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I’m Backing Governor Rick Perry For President

August 14, 2011

Many (myself included) have thought that Rick Perry would run for president.

Today he made it official.  The governor from Texas is running for president.  And I believe he will be the next president of the United States.

Here’s Rick Perry’s website.  It’s pretty nice.

Here’s an article on Rick Perry that I hope will make you support him, also.  Among a lot of other facts, it contains this chart:

And here’s an article on his announcement:

Texas Governor Rick Perry launches presidential bid
By Harriet McLeod | Reuters – August 13, 2011

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – Republican Rick Perry, the conservative governor of Texas, on Saturday declared himself a candidate for president with a blistering attack on Democratic President Barack Obama.
“I realize that the United States of America really is the last great hope of mankind,” Perry said, as he accused Obama of imperiling America’s standing in the world with “disastrous economic policies” and the “incoherent muddle that they call foreign policy.”
Delivering a speech to about 700 conservative activists in South Carolina, Perry, 61, touted his job creation record in Texas and promised to reduce taxes, business regulations and the overall role of government in people’s lives. He said leaders in Washington have lacked courage and Obama’s policies have “prolonged our national misery, not alleviated it.”
“Mr. President, let us tell you something. You cannot win the future by selling America off to foreign creditors. We cannot afford four more years of this rudderless leadership,” Perry said.
Perry’s entry shakes up the race for the Republican nomination to face Obama in the November 2012 general election. Opinion polls indicate Perry already is close on the heels of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the early Republican front-runner.
Perry, who caused a stir in 2009 when he openly pondered his state’s secession from the United States, was sharply critical of what he called an overbearing federal government.
“As Americans we realize that there is no taxpayer money that wasn’t first earned by the sweat and toil of one of our citizens,” said Perry, drawing a loud round of cheers and applause from the hundreds of people who packed into a Charleston hotel to hear him speak.
“That’s why we reject this president’s unbridled fixation on taking more money out of wallets and pocketbooks of American families and employers and giving it to a central government,” he said.
“Spreading the wealth punishes success while setting America on course for greater dependency on government.”
Perry’s candidacy could steal support from fellow conservative Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann, replacing her as Romney’s top rival and potentially bridging the gap between the party’s establishment center and right-wing activists.
The three-term Texas governor is an opponent of abortion rights and gay marriage. He is considered a strong fund-raiser.
Perry seized on the fact that the U.S. credit rating was downgraded this month by a leading rating agency following the contentious deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling this month.
“The fact is for nearly three years President Obama has been downgrading American jobs, he’s been downgrading our standing in the world, he’s been downgrading our financial stability, he’s been downgrading our confidence and downgrading the hope for a better future for our children,” Perry said.
He also blasted Obama’s foreign policy.
“Our president has insulted our friends and he’s encouraged our enemies, thumbing his nose at traditional allies like Israel,” Perry said.
“It’s pretty simple. We’re going to stand with those who stand with us. And we will vigorously defend our interest. And those who threaten our interest, harm of citizens, we will simply not be scolding you. We will defeat you,” he said.
The announcement by Perry, who has made his deep Christian faith a big part of his public image, came one week after he led a seven-hour religious rally in Houston to pray for America, a nation he described as “in crisis.”
He put his religious faith on display on Saturday. He asked his audience to remember the U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan last week when their helicopter was shot down by militants. “Just take a moment to say, ‘Thank you Lord that we have those kind of selfless, sacrificial men and women,'” Perry said.
Perry said his state has “the strongest economy in the nation” and that since June 2009 Texas, home to less than 10 percent of the U.S. population, has been responsible for more than 40 percent of all of the new jobs created in America.
“He’s telling us what we see as the lost promise of America,” said Richard Atwater, 67 and retired, who lives in Tupelo, Mississippi, following Perry’s speech.
“He’s a true conservative,” added Paul Holmes of Grand Prairie, Texas.
Perry could draw comparisons to George W. Bush, the last Texas governor in the White House, raising the possibility of “Texas fatigue” among voters.
Raised on a west Texas farm, Perry has never lost an election. After a stint in the Air Force, he rose through the ranks of Texas politics from the House of Representatives to agriculture commissioner, lieutenant governor and then governor in 2000 when Bush left for the White House.
(Editing by Will Dunham and Tom Brown)

Here are the articles I’ve written which ought to help explain why he’s my guy in chronological order:

Proof That Republican Economic Policies Work Just FINE: Conservative-Friendly Texas Created 38% Of ALL U.S. Jobs In 2010

Hey, ‘Republicans Drove Us Into A Ditch’ Liberals, Put THIS Into Your Pipe and Smoke It: Conservative Economic Principles RULE In Texas

Want To Know How To Balance The Budget And Have Full Employment? Ask Republicans Who Are DOING It

Basically, Rick Perry knows how to run a successful economy.  And you can know that because as the longest-serving governor of one of the largest states in the nation – the state that has created FAR more jobs than any other state – Rick Perry has PROVEN that he knows how to run a successful economy in a way that no one else in America (and certainly not Barack Obama!) can claim.

Someone put it this way, and I completely agree with it:

Mitt Romney is an establishment candidate that many believe can win, but who carries a lot of baggage for flip-flopping; Michelle Bachmann is the true conservative, but one whom many don’t believe can win because she is such a lightening rod.  Rick Perry is an establishment candidate who can get huge fundraising because he is the governor of the most successful economy in the nation.  And he is a true conservative.

Rick Perry is the one man who can truly unite both disparate wings of the GOP.

He’s not “perfect.”  for example, some of his positions on illegal immigration leave me a little uncomfortable.  I keep in mind, however, that he’s been the governor of a border state with a LOT of Hispanics in the voting population; I keep in mind that as a governor – unlike Michelle Bachmann, or Rick Santorum – he’s actually had to govern which made it a lot harder for him to live by talking points; and I keep in mind that he’s a Republican who can actually WIN.

George Bush made substantial gains in the Hispanic vote.  And when you combine that with the fact that Obama has had substantial losses among Hispanics, and bottom line Rick Perry has a real shot at the Hispanic vote.

I say that as someone who believes that if Barack Obama is re-elected, the United States of America is doomed, finished, dead.  It’s not just looking back at the way he’s broken the nation thus far; it’s knowing that he would be vastly worse in a second term he will know that he will never have to face the American people ever again.

While my endorsement doesn’t exactly mean a whole heckuva lot, I am endorsing Gov. Rick Perry for president.  And I hope to do my part to help him win in 2012.

I hope you join me in beginning to pray for this man every single day between now and November 2012.

Here is a transcript of Rick Perry’s words at the August 6 prayer rally in Houston Texas.  They prayed for rain, and praise God they got rain on just a week later on August 13!

Here is a transcript of his announcement speech in South Carolina.  This was the first time any politician reminded me of Reagan since Reagan.  And here is the Youtube video:

Here are some of his words when he went to New Hampshire later on August 13.

 By the way, here’s another article that belongs in here, as we are going to now begin to see the heavily-liberal mainstream media try to morph Rick Perry into a George Bush clone:

Remember This When Democrats Try To Morph Gov. Rick Perry Into A Clone Of George W. Bush