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  1. 30 Aug '11 15:25
    Perry has never been in the private sector. Indeed, Perry has been on the public dole his entire career. In this context, Romney took an implied shot at Perry, in assailing "career politicians." Romney should not underestimate Perry, a career politician who has never lost an election.


    Published 09:31 a.m., Tuesday, August 30, 2011

    http://www.chron.com/news/article/Romney-on-Perry-turf-assails-career-politicians-2147246.php

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is castigating career politicians as he tries to differentiate himself from chief rival Rick Perry while standing on the Texan's home turf.

    The former Massachusetts governor doesn't mention Perry by name in remarks prepared for delivery to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. But the contrast he's trying to draw is clear.

    And it comes as national polls show Perry overtaking Romney, who for months has led the pack seeking the GOP presidential nomination.

    Romney is calling himself a conservative businessman who has spent most of his life outside of politics, dealing with the real economy. He also says -- quote-- "Career politicians got us into this mess and they simply don't know how to get us out."

    Perry spoke to the same group on Monday.
  2. 30 Aug '11 17:01
    Originally posted by moon1969
    Perry has never been in the private sector. Indeed, Perry has been on the public dole his entire career. In this context, Romney took an implied shot at Perry, in assailing "career politicians." Romney should not underestimate Perry, a career politician who has never lost an election.


    Published 09:31 a.m., Tuesday, August 30, 2011

    http://www.chr ...[text shortened]... imply don't know how to get us out."

    Perry spoke to the same group on Monday.[/quote]
    One thing for Romney - he doesn't go down easily. But he's too much of an a--hole to win. The last time he dropped out it was because of a pointless testy confrontation with a reporter who basically called him a liar. His response was not statesmenlike. Perry may implode because of his insular politics, but not because he'll lose his cool.