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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:21 AM
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Perry may pass on debates


CNN) - Arguing the election cycle has too many presidential debates, Rick Perry's top spokesman said the Texas governor could use more time with voters instead of taking the stage with Republican opponents.

"We're about 60 days away from votes being cast," communications director Ray Sullivan said on CNN's "John King, USA" Wednesday. "The candidates need to spend time in Iowa doing those town halls and spending a lot more time with the voters, who oftentimes have the best questions and press the candidates the hardest."

Citing the dozen-plus debates in the works, Sullivan added: "There's no way that the candidates can do all those debates."

Perry, whose poll numbers have slid after a series of uneven debate performances, made headlines Tuesday when he described taking part as a "mistake."

More: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/26/perry-m... /




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mazzarro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:52 AM
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1. Yeah right - chickeeeeeeeeeen!
What a wuss!
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:58 AM
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2. Debates hurt him
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:04 AM
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3. I'm surprised he participated in any after the first one.
Rick Perry is not a smart man. His handlers know this and don't usually allow him this many opportunities to prove that fact to the public. He managed to completely avoid debating Bill White in 2010.

I kind of figured old Dave Carney would trot Perry out for that first debate just to show off his shiny mane and then immediately stable him afterwards. The fact that that clodhopper was given more opportunities to clomp his hoof and whinny like a fool makes me wonder if old Dave is losing his touch.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:51 AM
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14. They still think that tough-talkin' good-ol'-boy BS plays well with the whole USA.
In the meantime, all we can do is remember the disaster that was Dubya. And THIS guy makes Dubya look like Buckminster Fuller.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:04 AM
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4. We know why W chose this guy as Lt.-- He is MUCH dumber then W
and that is scary on a whole other level...
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:11 AM
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5. W actually CHOSE him?
I didn't realize that's how Texas politics worked. Goodness gracious.

He reminds me so much of Bush it pisses me off. That stupid accent, and that stupid way they stand there, with their legs all cowboy-y and stupid... I could not endure that again. I could not.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:22 AM
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6. Karl chose him
They needed someone that fit the GOP/Johnny Bravo governor suit so he could slip into it when Dubya won the presidency.

Karl's the one that initially groomed Perry, convinced him to switch parties and run for Ag Commissioner. Brought in Dave Carney to handle/manage him. When Perry was running for Lieutenant Governor, Carney wanted to "go negative" but Karl didn't want that because he was on that "compassionate conservative" kick. Carney and Rove became enemies after that and now they're battling behinds the scenes for Super-PAC munnies.
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:15 AM
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10. That's right.
And now Rove and the Bush family are working actively against Perry's ascension to the GOP presidential nomination. There's been a little bad blood between them for awhile (The Bush blue bloods think Perry is an ignorant hick; imagine that).
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:15 AM
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12. Yes, well Karl... W's brain extension
:)
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:13 AM
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9. That's because it doesn't.
Work that way. Now of course a case can be made that the voters don't actually do the choosing (DREs, etc.) but the governor does not pick his running mate in Texas (which I believe is the OP's contention).
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:11 AM
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7. W did not choose him
W (and Rove) do not like him.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:20 AM
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13. I was in TX at the time and don't remember the acrimony part...
ah well...


I still hold the central assertion Perry is dumber than W, although the former has better hair!
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:12 AM
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8. Smooth move, Exlax
Not that it will help ya, bro. ::snicker::

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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:39 AM
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11. "I am gonna spend ALL it takes. Smirk." - Teh Rickster (R)
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 05:42 AM by SpiralHawk
"When you gots the 1%ers behind you, you gots dEEp pocKetS. Smirk. I don't need no steenkin deebates. I will flood the freaking Corporate Media with mah special, um, mind-Splatting, in-your-face, divide-and-conquer cONtent. Tee hee.

"Now, step back and watch my mASSive Republicon Moneybucks sPluuurge. Bwaaaa ha ha ha ha. Smirk."

- Teh Rickster (R)
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:53 AM
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15. He'll go the Fox and Facebook path.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:54 AM
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16. Run and hide, coward!
Listen up, Rick, every time you open your pie hole you make an ass of yourself.
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:02 AM
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17. Sorry Rick, but too late
Everyone who watched the debates already knows what a doofus you are, and being a cowardly bully and avoiding the rest of the debates won't help your dismal poll numbers. The damage has been done, that horse done left the barn the moment you answered your first debate question.
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:06 AM
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18. If you're not tough enough for debates you are in no way tough enough to be president. n/t
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:13 AM
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19. He and $arah can hold their own Presidential Pageant.
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