Perry doesn’t exactly set the crowd afire

UPDATE: Rick Perry’s speaking style proves to be no more dynamic than his debating style, which surprises me. Even from a prepared script, his delivery was flat and awkward and didn’t exactly light the conservative audience at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center afire.

According to officials with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, Perry had agreed to use the podium to discuss policy issues and not as a forum for attacking fellow Republicans. The Texas governor did not abide by that agreement, taking several shots at fellow frontrunner Mitt Romney.

Without actually naming Romney, Perry took issue with a certain governor from Massachusetts whose health-care plan “paved the way for ObamaCare” and who signed into law a regional cap-and-trade system to address climate change.

“I knew when I got into this race that I’d have my hands full fighting President Obama’s big-government agenda,” he said. “I just didn’t think it would be in the Republican primary.”

Perry also cited news reports in which the CEO of a major American corporation had said that it had become easier to do business in China than in the United States. He didn’t happen to mention that the CEO in question was Muhtar Kent of Coca Cola, a company with a rather high profile in these parts. It’s the kind of small but telling oversight that reflects poor staff work and a campaign and candidate not yet ready for prime time.

According to Perry staff, the governor will spend the rest of the day in Atlanta at fundraisers before flying to New Hampshire for a town hall meeting.

——

I’m at the Cobb Galleria waiting to hear Texas Gov. Rick Perry speak to the conservative Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s legislative policy conference. A lot of curiosity about the man and his message, although he’s only scheduled for 15 minutes. This is an important audience for someone without a large organization in Georgia. An audition, you might say.

- Jay Bookman

345 comments Add your comment

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:21 am

“A lot of curiosity about the man and his message, although he’s only scheduled for 15 minutes”

well, when you don’t have much to say, why schedule a full hour …

Armed Liberal

September 30th, 2011
10:23 am

I’m sorry to hear that Jay. You have my condolences.

Short version of what you’ll hear: God, Jesus, Lower taxes, Jesus, BOO!

ragnar danneskjold

September 30th, 2011
10:24 am

Perry is ok by me. I will vote for anyone to the right of Hugo Chavez, which seemingly excludes only Chauncey.

Practical Matti

September 30th, 2011
10:24 am

Mr. Bookman,

The things you endure to get the job done! Bless your heart. Be strong, and get yourself a strong drink when you get out of there!

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
10:25 am

You gonna’ give us the scoop after?

Rick in Grayson

September 30th, 2011
10:25 am

Perry won’t get my vote!

Perry puts the interests of illegal aliens/foreign nationals before those of US citizens!

Perry supports in-state tuition for illegal aliens…we don’t want anything like that!

Perry’s job creation in Texas between 2007 and 2011: 81% of jobs created during this time went to illegal aliens or newly arrived legal immigrants! Why can’t he create jobs for US citizens?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 30th, 2011
10:25 am

Looking forward to the report

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:26 am

I’m digging the itals

too bad they lean to the right.

poison pen

September 30th, 2011
10:26 am

Granny, He will, it just comes out of a litter box.

AmVet - Read my lips. No new Texans!

September 30th, 2011
10:26 am

Like that fake conservative needs to woo the ocean of otherwise brain-dead fake conservatives in THIS state?

Prepare the clown car!

larry

September 30th, 2011
10:27 am

Why is everything in italics ?

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:27 am

dammit, poison, I was thinking it was going to be pistachio almond from baskins!!!

getalife

September 30th, 2011
10:28 am

He was a dem that endorsed al gore.

Texas toast.

Practical Matti

September 30th, 2011
10:28 am

Attempting a close tag:

Did that work?

Normal

September 30th, 2011
10:29 am

He will get his straw hat and cane and dance to “I’m a MOrman, We are Mormans and you can be a Morman, tooooooo”

That ought to put the Southerners on his side…

poison pen

September 30th, 2011
10:30 am

USinUK

” dammit, poison, I was thinking it was going to be pistachio almond from baskins!!!”

Nah! Just little road apples.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:32 am

you know the funny thing about road apples?

they’re not fruit!!

neither is scrapple.

thewindwhistler

September 30th, 2011
10:33 am

Governor Perry is already off to a great start. Schedueling 15 minutes to speak. Abraham Lincoln would approve, the Gettysburgh Address only lasted 15 minutes.
The Governor will make his message crystal clear on immigration. From there on he can digress all he wants. The illegal immigrants get $100.00 a day for picking sweet potatoes in Texas. There are 365 days in a YEar so that is $36,500 dollars a year. Now, you tell me, is that good money or what? Don’t pay any withholding, income tax, hospitalization. I call that the “garden of eden” I will grant you, it has been a little hot in Texas, but when i was whippersnapper,i could play golf all day long and it is every bit as hard as pickin potatoes. That proves once and for all our time is at the apex of civilization.

larry

September 30th, 2011
10:34 am

Prepare the clown car!

And here it comes!!! With Nathan Deal driving , Sam Olens hanging out the passenger side window, Casey Cagle and David Ralston sitting in back , whooping and hollaring. And their is Chip Chop Rogers riding on the roof and Tom Price riding on the hood.

Everyone look out !!!

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
10:34 am

Exactly how do cons woo?

ty webb

September 30th, 2011
10:36 am

do “road apples” taste anything like “dingleberries”?

larry

September 30th, 2011
10:36 am

And their is Chip Chop Rogers riding on the roof
And THERE is Chip Chop Rogers …….

Maj. Mudloaf

September 30th, 2011
10:37 am

please let’s us know if barfs up some more word gumbo.

citizen

September 30th, 2011
10:38 am

I’m a conservative and tend to always vote Republican. I may vote for President Obama in 2012 just because he has aggressively gone after the terrorist’s leaders for only a couple of million dollars. Now, compare that figure with the so-called conservatives who have wasted BILLIONS of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan for squat. Bring our young men and women home and let CIA conduct the future conflicts.

Armed Liberal

September 30th, 2011
10:39 am

For the love of God, nobody should answer Granny’s question.

I’m trying to eat here.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:39 am

aw, man! no more itals! boooooooooooo

in the meantime, in honor of BigHair Perry’s visit, I’ll rerun a post from this morning:

http://s3-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web04/2011/9/4/20/rick-perry-church-sign-1465-1315181395-32.jpg

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
10:40 am

GOD, JESUS,HOMO BAD,LIBERALS going to hell,death penalty good, muslims bad,lower taxes, let people die if they dont have insurance, blah blah blah

Brosephus™ - Smoking fat jokes since last thread

September 30th, 2011
10:40 am

If it’s only 15 mins, we should be able to get a youtube vid of the speech. Can you make it happen Jay?

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
10:41 am

Enter your comments here

USMC

September 30th, 2011
10:42 am

USMC

September 30th, 2011
10:43 am

“Exactly how do cons woo?”–Granny

The same way you ‘RATS’ do… :-)

Peadawg

September 30th, 2011
10:43 am

Perry won’t be getting my vote simple b/c of his views on illegal aliens. Plus we can’t forget this story:
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/seven-ways-rick-perry-wants-change-constitution-131634517.html

The only one of those I’d support is the balance budget amendment.

Brosephus™ - Smoking fat jokes since last thread

September 30th, 2011
10:44 am

USinner

That’s funny!!!!

Hootinanny Yum Yum

September 30th, 2011
10:44 am

Jay,

Let us know if he uses a teleprompter.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:46 am

Brocephus – :-)

Aquagirl

September 30th, 2011
10:47 am

Let us know if he gets past “duhhhhhhhhh.”

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
10:50 am

All Republicans are smarter than Obama.

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
10:50 am

USMC — “Keep picking on the Fat kid”

“OBAMA 44%, CHRISTIE 43%”

He’s just the latest GOP Flavor of the Month. Give him a month and he’ll be yesterday’s news, just like the rest of them.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:53 am

“All Republicans are smarter than Obama”

:lol: spoken like a true 7th grader.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
10:53 am

“Let us know if he uses a teleprompter.”–Hooch in nanny yum yum

Only a simpleton Bolshevik/Socialist puppet would make such a quote not realizing the difference in using a teleprompter for speeches to the general public and using a teleprompter to speak to a kindergarten classroom. Are we surprised? :-)

Obama Uses Teleprompters During Speech At Elementary School
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVpOH4MGPBg

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
10:53 am

the first candidate to call OBAMA the “N” word will get the nomination. except of course if its CAIN who hasnt a chance in HADES of getting nominated because hes…..black, lol

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
10:55 am

uswmc

why do u repubs now see something wrong with using a teleprompter when all presidents did it? it must be hard to wake up as a conservative like u and see a black man doing a better job than BUSHY BOY did. lol

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
10:55 am

I believe Obama will make a speech today bragging about killing a devout muslim Imam. Further, I believe radical lefty’s will brag about this acomplishment for weeks to come. I join them in cheering this death.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
10:55 am

“He’s just the latest GOP Flavor of the Month. Give him a month and he’ll be yesterday’s news, just like the rest of them.”–Joe Mama

I can probably agree with part of this statement :-)

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
10:55 am

Only a simpleton Bolshevik/Socialist puppet would make such a quote not realizing the difference in using a teleprompter for speeches to the general public and using a teleprompter to speak to a kindergarten classroom. Are we surprised?

Attack early, attack often. Even when it’s someone from your “side”.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
10:56 am

bring on GOVERNOR CHUBBY ,lol

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

September 30th, 2011
10:56 am

Well, maybe he can get their support if he gets up and says, “I agree with everything you beleive,” and then sets down. If he opens his mouth he’s lost that bunch in Cobb.

My sympathy’s with Bookman. And I thought I had a rotten assignment when they made me listen to a guy talk about how to haul beer without breaking any bottles. Maybe the folks thought Bookman had went on vacation enough that he could handle this one.

Have a good Friday everybody. I’m hauling and humping and grunting and getting you ready to swap weird music tonight and tell everybody how much more you know about bands than anybody else.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
10:57 am

USMC

You fell for that? Really?

Let’s talk use cars and swampland and gym caps!

Too funny.

(I got some WMD’s right here…c’mon they’re cheap)

USMC

September 30th, 2011
10:58 am

“why do u repubs now see something wrong with using a teleprompter when all presidents did it? it must be hard to wake up as a conservative like u and see a black man doing a better job than BUSHY BOY did. lol”–LiberalLefty

Spoken like a true Leftwing Lunatic r@cist; obsessed with race and identity politiks and lacking in self esteem. :-)

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
10:58 am

“why do u repubs now see something wrong with using a teleprompter when all presidents did it?”
All presidents? Wow, the technology is older than I thought.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
10:58 am

@MIGHTY RIGHTY

if OBAMA had been in office during 9/11 we would have gotten BIN LADEN sooner and thousands of american soldiers wouldnt be dead for BUSH’S LIES

TaxPayer

September 30th, 2011
10:58 am

Perry, like most Republicans, refuses to use a teleprompter because he cannot figure out how it works.

chauncey

September 30th, 2011
10:59 am

ragnar at 1024 – tell me please, who is this Hugo Chavez of which you speak? can he walk on water too?

USMC

September 30th, 2011
10:59 am

“(I got some WMD’s right here…c’mon they’re cheap)”–GRANNY

They look pretty SAGGY to me, Granny. I’ll pass. :-)

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:59 am

“Wow, the technology is older than I thought.”

it’s gone back at least to Reagan … who used it

http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/speechgfx/reagan-parliament3.jpg

Joe COOL

September 30th, 2011
11:00 am

“Exactly how do cons woo?”

“I LOVE GUNS”
“I LOVE My BIBLE”
“I LOVE NO TAXES”
“I LOVE SOCIAL SECURITY”
“I HATE OBAMA”

THats bout it!

Tommy Maddox

September 30th, 2011
11:00 am

It’s fun reading all of y’all’s worry – irrespective of whomever the GOP nominee will be.

Keep on huffin’ and puffin’…

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:01 am

@USMC

STILL havent answered my question. WHY DO REPUBS THINK USING A TELEPROMPTER IS SUDDENLY BAD when all the other presidents used them?

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:01 am

“bring on GOVERNOR CHUBBY ,lol”–Liberal Lunatic

That doesn’t sound like compassion or diversity; more like discrimination and “Hate Speech”.
So what else is new?? :-)

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
11:01 am

My Favorite Teleprompter Joke?

Rick Scott reading a teleprompter joke off a teleprompter at the
Florida straw poll.

Normal

September 30th, 2011
11:02 am

Perry and Mitt are the same person, right?

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:03 am

@USMC

answer the question . WHY DO U REPUBS THINK OBAMA using the teleprompter is somehow wrong when every president used it?

ty webb

September 30th, 2011
11:03 am

“tell me please, who is this Hugo Chavez of which you speak? can he walk on water too?”

well, if you asked, sean penn…he could.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:04 am

“if OBAMA had been in office during 9/11 we would have gotten BIN LADEN sooner and thousands of american soldiers wouldnt be dead for BUSH’S LIES”–Liberal Lefty Lunatic

Great example of an under-educated “Brain Washed” Useful idiot; Socialist wannabe.
Get some self esteem and go get a job. :-)

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
11:04 am

USMC

Yep they kinda are….happens with age.

And unless you are 16 or 17…I imagine your having a wee bit of an issue with the uprights yourself….

Still can’t believe you fell for that kindergarten teleprompter crap.

How ’bout some west wing keyboard “w”s you can get ‘em at Target now….

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:05 am

@usmc

i meant to say every president used it when the technology became available

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:05 am

“Perry and Mitt are the same person, right?:–AbNormal

Yeah, just like abNormal and Richard Simmons are the same person, right toots? :-)

Joe COOL

September 30th, 2011
11:05 am

“answer the question . WHY DO U REPUBS THINK OBAMA using the teleprompter is somehow wrong when every president used it?”

Because he isnt as innovative as writing his thoughts on his PALM…lol

Talking Head

September 30th, 2011
11:06 am

apparently liberalefty’s mom was pro-life

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:06 am

@usmc

i see u hate the truth about BUSHY BOY! HE WAS THE MOST INCOMPETENT PRESIDENT EVER, JUST ASK OSAMA! OH U CANT HES DEAD, KILLED by BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA. LOL

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
11:07 am

“well, if you asked, sean penn…he could.”

:lol:

now, that’s funny

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:07 am

“Yep they kinda are….happens with age.”–Granny

LOL! Granny, I am so glad that you have a sense of humor and self esteem.

And for the record, I didn’t say they weren’t attractive… :-)

Normal

September 30th, 2011
11:09 am

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:05 am
How in the blue hades did you find that out??!! All together now! And-a one, and-a two,….touch those toes!

carlosgvv

September 30th, 2011
11:09 am

Since Georgia is usually last place in all that matters to most people, Perry can be assured of a completely gullible audience to hear him talk about how bad Obama is, the evils of abortion, creationism, the truths of the Bible, how bad regulations on business are not letting those poor people create any jobs, etc, etc, etc. If I had to listen to him talk for even 15 minutes, I would pray those doomsday 2012 predictions are right.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:09 am

“i meant to say every president used it when the technology became available”–LiberalLoony

Yeah, even in a kindergarten classroom, right Vladimir?? :-)

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
11:11 am

USMC – in mother russia, teleprompter uses YOU

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:12 am

@ GRANNY

YEAH usmc FELL FOR THE KIDERGARDEN joke, hes a mindless hater of OBAMA. I BET WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED THAT OSAMA WAS KILLED, he like most conservatives were mad as hell

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
11:12 am

USMC

Thanks! They always manage to get the job done.

But seriously, the teleprompter in the kindregarten thing just ain’t true….

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:12 am

I MEANT “KINDERGARDEN”

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:12 am

“How in the blue hades did you find that out??!! All together now! And-a one, and-a two,….touch those toes!”–Normal

LOL, Normal! That was friggin hilarious! I think it was your tone of voice and Dolfin shorts that tipped me off there, Sailor. :-)

Off to help Comrade Obama fix this economy. Have a great day Granny and Normal!

Don't Tread

September 30th, 2011
11:13 am

Why bother?

You’re just going to say what an evil (or stupid, inept, delusional, extremist, irrational, ignorant, or whatever derogatory term you care to insert here) man he is because there’s an (R) next to his name.

buck@gon

September 30th, 2011
11:13 am

“I’m at the Cobb Galleria waiting to hear Texas Gov. Rick Perry “… HEADLINE, blogging barbarian bookman is at the gates.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:13 am

@USMC

STILL HAVENT ANSWERED MY QUESTION. here it is again; why do u repubs see something wrong with OBAMA using the teleprompter when others have used it?

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:14 am

“USMC – in mother russia, teleprompter uses YOU”–Maggie Thatcher

More brilliance from across the pond, Touche :-)

Union

September 30th, 2011
11:17 am

liberals get very very scared when obama speaks off the cuff and off teleprompter.. wonder why that is?

Shawny

September 30th, 2011
11:17 am

Citizen at 10:38, then you want Ron Paul.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
11:17 am

Union

conservatives are scared of their own shadows…..

buck@gon

September 30th, 2011
11:18 am

Armed liberal @ 10:23,

As opposed to what you hear with Obama:

I, me, my, mine, my me, I, marching shoes, intercontinental railroad (sic), fair share, weren’t as shovel ready as I thought, don’t raise taxes in a recession, passing a budget? who cares? me, my, mine, I, hopey changey, 57 states.

Or Biden:

He’s good articulate and clean. It’s an amazing story.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
11:18 am

“liberals get very very scared when obama speaks off the cuff and off teleprompter..”

we do???

wow. I don’t think I got that memo, but thanks for giving me the update on how all liberals feel.

Aquagirl

September 30th, 2011
11:18 am

why do u repubs see something wrong with OBAMA using the teleprompter

They’re just angry many Repub candidates can’t read well enough to use one.

buck@gon

September 30th, 2011
11:18 am

Granny,

No, but when your shadow looks like Godzilla, it does cause us to turn our heads.

Union

September 30th, 2011
11:19 am

“It’s just something presidents haven’t done,” said Martha Joynt Kumar, a presidential historian who has held court in the White House since December 1975. “It’s jarring to the eye. In a way, it stands in the middle between the audience and the president because his eye is on the teleprompter.”

Just how much of a crutch the teleprompter has become for Obama was on sharp display during his latest commerce secretary announcement. The president spoke from a teleprompter in the ornate Indian Treaty Room for a few minutes. Then Gov. Gary Locke stepped to the podium and pulled out a piece of paper for reference.

The president’s teleprompter also elicited some uncomfortable laughter after he announced Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as his choice for Health and Human Services secretary. “Kathy,” Obama said, turning the podium over to Sebelius, who waited at the microphone for an awkward few seconds while the teleprompters were lowered to the floor and the television cameras rolled.

Obama has relied on a teleprompter through even the shortest announcements and when repeating the same lines on his economic stimulus plan that he’s been saying for months — whereas past presidents have mostly worked off of notes on the podium except during major speeches, such as the State of the Union.

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
11:20 am

I have been channel surfing trying to find Obama but the liberal controlled media is more interested in Michael Jackson than our president.

Union

September 30th, 2011
11:21 am

“I think he just got a little bit of the teleprompter,” Waters said. . . .

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
11:22 am

Damn, if all there is to argue about is a teleprompter, then life must just be friggin’ grand. Teleprompters are all over the place when cameras are around. TV newscasters use them. Talk show hosts use them. Award presenters at shows use them. Some of y’all probably have one hooked up to your pc’s as much as you obsess about them.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:22 am

“conservatives are scared of their own shadows…..”–GRANNY

No, Granny. That goes to all men only when we start getting “Dicdoo” :-)

Union

September 30th, 2011
11:23 am

usinuk.. being liberal.. i understand that you need to have someone to tell you how to feel.. think.. etc.. but cmon.. try to be a free spirit here.. its ok

buck@gon

September 30th, 2011
11:23 am

Knowing Jay as well as I do, I realize that what he’s interesting in doing is ignoring the substance of what Perry says and finding some idiosyncratic thing that bugs liberals, taking it out of context and using it in whiny prose to hammer over and over (ie., demagogue) something that isn’t really true or meaningful.

News for Jay. Conservatives so distrust people like you that don’t try anymore to please you. You ARE the political enemy to be defeated along with Obama, about whom you seem to be imminently UN-curious.

TaxPayer

September 30th, 2011
11:24 am

If a southern Republican were to use a teleprompter, it would need a reverse in it so he could keep up.

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
11:24 am

We know about Obama’s reading skills. Corpse instead of Corp. He is the gaffe a day president. I want to see his speech because I know it will be full of gaffes.