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January 05, 2012

Rush Limbaugh: “I Hope Perry Stays In”

“I hope he stays in.” said Rush Limbaugh today on his radio show, after acknowledging that there was some confusion about whether Rick Perry had decided to stay in the race for president or not.

“Does he have a high enough base here to pull off what now would be a miracle?” asked Limbaugh, “I hope he stays in.”

From Rush Limbaugh’s website:

There was a tweet, you know, Perry last night said he’s gonna head back to Texas for prayer and reflection to figure out what he should do next. ‘Cause he spent a lot of money in Iowa, and it didn’t translate to votes. And the theory is that, you know, money didn’t translate to votes in Iowa, then it may not translate to votes anywhere else. And is it worth going into debt? Does he have a high enough base here to pull off what now would be a miracle? I hope he stays in. ‘Cause I told you I like Perry, and I like Santorum, and I told you countless times I know either one of those guys — and I said this about Bachmann as well — if any of them are elected president, I have no doubt whatsoever they are gonna be fighting for this country each and every day, no doubt whatsoever. I hope Perry stays in.

From the day before:

Rick Perry has always made me smile. I look at Rick Perry speak and I smile, sometimes I laugh. I've met Rick Perry a couple times, and I've enjoyed it thoroughly both times. I like Rick Perry.

Anyway, I've got the sound bite now of Rick Perry. This was Sunday in Des Moines, and this is The Politico White House correspondent Mike Allen interviewing Rick Perry. He says to him, "Governor, some of your staffers have told us that you ran this as a gubernatorial campaign for too long, that you didn't look big enough, you didn't get big enough. You take some responsibility for that?"

PERRY: (echo) I don't know who you're talking to.

ALLEN: Well, these are members --

PERRY: So I can't respond unless you give me a name.

ALLEN: These are members of your staff --

PERRY: You got a name?

ALLEN: -- who say --

PERRY: You got a name?

ALLEN: (1.5 second pause) You won't listen to...?

PERRY: You got a name?

ALLEN: (1.2 second pause) Uhhhh.

PERRY: If you don’t have a name to tell me this individual who said this, then I don't take that as a corroborated source.

RUSH: And that's Rick Perry, "You got a name? You got a name?" This is not somebody stupid, folks, doing this. You got a name? In fact, it was Mike Allen, (imitating Allen) "Uh, you're -- you're -- well, you -- you -- uh -- you're not gonna reply? You're -- you -- you're -- you're not gonna react to that?" "You gotta name?" "But I got a staffer, the staffer said that you're basically stupid and suck." "You got a name?" "But you -- uh --"

RUSH : It doesn't sound like somebody stupid to me, folks.


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

What Santorum, Gingrich, and Romney offer is no cure but a continuation of the status quo.

We deserve better and that comes from us because those three won't give us the best. Rick Perry always has given his best, he understands how things are supposed to work and it works well in Texas, which funny enough is a republic, just like the federal government.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 5, 2012 01:55 AM


Perry had a couple of brainfarts during the debate and the media and Democrat late night show hosts are trying to make him look like a fool. When I discuss Perry with people, all I say is "just look at Texas". He's ran Texas for the past 10 years. Texas is growing while other states are shrinking in population and jobs. This year, with one of its worse droughts and wildfire seasons in history, Texas has a 1.6 billion dollar surplus. They did this with no personal or corporate income tax.

Posted by: BobF at January 5, 2012 07:38 AM

BobF. I agree with all that you say, and I see him as the best candidate, as well.

Unfortuately running a National Campaign takes a large amount of money, as we all know. Unless Gov. Perry can come up with some high end donors, and do so sooner rather than later, I fear that he is going to have to give up his campaign.

That being said, I truly believe that if the Elites that run the National Republican Commitee and other high level Party organizatons, really got behind him, he would go to the top very quickly.

In the real world I don't see that happening, and as a result we will be looking at, Romney, a potential loser, as the candidate.

We have become a Nation where Special Interst Groups control the elections and the Candidates. This is why people like Gov Perry, Sarah Palin, ans Michelle Bachmann, are treated as weird folks who don't understand.

The common man/everyday working citizen has lost his voice as to how this Great Country is run. One only has to look at my home state of California, to see the evidence.

Posted by: Sean at January 6, 2012 11:12 AM

This is defeatist talk. I'm so disappointed.

Have we lost sight and sense of what has transpired here ?

Are we to be guided in thought and mind by talking heads on television, pollsters, conspiracy theories and supposed elitist machinations ?

Wake up !

The voters, one by one, ballot by ballot, state by state, decide;

unless of course you are so moved by the media and the polls you can no longer think clearly.

This is not a horse race as far too many treat it.

122,000 Americans have voted; that's it; less than 1% of the electorate.

One state, Iowa, out of 49 states has held an election. That's all.

Think about it, about 25% support Mitt Romney. That means about 75% don't !

And with time the conservative vote, and more importantly the conservative GOP delegates, will surely consolidate before the convention in August in Florida.

We are in early January, and it's over ? There are primary elections until June.

Keep talking and writing defeat and you will talk and write yourself right in to it.

C'mon, snap out of it !

We are better than this, and so are we American conservatives.

I'm so disappointed by comments like Sean's above which inspire me to write here, but then of course I don't live in declining California.

There is however a candidate and three term Governor with a strong record and a fine example for the nation during these very hard times in an ascending Texas, with true well grounded leadership, and the antithesis of what we have in the White House now. We must not lose sight of that.

Read my last comment here, and wake up:

Rick Perry 2012 !

Posted by: Carlos at January 6, 2012 01:40 PM