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Perry Still Pondering 2012 Run

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Posted on Jul 5, 2011
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We don’t have the full picture yet on the lineup of candidates revving up to race for the White House in 2012, even from the GOP camp, which has already kicked into high campaigning gear. A certain governor of a big state that is famously not to be messed with, for example, may still enter the fray.

Yes, it’s Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has some significant conservative Christian backing to add oomph to a possible presidential run. But can he make Mitt Romney (or President Obama, for that matter) sweat at this stage? His people are apparently looking to find that out right about now.  —KA

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By PatrickHenry, July 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm Link to this comment

So much for the decisiveness trait we look for in our leaders.

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By Jim Yell, July 7, 2011 at 11:30 am Link to this comment
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I believe that Perry refused to consider new evidence pointing to innocents of a man on death row in Texas. This man was executed. Doesn’t this make Perry a monster and a murderer? Ironic.

A strange choice for a candidate for President, but then it is the Republican Party—Big Surprise.

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By kdyson, July 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm Link to this comment

religion is, without a doubt, the opiate of the
masses…and these politicians are using it with great
success…I have never seen the likes of it…

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By berniem, July 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm Link to this comment

How can anyone claim to be a christian and accept people like Perry, Robertson, Hagee, Huckabee, Santortum and that whole cabal over at the “Family” along with whack-jobs like Erik Prince(Xe) as representatives and definers of the “faith”? Marx may have thought of religion as the “opiate of man”; but here in the goog ol’ USA it has become the hemlock of our democratic society!

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