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Old 09-17-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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He also has a bad habit of eye rolling and pulling faces when other candidates are speaking and that doesn't play well.

Uh oh! That sounds like Gore in 2000.
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Yeah, the debates are not good for Perry. That's not his strong point, and 7 against one is a losing battle. But everything else goes Perry's way, that's why he always wins. Very, very good campaign staff and a candidate who stays on message.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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This is ridiculous. Just because Perry and Romney are in the pockets of the mega corporations they should be put up on a pedestal and considered "better" then other candidates just because they have more corporate sell out funds?
I'm talking like a person running their campaigns. Strategy, not what's good for the electorate. If I was running their campaigns I'd tell them to stop agreeing to so many TV debates. It's keeping the low number candidates in the race.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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I'm talking like a person running their campaigns. Strategy, not what's good for the electorate. If I was running their campaigns I'd tell them to stop agreeing to so many TV debates. It's keeping the low number candidates in the race.
Peery won't win...no matter who runs his campaign.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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Peery won't win...no matter who runs his campaign.
Sure Ron Paul probably should have glasses and he does squint a lot. But calling him "peery" is just over the top, man.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:32 PM
 
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Sure Ron Paul probably should have glasses and he does squint a lot. But calling him "peery" is just over the top, man.
What? No confusion. Peery is gov of texas...as was dubya. LOSERS!!
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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What? No confusion. Peery of texas...
Uncool, man. Paul is a house rep from Texas, not gov like dubya. And it's not nice to make fun of his sight.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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Sorry, but debates are exactly what the public needs to separate substance from empty suits.

Any candidate can succeed when his message is scripted, playing to carefully concocted audiences, and avoiding locations or situations that may place intimidating questions in the path of candidates.

Most polls had Perry leading Romney by 12-13 points 10-12 days ago, and now the spread is down to between 5-7 points. I dont think its an accident that his numbers have slipped as they sense his defensivess, avoidance, and irritability.

Yes its 7 on 1 in the debates------welcome to world of the political pressure cooker. If you cant handle that pressure what are you going to do in insanely intense political crisis both at home and internationally?
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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Yes its 7 on 1 in the debates------welcome to world of the political pressure cooker. If you cant handle that pressure what are you going to do in insanely intense political crisis both at home and internationally?
Exactly. Too bad it was never 7 against 1 when Obama was running, eh?

Anyway, just means Perry will have withstood a much more stringent vetting than Obama ever did. It can only help him in the general election.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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Uncool, man. Paul is a house rep from Texas, not gov like dubya. And it's not nice to make fun of his sight.
haha, paul isn't even 'in sight.'
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