August 14th, 2011
10:23 PM ET

Rick Perry's chances to be president

Howard Kurtz and Wayne Slater discuss Rick Perry's decision to run for president in 2012.

Filed under: 2012 Campaign • Politics
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  1. Ohood

    Texan4Ever, What a rube. Do you ever read the news to see what is actually hapnenipg in Texas, or is your TV stuck on Faux News? Perry has been a disaster. Texas leads the nation in all the bad categories, like largest class size, most citizens uninsured, most working in poverty level jobs, and th list goes on and on. You mention that he has kspt us from having an income tax. Well yeah that is correct. But what you appear to ignorant to realize is that he shifted the birdn to Property Taxes, the Sales Tax and uhh, gamblers who play the lottery.But then you say he kept the gamblers out of the state. That was real smart. Oklahoma Louisisana and New Mexico make millions off the Texas who want to gamble which results in millions of tax dollars to their respective states.Your next argument is well, dumbfounding. First you say he forced Obama to give hem more border guards. We're you asleep during the Bush years and during the 08 campaign. Bush stalled and stalled and stalled and sent some unarmed National Guardsmen and minimal funding for a fence. Obama campaigned on strengthening the border and doubled the guards. The fence has proved to be a boondoggle and virtually unrealistic. Oh and the other night Perry was on faux news in a pre-presidential announcement appeareance, whining about how evil the feds are and how much help he needs at the border and obama wont listen to poor me waa, waa, waa, all after he snubbed the President and wouldn't meet with him when the Pres was here.Lastly, and this is what makes me think you are a rube, is that Perry would make a great president and would let the states run amok. Isn't one of the oaths of duty of the president to preerve the union. How in the hell is he to going to do this and let the states do what they want? Wisen up my friend. Apparently you can read so why don't you do more of it and see what is really going on in Texas.

    September 12, 2012 at 1:35 am | Reply
  2. Vern Vartdal

    Liked the discussion about Perry, but just don't understand why you don't point out the blatant hypocrisy between his statements and record (e.g., evolution/global warming statements Vs. Perry's job as TX campaign chair for Al Gore in 1988, or, Jobs/big government position Vs. Largest recipient of Obama money, government jobs grew as private sector in TX shrank, and Perry's support for Clements largest tax increase in modern TX history). Tea Party members deserve to know about the Perry – Gore connection. You should help.

    August 21, 2011 at 11:33 am | Reply
  3. Muji Khan

    As a Texan I find that Perry has the worst chances of becoming president out of all the Republican candidates. Perry went from Governor of Texas to Dictator of Texas in a very short time. He attempted to force parents to get their daughters to take an injection. The Governor's mansion "caught fire" a few years back and instead of getting it fixed ASAP he instead moves into an extremely luxurious house instead. And instead of taking money out of the "rainy day" fund to help education, which has always been number 1 in Texas politics, he instead used that money on everything and anything else. Oh and need I remind everyone that he's been in power ever since G.W. Bush left office. Term limits anyone? In all honesty I feel that Perry is only the race for comedic value rather than any legitimate reason.

    August 21, 2011 at 11:29 am | Reply
    • Starlight

      Ron Paul would win but its the individuals that have the power which is money and they use this paper which is also from trees with petnird ink on them lol, and everybody thinks that its the best thing in the world, the thing is that we don't need that type of government, what it is, the people want to be better than others and don't wanna help no one, and also power which is money the Penn state coaches and others knew but no one said because of the fact of money!!!!!!!

      September 9, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
  4. Jamile Shaheen

    Who ever wants to be President needs only two things. They will have to be a person that will be the bad person and say no to other coutries, cut off aid and really start a trade movement. Pull the military out of other countries stop being bitch for NATO and last have all countries that have sacation on us lifted are we start putting putting saction on them and the same rate of return. They will have to be a gang leader not a want be actor.

    August 15, 2011 at 1:21 am | Reply

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