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Can Rick Perry Get A Second
Chance With GOP Voters In 2016

Daily Beast, by Myra Adams

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 3/29/2014 6:04:15 AM

After a disastrous presidential campaign in 2012, can Texas Governor Rick Perry mount a credible bid for the White House in 2016? Texas Governor Rick Perry is currently on a media tour touting the theme that America is a great place for second chances, specifically second chances for Texas governors with national ambitions. Perry is trying to erase the memory of his disastrous 2012 GOP presidential campaign which included “brain-farts” and “oops” debate moments with his folksy, charming, and uniquely American manner. Curious about Perry’s comeback strategy, I asked Texan and GOP presidential media guru, Mark McKinnon and he said,

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I love the photo of our handsome governor. But, I hope Rick Perry´s goal is to rebuild his reputation and not to run for national office. Like a mom at her kid´s piano recital, I worry.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 3/29/2014 6:23:09 AM     (No. 9789252)

Yes. Please.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 3/29/2014 6:43:47 AM     (No. 9789262)

I really like Rick, but no, I don´t think so.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 3/29/2014 6:44:49 AM     (No. 9789263)

His speech mannerisms are too slow. Nationally, the MSM will harpoon him as being dim-witted.

If he can speed it up, he has a shot.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FunOne, 3/29/2014 7:22:55 AM     (No. 9789292)

Amazing that the major focus of qualification to be President of the US is how someone delivers a speech. Even if it is just reading words from teleprompter.

The last, best speech reader had no administrative experience running a business for profit, or even a government entity. In fact, all of the jobs he held were of the nature that if he did not show up for work, no one really noticed or cared.

Time to realize that we need a person who has a proven record as a sound, successful administrator, even if he isn´t good giving speeches. Have the endless speeches of the past five years made us a better country?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: miceal, 3/29/2014 7:29:06 AM     (No. 9789299)

Didn´t he just endorse Mitch McConnell for reelection? No, I don´t think so.....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 3/29/2014 7:38:08 AM     (No. 9789309)

Like OP, I worry. Perry is a valuable resource for conservatives, but he´s been media-savaged enough. If we had two countries, he´d be a good president for ours. The dems prefer the likes of Obamanation. Are there really more of us than there are of them?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 3/29/2014 7:40:41 AM     (No. 9789313)

people make so much of an oops moment but media gives Obama pass on using breathalyzer when he meant inhaler....the dumb Obama moments on yutube make Rick Perry look like Einstein. And for sure Perry is better informed on any issue than the lazy golfer in the White House

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40, 3/29/2014 8:02:48 AM     (No. 9789322)

regardless of the 0bamacare train wreck, the number one issue of 2016 is going to be jobs. There is no one better suited to be in the White House for that than Perry (or even Romney). But alas, he does not seem to be a great candidate. They will rip him apart and another chance will be lost. Rand Paul with Perry as Sec of Treasury and Palin as Energy Sec, Jindal at HHS, supported by Cruz as Senate Majority Leader seems to be a winning team.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/29/2014 8:12:22 AM     (No. 9789331)

Perry as a VP candidate where he wouldn´t be the sole target of the MSM. Yes, Paul/Perry has a nice alliterative sound. Mitt Romney or Steve Forbes at Treasury (the other at Commerce), John Bolton as SoS, Dr. Carson at HHS, Giuliani or Trey Gowdy at AG, get rid of Education and Interior, Bobby Jindal at Energy. Maybe Christie at Labor? Or Walker?

Of course, many of these people wouldn´t want the step-down to a Cabinet post, but we can dream.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/29/2014 8:28:44 AM     (No. 9789345)

Perry had spinal fusion surgery one week before that debate, and must have been heavily medicated. His staff should have convinced him to either delay the surgery or skip the debate.
(I have had the same surgery, and know what I am talking about.)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 3/29/2014 8:51:04 AM     (No. 9789365)

I wish him well but don´t forgive his vulture capitalist remarks. I don´t trust rand on foreign policy but Ted Cruz gets it. There are some others I like but for the GOP to win in 2016, we need new talent.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 3/29/2014 8:56:22 AM     (No. 9789368)

Sorry Rick Perry I like you but you blew it.
I don´t think I could take daily doses from the liberal media giving us constant barrages about the rock on your hunting ranch with the ´N´ word on it it.
Ted Cruz yes but Rick stay in Texas and help the state and the party.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Dixie, 3/29/2014 8:58:32 AM     (No. 9789371)

Perry deserves a second look. He has good and valid excuses for his poor performance in 2012, and he´s been a long-time governor and can show success all the way.

Further, he can make a barn-burner of a speech, he has all to "decent American values" and, as far as I know, no scandal has touched him.

Would that all our candidates were so well qualified.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: mws50, 3/29/2014 9:00:33 AM     (No. 9789374)

Wait a minute... If Myra and the other liberal fools think Perry´s campaign was disastrous, how would they classify Hillary´s campaign? She lost to a nobody with no experience, no ethics, and no history.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/29/2014 9:07:47 AM     (No. 9789379)

Perry endorsed Dewhurst over Ted Cruz, is chummy with the Bush family, and also endorsed Mitch McConnell. NO

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Gallo3, 3/29/2014 9:21:03 AM     (No. 9789398)

Nope.

Ted Cruz.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Edgelady, 3/29/2014 9:21:53 AM     (No. 9789400)

Cabinet post. Don´t think he´s got enough global awareness chops for pres.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: suedotsue, 3/29/2014 9:54:28 AM     (No. 9789432)

The media is getting desperate. As far as Rick Perry goes, he just endorsed Mitch McConnell, K St. and the radical left agenda. At this moment in US history that´s monstrous. Mitch McConnell has had access to a microphone every day for 30 years. His best efforts destroyed this country and handed it to the radical left. Rand Paul also endorsed McConnell in one of the most duplicitous moves in US political history. The Tea Party didn´t create itself as a junior version of the GOP. It wasn´t a bunch of people who had nothing to do with their time. It was a life and death effort to get rid of the Establishment GOP which had sold this country out and merged with democrats and K St. Mitch McConnell is the epitome of what destroyed this country. He´s never even apologized to us. Rand Paul laughed in the face of the people who fought to elect him. He cut them off at the knees. A Rand Paul relative is even running McConnell´s campaign. Rand even wrote a book about his Tea Party victory called the Tea Party goes to Washington. No K St., no radical left agenda, no global warming, no UN. Ted Cruz for President.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MissMolly, 3/29/2014 10:10:00 AM     (No. 9789453)

Rick Perry has "endorsed...the radical left agenda"? My goodness, how did that happen and I didn´t read about it. Are you sure of your facts?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 3/29/2014 10:19:10 AM     (No. 9789466)

I would prefer Perry over any second, third, or fourth generation politician, and I would favor him over any moderate politician. All that being said, I would not make him my top choice.

I want someone that is quick witted, and handle the lefty media. They don´t have to be combative, but they have to be able to defend themselves. Not sure Perry is up to that.

Also the Republican party and the Conservative party is more than just Texas. I want to see who else is running.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: LOL Thomas, 3/29/2014 10:31:59 AM     (No. 9789486)

The speech that the Rick Perry critics have not heard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFvwVi93wRs#t=597


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Reply 22 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/29/2014 10:32:18 AM     (No. 9789487)

I do support Rick Perry. He is a great conservative. I hope he does run for president. The last time he made no preparation for the national stage. He should seriously consider doing so, including recognizing the nano second responses required, the social issue onslaught, and watch some personal videos. It is a long campaign with every personal weakness (we all have them) on national tv. We could all improve by watching some videos of ourselves.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Susannah, 3/29/2014 10:53:20 AM     (No. 9789513)

#17, Perry has actually made a number of trips overseas during which he´s gained a lot of knowledge of foreign affairs. He has a particularly good relationship with Netanyahu. And don´t forget trade missions to Texas.

But I don´t see him as president, regardless of his many virtues. I´d like to see him as energy secretary in the Mike Pence administration, with Romney in Treasury, John Bolton in State, Walker in Labor...what a powerhouse line-up.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Republic Can, 3/29/2014 10:54:05 AM     (No. 9789514)

A lot of you are not going to like this, but it must be stressed: Ted Cruz IS the right man for the job, HOWEVER, following a Cruz presidency - vice or otherwise - we will see the next national ticket flooded with second generation foreigners from the middle east, Asia, and every other back-water third-world country there is backed by humongous amounts of foreign money. Presto Bueno... America becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of the UN and the globalists like George Soros. So PLEASE people, have a care. We have a responsibility to ensure our progeny have real Americans - unlike obama - to choose from for president.

We MUST determine now and forever that Natural Born Citizen means: born to two American citizens on US (or US Military base) soil. We can see clearly what happened the last time we let pelousy let that slide.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 3/29/2014 11:01:12 AM     (No. 9789519)

I like Rick Perry and would support him if he were nominated, but I don´t think he could win a national election and hope he chooses not to run.

Other posters have explained some of the baggage Rick would carry as a candidate. To what they said I would add that IMO a white guy from Texas whose speaking style and, yes, hairstyle remind many people of a televangelist could never win over a majority of today´s dumbed-down and frivolous electorate. I know many L-Dotters will disagree with my take, but that´s the way I see it.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/29/2014 11:04:47 AM     (No. 9789524)

The RINO loser, Mutt Romney, did it again and again and again... almost like a Prozac addicted Obssesive Compulsive.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/29/2014 11:10:51 AM     (No. 9789527)

And by the way, Rick Perry has been a great Governor for Texas, a proven track record, unlike that liberal RINO one-termer from Massachussetts with the magic underwear.

Under Perry, Texas has become an economic dynamo in the U.S. Oil & Gas production is booming, and what´s best, Perry HATES the EPA and all other Federal alphabet bureaucracies. He was THE only candidate who strongly campaigned on decreasing the size and reach of the Federal Government. The only one!


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Reply 28 - Posted by: MEMcL, 3/29/2014 11:13:58 AM     (No. 9789529)

I am all for giving Rick Perry another chance. He is clear in his thinking, definitive, energetic, successful. I don´t know how all this will shake out, but he will definitely move the discussion and debates along.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: enuf8, 3/29/2014 11:15:46 AM     (No. 9789532)

Mr. Bilderberg, crony capitalist (I´ll scratch your back if you will scratch mine, sell out Texas roads to foreign entities (and pushed trying to get all larger highways as well as interstate into the toll system, give a crony a Gardisil contract without discussion and having to rescind it against his wishes, endorser of RINOs Perry needs to stay at home and not try to fool people about being a Conservative. I voted for him against Kay Bailey as I figured he was the lesser of the two evils.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: starboard, 3/29/2014 11:20:43 AM     (No. 9789540)

Perry, along with Scott Walker, has the track record to be the chief executive of this nation. After eight years of incompetent and destructive policies, we need a good solid administrator at the helm. Additionally, he´s one of the best retail politicians out there. He, certainly, has charm and charisma factor going, and may I add, is very easy on the eyes. I hope he runs.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: North Range, 3/29/2014 11:34:05 AM     (No. 9789554)

NO!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 3/29/2014 11:49:32 AM     (No. 9789567)

I really like Rick Perry and I liked him in 2012. He and Romney would have made a good combination, but, alas, the party handlers just think they know better that we the people. Perry should have been excused from the debate - no one would have blamed him. Then he could have come back strong in the next one. Remember JFK had back surgery during his political career and it was used to his advantage. Sometimes I think the Republican Party just doesn´t understand politics.

As much as I like Perry and liked him before his disastrous debate, I don´t think he would be as viable as a fresh face would be. Hillary needs to be painted as an old, past-her-prime, candidate as opposed to some fresh, experienced, pubbie - such as Scott Walker. There are others, too, but he is a fresh, successful face in the party.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: shamus, 3/29/2014 12:06:58 PM     (No. 9789589)

Listening to Perry recently made me wonder whether this was the same person who ran in 2012. He was comfortable, thoughtful and genuine, and expressed himself well. Word was that recovery from back surgery explained his poor showing in the debates. As to whether he can win the nomination, I´m doubtful. There will be more competition in 2016 and Perry is starting from behind.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: gagolfer, 3/29/2014 12:48:00 PM     (No. 9789636)

Ditch the glasses. They look ridiculous and phony in an attempt to look "intellectual".

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Reply 35 - Posted by: starboard, 3/29/2014 2:41:55 PM     (No. 9789770)

#34 I think he resembles superman with the glasses.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: drive, 3/29/2014 4:29:00 PM     (No. 9789838)

Reagan ran and lost to Ford in 1976. Why not Perry? the closest thing to Reagan and he´d be the best looking president we ever had

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Susannah, 3/29/2014 4:34:35 PM     (No. 9789843)

Rutherford B. Hayes was pretty cute.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: absalom, 3/29/2014 4:45:54 PM     (No. 9789858)

No, because you never get a second chance to make a vital first impression.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 3/29/2014 5:22:34 PM     (No. 9789902)

If you want a new name and face, think Brian Sandoval. He´s Nevada´s Republican governor. Dingy Harry can´t find anything bad to report on him, even though he beat out his son, Rory Reid. The bad news is most of you posters would call him a Rino.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: planetgeo, 3/29/2014 6:23:44 PM     (No. 9789960)

Perry is a very good governor and I´d be happy to vote for him for President, but I don´t believe he can win a national election.

While we have some good candidates, the one I like best is Scott Walker. He has executive experience as a governor. He won against a truly vicious union and media campaign. He turned around Wisconsin´s budget. He´s smart and quick on his feet. And he´s a genuine conservative without coming off as an ideologue. And he´s a fresh face and not a Republican retread.

I´d be happy with others as well, but I think Scott Walker has the best chance. And I love the outstanding suggestions above for Cabinet choices.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Hazymac, 3/29/2014 7:58:29 PM     (No. 9790051)

Scott Walker and Mike Pence are the two strongest 2016 candidates at the moment. Gov. Perry has been an excellent governor, and I would vote for him without hesitation, but he´s been, at least to some extent, Palinized by a mainstream media that hates conservatism, even after its successes since Reagan´s terms. That said, I´m going to keep my powder dry until primary season comes around. One never knows whom future fortune will favor.

Since GHWB´s race in 1988, the GOP has nominated exactly zero conservatives to run for president. The ideologically moribund national party is becoming irrelevant, and many of us with political smarts (e.g., we don´t vote libertarian even though we are libertarians) are tired if being served a solid diet of McCain, etc. 2016 would be a propitious time to tap an authentic Reagan successor. Who? Don´t ask me now.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: IdahoSky, 3/29/2014 8:02:32 PM     (No. 9790055)

Nope. On the national level, he´s just a punch line now.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Globalwarmer, 3/29/2014 8:06:39 PM     (No. 9790063)

I think Perry will have a prominent position in the Cruz administration.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: mws50, 3/29/2014 9:01:23 PM     (No. 9790101)

Senator Cruz´s best possible position in our federal government is Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court.

Sarah Palin is our best possible President. She has been there and done that in Alaska.

Scott Walker would be our next best choice for President.

Our next President MUST have executive experience to correct all the problems the democrats have left for us to fix.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: anonymous, 3/29/2014 9:18:54 PM     (No. 9790108)

Rick Perry can sell but he is also prone to mis-speaking. The thing that won´t help him at all is his permissive attitude to illegal immigration.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 3/29/2014 10:09:45 PM     (No. 9790136)

Mexican trucks across Texas on a foreign-owned toll road [as handy as the Dulles Toll Road is for cars], Gardisil mandated for uneducated parents and young girls, crony capitalist intrigue, support for non-conservative Senators, illegal immigration support, not to mention anyone even considering campaigning a week after back surgery [trust me, I had three last August and "knew" our dog was in bed with me at the hospital as well as Disney characters in my room!] is not the best candidate for America against Madame Hillary...

America needs someone "brilliant" for such a time as this...

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 3/29/2014 10:43:50 PM     (No. 9790156)

At the start, in August, when Perry was looking good, he attracted a lot of TX campaign dollars. In fact he was by far the best funded of all the ten-twelve candidates (even Mitt if you didn´t count his personal wealth) Not sure who the donors were, but being Gov. of a wealthy oil state for as long as he had been allows you to make a few friends. After the stumbles on the stump, however, new money dried up - which is more or less when Rick dropped out.

So will the same big donors step up to the plate again? Doubt it.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: NotaBene, 3/30/2014 1:59:35 AM     (No. 9790265)

Rick Perry Is a manly man who is for economic freedom. He will shoot a coyote if it comes close to his dog. Of course he should run and then we see who comes out ahead. New need someone that has executive experience. I also like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin and Scott Walker. All better than Monica´s Boyfriend´s Wife.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: NotaBene, 3/30/2014 2:34:24 AM     (No. 9790271)

Thank you poster 21 for the link to that video. I love Perry and will support him for President of this beautiful country.


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Reply 50 - Posted by: cat2, 3/30/2014 4:21:29 AM     (No. 9790286)

I think I wrote him off a long time as being pro-amnesty. Please correct me if I am wrong. But being pro-amnesty is the same as being anti- America, because amnesty will flood the country with Democrat voters, and they will bring in all their undereducated, unskilled relatives.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: cat2, 3/30/2014 4:29:57 AM     (No. 9790288)

Just checked since none of your posts seem the slightest bit interested in the most important aspect about Perry. He is for instate tuition for illegals, he is opposed to E-Verify to check when a potential employee is a citizen, and Numbers USA gives him a D- on all immigration issues.

Wish I had posted this when you all were not asleep . . .

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Reply 52 - Posted by: steveW, 3/30/2014 4:58:27 AM     (No. 9790294)

We cannot select a candidate based on how the loathsome MSM will portray them. Even if the GOP candidate in 2016 were Jesus Christ the loathsome MSM would portray him as Satan incarnate. The only person the loathsome MSM will portray as desirable, capable and worthy is a socialist Democrat, nothing more nothing less. So let´s not worry about how they decide to character assassinate anyone not fitting that most seditious of criteria.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Kerryman, 3/30/2014 6:11:57 AM     (No. 9790313)

He´s entitled to run. Let him.

Why do you want him at Energy? Why do we need an Energy Department at all?

If his immigration stance doesn´t change, he won´t win.

Funny, I saw him as Clark Kent.

Reagan actually explored a third run in 1972.

Semper Fi

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Reply 54 - Posted by: flatwater, 3/30/2014 7:26:53 AM     (No. 9790338)

Yes, he can!

The Left´s best attempt at insulting Governor Perry is calling him, "Governor Goodhair."

Perry is everything that Wise King Barky is not. Perry is pro-American, pro-Capitalism, pro-individualist. Perry supports the ENTIRE Bill of Rights, including the first, second, fourth and tenth amendments.

Perry has presided over a Texas economy that leads the nation in job creation. Rick Perry is also a true conservative, not a limp-wristed pantywaist or a RINO.

A Perry-Cruz ticket in my mind would be PERFECT.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 3/30/2014 7:30:49 AM     (No. 9790343)

#54, they would both be Texas residents. I´m pretty sure that´s not constitutionally allowed.

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Seventeen percent of people in the United States say immigration is the nation’s top problem, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. That´s up from 5 percent in June, and is the highest number Gallup has registered for immigration since 2006, when 15 percent said it was the nation´s most pressing problem. Gallup’s new survey found immigration is virtually tied with “dissatisfaction with government” as the nation´s top problem. The economy and unemployment rank below immigration and “dissatisfaction with government" as top problems, the new poll found. Only 8 percent now rate healthcare as the top problem, down from 16 percent in January, when

A Dose of Common Sense for Detroit
Wall Street Journal, by Eric Gibson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 12:10:17 PM     Post Reply
The headlines last week were all about the potential windfall: A second appraisal of works in the Detroit Institute of Arts´ collection had come in and the number was several orders of magnitude larger than the first. The city needs a valuation because the museum´s collection is in play under the current municipal bankruptcy proceeding. Back in December, Christie´s had come in with $454 million to $867 million, that low-high figure the equivalent of an auction "estimate" ranging between a number below which a work won´t sell and another representing its likely maximum hammer price. (Of course, auctions often break

Your health care: Obama´s
$18,000 broken promise
Fox News, by Gov. Bobby Jindal    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 11:25:01 AM     Post Reply
How would you feel if someone promised to give you a car, and then reneged on that pledge? That’s how all Americans should feel when it comes to ObamaCare -- because Barack Obama’s failed and discredited campaign promise to lower health insurance premiums has cost the average American family an amount equal to the price of many new cars. During his 2008 campaign, one of then-Senator Obama’s most audacious promises was that his health plan would reduce premiums by $2,500 for the average family. His repeatedly made his pledge on videotape; you can view those promises here. But health insurance premiums

Is The TSA The Most Monstrously
Incompetent Agency In History?
The Federalist, by Daniel Payne    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:28:28 AM     Post Reply
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has identified a massive new threat to domestic airline security. No, it’s not ISIS, Al Qaeda, or the Taliban. It’s the dead battery on your smartphone. Last week, TSA announced what it called “enhanced security measures” in which passengers will be required to power up their cell phones before boarding their flight. According to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, TSA has “assesse[d] the global threat environment and reevaluate[d] the measures we take to promote aviation security.” Your cell phone is evidently part of a “global threat environment,” and so it must be turned on in order

Report: Deficit To Soon Skyrocket
To Historic World War II Heights
Daily Caller, by Jonah Bennett    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:26:29 AM     Post Reply
The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) latest report says that although the federal deficit this year is the lowest of the Obama era, in the near future, it is expected to skyrocket to World War II heights. The years between 2009 and 2012 saw the largest recorded federal government deficits since 1946, based on percentage of the economy. And although the White House also reported that the deficit this year is the lowest of the Obama administration, there is little reason for celebration. Currently, the amount of federal debt is exactly 74 percent of the economy, and if measures aren’t taken to reign

The media can no longer ignore
Obama and Hillary Clinton´s problems
Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore. Obama in his own different way is heading towards Nixon-like levels of weirdness, as, beaten down by the failures regarding his ventures, he appears to have quit his own job. A.B. Stoddard of the Hill says in effect he has stopped being president and chooses to live in a world of his own, shutting out the problems that have become overwhelming, giving dinners where he talks

Jose Antonio Vargas and
the End of Driver’s Licenses
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:10:05 AM     Post Reply
CNN chose to describe the recently detained Jose Antonio Vargas, longtime journalist for U.S. publications and legal citizen of the Philippines, as a “symbol of the immigration debate.” The news network aired his documentary, Undocumented, several times. At the heart of Vargas’s viewpoint — and CNN’s decision to refer to him as a symbol, as opposed to, say, a scofflaw — is the notion that it is unfair to deny citizenship to him, considering his circumstances. Vargas came to the United States from the Philippines when he was 12 and didn’t learn he was in the country illegally until he was

Flow of Central American immigrants
through Mexico shows no signs of slowing
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:07:38 AM     Post Reply
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico – Mexico is promising to stem the flow of Central American migrants to the United States by tightening control at its notoriously porous Guatemalan border. But messages from the country´s top two leaders in little more than a week have provided few details on how. And the scene on the ground is business as usual. Dozens of Central Americans who paid $1.50 a head could be seen this week crossing the broad Suchiate River on improvised rafts of inner tubes and wooden boards, in full view of Mexican police on the shore and immigration agents posted on

Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
John McCain, an immigration hawk. Who knew? Mr. McCain, the highest-profile Republican of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that came up with amnesty as the solution to the immigration crisis — and it truly is a crisis — is finally taking a hard line against President Obama for his encouraging the tidal wave of illegal aliens swamping the southwestern border. “There has to be a halt to this,” Mr. McCain thundered Sunday on CNN. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin



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First wave of deportations begins amid
immigration crisis: Plane-loads of children and
single mothers are returned to Central America
from overwhelmed New Mexico detention center

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Daily Mail [UK], by Reuters & AP Reporter    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:59:57 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. deported Honduran children as young as 1-1/2 years old on Monday in the first flight since President Obama pledged to speed up the process of sending back illegal immigrant minors from Central America. Fleeing violence and poverty, record numbers of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have crossed into the United States over the past year, sparking intense debate about how to solve the problem. Monday´s flight from New Mexico to San Pedro Sula, the city with the highest murder rate in the world, returned 17 Honduran women, as well as 12 girls and nine boys, aged

New emergency alert system will give
Obama the power to flip a switch and
address the entire nation at once

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:56:32 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration quietly announced on Tuesday that it intends to change the way Americans learn about natural disasters and other major emergencies during radio and TV broadcasts, giving the president the ability to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once. The Emergency Alert System, the latest version of a program first established in 1951, blasts out emergency messages in the event of local weather emergencies, but can also be used to warn Americans about terror attacks and major natural disasters. [Snip] It can take up to 10 minutes for every radio, TV, cable and satellite provider to

Pope Francis Calls on U.S.
to Welcome Illegal Immigrants

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/16/2014 11:55:14 AM     Post Reply
In his message to the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development,” Pope Francis characterized the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have crossed the U.S. southern border as a product of globalization, suggesting that the phenomenon is happening worldwide. Francis proclaimed, “Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.” Emmer McCarthy for Vatican Radio said Francis expressed his concern for “the tens of thousands of

Mrs. Obama Declares
War on Chick-fil-A

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Townhall, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 12:55:08 PM     Post Reply
The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues. And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed to buy Chick-fil-A

Lie at Heart of “Immigration
Reform” Exposed

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Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/15/2014 12:11:48 AM     Post Reply
“Trust” is for Con Men: The reaction to the border chaos in Texas has accomplished one thing: It has exploded the lie at the heart of current “comprehensive” immigration reform plans. The basic structure of those plans is a swap of a) near-immediate legalization for b) increased border security in the future. The appealing idea is to let current illegals stay while taking the steps necessary to prevent further waves. The lie is the assumption that, once current illegals get their legalization, pro-immigrant activists in both parties will continue to support the second half of the bargain, the increased security. The

Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens
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Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
John McCain, an immigration hawk. Who knew? Mr. McCain, the highest-profile Republican of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that came up with amnesty as the solution to the immigration crisis — and it truly is a crisis — is finally taking a hard line against President Obama for his encouraging the tidal wave of illegal aliens swamping the southwestern border. “There has to be a halt to this,” Mr. McCain thundered Sunday on CNN. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin

The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America
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Rolling Stone, by Kristen Gwynne    Original Article
Posted By: scottc- 7/15/2014 11:46:15 AM     Post Reply
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. School Shootings: Widely Reported Tragedies Since 2000 - Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use

The media can no longer ignore
Obama and Hillary Clinton´s problems

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore. Obama in his own different way is heading towards Nixon-like levels of weirdness, as, beaten down by the failures regarding his ventures, he appears to have quit his own job. A.B. Stoddard of the Hill says in effect he has stopped being president and chooses to live in a world of his own, shutting out the problems that have become overwhelming, giving dinners where he talks

Rove American Crossroads
in Mississippi Controversy

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American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM     Post Reply
The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Eric Holder: Americans Should Not
Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that


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