I’m disenfranchised in VA, but I gave my widow’s mite as long as Perry was in the race. He was forced out by establishment big money. Even Bill O’Reilly and cronies dismissed him and would not bring on Arpaio, Luttrell, or Meyer, while bemoaning establishment hacks and their endorsements. Texas has prospered while enduring multiple devastating natural disasters under his leadership while other states floundered. He was the only whole "package" candidate: executive, commander-in-chief/military (heroes Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell and Medal-of-Honor recipient Dakota Meyer endorsed); successful business (no endorsement, but Glenn Beck moved to TX for Perry’s tax and business innovations); endorsed by AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio (immediately attacked by the Obama in-Justice Department) for real immigration experience--I equate his support of migrant children to Angel Tree and Constitutional no attainder of blood; plus faith, family values, and principled toughness needed. He targeted Obama’s war on religion. Reagan said, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” Republicans spotlighted Navy policy prohibiting everyone even ministers visiting wounded warriors from bringing Bibles into Walter Reed Hospital; they rescinded. Texas tort reform is needed nation-wide to bring down medical and premium costs. Perry called out Radical Islam. No one else connects Islam and Jihad principles of al-Taqiyya and hudna to broken promises and treaties particularly with Israel. Al-Taqiyya allows Muslims to lie to infidels (anyone not a Muslim) to achieve permissible or obligatory goals. Hudna is a “tactical truce” that begins when forces are too weak to defeat the enemy, but it’s broken when there’s a shift in the balance of power to allow Muslim victory. Perry forgot a word; Romney forgot his religious principles as MA governor; Gingrich forgot his vows; Santorum forgot Right-to-Work creates more jobs to get union votes; Paul forgot that without Providence isolationism almost cost us WWII; Obama forgets to put America first. I regret I didn't vote on principle for Perot, because "they" said he couldn't win. All bets were on Goliath, but God had a better plan. Romney and Gingrich are self-imploding. We should get behind Perry and get him back in the race and give folks the right to vote on principle or at least to write in Perry. I wish I could.
A lot of US liked Perry, even me when he entered the race. But the bad thing about him is that he wanted to educate the children of the illegals, which are already a drain on the economy without educating them.
I still hope Gingrich can win...he is the best qualified and a true conservative. No one can match his "Contract with America," an accomplishment no other politician can match.
I do like Santorum too, but don't think he can make it with the funding since he is not as well known. Santorum made a statement that the candidates must stop trashing each other and he is right. Gingrich asked Romney to stop, but Romney/RINO continued. This is ruining the i mage of the republican party and our chances of gaining back the White House.
I will vote for anyone who runs against Obama, he is the ruination of the We must pray that Obama is not re-elected. God Help US and hear our prayers.
"I liked Perry as well when he entered the race. But the bad thing about him is that he wanted to educate the children of the illegals, which are already a drain on the economy without educating them."____bobemakk
This really ticks me off______ All 50 states of these united States have been educating the children of illegals since 1982____ Because Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a state statute denying funding for education to illegal immigrant children and simultaneously struck down a municipal school district's attempt to charge illegal immigrants an annual $1,000 tuition fee for each illegal immigrant student to compensate for the lost state funding. The Court found that where states limit the rights afforded to people (specifically children) based on their status as immigrants, this limitation must be examined under an intermediate scrutiny standard to determine whether it furthers a substantial goal of the State.
The application of Plyler v. Doe has been limited to K-12 schooling.
While other court cases and legislation such as Toll v. Moreno 441 U.S. 458 (1979) and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 have allowed some states to pass statues that "deny" undocumented students eligibility for in-state tuition, scholarships, or even bar them from enrollment at public colleges and universities. . The Texas state legislature passed the in-state tuition bill with only 4 elected officials voting against it. Under the process of creating state law, this bill was veto proof. Apparently the people of Texas wanted higher education opportunities and a path to naturalization for children who had been brought into their state through no fault of their own.
Wow, what a speech! Governor Perry is amazing. Too bad he dropped out of the race, would have cast my vote for him! I hope Perry runs next time around!!
Governor Perry-you are the best. That was a super speech you gave today. Please reconsider and come back. America needs you and I bet after hearing this speech a lot of people are really upset they didn't support you. God bless you and your family.
Gov. Perry is a true leader!! He is exactly what we need to turn this country around. Thinking about "what might have been" is heartbreaking. However, thinking about "what will be" gives me hope for our nation! Perry 2016!!
I luv my Gov.!! Too bad he had to start out his Campaign with back pain oops moment and that's all MSM ever talked about. America didn't get an opportunity to know his policies. Rick Perry is an awesome Conservative. The good news, he's still my Governor.
Thanks a lot, Iowa and New Hampshire. NOT!! Y'all who rejected Perry should be ashamed of yourselves. Oh, well, it's a republic; you get what you ask for...
Thanks for posting this, tRS.
Yeah....."what might have been".
We are never going to get a solid conservative Washington Outsider like Perry, as long as we have our primary schedule structured the way it is.
The deck is stacked against it.
We missed the chance this time, to get a President who wants to "make Washington as inconsequential in our lives as possible".
We must not resign ourselves as Perry so greatly announced. We must not give up and resign ourselves with the current crop of candidates. What you saw in this video is a person who knows what is wrong with our country and what needs to be done and can inspire all of us to promote this change.
We must not resign ourselves to accepting anybody less than Rick Perry.
The power must be given back to the people and to the states a our founding fathers intended it to be.
You are still the best candidate..and I am sorry that the rest of Americans couldn't seem to see that. Instead they went for a good debater and look what we are ending up with??We will most likely have Obama for another 4 years. Gov.Perry 2016