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Gov. Perry Weighs in on 2012 Presidential Field Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Nov 11, 2010, 05:07 PM

He contends that he’s not campaigning himself, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is not shy about analyzing the looming 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes, explaining to the Washington Times on Monday that Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana, a fiscal conservative with few connections to the Christian right, has already stumbled, but shouldn’t be ruled out of the race.

The Washington Times reports that, “Mr. Perry, long considered a top 2012 contender if he runs, told reporters in a separate gathering over breakfast that Mitt Romney, another fiscal conservative, faces his own impediments because of the health care plan he passed as governor of Massachusetts that President Obama has repeatedly cited as a model for his own national health law.”

Gov. Perry, who recently won re-election to a record third full term as Texas governor, is perceived as an increasingly influential figure in the national GOP party and one who could play a vital role in determining who gets the 2012 nod.

According to the Washington Times, “he said that Mr. Daniels had made a serious mistake earlier this year in picking a fight with Christian conservatives by calling for a party ‘truce’ over whether issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion and stem cell research should share the spotlight with jobs and the economy going into this year’s elections.”

Mr. Perry said of Mr. Daniels that, “I understand where he’s coming from. I don’t necessarily agree tat social issues aren’t as important today as they were two years ago. I think the American people are focused on economic issues.”

Some observers contend that the governor of Indiana was trying to set himself apart from the rest of the field of potential candidates, who can be anticipated to endorse the evangelical’s concerns.

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written by furrpiece , November 12, 2010

The only issues for 2012 will be jobs, jobs, jobs, the economy, immigration, world finances, and jobs.

Gov. Perry has an excellent record on jobs, and has sustained obvious attempts by the federal government to damage the economy of Texas.

The entire country is angry about the economy, and I think it very unlikely that Obama will win re-election. He certainly won't win the respect of most Americans.

written by Penny , November 12, 2010

Perry wants to become president of the same government he wants to secede from. THAT will go over big with the rest of courty....

written by rufuslevin , November 13, 2010

Penny, you choose to ignore what Perry ACTUALLY said, in favor of quoting for the liberal rags and talking heads. Perry DID NOT say he WANTED to, nor did he ADVOCATE secession from the USA....but that will never stop stupid comments from the great unwashed liberal USA complainers and hand wringers.

"A Penny Saved is a Miracle of Christian Stewardship"
Ben Frankfurter.

written by ElHombre , November 13, 2010

Time for facts.

"Gov. Perry has an excellent record on jobs."

Texas unemployment rate: 7.9%

A 7.9% unemployment rate is good to y'all?

By way of comparison, New York unemployment rate: 8%

And I notice not a single mention of the Elephant In The Room: The $25 Billion budget gap that y'all have all-but-ignored. That's one-quarter of spending. A gap that's proportionally larger than California's. A gap that conservatives have proposed closing by cutting off Medicaid, thereby proving once again that the conservative health-care plan is Get Better Or Die Quickly.

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