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Thu Dec 11, 2014, 01:55 PM

Rick Perry: Presidential Campaign's 'Not an IQ Test'

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Source: NBC News

AUSTIN, Texas Texas Gov. Rick Perry says life experience is more important than book smarts in a president, telling NBC News he's not the same candidate who ran in the Republican primaries in 2012 and that he can win the White House in 2016.

"Running for the presidency's not an IQ test. It is a test of an individual's resolve. It's a test of an individual's philosophy. It's a test of an individual's life's experiences," Perry said in an interview at the Governor's Mansion, which he's leaving as his term ends. "And I think Americans are really ready for a leader that will give them a great hope about the future."

Perry said he probably has less "margin for error" after he famously couldn't remember one of the federal agencies he said he'd ax during a November 2011 Republican debate. But "I think, over the course of the last two years, people realize that what they saw in 2011 is certainly not the person they're looking at at 2013, 2014, 2015," he said.

Perry also said he'd have no problem convincing Republicans that he can win in 2016, saying potential backers "are pouring in here to sit down with us, to talk to us."

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Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/rick-perry-presidential-campaigns-not-iq-test-n266031



This is the same guy that almost flunked out of animal husbandry from an agricultural university. Way to go Gov. Goodhair for actually pitching the idea that electing day-old-dog-shit stupid Texas ex-governors is a great idea. At least he proves once and for all that anti-intellectualism and garden variety stupidity are considered virtues by his rube constituency.

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Reply Rick Perry: Presidential Campaign's 'Not an IQ Test' (Original post)
Major Nikon Dec 2014 OP
nichomachus Dec 2014 #1
Plucketeer Dec 2014 #2
jwirr Dec 2014 #3
Mr.Bill Dec 2014 #4
Arkana Dec 2014 #5
C Moon Dec 2014 #6
CanonRay Dec 2014 #12
hibbing Dec 2014 #7
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Skittles Dec 2014 #10
kiranon Dec 2014 #11
staggerleem Dec 2014 #13
Major Nikon Dec 2014 #14
guyton Dec 2014 #15
Derek V Dec 2014 #16
Odin2005 Dec 2014 #17
candelista Dec 2014 #18
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Bradical79 Dec 2014 #20
lunasun Dec 2014 #21
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YvonneCa Dec 2014 #24
olddad56 Dec 2014 #25
OregonBlue Dec 2014 #26
calimary Dec 2014 #27
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Aquavit Dec 2014 #33

Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 01:58 PM

1. It's not an IQ test, but you really should have an IQ above a certain level

We suffered through one semi-literate president. That was enough.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 02:01 PM

2. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The ONLY thing Perry's governorship proves is how fucking STUPID Texans are. I'm not whitewashing the whole state with stupid - there's some smart folks under the Lone Star. But there's obviously a predominance of dumb shits if they put this rube in charge.


Edit to add: "Oops!"

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 02:08 PM

3. Well they should be.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 02:10 PM

4. But it should be a test for

Blood Alcohol content. I saw this interview. Only Perry could answer a question about how smart he is with an answer that admits and shows how stupid he is.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 02:15 PM

5. No, Rick, it's not.

But my general rule is: if a guy looks and acts like he enjoys the taste of library paste in his spare time, he's not a good candidate for President. And you, Rick? You've gone past the library paste and are now chugging paint thinner.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 02:15 PM

6. The important thing is not your IQ, but your "potential backers." :/ What an ass.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 03:36 PM

12. Unfortunately, in today's electoral climate

He's probably right that rich backers mean more than IQ. As evidence I present George W. Bush.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 02:23 PM

7. Why then the "smart glasses"?

Gosh, this stuff writes itself. Perry/Palin ticket would be great.

Peace

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 02:30 PM

8. Please run, Mr. Perry!

Pretty please even. You will make it so much more entertaining to watch the debates with your aw shucks act. I do think you will find that while we don't need a genius to be president, we do need someone who can actually think and not just spit out pre-approved corporate lines.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 02:34 PM

9. Obviously!



Carry on, Rick!

hilariously,
Bright

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 02:57 PM

10. actually we prefer both, Nitwit Perry

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 03:10 PM

11. I guess he is admitting he is stupid. It kind of is an IQ test.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 03:46 PM

13. We have all the proof we'll EVER need that it's not an IQ test.

 

After all, Dubya won!

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Response to staggerleem (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 04:14 PM

14. Perry makes Dubya look like a genius

At least Dubya was smart enough to pack an electronic version of Rove's hand up his back during his debates.

http://www.salon.com/2004/10/14/transmitter/

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 10:30 AM

16. Not if HE'S in it!

 

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 11:06 AM

17. God Damn it, Texas, quit giving this country morons!

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 11:08 AM

18. There is ample proof for Rick Perry's comment.

 

Ronald Reagan & George W. Bush, for starters.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 11:51 AM

19. Well, certainly some people have made it without much of an IQ!

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 12:08 PM

20. Yes Rick, we're all well aware.

 

2000-2008 made it painfully obvious. Rick Perry seems to be a bit late to the party as usual.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 02:42 PM

21. Bush sets a precedent I suppose.....

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Response to lunasun (Reply #21)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 04:25 PM

23. Bush is a librul Harvard-Yale educated wizz kid compared to Rick

 

Bush set a new low, (hopefully the lowest ever to happen to the USA), but then there's all those Republican wanna-be's who will run for Prez into their seventies... sort of like Harold Stassen, ... anybody here remember him? He was one of the good guys compared to Governor Perry, Palin, Walker, et all.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 02:47 PM

22. Okay, so a Prez doesn't need to know

anything about economics, history, science and all that other crap that "Them pointy headed libruls" think is so important. Hell, that's what you hire advisors for.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 04:42 PM

24. Lucky for him...

...!!!

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 04:58 PM

25. this clown would have to study for a urine test.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 05:30 PM

26. Lucky for him.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 05:46 PM

27. No shit, Governor Oops. Especially if YOU are in the game.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 05:54 PM

28. Actually, it is an IQ test

 

your PROVED that by being too fucking stupid to be elected!

What an ultra maroon....what an ignoranimus...

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Sat Dec 13, 2014, 08:53 AM

29. Actually, It IS an IQ test, as it should be, and you FAILED last time around.

 

Isn't one ignorant former TX Governor as President more than enough? Why should we have to suffer through another?

The last one brought us 9/11, two unfunded wars, the financial collapse, and torture.

I think we've had enough of ignorant former TX governors.

BTW, Perry, if you're floating this as a trial balloon for your campaign - it popped.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Sat Dec 13, 2014, 05:15 PM

30. You don't have to be stupid to be a bad president

But it sure helps.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Sat Dec 13, 2014, 11:23 PM

31. I guess he ought to know.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Sun Dec 14, 2014, 02:37 PM

32. What's the opposite of "hope?"

Yeah, that.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Mon Dec 15, 2014, 02:01 AM

33. Oops n/t

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