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A Tale of Two Texans in
2016: Perry And Cruz

US News & World Report, by Lauren Fox

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/14/2014 9:35:56 AM

His speech was billed as a farewell address, but when Texas Gov. Rick Perry took the stage before thousands of Texans at the state Republican convention last week, it sounded a whole lot more like someone rehearsing a presidential stump speech than a politician ready to kiss the spotlight goodbye. “The national Democrats think Texas is the next battleground. Well let’s be really clear: Texas will be their political burial ground,” he said, bringing the crowd to its feet. But everything’s big in Texas – including presidential ambitions – and Perry’s not the only man in the state eyeing a White


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 6/14/2014 2:27:54 PM     (No. 9886034)

Interesting article. These "paid-by-the-word" political pundits always seem to me to be operating in a reality vacuum. Admittedly, it´s a him vs him piece in a liberal rag, but you´d think he could at least acknowledge the sturm und drang events going on in our domestic and and foreign worlds...events which will make the 2016 election (if there is one) unlike anything before.

Two things are clear from this piece:
1) Mr. Fox, being part of the LSM, would like we Republicans to run Perry, rather than that other guy, partly because of "...the 17-day federal government shutdown he inspired" and
2) Lauren and his editor have given us another bungled cliche to laugh at: "Cruz is clipping at his heels."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 6/14/2014 7:08:46 PM     (No. 9886276)

Uh, Lauren is a she (and kinda hot). Agree that the article is a bit weak in that it focuses almost entirely on Texas and ignores the perils of a national campaign. Perry has to reverse the disastrous first impressions of the last campaign - and so far I don´t see things going all that well. Nixon made a huge comeback in 68, but no one doubted his ability to do the job.

Cruz has to figure out a way to get the press to stop hating him so much. Maybe there is a candidate charm school that he can attend. A humor-filled press conference or two could work wonders.

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