"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
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(Thomas Jefferson)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Perry Watch: Texas governor gets rave reviews on Broadway

This article nails it because for weeks we have been hearing how the people of New York would not be open to Texas Governor Rick Perry running for President.  All of a sudden that has changed as  comments from people at the event last night were very positive for Perry.  Could it be the fact that these are real people talking not pundits who are part of the Obama media?  Whatever the reason, Gov Perry had a great visit to New York City.  Would bet New Yorkers are going to see more of Rick Perry in the months ahead.

We are also learning that 20 Arkansas Legislators have endorsed Gov Perry to run for President.  Contact:  ArkansansforRickPerry@gmail.com , 501-420-4030 phone 

The Hispanic Republican Conference of Texas of which El Paso's state Rep. Dee Margo is a member, announced today that they will try to encourage Gov. Rick Perry to run for President.  The HRC touted itself as "the first political organization in the nation to endorse his candidacy."

Ads for Gov Perry in New Hampshire

The Draft Perry movement is in full swing. 

Perry Watch: Texas governor gets rave reviews on Broadway

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You might not think that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s hard-charging brand of conservatism would play well in Manhattan, the last bastion of the moderate Rockefeller Republicans.

But you’d be wrong.

Perry’s performance at the New York County Republicans’ annual Lincoln Day fundraising gala drew unanimous raves from the diverse crowd, including a few closet moderates.

Here’s a collection of reaction from Republicans in attendance at the New York dinner:

Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive:

“We in New York need to be more like Texas. The jobs are being created in Texas. In New York we’ve been going downhill for way too long. I cite states like Texas that we have to be more like.”

“I, for one, hope that Gov. Perry puts his name in the ring for president. We need straight talkers.”

Phil Caracci, district leader, 74th Assembly District North, New York City:

“He knows what he wants, he knows what he’s done, he’s able to communicate that and he gets his following that way. If not this time, next time. I suspect we’ll see him in the national spotlight soon”

Bryan Cooper, district leader, Assembly District 74 South, New York City:

“He is saying the right things right now. The question is, is he going to run for president? From his speech right now, I don’t think that he will, (though) we would like him to. If he runs for president, Barack Obama’s history.”

Susan Levy, attorney in New York City:

“I really appreciate his values. He really brought back core principles that the Empire State is built on. We want to balance our budget the way he has.”

Ed Cox, New York State Republican Chairman:

“I dated Tricia (Nixon) for eight years. Rick Perry dated Anita for 16 years. She must be something.”

“He is focused as governor on creating a Texas of unlimited opportunity and prosperity … He is an experienced leader — a principled leader, a champion of fiscal discipline.”

Isabel Pena, district leader, 74th New York Assembly District South:

“He seems to be in touch with his constituents. I think it’s important for the Republicans to get this good an exposure; we’re really not that far from the middle ground.”

Melanie Hague-Scala, member of Albano Republican Club in New York City:

“The people of Texas like him a lot. The Republicans are out there and we really need to step up to the plate again. We have to change our name and if it takes someone from Texas to do that, I say bring it on.”

Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels and a radio talk show host, New York City:

“Do us a favor: Don’t secede from the Union. We need Texas. The heartland of America runs through Texas. Thank God it doesn’t run through San Francisco or New York.”

“People here in New York like throughout the rest of the country are looking for leadership…You would not only play well here, you would hit the ball out of the park.”

Source:  blog.chron.com

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