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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Then who is a better RNC candidate?
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    He can get the independent vote.
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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    He failed badly the first time because of his own flaws and defects. Why would a rerun be any different?
    A few presidents have lost in the primaries only to return the next time to take the primaries.

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Well there are the obvious. He has big links to Bush Jr. He has big links to Tom De Lay and gerrymandering of districts. His record in Texas is a mirage and when on a national scale, that record will be crushed with facts and his hypocritical ways will be exposed. Most people dont know who he really is and when they get to see him, the way he acts, and the inconsistencies in his record.. well. I mean I can already see one ad running where you have the face of Rick Perry complaining that Texas is not getting enough federal help to fight wild fires, and clip over to the Texas budget where they cut funding of... fighting wildfires.

    Rick Perry is a disaster waiting to happen. Not even sure he could win a primary run due to the radical Tea Party freaks. He would have to go to the extreme right, and then pivot back big time to nearer the center to even have a chance. The Independents would run away screaming, and even moderate Republicans.

    Could you imagine him running on an anti-abortion, anti-gay, pro more gun platform?

    And then there is of course the rumor that has been floating around for decades.. that he is in fact gay, which aint a problem for the left per say, but on the right?
    Perry and Bush would obviously know many of the same folks, but they aren't friends. Those Perry is close to include John Sharp. If you know who he is, then you can guess who others close to Perry are.

    I've never heard of a Perry connection to Tom DeLay. How is he connected to the DeLay scandal? How did Perry conspire to violate election law with DeLay? And by the way, the original court judgment against DeLay was overturned, and he was acquitted.

    Burntorange.com was the purveyor of the Perry-is-gay rumor. It didn't have legs then, and considering that Perry's been a Presidential candidate before, I don't think it has legs now.

    The George W. Bush-Rick Perry Rivalry: Texas Tension or Cowboy Lore? - ABC News

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
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    He can get the independent vote.
    There's one big problem for this independent regarding Jeb - he's the governor of that nuthouse state where no matter how simple you make the ballot folks still can't figure out how to vote.

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Then who is a better RNC candidate?



    Right now I'd say Chris Christie looks pretty good.

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Yeah, you know, I'm all but positive the GOP is gonna stick another Estab candidate in there. So I'm gauging opinions and taking note on sentiment.
    There isn't much in the Republican field at this point in time that I would seriously consider voting for. I was a big Christie fan before bridgegate hit, but that has definitely soiled him. But it is very early and whom we talk about is mostly media driven.

    On the Democratic side, I had discarded Hillary as someone I would vote for quite a long time ago. But her little speech about Bill Clinton continuing to reach out to Republicans has grabbed my attention:

    Hillary Trumpets Husband's Bipartisan Record: 'Bill Never Stopped Reaching Out To Them'

    When the time comes witch will probably be early 2016 and if Hillary is in the hunt, I will reassess her then. Regardless of politics and ideology, a president willing to reach out across the aisle is something I think this country needs. But as of today, I am keeping an eye on Schweitzer of Montana. But I am a whole lot more interested in November of 2014 than 2016 as I think the results of November this year will have direct bearing on 2016.
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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Maybe Christie would be a good Vice President, but I'm not sure he has the gravitas to be President.

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Right now I'd say Chris Christie looks pretty good.
    Oh, God no. Please no.

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
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    He can get the independent vote.
    Which will split the party and kill it for 2016.

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    Re: Is Rick Perry a Legitimate Contender For 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
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    He can get the independent vote.
    Jeb Bush is on the positive side of the independent voter favorability ratings with a 35% favor, 32% unfavorable rating. Although he is under water when it comes to all voters 32% to 37%. surprisingly it is not the Democrats that bring him way down, it is the Republicans in which only 55% view him favorably.
    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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