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Old 08-07-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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Will not get elected. But if he does, it will represent the biggest challenge to the Constitution in US history.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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Will not get elected. But if he does, it will represent the biggest challenge to the Constitution in US history.
...i'm not a perry fan...but, how so?...
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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Boy the lefties here are just going nuts recently.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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It must have been due to his contraversial prayer meet-up. But recently searches for Rick Perry according to Google Trends on-line have even surpassed Ron Paul's.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere Arkansas
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Boy the lefties here are just going nuts recently.
Wouldn't you if you were a liberal? It wasn't so long ago they were in liberal nirvana. Times change, in this case, rapidly. ...
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere Arkansas
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It must have been due to his contraversial prayer meet-up. But recently searches for Rick Perry according to Google Trends on-line have even surpassed Ron Paul's.
not all our conservatives are happy with our present choices.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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He takes very good care of his hair..you must admit.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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...i'm not a perry fan...but, how so?...
He's skirting very close to 1st Amendment violations by using religion as a means to a political end.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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I think it will be an erosion of all personal freedoms achieved in the past 50+ years. He is associating with a religious movement that in my opinion is not all that different from what you see in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran. They basically want a theocracy dictated by religious leaders. While we do allow religious leaders to run for elected office, they cannot skirt the 1st amendment separation of church and state in terms of establishment, nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The group Perry has associated with clearly states that they do not believe in the free exercise clause as applied to all Americans equally.

While I am not a true full out liberal (I am fiscally conservative), Perry is just out of whack with most of America. While I have no doubt he will win most of the Southern states, I do not believe he would win Florida with its large minority population which generally decides the outcome of that state.

I also do not believe that Perry can win a state like PA or OH with that religious rhetoric. People look at him like he's insane. Of course in the primary you don't see this because he is pandering to his electorate. His problem will be in the general election. Republicans in PA and OH are not going to vote for someone that epitomizes those social views (extreme anti abortion, extreme hatred of gay marriage, extreme evangelism). This country has never elected a President like that.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:06 AM
 
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You'd think the left would exhaust itself rabidly chasing anybody that emerges as a potential front runner candidate. They're like a pack of wolves going after any lone buffalo they see. Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Chris Christie, Michelle Bachman, Newt Gingrich or even Donald Trump. Its the same exact tactic, villify and condemn and smear. Maybe they do that because they can't offer any positives on Obama. None at all.
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