In the big leagues, September can be very cruel

As September began, the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox were cruising to all-but-inevitable spots in the post-season. Today, after a month of some of the worst baseball by contending teams in MLB history, they are perilously close to going home early in what would be a pair of record-setting collapses.

Rick Perry can surely relate.

Gov. Rick Perry greets pitcher Mike Jackson after throwing out the first pitch in a 2001 Astros game (AP photo)

Gov. Rick Perry greets pitcher Mike Jackson after throwing out the first pitch in a 2001 Astros game (AP photo)

A month ago, the Texas governor was a formidable political figure. Within days of entering the GOP presidential race, he enjoyed double-digit leads in the polls, a growing campaign treasury and the enthusiastic backing of a Republican base excited to have a viable alternative to Mitt Romney.

“If (Rick) Perry can prove that he can perform on the national stage,” I wrote in late August, “the nomination is all but his and there’s nothing Romney can do about it.”

But Perry has done the opposite. In a series of debate performances, each one worse than the previous, he has performed terribly on the national stage. He has exposed himself as a man who doesn’t know much and doesn’t even know that he doesn’t know much. In fact, we haven’t seen a political crash-and-burn this spectacular since the former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska swapped reading lists with Katie Couric.

As that great political strategist Yogi Berra once observed, it ain’t over ’til it’s over. Like the Braves and Red Sox, Perry still has hope. But so far he shows no sign that his fumbling performance is anything but a permanent state of affairs. In fact, watching a smiling Romney play with Perry in the last two debates has been like watching a cat toying with a very frightened, confused mouse.

Unless that changes, the 2012 Republican standard bearer looks to be the man who created the model for ObamaCare, who believes that mankind contributes significantly to global warming, who opposes the teaching of creationism and who signed a state law banning assault weapons, noting that “these guns are not made for recreation or self-defense; they are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”

As for Perry? Well, as Yogi also noted, “the future ain’t what it used to be.”

– Jay Bookman

362 comments Add your comment

Real Scooter

September 26th, 2011
11:47 am

Real Scooter

September 26th, 2011
11:48 am

F. Sinkwich

September 26th, 2011
11:50 am

Perry has certainly hit a rough patch, but that fat lady isn’t even warming up yet.

In spite of his RINO tendencies, Mitt would be an enormous improvement over Obama.

Steve - USA

September 26th, 2011
11:50 am

That’s what happens when they declare front runners before people have a chance to learn anything about them. Perry is like a restaurant that good good reviews but then you eat there and the food doesn’t sit so well.

Perry will be home for Christmas, like Trump he is to thin skinned to take the heat.

Kamchak

September 26th, 2011
11:51 am

In fact, watching a smiling Romney play with Perry in the last two debates has been like watching a cat toying with a very frightened, confused mouse.

Since Nixon, evangelicals have chosen the Republican nominee.

I can’t see evangelicals choosing Mittens over Perry.

And as far as Sept. and the big leagues — the EPL is just getting started in Sept.

Jimmy62

September 26th, 2011
11:52 am

Jay,
Can you define an assault weapon? Because Congress is unable to, not in a way that makes sense. I’m just wondering if you can.

Steve - USA

September 26th, 2011
11:52 am

ugh…..my grammar was pathetic. Rats. :)

Real Scooter

September 26th, 2011
11:52 am

Romney nor Perry will be getting my vote anyway.

getalife

September 26th, 2011
11:52 am

Two libs fighting for the con vote is hilarious.

“THE GREAT IRAQ GIVEAWAY:

U.S. Handing Over Billions In Bases And Equipment To Avoid Shipping Home ” Aol

Where are the suddenly fiscal cons on military waste?

ragnar danneskjold

September 26th, 2011
11:52 am

Heck, President Chauncey can surely relate. After only three years in the big leagues, his career is nearly over. Should not have skipped the minors.

Aquagirl

September 26th, 2011
11:53 am

You can’t fix stupid. And independent voters aren’t willing to accept an obvious dim bulb like Perry.

Adam

September 26th, 2011
11:55 am

Formula:
1) Introduce a new candidate as the Savior of the Republicans!
2) Get some new poll numbers and repeat those for days
3) Have candidate on news shows or in a debate or two
4) Realize the new candidate sucks
5) Go back to step 1

Try 1: Donald Trump
Try 2: Michele Bachman
Try 3: Rick Perry
Who would primary voters want for try #4?: Chris Christie!

getalife

September 26th, 2011
11:55 am

rag,

Who will beat him?

Nobody.

ragnar danneskjold

September 26th, 2011
11:55 am

Dear Aquagirl, good morning, suspect the voters would choose “stupid” over “worthless expenditure.” My guess is that Perry would rout Chauncey, maybe even a no-hitter. After three years of swinging, Chauncey has no hits, and features many errors.

Doggone/GA

September 26th, 2011
11:56 am

“Who would primary voters want for try #4?: Chris Christie”

but that might only be because he hasn’t been through steps 1-4

Tea Party Hobbit

September 26th, 2011
11:56 am

ragnar danneskjold

September 26th, 2011
11:56 am

Dear Getalife @ 11:55, good morning, I suspect Obama now has the Carter disease, and anyone will look good by comparison to a neutral voter.

Tea Party Hobbit

September 26th, 2011
11:57 am

…and if you mention TARP, all I have to say is – it’s better than having to answer questions about Gardasil or Romneycare. Plus, he wasn’t in office, and bore no responsibility for how TARP was handled.

ByteMe

September 26th, 2011
11:57 am

It’s not about NATIONAL polling, it’s about state-by-state polls and although Romney easily wins up north, he struggles with anyone that has a drawl or claims that their life is led by Jesus (of course, the direction they’re being led has nothing to do with anything Jesus believed, but whatever).

We do indeed have two Americas. Romney can win in only one of them.

ragnar danneskjold

September 26th, 2011
11:57 am

Dear Real @ 11:52, I believe I would vote for anyone to the right of Hugo Chavez, and among major candidates that would exclude only Chauncey, and maybe Johnny Isakson.

Steve - USA

September 26th, 2011
11:58 am

Chris Christie has a problem. It is the 400lb Gorilla in the room.

getalife

September 26th, 2011
11:58 am

“After three years of swinging, Chauncey has no hits”

Nothing but lies from cons.

His list of accomplishments is long but cons lie about it.

Adam

September 26th, 2011
11:58 am

As for the things Jay mentioned of Romney, that makes me consider him. But, I also considered McCain before I realized he had turned away from nearly all of those positions. Perry pointed out (less than eloquently) the flip-flop nature of Romney. If Romney changes his positions so fast and always to whatever position he thinks is popular for his audience, all the time, then I think that disqualifies him from being credible should he be in office. Maybe he’ll switch parties when he gets in the White House! Who knows!

Real Scooter

September 26th, 2011
11:58 am

Jimmy62

September 26th, 2011
11:52 am

I can define assault weapons for you Jimmy! They are anything you can kill someone with. So they will be banning bats,hammers and choke holds and……… :lol:

ragnar danneskjold

September 26th, 2011
12:00 pm

Dear Hobbitt @ 11:57, mixed feelings about TARP. I opposed it, but in all fairness the Bush-portion of TARP has been repaid almost 100%. Thus overstated the Bush deficit, and as those revenues are credited to Chauncey, TARP understates the Obama deficit.

ByteMe

September 26th, 2011
12:00 pm

Nice pic choice, Jay… he doesn’t look crazy at all. :)

Adam

September 26th, 2011
12:00 pm

ByteMe: If Romney gets the nomination, the South will vote on party lines, except maybe Florida. The red states will vote Republican just because he’s a Republican. Sadly, some blue states may vote Republican also because of how much of a high standard enough of the “liberals” have put on Obama.

ragnar danneskjold

September 26th, 2011
12:01 pm

Dear Getalife @ 11:58, 9% unemployment, after 3 years of Chauncey, is no lie. Wake up and smell the coffee, even if it is only noon.

Adam

September 26th, 2011
12:01 pm

I’m pretty sure Chris Christie will NOT run. He seems too much of a straight shooter to me. Which is exactly why he’d be a GOOD president. The problem is he’s not completely nuts, so he can’t really get past a primary challenge.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 26th, 2011
12:02 pm

The problem seems to be that the Republicans have continuously chosen to pander to single issue orientated crazies when a leader needs to manage completing complex issues and policies. Pandering to the crazies will only bring crazy.

Aquagirl

September 26th, 2011
12:04 pm

Good morning Rag—I think you are projecting your own feelings onto voters. Obama hasn’t been a rousing success, but he also doesn’t look like he needs help tying his own shoes. Dumbed-down Bush 2.0 would be a hard sell to America.

getalife

September 26th, 2011
12:04 pm

rag,

The costs of saving the w depression is high and you know it.

getalife

September 26th, 2011
12:05 pm

chris christie?

Fat chance on beating our President.

The cons have nobody thaty c

getalife

September 26th, 2011
12:06 pm

Oops.

The cons have nobody that can beat our President and they know it.

Jefferson

September 26th, 2011
12:08 pm

The GOP continues to turn its back on one of its own, Cain. When he win a piddly straw vote of 2000 in FLA, they hollar where’s Christy? What a bunch of kids. Their hate of the President brings the county down.

Aquagirl

September 26th, 2011
12:08 pm

I’m pretty sure Chris Christie will NOT run. He seems too much of a straight shooter to me.

I loved it when he told hurricane watchers “get the hell off the beach.”

Soothsayer

September 26th, 2011
12:09 pm

Jay, when you’re a dumbass, it’s impossible to hide it. Just ask Sarah. Just ask Dubya.

But, when you really think about it, that’s what the Repugnican’ts really need — someone who will do what he’s told and not ask a lot of questions — just like Dubya.

Will King Dumbass the Second prevail? It’s anybody’s guess at this moment.

HDB

September 26th, 2011
12:09 pm

Off-Topic: Boeing delivers the first 787 to ANA….in Washington State, not South Carolina!

JamVet

September 26th, 2011
12:10 pm

Superb analogy and article, Jay.

The reason I never wager? I said three weeks ago, when the Braves had a 9.5 game lead, that there would be October baseball in their future. Now? Here’s to hoping the MLB worst Astros play good enough to eliminate the Cards.

And the Braves take at least one from the Phillies.

As for Perry, some contend that he is unelectable based on his obvious dumbassedness. Not so fast there, kiddies.

Has everyone already forgotten 2000? AND 2004? When the mental midget from Texas swept in on nothing but cheap talk and a history of ignored failures?

Which brings me to yet another inane reference to Carter.

The invite (I believe the 10th or 11th) goes out to our esteemed counselor with the Randian predilections.

Rag, you can make a list of Carter’s failures and successes and I’ll take the aforementioned George of the Bungle, and we’ll compare them.

You lose.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

September 26th, 2011
12:10 pm

Well, I’m just crushed—crushed, I tell you—by Perry’s big flops in the debates. We can’t have a Mormon as President, so I got a idea about how Perry can get back to the top so he can pick Bachmann as his VP and set about praying the Gays straight for four years or, heck, even eight.

Just don’t answer any questions when on the stage. If somebody ask you something, just say “I agree with that feller over there”—then point to somebody. They say Calvin Coolidge got along good without saying anything. Well, Perry needs to learn from somebody that’s been where he wants to go.

And if he’s ever asked about immigration, just say “I’m flat-out against it.” He’ll gets lots of applause and Conservatives will flock to the polls to vote for him.

I know, I’m just a humble beer truck driver and he probly won’t listen to me. But if he takes my advise, he’ll be President of the U.S. of A. He don’t have to look too far to find a recent President that never hardly knowed anything and got two terms. In Perry’s case, dumb is good—in both meanings of that term.

Have a good p.m. everybody.

Adam

September 26th, 2011
12:10 pm

Aquagirl: Exactly. I think probably the biggest draw that voters have when it comes to Christie is that man has some balls!

cosby smith

September 26th, 2011
12:11 pm

None of the above…Time to leave the White hlouse vacant. Obama wants marxism, Mitt and Rick have no clue…dump the entire lot!

Walk the Talk

September 26th, 2011
12:12 pm

I agree that trying to figure out which is dumb and which is dumber — Perry or Palin — is a monumental task best left to their constituency. To give it any more thought would likely cause damage to my own brain cells.

Adam

September 26th, 2011
12:12 pm

cosby: I would argue the Republicans want Marxism to the extreme: A capitalist structure that so overwhelms and consolidates the power structure of this country that the working class rises up in a revolution in response.

Jefferson

September 26th, 2011
12:12 pm

What keep coming up over and over with the GOP’s folks is they are nuts, NONE of them have real ideas, just rehashed party lines. What next?

Butch Cassidy

September 26th, 2011
12:13 pm

Maybe we just need to simplify the political process to accomodate the 24/7, instant gratification, want it now mentality of the average citizen. Here’s my suggestion:

1. Monday – All candidates will be announced
2. Tuesday – A 1 hour debate in which each candidate will have 5 minutes to announce plan of action for their adminstration.
3. Wednesday – Voting will begin between 7:00am and 7:00pm.
4. Thursday – Elaection results will be announced.
5. Friday – Swearing in of new POTUS will occur at 9:00am.

POTUS will have 30 days to correct all problems, or will face impeachement.

Adam

September 26th, 2011
12:14 pm

Butch: That should be broadcast as a commercial. Just to show people how ridiculous they are being. Maybe it will get some people to think.

Trotsky Foxtrot

September 26th, 2011
12:15 pm

Come back Herman Cain!!! All is forgiven!!!!

Bwaaa haa haaa …

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 26th, 2011
12:19 pm

30 days to fix? Why so long? Can’t they do it by Monday? Or at least come up with a nice soundbite?

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

September 26th, 2011
12:20 pm

You could almost substitute the name Barack Obama for Rick Perry in Jay’s commentary and a lot of his commentary could be applied to Obama’s fall in approval.

Butch Cassidy

September 26th, 2011
12:22 pm

Adam – “Butch: That should be broadcast as a commercial. Just to show people how ridiculous they are being. Maybe it will get some people to think.”

Well you know, since the hot phrase right now is “business experience”, maybe we should revamp the political process to reflect actual business protocols:

All representatives including the House, Senate and the POTUS will be hired on a 90 day probationary period. Should the candidates fail to meet the minimum acceptable requirements of the position, they will face disciplinary action up to and including termination.

There, all nice and businessy!

Joe Mama

September 26th, 2011
12:23 pm

Adam — “Formula:
1) Introduce a new candidate as the Savior of the Republicans!
2) Get some new poll numbers and repeat those for days
3) Have candidate on news shows or in a debate or two
4) Realize the new candidate sucks
5) Go back to step 1

I’ll take “GOP 2011″ for $400, Alex. :D

Granny Godzilla

September 26th, 2011
12:24 pm

again I say unto you?

With Perry fading who will be the next GOP flavor of the month?

Who’s left? Palin? Christie? Jeb Bush? Paul Ryan?

The way it’s going they are gonna’ be outa’ flavors long before
they are outa’ months.

Walk the Talk

September 26th, 2011
12:24 pm

I wonder if Perry used his most excellent knowledge of Econ 101 from college in his budget work in Texas. :lol: At least while Palin was serving her half term, the oil companies were still paying the citizens of Alaska for the rights to destroy the land.

Jefferson

September 26th, 2011
12:24 pm

How is the GOP gonna jack up gas prices? Falling prices make real americans happy.

Butch Cassidy

September 26th, 2011
12:26 pm

Granny Godzilla – “The way it’s going they are gonna’ be outa’ flavors long before
they are outa’ months.”

I think they’re working on an animatronic version of Reagan.

Steve - USA

September 26th, 2011
12:27 pm

Obama will lose not because of anything he has done or who he runs against. Human nature will defeat him, people have struggled for 4 years and the “grass is greener” mentality will be what defeats him.

Joe Mama

September 26th, 2011
12:27 pm

This just in: Rick Perry to drop out of race for 2012 GOP nomination, Katy Perry announces her candidacy.

Butch Cassidy

September 26th, 2011
12:28 pm

Joe Mama – “Katy Perry announces her candidacy.”

She could win on cleavage alone! :)

Paul

September 26th, 2011
12:28 pm

Redneck knows two meanings of ‘dumb.’ I am impressed.

Maybe, just maybe a President Romney will follow the President Obama model and not feel captured by his Party’s mouthpieces. Hope springs eternal.

“the 2012 Republican standard bearer looks to be the man who created the model for ObamaCare, who believes that mankind contributes significantly to global warming, who opposes the teaching of creationism and who signed a state law banning assault weapons, noting that “these guns are not made for recreation or self-defense; they are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”

I can live with that. Easily.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 26th, 2011
12:28 pm

Butch, wouldn’t you just classify them as a “independent contractor” and then underpay them and overwork them without benefits and then whine if they demand overtime as required by law?

Guy Incognito

September 26th, 2011
12:29 pm

YES WE CAIN!

He’ll Rock you like a Herman Cain!

Butch Cassidy

September 26th, 2011
12:30 pm

Keep – “Butch, wouldn’t you just classify them as a “independent contractor” and then underpay them and overwork them without benefits and then whine if they demand overtime as required by law?”

LOL, considering that the U.S. Government is supposed to be a Non Profit organization anyway, I just naturally assumed that they were already volunteers fulfilling their Community Service. No? ;)

Joe Mama

September 26th, 2011
12:32 pm

B. Cassidy — “considering that the U.S. Government is supposed to be a Non Profit organization anyway”

Most or all of our conservative commentators just started flailing their arms and emitting that high-pitched SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE noise again.

Soothsayer

September 26th, 2011
12:32 pm

“Human nature will defeat him, people have struggled for 4 years and the “grass is greener” mentality will be what defeats him.”

That, plus the fact that the events of the Dubya presidency has disappeared into the Orwellian “memory-hole.”

Don’t “misunderestimate” Perry. Since the vast majority of the electorate functions at a 3rd grade level, I’d say his chances are pretty good.

After all, ain’t nobody never said you got to be “smart” to be president of these here United States, now did they?

Schrodingers cat

September 26th, 2011
12:33 pm

So it remains to be seen who the left and the media will pick as their competition on the right?
Try not to gush all over yourselves….at least clean up when your done

TaxPayer

September 26th, 2011
12:34 pm

McCain could pull the perfect hail mary, part deux, if he would run again and pick Perry as his VP. Perry. Palin. What’s the difference. They both start with a P and have five letters. They’re both fruit cakes. They’re both cheerleaders. I just hope no one posts a picture of him in a patriotic bikini. The similarities would then just be too much to be mere coincidence. They could be the missing Bush links. The twins that got away.

Midori

September 26th, 2011
12:34 pm

Dear Getalife @ 11:58, 9% unemployment, after 3 years of Chauncey, is no lie

if you’re “that” concerned, it would follow you’ve contacted house leadership demanding they pass Obama’s jobs bill.

have you???

godless heathen

September 26th, 2011
12:37 pm

Granny. Left you a linkee downstairs for a report that found that NYC had the worst commute in the USA. This must have been what I heard cited on the TeeVee.

Jefferson

September 26th, 2011
12:37 pm

The house don’t earn their paycheck.

JamVet

September 26th, 2011
12:38 pm

Obama will lose not because of anything he has done or who he runs against. Human nature will defeat him, people have struggled for 4 years and the “grass is greener” mentality will be what defeats him.

Not to belabor the point, but again look no further than 2004.

By then, it was patently obvious that George was a complete and deadly train wreck. And deserving of the title of the wor4t president in modern American history.

Yet, the faithful voted him in handily once again.

And only much too late later, did the more ballsy admit they were war-weary and suddenly fiscal. A classic GOP head in the sand approach of closing the barn door once the cows were all out.

And now they have no credibility, except amongst themselves…

They BOTH suck

September 26th, 2011
12:38 pm

Schrodinger @ 12:33

“So it remains to be seen who the left and the media will pick as their competition on the right?’

Are you implying that those on the right are not smart enought to do their own homework and are unable to make their own decisions when voting?

Adam

September 26th, 2011
12:39 pm

Recon: You could almost substitute the name Barack Obama for Rick Perry in Jay’s commentary and a lot of his commentary could be applied to Obama’s fall in approval.

Not really.

Schrodinger's cat

September 26th, 2011
12:40 pm

No Both,
What I am implying is that the left doesn’t pick the candidate on the right…try as they might.

Gordon

September 26th, 2011
12:41 pm

If I were an Obama supporter, I would be very disappointed in Perry’s decline. Republicans dislike Obama so much they will support Romney, and Romney appeals to independents much more than Perry would.

They BOTH suck

September 26th, 2011
12:43 pm

Schrodinger

Can’t they be said for both sides? The left didnt make Perry or anyone get in the race…………

Are you one of those who think the “left” tried to get McCain the nomination?

Truth is after Bush, no Repub was going to win.

Same thing might happen to Obama but we will see

Adam

September 26th, 2011
12:46 pm

Gordon: Never underestimate the Republican primary voter’s ability to nominate another f***ing cowboy Texan, only this time definitely not even close to being part of the “intellectual elite.”

Trotsky Foxtrot

September 26th, 2011
12:46 pm

Come baaaaack T-Paw! Come baaaaack! All is forgiven!!

Come back T-Paw. We need you!

Joe Mama

September 26th, 2011
12:47 pm

Ghost of Ronald Reagan says: Can’t anyone here play this game?

Adam

September 26th, 2011
12:49 pm

Adam

September 26th, 2011
12:49 pm

Crap, spoke too soon. Lunch has been delayed one hour :(

Dammit, I am hungry!

Granny Godzilla

September 26th, 2011
12:52 pm

godless heathen

September 26th, 2011
12:37 pm
Granny. Left you a linkee downstairs for a report that found that NYC had the worst commute in the USA. This must have been what I heard cited on the TeeVee.

except it does not say that, now does it?

BTW LA stands for Los Angeles – a city right here in the US of A

Having been driven about both Beijing and Shenzehn I can tell you that’ll scare the hell out of the weak.

Try googling these:

50 Worst Commutes: America’s Highways to Hell – The Daily Beast

America’s Worst Commutes – Forbes.com

GPS data gives us the Top 20 Worst Commutes

Swami Dave

September 26th, 2011
12:54 pm

It appears that the primary process is working. Unlike events of 2008 when the liberal shills in the media were waxing romantic of “leg tingles”, the eventual Republican nominee WILL actually have been vetted.

Due to the increasingly more obvious unpreparedness for the job and lack of understanding of simple economic / political history, the eventual opponent seems to be shrinking faster than any of them.

The Republican nominee is probably on the stage right now and it is pretty safe to bet that it will possibly not be Romney.

-SD

godless heathen

September 26th, 2011
12:58 pm

MIssed LA, but there was a news report on MSNBC this w/e that said that NY had the worst commute, but you want to believe that I just made it up, so be it. The point is the same. Do those places with the rally bad commutes have them because of Urban Sprawl or is because of very high density living?

Granny Godzilla

September 26th, 2011
1:01 pm

Godless heathen

The point is to be accurate.

I can tell you the problem in Shenzhen and Beiging is little or no
traffic laws.

6 lanes of traffic and the first one out of any lane can turn left….
it’s like dodgeball with automobiles.

Vinny

September 26th, 2011
1:02 pm

getalife – A turnip could beat Obama at this point. He’s the most irresponsible, immature, incapable president in history.

Normal

September 26th, 2011
1:04 pm

Butch,
“I think they’re working on an animatronic version of Reagan.”

Nah, Wouldn’t work. The Tea Party would think Reagan is too liberal and they would chase him back where he came from…the Demoratic Party.
:)

TaxPayer

September 26th, 2011
1:07 pm

Romney does not have a chance against McCain.

Schrodinger's cat

September 26th, 2011
1:08 pm

Both – “Are you one of those who think the “left” tried to get McCain the nomination? ”
________________________________________________________________

No McCain got his turn because no R was gonna win ala Dole…We agree on that…as far as Odrama…I agree again….we’ll have to wait and let it play out to see

TaxPayer

September 26th, 2011
1:09 pm

The only chance Republicans have is to nominate President Obama for the Republican ticket. He would easily become our nation’s first black Republican president.

Mr_B

September 26th, 2011
1:10 pm

“A turnip could beat Obama at this point.” But he GOP won’t run a turnip, will they?

Aquagirl

September 26th, 2011
1:10 pm

Left you a linkee downstairs for a report that found that NYC had the worst commute in the USA.

heathen, I think that was me critiquing your practice of unfounded assumptions, based on what you think maybe you heard on the TV.

I left a response shredding your assumptions downstairs. Enjoy.

Granny Godzilla

September 26th, 2011
1:10 pm

I remember the reaction to the headlines a while back…y’all remember when it was leaked that the Obama campaign was preparing for Romney as the candidate…..

Ahead of us as usual.

RB from Gwinnett

September 26th, 2011
1:10 pm

Apparently Jay missed the results of the Florida straw poll this weekend. Bush lite 1 and Bush lite 2 (Romney and Perry) are not going to get support from conservatives.

We’ve got to get the early primaries out of the libereral northern states. Too many real conservatives are dropping out of the race early after poor showings in liberal land.

Jm

September 26th, 2011
1:12 pm

Well at least jay semi-admitted he can be wrong. And may be wrong again.

As far as romney’s beliefs. So what? They all sound ok to me.

That’s why I donated to his campaign today.

America needs jobs. Obama can’t deliver.

Midori

September 26th, 2011
1:13 pm

getalife – A turnip could beat Obama at this point

looks like Vinny just declared his candidacy…..

Mr_B

September 26th, 2011
1:13 pm

RB: Liberal land… like Iowa?

Strawman

September 26th, 2011
1:14 pm

In the wake of the Bush presidency, it is probably (in the first place) a bad idea to run for this office as a governor of Texas. But, on top of that, Perry seems a lot like Bush and doesn’t even seem to know it. I have a number of concerns over him, the biggest being his seeming pride and almost sense of entitlement. I will likely wind up supporting Romney, but his vacillation on key issues leads me to think he really isn’t a principled man – that he’s more about appearances. Why can’t either party seem to nominate truly exceptional candidates (and don’t even BEGIN to argue that Obama, with his razor thin credentials and involvement in Chicago politics, was such a one)? That is the most frustrating thing for I think a lot of voters. These are extremely critical times and we can ill afford another Bush or Obama at the helm.

Jm

September 26th, 2011
1:14 pm

Romney would make a great president

TaxPayer

September 26th, 2011
1:16 pm

Why are the Republicans not passing the jobs bill NOW. The Republicans do not care about jobs for others, only themselves.