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Wed Aug 12, 2015, 10:56 AM

Washington Post: "Is this the end for Rick Perry?"

From Chris Cillizza's Washington Post blog, The Fix:

Perry's decision to run again -- after such a disastrous first campaign -- made very little political sense. Polling suggested that Republicans had made up their minds about Perry during that first campaign -- and concluded that he simply wasn't up to the job. Nice guy. But not ready for primetime.

As I wrote many times between the end of Perry's first campaign and the start of this one, it's extremely difficult to get a second chance to make a first impression in politics (or life). But, if you read Perry's quotes -- or talked to people around him -- you got the distinct impression that this second campaign wasn't fundamentally about winning, it was about rehabilitating his image from the last campaign.

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Perry's poll numbers have never even come close to the heights he enjoyed in 2012. He was relegated to the kids table debate last Thursday and even in that lower-profile forum (it ran at 5 pm on Fox News Channel) he exhibited some of the halting nervousness that characterized his debate struggles four years prior.

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Perry had his chance in 2012. He swung and missed. This campaign is an attempt to reverse history and start again. Which almost never works.

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Reply Washington Post: "Is this the end for Rick Perry?" (Original post)
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 OP
Kelvin Mace Aug 2015 #1
Va Lefty Aug 2015 #2
Capt. Obvious Aug 2015 #3
TexasProgresive Aug 2015 #4
dsc Aug 2015 #5
olddots Aug 2015 #6
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 #7
H2O Man Aug 2015 #8

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 10:59 AM

1. Perry has a sugar daddy

 

and anyone with a billionaire sugar daddy is going to run. The worst thing that can happen is Perry will lose and his speaking/consulting fees on the wingnut welfare circuit will go up and he'll get a show on Fox "News".

He will certainly lose, but he will double or even triple his income.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 11:02 AM

2. Most of these clowns are not really running for President

They want to raise their profile and make $$ in speaking fees, book sales and maybe get a gig on faux news

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 11:03 AM

3. Will Rick Perry's smart glasses continue to run?

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 11:05 AM

4. This campaign is an attempt to reverse history and start again. Which almost never works.

Well it worked for, "I am not a crook", Nixon and completely healthy in his mind, Raygun.

But I agree it won't work for pRick. He didn't even have a chance the first time when he was abusing his position as our governor by having DPS etc be his honor guard. (I am not forgetting all his other abuses of power)

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 12:38 PM

5. Nixon is a valid example

but Reagan isn't. His 76 campaign was well respected and came close to knocking off an incumbent (albeit an unelected incumbent) President. He was by no means starting over in 1980.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 01:39 PM

6. I think Perry has that Reagan charm

 

in other words he is Bob Dobbs in the flesh .

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Response to olddots (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 01:44 PM

7. There's a great photo of them together

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 01:47 PM

8. Respectfully disagree

with a sentence from the last paragraph in the OP: "He swung and missed." I believe he swung, and hit himself in the head.

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