Full Speech: Perry drops out, endorses Newt for president

Perry gave a great speech today announcing his departure from the presidential race. He said he could see no viable path forward to winning the nomination, but he does believe that Newt is the candidate who can captivate conservatives and help put this nation back on the right path.



Here’s the full speech:

And with that, we’re down to four. Should be an interesting debate tonight.

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Allen Poe
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Allen Poe

On Fox report comments, I was the only pro GOP comment, out of 52. Disqus deleted 3 trys first.

Allen Poe
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Allen Poe

Now that all viable candidates have been removed from the race, the Obama muslim machine has won. The race is over. The USA falls even futher. The scene was fascinating to watch, Hussan never said a word. We, here, has the seen the enemy. All that remains, is, what are you going to do about it?

Anonymous
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I read that he was out of money and might have to go into debt. I’m sorry that such a great conservative, who was asked to run, wasn’t ready because he was suffering from his recent back surgery and the TX wildfires.
Everyone attacked him at the first debate. It I wasn’t for him, I would have felt awful for him. Bachmann and the non-stop Guardasil, etc, in state tuituion. He was our only true conservative with no baggage. I will vote for the GOP nominee but I will not do anything to help Mitt, because I’m sure it’s going to be Mitt.

hemultipliedus
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hemultipliedus

I think he will due fine financially. I watched this speech after watching the debate tonight. The finest candidate has left the race.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Gov Perry was the best conservative candiate in the race. Thank you for the link to the videos of Anita & Rick together. Rick has class, I gave him money when I could and I got a personalized email from him yesterday to thank me say that he had suspended his campaign.
I did not watch the debate, I was at work.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I’m so sorry to see Perry go. I’m assuming his internal polls showed he wouldn’t have a strong finish in SC. I’m also assuming that he thinks it’s expedient to prevent Romney from carrying a strong lead by splitting the votes between him, Santorum and Gingrich. This put Romney in a weaker spot especially since he really didn’t win Iowa afterall.

hemultipliedus
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hemultipliedus

Internal and external polls were not looking well. His retail campaigning was good. His debate performances were great, but getting 2nd place to Newt’s red meat. This does hurt Romney.

Perry looked happy when he arrived back home.

11Steve11
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11Steve11

Perry just had to face reality. Still, this is a very sad day for me. Rick Perry was the best hope for America. But why, I ask, did Rick Perry give his support to Newt? If he had given it to Santorum; Paul and Newt would have had to throw in the towel. Now the division continues. Newt, Paul, Santorum and ineveitably Romney comes out on top. Thus sealing permanent division in the Republican party for this election cycle, giving Obama a fighting chance. And if we leave anything to chance, we are potentially doomed!

hemultipliedus
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hemultipliedus

Santorum will be packing soon. It will be Newt and Romney and the other one.

11Steve11
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11Steve11

I will vote for Newt if he is the candidate! S*#t, I would even vote for Paul if he is the candidate. My first choice was Perry, my second is Santorum, my third choice is Bachman, fourth is Palin, then Cain, Fifth is Newt, then Romney, then in last Paul. What I want has no relavance on what will be . I am convinced that Newt will remain strong, until the going gets real tough, then, like before, he will quit. So, as I see it, our only chance is Romney. Hey, like I said before, I hope that I am wrong. At this point, I am certain that Santorum is the best hope for America. It would be Newt, but I do not believe that he will follow thru, like Thompson, Ross Perot or even John McCain, none of them really had the desire to win. Romney is determined,… Read more »

Anonymous
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I am a social,fiscal and national security Conservative. To me being a social Conservative means fidelity. I cannot vote for a serial adulterer. I do not require a President to be married, but if he chooses freely to marry then he should at least have the decency to divorce that wife before co-habiting with another floosie. This is the floosie who wants to be First Lady? Am I to give up my moral values (Gingrich), my fiscal conservatism (Santorum) my national security Conservatism (Paul) or vote for someone who is neither a fiscal Conservative and also doesn’t share my social values (Romney)? Governor Perry was the only candidate who lived by all 3 of the tenets of Conservatism. I do not know if I will vote in the primary at all, and maybe not in the general. I cannot support Newt Gingrich, if he has been unfaithful to 2 wives,… Read more »

Cheryl Fallon
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Cheryl Fallon

Then don’t complain about the country.

hemultipliedus
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hemultipliedus

It was often commented that Perry had the 3 legs of the stool of conservatism.

I agree. The choices stink. As I told someone else, I think Perry endorsed Newt because his public policy was more closely aligned with Perry’s. While personal policy is important, Perry is placing greater importance on public policy and leaving the personal choices of Newt to God to deal with.

On The Mark
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On The Mark

I don’t go for a lot of sentimental stuff, but I love that talk about redemption and forgiveness for those who seek God.

I agree with Perry: Newt isn’t perfect. But I do hope Perry’s endorsement help’s a lot to boost NotRomney’s …I mean Newt’s… campaign.

Steve Caron
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I saw the title “Full Speech: Perry drops out, endorses Newt f… “.

And i had to laff because i my mind filled in the blanks…

“Perry drops out, endorses Newt [email protected]&ing Gingrich, baby!”

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Yeppers! The good Governor is headed back to people who love and care about him. That being said, I’ve been rooting for Newt for a couple of weeks now. I finally had to admit that Governor Perry had no chance of being elected. I am thrilled that Perry is endorsing Newt!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Welcome aboard the Newt train.

hemultipliedus
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hemultipliedus

Newt has some good marks in the pro column. If Newt is the nominee, this election will truly be the battle of the egos like no other. I think debate coordinators will have to order an extra wide debate stage to fit them.

andrew boyle
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andrew boyle

Just like Fred Thompson last time, Perry gave his best performance on the way out the door. Go back to Texas and let you economy continue to give Obama the bird.

Matt Baba
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Matt Baba

This is my first election I have ever followed in depth..(21yo, don’t worry I would’n have voted for Obama back in 08) so I have a question: If someone drops out of the race, and has already won delegates from a state (like Santorum in Iowa) where do those delegates go to? or how does that work?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

What a great question! Now if I only knew the answer…

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Once a candidate drops they aren’t on any further ballots so those delegates just go in the “no chance to win” row.

Allen Poe
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Allen Poe

Real, the delegates are set free to vote as they please.

sDee
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sDee
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I’m still not sure I understand from this what happens AFTERWARDS if a candidate drops out of the election. I understand they are divvied up differently and some are binding and some are not, but what happens if a binding “winner takes all” winner later drops out of the race, for example?

sDee
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sDee

I cannot tell you I do either – it will make your head hurt trying to figure it out. Basically the delegates “should” vote at the convention the way their departing candidate requests them too. In some cases this may not matter (e.g. if they had a minor percentage in a winner take all sate)

Here is the simplest explanation:
http://www.wisegeek.com/do-pledged-delegates-have-to-vote-a-specific-way.htm

Paul may have good shot at forcing a brokered convention this time so there are many scenarios floating around and most of them assume the delegates vote as their candidate recommends. Endorsing a candidate does not necessarily imply they get the delegates – that happens at the convention.

Here is one scenario. The National Review scenario linked in there is a little closer to what is happening but does not talke about dropout delegates much.

http://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2012/01/perfect-storm-for-brokered-republican-convention-ron-paul-may-play-kingmaker/

Here is the nitty gritty
http://usgovinfo.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=usgovinfo&cdn=newsissues&tm=19&f=00&su=p284.12.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=0&bts=0&st=10&zu=http%3A//www.thegreenpapers.com/Definitions.html

Matt Baba
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Matt Baba

As much as I like both Newt and Santorum, they need to play it safe and eventually one needs to get behind another. I really hope that happens. Newt/Santorum…anyone? Santorum/Newt???

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Actually, I think it will be Romney/Santorum. Rick has been a proponent of liberal causes and Mitt needs a “conservative” to back him. Newt, like Rick Perry and the others will be a memory of the 2008 campaign. However, Obama will win in November, thanks to the GOP.

Anonymous
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I don’t think so. I really believe that no matter who we nominate, it will be a landslide election. Maobama will be history before midnight of election night.

Tim N
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Tim N

What is more bothersome: Newt making money being a consultant for Freddie Mac or Mitt Romney (RINO) winning the nomination?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Wishing you the very best in the future Gov. Perry from 4Hoppes9 and now 4Hoppes2. Your contributions to the conservative cause will long be appreciated. Thank you for the most unselfish, uplifting, and noble campaign this cycle.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thank you for doing the right thing and dropping out Mr Perry. God Bless you.

Mike Pugh
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Mike Pugh

Again, it boils down to voting against a particular candidate instead of voting for one. There is not one single candidate that truely represents me or my beliefs in total. If I could take parts from several of the candidates to craft the perfect one for me, then they probably won’t be 100% right for some of you. We must vote for the most reasonable alternative to what sits in the White House now. Almost nobody will like the Republican nominee 100%, but I do know that most of us do NOT LIKE Obama a full 100%. Almost anyone is a better choice.

hemultipliedus
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hemultipliedus

A great speech by a great governor, man, father, and husband.

So what’s next for Rick Perry? I hope Erick’s reporting at Red State is true. It’s the kind of talk I want to hear. And, I hope this talk becomes action.

I’m told reliably that Governor Perry will head up a 10th Amendment project for Speaker Gingrich to rally Governors and state legislators toward a plan of devolving power from Washington. This project will include helping shape the Republican platform for the general election, something small government conservatives have been concerned about.

Governor Perry will also campaign for Speaker Gingrich in Texas. Texas has more than enough delegates at 155 (and they are winner take all they are proportional) to offset Newt Gingrich not being on the Virginia ballot, which only has 49 delegates.
http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/01/19/perry-drops-out-endorses-newt-will-campaign-and-serve/

Bridget Willard
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Bridget Willard

He gives a farewell speech that makes your heart smile, feel proud, and look up. He is an inspiration. (How can we get him to run for Governor in California?)

nuffsaid
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nuffsaid

Nobody gets a guarantee of anything except opportunity in this country every thing else you have to earn or defend or protect. The liberals believe in the second coming of FDR and Woodrow Wilson. The rest of us have a job to do and that ‘s to pick the best man from the ones left standing. Them’s the rules and now we are on to the next step. These men and women have all done their best to offer us an opportunity to select the best possible candidate to run. They sacrificed much, as did their families. Each hero who entered this race or later dropped made the choices which were best for her or him and when you think about it, best for the USA. Perry is a Hero, Bachmann is a Hero, Huntsman is a Hero, Cain is a Hero and Palin is a Hero. This is not… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Excellent.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Actually – would you mind including Galveston in that – or at least say “north of Galveston’s southern border?”

that would work. smile

Nice post. Thank you for your inclusiveness. BTW – I wish the states were Untied – but they aren’t…

Anonymous
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Anonymous

“And with that, we’re down to four.”

Don’t you mean three? (Who will be included in your polls, anyway)

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It all ends in California – but the first huge bust will be in Virginia.

Mary
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Mary

God Bless Rick Perry! Great speech! The reference to Sam Houston was gold!

dmacleo
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dmacleo

gracious. hope people look for his input a lot in next few years.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

What a shame that he and the Palins endorsed Newt. Newt is a disgraceful, deceitful man. I hope this interview tonight takes him out of this race. He and Callista deserve to be shamed by their behavior.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

More ashamed than Romney? Me thinks you complain TOO MUCH.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

What does Romney have to be ashamed of again? Romney’s wife also has MS, but he stayed with his wife. His kids are Eagle Scouts – take a look at his accomplishments in high school and beyond. He is an honorable man with a fine family – you cannot say that about Newt. Newt and his wife are ambitious who put themselves first at all costs. I’m not saying Mitt is a conservative or that he would be my first choice, but he is a fine, decent man. You cannot say that about Newt. He doesn’t have a moral center, and I do hope this interview marks the end of his candidacy.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Let’s see. Bankrupting a state, putting some viable companies out of business and forcing unemployment on their staff. Thinking that an individual mandate on health insurance is a good idea…

Should I continue?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I agree Mitt is not all clean, show me the rich man who is, but I do think lambfound has a point. Newt has the morals and ethics of …words fail me. But as another writer put it, “Newt Gingrich is the ethical equivalent of the guy who owns the bunny ranch brothel in vegas! he left his 1st wife 1 week after being diagnosed with m.s. he wanted to share his 2nd wife with his mistress.Dudes a slimeball!” If what I read on this site is correct, the vast majority of RS readers are GOD fearing people. Now I don’t believe He takes sides, but rather it is up to us to be the kind of people he wants us to be so that he can stand by us. I want Him to stand with US. We desperately need Him right now. I have real trouble thinking of Him… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

see my above post..and take heed

Anonymous
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Anonymous

How many jobs did he create – ever hear of Staples? Looks like you are watching the phoney Newt movie which has been completely debunked. What viable company did he put out of business? You sound very emotional – are you a Democrat? Looks like you listen to MSNBC for your emotional boost. Facts are not part of your replies as yet. Individual mandate – big mistake, but states are the petri dishes of experimentation. He is not for a federal mandate and that is the only thing we need to consider at this point. If you have any facts, please continue. I have personally fired several people which was a very good thing for the remaining staff and the company.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Romney is not a conservative in any recognizable way to any part of America other than New England. The best argument I’ve heard in his support is this; “He might be our best chance of beating Maobama.” That doesn’t fly for most of us. Romney is unacceptable.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Then you can vote for Obama if he is the candidate. My choice would be Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Allen West, Tim Scott, Bobby Jindal, John Bolton – most of us do not like any of these remaining candidates, and we will either hold our nose and vote for the Republican or give the vote to Obama. We are all in the same boat. It is a shame we find ourselves with these pathetic candidates at this most important time in our country. Perhaps there will be a brokered convention and someone will step up. Otherwise, most of us will be disappointed this election cycle. The best thing we can do right now is pray.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Then I guess you have never sinned or did something you have been ashamed of. I wish I could meet you in person and worship at your feet. Lets get rid of the sactimonous self-righteous drivel shall we? If Newt was running around saying I am not sorry for being a dirtbag during that time..then yes he deserves scorn. But the man has fallen short of the glory of God and repented, as we do and should. Here is something else to chew on..Obama is a lovely family man, devoted to his wife and kids..where has that gotten everybody!??

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I’m not running for President and won’t be an example to the nation. He is not qualified morally as a serial adulterer, and his wife should never, ever be First Lady. What in the world to you say to your kids about their disgraceful relationship – 6 years! It was hideous enough to live through Bill Clinton – he said he was sorry, too, but that didn’t stop his behavior. People in Chicago see Obama with a woman at the club where he works out – it is not a secret, but it will never get reported. That story was publicized once and has been scrubbed. The nation deserves better than Newt and Callista. He cannot be trusted, and he is arrogant to ask all of us to ignore his past. God will not be mocked.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Listen, I am not going to continue with this except to say this…you are not God nor do you have a right to sit in judgment of anybody if they repented. Jesus said to forgive or you will not be forgiven…so you do not mock God and his commands!

Joe
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Joe

A good man and a real loss to the Country

It’s a shame he had so many problems at the start

I believe he felt too confident and did not prepare properly

In business – You ALWAYS have to start from scratch with
each new situation – He did not prepare for the newest situation he was in

I blame his staff for that

Real shame

The good news is he can now shred Obama from the outside

Anonymous
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Anonymous

He should have campaigned the way he jogs. Armed and with his dog.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

why do we look for such things a passing kiss to mrs perry as quirky? perry is about to cry, and mrs perry is on the verge.

gosh, what shallow people we are.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Newt’s ok, but First Lady Calista? I just can’t like her.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

Ah, well. They can’t all be Laura Bush.

poljunkie
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poljunkie

Wow Nukeman, my husband said the same thing last night.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Or Sarah Palin , for that matter.

poljunkie
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poljunkie

Or that would have been Todd.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Ok, EEEeeeewwwwwwwww.

Now I’v got to bleach my brain. Thanks for that. LOL

poljunkie
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poljunkie

HA

Allen Poe
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Allen Poe

Apples and oranges. few compare with the delightful Sarah.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Yeah, Laura’s a cutie patootie.

Calista just needs to avoid profile shots. Just film her from the neck down and don’t worry about it. I’d like to see her debate Barbra Streisand though.

I know, that’s just mean. I’ll go tar and feather myself now, right after committing Hari Kari and punching myself in the nose face.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

You’re being too hard on yourself. Whenever she comes on the air, just have ads of Laura Bush’s ready to play.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Funny and true.

Allen Poe
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Allen Poe

Ouch!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Take your pick-Calista or Moochelle.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Godspeed!

NJK
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NJK

Rick Perry, is God, family, and country. He summed it up in one word, humble. There is no humility in Washington, D.C. It’s conceit. We lost a good man today. When Perry gave the salute, he earned the right to do it. He served.

Rick Santorum is a nice man, but he doesn’t have it.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Again, what an honorable and decent thing to do. I salute him for his character and country-first actions. His speech was gracious and eloquent.

Paula
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Paula

God bless Governor Perry and his beautiful family smile Luv the Gov. Thanks for fighting the good fight for America, glad that you will be there fighting for Texas.

LOL Still wish he would have said: “You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas”. Davy Crockett

Logn Live the Republic!! & Liberty

Allen Poe
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Allen Poe

And, many people did not understand, just what Davy meant.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I’m queasy about Newt over Santorum. And I’m scared. I’m scared that Newt won’t be able to get enough women votes to beat Obama.

Steven Valdez
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Steven Valdez

I’m getting that “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone” feeling with Rick Perry…

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

Yep, yep , yep.

poljunkie
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poljunkie

A few more yeps from me. Damn the media and the first few debates.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

There you go sir. One should always file their “yeps” in triplicate smile

Obamaburger, looks good, sounds good…leaves a bad taste in your mouth for four years. (rimshot?)

CDS in Manitoba
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CDS in Manitoba

You sound like those space aliens from Sesame Street. LOL

“Yep, yep, yep, ah haw.”

Anonymous
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Anonymous

And because I’m feeling a little ticked off right now….. I hope that feeling makes alot of people really sick over the next couple of days. (I’ll pray God heals them… but only after they’ve been miserable for awhile.)

God bless Texas and Gov Perry!

poljunkie
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poljunkie

We salute you from Arizona Gov Perry, and wish we had the opportunity to vote for you.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thank You Gov. Perry! The RINO must be stopped.

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones

Sad speech. I do have ONE question though: I’m not married, and I don’t have kids, and I’m pretty young, and all that good stuff. But that kiss with his wife (where he just turned around, and told his wife, “Come here baby”, and then BARELY kissed her…) just seemed EXTREMELY awkward to me. Is that the way married people are expected to behave? IDK, I’ve never really been comfortable with affection of any kind anyways, but to be honest, if a married man is expected to do things like that, than I am SOOOOOOO screwed! LOL! I do want to thank Mr. Perry for knowing that at this point, he could do more good for this nation by bowing out and giving up his supporters to the next best candidate, so we can better avoid a Paully/Mittens nominee. It takes a LOT of character to be able to recognize,… Read more »

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Yeah, he should’ve forced his tongue down her neck and lifted up her blouse.

Crazy-ass smile

You’d best git right, younker.

poljunkie
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poljunkie

Ha

Rshill7
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Rshill7

That goes for you too Missy!

poljunkie
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poljunkie

Thanks Rs.
Today is an awful day- thanks for cheering me up!

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones

That’s no bueno!!! I’ll try to find something funny to cheer you up!!!

poljunkie
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poljunkie

Thanks Brian.

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones

You ever see Joe Biden’s energy policy?

If not: http://lolsnaps.com/upload_pic/9775.jpg

If that doesn’t cheer you up, I don’t know what will!!!

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

I’ll be right back. I’m hooking up the generator now.

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones

Hahahaha!

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

Update: You forgot about Torque. The cat keeps trying to eat the bread!!!

poljunkie
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poljunkie

Thank you Brian. I actually laughed ( out loud!)☺

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones

I’m glad I could help buddy!!! Are you going to watch the debate?

poljunkie
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poljunkie

I really dont feel up to it, but maybe- if I do I will be in the RS room!

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones

Well I guess we know the answer to THAT question, now don’t we!!! LOL!

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones

Joking….? Right? Was he wrong? Sometimes I see my parents kiss in public, and it’s so icky.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Hence, the tasteful, classy, little peck. You said he “BARELY” kissed her. That’s what he should’ve done silly. He was trying to avoid the “Hey, get a room!” thang. You can’t be gettin’ too jiggy with it on stage with an audience.

Yes, I was just messin’ with ya’. By the way, if you’re still wet behind the ears, try a Shamwow! You could skip a decade with one of those bad boys smile

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones

HAHAHAHAHA! The Shamwow! LOL! That was so awesome!

It just seemed like so much effort to get here to kiss him on stage, that if I were in his position, I would have gone for the gold! LOL! Then again, I am single… grin

Persephone
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Persephone

I should’ve read this before I posted above, Brian.
Rshill is right.
There’s nothing wrong with married people giving each other a little peck in public.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

You have to remember, parents don’t kiss, have sex, or do any of that. They’re parents, after all. At least, that’s what I think about mine.

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones

That’s what I’ve always thought…but then I SAW! LOL! Ewwwwwww again!

Allen Poe
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Allen Poe

Yes, it is bad for the young to see tenderness in a warrior. Just wait my friend, for your moment.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

it’s a private moment performed in public. Always a bit awkward. Certainly, you don’t want the tongue action that Al Gore gave to his wife Tipper, on stage back in the day. Ewww

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/01/al-tipper-gore-pda-kisses_n_596414.html#s95243&title=October_12_2000

PS: don’t look at this too long. It will give you hemorrhoids.

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones

Ewwwwwww!!!!

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

I tried to tell you. There are good hemorrhoidal creams out there on the market.

poljunkie
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poljunkie

Hard to believe that was 12 years ago.

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

Brian, when the right one comes along you’ll know it! “Don’t worry Be Happy!” Okay that was corny!

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Not at all, shuck another one grin

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones

Oh I’m sure! I just have a REALLY hard time showing, or receiving, any affection or praise (which usually doesn’t correlate too well with relationships).

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Confidence, young man. You must be confident in yourself. It is the ONE and ONLY consistent thing I’ve heard from women that they like in a man. Not arrogance but confidence. The difference between the two is a fine line. Confidence is quiet. I know I can handle anything. Arrogance is loud, you feel you have to tell everyone you can handle anything.

That and a sense of humor and everything else will fall into place.

Persephone
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Persephone

He was being respectful of her, Brian.
He is a gentleman.

When I was dating my husband, we were meeting for dinner one night.
He was in the bar area of the restaurant when I got there, standing at the bar with some of his friends.
When I walked up to them, he grabbed me, tipped me over and laid a big wet kiss on me.
I know men well enough to know that that was a ‘territorial’ thing…it was his way of showing his friends that I was his territory.
I smiled, and excused myself…walking towards the restrooms.
But I left, went home and didn’t speak to him for weeks.
Months later, when he asked me to marry him, I told him if he ever did anything like that again…I would hit him with a shovel, and divorce him.
It’s disrespectful.
You save the hot animal stuff for when you’re behind closed doors.

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones

Hahaha! You would hit him with a shovel, and THEN divorce him! WOW! That’s intense! LOL!

I was just joking about the “going for the gold” thing. The whole thing just seemed awkward to me. I just don’t understand why he couldn’t just have said his thanks, and then “THANKED” her when they got home…

Persephone
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Persephone

Heeee.
He still refers to me as his “lil redneck wife”.
And tells his friends that he could never be unfaithful…because he knows I would just shoot him.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You got a sister?

Persephone
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Persephone

That’s sweet, Mike.
Sadly no, I’ve always wanted to have a sister.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Suddenly I want you to have a sister too. Cest la vie….

poljunkie
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poljunkie

Perse! You are awesome!

Persephone
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Persephone

Aw thanks, Pol’ie.
{{{hugs}}}

This is a sad day, isn’t it.
It’s going to suck from here on out.

poljunkie
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poljunkie

I agree Perse. I was just talking to hubby and saying I had no interest in the debate tonight.
sad

Persephone
Member
Persephone

Yup.
Me either.

Allen Poe
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Allen Poe

I’ll bet you repayed him many times for his show of love for you, to his friends.

Persephone
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Persephone

Not sure what you mean by that, Allen Poe.

But if you’re implying that I harped on that incident…
No, actually, I never brought it up again.
But he did.
In conversations with our daughters…about having self respect.

I left out some sordid details of that moment, that perhaps will give you a more accurate picture of “his show of love…to his friends”.
His hand was on my butt and the kiss lasted for about a minute.
It was less a show of love than it was a show of “this is mine”.

I love my husband dearly, Allen Poe, and I would defend him to the death.
He is a wonderful man, and has treated me with respect throughout our years together…both in public and in private.

Cindy08
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Cindy08

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! You’re too funny! We’ll revisit after you get married! smile

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones

I’m TERRIFIED of getting Married! Which is really weird, because it’s definitely something I see for myself. But yet, NOTHING scares me more than that thought. I wonder why that is? Really…it confuses me! LOL!

Allen Poe
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Allen Poe

Wisdom from the mouth of babes. Hold that thought!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

A gracious man, a good speech and a great future before him. May God bless Rick Perry and his family. Amen.

Professor Why
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Professor Why

Remember those Gingrich staffers who jumped ship to work with Perry? Wonder what they’re thinking about this… wink

Anonymous
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Anonymous

They are thinking, “Thank goodness we get 99 weeks of unemployment, Go Barack.”

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

Excellent point Professor!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

A southern gentleman right down to his boots. Our loss, Mr. Perry. Thank you

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It truly is a loss and as I have been a Rick Perry supporter I will continue to support him with my prayers.

I am beginning to believe this entire primary was a setup to get Obama another four years. I heard Rush say the GOP would rather have Obama than a conservative. Would they do this? Yes.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Yes, and I liked Perry too but he would have had trouble winning. My mother and sister, both conservative could not find it within themselves to forgive Rick for the guardasil issue. I tried talking to them about it but being a guy I don’t see it quite the same as them.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Mike,

Who is your mother and sister supporting?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

They weren’t decided yet but they were learning towards Newt. I think that they still are.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Magnanimous. A real gentleman.

John Gem
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John Gem

He’s a nice guy. Great family! very tender moment with a kiss from with his wife and son who nodded his head with respect for his good father. On we go to Newt, our warrior! You are are tough guy mr speaker, brush the dust of your coat and blow away these heathens and take back America!

What a bitter and twisted newts ex wife is, she cheated on him too. She looks sour.

MJS
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MJS

She also looks ugly.

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous

” ’tis the moon.”

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