Medina was the only sane choice but not that great either.
These elections really suck.
They offer you very few options.
You can pick
Death by electrocution
Death by firing squad
Death by lethal injection
Death by hanging
In the end you arent going to be happy no matter what.
I was in favor of Medina, at least initially, however after her debacle on the beck show I decided that we in Texas could do without yet another wanna be politician who is unable to guard her mouth.
I could not bring myself to vote for Huchison, so settled for voting for perry.
That will change in the election come November, I intend going against my instinct as a Republican and voting for the only person who looks as though he has the interests of Texas at heart, namely Bill White.
I cannot vote for Perry as my opinion of him is the same as others on here have so clearly spelled out.
Perry is (in my mind) an opportunist.
By the way, in the way of conspiracy theories, has anyone heard about this underground movement/theory that Perry is actually gay? I meet a guy a few years ago who had this whole theory that Perry was gay, hanging out at gay bars in Austin, etc, etc. I just laughed it off. But last time I was in Austin I saw a bumper sticker that said something like "the state budget is balanced, we have a surplus of millions and my governor is not gay." Not that there is anything wrong with it. I laughed and recalled the fella who first told me about this theory. His big deal was that it went to his character because Perry was out and about cheating on his wife and family and it went to his character.
I have to admit I think it is a pretty far out there theory myself.
People that are voting need to look at the big picture. We are in a recession and TX has weathered that recession better than almost every other state in the country and based upon that I see no reason to change.
All the allegations against Perry and especially some here in this thread don't hold water in face of the economic conditions in this state vs. the country. I love living in TX, I love the basic independence here, the common sense that most have, no state income taxes, a choice where to live that determines the property taxes I pay, the economy of TX, and the diverse geography here.
Everyone is looking for the perfect candidate and isn't going to find it anywhere. I can find a lot I don't like about Perry but based upon the economic conditions here he has my vote.
I am surprised that you call Obama a Socialist, but willingly support Perry. This tells me that you don't really care about whether or not a candidate has Socialist tendencies, but only count the letter after the name instead. The term "Socialism" is merely a word you can throw at the Democrats, while you support a Socialist at the same time, only because he is a Republican.
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The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
I like Bill White but he isn't the perfect candidate either. He has his warts which will come out in the campaign. There is no reason to vote for White when the state is in better shape now than any other large state in the nation.
In order to make the change there has to be a reason to change. I see no reason to change.