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Wed Jan 4, 2012, 12:01 PM

Perry says he will go to South Carolina

Postcards from the Lege blog 1/4/12

Perry says he will go to South Carolina

In a surprising development, Gov. Rick Perry said today he’s heading to South Carolina — presumably to continue his presidential campaign.

“And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State…Here we come South Carolina!!!” Perry wrote on Twitter.


What an idiot - he doesn't know when to fold them, at all!

On the other hand he's just wasting someone else's money anyway.

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sonias Jan 2012 OP
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Arrell Jan 2012 #12
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Arrell Jan 2012 #14
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rocktivity Jan 2012 #2
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hobbit709 Jan 2012 #4
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Vogon_Glory Jan 2012 #6
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efhmc Jan 2012 #7
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mbperrin Jan 2012 #11

Response to sonias (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 12:04 PM

1. In Quick Turnaround, Perry Headed to South Carolina

Texas Tribune 1/4/12

In Quick Turnaround, Perry Headed to South Carolina

Despite a disappointing fifth place finish in Tuesday night's Iowa caucuses that led Rick Perry to say he was returning home to Texas to reassess his candidacy, the Texas governor surprised everyone — including some of his own staff — by tweeting that he was headed to the Palmetto State.

(snip)
The news sent political pundits, who had all but assumed Perry was dropping out of the race, spinning. It also clearly confused some of Perry's campaign staff, many of whom were en route from Iowa to Austin.


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Response to sonias (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 07:57 PM

12. I am not sure how his latest campaign ad will play in South Carolina

Maybe this will work in New Hampshire... but South Carolina?

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Response to Arrell (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 10:44 PM

13. "plastic bag in the wind"

Lovely! Thanks for the ad!

Love the Santorum/Perry kissed a girl scene at the end. Priceless!

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Response to sonias (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 01:05 PM

14. I am glad you liked it...

I had a lot of fun making it....

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Response to Arrell (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 01:54 PM

15. You made it?

Awesome! Great job!!

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 12:07 PM

2. Well, SOMEBODY has to draw votes away from Santorum and Huntsman

in favor of Romney...


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 12:45 PM

3. Perry funeral pyre

I thought he was just trying to pick up Bachmann's supporters - which frankly isn't going to put him anywhere near the top.

I can see donors opposed to Romney continuing to pour fuel on the Perry pyre though!

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 02:38 PM

4. Can they keep him?

That move should benefit both states.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 02:56 PM

5. I love the idea

Not sure about South Carolina though. I think Burka had the right idea this morning - "the best thing he can do for Texas in the time left to him is to resign"

Burka Blog 1/4/12
Surrender
(snip)
As others have pointed out, Perry is still governor, and will be until his term expires in January 2015. Unless he decides to run again, the 2013 legislative session will be his last. In a perfect world, Perry would settle back into the governor’s office and try to redeem himself for the damage he has inflicted on Texas during the ten years of his governorship. The budget is in shambles, the schools have been starved of funds, teachers have been laid off, the health care infrastructure is rickety, the state water plan went unfunded in a drought of historic proportions, and the state’s two flagship universities have been under attack by the governor’s office. Perry could undo some of the consequences of his policies, but the best thing he can do for Texas in the time left to him is to resign.


He should resign. And just go away.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 07:35 PM

6. Perry Going To South Carolina? I'm Reminded Of A Story

So our governor (we didn't vote for him) is going to run in the South Carolina Republican primary? I'm reminded of a story.

It's the story of a playground bully who graduated to high school and tried the same stuff that he pulled back in primary and middle school--and got the stuffing beat out of him by the older, bigger kids. Unable to learn from this experience, he decides to take on the victors in a re-match--and has the stuffing knocked out of him again.

I guess that's an idea that doesn't occur to people who attend little bitty high schools from itty-bitty places like Paint Creek.

Me, I'm rooting for the bigger kids to knock the stuffings out of Rick again.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:57 PM

9. Small playground

A lot of people don't get it. People like Perry assume that because he is a sitting governor of Texas, a big state, that it will translate nationally to hitting the ground running at full speed.

Well while he was unknown at first, it certainly made people salivate for a new savior. But all Perry had to do for a nose dive, was open his big idiot mouth connected to his empty brain. Nothing can save you from your own stupidity. He was never ready for prime time.

He's just been lucky in Texas selling out to the big money interests who handled him well enough to get the voters in Texas to buy into him. The Texas media market is so big - he never had the kind of focus on him he's getting nationally.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 10:07 AM

7. Recommended because I love the idea of him wasting

more of his endless supply of campaign funds. Now can we get a good candidate to get him out of office, please? Edited to add: I know Bill White was a great candidate but we will never be able to compete with the ability to run negative ads 24/7, so our new person must be without any history.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:51 PM

8. Me too - love the idea that the big corporations are wasting money

I don't know when we will have the ability to compete in Texas with their money power. Texas was bought and sold to the corporate interests a long time ago. And right now they fund the republicans.

I really wish we could break the money corporate power, but I don't see a way to do it.

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Response to sonias (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 04:07 PM

10. Sad but true.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 07:24 PM

11. Oh, I see. (Sigh)

I thought he was moving away permanently.

Well, I can hope.

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