Governor Rick Perry..............Why? 



How did Governor Rick Perry become the top pick of the GOP candidates for president?  

 I’m trying to grasp the tangible evidence that catapulted Governor Perry over every other GOP presidential candidate.  He was rated by several polls near the top of the GOP candidate list before he even made his formal candidacy announcement.  Once he announced, if you believe the media, the GOP candidate to oppose Obama had been selected. 

He’s not the only Governor in the race…what is it?  My gut impression is that Perry has an excellent publicity apparatus that has flooded the media with ”Rick is great” slogans, not to mention his democrat background.  Frankly, my observation of his appearance in two candidate debates, based on performance and substance, leaves me with less than a favorable impression. 

Given, some candidates have more favorable “stage presence” than others…surely Perry’s stage presence provides much room for improvement.  He is slow on his feet, searches for words, seems uneasy, and awkward in his answers.  Occasionally I have the urge to reach down his throat and pull some words out… 

So, being the smooth, articulate Gingrich, Bachmann, Cain, Romney, Santorum, perhaps others, Governor Perry is not. However, the method of message delivery doesn’t necessarily count a candidate out…Senator McCain proved that.  He couldn’t hit his butt with both hands on the stage. 

Then how about substance?  Has Governor Perry demonstrated substitutive justification that supports his top of the GOP candidate pile?  I have heard him speak and others seem to verify that job creation in Texas accounts for a majority of the employment created in the U.S. over the last two years.  Other than jobs, nothing else of significance has surfaced to give one a “tingle down the leg”, in fact, Governor Huntsman claims himself as the job king.  Ron Paul says Perry has put Texas in debt, raised taxes and Perry hasn’t refuted Paul.  Perry has also taken serious hits on his support for tuition assistance for illegal aliens, his answer for the illegal alien border problem, and the effort to force a questionable inoculation for 11-12 year old girls against cervical cancer without a “parental opt-in”.  

Perry’s background hasn’t even been touched yet.  There is considerable fodder that should raise serious questions as to his conservative credentials.  He should be required to explain his democrat background, international involvements, etc.  He may provide a satisfactory answer, but it hasn’t been asked yet. 

A point here. Are we going to allow the media to select the candidate to oppose Obama by pushing other credible, qualified candidates into the background while focusing on the two the media desires?  We allowed the 2008 GOP presidential candidate to be selected by the media and the political apparatus.  As Governor Palin says, “how’s that working out for ya?” 

Are we about to select another “McCain” to oppose Obama?  We all know Obama made McCain look like the ignoramus he really is…the most valid evidence of the “peter principle” one could imagine. Will we repeat the same error hoping for a better outcome? 

Let’s get the strongest candidate that will carry the constitution, bill of rights, and Founding Father principles into the White House…maybe it will be Rick Perry but I’m not sold yet.  

I am sold on the courage, strength, moral clarity, solid credentials of Michele Bachmann.  Why?  Given everything else, her heart beats for America and it will stop before she betrays her principled constitutional positions.  She took both Perry and Romney to the woodshed during the CNN debate, and did so with poise and clarity.   


We need Bachmann’s titanium spine and leadership.  Is she perfect?  Probably not, is anyone?


Harry Riley, COL, USA, Ret

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Not that I am for Perry or that I am not, I wanted to address your comment about the Cs & Ds.  It seems to me we have had a few Harvard, Yale graduates and even a "Rhodes" scholar in the WH.  I am of the firm belief we need someone with some street smarts, someone who has attended UHK (University of Hard Knocks).  That person may be among the announced but I am keeping my eye out and a PHD (Pile it Higher & Deeper) degree doesn't fit the bill.


Semper Fi

Someone had mentioned earlier in this thread that they liked Hermann Cain, but were concerned about his lack of foreign policy experience....I like the  Hermann Cain/Alan West ticket, and that solves the foreign policy issue for me.  I like a strong business USA and a strong military USA...strong strong strong, not weak, poor and liberal.

We already have enough problems with black people,  (Flash mobs terrorism) that have become emboldened b/c of Obama.

Sorry, but most black people will think they have another brother in the White House, thats just the truth.

I think it's unfortunate that the example set for black people should be Obama and his social engineering, entitlement mindset....Hermann Cain and Alan West set a much better example for black youth...conservative, hard working, love for their country...a good example for any color of red white and blue.

Amen, and Amen...

This stuff must stop... I am of Italian heritage; not an Italian-American!

I am and will always be a PROUD American.

I'm a Southern Boy, and I have notions. Mostly I keep them to myself.

I believe that at the Tower of Babel we were broken into different groups... And each and every one of those groups should both respect God's will but have pride unto themselves so that they marry and mate within their own kind.

Beyond that alone, we are ALL God's children... and as such should look out for one another.

They are a minority.

Yes, they are great men, but-

It is a BAD decision to put minorities in charge.

They look out for themselves.

I say this as a Jewish woman, yes I am Messianic, but Jews look out for themselves like all other minorities. A Christian white male is supposed to be in charge of America.


Pauli........this is your only warning.......we do not attack black people anymore than we attack white people.....I'm close to banning you without a warning....

No problem, I am gone, just told the truth. 

Bye Twana, pls dont link me.

Are all blondes dumb? And Irishmen drunk?

Yup dem ol' black folk sho is part of de problem... but theys gots neighbors white as an' ol' linen sheet that have their greedy hands stuck out for their Guvmint "paycheck".

It is likely that looked at as a percentage of statistically similar demographics blacks might be higher, I don't know... But white, black or yellow with purple polka dots, a system created this genre of people. So the system must change. Wean them, train them then make them become a contributing aspect of society.


Back to the subject (sorry, I'm 63 and tend to wander now and then)...

There ARE those that vote color, not potential, sadly those exist on both (all) sides of a prejudicial fence.

There also ignorant "sheeple" that will follow the alphabet media groups suggestions when they enter the booth. (Drinkers of the Kool Aid)

I prefer Rick Perry over Bachmann. He hasn't shyed away from things he has said in the past. Bachmann lost my vote when she was hammering Perry over the HVP vaccine. She clearly overlooked how all children in the United States are not even allowed to enter school without having  had MMR,HEPATITIS, TETANUS and Whopping Cough Vaccine. I am a nurse and find nothing wrong with the vaccine, it can help save lifes of young women. My grand daughter has taken it and has had no side effects.    
I think a major point of opposition Bachmann had was the "opt out" provision rather than a "opt in" provision .  This was another mandate on freedom rather than giving the public the option of whether they wanted a child vaccinated or not. Forcing the vaccination was/is troubling.
I received the above in an email, not from a specific URL... But I visited a site earlier that basically agreed with all within.



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