Skip to comments.Perry’s reintroduction continues
Posted on 11/24/2011 8:55:41 AM PST by shield
The telegenic Texan took two steps forward sitting in the center chair on Fox Monday evening. One step backward too alas, but more about that in a bit.
Gov Perry was relaxed and alert as he fielded a variety of questions. He smartly used his answers to remind conservatives why they should consider him.
This is a man who is a quick study and a formidable politician. Instead of just Texas this and Texas that he pointed out that the Lone Star state all by its lonesome is the 13th largest economy in the world. A nice way to pivot into what will be the big issue in 2012 without sounding provincial.
Zero-based foreign aid will not only warm conservative innards, it will play well as part of the spending argument. And he noted the UN can expect a zero-budget starting point. Long overdue and just hearing it made me smile. Asked about Pakistans aid Perry demonstrated gasp..nuance. He noted Pakistan is a difficult problem not the least because it has nukes. Nice answer.
Perry showed another vote-winning quality when he took ownership of his infamous no heart comment regarding those who disagree with in-state tuition for illegals in Texas. That comment, he said, was just wrong; and added that his wife gave him hell for it after the debate. But he didnt leave it there. He promised the southern border will be closed period a year after he takes office should he be elected. A panel member asked how this would affect the GOPs Hispanic vote. Perrys reply was politically astute to say the least. The Hispanics in this country are concerned like the rest of us with jobs and the economy. Closing the border, he added, will be understood as a matter of national security.
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Of course not. :D
Perry is all about working together, for the good of all.
(working together with illegal immigrants, that is...)
Isn’t Cain’s answer to illegal aliens ( “Deportations are a HUGE waste of taxpayer money as people can walk back in.. They deport someone using $$$$$ in taxpayer money and 2 weeks later that person is back.. Makes no sense to me..”)?
Cain says close the border first.
Perry says he would have the border closed in one year if elected. No GOP candidate has a solid solution at this time, on what to do with the illegal immigrants until the border is closed. It is a huge, complicated problem.
There you go again.
Simple enough: Electric fence...
(go Cain!) :D
You are brainless in additon to heartless.
You forgot the machine gun nests and the alligator filled moat. ;)
Funny how Cains stance on the border reflects Perry’s now that he has had to walk back his flippant BS plan.
I recall a Texan not so long ago, calling me a “vigilante” for supporting a border fence.
Do you support a fence?
Or do you support the Zetas?...
Yeah and I recall one of those so called vigilantes, Jim Gilchrist saying he supports Perry.
I have news for you, illegal immigration is not the worst problem this country faces. What is the worst problem is the out of control feds who step over their boundaries in controlling everything in our lives while neglecting their few truly constitutional duties.
Perry gets it, unfortunately the anti-immigration yahoos don’t.
Nobody supports the Zetas.
Well, maybe the Mexican Government.
Perry worked hard to establish foreign connections --with Mexico, the Third World, ACORN, Islam, China, and so on.
Too bad all those connections turned toxic. Perry was left high and dry (sniffle).
It's dam hard remaking yourself a saleable commodity to voters at the last minute. But Perry has plenty of money to do the job----he entererd the race with three PACs (that we know of) teeming with money.
All he has to do is wire Mexico or Islam when he needs more (/snix).
Very good response.
I was one of those vigilantes.
When I lived in Az, we used to patrol the border regularly. Armed.
Now it is illegal to be carrying a gun in the national forest.
That may have changed with that bill that allows carry in national parks.
It was a nice change of pace. Happened time and time again. Perry musta been scared silly to try something he hadn't rehearsed 24/7. The viewer kept waiting for it.......just to see the look on P-doofus' face. ROTFL.
And get this---Perry even tried a Reaganesque, "There you go again."
That cost Perry bigtime----daring to imitate The Gipper-----showed Perry in one post-debate poll at zero per cent.
I call BS!
Produce the poll, troll!
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