Just when we thought Perry had melted . . .
Cross Post from IfLizWereQueen
Here comes snowball’s chance in Hell–back at us again!
Just goes to show you, you can’t always predict which way a politician will swing. They will say one thing at night and then the next morning, in the light of day, it’s a new story. Such was the case with Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry. Bachmann, in her concession speech in Iowa, gave the impression that her campaign would carry on. Perry told us, in his concession speech in Iowa, that he was returning to Texas to assess the situation.
In less than 24 hours Bachmann told us that she was withdrawing from the race and Perry told us that he is back on the campaign trail.
ILWQ COMMENTS ON PERRY’S DECISION TO STAY IN THE RACE
Perhaps at the very last hour Perry has found his groove in this race. Instead of speaking for himself (which he does not do well) maybe going forward he will let others speak through him–like some kind of a medium from a sideshow. His reading of the letter of a fan was very effective as were his statements regarding his feelings for the nation–why? Because he obviously believed what he was saying. Thus his message rang true to the audience. Perry still could be dangerous.
He has a long history of coming back from an underdog position so don’t count him out just yet.
South Carolina (January 21) is a key state for momentum going into Florida a very important state ten days later on January 31.
Perry has a very good chance at South Carolina. Santorum, and Newt Gingrich are Catholics. South Carolina has the one of the smallest Catholic population in the USA at 4%. Romney is a Mormon. Ron Paul is too odd for the traditional Republicans of South Carolina and Florida. That leaves Perry–a good ole boy from another Confederate state who is a protestant.
South Carolina ranks 13th in the nation for highest percentage of the population living in rural areas. Perry is the only one of all the candidates with a rural image. It doesn’t matter who wins New Hampshire. The people of South Carolina don’t give a damn what “steely” Yankees think.
Don’t count Rick Perry out of the race just yet. He may yet surprise us. And it won’t be the first time.
All those who may be sniggering as you imagine a debate between Obama and Perry can just hold that thought because it’s not going to happen if Perry gets the nomination. There is no law written anywhere that requires a candidate to participate in a debate. Perry simply would refuse to accommodate mainstream media and debate Obama. Perry may be dumb, but he is not stupid. That’s what Perry did with Bill White, his opponent in the last election for governor of Texas. He simply refused to debate White and no one could do a damn thing about it.
Do you think it is a coincidence that Rick Perry announced his candidacy in the state of South Carolina back in August? I don’t. Perry is more subtle and conniving than many give him credit for–Just ask Kay Bailey Hutchison.
But the craziest thing of all is to think that ANY of the current candidates, including Barack Obama, could actually be elected to the highest office in the our land in November. And speaking of stupid, will the American voters really be stupid enough to fall for the two-party schtick one more time? I hope not.
I know who I’m voting for. Her name is Jill Stein.