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Soflasnapper
08-25-2011, 04:58 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Rick Perry and the demons of Fred Thompson and Wesley Clark
By Aaron Blake

Stop us if youíve heard this before.

A late entrant into the presidential race whips up all kind of buzz and jumps into a race where the rest of the field is off to a supposedly lackluster start, only to have his first day on the campaign be his best. By far.

It happened to Wesley Clark in 2004 and Fred Thompson in 2008. But what about Rick Perry in 2012?

Ever since Perry got into the race nearly two weeks ago (itís only been two weeks?), this idea has been bandied about by political observers and strategists who question whether thereís much substance behind the Rick Perry boomlet.

[...]

Gallup polling around the same time in 2007 showed Thompson jumping up to 22 percent, and in 2003 the pollster had Clark leading the Democratic primary with that same number.</div></div>

From the WaPost Daily Fix blog (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/rick-perry-and-the-demons-of-fred-thompson-and-wesley-clark/2011/08/24/gIQAPcYUcJ_blog.html?wpisrc=nl_pmpolitics)

The piece goes on to explain why Rick Perry is substantially a very different kind of candidate than either of them, but it is an interesting reminder that this pattern has been seen not so long ago, and what happened then when it did.

eg8r
08-26-2011, 08:05 AM
Well, as of right now Perry has been going up and up. Was that true of the others after the first couple weeks (I really don't remember)? Perry is now beating Romney by a fair margin and seems to only be getting stronger.

eg8r

Gayle in MD
08-26-2011, 10:42 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Rick Perry and the demons of Fred Thompson and Wesley Clark
By Aaron Blake

Stop us if youíve heard this before.

A late entrant into the presidential race whips up all kind of buzz and jumps into a race where the rest of the field is off to a supposedly lackluster start, only to have his first day on the campaign be his best. By far.

It happened to Wesley Clark in 2004 and Fred Thompson in 2008. But what about Rick Perry in 2012?

Ever since Perry got into the race nearly two weeks ago (itís only been two weeks?), this idea has been bandied about by political observers and strategists who question whether thereís much substance behind the Rick Perry boomlet.

[...]

Gallup polling around the same time in 2007 showed Thompson jumping up to 22 percent, and in 2003 the pollster had Clark leading the Democratic primary with that same number.</div></div>

From the WaPost Daily Fix blog (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/rick-perry-and-the-demons-of-fred-thompson-and-wesley-clark/2011/08/24/gIQAPcYUcJ_blog.html?wpisrc=nl_pmpolitics)

The piece goes on to explain why Rick Perry is substantially a very different kind of candidate than either of them, but it is an interesting reminder that this pattern has been seen not so long ago, and what happened then when it did. </div></div>

Perry just told some little boy last week, that Texas schools teach Intelligent Design, which is Unconstitutional.

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Perry's crazy enough to get their votes, AND he's a closeted GAY who condemns homosexuals!

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He'll have every Christian Bubba in the country, knocking one another to vote for the fool. They love that Repiglican Cowboy, macho-man, Gay Swagger, every time. Look how they fell for all those Bush costumes!
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Soflasnapper
08-26-2011, 04:46 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Well, as of right now Perry has been going up and up. Was that true of the others after the first couple weeks (I really don't remember)? Perry is now beating Romney by a fair margin and seems to only be getting stronger.

eg8r </div></div>

Up and up to the higher 20s, I think.

I think as another big money guy, he'll help winnow the field more quickly, and then we'll see in the head to head that develops.

When former Reagan advisor Bruce Bartlett just comes out and says on air, 'he's an idiot. I don't think anyone would disagree with that!,' I am preparing the popcorn already in anticipation of a monumental flop down the road. But I've been wrong once or twice before. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

LWW
08-26-2011, 06:49 PM
But when he was a democrook he was the left's darling.

Soflasnapper
08-28-2011, 10:25 AM
What an ignorant observation that is! It's only true in your mind alone.

Seriously, you evidently know no leftists, do not know what they think, and wouldn't recognize one if they bit you on the leg. You make up these bizarre claims about the left constantly. In the case of Perry's first run for state-wide office, apparently to you 'the left' is Karl <s>Marx</s> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Rove?</span>

Because in that race, Perry beat an all-time leftie favorite for Ag Commissioner, name of Jim Hightower, a Texan populist of the old school, entering the race at the urging of yes, (not-) noted leftist, Karl <s>Marx</s> Rove.

You must have gotten the two of them confused in your mind or something.

LWW
08-28-2011, 11:10 AM
Are you denying that Perry was elected by the demokrookks to a house seat in 1984 and that he worked on the campaign of Saint Albert of Green Acres ... Peace Prize be upon him ... in 1988, and that he flipped parties as a means of advancing his political career?

Soflasnapper
08-28-2011, 03:30 PM
No, I'm denying that a conservative Democrat in Texas was any kind of leftist icon or ideal.

You think the LEFT liked Scoop Jackson or Sam Nunn also? How 'bout ole Strom, back in the day? Leftist hero?

Plenty of conservatives in the Democratic Party back in the day (Gore was one until he molted, a pro-lifer and a death penalty guy and a gun-hugger), and NONE of them were favored by the left (TM), unless they underwent a conversion to a more liberal/left kind of Dem.

Gayle in MD
09-14-2011, 10:00 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Rick Perry and the demons of Fred Thompson and Wesley Clark
By Aaron Blake

Stop us if youíve heard this before.

A late entrant into the presidential race whips up all kind of buzz and jumps into a race where the rest of the field is off to a supposedly lackluster start, only to have his first day on the campaign be his best. By far.

It happened to Wesley Clark in 2004 and Fred Thompson in 2008. But what about Rick Perry in 2012?

Ever since Perry got into the race nearly two weeks ago (itís only been two weeks?), this idea has been bandied about by political observers and strategists who question whether thereís much substance behind the Rick Perry boomlet.

[...]

Gallup polling around the same time in 2007 showed Thompson jumping up to 22 percent, and in 2003 the pollster had Clark leading the Democratic primary with that same number.</div></div>

From the WaPost Daily Fix blog (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/rick-perry-and-the-demons-of-fred-thompson-and-wesley-clark/2011/08/24/gIQAPcYUcJ_blog.html?wpisrc=nl_pmpolitics)

The piece goes on to explain why Rick Perry is substantially a very different kind of candidate than either of them, but it is an interesting reminder that this pattern has been seen not so long ago, and what happened then when it did. </div></div>


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