Well this is my maiden voyage , so here goes….
Today was the Iowa Straw Poll and Texas Governor Rick Perry jumped into the Presidential Primary Race. Bachmann won with 28.6% of the vote, Paul was 2nd with 27.7% and Pawlenty took 3rd with 13.6%, after last night’s debate I can’t believe that he did that well. At this time I have no news on whether or not Perry or Palin made a showing as write-ins.
First let me make clear that whoever wins the Republican nomination for President will be the one I cast my ballot for in November 2012. That person won’t be perfect and he/she won’t be another Ronald Reagan or better yet another George Washington but that person will not be Barack Obama and my fondest desire is that the current resident (P omitted on purpose) of the White House be defeated.
If my intuition hasn’t failed me I believe that the GOP elite have decided that Romney will be the nominee, which distresses me tremendously because I just don’t trust him. He is just too slick….kinda icky really but I digress. I hope that he is not our candidate because I think John McCain may be more conservative than he is and we all saw what happened when the GOP picked him.
Out of all the candidates I believe that Perry has the best chance of defeating Romney than anyone else and he is the current governor of my state, TEXAS, not exactly a blue state. He is adamantly pro-life, pro-gun, anti-illegal immigration, and pro-states rights. He is not liked much by the Bushes and I do not think that he is even a little bit Progressive. These are my impressions and opinions at this time but time will tell. I am sure that the Tea Party will vet all these candidates even if no one else does and my loyalty has not been tied down at this point.
If I have learned on thing in nearly 62 years, it is that things change and I never assume that I have all the information that I need.
I would like to have other opinions and discussion in the coming year about our leadership and who we think can right our ship of state.
- Rick Perry May Pose Big Threat To Some Big Name GOP Contenders (huffingtonpost.com)