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Fri Jul 12, 2013, 11:17 PM

Exclusive: Rick Perry’s October trip to Israel sign of another White House bid

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that he will visit Israel in October, a move that signals to the political world that he is seriously considering making another presidential run in 2016.

“We will be going to Israel to bring together Arabs, Christian and Jews in an educational forum,” Mr. Perry told The Washington Times in an interview just three days after he announced he would not seek an unprecedented fourth term as Texas governor.

Many analysts interpreted that decision as evidence that he is setting the table for a White House campaign. Asked what would induce him to announce a run, he told The Times that he has “plenty of time to make that decision.”

Mr. Perry ranks among those on the short list of Republican contenders for 2016, despite a series of flubs that led to an early exit from the 2012 primaries. Also on that list is Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who made his own trek this year to Israel, a pilgrimage that has come to be expected of would-be presidential candidates — especially conservatives — looking to establish foreign policy credentials and show loyalty to the key Middle East ally of the United States.

More at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/11/perry-trip-israel-sign-another-white-house-bid/ .

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Reply Exclusive: Rick Perry’s October trip to Israel sign of another White House bid (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jul 2013 OP
BlueStreak Jul 2013 #1
TlalocW Jul 2013 #2
russspeakeasy Jul 2013 #3
Ilsa Jul 2013 #4
wandy Jul 2013 #5
DhhD Jul 2013 #6
LeftInTX Jul 2013 #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 11:23 PM

1. The ego of a politician is an amazing thing

I cannot imagine how anybody could ever take that man seriously. He is as goofy as Sarah Palin. America does some pretty foolish stuff at the ballot box, but I can't see this ever happening.

Christie, Jeb, Rand Paul, even Huckabee I can see. Maybe even Rubio. Perry? No way, ever.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 11:30 PM

2. What the hell does that goofy rube think

He's going to be educating people on? I sincerely doubt he knows anything about Arabs/Muslims, might know something about Jews like, "They got menorahs!" and his version of Christianity would probably make them either stare quizzically at him or just laugh.

TlalocW

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 11:35 PM

3. We can only hope.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 11:40 PM

4. Oh great. He can put his foot in his mouth in

a foreign country, now.

They are going to think that we are the dumbest players on the stage after they meet PRick.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 12:12 AM

5. Just what we need. Greg Stillson returns to play Rick Perry in another season of the.........

American Dead Zone.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 10:26 AM

6. Carny-barker Perry must be planning on setting up a booth outside the Dome on the Rock!

Could it be a pulpit instead of a booth? Will he ride in on a Jackass?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:11 AM

7. And the state of Texas will have to cough up money for this trip.

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