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A Moment About Adults In The Room, If You Please

As a former RedState Contributing Editor, and having loved almost every second I held the post, I can honestly say that nothing would warm my heart more than to hear news that Rick Perry announced his intentions to seek the Republican nomination for President in 2012 at this year’s RedState Gathering in SC. And, according to Politico that just may very well be precisely what happens:

Rick Perry intends to use a speech in South Carolina on Saturday to make clear that he’s running for president, POLITICO has learned.

According to two sources familiar with the plan, the Texas governor will remove any doubt about his White House intentions during his appearance at a RedState conference in Charleston.

It’s uncertain whether Saturday will mark a formal declaration, but Perry’s decision to disclose his intentions the same day as the Ames straw poll — and then hours later make his first trip to New Hampshire — will send shock waves through the race and upend whatever results come out of the straw poll.

Can I take a minute to opine on this possibility?

We have a President in office right now, whose black-ness none of us were supposed to notice (even though the first-time-ness of such a thing was why we were supposed to vote for him), while we are looking back now on a terribly bad idea; “hey! here’s a thought…let’s elect a guy with no executive experience to the (back then) most powerful position on the planet even though his only political background is rooted in being an anti-government LOCAL inner city activist because, well, it’s time we finally broke the last racial barrier in our ugly racial history.”

How’d that work out for us? Are we happy with the decision to put a guy in charge of a troubled country at a time like no other in modern history whose only understanding of “governance” was that he was a self-proclaimed expert at knowing how it looks when it’s not working?

I sure as hell am not…nor are nearly 50% of the rest of us. He had no business being IN that job, he has no business STAYING in that job, and WE have no business being this stupid, again, in 2012: we need someone who actually KNOWS the job and what it takes to get it done. Cue Rick Perry.

I will admit that he is not my first choice, but I say so-honestly-for strictly personal reasons that mean little in the face of such national catastrophe. I moved to Texas just in time to see W get hired for the White House gig, and lived the next 10 years under a Governor named Rick Perry. I met him, in fact, on two separate occasions – up close and personal – so I know a little about the man. Some good, some not so good, but even the worst of my issues with Perry PALE in comparison to those on my Obama list. This is no contest… I will gladly pull the lever for Perry in 2012. Hell, I may even write nice things about him along the way.

THERE-I said it.

See, here’s the thing. We need someone that has run a budget, had employees, managed multiple organizations, commanded a militia (using old but still really cool terms to mean State Guard units) and hell…especially in Perry’s case…been willing to piss off foreign dignitaries when necessary to make sure the interests of his citizens in his State were held in higher regard than those of the problematic needs of citizens OUTSIDE his state.

We only have a couple candidates – in, or considering getting in – that meet this criteria…but don’t you think it’s about time we toss the teenagers, and put the grownups back in charge?

We had our fun. We lined this character up (even though he’s done nothing to earn it except showing up to work every day) for a long rich life of speeches and books and talk shows and despicable pension income, medical coverage, and Secret Service security for the rest of his [redacted] life…hell…maybe they’ll even give him a CNN spot…but really now. We’ve been there and done that now, and Perry getting in this race gives me hope of a future that might…JUST might…actually have adults doing all the talking again.

I can dream, can’t I?

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haystackhttp://unwashedphilosopher@gmail.com
There's not much to say... I come from a long line of Appalachian folk that landed in America long before flipping off the King was even a twinkle in the eyes of our founding fathers. We have been Carpenters and coal miners... Soldiers & Sailors and pig farmers and Sunday morning circuit-riding preachers. Hell, I'm told we have even been fairly decent bootleggers too.

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  1. Governor Perry wouldn’t be my first choice either, but yer dang tootin’ I’ll give him my vote against ANY Democrat and many so-called Republicans.

    One thing though, most of my people, you know, Teh Eeeeevil Jooooooooooos.

    That itty-bitty prayin’ ta Hay-Zeus thing the other day is gonna send that 78% headlong back to the left and the media will make damn sure it happens.

    Trust me. I know from where I speak.

    Cheers !

    Kenny Solomon
    Tea-Partying Terrorist Hobbit.
    Reaganhu Akhbar !

  2. Only been 3 senators so far who have won the job of POTUS: Harding, Kennedy and our current occupier of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Most have been governors or military men, good or bad.

    This speaks volumes in my book, for all the reasons haystack says.

    And I agree with EPU Perry can be our best hope of taking this country back.

    FYI I had my pic taken with Perry last year at RSG. “Just the 2 of us” as the song goes.”

  3. I have my problems with anyone who has been a Governor of a major state 10 years and has started to admit to himself he must be good at it (the politics/reelection thing, that is). OTOH I don’t get why some conservatives are so nit picky with Perry. Remember he has been in a for-real Tenth Amendment war against Obama the last two years, fought economically and legally in the courts the last two years. (Oh throw in taking on the UN and ambassador of Mexico also – not all governors get to that level of conflict) Not even Jindahl whom we all love has been in the trenches like this guy. When he has enemy powder burn, smoke and bullet holes all over his jacket, why should anyone question his conservative street cred?

  4. Given the state of everything in the race right now, Perry is definitely my first choice. As a matter of fact, I showed my family his picture right here on my little ‘puter screen the other day and said, “That right there. That’s the next President of the United States.”

    Speak truth to power.

  1. Governor Perry wouldn’t be my first choice either, but yer dang tootin’ I’ll give him my vote against ANY Democrat and many so-called Republicans.

    One thing though, most of my people, you know, Teh Eeeeevil Jooooooooooos.

    That itty-bitty prayin’ ta Hay-Zeus thing the other day is gonna send that 78% headlong back to the left and the media will make damn sure it happens.

    Trust me. I know from where I speak.

    Cheers !

    Kenny Solomon
    Tea-Partying Terrorist Hobbit.
    Reaganhu Akhbar !

  2. Only been 3 senators so far who have won the job of POTUS: Harding, Kennedy and our current occupier of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Most have been governors or military men, good or bad.

    This speaks volumes in my book, for all the reasons haystack says.

    And I agree with EPU Perry can be our best hope of taking this country back.

    FYI I had my pic taken with Perry last year at RSG. “Just the 2 of us” as the song goes.”

  3. I have my problems with anyone who has been a Governor of a major state 10 years and has started to admit to himself he must be good at it (the politics/reelection thing, that is). OTOH I don’t get why some conservatives are so nit picky with Perry. Remember he has been in a for-real Tenth Amendment war against Obama the last two years, fought economically and legally in the courts the last two years. (Oh throw in taking on the UN and ambassador of Mexico also – not all governors get to that level of conflict) Not even Jindahl whom we all love has been in the trenches like this guy. When he has enemy powder burn, smoke and bullet holes all over his jacket, why should anyone question his conservative street cred?

  4. Given the state of everything in the race right now, Perry is definitely my first choice. As a matter of fact, I showed my family his picture right here on my little ‘puter screen the other day and said, “That right there. That’s the next President of the United States.”

    Speak truth to power.

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