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Fri Aug 14, 2015, 08:34 PM

Politico: "Insiders: Rick Perry will be first to drop out"

“When you’ve suspended all staff pay, the writing is on the wall. His team suggests he’ll have a memorable debate moment. Unfortunately for Rick Perry, that moment happened in 2011, oops.”

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“Perry’s just not getting the second look from voters he hoped for,” agreed another GOP Granite Stater. “He’s rehabilitated his reputation to some extent by being serious and competent this time, and he needs to consider that success.”

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“I was going to say Rick Perry because of the layoffs of his campaign staff, but his Super PAC will carry him for a while longer,” a New Hampshire Republican said. “That leaves Bobby Jindal as my guess for the first drop out. Jim Gilmore hasn’t even dropped in, so I’m not counting him.”

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Reply Politico: "Insiders: Rick Perry will be first to drop out" (Original post)
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 OP
Purveyor Aug 2015 #1
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 #5
CanonRay Aug 2015 #2
ericson00 Aug 2015 #3
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2015 #4
gratuitous Aug 2015 #6
nilesobek Aug 2015 #7
yellowcanine Aug 2015 #9
yellowcanine Aug 2015 #8
davidpdx Aug 2015 #10
sorefeet Aug 2015 #11

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 08:39 PM

1. You think? lol eom

 

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 12:02 AM

5. Perry? Santorum? Pataki? Gilmore?

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 09:46 PM

2. Good riddance. I guess the glasses didn't help. n/t

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 09:48 PM

3. You know, with Politico's constant Trump obits,

 

its getting harder every day to take their forecasts seriously.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 09:59 PM

4. good

 

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 12:19 AM

6. Earlier this week . . .

The Perry camp was bravely hoping for a bump from the Sept. 16 fustercluck. But I don't think Gov. Perry will make it quite that long.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 02:22 AM

7. Being popular and photogenic

shouldn't be requirements for office but I have to say, after watching Perry freeze up multiple times on camera since 2008, that he is not qualified for office. Is it just stage fright or ???

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Response to nilesobek (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 07:01 AM

9. Molly Ivins called him "Governor Goodhair."

"Molly Ivins: Molly can't say that about Rick Perry, can she?"—Sacramento Bee, August 13, 2011
Over the weekend, the Sacramento Bee published its own collection of Ivins's editorial digs at Perry first printed in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Here is one excerpt, from an article originally published on January 12, 2006, in which Ivins rages against the governor's attempts at sleazy political sleight of hand:

The governor of Texas is despicable. Of all the crass pandering, of all the gross political kowtowing to ignorance, we haven't seen anything this rank from Gov. Goodhair since…gee, last fall.

Then he was trying to draw attention away from his spectacular failure on public schools by convincing Texans that gay marriage was a horrible threat to us all. Now he's trying to disguise the fact that the schools are in free-fall by proposing that we teach creationism in biology classes.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 06:56 AM

8. Rick Perry is the personification of the "Peter Principle."

And having already reached his level of incompetence as governor, even Republican voters can see that it would be foolhardy to jump him another level.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 07:07 AM

10. Perry is a good guess

Jindal, Gilmore, and a few others are going to be right behind him.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 07:18 AM

11. The only reason he got in

in the first place was for pac money to pay for lawyer fees. He has spent 2 million so far but it won't keep him out of jail. He knows he can't be president. He has fear and guilt written all over his face.

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