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  1. 16 Aug '11 04:09
    The new Reagan or W? He's never lost a race. He has a jobs record in Texas, and yes, the Democrats have talking points to deal with it, but the basic rule is that if it happens on your watch you own it. He's good looking and charming.

    His detriments - he has some extreme positions on record, but like Bachman he'll just ignore them for the general public and wink to the wingnuts. His Bushlike manner may scare some independents.

    But he's looking pretty good if he can win over independents and the economy continues to tank.
  2. 16 Aug '11 04:34
    At least you spelled it with an "E". Unlike you'r follow blindly teabagger idiot freinds.
  3. 16 Aug '11 06:22
    He could very-well win the Republican nomination, but he will be too fringe and religious fundamentalist for independents and swing voters who decide the general election.
  4. 16 Aug '11 06:54
    Originally posted by im back
    At least you spelled it with an "E". Unlike you'r follow blindly teabagger idiot freinds.
    Uh, I think you misunderstand me. Perry would be very bad news, and probably a return to the disastrous Bush years. I'd almost rather have Bachman in there.
  5. 16 Aug '11 07:00 / 1 edit
    His handlers need to get a leash on him. Today he called Bernenke a traitor.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/perry-calls-bernanke-policies-almost-treasonous.php?ref=fpa

    Clinton is calling him "crazy."

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/bill-clinton-scoffs-at-rick-perrys-platform-i-mean-this-is-crazy.php?ref=fpb
  6. 16 Aug '11 07:20
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    Uh, I think you misunderstand me. Perry would be very bad news, and probably a return to the disastrous Bush years. I'd almost rather have Bachman in there.
    I know sorry, but there is no other option. The only good teabagger is one that splits the party. So yes, please run a teabagger ticket.
  7. 16 Aug '11 07:24
    Originally posted by im back
    I know sorry, but there is no other option. The only good teabagger is one that splits the party. So yes, please run a teabagger ticket.
    Gentelmen never call it the "Tea Party". It does not deserve dedication. They are teabaggers nothing more.
  8. 16 Aug '11 07:26
    Originally posted by im back
    I know sorry, but there is no other option. The only good teabagger is one that splits the party. So yes, please run a teabagger ticket.
    It's not my call. I'm still trying to decide whether I would support a primary effort against Obama from the left.
  9. 16 Aug '11 07:33
    Current article from the Houston Chronicle, Former Bush aide calls Rick Perry’s “treason” comment about Fed Chair Bernanke “inappropriate and unpresidential.”

    http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2011/08/former-bush-aide-calls-rick-perrys-treason-comment-about-fed-chair-bernanke-inappropriate-and-unpresidential/
  10. 16 Aug '11 16:49
    Perry also has to make sure he tanks the economy. He doesn't want any amount of recovery before the election. He said it yesterday.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/rick-perry-thinks-printing-more-money-is-almost-treason-because-it-would-help-the-economy-and-thus-o.php

    "If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don't know what y'all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous -- or treasonous -- in my opinion."

    Talk about treasonous.
  11. 16 Aug '11 16:58
    It doesn't matter who the Republicans put up, unless the economy picks up, Obama is out.

    As for Perry, as long as he is no W, I'd probably vote for him. From what I've seen, he's more of a Reagan guy than a W guy.

    You don't win the votes of swing voters, you give them away. Perry won't win those votes, Obama will force the swing voters to vote for Perry.
  12. 16 Aug '11 17:03
    Rove doesn't like Perry. Is he hoping for Bachman? This is interesting, because Perry is really the only candidate with a prayer against Obama.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/karl-rove-piles-on-rick-perry-bernanke-line-not-a-presidential-statement.php?ref=fpblg
  13. 16 Aug '11 17:11
    Pollster Scott Rasmussen is about to release the first national post-straw poll numbers. The results:

    Perry 29, Romney 18, Bachmann 13, Paul 9.

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/perry-leads-new-national-poll#.TkqbvnxC040.twitter
  14. 16 Aug '11 17:14
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    Pollster Scott Rasmussen is about to release the first national post-straw poll numbers. The results:

    Perry 29, Romney 18, Bachmann 13, Paul 9.

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/perry-leads-new-national-poll#.TkqbvnxC040.twitter
    So why is Rove attacking him? A personal thing maybe?

    Rove also attacked Ms. "I am not a witch" and had to retract himself after Rush Limbaugh threw a fit. But this time, he's not the only one calling a candidate out on his nuttiness.
  15. 16 Aug '11 17:17
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    So why is Rove attacking him? A personal thing maybe?

    Rove also attacked Ms. "I am not a witch" and had to retract himself after Rush Limbaugh threw a fit. But this time, he's not the only one calling a candidate out on his nuttiness.
    I think it had something to do with Perry not talking nicely about GW