Perry endorses Romney

posted at 11:21 am on April 26, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Remember the kerfuffles over book editions and “vulture capitalism”?  Water under the bridge.  Rick Perry announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney last night, after confirming with Newt Gingrich that his campaign will roll to a stop next Tuesday:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry endorsed likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday after campaign aides to Newt Gingrich, whom he endorsed earlier, confirmed he plans to end his bid next week.

Perry, who also ran for the nomination but ended his campaign in January, said in a statement: “Mitt Romney has earned the Republican presidential nomination through hard work, a strong organization, and a disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed, job-killing policies from President Obama and his administration.

“ … Mitt’s vision and record of private-sector success will put America back on the path of job creation, economic opportunity, and limited government.”

Of course, this wasn’t unexpected.  The different candidates will end up getting behind Romney, as soon as they negotiate a new relationship with the nominee’s campaign.  Rick Santorum plans to meet with Romney next week, and Gingrich’s team has hinted that they will be ready to formally endorse Romney when Gingrich officially suspends his campaign, reflecting perhaps a level of behind-the-scenes communication that may have been taking place for longer than just the last two days.

Perry still carries considerable influence in the GOP and remains a popular figure, even after his stumbles last fall.  The Texas governor has considerable organizing and fundraising prowess, and would be a valuable resource to tap as the party unites.  Having won his current term less than two years ago and with the state legislature out of session over the summer, Perry might provide Romney a real shot in the arm as the RNC/Romney team heads toward the convention.

Assuming that Perry’s back troubles and need for pain medication have eased, he might also be a good choice for running mate.  Romney could use Perry’s success in job growth and his credentials as someone who has been fighting Obama over federal encroachment.  The endorsement could clear the way to put Perry on the short list.

Update: On the other hand, maybe Romney won’t need all that much help with fundraising:

Mitt Romney’s fundraising has skyrocketed since he became the de facto nominee, a top Romney fundraiser told The Hill Wednesday evening.

“People are coming out of the woodwork,” said the fundraiser, who requested not to be named. “A number of my friends who didn’t want to get involved in the primary are now coming off the sidelines for the general election.” …

“This all started when we signed the contract with the RNC — that’s when the general election really began for us,” the fundraiser said. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm out there — I can in a week’s time raise $1 million for an event.”

They’re gearing up fast at Team Romney.


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Romney and Perry share a special connection – neither one has eaten a dog.

Rebar on April 26, 2012 at 11:24 AM

$20 million in May, minimum.

WordsMatter on April 26, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Of course, this wasn’t unexpected.

Good for you. I didn’t want to think you were turning into the MSM.

I fail to see what the big deal is about this.

cozmo on April 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Romney and Perry share a special connection – neither one has eaten a dog.

Rebar on April 26, 2012 at 11:24 AM

But only one shot a coyote to protect a dog.

Perry for VP–to help Mitt with the dog vote.

TexasDan on April 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Romney and Perry share a special connection – neither one has eaten a dog.

Rebar on April 26, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Heh.

Weight of Glory on April 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Ugh …
After Mittens gets rolled by ChicagØbama, he should move over so that Gov. Perry can be THE Man in 2016.
Willard sure aint no “man”.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on April 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Like it or not (not) we all have to rally behind Romney now….it’s down to anyone but Obama. And really, who cares about endorsements?

search4truth on April 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Match made in chudi heaven!

tom daschle concerned on April 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Match made in chudi heaven!

tom daschle concerned on April 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

That made my day. And its still early.

Doubt it will happen though.

cozmo on April 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Flash: Bo just endorsed Romney

faraway on April 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Meanwhile, the economy staggers along, unemployment is not improving, The GSA is partying on our dime like there’s no tomorrow, the Secret Service is having an internal meltdown, the EPA is using crucifixion as a metaphor for enforcement, the NorKs are about to fire off another nuclear weapon, Pakistan and India are measuring relative penis missle lengths, Fast & Furious/Solyndra/Corzine bundling lurk in the background,….and, then, we just find out Obama eats dogs.

a capella on April 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Flash: Bo just endorsed Romney

faraway on April 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

ahahahahahahahahahaha
Good one!
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on April 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Assuming that Perry’s back troubles and need for pain medication have eased, he might also be a good choice for running mate. Romney could use Perry’s success in job growth and his credentials as someone who has been fighting Obama over federal encroachment. The endorsement could clear the way to put Perry on the short list.

Perry’s one of those dark horse VP candidates. I don’t know if he’d add all that much to the ticket in terms of independent voters, but he’d be huge for consolidating the Republican/conservative/Tea Party base. Which IMO is the most important thing heading into November. Our turnout and enthusiasm has to be high.

Doughboy on April 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Just so Perry doesn’t start by saying that there are three reasons why he supports Romney.

Seriously, I know there are people ticked off because their particular primary has not yet occurred but the fact of the matter is that it is time to get on with the serious business of throwing the jug-eared bastard out of office.

Happy Nomad on April 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Love ya Perry

cmsinaz on April 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Which IMO is the most important thing heading into November. Our turnout and enthusiasm has to be high.

Doughboy on April 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I would think that throwing Obama out of office would be motivation enough for anybody who identifies themselves as conservative/tea party/Republican. I realize that Romney is not conservative enough for some (including some misguided idiots who would rather support Obama than vote for Romney) but the fact of the matter is we all need to rally around the “anybody but Obama” candidate.

IMO, Perry is potentially a member of the Romney administration but wouldn’t bring much to the ticket as the VP nominee.

Happy Nomad on April 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Who else would he endorse? Ron Paul?

Bitter Clinger on April 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Love ya Perry

cmsinaz on April 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Me too. He just makes me smile. Reagan made me smile too.

gophergirl on April 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Gee, I wonder who’s been saying Perry would be a good running mate for weeks now….oh yeah, that was me!

Sekhmet on April 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Etch-a-sketch will lose. The Republican party is officially dead.

Jayrae on April 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Romney’s got enough money and doesn’t need us to donate.

I was laughing all the way in to work this morning listening to Laura Ingraham attacking the TEA Party. It was an underhanded, backstabbing attempt, and she even had Eric Erickson on asking him backhanded questions, then she played Mitch McConnell saying he didn’t know who Eric Erickson was, so obviously he had no audience. The Republican Party wants us to sit down, shut up, vote for Romney and then be the ones who vocally hold his feet to the fire on conservative principles. First we are supposed to vote for Romney because he’s not Obama, and now that isn’t even good enough. The Republican Party can go to blazes.

lea on April 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I would think that throwing Obama out of office would be motivation enough for anybody who identifies themselves as conservative/tea party/Republican.

Happy Nomad on April 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

You would think that, but we can’t take that for granted. Assuming anti-Obama sentiment alone will get him run in November is foolish. Now that’s not to say Perry is the only person(or even the best choice) for VP to help rally the base around the ticket. I think lots of candidates could fit the bill. But I vehemently disagree with the pundits who are saying Romney should go with a “safe pick” like Portman or Daniels, someone who won’t cause any problems(which is also a not-so-subtle jab at Palin). He needs to be bold.

Doughboy on April 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM

ABO

CoffeeLover on April 26, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Sigh. I really admire Perry. I had such high hopes for his campaign.

Nikkia2112 on April 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Just so Perry doesn’t start by saying that there are three reasons why he supports Romney.

Seriously, I know there are people ticked off because their particular primary has not yet occurred but the fact of the matter is that it is time to get on with the serious business of throwing the jug-eared bastard out of office.

Happy Nomad on April 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

(And draw a complete blank on the third one).
I think Bo’s endorsement is the more sincere, however.

So many firsts for Obama-first black president, first dog-eating president. Fun times. The Rove ad in headlines is pretty good.

talkingpoints on April 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Perry’s one of those dark horse VP candidates. I don’t know if he’d add all that much to the ticket in terms of independent voters, but he’d be huge for consolidating the Republican/conservative/Tea Party base. Which IMO is the most important thing heading into November. Our turnout and enthusiasm has to be high.

Doughboy on April 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Totally agreed. Swing-state conservatives are what can pull a Romney ticket out of “cheat” range. Perry can deliver them

Sekhmet on April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

..A.L.T. truly at peace now?

The War Planner on April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

o/t

Pictures of the Day: If Barack Obama & George Zimmerman’s Maternal Great-Grandfathers Had Sons….

Resist We Much on April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

He just makes me smile. Reagan made me smile too.

gophergirl on April 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Reagan never made me smile… Hand springs and back flips and lot’s and lots of hootin and hollerin though…

SWalker on April 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Amen GG

cmsinaz on April 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Flash: Bo just endorsed Romney

faraway on April 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Beyond awesome.

FruitedPlain on April 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Like it or not (not) we all have to rally behind Romney now….it’s down to anyone but Obama. And really, who cares about endorsements?

search4truth on April 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

That’ll be the day “I rally behind Romney”.

tencole on April 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

ABO

CoffeeLover on April 26, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Setting your standards pretty low.

tencole on April 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Setting your standards pretty low.

tencole on April 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM

It doesn’t get any lower than Zero.

CorporatePiggy on April 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Romney’s got enough money and doesn’t need us to donate.

I was laughing all the way in to work this morning listening to Laura Ingraham attacking the TEA Party. It was an underhanded, backstabbing attempt, and she even had Eric Erickson on asking him backhanded questions, then she played Mitch McConnell saying he didn’t know who Eric Erickson was, so obviously he had no audience. The Republican Party wants us to sit down, shut up, vote for Romney and then be the ones who vocally hold his feet to the fire on conservative principles. First we are supposed to vote for Romney because he’s not Obama, and now that isn’t even good enough. The Republican Party can go to blazes.

lea on April 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Excellent.
Thank you for the interesting read amongst all of this Willard Worship.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on April 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Flash: Bo just endorsed Romney

faraway on April 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Yeah, I heard it too. He said “woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof Romney 2012 Obama must go woof woof woof.”

22044 on April 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM

But only one shot a coyote to protect a dog.

Perry for VP–to help Mitt with the dog vote.

TexasDan on April 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Obama already has the coyote vote…

Archivarix on April 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Update: On the other hand, maybe Romney won’t need all that much help with fundraising:

I heard one of the Fox pundits who comes on occasionally (forget her name – Greek, long black hair) that Dallas, Texas is a fundraising goldmine. Nevertheless I worry about Obama’s shady practice of making it possible for people to donate to his campaign from anywhere in the world using an assumed name and a phony address. I don’t understand why this hasn’t gotten more attention, particularly now that we have the majority in the House. This has fallen under the purview of the FEC, but can’t legislation be written to make this practice illegal (if it’s not already under existing law)? It may would go nowhere in Harry Reid’s Senate, but it would draw attention to this scam. Paging Daryll Issa…

And the O campaign clearly prevaricated here in 2008:

When asked whether the campaign takes steps to verify whether a donor’s name matches the name on the credit card used to make a payment, Obama’s campaign replied in an e-mail: “Name-matching is not a standard check conducted or made available in the credit card processing industry. We believe Visa and MasterCard do not even have the ability to do this.

Oh, and the lawyer in charge of responding at the time? Robert Bauer.

Buy Danish on April 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM

VP Perry?

KOOLAID2 on April 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Perry as a VP candidate?

I don’t think this Country can endure, and am certain I can not handle, a Perry-Biden VP debate. Definitely has all the makings of a Jim Carrey/Jeff Bridges sequel…..

Jim M. on April 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Jim M. on April 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM

You’re probably thinking of Jeff Daniels…

22044 on April 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

You’re probably thinking of Jeff Daniels…

22044 on April 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Correct. Although the “Dude” as a substitute might work as well….

Jim M. on April 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Romney campaigns on overturning Obamacare.

What kind of a mandate will he have to do it if,

1) he loses to Obama?

2) he wins by a small margin?

3) he wins by a landslide?

Think about it.

Gunlock Bill on April 26, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I heard one of the Fox pundits who comes on occasionally (forget her name – Greek, long black hair) that Dallas, Texas is a fundraising goldmine. Nevertheless I worry about Obama’s shady practice of making it possible for people to donate to his campaign from anywhere in the world using an assumed name and a phony address. I don’t understand why this hasn’t gotten more attention, particularly now that we have the majority in the House. This has fallen under the purview of the FEC, but can’t legislation be written to make this practice illegal (if it’s not already under existing law)? It may would go nowhere in Harry Reid’s Senate, but it would draw attention to this scam. Paging Daryll Issa

Buy Danish on April 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Thanks for bringing that up again!

details here: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/04/02/here-we-go-again-obama-website-accepting-contributions-from-phony-donors/

This really pisses me off!

Does anyone know if any representatives have commented on writing this kind of legislation?

bluegill on April 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM

When asked whether the campaign takes steps to verify whether a donor’s name matches the name on the credit card used to make a payment, Obama’s campaign replied in an e-mail: “Name-matching is not a standard check conducted or made available in the credit card processing industry. We believe Visa and MasterCard do not even have the ability to do this.

Oh, and the lawyer in charge of responding at the time? Robert Bauer.

Yes, processors have the capability, however, the function has
to be turned “ON”!!!!!!

Amjean on April 26, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Romney yeah, like trying to fight a mean old rattlesnake with a …chameleon.

Don L on April 26, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Pictures of the Day: If Barack Obama & George Zimmerman’s Maternal Great-Grandfathers Had Sons…

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/04/pictures-of-day-if-barack-obama-george.html

Resist We Much on April 26, 2012 at 12:31 PM

I was laughing all the way in to work this morning listening to Laura Ingraham attacking the TEA Party. It was an underhanded, backstabbing attempt, and she even had Eric Erickson on asking him backhanded questions, then she played Mitch McConnell saying he didn’t know who Eric Erickson was, so obviously he had no audience. The Republican Party wants us to sit down, shut up, vote for Romney and then be the ones who vocally hold his feet to the fire on conservative principles. First we are supposed to vote for Romney because he’s not Obama, and now that isn’t even good enough. The Republican Party can go to blazes.

lea on April 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Yup, and take those back-stabbing elitist right-wing country club pundits with them.

Any party that hates and fights both Sarah Palin and the Tea Party more than America’ enemy, needs to be deserted -not enabled.
Mitt is their standard bearer (being of frail or non-existent principle) not mine.

Don L on April 26, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Ugh …
After Mittens gets rolled by ChicagØbama, he should move over so that Gov. Perry can be THE Man in 2016.
Willard sure aint no “man”.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on April 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM

If Zero wins, he’s already made a point that there won’t be elections in 2016.

LoganSix on April 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Obama already has the coyote vote…

Archivarix on April 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Natch.

TexasDan on April 26, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Perry still carries considerable influence in the GOP

No he doesn’t.

rubberneck on April 26, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Yup, and take those back-stabbing elitist right-wing country club pundits with them.

Any party that hates and fights both Sarah Palin and the Tea Party more than America’ enemy, needs to be deserted -not enabled.
Mitt is their standard bearer (being of frail or non-existent principle) not mine.

Don L on April 26, 2012 at 12:36 PM

And, have you noticed how many Republican Senators are now doing interviews telling “the American people” how bad Obama is, as if we don’t know. How about telling the American people what the Senate has done? Orin Hatch actually said to Laura Ingraham that “The Amserican people need to wake up”. Hello, that’s why we want to get him out of there.

I want Obama out of there more than anything, but other than the “at least Romney’s not a Communist” mentality, there doesn’t seem to be any reason to vote for either party.

lea on April 26, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Flash: Bo just endorsed Romney

faraway on April 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

poor little think, he has finally overcome his Stockholm syndrome :-)….

jimver on April 26, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Any party that hates and fights both Sarah Palin and the Tea Party more than America’ enemy, needs to be deserted -not enabled.
Mitt is their standard bearer (being of frail or non-existent principle) not mine.

Don L on April 26, 2012 at 12:36 PM

But it’s okay to “hate” Mitt more than Obama though, right? Look, I have no idea what happened at this interview – I’ll check it later – but this idea that the GOP “hates” Palin is just so much drivel. She has many, many positive qualities and there is also much she deserves to be criticized for. Whatever it is, it isn’t “hate”. What we “hate” is the thin-skinned attitude of Palin supporters who term any criticism “hatred”. Dittos for the Tea Party congresspeeps who deserve criticism for mishandling the Debt crisis politically, but are to be praised for advocating an agenda of fiscal conservatism. They just need to be able to choose their battles and approach issues with an understanding of how to win the war. That advice is not born out of “hatred” it’s common sense…

Buy Danish on April 26, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Go move by Gov. Rick Perry..The GOP needs to unite..This is good..:)

PS..Go Perry Go!!..(one more time for old times sake)..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 12:53 PM

PS: RINO Rush Limbaugh singing Romney’s praises… Heartache!

Buy Danish on April 26, 2012 at 12:54 PM

PS: RINO Rush Limbaugh singing Romney’s praises… Heartache!

Buy Danish on April 26, 2012 at 12:54 PM

El Rushbo knows what the goal is here..He will be a team player..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 1:03 PM

El Rushbo knows what the goal is here..He will be a team player..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Waiting for Mark Levin to get on board. I listened for about 2 seconds yesterday and it was all about bashing Mitt. He really is suffering from RDS, and I hate to see it as I have been a big fan of his over the years…

Buy Danish on April 26, 2012 at 1:06 PM

How bold of Rick to endorse the only guy in the race.

Buttercup on April 26, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I generally like most of what Romney is saying now. The problem that I have is that it is diametrically opposed to a lot of what he did as governor (despite his and many of his supporters’ contestations to the contrary). So, not knowing Romney personally, I find it difficult to believe that the “new” Romney is the real Romney. When people who I consider having good policy judgment (if piss poor debating skills) endorse Romney, I think it matters. At least to me.

besser tot als rot on April 26, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Buy Danish on April 26, 2012 at 1:06 PM

I look for Mark to come on board very soon..He knows also what the goal is..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM

besser tot als rot on April 26, 2012 at 1:09 PM

A lot of folks are dealing with feelings such as the ones you are having..I have often said that some folks do not trust Romney..That is going to be a job for Romney to earn folks trust..I just hope everyone relizes what the goal is..Get rid of Team Obie!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

To meet Perry is to know a real mensch and man. He is one of the few good guys left, with all his few fleas. He is very real.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM

He knows also what the goal is..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM

He only hates one man more than Mitt.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2012 at 1:31 PM

He only hates one man more than Mitt.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2012 at 1:31 PM

lolz..I see I still have some convincing to do with you my friend!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM

lolz..I see I still have some convincing to do with you my friend!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM

I’m watching you.

Btw, last night on the QotD many were yakking abuot you and Bmore.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Dire, while I don’t like Levin’s style sometimes, especially when he cuts off people who want to agree with him, I think he is one of the best constitutional minds the land has.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Btw, last night on the QotD many were yakking abuot you and Bmore.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Name calling, denigrating, making fun of and other things. But not yakking. Yakking was abolished along with chit and chat.

cozmo on April 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

, I think he is one of the best constitutional minds the land has.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Without a doubt..He has a brilliant grasp of the Constitution..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Btw, last night on the QotD many were yakking abuot you and Bmore.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Just joking around..you know us chit/chatting types..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 2:05 PM

cozmo on April 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

LoLz..I see you were leading the chit/chat..I hate I was late..Looked like fun..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 2:07 PM

There are billions upon billions of dollars not being invested in business until Obama is gone. For that purpose a nice chunk of it will back the GOP Nominee, unless that be Luap Nor.

Kermit on April 26, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Got roped into it. That’s what I get for being nice. Must stop that.

He also wanted you to stop doing something, I don’t know what. I think it had to do with going blind but it wasn’t about drinking.

cozmo on April 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Love ya Perry

cmsinaz on April 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Me too. He just makes me smile. Reagan made me smile too.

gophergirl on April 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

I know. I get such a kick out of his twit pics. They’re always pics of him with his dogs, with veterans, or shooting guns, with the occasional blooming prickly pear thrown in. He would’ve been a lot of fun as president.

juliesa on April 26, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I think it had to do with going blind but it wasn’t about drinking.

cozmo on April 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Thank goodness..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 2:28 PM

test: twit pic

juliesa on April 26, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Hmm. My other comment with the word “twit” got sent to purgatory. Maybe I misspelled the word “twit”.

Anyway, I enjoy Perry’s twitter pics. They are always of something I like, such as dogs, veteran, guns or wildflowers. He’s a fun guy.

juliesa on April 26, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Anyway, I enjoy Perry’s twitter pics. They are always of something I like, such as dogs, veteran, guns or wildflowers. He’s a fun guy.

juliesa on April 26, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Hear!..Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2012 at 2:34 PM

The country would be in better shape with a bunch of republican governors backed by a republican president who knows what it is like to be a republican governor.

To that end, Perry can be a better conservative governor, when he is not fighting the Obama administration.

To that end, Governors become more important, when federalism is in play, and the federal government diminishes.

All the red states benefit when the governor is a republican and they are made to suffer when the democrats have the presidency.

But do be prepared for the whining of the liberal governors and the whining of the left. And don’t join in if there is something you don’t like. Tell it to your local Tea Party and come up with a way to fix your gripe, and present it.

I would also caution against telling pollsters that you don’t like what the Congress is up to unless they specifically ask you if you support Harry Reid or not, because they are really going to go after Boehnor, Cantor and Ryan in the polls, without saying who they mean in the questions, but concluding in the media that people don’t like them.

Harry Reid and the democrats have gone the full term of Obama spending at artificially inflated Stimulus levels, someone needs to put that budget (actual spending) on paper and see if Harry will pass it, or even debate it.

Fleuries on April 26, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Oooops…

timberline on April 26, 2012 at 4:10 PM

I like Perry, but I must say… the comedic potential of a Biden vs. Perry vice presidential debate is off the freakin’ charts.

Hayabusa on April 26, 2012 at 9:18 PM

It is too bad Perry did not take his pres run more serious like hiring an experienced manager right off, preparing for the debates and speaking like he normally does. Of course he had his share of mistakes, but he is a Conservative and does not have to show it with words.

democratsarefools on April 27, 2012 at 11:36 AM