Saturday, August 13, 2011

The eyes of the US are on Texas, and should be.

Meet the Real Rick Perry from Texas Democratic Party on Vimeo.

Meet Rick Perry [dot com]. Site just officially launched today. Time for the whole country to get a look at how he really operates. You might be thinking he doesn't have a chance at getting the GOP nom, but I think his chances are good.

Romney's support could disintegrate. As Rachel Maddow pointed out in one of her brilliant pieces from last week, the guy is awkward with people. Witness this PR catastrophe, "corporations are people":
He's not comfortable interactive with regular folks, or the ones among them who are hecklers. Perry also thinks corporations are people, and he will be able to state such things with pride and no hint of embarrassment.

He's got that old folksy charm that will insulate him and disarm his foes (not literally, of course), and by "charm" I am not implying "niceness". No way. And where Romney will try and distance himself as much as he can from the craziest fringe (can't get the GOP nom without a whole lotta that), Perry has that fringe on his saddle and is riding it in the elephant parade.


Connie, Orlando said...

I have no doubt that Perry will win the Repug nomination. I posted somewhere on Facebook today that should Perry be the next prez then Texas won't need to secede from the Union. We'll all be living in The United State of Texas.

Blueberry said...

True. Not sure he's really worse than any of the other GOP candidates, but he's scarier because I think he's got a chance of doing well in the election.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hey, no fair. Didn't Texas already inflict George W. Bush on the US for 8 years? Give some other state a turn, willya?

Professor Chaos said...

That'sall we need, another Texas gov. in the White House. Can't you do something about this?

Connie, Orlando said...

All of them are SCARY. Huntsman, probably least so. Here's my reasoning that Perry will be the nominee:

Romney/Huntsman: a Mormon doesn't stand a chance nationally. After all, even according to one FOX anchor, Mormons aren't even Christian.

Bachman: a woman doesn't stand a chance - PERIOD 'cause, of course, they have "that time of the month" and can't be rational then. Just channeling the misogynists.

Paul: a Libertarian doesn't stand a chance, but he's looking like the sanest one in the Republican field to me, which scares the crap outta me.

Cain: what ANOTHER black man? That ain't gonna happen. America gave one black man a chance & he failed. Not being racist here, just channeling the racism in America.

Santorum: snowballs chance in Hell, which is where he belongs. Too bad it doesn't exist.

So, I think Perry's got it sewed up and will, in all likelihood, be the next prez of these US states.

I'm going to start looking for a cat friendly Republican to take my cats now so that they won't be burned at the stake with me.

Connie, Orlando said...

P.S. - and if Obama does win again, we'll just have a Moderate Republican in the White House.

Blueberry said...

I don't think Bachmann will end up as the nominee or the top choice of the fringe evangelicals, because those people, at their core, don't believe that women should be governing - not even a household.

Ron Paul has a loyal base but it doesn't seem to grow or shrink.

I would not be at all surprised at Perry/Romney. Maybe Romney/Perry.

Connie, Orlando said...

Two GIANT egos, I don't see that working. Those guys have "mine is bigger than yours" mentality.