Perry the GOP frontrunner in Ga., and nationally as well

Via Jim Galloway, a poll of Georgia Republicans by Channel Two Action News and InsiderAdvantage:

Rick Perry: 24 percent;

Herman Cain: 15 percent;

Newt Gingrich: 9 percent;

Michele Bachmann: 8 percent;

Mitt Romney: 6 percent;

Ron Paul: 5 percent;

Jon Huntsman: 1 percent;

Undecided, 20 percent.

It’s no surprise that Perry’s doing well in Georgia, but the size of his lead is a little startling so soon after his entry into the race. The fact that Romney, the longtime frontrunner who has been in the race for months, draws just 6 percent here in the Peach State is a stark reminder of his problems with the party’s conservative base.

In a similar poll taken in Florida earlier this month, before Perry’s official entry, Romney pulled 25 percent, with Perry drawing support from 16 percent and Bachmann getting 10 percent. I doubt those numbers would be duplicated today, with Perry now an official candidate.

The most recent numbers out of South Carolina, another important primary state, date back to mid-July, when Perry was just beginning to make noises about a serious run. Romney drew 25 percent, with Sarah Palin at 16 percent, Bachmann at 15 percent and Cain at 13 percent. But again, Perry’s entry into the race has no doubt altered that landscape.

That’s certainly what has happened nationally. Here’s Rasmussen from earlier this week:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters, taken Monday night, finds Perry with 29% support. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, earns 18% of the vote, while Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who won the high-profile Ames Straw Poll in Iowa on Saturday, picks up 13%.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who was a close second to Bachmann on Saturday, has the support of nine percent (9%) of Likely Primary Voters, followed by Georgia businessman Herman Cain at six percent (6%) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with five percent (5%). Rick Santorum, former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, and ex-Utah Governor Jon Huntsman each get one percent (1%) support, while Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter comes in statistically at zero.

At this point, Perry is probably the frontrunner in the race, with the important proviso that like Bachmann, he has the potential to self-destruct at any moment.

– Jay Bookman

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JohnnyReb

August 20th, 2011
9:09 am

Jay, Perry has been in politics a very long time. Why do you think he will self destruct? I agree there is a possibility he could self destruct in the eyes of Progressives, but they won’t vote for him regardless. What’s self destruction to the Left is music to the Right.

carlosgvv

August 20th, 2011
9:10 am

“It’s no supprise Perry’s doing well in Georgia”

An understatement if there was ever one. We usually rank near or at the bottom in things that matter so, Georgia favoring a George W. Bush clone is exactly what you would expect. Don’t be supprised if Georgia has Perry as the favorite with Bachmann running a close second. The movie, Dumb and Dumber, most definitely comes to mind.

FrankLeeDarling

August 20th, 2011
9:14 am

Are you kidding me? we cannot go back to this lowbrow type of politics.
Tell Texas to keep their hillbilly rulers

retired early

August 20th, 2011
9:26 am

All it takes to get their vote is an “R” next to their name. The devil himself would get the GOP vote over Obama, and that’s the cold hard truth…remember…Nathan Deal.

JohnnyReb

August 20th, 2011
9:28 am

Progressives are like a wacky girlfriend; she’s fun to visit but you could not live with her. You are supreme optimists, no doubt. What else explains your continuing hope the community organizer will be able to again fool the people?

out of the blue

August 20th, 2011
9:30 am

good g*d…Who does this fool sound like?

Oh, please not deja vu all over again!

http://vodpod.com/search/browse?q=rick+perry+abstinence

poison pen

August 20th, 2011
9:33 am

Let’s hope that they don’t self-destruct like Obama,

southdem

August 20th, 2011
9:34 am

Perry is a rube. He’ll get solid Southern support in the primaries but very little anywhere else. That may be enough to get him the GOP nomination but the general election campaign will be a disaster for him. He’ll be such a doofus that it will depress the GOP turnout. I predict Election night’s final map will show a sea of blue from New England through the Midwest and most of the West. There will be a few red spots here and there: Alabama, Mississippi, Utah, Idaho, Alaska, but Texas won’t go for him and neither will the upper South and the more urban lower Southern states like Georgia (though there’ll be some late calls here and there).

poison pen

August 20th, 2011
9:40 am

We are at a time in our country that as always, people will vote their pocket book, and you can’t blame them.

We have the worst bunch of people ever, running our country and that goes for both sides.

It’s just to bad that Jay is so one sided with his agenda because he doesn’st help his party be only showing one party as being bad.

We have a lot of people who will only vote for color or religion and that’s just as bad also.

Steve Hodges

August 20th, 2011
9:41 am

” he has the potential to self-destruct at any moment. ”

Potential is always there; Obama is confirmed.

(We can dismiss the poll because we have been told that Rasmussen is unreliable, right Jay?)

retired early

August 20th, 2011
9:45 am

What baffles me is the attraction the GOP has with candidates who celebrate ignorance while denouncing science…applaud less educated, over the “best educated”.
It’s like, if they take it to the next level…their “perfect candidate” would be a 6th grade dropout…provided that he regularly talks with “God” of course.

Aquagirl

August 20th, 2011
9:47 am

Of course Perry grabbed the front-runner spot. There’s been no serious candidate available, except for Romney and he has an actual working brain and moments of sanity. The nutters have been squirming like slugs with a good dose of salt on them, thinking they’d have to settle for a guy who doesn’t pay homage to their crazy.

Mary Elizabeth

August 20th, 2011
9:50 am

Yesterday, I saw the movie, “The Help.” I recommend it strongly for any Southerner to take a trip back in time to the days just after Jim Crow in the South. I especially recommend it for any transplanted person to the South who could not possibly understand the dynamics that make the South the South and make Southern politics change so little in sixty years.

Yes, the heavy-handed racism that is in that movie is not overtly manifested today, but I see the same social and psychological ills that created racism, in the first place, still intact and well in the South, and in other parts of the nation. And this is not a discussion of racism, it is a discussion of continuing acceptance of small-minded values that will exclude some (such as the homosexual community or immigrants of a certain standing), and the lack of sensitivity to human need. That is a condition not exclusive to the South, but “The Help” brought back very vividly how people will live a surface reality because that is what most of their peers will do and group thinking prevails. See the movie to understand.
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About Rick Perry and the U.S. Constitution:

Seven ways Rick Perry wants to change the Constitution | The Ticket – Yahoo! News

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/seven-ways-rick-perry-wants-change-constitution-131634517.html

Midori

August 20th, 2011
9:50 am

some of the conservative reactions sounds like, “yeah, but your momma is fat, so there!!”

Midori

August 20th, 2011
9:52 am

Mary Elizabeth – I’ve heard good things about that movie. Can’t wait to see it :)

Midori

August 20th, 2011
9:53 am

Steve — I suppose you have the potential to make a valid point

JohnnyReb

August 20th, 2011
10:03 am

It’s not surprising that Statists have big issues with Perry. It’s wrong thinking by Progressives to belive that just because the North won the war Southerners abandoned their Federalist core. It’s not about race.

getalife

August 20th, 2011
10:04 am

cons want another w collapse.

We know they want to default on our debt like palin quitters so their choice is logical.

Steve Hodges

August 20th, 2011
10:05 am

“Steve — I suppose you have the potential to make a valid point”

And I suppose that is where we differ. The margin of error in the poll will have some happily declaring their candidate is in better shape, but note the sample size. It is very small.

“The details: 425 likely GOP presidential primary voters, conducted by automated telephone interviews on Thursday, margin of error plus or minus 5 percent.”

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

Tommy Maddox

August 20th, 2011
10:06 am

Perry “has the potential to self-destruct at any moment” as opposed to our present sitting President who has the reality of self destruction.

RW-(the original)

August 20th, 2011
10:06 am

At this point, Perry is probably the frontrunner in the race, with the important proviso that like Bachmann, he has the potential to self-destruct at any moment.

That’s an odd sentence unless it’s supposed to be saying Bachmann has already self-destructed. Was winning the Ames straw poll evidence of self-destruction? Perhaps running fourth in the latest Georgia poll, trailing the flavor of the day and two favorite sons, in addition to leading the guy that finished third last time around is that evidence.

Of course it could just be a typical cheap shot at a female candidate and the name “Bachmann” could have been replaced with any other.

Tommy Maddox

August 20th, 2011
10:09 am

I think it’s funny how people bash Perry due to his accent. Talk about bigoted.

Steve Hodges

August 20th, 2011
10:10 am

Another point: The undecided percentage at 20, combined with the margin of error percentage, renders this data effectually useless at this point, other than as the basis for bar talk.

Midori

August 20th, 2011
10:11 am

it’s “bigoted” to observe someone comes off as an uneducated moron?

Tommy Maddox

August 20th, 2011
10:12 am

Yep – a judgment call on your part.

getalife

August 20th, 2011
10:12 am

Can another w get the Independent vote?

Nope.

carlosgvv

August 20th, 2011
10:14 am

poison per 9:40

You are absolutely 100% correct. I know sometimes we don’t agree, but you have it exactly right on this one.

Midori

August 20th, 2011
10:14 am

says the judgmental bigot

RW-(the original)

August 20th, 2011
10:15 am

it’s “bigoted” to observe someone comes off as an uneducated moron?

Well it would certainly be bigoted against uneducated morons. :-)

Can an actual moron even be educated I wonder…something to ponder when the groups ahead back things up on the tee this afternoon I suppose.

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 20th, 2011
10:17 am

Meanwhile…..’ol Barry is having the time of his life at the People’s Republic of Martha’s Vineyard, you know, worrying about the unemployed (playing golf), stock market fall (playing golf), soldiers dying in Afganistan/Iraq (playing golf), Libya (playing golf)……..Yup, his sense of compassion and empathy for the average folk is limitless!!!

Remember when he told Dianne Sawyer that “I’d rather be a good one term president and a mediocre 2-term president”?……He forgot the 3rd option he’ll be known for….a really $hitty one term president

Tommy Maddox

August 20th, 2011
10:18 am

The Left and the uninformed voted for a smooth talking car salesman with NO record/experience at all; the Nation will now get a chance to vote on a drawl laced Governor with an actual lengthy/successful record. Nice change of pace and a good point for comparison.

Steve Hodges

August 20th, 2011
10:21 am

The following is also from Rasmussen:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
A generic Republican candidate now holds a six-point advantage over President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds the generic Republican earning 48% of the vote, while the president picks up support from 42%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and another seven percent (7%) are undecided. Last week, the GOP candidate held a 46% to 43% edge over the incumbent. This is the sixth week in a row and the 12th week out of 15 since the beginning of May in which the generic Republican has led Obama.

Midori

August 20th, 2011
10:21 am

Hi RW :)

long time no see :)

and you’re STILL a deadbeat dad!!!! :)

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 20th, 2011
10:22 am

BTW, you’d think that as much golf ‘ol Barry plays, he could qualify for a PGA Tour card by now……but no, all reports are that he sucks at golf too…….But…..I’m sure he’s worried about us simple folk while he’s hacking away…..

getalife

August 20th, 2011
10:24 am

He said he would secede from our country.

Then said he would default on our debt.

In a sane America, this guy is disqualified for running for dog catcher.

In the insane world of con la, la, land, he is a front runner for President.

If you want to finish the job w started in destroying the United States of America, perry is your guy.

Tommy Maddox

August 20th, 2011
10:25 am

Oh, with that I forgot in include the chronically gullible in the mix.

Stevie Ray

August 20th, 2011
10:27 am

I like the Republicans fiscal agenda (perhaps thats too strong a word) but on social issues they continue to give me the willies…particularly the whole evangelical christian ranting thing. The footage of those folks in Houston prayer rally appeared to be a step away from passing out the rattlesnakes. Live and let live but I don’t recall any prior presidents with as much mystical fervor which sticks with me in a foreboding way.

Steve Hodges

August 20th, 2011
10:28 am

“…..I’m sure he’s worried about us simple folk while he’s hacking away…..”

I can’t fault the guy for putting (same as putting?) some distance between him and the Ballbuster. They even took different flights up to the vineyard. He could smoke and eat Krispy-Kremes.

(Actually, she may fear sabotage at this point)

Tommy Maddox

August 20th, 2011
10:30 am

Stevie – it’s called a “prayer meeting”. There’s a lot of whooping and commotion that gets generated but no one gets hurt.

Mick

August 20th, 2011
10:32 am

Perry is a turn off – he certainly reminds one of the previous texan yalie, that definately works to his disadvantage. He is a typical braggart, all talk no action. Jobs? minimum wage creation, yeah, that’s a plus. Deficits? How’s about 9 billion in texas, the truth hurts….

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 20th, 2011
10:32 am

BTW, shouldn’t his kids be in school by now? …..or maybe, he just flew up all of their teachers with him on Air Force 1……..wow

@@

August 20th, 2011
10:33 am

Homeboys rule! All politics are local, or, at the very least, should be.

Tommy Maddox

August 20th, 2011
10:34 am

A couple of trillion in deficits at the Federal level – that really hurts.

AmVet

August 20th, 2011
10:34 am

“…actual lengthy/successful record.”

And why do you suppose that any actual information or evidence of this “successful” record is never provided?

Things that make you go hmmmmmm…

The new and inimproved GOP – the Chock-Full-of-Nuts Party

AmVet

August 20th, 2011
10:34 am

Ininproved? Must be something similar to unimproved…

Tommy Maddox

August 20th, 2011
10:35 am

Google broke again?

AmVet

August 20th, 2011
10:37 am

Speaking of “successful” records in Texas, isn’t that what the (W)orst ever ran on?

No sale.

Aquagirl

August 20th, 2011
10:37 am

There’s a lot of whooping and commotion that gets generated but no one gets hurt.

Unless you’re in one of those undesirable groups like Muslims, gays, scientists, or pretty much anyone but Jesus Is My Precinct Captain Christians.

TaxPayer

August 20th, 2011
10:38 am

Dang Jay! I read one of your sentences the first time as, “… the size of his head is a little startling…”, and I thought to myself, Is Jay thinking of the same Perry that I am, Rick — not Katy. That swelled cranium of his is only startling in the fact that it has not essploded all over his constituency. :lol:

getalife

August 20th, 2011
10:38 am

The cons want a default.

For those on SS and Medicare this means you lose it.

You get what you vote for.

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 20th, 2011
10:39 am

Anyone care to guess what’s on Barry and his family’s dinner menu is tonight? Hamburger Helper like the rest of us, right???

…..oh wait, most of Middle America can’t afford beef, sorry citizens. Barry will be thinking of you while slurping Lobster bisque and angus beef tenderloin tornades (?spp) with backfin crab stuffing

RW-(the original)

August 20th, 2011
10:40 am

and you’re STILL a deadbeat dad!!!!

I’ll drop by and “pay up” later :-)

/BYW, the “kids” are in their thirties……

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 20th, 2011
10:42 am

……meanwhile, “health czar” Michelle has demanded a 1700 calorie Five Guys meal be immediately flown in for an afternoon snack….

Mick

August 20th, 2011
10:42 am

amvet

Funny how bruno kept mentioning your “lexus”, the Q45 is a much more sleeker, faster, cooler ride. Are you going to replace, repair or upgrade?

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 20th, 2011
10:44 am

……Oprah told Michelle, no problem: I’ll bring the whole Five Guys spread when she flies in on Air Force 2….

RW-(the original)

August 20th, 2011
10:45 am

Hamburger Helper like the rest of us, right???

…..oh wait, most of Middle America can’t afford beef

And there is even support M-K C’s assertion.

Cousin Eddie: I don’t know why they call this stuff hamburger helper. It does just fine by itself, huh? I like it better than tuna helper myself, don’t you, Clark?

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0005919/quotes

Steve Hodges

August 20th, 2011
10:45 am

Aquagirl

August 20th, 2011
10:37 am

And they were “hurt” how?

out of the blue

August 20th, 2011
10:46 am

I thought the ol vacation thingie was settled last week, and by actual data! But, it seems the cons want to keep getting a smack down. Pay attention cons….There may be a test later!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/44198383#

Mick

August 20th, 2011
10:48 am

manchurian

Keep on going, you’re wearing your hate on your sleeves, what a guy…

AmVet

August 20th, 2011
10:49 am

Nope, would-be QB,

I just enjoy calling people out on their empty platitudes.

IF his record is that stellar, you’d be trotting it out for all the good boys and girls to see.

Since you won’t do any of the work, I’ll pick up the slack. No worries, here are but ten of his smashing successes…

(1) PERRY ALLOWED THE EXECUTION OF A LIKELY INNOCENT MAN, THEN IMPEDED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MATTER

(2) PERRY WANTS TO REPEAL THE 16th AND 17th AMENDMENTS, ENDING DIRECT ELECTION OF U.S. SENATORS AND THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX

(3) PERRY PROPOSED LETTING STATES DROP OUT OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICAID

(4) TEXAS IS THE COUNTRY’S BIGGEST POLLUTER, BUT PERRY SUED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR DISAPPROVING OF THE STATE’S AIR QUALITY STANDARDS:

(5) PERRY DESIGNATED AS “EMERGENCY LEGISLATION” A BILL REQUIRING ALL WOMEN SEEKING ABORTIONS TO HAVE SONOGRAMS FIRST:

(6) PERRY GUTTED CHILDCARE SERVICES EVEN AS TEXAS CHILDHOOD POVERTY HIT 25 PERCENT:

(7) PERRY IS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF TEXAS’S ANTI-SODOMY LAWS: (struck down in 2003 by the Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas.)

(8) PERRY IS A STIMULUS HYPOCRITE WHO LOUDLY CRITICIZED FEDERAL RECOVERY MONEY BUT USED IT TO BALANCE HIS STATE’S BUDGET:

(9) PERRY SAID THAT TEXAS MIGHT HAVE TO SECEDE FROM THE UNITED STATES:

(10) DESPITE HAVING THE WORST UNINSURED RATE IN THE COUNTRY, PERRY CLAIMS THAT TEXAS HAS “THE BEST HEALTH CARE IN THE COUNTRY”

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/06/10/241830/top-10-thing-texas-gov-rick-perry/

Midori

August 20th, 2011
10:50 am

BYW, the “kids” are in their thirties……

is that a dig at my age??? :lol:

AmVet

August 20th, 2011
10:51 am

Mick, maybe he thinks I’m one of those Lexus Liberals. (grin).

Not sure yet, I think she’s totaled. If so, I may get another…

And to all who sent good wishes my way, thanks. You folks rock…

RW-(the original)

August 20th, 2011
10:52 am

is that a dig at my age???

Well you’re still in that tiny window of time when you’re younger than me. :-)

Steve Hodges

August 20th, 2011
10:53 am

My preference is seeing the Hack-in-Chief take the next 519 days off and then retire.

Steve Hodges

August 20th, 2011
10:56 am

thinkprogress.org ???

That’s the one known for being an impartial site, right?

TaxPayer

August 20th, 2011
10:57 am

I see the best Republican candidate on the list has a whopping 20 percent.

Mick

August 20th, 2011
10:58 am

amvet

I’m not really a materialistic person but if you really bond with your ride and lose it, it can be a depressing few days. The only accident I ever had some cute ditzy blonde made a left turn right in front of me and it was wet so the impact was rough. It’s like I was in a slow motion movie then blam!!! Thank god some witnesses stuck around to vouch for my version of events. Long story short, got an upgrade and moved on…

FrankLeeDarling

August 20th, 2011
10:58 am

Obama has done more for this country than any of this new crop of republicans,who just want to destroy the government,will ever do.

Steve Hodges

August 20th, 2011
11:00 am

” I see the best Republican candidate on the list has a whopping 20 percent. ”

Yes, and the “best Republican” beats the incumbent according to Rasmussen and others.

AmVet

August 20th, 2011
11:00 am

Steve, good move not touching the points therein with a 3.084 meter pole.

If I was con, I wouldn’t either.

Reagan’s moronic legacy, aka the 11th Commandment, lives on…

Dr. Pangloss

August 20th, 2011
11:01 am

To be a viable Republican candidate you have to be a very dumb but likable man:

Reagan
Dubya
Huckabee
Perry
Cain

Or a slap-crazy woman:

Bachmann
Palin
O’Donnell
Angle

(I know that Democrats had McKinney, but she’s long gone. Look what the GOP has.)

out of the blue

August 20th, 2011
11:03 am

Mick..Amvet.

I believe that same woman took a left on a red light causing me to slam on my brakes. Then gave me the one fingered salute!

AmVet

August 20th, 2011
11:04 am

Mick, looks like your Canes are in deep doodoo…

What is it with college football these days?

Ohio State. Southern Cal. Auburn. North Carolina. Oregon. Tennessee. LSU.

Jeez…

Dr. Pangloss

August 20th, 2011
11:04 am

AmVet, you missed a good one. Perry vetoed a bill that would have barred Texas from executing retarded people. This was a bill that 70% of Texas voters wanted. At the same time a man with an IQ between 50 and 60 was sitting on death row, coloring in his coloring books.

Mick

August 20th, 2011
11:07 am

I think deep down the cons know that no matter what candidate they get, he or she will be toast. Their bench is so thin that obama will most likely get re-elected. We will feel your pain and you will then know how it felt to get 4 more of the previous guy. That last four years with him qualifies for the highway to hell arrived at in sept 08…

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 20th, 2011
11:08 am

Mick, no worries……if the immortal words of “Mr. T”…..”you want ‘mo, I gots plenty of ‘mo”

“Hate” is such a strong word…….I prefer the phrase: “expressing the frustration and disappointment of the peasant class, while the patrician(ie Obama) enjoys the spoils all the whilst claiming to be a champion for the people”……..much more erudite, ya think?

AmVet

August 20th, 2011
11:10 am

Dr., not surprising. He’s part and parcel of the pro-death party…

Aquagirl

August 20th, 2011
11:11 am

And they were “hurt” how?

Not being permitted to build their house of worship
Denied the right to marry
Forced to pray to a messiah in which you don’t believe
Unlawfully confined to your house
Watching China kick our @$$ as schoolkids learn junk science

If Perry’s prayer meeting buddies just wanted to whoop and holler and praise Jesus, nobody would care. But they want the GOVERNMENT to whoop and holler and enforce their theocracy. And they’re not shy about saying so.

TaxPayer

August 20th, 2011
11:11 am

Republicans do love their cheerleaders.

Mick

August 20th, 2011
11:12 am

amvet

Yeah, this slimeball who is doing 20 years for a 960 million ponzi scheme decides to go after the canes? Put him on a witness stand and any good lawyer worth their salt would eviscerate him. Still, these are kids we are talking about, can any school watch them 24/7? How many mistakes did you and I make at that age? We are really PO’ed down here and I wouldn’t be surprised if that dude gets what’s coming to him in lockup…

Paulo977

August 20th, 2011
11:12 am

AmVet

Some info on Perry’s success in Texas…

http://www.perryisacoward.com/

Mick

August 20th, 2011
11:16 am

manchurian

Thanks for the civil reply, I can go along with that but you must admit, “to the victor goes the spoils”, thats just human nature plus ego, if you grab the brass ring – then wear it…

Normal

August 20th, 2011
11:19 am

To Georgia I say…Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Jus’ sayin’

H.R.

August 20th, 2011
11:19 am

At the same time a man with an IQ between 50 and 60 was sitting………….coloring in his coloring books.

That pretty much applies to the majority of our government educated citizens.

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 20th, 2011
11:20 am

Mick….”human nature”……I thought ‘ol Barry was superhuman…..you know, “the Chosen One”, “the Enlightened One”, “the Transcendent President”……human??? News to me……

I guess he plays golf alot like a human…..maybe that’s what you’re getting at

Paulo977

August 20th, 2011
11:22 am

AmVet

August 20th, 2011
11:24 am

Paulo, I’m still waiting for one of the faithful to come up with some Perry successes.

But I’m not holding my breath.

I suspect there are some, but on balance, this guy looks and sounds like another real W-type loser.

Mick,

It is a real shame.

On top of an already acknowledged, scandal-riddled past, this may seal the deal in Coral Gables. Do you think they’re gonna get the death penalty?

Winning big by any means necessary.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/18/epidemic.college.football.scandals/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1

out of the blue

August 20th, 2011
11:26 am

Well, it looks like Scott Walker has a companion who stepped in his own sh*t!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102×4966414

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 20th, 2011
11:26 am

RW….lmao….thx :)

getalife

August 20th, 2011
11:28 am

I think the majority of Americans are sick of the cons trying to default and destroying our country.

When there is only one sane gop candidate that does not want to follow the cons destruction, the majority of the American people will make this fact known this cycle.

I just hope it does not turn out like London.

Common Sense isn't very Common

August 20th, 2011
11:30 am

I didn’t see Sarah draw many percentage points and I was holding out so much hope :-)

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 20th, 2011
11:31 am

H.R……”At the same time a man with an IQ between 50 and 60 was sitting………….coloring in his coloring books.

That pretty much applies to the majority of our government educated citizens.”

And that, my friend, is the evil genius that is Barry and Democratic Party…..

AmVet

August 20th, 2011
11:34 am

Yuck it up, H.R. and Kenyan.

Just another example of how the pathetic Republicans are unlike the rest of the civilized world…

Dusty

August 20th, 2011
11:38 am

Well,

I see that Democrats are already at work calling Gov. Perry “dumb” and a “coward” etc. etc. etc.

Well, let us look at his record.:
First, he’s a grad of Texas A & M University

Second: Political experience..a state rep in Tex House of representative. Texas Commissioner of Agriculture two terms, Gov. Of Texas from 2000 and on

Third: His military experience. Gov. Perry served from 1972-1977 in the USA Airforce flying C-130 tactical airlift aircraft in USA, Europe and Middle East

Yes, the man has faith. He abides by the rules of our Constitution just as one without faith must do..

I think Gov. Perry shows all qualifications to be an able president of the USA. He is a strong man able to face slurs and lies just as President Bush was. We need a strong man in the White House, a leader. The country cries for such a man.

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 20th, 2011
11:41 am

ScamVet…”unlike the rest of the civilized world…”

You mean like that liberal nirvana…..(London is Burning) England…..lmao

By the way, what is a government and VA sucking leach like yourself doing with a Lexus??

Steve Hodges

August 20th, 2011
11:42 am

“Not being permitted to build their house of worship
Denied the right to marry
Forced to pray to a messiah in which you don’t believe
Unlawfully confined to your house
Watching China kick our @$$ as schoolkids learn junk science”

And all that happened at the prayer meeting referenced herein? My goodness, I am surprised that the media missed it.

Stevie Ray

August 20th, 2011
11:42 am

As we have learned, hope and prayer are not bona fide strategies any more than calling those who disagree with your views socialist or terrorists. Obama’s “Yes We Can” now is “Not our Fault”. I’m tired of metaphysical hubris being shoved down my throat, discriminating against other faiths, and striving to keep us in the stone age relative to social issues. Maybe if our elected officials spent more time away from K Street and less time meddling with people’s lives, something favorable would transpire in DC. Too bad Paul doesn’t have presidential good looks….

getalife

August 20th, 2011
11:44 am

Of course, you want another w collapse Dusty.

We know you want to default.

You call that patriotism but actually it is treason.

getalife

August 20th, 2011
11:46 am

The gop.

The party that wants to default.

The party of treason.

TaxPayer

August 20th, 2011
11:48 am

Perry looks forward to your continuing support, Dusty. By all means. By the way, did you hear that George W. and his following cannot stand Perry. How do you manage to reconcile that. Torn between two lovers, are ya.