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Prepping for 2016: Rick Perry
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/11/2013 5:33:31 AM

As we wind down our series on presidential contenders, we look at Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s to-do list if he wants to be a serious contender in 2016. Remember, Right Turn will be back on August 12. What does Perry need to do? 1. It’s fine to mock his “oops” moment at the debate in 2012, but his main goal should be in projecting a serious national image. 2. Remarkably, few Republicans are talking about energy; he’d do well to set out a specific energy policy and travel around the country promoting it. 3. Perry has time to prepare

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I love you, but don´t do it, Governor. A presidential campaign isn´t a good fit.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 8/11/2013 7:16:00 AM     (No. 9468298)

Hey Perry... What about your oops moment in the debates?

Perry: It could have been worse. I could have stated that the USA has 57 States... Now that would have been really stupid!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mrs. Obelix, 8/11/2013 7:41:39 AM     (No. 9468335)

No, thank you, governor.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 8/11/2013 7:43:39 AM     (No. 9468344)

They say that generals always prepare to fight the last war.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/11/2013 8:49:11 AM     (No. 9468441)

Perry and Palin, an unbeatable combination, at least for me. #1 they are both devout Christians, and #2 they are proven at governing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MissMolly, 8/11/2013 8:56:51 AM     (No. 9468452)

#3, but only one fulfills the governing commitment.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lawabidingcitizen, 8/11/2013 8:59:04 AM     (No. 9468454)

Watergate wasn´t even a third rate burglary. Compared to the crimes and misdemeanors of Clinton and Obama, it´s more like a kid taking a lollypop off the checkout counter display. Deep throat and everything about the great crime was a fiction and it´s about time the truth about was told.

Nixon was a creep and couldn´t tell the truth, so he tried to cover it up, but the difference is the media didn´t lie for him like they do for lefty presidents.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: anonymous, 8/11/2013 8:59:19 AM     (No. 9468455)

Rick is a good seller but he lacks the substance on issues like illegal immigration. To be a successful candidate, you need to have the substance and the ability to sell it. The two need to be there.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mws50, 8/11/2013 9:04:27 AM     (No. 9468461)

#7, please define obama´s "substance on issues.

Perry and Palin would be an excellent team. Perry has long term management skills and Palin has outstanding short term management skills. We need both, right now!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/11/2013 10:07:54 AM     (No. 9468552)

I doubt if Perry has warm feelings for Palin. Back n September 2011 she accused him of being a "crony capitalist" over the Gardasil issue. She intimated he was profiting from a connection to Merck, the manufacturer of the drug.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/11/2013 10:11:03 AM     (No. 9468557)

What I saw of Perry last time tells me a second run won´t turn out any better for him. Could be wrong...my opinion.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 8/11/2013 10:38:38 AM     (No. 9468597)

Jennifer Rubin packs more stupidity into less print than any other "conservative" columnist. To sum it up: Find ways to compromise more in order to block principled conservative candidates. FTA: "Be the adult candidate for the right wing base."

Do GOP establishment types go to a special school to learn to be so condescending, or is it a birth defect?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dixie, 8/11/2013 10:46:52 AM     (No. 9468608)

I am completely confident that Rick Perry can overcome the problems of the last campaign (he had just had back surgery, was in severe pain, was taking pain medication, and should not have run at all).

I further think that Perry, coming from two terms of service as Governor the very successful state of Texas, would make an excellent President.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/11/2013 10:52:50 AM     (No. 9468622)

No way, Jose. You would sell out the entire USA like you did Texas to foreign entities on the Toll Roads. Tried to make every major highway a toll before you were stopped.
Gov. of Texas is a Figurehead----the real power is in the Legislature.
He was the lesser of evils in his elections was reasoning behind re-elections.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/11/2013 4:37:41 PM     (No. 9469013)

For those who don´t live in the great State of Texas, please self-disclose before flatulating your opinion.

Perry is a MUCH better candidate than the girly man Romney. Whoop-te-do that he had been taking pain meds for his back when he had his brain-freeze moment. Reasons for liking Perry:
1) He´s not a lawyer
2) He´s not a Washington DC insider
3) He´s not a Northeastern Dem-lite Republican
4) He´s former military USAF C-130 Captain
5) He´s been the longest serving Governor of Texas in its history
6) There are more Fortune 500 Companies in Texas than any other State, handily beating out California and New York
7) Texas is home to 3 of the top 10 "hardest working cities in America"
8) Perry is a man´s man, not a metrosexual
9) Perry has presided over a State that has a Balanced Budget Amendment and actually has a cash surplus
10) Perry was THE ONLY candidate that spoke of reducing the size and scope of the Federal Government (the 51st State), due in large part to his constant battle with the evil EPA and HHS
11) Perry was THE FIRST major politician to openly endorse the TEA Party movement
12) Perry would infuriate the left and make Hillary look like the shrill old witch that she is

another current Texas resident can take over from here.

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