Skip to comments.Rick Perry Endorses Mitt Romney
Posted on 04/25/2012 6:01:44 PM PDT by NoLibZone
Texas Gov. Rick Perry originally endorsed Newt Gingrich as the top candidate after dropping out of the Republican presidential race.
But with Gingrich set to quit the campaign trail, Perry on Wednesday evening gave his support to the probable nominee, Mitt Romney.
"Mitt Romney has earned the Republican presidential nomination through hard work, a strong organization, and [a] disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies from President [Barack] Obama and his administration," Perry said in a statement provided to FOX News Channel.
"So today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in endorsing Mitt Romney for president and pledge to him, my constituents and the Republican Party that I will continue to work hard to help defeat President Obama.
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You and yours ran a lot of Texans away from FR...and you wonder where their money went?
My assumption is that most of them will get bored and exhausted with this within the next few weeks. Watching the last few states award all of their delegates to Mitt, and seeing every conservative icon endorse him and vow to campaign for him will water down the vitriol for sure.
Usually all of the excandidates get on board in the Presidential race..
.Palin is for ABO and has said so IIRC.
Perry would have made a good conservative President..I am so sorry it did not work out.
I then backed Newt..but the money and organization were not there..
If people stay home ..they are forgetting there are many important races downticket..
We can’t just stay home..
I’m not telling anyone how to vote in the Presidential race... except
From what I've observed the tea party movement is reasonably incrementalist and success-oriented.
We spent generations screwing up our country. It will take more than one or two election cycles to unscrew it.
[Then you know how I feel.]
No I don’t, and I have no idea what you really mean. You didn’t care about ‘feelings’ on the Perry threads. We were treated horribly. But that’s past now and you are the first anti Perry person I’ve ever spoke to about it. I’m not hateful and I don’t hold grudges, but we lost a good candidate.
Since the Tea Party is made up of a lot of small business people, they cannot help themselves in being success-oriented. That is what makes a winner.
Bless you, Outlaw Woman.
Thank you. I’ll look for them. :-)
All I know about you is that a lot of people think you’re obnoxious. I
Wrong, he did himself in.
And the leverage we will use to make the OTHER side compromise is...what, exactly? According to your post, we shouldn't try to send any message to the RNC at all because they won't listen to us anyway. Nice defeatist attitude you've got there.
Willard is not a conservative and a poor nominee in my opinion, but people are exaggerating to the extreme when they claim he'd govern like Obama. He simply can't. Romney couldn't be the same liberal as President as he was in Massachusetts even if he wanted to be. He answers to a different constituency now - nationally, a much more conservative constituency.
Huh? And Obama doesn't answer to a national constituency? The President has WIDE latitude to push the agenda and the issues in whatever direction he prefers, because most of the country is out to lunch, or can be persuaded. OBAMA is the one who's restrained from what he wants to do now. Romney will be able to govern exactly as Obama does, if not further left, because he won't have most Republicans in Congress opposing him. Just like Bush Sr. did on tax hikes, when the conservatives like Newt balked, Bush Sr. ignored them, made a coalition of moderate Republicans and Democrats and raised taxes even higher than on his first proposal.
In a 2 party system the vast majority of the voters are going turn out for one of the 2 party's. If our nominee were an actual conservative, you'd have some of the mushy moderate types insisting they will sit out or vote 3rd party. We get this every election cycle and it doesn't amount to a hill of beans. You can stamp your feet, howl at the moon, send angry letters the RNC, it really won't matter.
Doesn't matter except when it does, like with Dole, McCain, Bush Sr., etc.? Liberal and moderate Republicans don't win elections as a general rule. I can't say for sure if that's because the base stayed home, but in Perot's case it was definitely because the base went elsewhere. If a conservative third party choice rose to the level of the debates this year, Obama would be guaranteed reelection. By nominating a liberal like Romney, the GOP leaves that vulnerability wide open. And I would love to see it happen and see their Rominee go down in flames this year, as long as we can make gains in Congress to keep Obama in check. A 3rd party conservative candidate should allow us to get Republican Congressional winners even if Romney loses.
If conservatives stay active and UNIFIED, we can make a difference and perhaps nominate a good candidate next time around.
I agree with that. But first Mitt needs to go down in flames so we get a chance at a conservative in 4 years instead of 8.
Also screaming and wailing about the system doesn't really help. If you angrily announce to the GOP that you won't vote for their nominee, then you become essentially useless to them and they simply pay less attention to you than before.
Makes no sense at all. If enough people protested the GOP, they'd be forced to change and do what conservatives want. You trying to talk down the only strategy that could help conservatives sounds like something a liberal would try to do. You think we should work harder to unify in a primary next time, but you think there's no point in us trying to unify AGAINST the GOP now to make them do what we want? We're just supposed to show up, vote for their handpicked RINO and write them a blank check? I would desperately love to see conservative support for the GOP drop like a rock, driving them down in the polls so I could watch them come back to us begging for votes. Unfortunately Romney is such a proven and obvious liar, we could never believe him if he told us he was making concessions to us.
I agree. There is no one that is as dangerous to our country as Obama has been and will be even worse if he gets a second term.
"Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it."
Well that about says it all.
Perry is the best and was the best, the true conservative. He will continue to make a differnce. It was a honor to vote for him.
You weren’t wrong.
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