Perry: You know, at times, I can really relate to Moses

posted at 5:00 pm on January 15, 2012 by Tina Korbe

If nothing else, Rick Perry — in all his imperfection — remains likable. In fact, he’s arguably even more likable now than when he entered the presidential race with all the apparent arrogance of a man who had famously never lost an election. Chastened by his own mistakes, he’s learned to take himself lightly but his principles seriously.

That was the message he delivered today at the South Carolina Faith and Freedom Coalition breakfast. He light-heartedly referred to his debate stumbles, but reminded listeners that he’ll stand up for conservative principles. National Journal relates a particularly memorable moment:

Rick Perry’s no stranger to gaffes, but he has tried to turn it into an asset, making self-deprecating jokes about it on the campaign trail.

On Sunday, he found an ally in a fellow speech-challenged leader that drew laughs from the audience of the South Carolina Faith and Freedom Coalition prayer breakfast: Moses.

“Moses, he tried to talk [G]od out of making him go lead the people,” Perry told the crowd of about 300. “He wasn’t a good speaker. Now, from time to time I can relate to that.”

Talk about knowing your audience! Perry was very on point to deliver that quip to this particular crowd. Maybe he’s like Moses in another way, too. While it’s true Moses didn’t think of himself as a particularly effective spokesperson (Exodus 4:10), he was known to others as “powerful in speech” (Acts 7:22). Perhaps Perry is on his way to that (if not the nomination), as well: His speech today earned him a standing ovation.


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Stupid is the new cuddly.

borntoraisehogs on January 15, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Really, I have nothing to add. This article and Rick Perry just speak for themselves.

WealthofNations on January 15, 2012 at 5:03 PM

There’s a burning Bush joke in here somewhere.

SouthernGent on January 15, 2012 at 5:03 PM

“He wasn’t a good speaker. Now, from time to time I can relate to that.”

Wow, really?

knob on January 15, 2012 at 5:03 PM

To bad Perry isn’t Moses. than he might have a chance

gerrym51 on January 15, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I thought he was Tebow. Now he’s Moses? Next he’ll be wearing a crown of thorns.

Buddahpundit on January 15, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Moses. On Omaha Beach.

Fletch54 on January 15, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Oh, yeah. “I’m just like Moses.” That’s effective. Real effective. Just a real fine “quip.”

(smashes head against wall)

Rational Thought on January 15, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Tebowses.

The Nerve on January 15, 2012 at 5:06 PM

To bad Perry isn’t Moses. than he might have a chance
gerrym51 on January 15, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Moses never made it to The Promised Land either.

Fletch54 on January 15, 2012 at 5:06 PM

And there’s the problem with Rick Perry — he’s a religious fanatic.

Moses was a man so evil he makes Mohammed look pretty good.

Random on January 15, 2012 at 5:07 PM

He’s not going to make it to the promised land, either. So, yeah, I can see that. Pretty sure Moses would’ve gotten enough signatures in Virginia, though.

RightOFLeft on January 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM

To those of you who support Moses, you are evil. All of you. Even Tina Korbe.

Evil and as disgusting (more so, due to quantity and the violence that surrounded the subsequent child rapes) than those who support Mohammed’s treatment of Ai’sha.

Random on January 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Perfect.

Moses – Ten Commandments

Whats next? Parting the sea?

If you’re a candidate don’t do the comedian’s work for them.

Speakup on January 15, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Time to come home to Texas, Governor.
*siiigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 15, 2012 at 5:09 PM

1 1 And God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 First, thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Second, thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Third, thou shalt not… ummmm, third, thou shall not uhhh … … … Oops.”

Lawdawg86 on January 15, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Perry aside…

I feel like we’re all like Moses — wandering the desert that is America under liberalism.

SteveInRTP on January 15, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Lawdawg86 on January 15, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Alright, close the thread, we have a winner.

WealthofNations on January 15, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I think a basic defintiion of conservative is somebody who does not support government intrustion into healthcare. Romney supports that and thinks it’s legit role of government.</blockquote

thread winner

LOL

gerrym51 on January 15, 2012 at 5:11 PM

WealthofNations on January 15, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Haha, thanks, that was a passage from the Book of Texodus.

Lawdawg86 on January 15, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Mel Brooks, candidate selection process.

Speakup on January 15, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Stupid is the new cuddly.

borntoraisehogs on January 15, 2012 at 5:03 PM

And you are adorable!

squint on January 15, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Perry/Moses2012. I like that.

they lie on January 15, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Whats next? Parting the sea?

No, the Rio Grande.

Fletch54 on January 15, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I’m hearin’ a lot of bullrushes goin’ on heah.

profitsbeard on January 15, 2012 at 5:18 PM

First Recon in the neolithic era.

Speakup on January 15, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Perhaps Perry is on his way to that (if not the nomination), as well: His speech today earned him a standing ovation.

He got a standing ovation by the New Hampshire legislature too, he’s got to learn about follow through – if only he played more golf like Obama LOL!

Dr Evil on January 15, 2012 at 5:19 PM

He is leading his followers around in a sterile wilderness. The comparison ends there.

MJBrutus on January 15, 2012 at 5:26 PM

He is leading his followers around in a sterile wilderness. The comparison ends there.

Ha. I laughed.

Random on January 15, 2012 at 5:27 PM

SIGH – this makes me sad.

gophergirl on January 15, 2012 at 5:30 PM

“A clear theme emerged: The candidates at the bottom of the pack came out with the much-needed exposure they have been craving, opening the door for 11th-hour support-switching before the South Carolina primary next Saturday…

At the Sottile, Summerville Republican Barbara Smith said she was backing Newt Gingrich two days ago. But after hearing Rick Perry’s enthusiasm for reforming Washington, she’s ready to look elsewhere.

“He threw a socket wrench into my decision-making today,” she said of the Texas governor’s appeal.

West Ashley resident Michael Horrocks also had a change of heart.

“I think I’m more ‘undecided’ than when I walked in,” said Horrocks, who also had been siding with Gingrich.

Carla Thompson of Summerville, a former Texas resident, was undecided between Romney and Perry, but walked out firmly behind Perry, who reminded her of his leadership as governor.

She said it impressed the crowd. “I think if he can run Texas, he can do a pretty good job running the United States.”

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2012/jan/15/narrowing-the-field/

workingclass artist on January 15, 2012 at 5:31 PM

We all know that an over-sized ego is a requirement for running for president, but this goes a bit too far.

SC.Charlie on January 15, 2012 at 5:31 PM

gophergirl on January 15, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Yes it does..The end is near..:)

Dire Straits on January 15, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Random on January 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Dude, you win the prize for naïveté. I’ll over look your rudeness to Tina, for evidently you are not capable of decency.

Even or especially if you don’t understand Moses’ god, zip your mouth up, study Exodus, and contemplate the Good Book of 1532.

Or, as it appears, you are not fit to touch such things.

kunegetikos on January 15, 2012 at 5:32 PM

This guy really needs to go to remedial school.

Chudi on January 15, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Yes it does..The end is near..:)

Dire Straits on January 15, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Actually I didn’t take this at all like everybody else apparently has. I thought it was kind of a nice comparsion.

I am just sad because I will always believe he would have been one fantastic President.

gophergirl on January 15, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Isn’t it amazing that such a wonderful story about Perry still manages to draw out the Perry haters with their hateful comments?

What is it about Perry that causes the Mittbots to froth at the mouth?

Oh that Americans will recognize what a threat Perry is to the corrupt GOP and Dem Establishments and vote for him as GOP nominee and then President.

He is the only candidate that gets it- get Govt. out of the way and we will be well on our way to greatness again.

TheRightMan on January 15, 2012 at 5:34 PM

To those of you who support Moses, you are evil. All of you. Even Tina Korbe.

Evil and as disgusting (more so, due to quantity and the violence that surrounded the subsequent child rapes) than those who support Mohammed’s treatment of Ai’sha.

Random on January 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM

WTF? Did I miss a thread here…

ccrosby on January 15, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Dude, you win the prize for naïveté. I’ll over look your rudeness to Tina, for evidently you are not capable of decency.

Anyone, including yourself, who supports and esteems Moses, is at least as evil as anyone who supports and esteems Mohammed — they were of similar character, with the child rapes and butchery led by Moses being on a grander scale.

Random on January 15, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Obviously, Moses had a better Writer…

Kraken on January 15, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Oh God.

VorDaj on January 15, 2012 at 5:35 PM

gophergirl on January 15, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I agree..Too bad it isn’t going to work out..:)

Dire Straits on January 15, 2012 at 5:36 PM

A first hand report via Facebook by Erik Benjamin Corcoran, Charleston Southern University Chair for Rick Perry Campaign:

“Perry just killed it at the Huckabee Forum!! He was incredibly passionate and won over a lot of undecided voters in the Coliseum at the College of Charleston! I did my part as well after the forum. ;) We also had a terrific event this morning at the Okra Grill in Mount Pleasant. I worked every voter in that place and I can tell you we’re about to surge through the Palmetto State. I was also able to recruit for CSU as I spoke to parents of high school parents. Ladies and gentlemen we’re back in this thing and South Carolina is about to turn the tide for Rick Perry!!!!”
(via Facebook)

workingclass artist on January 15, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Isn’t it amazing that such a wonderful story about Perry still manages to draw out the Perry haters with their hateful comments?

What is it about Perry that causes the Mittbots to froth at the mouth?

Oh that Americans will recognize what a threat Perry is to the corrupt GOP and Dem Establishments and vote for him as GOP nominee and then President.

He is the only candidate that gets it- get Govt. out of the way and we will be well on our way to greatness again.

TheRightMan on January 15, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Thank you. I thought I read a different article than everybody else did. I didn’t see anything wrong with what he said. But this is HA after all.

gophergirl on January 15, 2012 at 5:37 PM

WTF? Did I miss a thread here…

I’m offended that anyone would willingly compare themselves to Moses, and expect others to regard this as a good thing. Of course, most people in our culture will regard this as a good thing, even as they call Mohammed an evil pedophile, etc. (and he was)

Read Numbers 31, and then get back to me.

Random on January 15, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Isn’t it amazing that such a wonderful story about Perry still manages to draw out the Perry haters with their hateful comments?

More about hating Moses and child rape/mass murders generally. Prior to this thread, this was my last comment on Perry.

Perry may as well compare himself to Son of Sam.

Random on January 15, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Moses could remember ten things.

Ronnie on January 15, 2012 at 5:39 PM

So Son of Sam was worse than Mohammad too? Hotgas has way too much hotgas.

VorDaj on January 15, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Gingrich leads among evangelical Christians with 40%, followed by Perry with 15%, Romney with 13%, Santorum with 12%, and Paul with 10%. Among likely voters saying they are not evangelical Christians, Romney leads with 48% and followed by Paul with 33%.

Perry knows his audience Southern Christian.

Dr Evil on January 15, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Please don’t feed the troll, ladies and gentlemen…

DrMagnolias on January 15, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Isn’t it amazing that such a wonderful story about Perry still manages to draw out the Perry haters with their hateful comments?

What is it about Perry that causes the Mittbots to froth at the mouth?

Oh that Americans will recognize what a threat Perry is to the corrupt GOP and Dem Establishments and vote for him as GOP nominee and then President.

He is the only candidate that gets it- get Govt. out of the way and we will be well on our way to greatness again.

TheRightMan on January 15, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Check this out…

“At least it was cordial.

But the 150 or so “movement conservatives” gathered at Paul Pressler’s this weekend (1/13-14) were a fractured lot.

Maybe 10% were for Perry. Almost all of them were against Romney. Well, sort of. Caveat below.

There was an official Romney guy there who explained that “You’ll either work with us now or work with us later, but you’ll all have to get on Mitt’s train, because we have the money and the organization, so there’s no stopping us.”

This did not go over well. It just made everyone more determined than ever to do whatever it takes to stop Mittens. How to do so is what the group could not agree on.

I’m not going to name names, as I was asked not to. Just about every big name conservative you’ve heard of was there. A number of them didn’t come out for any particular candidate. Others said they were all in for Perry at the start, and just couldn’t overcome his blunders.

When the case was made that Perry was the only candidate who actually understood the Constitution and the power of the 10th Amendment, the only one who was not a big government guy, the most successful governor in the country who has a rock solid record of job creation and conservative judicial appointments – they just didn’t care. I want that to sink in.

These conservative leaders really do not care about jobs, people hurting like the Great Depression, America’s economy falling into an abyss. All they care about is “the family as the fabric of society,” and other Rick Santorum social conservative platitudes. So a majority of them voted for Santorum. They could care less that Santorum would not do anything to reduce metastasizing government, much less castrate it (like Perry would), or has not the slightest trace of executive experience of any kind, government or private.

When asked one-on-one why they were going for Santorum when they knew he had no money, no organization, and stood not a ghost of a chance to win the nomination, the truth came out:

“If we unify behind Santorum, it will force Romney to pick him as his running mate – for he’ll know that’s the only way to get our support in the general (election in November).”

That’s the slimy deal behind this. They’ll go for Romney if he goes for Santorum on his ticket. Should we call them Judas Conservatives?

We suspected this all along: Santorum is a stalking horse for Romney. A vote for Santorum is a vote for Romney. Folks in South Carolina need to know this.

The cynical ploy, however, will not work – and not just because the Romney guy rolled his eyes when told about it (Romney has his heart set on Marco Rubio). It’s because there was no unity at this meeting….

A brokered convention, by the way, is how Sarah Palin could get the nomination. Or Rick Perry.

So there you have it.

This was a meeting that won’t change the world, that won’t change anything, except to marginalize these “movement” conservative leaders who really don’t care about the fate of America.

They say Perry blew his chance. They have blown theirs…”

This article was written by Dr. Jack Wheeler of To The Point News. The Wall Street Journal called Wheeler “the originator of the Reagan Doctrine”. The Washington Post called him “The Indiana Jones of the Right”. Izvestiya, the organ of the Soviet Communist Party, called him an “ideological gangster”.

Visit To The Point here.

http://www.tothepointnews.com/

workingclass artist on January 15, 2012 at 5:42 PM

“It’s all the Bush’s fault.” – Moses

PolarCoug on January 15, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Please don’t feed the troll, ladies and gentlemen…

DrMagnolias on January 15, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Thanks Doc I second that sentiment.

Dr Evil on January 15, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Please don’t feed the troll, ladies and gentlemen…

DrMagnolias on January 15, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Duly noted…sorry, new commenter, I’ll get the hang of it. I remember saying the same thing when I was just a reader.

ccrosby on January 15, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Isn’t it amazing that such a wonderful story about Perry still manages to draw out the Perry haters with their hateful comments?

That’s not amazing. What’s amazing is that it drew out Moses-haters. I didn’t even know there were Moses-haters. What religion is that, Jehovah’s Witnesses? Zoroastrians? what?

Fabozz on January 15, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Read Numbers 31, and then get back to me.

Random on January 15, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I’m too busy laughing at your hysteria…lighten up Dude

workingclass artist on January 15, 2012 at 5:46 PM

And he’s breaking the tablets

KOOLAID2 on January 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM

WTF? Did I miss a thread here…

ccrosby on January 15, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Perry compared himself to Moses, so his comment was not off topic. Is a guy with the moral sensibilities of Moses someone we really want?

fadetogray on January 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM

workingclass artist on January 15, 2012 at 5:42 PM

This does not shock me – AT ALL

gophergirl on January 15, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Random on January 15, 2012 at 5:07 PM

How many people, do tell, did Moses murder?

TheBlueSite on January 15, 2012 at 5:49 PM

There was an official Romney guy there who explained that “You’ll either work with us now or work with us later, but you’ll all have to get on Mitt’s train, because we have the money and the organization, so there’s no stopping us.”

workingclass artist on January 15, 2012 at 5:42 PM

“It’s inevitable” —Agent Smith

squint on January 15, 2012 at 5:49 PM

While Obama warned Isral about defending herself…

“Georgetown, S.C., Jan. 14 – During a main street walk in Georgetown, S.C., a woman approached Gov. Rick Perry with a question she considers very important to her: “Do you love Israel?”

Perry responded, “Yes, I do, with all my heart.”

And that was what it took for Georgetown, S.C., resident Linda Harper to put her support behind Rick Perry in South Carolina’s upcoming primary scheduled for Jan. 21.

“I feel that Rick Perry is the most pro-Israel,” Harper said after speaking with the former Texas governor at the Augustus Caroline Fine Furnishings and Antiques store. She said she was impressed that her question did not catch him off-guard and he immediately affirmed his support for Israel.

“Then later he took pictures of me with the Jerusalem flag, twice,” Harper continued. “I feel that if a candidate is willing to take a picture for the world to see with Jerusalem, that it’s not just words, that he’s really truly serious because he’s taking that stand.”

Video at link

Asked about Iran, Perry pledged to be more proactive. “Iranians need to understand we’re serious,” Perry said. “I called for sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran two months ago at one of the debates. They finally have agreed to put these sanctions in. There’s a lengthy period of time. I would do it now.”

Perry also called for the American government to support Iranian people revolting against their own government. According to Perry, if sanctions on the CBI were established today, “it may cause the people of Iran to again consider a revolution from inside.”

Calling the Green Revolution in the summer of 2009 a missed opportunity, Perry posed a question on what if the U.S. government had done more to support the revolution, we might be in a different situation now. “Who knows what Iran might look like if we would have assisted them in ’09,” Perry asked. “And here we are almost three years later with them closer and closer to having a nuclear weapon and would wipe Israel off the face of the earth.”

http://tiponthetrail.com/2012/01/14/perry-i-love-israel-with-all-my-heart/

workingclass artist on January 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

It was a joke people, geez.

Lawdawg86 on January 15, 2012 at 5:09 PM

That’s funny right there, I don’t care who you are.

Flora Duh on January 15, 2012 at 5:52 PM

There was an official Romney guy there who explained that “You’ll either work with us now or work with us later, but you’ll all have to get on Mitt’s train, because we have the money and the organization, so there’s no stopping us.”

workingclass artist on January 15, 2012 at 5:42 PM

“It’s inevitable” —Agent Smith

squint on January 15, 2012 at 5:49 PM

It’s up to Perry and his campaign team to make their case to South Carolina voters. The mask has slipped on Romney’s campaign – it’s up to South Carolinian’s to figure it out.

Dr Evil on January 15, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Perhaps Perry is on his way to that (if not the nomination), as well: His speech today earned him a standing ovation.

Tina, it would be an odd thing if any candidate name-checking God at a SC prayer-meeting breakfast didn’t get a standing-O. Hardly a nomination clincher.

whatcat on January 15, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Please don’t feed the troll, ladies and gentlemen…

DrMagnolias on January 15, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Yeah, but in this case, its ignorance makes it so tempting…

OK. I’ll comply.

Kraken on January 15, 2012 at 5:53 PM

he’s learned to take himself lightly but his principles seriously.

To me, that’s always been an important quality to for any leader to have.

juliesa on January 15, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Random on January 15, 2012 at 5:37 PM

You’re obviously a very prissy lil eunuch, Random, a hyper moralistic driveler, and a fundamentalist fruitcake of the most repulsive sort and who fancies himself a big bad skeptic.

Leave books alone that are written are over your head. And go back to playing with your Barbie.

kunegetikos on January 15, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Random on January 15, 2012 at 5:07 PM

How many people, do tell, did Moses murder?
TheBlueSite on January 15, 2012 at 5:49 PM

The Bible tells of one; the Egyptian work boss.

whatcat on January 15, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I think Tina Korbe is drunk!

HerneTheHunter on January 15, 2012 at 5:56 PM

How many people, do tell, did Moses murder?

TheBlueSite on January 15, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Actually, a lot. According to God’s orders. So did Abraham. Also at God’ orders.

So the persons gripe is with God.

Kraken on January 15, 2012 at 5:57 PM

To the most voters, I think it’s alot easier to explain “Perry’s didn’t perform well in the beginning due to back surgery” than all the intricacies of Bain Capital and Romneycare.

Are we really just going to just nominate Romney without even looking at his baggage?

monalisa on January 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

“PLEASE do not let anyone tell you that South Carolina’s voters have written Gov. Perry off..

Since Wednesday evening, I have called almost two hundred South Carolinians and only about ten said they would not support Rick Perry; one of them was a democrat, so go figure! Everyone else was either very receptive or already voting for Gov. Perry. My favorite conversation was with a sweet little lady in her golden years…”

http://www.redstate.com/liberty17/2012/01/14/forget-the-nay-sayers-perry-is-popular-in-s-c/

workingclass artist on January 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Actually, a lot. According to God’s orders. So did Abraham. Also at God’ orders.

So the persons gripe is with God.

Kraken on January 15, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Or his gripe could be with the people claiming they were God’s orders.

fadetogray on January 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM

” “We had 64 different times that we’ve cut spending in that state (Texas),” Perry said.

Perry’s economic agenda is a three-legged, and powerful proposal. It starts with the Energy-Jobs plan, a proposal to use the power of the office of the presidency to open up federal land and offshore areas for energy exploration via executive orders.

Next it has a two-pronged tax policy that flattens and simplifies the federal income tax with a 20% flat tax for personal and corporate taxes. Part of that plan includes a one-year 5.25% tax on corporate cash-on-hand that is currently sheltered overseas, or invested overseas, because returning it to the U.S. right now will subject those dollars to a 35% corporate income tax. Perry’s plan will repatriate that money, and create opportunity for entrepreneurs.

The third leg is his plan to overhaul Washington D.C. in ways that reduces its power over the U.S. economy (and our freedom). This is the plan that will demolish the current EPA and replace it with an agency that is more responsive to state governments.

No one has a plan as simple and believable as Rick Perry’s, and he explains it well in the video above…”

Replay video of Huckabee Forum at link

http://rickperryreport.com/article/2012-01-15/perry-sc-day-7-believable-perry-economic-plan

workingclass artist on January 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Are we really just going to just nominate Romney without even looking at his baggage?

monalisa on January 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM


Perry insists South Carolina primary is not his Alamo

Perry acknowledged that he had already considered withdrawing from the race following a poor showing in the Iowa precinct caucuses on Jan. 3.

But “the phones lit up,” Perry told CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley. A morning run cleared his head, Perry recalled, and it became “an easy call for me” to stay in the race.

The South Carolina primary is next Saturday so they have 5 working days left to campaign. I forget when is the next debate Tuesday?

Dr Evil on January 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I wouldn’t just roll on over and say it’s a Mitt done deal just yet, while he and Newt take turns kicking each other in the balls, Perry may actually get some traction. He may suck at debates, but seriously, everything else he says is pretty damn straightline conservative and he also has a credible record as a Governor. I think maybe everybody is giving up on him a little soon.. because the press told us to????

Tim Zank on January 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM

To the most voters, I think it’s alot easier to explain “Perry’s didn’t perform well in the beginning due to back surgery” than all the intricacies of Bain Capital and Romneycare.

Are we really just going to just nominate Romney without even looking at his baggage?

monalisa on January 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Oops! was 9 debates ago in early November and Perry’s been solid ever since…Perry was great at the Huckabee Forum yesterday.

U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, who has been introducing Perry, has likened the contest to the 1980 race in which the Democrats wanted to run against Ronald Reagan because they thought he was unelectable. It was South Carolina that looked beyond the naysayers and launched Reagan, and they should do the same with Perry, he said.

“He is the only man who has that stark contrast that we need between the president and our candidate,” Mulvaney said.

workingclass artist on January 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM

So the persons gripe is with God.

Kraken on January 15, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Yeah, it pretty much always comes down to that.

squint on January 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM

You all know there were 15 actual commandments by Moses.

Kini on January 15, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Who does Ron Paul relate to, that goofy rabble-rouser from the movie who convinced everyone to build themselves a golden cow?

Bishop on January 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Or his gripe could be with the people claiming they were God’s orders.

fadetogray on January 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Well, why even believe what is in the Bible is at all correct if you don’t believe in God?

Kraken on January 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Perry compared himself to Moses, so his comment was not off topic. Is a guy with the moral sensibilities of Moses someone we really want?

fadetogray on January 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Or his gripe could be with the people claiming they were God’s orders.

fadetogray on January 15, 2012

In both cases, you get it. This is gratifying.

Of course, as you understand, Mohammed could and did make the same defense of his actions. But to most here and to Rick Perry, Moses is good because, well, the real God said do it.

If the real God tells me to go murder a family and take their innocent daughter for myself, I’m going to give the big F U response that Abraham would have given God, had he been moral (and had the story been true, naturally).

Moses — ironically — was a lot like Hitler, what with the genocides and all. Except he was more effective in wiping peoples off the face of the Earth, and seemed to have more of an inkling for mass young female virgin rapes than did Hitler.

But Perry, of course, can’t wait to compare himself to Moses.

Random on January 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Kini on January 15, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Ya gotta wonder how God is going to deal with Mel… :-)

Kraken on January 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

If nothing else, Rick Perry — in all his imperfection — remains likable.

No he doesn’t. Someone like Santorum seems likable. Perry comes across as a d-bag.

Dongemaharu on January 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Who does Ron Paul relate to, that goofy rabble-rouser from the movie who convinced everyone to build themselves a golden cow?

Bishop on January 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Dogma?

Dr Evil on January 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Well, why even believe what is in the Bible is at all correct if you don’t believe in God?

Maybe it isn’t, but I wouldn’t compare myself to fictional mass murderers either. And I lose respect for politicians who do.

Random on January 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

The South Carolina primary is next Saturday so they have 5 working days left to campaign. I forget when is the next debate Tuesday?

Dr Evil on January 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM

The Fox debate is Monday, the CNN debate is Thursday.

JPeterman on January 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Who does Ron Paul relate to, that goofy rabble-rouser from the movie who convinced everyone to build themselves a golden cow?

Bishop on January 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Dr. Kookoobananas isn’t even campaigning in SC…He’s back in Texas getting a vitamin drip.

workingclass artist on January 15, 2012 at 6:13 PM

If Perry is Moses, he’d better find his articulate Aaron pretty fast!

/s

Seriously, for the Moses- haters on here: take it up with America’s founding fathers:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1927303,00.html

(don’t agree with all his contemporary advice, but gives some solid info in this article and his book).

cs89 on January 15, 2012 at 6:13 PM

You all know there were 15 actual commandments by Moses.

Kini on January 15, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Thanks Kini. I was hoping someone would post that! Classic.

Tim Zank on January 15, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Maybe it isn’t, but I wouldn’t compare myself to fictional mass murderers either. And I lose respect for politicians who do.

Random on January 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Time for a med-check?

workingclass artist on January 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM

And I lose respect for politicians who do.

Random on January 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Yeah, like you started out with respect before he said this.

You’re not just a troll, but you’re a particularity ugly one.

Kraken on January 15, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Moses — ironically — was a lot like Hitler

Random on January 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Here comes Hitler on ice!

squint on January 15, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Seriously, for the Moses- haters on here: take it up with America’s founding fathers:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1927303,00.html

(don’t agree with all his contemporary advice, but gives some solid info in this article and his book).

I prefer Hammurabi.

Random on January 15, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Random on January 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I like this young lady even more than I like crr6, and that’s really saying something.

Speaking of cur666, where for art thou lately?

Bishop on January 15, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Moses — ironically — was a lot like Hitler
Random on January 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Moses wasn’t nearly as good a dancer as Hitler.

Bishop on January 15, 2012 at 6:18 PM

America is founded on 10 Amendments, not 10 Commandments. Our founders ratified and so consented to be ruled by our Constitution and the longer it takes the slow learners at the “Faith and Freedom Coalition” to realized that the more irrelevant they will become.

MJBrutus on January 15, 2012 at 6:18 PM

The Fox debate is Monday, the CNN debate is Thursday.

JPeterman on January 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Thanks JP

Dr Evil on January 15, 2012 at 6:19 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 15, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Why? I find nothing wrog at all with this statement.

Aslans Girl on January 15, 2012 at 6:20 PM

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