Rick Perry Surges To Huge Lead After TWO DAYS As A Candidate

From Rasmussen:

GOP Primary: Perry 29%, Romney 18%, Bachmann 13%
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry, the new face in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has jumped to a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann with the other announced candidates trailing even further behind.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters, taken Monday night, finds Perry with 29% support. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, earns 18% of the vote, while Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who won the high-profile Ames Straw Poll in Iowa on Saturday, picks up 13%.

Rick Perry announced his candidacy on Saturday.

I wrote about my own personal support for him that same day (with that article coming out early Sunday morning).

Two days, and he’s already got the lead in the primaries.

I was hoping Perry would quickly move ahead of Mitt Romney, but who could have dreamed it would happen this quickly?

Rick Perry can unite the conservative-Tea Party-Republican base like no one else in the field.  And Democrats who think they can ignore Perry’s record of creating nearly half the jobs IN ALL AMERICA by trying to morph Perry into George Bush merely because both men happen to be from Texas, they are on the verge of a massive defeat.

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4 Responses to “Rick Perry Surges To Huge Lead After TWO DAYS As A Candidate”

  1. Jojo Says:


    What would be your response to the claims that Texas’ debt has doubled under Perry? I am interested to hear your answer.

    Thanks as always for your efforts!

  2. Michael Eden Says:


    The first thing to recognize is that Rick Perry is THE longest serving governor in America. Twelve years. A lot of things have happened in twelve years. Rick Perry was governor when Clinton’s DotCom bubble broke. That bubble eradicated 78% of the Nasdaq portfolio. That bubble vaporized more than $7.1 TRILLION in American wealth. That bubble caused a severe recession that we tend to forget because 1) liberals are dishonest; and 2) the 9/11 attack was so overwhelming that we forgot the recession we were already in.

    And yes, Rick Perry was governor during the severe recession that Bill Clinton set up by gutting the military and intelligence budgets (leaving us both weak and blind) and by fleeing Somalia with his tail between his legs. That event prompted a man named Osama bin Laden to say that America “was just a paper tiger.”

    9/11 – which was more Clinton’s fault than ANYONE’S bar none and certainly not Rick Perry’s fault at all – caused a TERRIBLE recession.

    No other American governor is still a governor who had to deal with those two events. And that explains a lot when put into context.

    Further, let’s consider why Texas went into debt in the first place.

    Here’s a quote from Politifact (which is a liberal “truthwatcher” site whose conclusions aren’t always so “truthful” said):

    It turns out that transportation is responsible for most of the added debt load under Perry, increasing from basically nothing in 2000 to $11.8 billion outstanding as of Aug. 31 2009. That’s because before 2001, the Texas Department of Transportation lacked the authority to borrow money to pay for road projects. Voters gave it that power in 2001 when they approved a constitutional amendment that Perry supported.

    Was that Rick Perry’s fault that transportation funding got added to the budget for the first time while he was governor? Did he invent the automobile? The lions’ share of Perry’s debt had nothing whatsoever to do with his policies, or with whether they succeeded or failed; it was merely an accounting change that took place while he happened to be there. Texas is a GIANT state, and because of that it’s a LOT harder to develop than the tiny little liberal states in the Northeastern US.

    I would also point out that many of the attack sites against Rick Perry are using old info. A more recent liberal attack site affirms that Perry DID in fact balance the budget, but says he used “gimmicks” to do it:

    Gov. Rick Perry signed a budget that was balanced only through accounting maneuvers, rewriting school funding laws, ignoring a growing population and delaying payments on bills coming due in 2013.

    So we’ve got the left acknoweldging that Perry balanced the budget, but accusing him of using gimmicks.

    To which I respond, Texas doesn’t have to rely on ANYWHERE NEAR the gimmicks that liberal states do. Consider that every single one of California’s budgets “papers over” $500 BILLION in leftwing union government worker pension funds:

    California’s $500-billion pension time bomb
    April 06, 2010|By David Crane

    The staggering amount of unfunded debt stands to crowd out funding for many popular programs. Reform will take something sadly lacking in the Legislature: political courage.

    The state of California’s real unfunded pension debt clocks in at more than $500 billion, nearly eight times greater than officially reported.

    That’s the finding from a study released Monday by Stanford University’s public policy program, confirming a recent report with similar, stunning findings from Northwestern

    So the liberals who are papering over $500 billion are bitching at Rick Perry’s $27 billion, are they?

    They’re hypocrites for even raising this issue.

  3. Jojo Says:

    When it rains it pours…it just goes to show that liberals will even take a figure like “50% of a jobs post recession” and try to spin it. They are quick to rattle off, they are the most uninsured, lowest paid, blah blah blah.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    Democrats hate work and employment. They want high jobless rates so they can put people on welfare, keep them on welfare and then fearmonger them into continuing to vote Democrat lest their welfare be taken away from them.

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