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And after all that, Perry is my choice.

All the trials and tribulations, all the debates, all that money spent.

In the primary, my choice to vote for is Rick Perry. I will be voting for him in the Iowa Caucuses, and trying to convince any who wants to know who to vote for. There are many reasons for this, but I can boil it down to just a few items.

1) He’s pretty much scandal free. He’s been married once, to his high school sweetheart (check that, his grade school sweetheart). He doesn’t have any affairs, and there just doesn’t seem to be any credible evidence that he’s not a pretty good husband and father. Give it up, gay bashers, no one has come forward as his male partner. He has also been in the military. Regular Air Force, and a pilot to boot, so he was an officer. They don’t just hand out commissions to just anyone. And he’s from an agricultural background. He’s farmed for a living, and he knows what real work is.

2) He has a proven track record. There have been a lot of jobs created in Texas during this economic disaster, and contrary to Bob Beckel it’s not all government jobs that were created. From Ace of Spades (scroll down a bit for the source), there are 2 images that really bring out this fact:

Jobs Under Perry's Tenure

45% of all jobs created, were in Texas

Pretty powerful evidence. This is one of the big issues of this election, and he’s on the right side of this one.

3) He gives you something to vote FOR, not AGAINST. He’s been pretty out front with his positions, and you know where he stands. Right out of the gate, he said he will

  1. Repeal Obamacare
  2. keep taxes low, to spur economic growth
  3. Keep regulations to a minimum, to provide security for companies wanting to get in/expand their business
  4. Start producing energy here, in the US
  5. Make Washington DC as inconsequential in your life as possible

He’s not the smartest one in the room (Gingrich), or the slickest (Romney), but he has all the qualities needed. He’s not overthinking stuff, and he’s not promising the moon while avoiding taking a position. Sometimes it’s the direct approach that works, not the smartest, and not the slickest.

Many thanks to Ace of Spades for the inspiration, and to countless other Perry supporters that will hopefully bring Rick Perry to the forefront in the GOP Primaries.

Edit: Adding Links to endorsements, as I find them. Dan McLoughlin at RedState.com, Mike Flynn at BigGovernment, Sen. Jim Imhofe, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Brian Sandoval, Rep. John Carter (Texas), Rep. Mike Coffman (Colo.), Rep. Mike Conaway (Texas), Rep. John Culberson (Texas), Rep. Sam Graves (Mo.), Rep. Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Rep. Sam Johnson (Texas), Rep. Kenny Marchant (Texas), Rep. Michael McCaul (Texas), Rep. Candice Miller (Mich.), Rep. Mick Mulvaney (S.C.), Rep. Steve Scalise (La.), Rep. Pete Sessions (Texas). (2012 Endorsement Watch)

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  1. December 20, 2011 at 9:54 am

    And this is EXACTLY what I have been saying to people. Forget the flash, and the smarticles. You need to vote FOR someone, not AGAINST someone.

    What worries me is that people look to the superficial and go from there, leaving a carcass full of skeletons that will be easily destroyed by the media.

  2. December 20, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    He is not perfect, none of them are. But at the end of the day, he may be what is best for where we are now. It remains to be seen if he can survive the massive MSM attack mode which will be coming if he gets the GOP nod. (Though I doubt any GOP nod would fare well under the upcoming scrutiny…with “real” facts or just those the media “wishes” were “real”.)

    As I mentioned elsewhere. I think it was at the Rott. If he has Bolton as Sec of State, Paul as Sec of Treasury, Who knows, as Sec Def (Rice is smart, but too much a RINO)…perhaps Santorum? How about this…. Jeb BUSH as VP! Think that would knot up the libtards and the MSM? (Though I bet, if offered, Newt might get and take that nod)

  3. December 21, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I would give real money to see Jab as anyone’s VP 😀

    • December 21, 2011 at 11:45 am

      JEB!! JEB!!!

      Damn it…

      • December 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm

        Aggie, I think that is how they pronounce it in Massachusetts (ala Kennedy). *JFK talking to his brother Bobby, on some distant cloud: So, ah Bobby, what do you think of that Jaab Bush fella? Think he might run for President …sure would make those folks in Cuber nervahse.”

  4. Jeff
    December 31, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I really like his idea of a part time legislature !!!

  5. GMLand
    January 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I would have Perry’s baby, if he wasn’t married… and I weren’t married… .and if I were a chick.

    Go Perry!

  6. Haar
    January 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Jeff, have you seen the U.S. House of Representatives’ Calender for the last two years? They’re already part-timers.

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