Rick Perry

RICK PERRY campaign plays blame game – POLITICO

By at December 31, 2011 | 11:35 am

RICK PERRY campaign plays blame game – POLITICO

DES MOINES — With a revamped message and a significant TV presence here, Rick Perry is hoping to revive his disappointing presidential campaign with a surprise finish Tuesday. But even as they hold out hope that Perry can find a way back into contention, some of his advisers have begun laying the groundwork to explain how the Texas governor bombed so dramatically in ... Go To Article

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YORK:: Blame Florida for the GOP’s holiday craziness | WashEx

By at December 24, 2011 | 12:07 am

YORK:: Blame Florida for the GOP’s holiday craziness | WashEx

All across Iowa, Republican candidates are trying to cram as much campaigning as possible into the days remaining before the Jan. 3 caucuses, all the while taking care not to get in the way of the voters' real lives during the Christmas-New Year's rush. It's not easy. Newt Gingrich is planning a tour of more than 40 cities and towns. Rick Perry is in the middle of his ... Go To Article

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BARONE::Thoughts on the ABC/Drake debate | WashEx

By at December 11, 2011 | 12:02 am

BARONE::Thoughts on the ABC/Drake debate | WashEx

In the first hour or so of the Republican presidential candidates debate conducted by ABC News at Drake University in Des Moines, we saw the most contentious, negative debate of the campaign. It is just 24 days from the Iowa precinct caucuses, and at least a few of those days—Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day—are off limits to politics. ... Go To Article

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MARK THIESSEN: Time for Mitt Romney to take the mitts off? – WaPo

By at December 6, 2011 | 12:16 am

MARK THIESSEN: Time for Mitt Romney to take the mitts off? – WaPo

At the height of Rick Perry’s rise in the polls, Mitt Romney’s strategists previewed for me their plan to bring him down. They said they would focus on Barack Obama, while the other candidates attacked Perry’s record, and the media dug up embarrassing stories about his past. They would wait for Perry to blow himself up in the debates, and they would use illegal ... Go To Article

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PERRY::Arpaio Endorsement Fails to Spark Enthusiasm in New Hampshire – Yahoo! News

By at November 30, 2011 | 12:06 am

PERRY::Arpaio Endorsement Fails to Spark Enthusiasm in New Hampshire – Yahoo! News

DERRY, N.H. – About a quarter of the seats at a hall here in Derry went unfilled for Rick Perry’s fourth event here Tuesday, a fitting end to a long day of campaigning that failed to drum up much enthusiasm. The Texas governor spent it stumping with Joe Arpaio, the controversial sheriff from Maricopa County, Ariz., who bestowed his endorsement on Perry earlier ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012::SHERIFF ARPAIO to campaign with PERRY – CNN

By at November 27, 2011 | 12:08 am

ELECTION 2012::SHERIFF ARPAIO to campaign with PERRY – CNN

Hudson, New Hampshire (CNN) – Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona will campaign with Rick Perry in New Hampshire on Tuesday, the Texas governor's campaign told CNN on Saturday. The man famous for his tough stance on illegal immigration has not endorsed a presidential candidate, though he has been courted by the likes of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, ... Go To Article

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RICK PERRY:: Role of underdog seems to suit Texas governor – AP

By at November 21, 2011 | 2:02 am

RICK PERRY:: Role of underdog seems to suit Texas governor – AP

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Rick Perry is sitting comfortably on a plush sofa in a hotel far from the strip that put the sin in "Sin City." It's the day after another presidential debate, and if the flat-screen in front of him were on, he'd hear plenty of appraisals of whether a new fiery approach helped his pursuit of the highest office in the land or hurt him more. via ... Go To Article

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THOMAS SOWELL::Will Republicans Blow It?

By at November 15, 2011 | 4:06 pm

THOMAS SOWELL::Will Republicans Blow It?

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catch phrase could stop thinking for 50 years. One of the often-repeated catch phrases of our time -- "It's the economy, stupid!" -- has already stopped thinking in some quarters for a couple of decades. There is no question that the state of the economy can affect elections. But there is also no iron law that all ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012::BYRON YORK:To bounce back, Perry must mix it up

By at November 15, 2011 | 12:13 am

ELECTION 2012::BYRON YORK:To bounce back, Perry must mix it up

What can Rick Perry do now? Newly released polls show his ratings being pulled down, down, down by the combined weight of poor debate performances, lackluster campaigning and a spectacular gaffe. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll illustrates the depth of Perry's problem. When Republicans were asked in the first week of November for their first choice for president, ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012::PERRY vows real change if elected – WashEx

By at November 15, 2011 | 12:04 am

ELECTION 2012::PERRY vows real change if elected – WashEx

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, looking to breathe new life into his bid for the Republican nomination, opened an Iowa campaign swing by warning activists not to settle for a candidate who will just propose incremental change. "The solution is not to nominate someone who is just going to nibble around the edges," said Perry. "Washington doesn't need a new coat of paint, it ... Go To Article

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