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Thread: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    No, and for three reasons

    1. He is a Texan, republican, old, white dude who used to be a democrat

    2. his political positions which include banning abortion even in cases of rape and abortion, supported the anti-gay sodomy laws of Texas in 2002 before it was stuck off by the SCOTUS because Mr. Perry thinks it should be illegal for gays to have sex with one another, anti-same sex wedding, too far to the right side for most independents to vote for

    3. euh, euh , euh, "I canít. The third one, I canít. Sorry. Oops."
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    I wish there was an "I have no idea" choice in your poll. I have no idea. I met him in NH a few times in 2012 and I like the guy, but he was never my choice in 2012 so I didn't pay much attention to him nor his campaign. If he runs in 2016, I will pay more attention.

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I'm not going to vote for Hillary under any circumstance; I also won't vote for a Republican under any circumstance. Third-party, here I come. Again.
    Yeah, I'm starting to think I have to go with a third party, or a write in. I like Jeb Bush better than his brother but struggle with another Bush.

    I'm still all about Huntsman but I don't see him getting the nomination.

    I'm writing in Eli Manning.

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    Yes, weak contests. McCain and especially Romney should have both been able to win against Obama.
    I think McCain would have beaten Obama if not for the economic meltdown, and possibly to some degree, the addition of Sarah Palin on the ticket. Romney surprised me that he didn't do better, but turnout was in Obama's favor (not as high as in 2008, but high enough).

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Is he a serious choice and would you vote for him?
    In 2012 I thought he would be a better candidate than Romney. Romney has a mistrust fact even among Republicans, at least here in Georgia. Perry had none of that and Perry could have hit the president harder on the ACA. Romney signing Romney care into law pretty much made Obamacare irrelevant.

    For 2016, it all depends whether Perry is interested or not. Which to date he is not. I do know this, if Perry had run as the Republican nominee in 2012, I would have given him much deeper thought than I did Romney before deciding not to vote for Romney. Perry, I might have. How all of this translates out to 2016, I haven't the faintest idea.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I think McCain would have beaten Obama if not for the economic meltdown, and possibly to some degree, the addition of Sarah Palin on the ticket. Romney surprised me that he didn't do better, but turnout was in Obama's favor (not as high as in 2008, but high enough).
    I think what a lot of people do not take into consideration is in 2008 the American Public as a whole was just plain tired of Republican rule. This first showed up in the congressional elections of 2006. You have elections like this, it probably didn't matter whom ran against whom, the public at large just wanted a change and that change wasn't another Republican.

    In 2012, I agree that President Obama was vulnerable. But it would have taken the right candidate and Romney wasn't that candidate. Although in all fairness to Romney, he may have been the best choice of a very weak presidential field. Gingrich, Santorium, Bachman, Cain were all sure losers. Pawlenty, Perry, Huntsman all made quick exits, although Pawlenty intrigued me. He might have been the diamond in the rough, but we will never know.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    He could very possibly get the nomination. He would have to run a very good campaign, but I am going to assume he will learn from his mistakes in 2012 and be better prepared.

    I find it unlikely I would vote for him in the general primary, but likely I would in the general. Democrats would have to run some one really bad for me to get past Unless he does something that exasserbates our ideological differences socially, which could make me go libertarian.
    Pretty much this

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think what a lot of people do not take into consideration is in 2008 the American Public as a whole was just plain tired of Republican rule. This first showed up in the congressional elections of 2006. You have elections like this, it probably didn't matter whom ran against whom, the public at large just wanted a change and that change wasn't another Republican.

    In 2012, I agree that President Obama was vulnerable. But it would have taken the right candidate and Romney wasn't that candidate. Although in all fairness to Romney, he may have been the best choice of a very weak presidential field. Gingrich, Santorium, Bachman, Cain were all sure losers. Pawlenty, Perry, Huntsman all made quick exits, although Pawlenty intrigued me. He might have been the diamond in the rough, but we will never know.
    Wow, Tim Pawlenty. I honestly forgot all about him. I liked him too.

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Wow, Tim Pawlenty. I honestly forgot all about him. I liked him too.
    Also runs are easy to forget. Pawlenty didn't have the base or the organization or the money Romney had. Nor the name recognition. But I firmly believe he would have been the better candidate. Good enough to unseat an incumbent president, who knows? The dynamics in the 2012 election were pretty much in the presidents favor. Although hovering all through 2012 with a 48,49,50% job approval, he was definitely vulnerable.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Rick Perry is a complete joke...but I have to say, he has more of a shot than Ted Cruz who seems to believe that he actually has a shot.
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