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I’m still in Perry’s corner.

So, I guess Perry has pretty much flubbed the debates, if Jim Geraghty is to be believed. In his Morning Jolt email (and if you don’t get it yet, do it now. It, along with Best of the Web Today, is an email I only miss opening if I’m comatose or residing in the cemetery.)

Anyway, Perry is not a debate king and I don’t care. First, I don’t care because I’ve seen no evidence that Debate Kings make great Presidents. As a matter of fact, I’ve seen no evidence that we’ve ever seen a debate. These candidate line-up interviews don’t count as a debate under any imaginable definition of the term. My contempt for this kind of dog and pony show is such that I have refused to watch any of them thus far so I can’t personally vouch for Perry’s talent, or lack thereof, in the circus.

These “debates” are merely the media’s way of playing the old game, “Let’s You and Him Fight” and deflecting attention from the the failures of their man-god and the issues of the day. The big chatter after the debate was Tardisil [term shamelessly stolen from Ace of Spades] and tuition rates for illegal immigrants. Now go poll the country this question: What activities of the next president concern you the most? See what you get. I’m betting it is something like this:
a) Addressing job growth and unemployment
b) Reducing the deficit
c) Tax reform
d) War
e) Illegal immigration
f) Fixing Social Security and Medicare

Notice what’s missing? Any question about whether or not liquid Tardisil should be forced onto unsuspecting teenage girls; whether or not states should give any kind of tuition breaks to illegal immigration. Not there. They wouldn’t poll 1% if anything else was on the list.

As President, Perry won’t be setting the tuition rates for state schools for any students, illegal or otherwise. He will be responsible for controlling the border and he has said he will. As governor of Texas, he has seen the damage of rampant illegal immigration so I have no reason to doubt that he will do so. As governor, he has absolutely no control over whether or not our immigration laws are enforced or not, yet the media pretends like Texas’s problems with illegals are his fault.

The states are required by judicial rules and federal fiat to provide free k-12 education and the Texas legislature decided to give them the same tuition rates for college as other Texans if they resided in Texas. Yeah? Other than the fact that the feds are not doing anything to stop the influx, is there something in this that I’m supposed to get my panties in a wad over?

He has been the governor of a large state for 10 years and has done a good job of it. If I am deciding on someone to fill a position in my business and I have two choices, one is a slick talker who does a good job spinning, ducking and weaving and the other has a lot of experience and has succeeded at a job very similar in the past, guess who gets the job? Yes, Rick Perry has my vote, and there’s nothing the media can do to distract me from the things that I know about him and about what our country needs at this time.

Queen Hotchibobo
I was born in Saginaw, Michigan, and I grew up in a house on Saginaw Bay. My daddy was a poor, hardworking Saginaw fisherman. Too many times he came home with too little pay. Naw, not really, but it sounds more interesting than the real bio, so there you are.

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  1. Excellent analysis your majesty! There were questions asked of one candidate that I would have dearly loved to hear answered by others on the stage. Isn’t that how a debate works?

    I wasn’t impressed by the back and forth skirmishes between Perry and Romney, I can make my own decisions about their past stances and the weaseling that the squishy one is doing.

    Herman Cain was on fire last night! Even Ron Paul was able to keep his feet on the ground, they must have switched his meds.

  2. It isn’t Perry’s passing of his local dream act that was so offensive last night, it was his LIBERAL talking points on those who disagree with his position, “you don’t have a heart”…yeah Rick, like we conservatives haven’t heard that bitter pill before. He certainly isn’t going to be getting support by attacking those in his own Party who disagree with him…..that dog will definitely not hunt. It I wanted to be attacked by a Republican I would read Karl Rove…lol!

  3. Yes, I think several of the candidates are deserving of support despite their flaws, including Perry. And yes, Bush proved you could be a great President that kills terrorists, keeps us safe after 911, appoints Roberts and Alito and cuts taxes without being able to speak the English language! smile and Perry could be a great one too.

  4. I am a huge fan of Rick Perry’s, and have been since well before the idea of running even began to percolate through his mind.
    He did a pre-debate interview with Hannity and, if I understood it correctly, the Texas State Legislature passed this in-state tuition business by such an overwhelming majority that he couldn’t have successfully vetoed it even if he had been so inclined. Which begs the question why didn’t he just say that? Or, better yet, sieze upon that as an opportunity to point out that he, Rick Perry, listens to the people of Texas by listening to their duly elected representatives, unlike the communist at 1600.
    In his pre-debate interview he looked so nervous… kind of like a boy might look picking up his date for prom and meeting her parents for the first time (I am 65 and waaaay back then it actually mattered what your date’s parents thought of you)… and that was with Hannity who certainly would be considered “friendly”.
    I went *elsewhere*, aka “Ban-demonium”, to watch his speech at the R governors Conference and the man has the ability to be a really serious stem-winder… I think I watched it 3 times and I am not easily impressed. Anyone who saw that knows he can do it… and with such deep conviction and passion. My 30 year old daughter had tears in her eyes listening to him.
    He has simply got to find a way to bring all that conviction to these “alleged” debates. I believe it is what the American people so desperately need and want. I know it is what I am praying for.
    PS:
    IMO Romney = McCain… maybe even worse.

    • I’ll tell you what I’d like to see, I’d like to see a town hall with Perry and a few hundred conservatives for several hours.

      Long enough that it was more like a conversation.

      Of course, the problem is that lots of the questions are just made of stoopid. I’ve been to several town halls for Congressional candidates and for Roy Blunt when he was a Rep and when he was running for Senate.

      There are people who are so stupid that if brains were gasoline (to steal a line from EBurke) they couldn’t drive a pissant’s go cart around the inside of a Cheerio.

      And unfortunately, they very regularly get called on for questions at those deals.

      I am just utterly sick and tired of the media and their games. I want to see some citizen involvement and the media to go sit in the corner and play with themselves.

  5. I think your idea of Perry at serial town halls is outstanding and he should start doing them in Iowa right NOW.
    as an aside, can anyone tell me why that lunatic Ron Paul is even on that stage at all? He is not a Republican and these are the Republican Debates (if you can even call them that)and he is making the entire party seem fringe-y by association.

    • Yes, I wish we could get rid of him and Jon Huntsman. They are both just taking up time that an actual candidate with an actual chance to win could use to give us more information about themselves or their positions.

      Or to spin like a top and evade all questions. There’s always that…

  6. I’m still in Cain’s camp, though I don’t expect him to be nominated.

    I know people are trying to minimize the Gardisil thing but it concerns me in much the same way that things Bush did concerned me. It’s not a communicable disease but Perry felt the need to let government decide something that should be the purview of the individual. If he’s going to do so for something like that, what’s he going to do if he gets hit with what Bush dealt with in August of 2008? Is he going to let the Democrat party tell him what’s necessary and right, which is growing government ever larger?

    That’s what concerns me about Perry.

    We need to shrink government, not grow it and any steps in the direction of growing, even for Gardisil, just push me further and further away.

    I’m not arguing the claims made against the drug but the fact that it was made mandatory.

  1. Excellent analysis your majesty! There were questions asked of one candidate that I would have dearly loved to hear answered by others on the stage. Isn’t that how a debate works?

    I wasn’t impressed by the back and forth skirmishes between Perry and Romney, I can make my own decisions about their past stances and the weaseling that the squishy one is doing.

    Herman Cain was on fire last night! Even Ron Paul was able to keep his feet on the ground, they must have switched his meds.

  2. It isn’t Perry’s passing of his local dream act that was so offensive last night, it was his LIBERAL talking points on those who disagree with his position, “you don’t have a heart”…yeah Rick, like we conservatives haven’t heard that bitter pill before. He certainly isn’t going to be getting support by attacking those in his own Party who disagree with him…..that dog will definitely not hunt. It I wanted to be attacked by a Republican I would read Karl Rove…lol!

  3. Yes, I think several of the candidates are deserving of support despite their flaws, including Perry. And yes, Bush proved you could be a great President that kills terrorists, keeps us safe after 911, appoints Roberts and Alito and cuts taxes without being able to speak the English language! smile and Perry could be a great one too.

  4. I am a huge fan of Rick Perry’s, and have been since well before the idea of running even began to percolate through his mind.
    He did a pre-debate interview with Hannity and, if I understood it correctly, the Texas State Legislature passed this in-state tuition business by such an overwhelming majority that he couldn’t have successfully vetoed it even if he had been so inclined. Which begs the question why didn’t he just say that? Or, better yet, sieze upon that as an opportunity to point out that he, Rick Perry, listens to the people of Texas by listening to their duly elected representatives, unlike the communist at 1600.
    In his pre-debate interview he looked so nervous… kind of like a boy might look picking up his date for prom and meeting her parents for the first time (I am 65 and waaaay back then it actually mattered what your date’s parents thought of you)… and that was with Hannity who certainly would be considered “friendly”.
    I went *elsewhere*, aka “Ban-demonium”, to watch his speech at the R governors Conference and the man has the ability to be a really serious stem-winder… I think I watched it 3 times and I am not easily impressed. Anyone who saw that knows he can do it… and with such deep conviction and passion. My 30 year old daughter had tears in her eyes listening to him.
    He has simply got to find a way to bring all that conviction to these “alleged” debates. I believe it is what the American people so desperately need and want. I know it is what I am praying for.
    PS:
    IMO Romney = McCain… maybe even worse.

    • I’ll tell you what I’d like to see, I’d like to see a town hall with Perry and a few hundred conservatives for several hours.

      Long enough that it was more like a conversation.

      Of course, the problem is that lots of the questions are just made of stoopid. I’ve been to several town halls for Congressional candidates and for Roy Blunt when he was a Rep and when he was running for Senate.

      There are people who are so stupid that if brains were gasoline (to steal a line from EBurke) they couldn’t drive a pissant’s go cart around the inside of a Cheerio.

      And unfortunately, they very regularly get called on for questions at those deals.

      I am just utterly sick and tired of the media and their games. I want to see some citizen involvement and the media to go sit in the corner and play with themselves.

  5. I think your idea of Perry at serial town halls is outstanding and he should start doing them in Iowa right NOW.
    as an aside, can anyone tell me why that lunatic Ron Paul is even on that stage at all? He is not a Republican and these are the Republican Debates (if you can even call them that)and he is making the entire party seem fringe-y by association.

    • Yes, I wish we could get rid of him and Jon Huntsman. They are both just taking up time that an actual candidate with an actual chance to win could use to give us more information about themselves or their positions.

      Or to spin like a top and evade all questions. There’s always that…

  6. I’m still in Cain’s camp, though I don’t expect him to be nominated.

    I know people are trying to minimize the Gardisil thing but it concerns me in much the same way that things Bush did concerned me. It’s not a communicable disease but Perry felt the need to let government decide something that should be the purview of the individual. If he’s going to do so for something like that, what’s he going to do if he gets hit with what Bush dealt with in August of 2008? Is he going to let the Democrat party tell him what’s necessary and right, which is growing government ever larger?

    That’s what concerns me about Perry.

    We need to shrink government, not grow it and any steps in the direction of growing, even for Gardisil, just push me further and further away.

    I’m not arguing the claims made against the drug but the fact that it was made mandatory.

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