BLITZER'S BLOG: Musharraf convinced Perry will run for president
July 21st, 2011
04:21 PM ET
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BLITZER'S BLOG: Musharraf convinced Perry will run for president

EDITOR'S NOTE: Watch "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" at 6 p.m. ET for Wolf's interview with former Pakistani President Musharraf.

(CNN) – During an interview with me that we just taped for The Situation Room, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf told me he believes Texas Gov. Rick Perry will run for president of the United States.

That's significant because the two men met in Austin last week.


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soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. ConservaFASCISTS/Alan West = Masogonist

    We don't want or need the opinion of "the former harborer of terror leader" Musharaff.

    July 21, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    ...[yawn]... Too much, I suppose, to suggest that Musharraf keep his nose in his own country's business? Pakistan isn't exactly enjoying American favoritism to date ... ranking right up there with Musharraf opinions on a scale of *don't care* to *really don't care*.

    July 21, 2011 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  3. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    well Perry there's your major endorsement right there. I wonder how that will go over with the Tea party bunch.

    July 21, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  4. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds!

    And with Musharraf's endorsement, Perry will get over the hump for victory (in his own delusional mind).

    Seriously, though, Perry is a disaster that would make current WPE GWB look like Abe Lincoln. Perry has completely blown a hole in his state's budget (over $26 BILLION). Perry is so insanely stupd he shouldn't be allowed near a butter knife, let alone government.

    July 21, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  5. GoDestroy

    Who gives a hoot what Mush-mouse thinks?!! How are his views relevant here???

    July 21, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  6. Boo Hoo Baynor

    Does this mean Perry will resign as Texas Governor?

    July 21, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  7. vic , nashville ,tn

    G.W.Bush “"truly is somebody who believes in democracy." about Pervez Musharraf

    Donald Rumsfeld “I preferred the Musharraf government.” And this also “"I think Musharraf, when he made the decision to cooperate with us, took a bold step.”

    Pervez Musharraf got those credit keeping Osama Bin Laden under his eye

    Now its not surprise why Pervez Musharraf like Rick Perry to run

    Simple Money and power

    July 21, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  8. The Real Tom Paine

    Like I've said before about this: its one ruthless dictator giving his opinion/support of another one. Maybe Perry has taken notes on how to eliminate/ assassinate your opponants.

    Christian Madrassas, anyone?

    July 21, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    Maybe Perry agreed to keep sending him money to harbor the terrorists and keep them hidden from us.

    July 21, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    ConservaFASCISTS: Did you mean: mysoginist? Because he sure as heck came across as one, and a bully to boot.

    July 21, 2011 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  11. Republicans - The Not Intended To Be Factually Accurate" Party

    Why is CNN holding up the non-American as a credible commentator on an American election?

    July 21, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  12. SecedingfromTexas

    So Guv Goodhair wanted to establish his foreign policy credentials with this guy? Musharraf said Perry "invited him
    to share views"– about what, the demise of Osama bin Ladin?
    Goes to judgment folks, and the fact that this foreigner knows more about Perry's "intentions" before the American
    people do, speaks volumes. Go run for President in Pakistan, Perry.

    July 21, 2011 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  13. Corey Yilmaz

    we really need another Texas governor to be president, though Perry can put together a sentence better than GW

    July 21, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  14. vet in texas

    I wonder how the country would feel if Obama mandated your teenage daughters get an HPV vaccine..........exactly, Perry is not electable and is a fraud, Texas Tea Partiers don't even like him.

    A former democrat turned republican because in texas the republicans get most of the oil kickbacks, just ask old BP apologizing Joe Barton.

    July 21, 2011 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  15. Patrick from Minnesota

    America has seen enough Texans as President, especially after the last two...

    July 21, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  16. once upon a horse

    Rick Perry anywhere NEAR the White House would be a big mistake. Take it from a person that lives in Texas.

    July 21, 2011 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  17. GI Joe

    No more republican governors as president. Look at Wisconsin, NJ, MI, PA, OH, just to name a few that have become FASCIST governors.

    July 21, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  18. Doug

    In Pakistan, where Pervez Musharraf was president, Islam is THE state religion and sharia law applies.
    Rick Perry has been 'called' to political office, and is going to hold a 'prayer rally' in a Houston stadium.
    I think Perry dreams of US where his church is recognized as THE state religion.

    July 21, 2011 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  19. Okie

    He'is no Will Rogers, now that was a Cowboy. He was not a mean-spirted, egostical, racist.

    July 21, 2011 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  20. DA

    LOL..and this connection to Musharraf just killed any notion of him getting the nod. – THANK YA!!

    July 21, 2011 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |