Poll Shows Perry Jumping Into Double-Digit Lead
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%.
Perry stirred up some dust by saying with regard to Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas…I mean, printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost … treasonous in my opinion.”
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Doug Patton asks if Rick Perry is the “Gipper – or another Bush?”
While Barack Obama was presiding over (and contributing to) the decline of the U.S. economy, Rick Perry was working with Texas legislators to make his state a magnet for entrepreneurs. Indeed, the centerpiece of his presidential campaign is sure to be the astonishing fact that 40 percent of all jobs created in the entire country in recent years have been in the state of Texas! Even the Gipper would be impressed with such a record.
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According to Newsbusters when pondering about Perry’s past, Chris Matthews said, “I think there is going to be a tremendous amount of investigation on this guy.”
Oh, if they’d only applied the same scrutiny to the current White House occupant.
And finally, Rich Lowry sums it all up pretty nicely…
Let the Perry Hatred Begin
Rich Lowry at National Review Online
Obama officials have already signaled they will attack Mitt Romney as weird if he’s the Republican nominee. If it’s Perry instead, they will surely pursue a similar line against him as bizarrely retrograde and altogether too Texas — George W. Bush, only more so.
Have you ordered your Rick Perry swag yet?