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(Thomas Jefferson)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Morning Examiner: Perry is the frontrunner by far

On June 4th, 2011, Romney reasserts his belief that humans have contributed to global warming   Today this gem comes out that he has flipped and now makes the environmentalists mad at him.  Anyone with a brain knows he flipped because of the traction that Rick Perry is getting in the polling. Romney is another one of the stick a finger in the wind to see which way it is blowing:
Mitt Romney Flops On Global Warming 
The Green Man  
Two months ago, Mitt Romney said of global warming, “I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that… and so I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.”But then, right wing activists got upset with Romney for expressing the scientific consensus on global warming. They wanted Romney to get ideological on the issue, regardless of matter what scientific research indicated. 
So, today, Mitt Romney caved in. He flopped. He flipped. He said, “Do I think the world’s getting hotter? Yeah, I don’t know that but I think that it is. I don’t know if it’s mostly caused by humans. What I’m not willing to do is spend trillions of dollars on something I don’t know the answer to.”
So, Mitt Romney once said that global warming is caused by humans. Then the right wing radicals asked him to change his mind. Now he says he’s not sure about that. 
Once Mitt Romney said that he supported reducing greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Then the right wing radicals asked him to change his mind. Now Romney says that he doesn’t want to spend to reduce greenhouse gases. 
Given this change, it’s extremely clear where Mitt Romney stands on environmental issues: Wherever the anti-science fringe of the Republican Party tells him to stand.
Maybe this writer should go join the Huntsman for President campaign since Romney disappointed him with his flip flop.  What is it with MA politicians and their flip flopping on issues they were for before they are against?  Do they honestly think that we won't notice?

Nice to know that Senator Inhofe and Governor Perry are right wing radicals because that makes me as well as I fully support the two on their stance on Global Warming and believe Romney is flip flopping to try and get closer to conservative thinking but that's not going to work.  We heard loud and clear what he had to say two months ago.

As some of us have been saying all along, we didn't want anyone in the race for 2012 that ran against McCain in 2008 in the primary starting with Romney.  Except for Ron Paul the rest have been smart enough not to run.  What makes Romney think we have changed our minds about him in four years.  In fact, I like his agenda less today than I did in 2008.

Don't want an east coast elitists in the White House period no matter the party who is tied to Wall Street.  That goes even more for Huntsman who likes Obama better than Republicans.  From This Week
On This Week, during a discussion of presidential politics, the candidacy of Jon Huntsman was briefly mentioned and conservative commentator George Will did not seem too impressed. 
Despite Chrystia Freeland hyping Huntsman as the “darling of elites” and as someone who “talks in complete sentences,” Will cautioned anyone against getting too excited. 
Will described Huntsman as someone who was attempting to emulate Ronald Reagan, but apparently didn’t understand politics like him: 
“In almost every cycle there’s a Republican who appeals to people who don’t really very much like Republicans . . . Mr. Huntsman’s announcement that he would take the high road had a whiff of moral arrogance about it and we will see. He said ‘I’m not going to run down my opponent.’ He stood where Ronald Reagan stood. And when Ronald Reagan stood there in 1980 he said this about his opponent, Jimmy Carter, ‘A litany of despair of broken promises of sacred trusts abandoned and forgotten.’ That’s politics."
Until Governor Perry announced he was running, there seemed to be little energy in the campaign and most people I know were hoping for a game changer with a ton of experience and a personality to get everyone excited.  Less than two weeks ago, Governor Perry announced he was running for office excitement took over the Republican primary as we had a candidate who was not afraid to stand up and say what he means.  He has never been one to stick a finger in the wind to see which way it is blowing.  (understatement)

Cracked up laughing when I saw the headline last night 'Obama team to Texas Democrats: It’s time to start attacking Rick Perry.'  Note to White House:  Texas Democrats have been attacking Governor Perry since his first race as a Republican for Ag Commissioner when he beat Hightower.  They have thrown anything they thought would stick whether true or not and now the Obama people want Texas Dems to do what they have been doing almost on a daily basis for years?  They don't understand Texans:

What started out as an ad campaign slogan for litter was picked up by many Texans telling others not to Mess with Texas.  The Obama White House hoping to score points with Texas Democrats going after Perry is laughable and will only rile up Republicans, Independents, and conservative Dems to support him more.  Does Obama still think he can win Texas?  I was shocked when Obama said he thought he could win Texas.  There are not enough Civil War Veteran votes to put him over the top before Perry got in the race.  With Governor Perry now having announced, no way does Obama even come close.
Morning Examiner: Perry is the frontrunner by far 
By Conn Carroll 
August 25, 2011
There is no question about it. Less than two full weeks after he announced he was in the race, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has solidly established himself as the frontrunner. 
In the month prior to his announcement, Perry trailed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the polls by an average of seven points, 21 percent to 14 percent. But since he got into the race August 13th, three polls have been conducted and all three have Perry up by double-digits over Romney. 
Gallup‘s poll, taken August 17th through the 21st, has Perry up 12 points over Romney, 29-17 percent. A Rasmussen poll conducted August 15th has Perry up 11 points, 29-18 percent. And a August 18th through the 21st Public Policy Polling poll has Perry up by 13 points, 33-20 percent. 
The Gallup poll, released yesterday, is full of more bad news for Romney. Perry beats him in every Republican subgroup except for “East” and “Liberal/Moderate.” Worse, as The New York Times Nate Silver notes, Perry’s numbers have a much better potential for growth. Only two-thirds of Republican voters currently recognize Perry’s name compared to 86 percent for Romney. That means 4 in 10 Republicans who have heard of Perry already have him as their first choice. That is double the fraction for Romney. 
There have not been as many post-announcement polls done at the state level, but Perry has rocketed to first place in PPP’s latest Iowa poll. Despite skipping the Ames Straw Poll, Perry tops Romney 22 to 19 percent with Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., in third at 18 percent. 
According to GOP rules, the first four primary contests are Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Romney better hope his lead in New Hampshire holds or this could end up being a really short race.
Note:  There is a state missing --  first four primary contests are Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.  If the 4th run is Michigan, what a joke.   Turns out it is Nevada not Michigan which brings up the question why unless it is because it is a Western state.
Multiple states, including Arizona, Florida and Michigan, are threatening to hold early primaries in violation of party rules that protect Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina as the first four nominating states. No state other than the first four is allowed to have a caucus or primary contest prior to March 6, 2012. 
Cain was beating Romney in Nevada last month which is interesting that Romney is not winning Nevada.  Now we will see where Perry stacks up in Nevada as we would expect him to do well.

How about a Perry/Cain ticket -- long time Governor with a successful businessman.  We might as well start throwing out VP candidates since everyone else seems to be part of that game.  Herman Cain is a natural born citizen which makes him eligible to be President according to the Constitution.  This site will not ignore the reality of natural born like some sites have been doing.  Rick Perry and the former head of Godfather Pizza -- interesting dynamic.

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