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Perry 2016: The View from Texas
National Review, by Mark Davis

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Posted By:Judy W., 8/5/2014 12:13:40 PM

As Rick Perry looks out at us from countless cable-news channels this summer, his border chess match against the Obama administration underscores his potential 2016 skill set. Two portraits emerge. One is of a wiser, seasoned executive ready to jump into a race already rich with governors. He’s armed with more reliable conservatism than that of Chris Christie; and he has a meatier résumé than Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, or Mike Pence. This portrait features Perry’s proud record of protecting his state from the scourges of the Obama years, racking up stretches of job creation and growth that have far outpaced

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I like Perry more all the time. Fred Barnes had a terrific article in the Weekly Standard about what Perry is doing to prepare himself for a run. That includes travel abroad and meeting with foreign leaders.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: RKfree2b, 8/5/2014 12:27:52 PM     (No. 9954112)

Perry has already accomplished several good things for the state of Texas. He will do the same for the rest of usA.
Many others would make good candidates, too. Perry would be a great president.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: brdg, 8/5/2014 12:28:40 PM     (No. 9954115)

I watched Rick Perry talking about the border crisis on Fox News recently (7-13-14) and it was like watching Forrest Gump. He talked in circles and then blurted out whatever popped into his brain after he had been around the circle a few times. No direction, no conclusion, little new information. Then Chris Wallace actually said: “So let me try to distill what you said” Then Chris made a clear concise statement with a conclusion and an excited Perry said “YES!”.

The TV camera is Perry’s kryptonite. The liberal media will WAIT ‘til he is the nominee then EASILY make him look a bigger fool than Biden.

There are 2 reasons Perry is still in the running:

1) Texas (not Perry) is a shining example of what you get with less taxes and less government.
2) While being inarticulate he frequently throws in bible verses causing a lot of people to fail to see the Forrest Gump for the trees.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/5/2014 12:45:37 PM     (No. 9954129)

Perry is the most experienced conservative and successful governor running. He would make a great president.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GO3, 8/5/2014 1:01:32 PM     (No. 9954140)

Perry needs to show that he can clean up that bureaucratic swamp in DC. If there is any hint of "uniter not divider" crap he´ll paint a bullseye on his chest just like GW, then we´ll get more of the same out of that stinkin´ place.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: scottc, 8/5/2014 1:21:25 PM     (No. 9954160)

I live in Texas and Perry is a fraud conservative who is using the border crisis for his own ends. He has no plan how to solve it on his own so he is just milking it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/5/2014 1:41:01 PM     (No. 9954178)

Couple of things...Mark Davis is a longtime Texas-based writer. He used to write for the Dallas Morning News and has (or had) a radio talk show, too. He has guest hosted for Limbaugh, too. I´ve never considered him particularly insightful. Second thing. Rick Perry is talking about and dealing with the border because kids are flooding over the border. Would the poster rather he simply stay quiet and in the Governor´s Mansion reading the papers with his new glasses? Governor Perry has been screaming about the unsecured border for years, but as with Jan Brewer in Arizona, there are limits to a governor´s power over an international border.

Now that I´ve said all that, I hope Rick Perry doesn´t run for president. I am very fond of him and an enthusiastic supporter, but I don´t want to watch him being ground up by the game.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/5/2014 2:07:06 PM     (No. 9954218)

Texas is what America would be like without moron Libs running things...get a clue!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/5/2014 2:14:30 PM     (No. 9954226)

I like Perry a lot but he´s a RINO posing as a TEA Party guy. Having said that Perry is far more acceptable to me than Cristie, Jebby and the Huckster.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/5/2014 4:22:14 PM     (No. 9954344)

Not a whole hearted Perry fan, but neither am I a Perry non-supporter. America could do much worse than Perry, and more than likely will.

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