Skip to comments.[Vanity] Rick Perry--A Solid VP Choice for Donald Trump
Posted on 06/04/2016 11:31:44 PM PDT by nikos1121
Rick Perry as Trump's VP makes good sense for me. Perry is a solid well vetted Patriotic American who has an excellent track record as former governor of Texas.
Here's why I think he's far and away the best pick for Trump's VP. What do the rest of you think?
Born: 4 March 1950
Birthplace: Paint Creek, Texas
Best known as: The governor of Texas, 2000-2015
Name at birth: James Richard Perry
Graduated from Texas A&M University in 1972 with a degree in animal science.
He was a cargo pilot in the Air Force from 1972-77, and then became a cotton farmer with his father.
Handsome and charismatic, and a fifth-generation Texan, Rick Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1984, from Texas District 64.
In 1989 Perry switched from the Democratic Party to the Republicans, and in 1990 was elected as the state's Agriculture Commissioner, serving for two full terms.
He ran successfully for lieutenant governor in 1998, taking office in 1999 under Governor George W. Bush.
Perry then became governor himself on 21 December 2000, after Bush was elected President of the United States.
Rick Perry was elected in his own right in 2002, and established himself as a favorite of the GOP's right wing.
Rick Perry has been consistently: anti-tax, anti-big government, anti-abortion, pro-business, evangelical, tough on crime (he vetoed a ban on the executions of mentally retarded prisoners in 2002), and an outspoken doubter of global warming.
He was reelected in 2006 and again in 2010; by the time he was succeeded by fellow Republican Greg Abbott in January of 2015, Perry had become the longest-serving governor in Texas history.
On a personal note:
Rick Perry married the former Anita Thigpen in 1982.
They have two children: a son, Griffin, and a daughter, Sydney.
According to the governors official state biography, Perry first met Anita Thigpen at a piano recital during their elementary school years
He was an Eagle Scout and wrote the 2008 book On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts are Worth Fighting For
His hometown, Paint Creek, is a small town near Abilene in Central Texas
Rick Perry is the author of the 2010 book Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington.
Air Force Pilot
Deep Aggie Roots
Eagle Scout Himself
Strong Leader Who Could Step In As President If Need Be
Trump and Perry a Perfect Match
I like Rick Perry a lot.
Perry would be cool by me. Not perfect, but better than most.
I have thought for some time, Perry would be a good choice for VP, and would balance the ticket nicely.
I think he would make a great Secretary of Defense, for VP he will have to debate Oops..
Is that a typo or is this an attack on La Raza rick?
OMG! No way!!
Are you kidding? He only got any notice at all to begin with because he succeeded “W” as governor of Texas. Besides he’s an idiot!
I think he’s more like us, than most politicians, and the fumbling a bit makes him more appealing.
He’s an authentic guy. The kinda person you could have a beer with. I think he and Trump would get along great.
He has all the criteria Trump is looking for, plus he can step in and runs things if need be.
He a true conservative, and would draw in the rest of the ranks.
Trump picks Perry, and the Bushes and Cruz are not going to show up?
He’s also got the name recognition.
He’s definitely under the wire. NO one is talking about him, and yet when you think about him, he sticks out there.
haha... I’ve asked the moderator to correct it.
Is this a joke?
Yes, I think it is.
RE-elected five times. You didn’t vote for him?
He’s a true American Patriot.
I like him alot
Why would you say that?
Is the “pRick Perry” a typo? You can have the mods fix it.
Dude! He was riding W’s coat tails!! He’s an empty suit!!! On the national stage, he’s toast already!!!! Don’t know about you but I don’t care for my toast warmed over that much. Are you kin somehow or what?
They did, but now they’re calling this a vanity when it was well researched, and I think worthy of a Freeper Editorial.
A humorous typo.
How do you get elected five times by riding someone’s coat tails?
He’s accomplished more in the public service arena than ANY of the candidates. He’s beats all of them, even Trump.
He never got traction. The media portrayed him nicely as a buffoon. Romney too.
He’s young, energetic and has a great bio.
Why are you talking about the man like he’s some slug?
That’s better. With my name, Rick, I would not like the “p” inserted in it by mistake.
You’re bad. :-)
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