13 June 2011

What About Rick Perry for President?


Yeah- I know he used to be a Dem, endorsed Giuliani in' 08, and has some political baggage... who doesn't? 

All I want this time is a real budget cutter who WILL repeal ObamaCare... protect our borders... and reverse Obama's deeply misguided agenda in the Middle East.  

Based on that, Rick Perry is one of the few who make my short-list. Now that it appears Newt's team bolted to prepare for a Perry 2012 run, and jobs are foremost on most people's minds, let's have a look then...

  • Rick Perry has never lost an election
  • Perry is the longest-serving governor in Texas history at 10+ years now, and longest-serving in the US today
  • He just proposed a state budget cutting $15B over the next two years... love it
  • Texas has created half the new jobs in the US since the '07 crash
  • Texas leads the nation in job creation over Perry's 10 yrs in office
  • Perry is staunchly anti-tax... while pro-gun, pro-life, and pro-death penalty

John Fund at the WSJ warns do not underestimate Perry... who knows how to "play the base of the Republican Party like a finely-tuned instrument". And the Gov Perry is already scheduled to replace Trump as featured speaker at a June 14th meeting of NYC Republicans, in-addition to three other out-of-state appearances.

So form your own opinion... and pls share it below.  

Myself,  I'm enjoying watching a Republican who can talk to Obama's favorite race-based political conquest, Catholic - Hispanics... as he did yesterday in LA when he laid hard into Obama for murderous abortion policies

Nice to see somebody on our side who knows what he's doing out there on the stump. 

Note: Perry was greeted warmly -a Republican in LA!- and left to a standing ovation... how bout that.




28 comments:

Steve Dennis said...

If he decides to run I will take a serious look at him. At this point there is no one candidate who I can get behind, maybe Perry will be that man.

Randy-g said...

Perry used to be a dem? Renaldus was too. I like Rick, with DeMint as his VP!

Reaganite Republican said...

Us three thinking alike here

Bungalow Bill said...

Governor Gardasil--forcing Texas women to receive a controversial vaccination. Not really as Tea Party as he claims, and this doesn't take into account how quickly Texas bowed down to the federal tyranny after their recent attempt to hold the TSA to standards.

Perry is another project of Karl Rove, and considering the lost freedoms under the Bush administration, I think this is the scariest part of Perry.

Tea Party at Perrysburg said...

YES!

Reaganite Republican said...

You sure he's that tight with Rove, BB?

I heard him and the Bushes are a harsh rivalry... surprising. Like I said, he's got some baggage... I can take his far, far easier than I could stomach Newt or Mittens, that much I know- and still looking

The Lonely Conservative said...

Thanks for the link. I think his positives will outweigh any of the negatives.

Reaganite Republican said...

He's a player imo if Palin doesn't run, the "Anyone but Newt" candidate

He's got his negatives as you say, but he appeals to the base AND has the best jobs record in the country

Reaganite Republican said...

Correction: meant to say Perry could be the "anyone but MITT" candidate

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I will vote for any Republican left standing in November 2012 against Obama.

pamibe said...

He could be a frontrunner very quickly, especially considering the current field of RINOs.

I'd definitely take a closer look at Perry.

Reaganite Republican said...

I dunno Odie- I would vote for an independent over Mitt or Newt, just won't vote for lousy establishment candidates-- I don't think I can pull the lever

Matt said...

He looks encouraging. We'll have to vet him. I can't stand the idea of letting a smooth talking RINO past us.

Andrew33 said...

I have family and friends in TX. Both my family and my associates in Texas said repeatedly that Bush would be a liberal President. The fact is (according to them) that the Republican party in Texas is very liberal when it comes to fiscal and economic issues.
Now, my Texan pals are giving me the same warnings about Perry that I gave about Crist (remember when the Repubs were ready to coronate Crist as the next VP?) and that they gave me about Bush in 99/00. Many of you know that Texans do things big. When it comes to Texas Republicans, the thing they do best and biggest is SPEND!!! Now, can we afford another Bush in the White House? (I say heck no). America cannot afford anymore "slow the GROWTH of government" Republicans. We have to elect Republicans that will REVERSE the bad policies of Bush (government grew more than than all his predecessors combined), and BHO (need I say more).
It was 8 years of a liberal Republican Governor that led to the election of BHO. If we beat BHO in 2012, do we really want to do so with another "compassionate conservative" who was hand picked by the TX republican establishment succeed Bush in Texas? You all know the answer to that.

Hilton said...

I shudder at the thought of Perry even running for President. The man can hardly put a sentence together.

John Carey said...

I like Rick Perry. I think he will definitely bring something to the debate.

Reaganite Republican said...

I know some have another already in mind, but what about Perry's record?

I look at what they DO... I've only seen two Perry interviews and one speech, actually.

The job creation speaks for itself... independents would go for it in droves, it's exactly what most are looking for and Obama has nothing to compete with it- he simply can't

That's why I like Perry

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

RR, splitting the vote only serves Obama. Please think about that.

Reaganite Republican said...

If the GOP candidate won't repeal ObamaCare PLUS radically cut spending... the country is doomed imho

TEA Party leaders have warned the GOP not to take them for granted... and that they just might stay home rather than vote for Romney- I wish to help back up that threat, Romney not acceptable, period... DON'T TRY IT!

Good Ole Boy said...

Perry is a New World Order guy and was a Bilderberg Group attendee and speaker. He does not like talking about it either.

Illegal immigration is another problem with him. He supports in state tuition and grants for illegal aliens and supports anchor baby citizenship. He also did not like the Arizona law. So don't look for him to do anything about Illegal Immigration

Reaganite Republican said...

Hi Good Ole

I've heard all that, but the Wikipedia link above has him "in favor" of SB1070 and "would sign" a similar law in Texas if it got to his desk

Good Ole Boy said...

You trust Wikipedia? I'm going on what he has said, If you now can't trust what he says he's just another lying politician. He also buckled under on the TSA bullies, no intestinal fortitude there. Texas could of made a big statement and others would of followed and no doubt the Feds would of had to buckle instead.

Reaganite Republican said...

I've heard both sides on SB1070, that's all I'm saying. And actually, I don't trust Wikipedia much, plenty of shenanigans there 2 be sure

I am searching for a candidate, Good Ole... and most of the others are worse

Good Ole Boy said...

One who was spot on every issue who would certainly be a winner is Duncan Hunter Sr. His wanting to rebuild our manufacturing base would resonate with many Democrats and Independents. Ann Coulter was a big Hunter supporter in 08, so you know he has the conservative creds. He has retired and would need a draft movement. I like Bachman but would love to see Hunter back in. Problem was in 08 the RINO RNC didn't help him and even kept him out of most of the debates. He won some western states too.

Reaganite Republican said...

Yeah, I remember that- and all my impressions where always positive of Hunter

I think Bachmann is going to surprise some people, but a diplomat or someone with exec/financial experience would aid heft to the ticket- got big problems to tackle

Anonymous said...

#1 on my list

Anonymous said...

Sorry he is another Bushie. Fool me once....

Reaganite Republican said...

Bush? I heard they're rivals more than allies, what's the agenda brave "anon" lol

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