NH GOPers want Perry visit, like little 'yadda yadda'
August 5th, 2011
12:52 PM ET
3 years ago

NH GOPers want Perry visit, like little 'yadda yadda'

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – A group of New Hampshire GOP officials personally delivered both an entreaty and a word of caution to Texas Gov. Rick Perry this week: Come visit our state, and do it quickly.

The group of about ten Republican state heavyweights traveled to Austin Thursday to meet with Perry and ask him to come talk to voters in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

They also asked for insight on whether the charismatic social conservative was indeed planning to run in 2012.

"He said he's not ready to say yes yet but he's doing the due diligence that you need to do to run for president," said Paul Young, a former New Hampshire GOP chair who helped organize the trip. "But I suspect he'll be coming up to New Hampshire soon."

Young said Perry, who spent about an hour and a half speaking with the New Hampshire envoy, impressed the group with his informal manner and track record on job creation in Texas.

"He doesn't give you a lot of the yadda yadda that you get from a lot of the Washington political types, so that was refreshing," Young said.

The officials told Perry many Republicans representatives and grassroots activists in their state were still waiting to endorse a candidate, and the governor could move to gain their support - but cautioned the opportunity wasn't open-ended.

"I think it has to be very soon, and everybody around the table said that, if you're going to do it you have to do it soon," Young said.


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  1. Dale

    Perry is a scary man. We already had one GOP president start an ill-advised war based on the voices in his head that he thought was God talking to him. The GOP candidates are all either religions zealots or corporate schills. Or in the case of Romney, both.

    August 5, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    "Patriotic NH allowing the secessionist to soil their turf!

    August 5, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  3. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Wingnuts are begging again. What about their boy Rommney? They are going to stab him in the back. Snooki Palin is desperate to get her hands on Bachmann's money and TV interviews.

    August 5, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    I lived in TX twice. He won't get the vote from that state OR the entire country. He'd better go to NH and stay, if they like him and his lies.

    August 5, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    Most of the jobs created are either state government contracts (partially funded by US taxpayers). The rest are minimum wage, with spanish/english required. Keep him in NH. The diversity will really surprise you purists. (All white).

    August 5, 2011 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  6. John

    Just How UNAMERICAN Is the Republican Party,they say they want the Gov of Texas to visit new Hampshire. I would want this man to stay Gov of Texas .Let a Long run for President. This man He wanted the State Of Texas to Secede from the Union In 2008. The man should be put In Jail for being a Trader.Anybody that say something like that Is No American and shouldn't even be able to stay as GOV of Texas. There Is no way this man should be able to run for President.

    August 5, 2011 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  7. Doug in NYC

    Why is it that 2 of the largest states, Alaska and Texas can't keep thier village idiots within thier borders? Maybe it's time to build a fense around these states to prevent Teatard Imigration to the other 48!

    August 5, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  8. thomas

    Texas Governor's Gay Sex Scandal Covered in Austin paper, the First ... to report on the alleged sex scandal involving Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry. ... ?

    August 5, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    I think that Gov. Perry is a little busy trying to stay out of the headlines right about now.

    August 5, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  10. diridi

    no offense, no Texan idiot to mess our nation....o.k,

    August 5, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  11. fayse

    Rick Perry really? haven't we been down that road before? This guy would make GW Bush look like a genius. People should take a closer look at Perry's "record" in Texas. The State faces a shorfall of $24 billion dollars. there will be drastic cuts in teachers, firemen, etc, etc. One suburb of Dallas is going to charge parents for school children to ride the school bus. Health care and education ranks among the lowest in the Nation. The property taxes are very high and the sales tax is 8.25%. He has sold the highways to foreign investors to create toll roads. When the lottery was voted on, we were told that the profits would help pay for Education. What ever happened to that? In the State of New Mexico, the property taxes are a fraction of what they are here. And their lottery profits does go to the education of the childre in NM. Any child can go to a State College and all they have to pay for are their books. So, no, Rick Perry is a fraud and a liar.

    August 5, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  12. coy4one

    I think they need to come to Texas and spend some time here before they jump on the Perry bandwagon. He's a true Texas joke! I live in Houston and I can tell you, he is not liked here. He does nothing for Texas jobs being outsourced to foreign countries. Only works on issues that affect his religious ideals, and not the majority of Texans. And, he flip-flops on most of whatever he believes in this week to the next. If he has such a following, why is it they rented the Reliant Stadium in Houston with a seating capacity of nearly 70,000 for an event this weekend that at last count, has only sold 8,000 tickets? I think the rest of the country needs to understand that he was a puppet under George W. Bush and operates pretty much the same way. Do you really want another Bush puppet in the White House?

    August 5, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  13. Peggy - TX

    Go Perry. I think I just might contribute to Perry’s campaign.

    He would be much easier to beat then Romney in a general election as he has a lot of baggage and not a lot of smarts under his big white hat. He is much like Palin in that he is good at acting like a politician, but unlike Palin he has a formable political machine behind him. He is just picture perfect, he can read a script and best of all he has no real political positions, so he will adopt what ever his handlers tell him to.

    Romney does not have a snow balls chnage in h3ll. Does anyone really thing that the Tea Party will allow a Mormon with Eastern US political point of view – h3ll NO. THE TEA PART IS POISON. Is not that the Tea Party has disagreeable policy positions, but that they act in a manner that undermines the foundation of our democracy by spreading lies and squelching legitimate debate. They don’t act individually, they act in lock step as if all controlled from one deceitful and cunning entity that truly hates America and runs the organization like an organized crime family.

    August 5, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  14. Mike

    The games that politicians play. Rick Perry will not be the republican nominee. His views do not resonate with the average American.

    August 5, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  15. Shelby

    What is it with the Repubs who seem to just love dumb candidates with poor academic records? Google “Rick Perry's College Transcript: A Lot Of Cs and Ds”.

    perry wants to run our nation yet this clown got a D in the principles of economics while in college! Just what our country needs right now. NOT!

    August 5, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  16. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    you'll be SORRY!! This guy ain't all you think he is.

    August 5, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    Gov. Perry needs t hurry not because some NH conservatives asked or told him to. It's the clock. Like so many other states, time is quickly running out to get on the NH GOTP primary ticket.

    I do not know if he has filed with the FEC to be a candidate, but I know that you cannot get it done in a day.

    These deadlines are also weighing in against Palin and Trump, who both still work for broadcast networks, which isn't going to work. It is not as if they can work today, quit tomorrow, and be "in" the day after.

    August 5, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  18. seriously???

    I am so excited to for the republican primaries to begin!! It's going to be like the best Christmas present ever. Cat fighting, wild accusations, lies and misinformation, conservatives eating their own, the tea party influence, and in the end of a long drawn out cage fight, some wacko unelectable nominee will be left standing to receive an Obama beat down.

    August 5, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  19. A Repulbican

    If you got to beg now, what do you think he's going to do if he gets the nomination, he's beeting on the south primaries and doesn't need the northeast, he's from Texas and is a republican you idiots! He doesn't really care about you!

    August 5, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  20. A Repulbican

    We all want more jobs, but who wants the type of low paying, what illegal immigrants used to do type of jobs he so-called created.

    August 5, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  21. Embarrased Conservative

    I say "yadda yadda" to his presidential ambitions.

    August 5, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |