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November 04, 2011

Rick Perry on the Economy with CNN's John King

Here is the economic portion of the CNN interview with John King on Nov. 3, 2011

Rick Perry scored another very strong interview on CNN's John King USA. Recorded in Iowa, in this segment, Perry makes a forceful argument for his economic plan, the 20% flat tax, by telling King what his response would be to an Obama attack ad. Obama hypothetically can say that the Perry economic plan would be unfavorable to he middle class. Perry's answer, in a nutshell, is what has Obama's economic record done for the middle class? There are 14 million unemployed and we aren't going anywhere fast. The Perry plan, he said, creates an environment where entrepreneurs will feel comfortable about investing in their businesses and that those entrepreneurs will create jobs, and reverse the failed policies of President Obama.

Another very good answer Perry made was to John King's inquiry about what Perry would say to the G-20 meeting in France this week. Perry said that once President Rick Perry got America's economic house in order with lower taxes and cutting spending that his message to Europe would be to follow America's lead. Good stuff.

Comments by the pundits after the interview on John King USA on CNN last night:

John King: "This is a man very comfortable in his skin - very confident man."

Ed Rollins (former Bachmann advisor): "That was an extraordinary interview. If Iowans can see him in the mode he was in today - very confident - very turn him loose here in Iowa for 8-9 weeks and he'll be back in this race."

Gloria Borger: "I kept thinking as I was watching this interview, where has this candidate been in the presidential debates?"


Wild Thing's comment........

Perry thank you for being a true leader, a man of integrity and honor and with some 27 years experience making a difference for your State and one day I hope and pray for America as well.

The enitre interview was one of the best I have seen with Perry. Too bad Fox does not come up to par lately on this. O'reilly did a terrible job and made it all about O'reilly. Hannity is so far into Cain that even though Rick did great , Hannity was awful himself.

I am so glad I am able to show you at least this much of the interview.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 4, 2011 05:55 AM


Yes. Gov Perry always does well when he has a minute or two to state his message.

First time I have seen John King. He seems to be a good interviewer.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 4, 2011 11:57 AM

Do you think he may be going ove the heads of too many? Gingrich and Cain are both taking it slower.

Posted by: Avitar at November 4, 2011 03:58 PM

Tom, me too, I had not seen John King do an interview before. I have seen him to other things on CNN but not an interview.I know he is a leftie but at least he treated respectfully unlike O'reilly sheesh.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 5, 2011 04:20 AM

Avitar, you might have a point. I am actually shocked at how some people hate Perry for these reasons and are not thinking straight.

1. because he is from Texas and we had a President from Texas before
2. because he has the same accent as Bush so thus has to be just like Bush
3. because he used to be a democrat then the phonies saying this turn around and praise Reagan who also used to be a democrat.
4. because he has been a politician and they say they do not want that. But Cain ran twice before for other seats and lost. So he is a politician or wanna be too.

so many things and none of them make sense to me....just very odd to hate like that for no good reason.

Thanks Avitar.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 5, 2011 04:24 AM

I have sent emails to O'Reilly, that he ignores, asking him why he bashes Perry when he himself has won -0- elections.

Posted by: Larry in Texas at November 6, 2011 08:12 AM