Governor Rick Perry Rocks New Orleans


Texas Governor Rick Perry lit up the Republican Leadership Conference with a passionate speech that scalded the Obama administration for its big government approach. Perry laid out the Texas way of low taxes, low regulation, tort reform and fiscal responsibility, claiming it was the reason Texas has produced 48% of all the new jobs in the country for the last two years.

Perry went on to say that conservatives should not apoligize for being prolife and for policies friendly to business.

From U.S. Elections News (go here):

Though he chose to be excluded from the Republican Leadership Conference’s Straw Poll Saturday in New Orleans, and has not yet decided whether or not he will be included in the 2012 Presidential race, Texas Governor Rick Perry was reportedly a hot item in the way of campaign buttons at the weekend event.

The Texas Tribune, and several political blogs reported that Perry campaign buttons, and particularly buttons with Perry/Bachmann on them, sold quickly.

In his speech at the conference, Perry gave his solution for the nation’s sluggish economy, a four step process that included;
“1: Don’t spend all the money. 2: Keep the taxes low and under control. 3: Have regulations that are fair and predictable so that business owners know what to expect from one quarter to the next. And 4: Reform the legal system so that frivolous lawsuits don’t paralyze business.”

Perry may not yet be a candidate but he sure is looking and sounding like one:

More video of Perry remarks, go here

Lead Americans to “the safe harbor of American renewal and the shores of American exceptionalism! Let’s anchor them, anchor them in the future of good jobs and a country founded on great ideas.”

Sounds presidential to me. Importantly, Perry understands something that troubles way too many conservatives. As he said in his speech the Left is “Never Going To Like Us, So Let’s Stop Trying To Curry Favor With Them.” Amen.

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Texas native. Conservative small businessman with 31 years experience. Government should roll back the nanny state. No country can tax its way to prosperity. The question isn't who will let me but who will stop me?

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June 19, 2011 12:04 pm

I know a lot of folks down Texas way who can’t stand Perry, but speaking as someone outside looking in, I think he’s a fine candidate. I think he’d make a good President, too.

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June 19, 2011 2:50 pm

The speech was good. He is not a gripping orator, per se, but what he is talking about, which is the exact right tone that grassroots conservatives are dying to hear – in a phrase, “stand up against Washington” – he has in very large part backed up as a governor. As a Texas political insider I am well aware of the issues Perry has here at home. I have not historically been a fan at all of his, and to this day, my enthusiasm is somewhat tempered. The commie media will do their best to exploit these issues, but… Read more »

June 19, 2011 5:23 pm

Deep subject. We can’t be sure how a president-elect will react to every single situation he faces, but even if he/she is a little less conservative on specific issues than we would like, if they have a coterie of advisors, or braintrust available to them to say,” M. President, if you speak or decide in that regard, had you considered how it will affect, x, y or z, or how it infringes or interferes with a,b, or c ?” What I am hoping for between now and then from our guy/gal are statements like “My first act as Pres. will… Read more »

June 20, 2011 12:07 am

I am all in for Perry for a whole host of reasons. I have actually called his campaign headquarters repeatedly and begged. As much as I respect and admire (if for nothing else their sheer guts) the lovely ladies Palin and Bachmann I do not believe either one of them to be electable. Chrisite is not coming in and probably for the same reason which caused Daniels to bow out… he has young children and has watched the LSM savage Palin’s children for four years. If you had young children, would you sign them up for that? The perfect candidate… Read more »

June 20, 2011 5:46 pm

I hope he runs. His speech in NO was really just Reagan with a southern (authentic West Texas that is,) accent. What’s wrong with that? (If he doesnt I’d support Bachmann all the way on her own for Pres too). But with a Perry-Bachmann ticket all the geographical & political bases would be covered, for a tight, solid national campaign and I can already hear the wordprocessers and printers in DC whirring as Obama WH staffer resumes are updated and made ready for the *2012 job market*. P-B would outright destroy Obama and it wouldn’t be pretty. Be still my… Read more »