Skip to comments.Rick Perry rebound in Iowa: Assisted by veterans?
Posted on 12/14/2011 6:07:52 PM PST by smoothsailing
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 Politicos Maggie Haberman reports that internal poll numbers from the Mitt Romney and Rick Perry camps show Newt Gingrichs lead in Iowa is indeed slipping.
Interestingly, she also quotes a veteran GOP caucus-watcher as saying:
Watch Rick Perry. Hes going for a top three finish, and that could be to Romneys expense.
Weve found ourselves wondering about Perry, whos kicking off a 42-city Iowa bus tour today. Notably, two recent Iowa polls have shown a slight uptick in Perrys support. In particular, an American Research Group (ARG) poll released yesterday (Tuesday) showed him gaining 8 points...
...And despite some intense Internet mockery, Perrys Strong ad - where he criticizes the fact that gay soldiers can serve openly in the military while children cant celebrate Christmas in school - may be generating some traction in the state.
In particular, Decoder is now wondering if the ads appeal was actually two-fold - going beyond Christian conservatives to another potentially powerful voting bloc: veterans...
(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...
Iowans are coming to their senses
Don’t forget about the strike force......
Go Rick Perry. Take at least a few votes from LRon. Please.
Feel better now?
And there's not a damn thing wrong with him noting that fact. Welcome back Rick! Go for the throats.
I have no loyalties. My vote can be lobbied by the following three candidates: Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann or Rick Santorum.
Newt is not gonna do it. Rooting for Rick!
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.
Rick has the right idea.
Boots on the ground!
When is the primary where you vote?
As far as the veterans? He has had them behind him from the beginning.
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.
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.
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