Skip to comments.Rick Perry — Best Hope for Solid Conservative in 2012
Posted on 10/18/2011 10:13:19 AM PDT by bullypulpit
I have good news and bad news for conservatives. But the good news and the bad news are both the same thing: We have six very impressive, lifelong conservative candidates running for the presidency.
They are the smartest candidates, the most principled candidates, the most patriotic candidates, the most persuasive candidates, and the candidates with the best ideas.
The problem lies in the fact that conservatives do not have a single favorite candidate. They have six favorite candidates! And as long as they remain split between each of their six favorite candidates, they will eventually help nominate Mitt Romney the very candidate they least trust on the issues.
There is only one scenario where this can be stopped: Evangelical and tea party conservatives must immediately unite behind Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Rick Perry is the most conservative candidate who is also electable. Perry is our last and best hope to send a solid conservative to the White House.
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His record on illegals stinks. Romney is better I am a one issue voter.
Romney got caught with illegal yard workers, not once, but TWICE.
How much conviction can you have about illegal aliens if you employ them?
Which issue? I’m curious to know what issue Willard stands on.
Rough proposition if he doesn’t turn this around... and QUICK.
Unfortunately Perry’s debate performance sank his chances at the nomination.
An article telling conservatives what we “must do” isn’t going to gain a lot of traction, you know.
Too bad your issues don’t include Obamacare (Romneycare), Climate Change Hoax(Romney Cap and Trade), or gun control (Romney restrictions). Also, I haven’t seen any indication that Romney is strong on illegal immigration.
Perry electable? Not based upon his debate performances he’s not!!
Any one of those 6 “conservative” candidates can make the same claim - stopping Romney effectively means ALL must support the writer’s conservative. To break this cycle, I’ll put in a stake here and now: All must rally around Cain!
—Rick Perry Best Hope for Solid Conservative in 2012 —
If Cain dies, yes.
—Unfortunately Perrys debate performance sank his chances at the nomination.—
That coupled with Cain’s rise. The Reagan and Palin conservatives are now Cain conservatives. That leaves Perry with the Romney table droppings.
Newsmax is a known pro-romney poblication and John Stemberger is trying to split the conservative vote to deflate Cain. A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney.
Sorry, but your characterization of Rick Perry as a “Solid Conservative” is a lie as long as he keeps his open border positions/Suppor of Illegal Immigration
It was true in 2008 and it will be true in 2012.
I must have missed them......................
Amen! I say keep Perry as far from the White House as possible.
It's not La Raza Rick Perry's debate performances that killed his campaign but the issue of his pandering to ILLEGAL invaders and his inability to logically defend it.
Agreed, but you won’t convince the “kill them illegals” crowd.
Read “This is Herman Cain”,, and you will see why why he is exactly the man we need at this time. If Romney couldn’t beat McCain, how does anyone think he can beat Obama? You might take a look at 2 Thessalonians 2, then Google The White Horse Prophecy. We really need to do our homework before voting in the primaries.
Cain is marvelous. Perry is less than stellar, but he is a conservative politician. My fear is that although Cain is extrememly smart, he does not have a politicians instinct to work with other politicians. He will be fighting an uphill battle before he starts. My dream ticket is Perry/Cain with Herman pulling the heavy load and Perry helping to grease the skids. Romney is just Barry lite and that has not been working for anyone. When good is bad, not must be the choice.
Can't we at least get through a few of the primaries before settling on one of the candidates? Otherwise, why even bother with the primaries?
The man cannot hold his own in a debate. The democrat candidate and his allies in the media will make mincemeat out of him.
He didnt help when we were trying toput up the wall. and he was so compassionate to wet backs in a recent debate. he is a part of the W. Bush thing that David Hill mentiioned.
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Perish the thought! We need to pray that Herman Cain is divinely protected from any harm or illness. And that his path is cleared to victory.
Rush just said that this is no time to move for the moderate candidate, that this is the time to go for the most conservative candidate that we can find. Who do you think that is? Who is the MOST conservative candidate who is running for the Republican nomination?
If voters want soft on ILLEGAL ALIENS, they can vote for Obama. As for me and mine; Herman Cain is going to get our vote here in NH because unlike Perry, he is in reality the "Best Hope for a Solid Conservative."
"Oh, but he has no money", you say... that is ok, once the genuine grass-roots movement, the Tea Party gets behind him, that will change.
The thought of Perry on a national stage, live on television, debating Obama...
My sympathies to Perry supporters, because he is unlikely to come back. I went through the same disappointment with Duncan Hunter, but this time a progressive fraud isn’t our only choice left.
“Who is the MOST conservative candidate who is running for the Republican nomination?”
Cain and Bachmann.
I am not a one issue voter. I think that's stupid. But if I was, it would be guns, and Myth's record is he has signed gun bans, and supports reinstating the Clinton "assault weapons" ban. As for illegals, Myth has no "record".
Well I wish Rick would hurry up and introduce us to him or her.
I actually think that Santorum is the most conservative, despite his one mistake in endorsing Arlen Specter.
In 1993, Perry, while serving as Texas agriculture commissioner, expressed support for the Clinton health care reform proposal, describing it as “most commendable.” The health care plan was ultimately unsuccessful due to Republican congressional opposition. In 2005, after being questioned on the issue by a potential opponent in the Republican governor primary, Perry said that he expressed his support only in order to get Clinton to pay more attention to rural health care.
The man has tanked in the polls. If he is the best we can do, we might as well throw in the towel.
Perry needs to come out and make a public ‘read my lips’ pledge that he will under NO circumstances sign a bill legalizing any one living in this country illegally.
As it stands he has convinced me and others that given the chance he would destroy the party helping Dems with another bi-partision Liberal-RINO immigration reform amnesty bill, much like Bush did in 2007. “See you at the signing”
Cain’s problem besides money, and his terrible tax plan, is that he has no organization in any early election states. I think he didn’t ever expect to be a front runner. He joined the race to shake things up and get his ideas out (much like Newt), and to sell his book. Now suddenly, by default. he is a front runner, but he’s still acting like he’s on a book tour. He’s not in the early primary states, and doesn’t seem to be building any organiztion there. It’ll be interesting, to say the least, if he can translate debate success and nationwide popularity into votes early on.
In 1993, Cain was one of the leaders fighting Clinton-care. The Clinton’s attempt at their version of Obamacare. What was Rick Perry doing in 1993?
In 1993, Perry, while serving as Texas agriculture commissioner, expressed support for the Clinton health care reform proposal, describing it as most commendable. The health care plan was ultimately unsuccessful due to Republican congressional opposition. In 2005, after being questioned on the issue by a potential opponent in the Republican governor primary, Perry said that he expressed his support only in order to get Clinton to pay more attention to rural health care.
I just wanted to say to everyone that Herman Cain won’t kill all the illegals or build a 5-mile deep minefield between Mexico and America. Nor will he simply deport them all.
Herman Cain is weak on immigration, thus is a pro-Mexican traitor.
I guess there’s a point there somewhere, with you it’s often hard to tell.
Bottom line is Conservatives must rally around one candidate to keep Romney from winning the Primaries. Rush has refused to endorse one candidate or another, so we need to get Bachmann and Santorum to drop out and support one candidate. I don’t like Perry on immigration (since I live in occupied Kalifornia), but the author is probably right - Perry is the most electable Conservative, unless Cain puts together a major campaign organization quickly.
Perry’s “attempts to defend” his actions were incoherent at best. It is his debate performance that has sunk his candidacy. Without the ability to clearly define himself, and defend his record, he dropped quickly in the polls.