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Rick Perry Surging Ahead Of GOP 2012 Pack

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    Yes yes Y'ALL!!!

    Poll Shows Rick Perry Surging Ahead Of GOP 2012 Pack


    My man Rick, killing it in the polls like I told ya!


    This is truly a wonderful time to be an American, in a little over a year we will be able to come together and elect this man to the highest office in the land. One that his governorship was hoping to secede from not long ago. A president that promises that once elected, he will not do anything...because thats what you want.

    I'd give him toll mid March of 2013 before everyting in this country is pretty much fixed. I would say mid February, but Obama has screwed us up so bad it will probably take Jesu...I mean RICK an extra month to make sure all of the socialistic terrosits policies of the Obama admin are put to rest.


    Run Rick.....run like the wind!

    (Pick Palin as the veep and make this entire process immaculate)
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    I guess it's a sign of just how strong the field is when each new participant immediately becomes the leader. :)

    In the words of Anthony Michael Hall, it's like being king of the dipsh*ts.
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    You mean the process of Obama being re-elected?
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    The American Taliban is on the move..
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    I really like Huntsman. He seems down to earth with a sense of logic. If he ran as an independent he would do much better then what he's doing now as he would probably gain more democratic votes then Republican.
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    He does not appeal to the most vocal part of the republican party, other than that he needs to show more of what he believes in and stands for.
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    Rick Perry is very scary. I'd much rather have Obama run against Romney, but I believe this country is capable of doing scary things, like electing Perry. Perry's record on religion, science, and human rights is just terrible. If anything can restore the coalition that swept Obama to victory, it's Perry. If it's Romney, I'll vote for Obama, but I'm not motivated to work on his campaign. If it's Perry, I feel quite differently.
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    I saw him on Piers Morgan last night. Definitely has the most foreign policy experience in the field. Fluent in Mandarin. Former Ambassador to China. Just a hunch, but I think China might be an important player in the next 5-10 years.

    I am also impressed with him personally. Born with a silver spoon and all that, but has worked as a public servant for quite awhile now (noblesse oblige and all that, I guess).
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    Rick Perry.

    If he's nominated, it's a sign that the Repubs are just putting up the white flag and letting Obama finish out the slate.

    This is feeling like 2004 all over again.
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    You mean with the roles reversed?
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    The difference between 2004 and now is that -- head to head -- this incumbent can mop the floor with anyone the other side can trot out... Bush was horrible, but still won because "things were still good"

    At the end of the day, the cons simply don't have a skillful, pragmatic politician in the bunch. Even Romney is a shape-shifting moral majority drone. Only Ron Paul is truly viable in this age of true paradigm change. But he's anti-war, and that's not an option for the war party.

    Perry is a tool. He'll wilt and be left stammering at the podium under the lights. He's the Matt Leinhart to Obama's Kurt Warner. Not great, but still far better than the over-hyped rookie, and always will be.
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    Yep.

    Things were not too bad, but not super great. The war in Iraq, something that he was getting hammered on, was piling on the casualties fast as the Battle of Fallujah raged. I contend that Bush lost because the Dems rolled Kerry out there. Like pretty much all of the schlubs the Repubs are putting out there, Kerry wasn't going to beat Bush. That he got even close was more of an indictment on Bush than anything. He was pretty bad, and the Repubs look set to make the same mistake. I think Obama can be had, but not with this bunch, excepting maybe Ron Paul, who would probably be skewered by the media for various reasons, his age among them.

    I can agree with this, but I sense that the Repubs know the winds have changed. The wars, now being called "Obama's Wars" are suddenly a little less popular. Of course, Paul's ideas about contracting the military will really hurt him among conservatives.

    I agree. That Perry is being so lauded in summer 2011 tells me even the Repubs have their doubts. I doubt we'll know who the true frontrunners are until January. As I said, Obama can be had, but I wonder if Repubs are so confident, they'll trot out someone out with Kerry's platform:

    "Vote for me because I'm not that guy."
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    As the Texas financial woes are surfacing to the top... the leader of the religious right contradicts himself, again...

    I think God is reigning down retribution on Texas for having a complete azzhole as governor...
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    Michelle has just started looking for an interior decorator for Christmas, 2012.

    The once-great Republican party is in shambles. What an embarrassment for reasonable Republicans. I don't believe that the polls matter for one second, though. When all is said and don, it will have to be Romney vs. Obama. Otherwise, the Rs are just throwing the fight.
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    I really like Huntsman, always have.

    It's long been my position that he'd be the strongest general election candidate against Obama. Hell, while I can't say for sure, he's the only candidate who would have a real shot at my vote.

    His main problem is that he belongs to a party to which many of his views are anathema.
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    Which is precisely why Team Obama wants to face Perry and not Romney.
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    I'll have to look a bit more into Huntsman.

    As it stands now, I can't see voting for Obama or any of the Repub frontrunners.
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    I know that I am.
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    I actually think Huntsman is going to wind up the nominee. They'll let the crazies knock each other off and eventually come to their senses re. who is electable, and Huntsman will show himself to be a stronger option than Mitt.
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    I can't see that happening. IIRC he's the ONLY Republican candidate running who has a favorability deficit among GOP primary voters. The process is still largely controlled by religious conservatives in the South, and Huntsman is utterly unpalatable to this voting bloc.

    The main issue with Huntsman is that he has integrity (unlike Romney, who you'll notice just today is now disavowing his past acknowledgement of climate change), and isn't willing to run to the far right like the rest of the crowd... hence his infamous tweet re: climate change and evolution.

    I think he's banking on the GOP nominating a far-right loon (i.e. Perry), losing spectacularly, and setting himself up for 2016 when a moderate would ostensibly look far more palatable.
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