Perry nomination might provide inspir...

Perry nomination might provide inspiration for third-party candidate

There are 27 comments on the Star-Telegram.com story from Jul 24, 2011, titled Perry nomination might provide inspiration for third-party candidate. In it, Star-Telegram.com reports that:

Bud Kennedy First, Mike Huckabee took a verbal poke at Gov. Rick Perry last week, asking why His Holy Hairness felt called to support Rudy Giuliani last election.Then, U.S. Sen.

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Researcher

Harker Heights, TX

#1 Jul 24, 2011
When real Republicans find out what Perry actually is and does, I can certainly seeing the conscientious, informed ones voting for a third party candidate.

"First, Mike Huckabee took a verbal poke at Gov. Rick Perry last week, asking why His Holy Hairness felt called to support Rudy Giuliani last election.

"Then, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison took a swat, telling MSNBC that she prefers a candidate with "real business experience," meaning anybody but Perry.

"The game of Rick Perry Piρata has begun, with players from TV comedians to other presidential hopefuls taking swings at the governor for his Marlboro Man looks and similarly toxic flaws.

"But the most damaging news of the week for Perry might have been buried deep in a Rasmussen Reports poll.

"If Perry were the Republican nominee against President Barack Obama, 10 percent of the voters phoned on July 6-7 said they would vote for a third-party candidate.

"With 1 in 10 voters looking elsewhere, Perry would lose to Obama, 44 percent to 39 percent.

Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/07/24/32418...

Please note that a poll reported by the Houston Chronicle said red-state Texans would vote for Obama over Perry.
Researcher

Harker Heights, TX

#2 Jul 24, 2011
"...maybe the governor isn't uniting moderates, the Tea Party and religious conservatives the way his hallelujah chorus claims.

"People tell me that with Rick Perry, they're afraid what they see is not what they are going to get," said Houston lawyer Kathie Glass, Perry's Libertarian opponent in 2010.

The Tea Party movement grew out of distrust in politics, she said: "He's more of the same kind of politician that has driven that growth.... Look at him now, the way he's milking this. It's like a striptease, tantalizing us."

Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/07/24/32418...

Perry, like Sarah Palin, is good at entertaining and good at cheerleading. Neither has a clue about governing.
Marga

United States

#3 Jul 24, 2011
Rick Perry has had more experience as Governor of the great state of Texas longer then Obama has experiece being a neighbborhood rabble rouser, state senator, senator, and President combined. He is your next President. You won't see him having a hissy fit, breakdown on T V because he didn't get his way on the Debt Ceiling.
Sally Forth

Harker Heights, TX

#4 Jul 24, 2011
Keeping women pregnant and barefoot is out-of-style in most parts of the United States of America, but Perry and other far-right Republicans do their damnest to keep all our young people as ignorant as they possibly can manage.

State statistics:

Sex Education

• In 2008, the birth rate for ages 15-19 in Texas was 63.4 per every 1,000 people, compared to 41.5 in the U.S., giving Texas the THIRD HIGHEST teen birth rate in the nation.[i]

• According to a 2009 study of sex education materials from 96 percent of all Texas schools,
ONLY 4 PERCENT OF SCHOOLS IN TEXAS TEACH ABOUT PREGNANCY AND STD PREVENTION.[ii]

• 3.7 MILLION TEXAS STUDENTS ARE NOT TAUGHT BASIC INFORMATION in public schools about STD prevention and unplanned pregnancies, and 25 percent of Texas school districts have no formal policy regulating sex education.[iii]

• 41 percent of SEX EDUCATION MATERIALS used in Texas school districts CONTAIN FACTUAL ERRORS.[iv]

53 percent of Texas students have had sexual intercourse, compared with 48 percent nationwide;

17 percent of Texas students have had sexual intercourse with four or more persons in their life, compared with 15 percent nationwide;

and 43.6 percent of Texas students did not use a condom during their last instance of sexual intercourse, compared with 38.5 percent nationwide.[v]

http://texaslsg.org/texasonthebrink/

Ignorance is NOT bliss.

__________
Marga

United States

#5 Jul 24, 2011
I have always found it difficult to understand how women that can get pregnant, cannot spend a little time reading about how one becomes pregnant. Before sex was taught in school women did not always get pregnant? Why do you suppose that was? Because they were not as stupid as these girls today that have sex with everything that is still breathing. Sex Ed should come from home, or from someone you can trust to be knowlegeable about it, even it is just your over-sexed best friend. All this sex ed does not seem to prevent Pregancy.
Sally Forth

Harker Heights, TX

#6 Jul 24, 2011
Marga wrote:
I have always found it difficult to understand how women that can get pregnant, cannot spend a little time reading about how one becomes pregnant. Before sex was taught in school women did not always get pregnant? Why do you suppose that was? Because they were not as stupid as these girls today that have sex with everything that is still breathing. Sex Ed should come from home, or from someone you can trust to be knowlegeable about it, even it is just your over-sexed best friend. All this sex ed does not seem to prevent Pregancy.
OK, I get it - Illinois has a problem, also - could that be why you are SO DEFENSIVE? What a mean=mouthed goose Marga is!


"Out-of-wedlock childbirth is becoming much more common in Springfield, the state and nation.

"Slightly more than half of all births to Springfield women and 44 percent of births to Sangamon County women take place outside of marriage, according to 2006 data — the most recent available — from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

"Unmarried childbearing has increased 26 percent since 2002, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, which released its latest report on births this week. The center reported that a record number of births — to all parents, married and unmarried — took place nationwide in 2007.

"Statewide, 40.1 percent of all births involved single parents in 2007. In 1999, 34 percent of births in Illinois and 41 percent of births to Springfield women took place out of wedlock.

"Children born to single mothers are more likely to grow up in poverty and face potential abuse, neglect and educational failure, sociologist Mark Testa said Thursday."

http://www.sj-r.com/news/x108134838/Births-by...

Come on, Marga. Let's hear your brilliant observations on why it is a GOOD thing for children "to grow up in poverty and face potential abuse, neglect and educational failure."

I don't believe that is a good thing. Keeping women barefoot and pregnant doesn't help the world in any way, shape or form.

They don't get pregnant by themselves, either, Marga. An alarming number of them are impregnated against their will. And there's almost always another person involved.
Marty

United States

#7 Jul 24, 2011
You just proved Marga's point. We wouldn't have nearly as many illegitimate births if we didn't have sex ed taught by teachers instead of parents. If sex ed is working why are there so many people practicing sex.
HTS

Lewistown, MT

#8 Jul 25, 2011
Marga wrote:
Rick Perry has had more experience as Governor of the great state of Texas longer then Obama has experiece being a neighbborhood rabble rouser, state senator, senator, and President combined. He is your next President. You won't see him having a hissy fit, breakdown on T V because he didn't get his way on the Debt Ceiling.
Who cares how much "experience" he has? Barack Obama has experience. We need someone who will stand behind principle, not a garden variety politician. We need a true conservative with real values.
HTS

Englewood, CO

#9 Aug 18, 2011
I think the Democrats should launch an Edwards/Blago ticket. That would pretty much sum up the essence of their ethical standards.
HTS

Englewood, CO

#10 Aug 18, 2011
Rick Perry has a lot of explaining to do... particularly why he voted for the socialist Al Gore in 1988. I know that no candidate is perfect, but that represents a SERIOUS blemish on his reputation in my book. Another problem is that he's soft on immigration. Now he's posturing himself as a tea-partier. He seems like a bit of a political opportunist to me. There are several good candidates in the field. I'm not sure why everyone is going ga-ga over Perry.
Patty

United States

#11 Aug 18, 2011
In 1988 Rick Perry was a conservative Democrat. He was a part of the Texas Democrat party, and of course he voted for the Democrat. I have voted for Republicans I didn't like. Voted for a couple horrible Democrats too.Yes there are several good Republican candidates in the field, pick one, and let the rest of America do the same even it they choose Rick Perry.
Tony

Anaheim, CA

#12 Aug 18, 2011
Screw you guys on the third party candidate baloney, Ross Perot won the election for Clinton by stealing votes away from George Bush, George Bush would have won if not for Ross Perot. We are too smart now to play those games again. We are not stupid.
Patty

United States

#13 Aug 19, 2011
You just proves Marga's point. If sex ed really worked might we have fewer illegitimate children?
Tony

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Aug 19, 2011
Way back when Abraham Lincoln was running for President they added a third party spoiler to steal votes away from Lincoln's competition so that Lincoln could win, it is an old trick. The Republican Party will not allow a third party spoiler to win the election for Obama in 2012, we Republicans know the game.
Tony

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Aug 19, 2011
Maybe we need a third party spoiler to steal votes away from Obama in the 2012 election? We can all play that game. Republicans will not allow a third party spoiler to win the election for Obama.

Obama is a one term President.
HTS

Englewood, CO

#17 Aug 23, 2011
All the leaders in the republican field are quite conservative. The only way I'd vote third party would be if another McCain got nominated. No one is even running (except maybe Huntsman) who is that liberal.
Researcher

Harker Heights, TX

#18 Aug 23, 2011
Patty wrote:
You just proves Marga's point. If sex ed really worked might we have fewer illegitimate children?
"The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports sex education that includes information about both abstinence and birth control.

"Research has shown that this information doesn't increase kids' level of sexual activity, but actually promotes and increases the proper use of birth control methods among sexually active teens."

http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/sexual_he...

Sex ed does really work. It does not eliminate the problem,but people are better off knowing how to prevent problems than not knowing.
Tony

United States

#19 Aug 23, 2011
Maybe Ralph Nader wants to run as a third party candidate again?
Tony

United States

#20 Aug 23, 2011
If Ralph Nader runs then I will send him money to help his campaign.
Tony

Orange, CA

#21 Aug 25, 2011
Nader blasts Obama, won't rule out 2012 run
By Eric Zimmermann - 06/21/10 02:34 PM ET

Ralph Nader denounced President Obama's lack of leadership on Monday and said he was leaning against, but would not rule out, a 2012 presidential bid.
In a radio interview with liberal activist Mark Green, Nader said that Obama had resorted to "mealy-mouthed, well-composed rhetoric" on the BP oil spill but hasn't backed it up with real action, like banning BP from doing business with the government.

He added that a stubborn Congress is no excuse for not passing a strong climate bill.

"That's a cop out. Would LBJ not be able to get it through when he had 59 Democrats and an independent?[Obama] doesn't know how to deal like LBJ did. He doesn't have that fervor," Nader said.

As for his own 2012 prospects, Nader said he would rather have another liberal run in his place but would not rule out the possibility of a fifth presidential campaign.

"I want the progressive agenda to be on the ballot. I'd rather have someone else do it like Jim Hightower or Mark Green," Nader said.

http://tinyurl.com/32um53j

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