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Wed Dec 21, 2011, 09:45 PM

There's no honor among right-wing whackjobs


Rick Perry fails to win support of anti-gay leaders; TV ad backfiring among some Iowa Republicans
Posted on 21 Dec 2011 at 12:20pm


Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign suffered yet another setback Tuesday when Bob Vander Plaats, a leading social conservative in Iowa who serves as president of the anti-gay Family Leader organization, endorsed Rick Santorum in the state’s Jan. 3 Republican Caucus.

Perry’s campaign had actively courted the Family Leader’s endorsement, and he signed the group’s controversial “marriage pledge” last month. Politico notes that Perry is in a three-way battle for Iowa’s coveted evangelical vote against Santorum and Michele Bachmann. Vander Plaats’ endorsement could help determine who moves on to New Hampshire and who does not.

Adding salt to Perry’s wounds, Don Wildmon, founder of the American Family Association, endorsed Newt Gingrich on Tuesday. If you’ll remember, the AFA, which is considered an anti-gay hate group, teamed with Perry for The Response, the August prayer rally in Houston that served as a kickoff for his presidential campaign — and at which Wildmon embraced Perry on stage. Right Wing Watch reports on Wildmon’s endorsement of Gingrich:

Wildmon today appeared on Focal Point with Bryan Fischer where he explained that while he was initially “ecstatic” about Rick Perry’s candidacy, he decided that because of the Texas governor’s disastrous debate appearances his candidacy “cannot recover.” Wildmon said that electability matters because “we are facing the most critical election this nation has ever seen, the stake in this election is Western civilization.”
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The complete piece is at: http://www.dallasvoice.com/tv-ad-rick-perry-fails-win-endorsements-anti-gay-leaders-1097201.html



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Wed Dec 21, 2011, 09:47 PM

1. Well.. at least that Vander Plaats endorsement ought to put Rickie out to pasture. . .

Just in case he was thinking of getting a bump in the Gingrich slump

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Wed Dec 21, 2011, 10:21 PM

2. A real family values selection right there.

what a joke these organizations are.

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