Skip to comments.Rove stooge Perry should quit and his supporters should move over to Cain's side
Posted on 11/10/2011 7:28:44 PM PST by JimWayne
Now that Rick Perry has come across as an insincere person who just memorizes talking points and parrots them, it is clear that there is no chance he will get the nomination. It is best for this Karl Rove stooge to quit the race. Maybe, he should donate all the money he has raised to the Cain campaign.
His supporters have probably deserted him after realizing that he just makes insincere claims about cutting down the government. Perry's insincerity is very typical of Karl Rove's puppets.
Rove supported the campaign of pro-abortion RINO Hutchinson
against Perry when she ran against him for Texas governor last year. Rove and his liberal buddies put in millions of dollars to her campaign, only to see Perry beat her by almost 20% pts in he general election.
Rove is an establishment moderate republican who has a history of supporting pro-abortion RINOs over conservatives. He helped RINO Bush get elected twice and that is exactly what he is doing for RINO Romney this year. That Rove actually calls himself a conservative is a joke. And who cares that Rove worked for Perry 20 years ago in an election. Alot of bad blood since. Ask anyone that knows Texas politics.
I think he should stay in asking as he wants to.
This is just dumb. I’m not a Perry fan, but as long as he’s got money and as long as he’s above %5, he should stick around.
All he wants is the Perry supporters’ $$$.
That Karl Rove lent him 25 years ago and that bitch Perry never paid it back. /s
Yeah, that'll win them over for Cain.
Like Perry said after last night, You Stepped In It.
That’s dopy... don’t you know that as soon as you tell people what you think they aught to do, they’re going to do the opposite? If you truly hope that they leave Perry and move to Cain, let it be only a hope and let the folks come to their own conclusions.
Yeah Jim, that will work, insult their candidate, falsely claim a tie to Rove, insist they were stupid to back him, tell them their candidate should quit, and just watch them flock to YOUR choice of candidate.
If Perry leaves, the Perry supporters aren’t moving to Cain. In fact, I’d be surprised if any of the also-ran supporters will move to Cain.
Here’s my argument: Most people want to pick a winner. There are some who are just in love with a candidate, but most are in love with the idea of ANY conservative who can beat Romney and then Obama.
Look at Perry. All he did was ENTER the race, and he was the front-runner. It wasn’t until he failed the “debate test” that a major part of his “support” left him. Those were some of the “any candidate who can win” people, and they migrated over to Cain. But not all of them. Perry kept a good deal of support, as did Bachmann, and Santorum to a lesser degree. If those supporters haven’t jumped to Cain when he’s the front-runner and doing so would crush Romney, they aren’t going to go to him when their candidate is attacked falsely by him.
And look at Gingrich. We “rejected” him a long time ago. Nobody thought he was electable. But while Perry drops, the Perry support is going to Gingrich, not Cain, even though Cain is the front-runner. People are so concerned about Cain that they are moving to Gingrich instead of Cain.
If I were the Cain supporters, I’d be looking for ways to prop Perry up for another month, because if Perry is gone, Gingrich gets his money, his people, his organization, and probably his endorsement. Remember that Gingrich and Perry have a cordial relationship, and Perry got some of Gingrich’s staff when Gingrich was low on money.
Cain’s only chance to win at this point is to keep the other conservatives in the race, so their supporters don’t all jump to Gingrich; eventually he needs them to drop out, but only after GIngrich is out of money and has lost some.
This would mean Cain might risk losing to Romney, but Cain has repeatedly said he doesn’t share our desire to beat Romney — he’d be fine if ROmney won, and would expect Romney might make him VP.
If I thought Cain was qualified to be President, I would have supported him a long time ago. He talks a great conservative game, and while he also says a lot of stupid things, I haven’t yet decided that he really is just saying what we want to hear. But being great at speaking doesn’t help when you are so naive you think that every answer to our economic problems is 9-9-9, that nobody cares if you understand what Palistinians are, or that they shouldn’t get a right-to-return, and that you don’t need to know anything about world leaders or countries.
It doesn’t help when you are as solidly pro-life as they come, and yet need 4 tries over 2 months to even make a basic pro-life statement that doesn’t sound like it was co-authored by planned parenthood.
And it certainly won’t help when his campaign repeatedly pronounces judgement without getting the basic facts, and has to therefore repeatedly explain why it’s not their fault they got things wrong.
If I were going to support a former pizza executive for President, I’d rather see Tom Monoghan. He wasn’t handed a pizza company — he built one from scratch. He didn’t take the company he was given and bury it in the yard to return it without growth 10 years later — he built his creation to the 2nd-largest pizza company in the world.
That is what a real leader is. Cain is a competent manager and an inspirational speaker — as are so many black americans who grew up in the ministry; preaching is an excellent gift, and Cain has that gift, but it’s really nothing like public government leadership.
It’s interesting that, up until now, I’ve still considered Cain (note: I’ve never been a Perry supporter). It took Perry’s implosion for me to realise that even with Perry gone, I was not inclined support Cain, not when there were still viable conservatives who would actually be experienced leaders who could step in on day one to solve our problems.
I still don’t have a candidate. If Cain had Perry’s record, I’m certain I’d be a Cain supporter now. If Perry could ever learn to be passable in a debate, I might have supported Perry. If Perry manages to get back his support, I won’t mind at all being a Perry supporter.
I doubt they will join in just yet. But after a few primaries, they will see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I can’t wait to be rid of the commie occupying our Whitehouse. All his EO’s, and his deathcare plan, must be reversed.
JimWayne and truthfreedom are totally stuck on this true but irrelevant refrain (are YOU still completely defined by things that happened in your life a quarter century ago?). They keep parroting this line, but they've produced NO evidence (zero, zilch, nada) that there's any relation between Rove and Perry today.
Don't try to persuade them with facts, because their minds are made up.
More Bush/Rove rope-a-dope...
They don't and Perry is not a "Rove stooge."
This is just more leftist smear.
I've already given Herman Cain more money than I've ever given anyone running for office, but this just isn't fair. If anything, Rick got himself in trouble for going away from his talking points last night. And the evidence shows it certainly wasn't memorized.
I don't think he's insincere either. Just wrong on a few things. That being said, I'd vote for him without hesitation if he were to win the nomination.
Just a hunch.
I think they're all riding in the same limo.
You’re right. And most Perrywinkles I know prefer Newt over Cain...if Perry should withdraw it will not be greatly beneficial to Cain.
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