Perry to headline New Hampshire dinner
June 22nd, 2011
01:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry to headline New Hampshire dinner

(CNN) - Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry will deliver the keynote address at the New Hampshire Cornerstone Dinner in October, according to the group.

The October 28 awards banquet in Manchester is a large fundraising event in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state.

The announcement comes as the three-term governor continues to consider a run for the White House. He has said he will make a decision at the end of the month when Texas wraps up legislative business.

"We are thrilled that Governor Perry has accepted our invitation to keynote our annual gala in October," Cornerstone Action Executive Director Kevin Smith said in a statement. "Governor Perry has been a model example of both fiscal and social conservative leadership for the rest of the nation."

The grassroots advocacy arm of Cornerstone Policy Research hosted Republican presidential candidates former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and businessman Herman Cain at last year's dinner.


Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Tulsa

    Go for it!
    Like the Country will let another Texas Governor in the White House... Been there, done with that.

    June 22, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  2. John

    How can anybody vote for a man who wanted his state to Secede from the Union. To me GOV PERRY IS A TRADER of America and there Is no way this man should be able to run for President. I think he should be put In JAIL.

    June 22, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  3. Formula

    Never in a million years would I let my 17-year old daughter go on an unsupervised co-ed camping trip. How naive would you have to be to believe they're going to "behave"? Bang-up parenting job there, Sarah.

    June 22, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    Right after that stupid comment kevin smith went back to drinking wine coolers made popular by some lying unwed pregnant liar in ak
    This smith does know that perry wanted texas to secede from the Union, right? Darn it, same as with motherwitch from ak.

    Grassroots means the koch (that name does fit them just like bo ners who after giving a speech somewhere went right up to their table to shake his handler's hands) brothers are behind this. I guess perry sill neex thdif money to keep up with the bad dye job znd those texan boots.

    June 22, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  5. Biggge

    Thanks for taking this guy off our hands in Texas, the state has been running pretty good since he has been on tour.. pretty bad but no one even miss this guy here...You all can be fooled if you like, this guy has been living in a expense house for over 3 years on tax payer funds..They have been working on the Capital forever.. Outragous...

    June 22, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  6. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    How can someone who wants to secede from the United States (except when it comes to asking for federal money) even think about running for president, what would he be president of? These GOP idiots who are promoting him are truly idiots, there's no other word to describe them.

    June 22, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    "Governor Perry has been a model example of both fiscal and social conservative leadership for the rest of the nation."
    ===============================================
    He has done an excellent jobs furthering conservative social engineering. You no longer have to send your kids to a school, you can home school 'em. If you see someone on your property, it is legal for you to shoot first and ask questions later.

    In a recent case, a man shot a hispanic man who he saw rummaging around in the bushes adjacent to his neighbor's house. He knew the neighbor was on an extended vacation. He blew him away with warning with a shotgun. A grand jury did not indict him, but a trial was held because of the outcry. The defendant opted out of a jury and left it up to the judge. The judge ruled that since he honestly believed he was responsible for protecting his neighbors property that the defendant acted appropriately. Gov. Perry hailed the case a victory for freedom. He just also happened to have been the one who appointed the judge.

    June 22, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  8. Al-NY,NY

    yet another fool who is delusional enough to think he could even come close to winning the election. This GOP field is a laughing stock.

    June 22, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  9. The Other Michael in Houston

    Perry, get you butt back to Texas and do your job! I don't understand why you think that anyone outside of the Texas Republicans would ever consider voting for you for President. I guess he wants the sucede the United States from North America.

    June 22, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Oops. I forgot to point out that the hispanic man who was shot had been hired by the neighbor to keep the property in order. He was pulling weeds under the bushes when he was shot. He was the gardener.

    June 22, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  11. Publius Novus

    Will Texas have seceeded from the Union by then?

    June 22, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  12. George Busch

    Bush #2 heads north to test the waters. We are all hoping he drowns...

    June 22, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  13. S. In California - Obama 2012

    What a clown this guy is.

    June 22, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  14. Former Republican, now an Independent

    If Perry was elected president, he would have no nation to threaten with secession. He is a natural born traitor to the United States. Just the type of fanatic that is worshipped by the current day republican party.

    June 22, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  15. vet in texas

    4 out of 5 Texans agree that Perry is a complete and utter fraud. He's stolen private property to sell toll roads to foriegn companys, forced teenaged children to get vaccines, mislead the voters about the budget, executed an innocent man, used stimulus money to balance the budget, then said he didn't, says the federal government isn't doing anything about TX fires when that was in fact a lie, I could go on and on, but at least he's gotten money for the tea drinkers.......fooled once again because they got behind the loudest person in the room and are finally realizing they have been played by the same fools they voted in power in the 10' elections, I'll bet actual tea partiers in FL, WI, NJ, OH, and AZ are finally realizing that they were played and used by the GOP for their time, money, energy, and most importantly their respect of office. But atleast they will be OK, they've spent their hard earned money on books, gold, emergency food, more books, books from the book writers children, books from the book writers past campaign managers, books from conservative radio hosts.....did I mention gold before. Hilarious.

    June 22, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  16. Teena

    who's taking care of the texas' bill signing while this idiot is out galivanting around the counrty?

    June 22, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  17. Running for POTUS, Inc.

    A cowboy from Texas in the Whitehouse ?? Been There. Done That!

    Perry would win electoral votes in red Texas but would hurt the GOP in Virginia, North Caroloina, Colorado, Ohio, etc.

    He is only interested in priming the pump for him to extract dollars from politically horny Tea Partiers in the 2012 to 2016 time frame as a prostitue for Fox News.

    June 22, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  18. AZLib

    This man ran for election promoting the idea of Texas leaving the US. He should be charged with Treason, not become the lastest headliners for the GOP. Any person whom would support this person is one that would like to take the country back to 1861. is this really your poster boy? A person who wants to suceed from the nation? Really?

    June 22, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  19. Jilli

    Rick Perry makes GW Bush look like a Rhodes Scholar. He's all hat and no cattle – and does a really really poor bapist preacher impression when he's on the stump. All hail TX – the land of the minimum wage job, filthy air, and a bible thumper on every corner.

    June 22, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  20. Clwyd

    I bet this Texas nut case will try to get New Hampshire to secede from the Union like he says he wants Texas too. Just what America needs is another right wing religious nut from Texas! Republican'ts are all animals!

    June 22, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  21. harvey 60

    just what the country needs – another Republican Governor from Texas. stay home, and keep executing innocent citizens and covering it up.

    June 22, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  22. mb2010a

    "Governor Perry has been a model example of both fiscal and social conservative leadership for the rest of the nation."
    BS. obviously not a comment from a Texan...

    June 22, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  23. Debbie

    Listening to this man speak, his voice sounds eerily like George Bush, how scary! It brings bad memories when I hear him talk.

    June 22, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  24. bb

    Rick Perry 2012 – Every voting bloc from the left of the fringe right endorses that ticket.

    June 22, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  25. Dreamer96

    Perry thinks being a three term governer of Texas is a good thing, but Texas public life is all about politics, and keeping big businesses happy.

    Texas has control of the nations school books, Some top Texas business are Exon Mobil, ConocoPhillipps, Marathon oil, Halliburton, KBR, along with sex trafficking.

    Yes they talk tough on illegal immigration, but according to Best Opinion: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, CNN, Lez Get Real
    "A bill from state Rep. Debbie Riddle (R) would fine or jail anyone who employs undocumented immigrants — unless it's to clean the house, mow the lawn, or do other work".

    Is Perry really the right choice, if you are not rich?

    June 22, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
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