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Rick Perry rebound in Iowa: Assisted by veterans?
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12-14-2011 | Liz Marlantes

Posted on 12/14/2011 6:07:52 PM PST by smoothsailing

Rick Perry rebound in Iowa: Assisted by veterans?

Polls show Rick Perry gaining ground and Newt Gingrich weakening in Iowa. Why Rick Perry may be picking up the vet vote.

By Liz Marlantes, DCDecoder / December 14, 2011

Lots of news stories today about how the race to win Iowa is still wide open. The New York Times’ Nate Silver takes a whirl through the polling data and says any of five candidates could plausibly win. And Politico’s Maggie Haberman reports that internal poll numbers from the Mitt Romney and Rick Perry camps show Newt Gingrich’s lead in Iowa is indeed slipping.

Interestingly, she also quotes a “veteran GOP caucus-watcher” as saying:

“Watch Rick Perry. He’s going for a top three finish, and that could be to Romney’s expense.”

We’ve found ourselves wondering about Perry, who’s kicking off a 42-city Iowa bus tour today. Notably, two recent Iowa polls have shown a slight uptick in Perry’s support. In particular, an American Research Group (ARG) poll released yesterday (Tuesday) showed him gaining 8 points...

...And despite some intense Internet mockery, Perry’s “Strong” ad - where he criticizes the fact that gay soldiers can serve openly in the military while children can’t celebrate Christmas in school - may be generating some traction in the state.

In particular, Decoder is now wondering if the ad’s appeal was actually two-fold - going beyond Christian conservatives to another potentially powerful voting bloc: veterans...

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: iowa; maggiehaberman; mittromney; natesilver; newtgingrich; perryastroturfing; rickperry
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1 posted on 12/14/2011 6:07:59 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: shield

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2 posted on 12/14/2011 6:08:47 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Iowans are coming to their senses


3 posted on 12/14/2011 6:09:58 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: smoothsailing

Don’t forget about the strike force......


4 posted on 12/14/2011 6:10:59 PM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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To: smoothsailing

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/2cd51d335b/bad-lip-reading-rick-perry-s-strong-ad


5 posted on 12/14/2011 6:11:25 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: smoothsailing

Go Rick Perry. Take at least a few votes from LRon. Please.


6 posted on 12/14/2011 6:11:25 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: americanophile

Feel better now?


7 posted on 12/14/2011 6:12:52 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: americanophile; mylife

"I betcha I could eat a grimy squirrel on a windshield"

OORAH! That's what I'm talkin' about! Gig 'em Rick!
8 posted on 12/14/2011 6:18:10 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
he criticizes the fact that gay soldiers can serve openly in the military while children can’t celebrate Christmas in school - may be generating some traction in the state.

And there's not a damn thing wrong with him noting that fact. Welcome back Rick! Go for the throats.

9 posted on 12/14/2011 6:20:30 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE 'ECONOMIC FREEDOM'! NO more 0bamao!)
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To: smoothsailing

I have no loyalties. My vote can be lobbied by the following three candidates: Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann or Rick Santorum.


10 posted on 12/14/2011 6:20:44 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: smoothsailing
I'd prefer a few baked in a pie. ☺
11 posted on 12/14/2011 6:21:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: smoothsailing

Newt is not gonna do it. Rooting for Rick!


12 posted on 12/14/2011 6:22:03 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: americanophile; smoothsailing; mylife
Newt's
13 posted on 12/14/2011 6:22:55 PM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
And there's not a damn thing wrong with him noting that fact. Welcome back Rick! Go for the throats.

You're exactly right. Heck, all he's doing is telling the truth. That terrifies the left but they're not gonna vote for him anyway.

14 posted on 12/14/2011 6:24:09 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: BunnySlippers

Rick has the right idea.
Boots on the ground!


15 posted on 12/14/2011 6:27:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: writer33

When is the primary where you vote?


16 posted on 12/14/2011 6:27:24 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Perry got right in Obama's face on the tarmac in Texas a few months back. He took it right to the boy kings face.

As far as the veterans? He has had them behind him from the beginning.

17 posted on 12/14/2011 6:29:38 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: smoothsailing

If Iowans give us Paul, Newt, or Romney, these primary voters should be considered morons, and Republican candidates should skip the Iowa caucuses next time around.


18 posted on 12/14/2011 6:33:48 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: smoothsailing

March 6


19 posted on 12/14/2011 6:34:55 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: smoothsailing

Veterans along with households with veterans maybe sway 20% of the conservative vote. The Pew typology survey put “Enterprisers”...essentially Reagan Republicans...as most likely to have served. Maybe this is a good strategy short term but Perry is no Reagan. Who actually supported Reagan in 1976..Paul did, perhaps Newt...that’s about it I think.


20 posted on 12/14/2011 6:44:16 PM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: smoothsailing; mylife

What mylife said, “March 6.” It may or may not be critical by then. However, it’s early enough that it could make a difference.


21 posted on 12/14/2011 6:45:26 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: isthisnickcool
Perry got right in Obama's face on the tarmac in Texas a few months back. He took it right to the boy kings face.

El Paso


22 posted on 12/14/2011 6:47:16 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

One can only hope. A top three would be a huge victory for Governor Rick.


23 posted on 12/14/2011 6:48:34 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: writer33; mylife
What mylife said, “March 6.”

Bachmann and Santorum will most likely be gone by then, so I'm marking you down as a Perry vote. :)

24 posted on 12/14/2011 6:52:05 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Steelfish

Sure hope so. It’s starting to look good.


25 posted on 12/14/2011 6:53:11 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Kind of funny using that graphic. If you remember, Rommel (or at least “Rommel’s plan”) was in the process of getting his ass kicked when Patton says that. Hmmm...


26 posted on 12/14/2011 6:54:33 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: smoothsailing

If they are gone by then, you can mark me down as a Perry vote. That’s a given at that point.


27 posted on 12/14/2011 6:55:44 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: lahargis
Don’t forget about the strike force......

500-700 folks the last I heard!

28 posted on 12/14/2011 6:55:58 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: lahargis
Bachmann's

Mitt's

Paul's

Cain;s

Is that everyone now? Can we move on to reality?
29 posted on 12/14/2011 6:58:33 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Sudetenland

I actually liked Perry’s.


30 posted on 12/14/2011 7:01:03 PM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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To: writer33

Generally there is a nominee long before they get to our vote.


31 posted on 12/14/2011 7:03:31 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: lahargis

I like them all. They are all very funny.


32 posted on 12/14/2011 7:04:22 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Hugin
Kind of funny using that graphic.

There is a subtle irony to it, but Patton isn't running for President. :)

Patton was complimenting Rommel on his strategy and tactics, IIRC. "Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!"

33 posted on 12/14/2011 7:08:53 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: mylife

If we don’t have a clear nominee and Perry’s still haning around, chalk me up then. If it’s Gingrich and Romney, I’ll have to hold my nose and vote.


34 posted on 12/14/2011 7:08:53 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; jonrick46; deepbluesea; TexMom7; potlatch; SunkenCiv; wolfcreek; BuckeyeTexan; ...
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35 posted on 12/14/2011 7:11:15 PM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: MSF BU

Perry was one of the Reagan Democrats, he voted for Reagan both times.


36 posted on 12/14/2011 7:15:29 PM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: smoothsailing

And I poo’d in space!

LOL


37 posted on 12/14/2011 7:18:49 PM PST by TexMom7
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To: writer33

Then you are smart enough to know a Conservative when you see one.

I agree.

But I’m voting for Perry!


38 posted on 12/14/2011 7:20:37 PM PST by TexMom7
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To: TexMom7

If by the time to get here to Texas, we’re down to Gingrich, Romney and Perry, it’s a no-brainer at that point.


39 posted on 12/14/2011 7:25:12 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: shield; devolve; smoothsailing; All
 
We Wish You A Perry Christmas

 


40 posted on 12/14/2011 7:28:00 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: isthisnickcool
That's right and he gave him his plan to secure the border which Obama ignored. Looked him in the eye and told him what needed to be done.
41 posted on 12/14/2011 7:34:00 PM PST by TexMom7
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To: MSF BU
Maybe this is a good strategy short term but Perry is no Reagan.

Maybe? Heck, having the support of veterans is always a good thing.

As for Perry being no Reagan, well of course.

Only Reagan could do Reagan, and he did it damn good!

42 posted on 12/14/2011 7:36:10 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Sorry. Did not see you posted same pic earlier.


43 posted on 12/14/2011 7:41:37 PM PST by TexMom7
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To: smoothsailing; All

"Strong" - over SIX MILLION views in a week! ... and still going! Go Rick Go!!!


44 posted on 12/14/2011 7:48:27 PM PST by Quicksilver (nominate Rick Perry - defeat Obama - overhaul Washington!)
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To: TexMom7

That’s OK, it’s worth posting twice! The contrast between the two is stunning. It’s obvious who the determined leader is, and it’s obvious who the posing phony is.


45 posted on 12/14/2011 7:51:50 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

46 posted on 12/14/2011 7:52:06 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: potlatch

Well done! :-D


47 posted on 12/14/2011 7:54:24 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: potlatch

That’s Great, potlatch! :o)


48 posted on 12/14/2011 7:56:03 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Steelfish

From your keyboard to Iowans eyes.


49 posted on 12/14/2011 7:56:03 PM PST by marty60
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To: Steelfish

From your keyboard to Iowans eyes.


50 posted on 12/14/2011 7:56:03 PM PST by marty60
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