"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Welcome to the Governor Perry for President blog today!

Seriously, right after I had finished posting, an email came from Newsmax with these comments from John Fund which fit in perfectly with my saying the east coast media doesn't understand this part of the Country and they shouldn't  underestimate Rick Perry:

John Fund: Don’t Underestimate Rick Perry
June 12, 2011

After repeatedly disavowing interest in running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has sparked speculation about a White House campaign with his recent comment that he is going to “think about” running.

And Wall Street Journal commentator John Fund says his potential candidacy should be taken seriously.

Perry has planned four out-of-state political trips this month and is replacing Donald Trump as a speaker at a dinner for New York Republicans on June 14, Fund reports.

He vetoed a bill that would have required online merchants to collect sales tax from Texas residents, a move that pleased anti-tax groups. And he has proposed a budget that calls for a $15 billion cut in state spending over the next two years. Fund notes that cuts of that size are “sweet music indeed” for Republican primary voters.

Perry assumed office in 2000 and is the longest-serving current U.S. governor.

Fund acknowledges that a Perry run for president “seems implausible,” since he has not even formed an exploratory committee or raised any money for a federal campaign.

“But as the liberal Texas Tribune points out, Mr. Perry shouldn’t be underestimated,” Fund observes.

That paper noted that Perry has never lost an election, clobbering Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in the 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary, and his state is responsible for the great bulk of the nation’s new private-sector jobs.

Fund observes, “Perry knows how to play the base of the Republican Party like a finely tuned musical instrument.”
We admit there is no exploratory committee but you do those to see if there is interest in your running and if you can raise money.  Why would Rick Perry have to gauge interest as he is being asked by Governors, members of Congress, CA Reps started a Draft Perry movement, and a lot of Republicans are asking him to run.  As for fundraising, the minute he announces he has set up a candidate committee to accept donations, he will be receiving large, medium, and small donations from across the Country.  He knows he has some of the biggest fundraisers already on board if he runs.  He has name recognition across the Country.  In fact, think some Governors would like to see him as President to keep from taking their jobs, but Lt Governor Dewhurst is waiting in the wings to take over where Perry leaves off.

"Run Rick Run" is something I am hearing from various places.  Perry gets in the race and we have a new energetic campaign that will give Obama and the Democrats nightmares.

Have a terrific rest of the weekend.  This was the day to post on why Rick Perry would be a terrific candidate for President and get you up to speed.  If you have a chance visit, Draft Rick Perry 2012 and leave your two cents why he should run for President.

1 comment:

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