His Footing at IFFC [Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition] Event

    10/24/2011 5:42:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 135 replies
    The Iowa Republican | October 24, 2011 | Craig Robinson
    The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s presidential forum unofficially marked a critical time for candidates in Iowa to start sealing the deal with Iowa’s ample number of social conservatives. It’s hard to say that some candidates won, while others lost. For the most part, all the candidates did well. Some just stood out more than others. For an event that attracted scores of media and six presidential candidates, the most important people in the room were the activists who sat through the five-hour event. The Super Bowl takes less time if you don’t count parking, but even that event allows...
  • Vanity: Rush Limbaugh sleeps while Herman Cain attacks free market and federalism

    10/23/2011 4:57:25 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 132 replies
    10-23-2011 | JOHN W K
    In November of 2010 in Don’t be VAT stupid Herman Cain writes: ``A national retail sales tax on top of all the confusing and unfair taxes we have today is insane! It gives the out-of-control bureaucrats and politicians in denial one more tool to lie, deceive, manipulate and destroy this country.`` The fact is, Herman is now proposing a new tax, a national retail sales tax, in addition to taxing corporate profits and incomes, and also would tax the wages working people earn. Herman Cain essentially admitted in the above mentioned article his existing plan is ``insane!`` So, why do...
  • Rick Perry's Prime Directive: Destroy Cain

    10/23/2011 2:35:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 219 replies
    Hot ^ | 5:00 pm on October 23, 2011
    The Iowa caucuses are now just 72 days away. Once Iowans vote on Jan. 3, the 2012 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination ceases to be about debates and gaffes and spin, and begins to be about actual results. This week’s uproar over Herman Cain’s CNN interview with Piers Morgan will likely be a distant and irrelevant memory by Jan. 3. Despite Cain’s rhetorical difficulty in consistently articulating a pro-life position, his bona fides on the issue have long been established, as demonstrated in 2006 when he led a $1 million effort to encourage black voters to vote pro-life. What...
  • Brit Hume on Fox News Sunday: "Herman Cain may have peaked and may begin to decline"

    10/23/2011 1:58:15 PM PDT · by martosko · 123 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2011 | Jeff Poor
    While former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain’s poll numbers have been sky-high in recent weeks, the honeymoon may soon be over for him, says Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume. “The abortion blunder was inexplicable,” Hume continued. “It doesn’t walk it back when you say it ought to be the person’s choice but it is also illegal. I’m sorry — that doesn’t help. I suspect Herman Cain may have peaked and may begin to decline.”
  • Cain's Stumbles Fuel Doubts on Electability

    10/23/2011 10:42:14 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 137 replies
    Newsmax ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2011 | Newsmax
    ATLANTA — Herman Cain is learning the hard way what it means to face the glare of the national spotlight. After captivating Republicans hungry for an alternative to Mitt Romney, the presidential hopeful has made a series of stumbles that have left some questioning if he's ready for the White House. The Georgia businessman has been on a media blitz since a rise in the polls catapulted him into the top tier of the race for the Republican party nomination. But Cain has sometimes appeared to be in over his head. In the last week, he: —Suggested a fence along...
  • Perry in Iowa: U.S. on cusp of energy boom [touches on Tuesday's Economy Speech]

    10/23/2011 8:04:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Globe-Gazette ^ | October 22, 2011 | James Q. Lynch
    WILTON — Diana Gradert was wearing a Rick Perry sticker, not because she had committed to supporting the Texas Republican’s presidential bid but because it was the right thing to do. “They were handing them out when we came in and it would be impolite to say ‘no,’ ” said Gradert, a Wilton Republican who attended a rural Cedar County fundraiser where Perry spoke Oct. 22. She likes Perry, likes that he’s “a conservative by conviction, not by convenience,” as he described himself. “He’s done some good things in Texas which tells me he knows how to accomplish things,” Gradert...
  • Cain Hopes His Iowa Speech Settled Abortion Issue

    10/23/2011 5:19:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 137 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 23, 2011 | Anugrah Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Cain hadn’t been in the state for two months, but he was able to connect with a majority of about 800 conservatives at the Des Moines event and reassure them that he was pro-life. “In terms of preventing abortion on demand, I would not sign any legislation for government-funded abortion,” Bloomberg quoted the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO as telling the audience, as he sought to defend his Oct. 19 statement to CNN that although he opposed abortion,“it’s not the government’s role or anybody else’s role to make that decision.” “I would not sign any legislation that in...
  • Cain clarifies again: Abortion shouldn’t be legal, but some families might decide to break the law

    10/22/2011 5:50:47 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 266 replies · 1+ views
    HotAir ^ | Saturday October 21, 2011
    Full Title: Cain clarifies again: Abortion shouldn’t be legal, but some families might decide to break the law anyway. A better answer than yesterday’s spin attempt but Mediaite is right that it still doesn’t jibe with what he said to Piers Morgan. Then: No, it comes down to is, it’s not the government’s role — or anybody else’s role — to make that decision. Secondly, if you look at the statistical incidents, you’re not talking about that big a number. So what I’m saying is, it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to...
  • Cain stumbling under glare of national spotlight

    10/22/2011 12:03:45 PM PDT · by World'sGoneInsane · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/21/2011 | APBy PHILIP ELLIOTT and SHANNON McCAFFREY
    ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain is learning the hard way what it means to face the glare of the national spotlight. After captivating Republicans hungry for an alternative to 2012 GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, Cain has made a series of stumbles that have left some questioning whether he's ready for the White House.