Rick Perry is in the race and he has shook things up. There is some good news, even for those who do not like Perry. Mitt Romney is no longer the frontrunner.
Texas Governor Rick Perry, the new face in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has jumped to a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann with the other announced candidates trailing even further behind.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters, taken Monday night, finds Perry with 29% support. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, earns 18% of the vote, while Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who won the high-profile Ames Straw Poll in Iowa on Saturday, picks up 13%.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who was a close second to Bachmann on Saturday, has the support of nine percent (9%) of Likely Primary Voters, followed by Georgia businessman Herman Cain at six percent (6%) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with five percent (5%). Rick Santorum, former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, and ex-Utah Governor Jon Huntsman each get one percent (1%) support, while Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter comes in statistically at zero.
The full story is here: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/e...
What does this mean?
Perry’s launch into the race was masterful. He came out with a strong message and a well-orchestrated entry. His first campaign commercial was almost iconic with references to him as the “jobs governor” and images of Perry on his Texas ranch. Cowboy imagery always plays well with Middle America as does Perry’s cred as a self made man.
The conventional wisdom was Perry would take votes away from Bachmann. His entry certainly did take some but if Rasmussen’s numbers are right, he has taken a lot more away from Romney than from Bachmann.
The consensus among the Tea Party seems to be that Bachmann is the best Tea Party candidate. That is not a universal feeling, but it seems to be a strong feeling. Almost no one in the Tea Party movement wants to see a Romney Presidency. A Romney Presidency would be little more than a second term for Obama.
Perry may be an acceptable second choice to many members of the Tea Party who favor Bachmann.
The good new is, Perry’s bounce has bounced Romney out of his front-runner status. The Tea Party has two goals here. We must block Romney from getting the nomination and we must defeat Obama.
Perry’s bounce probably won’t last and the race will tighten up among the three front-runners. However, Perry’s entry is clearly hurting Romney more than Bachmann and no one in the Tea Party is crying about that.
True to the Republic, there is but one Ron Paul
"As the campaign is in the closing days, Stalin and Lucifer are polling within the margin of error with each other and with Jesus as a spoiler. Should good people vote for the good or for the lesser evil?"
Too much money, Too much power,Too many people wanting the control.
Politicians tell everybody what they want to hear to get their vote.
Lying and deceiving is a way of life for these dirty rotten scoundrels!
The end justifies the means.
Reality means nothing to people grasping for straws.
Divided we stand, United we fall!
Perry is the only one of the front runners who I would not vote for. As a Texan, who knows Perry's RINO agenda and shrewd technique to fool conservatives all too well, he will never get my vote.
Romney certainly doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling. But while I don't trust him, I can't say that I distrust him, either. I just don't know. I'm very uneasy about him.
By contrast, I wouldn't trust Perry, if he promised to flush the toilet after taking a dump. The man is a scoundrel, a world government supporter and a Democrat in drag, who would ultimately bring down the GOP. To save the GOP, I would vote third party, rather than see my vote go to help elect a RINO, who would destroy the GOP, should he be elected.
I'm just sorry to see Cain doing so poorly.
Although I have plenty of personal reasons to dislike the man, I now find myself wishing that Trump would enter the race, since he would suck all the wind out of the Perry sails.
The only good thing that I can see in a Perry presidency, is that it would rid Texas of his RINO stench. But that's little consolation for the damage that he would do to the national GOP.
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FEDERAL LAW is a figment of our imagination it would appear.
I thought FEDERAL LAW prohibited a foreign born person from becoming President of the US.
I believe what the legal system is doing to America is called "nullification"
I like this law, this one I don't!
Someone should tell the government it was not designed to work that way.
Been there,done that!
You are correct, this article did NOT change my mind as to the qualification and ambitions of Perry.
This mirror has TWO faces.