Perry appeals to social and fiscal conservatives
August 11th, 2011
05:20 PM ET
12 years ago

Perry appeals to social and fiscal conservatives

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Is Rick Perry the new white knight of the right?

With Republicans expressing general dissatisfaction over the field of presidential candidates so far, Perry's expected entry to the race is considered an effort to galvanize the divided political right behind a contender who can appeal to tea party and Christian conservatives as well as pro-business moderates.


Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry
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  1. coy4one

    Perry's campaign slogan..... "A Vote For Me Is A Vote For George W."

    August 11, 2011 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. vet in texas

    I'm still wondering how the right leaning Americans can allow themselves to vote for obvious frauds. Your only logical choices are Paul and Huntsman, any of the others prove your easily manipulated by their previous records, previous statements, and previous decisions, Perry was agaisnt the AZ law, mandated teenage girls get HPV vaccines, took private property via eminent domain and sold it to a foreign company to build a toll road which the foreign company still owns, lied to all of TX when running for a 3rd term about our budget, I can go on and on, for him even to be considered by any of you shows how "great" you are at picking presidents and congressman (and women)..........The tea party in Texas won't even vote for Perry, he's along with Romney are the exact same reasons you formed up in the first place.

    Again, actions and choices make you guys loose any and all credibility.

    August 11, 2011 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    The secessionist must have been home combing and spraying his hair with gel last week when those same conservatives/teabaggers flushed the country down the toilet. I am sure with his money he doesn't have to worry about his 401k or retirement or sociai security or medicare or anything that 98% of the population of the US can't live without.
    This country in no longer a one religion cult and a secessionist traitor (just like the AK bimbo) should be tried for exactly what they are . . . . . traitors not given a free pass to lead the country.

    August 11, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    Is Rick Perry the new white knight of the right?
    Can he REALLY “…galvanize the divided political right…” and take them to a different flight?
    Who is this man that once wanted to secede from our nation on his plight?
    This man who ONLY represents the far-RIGHT with pledged message that’s airtight!!

    Rick Perry is only going to knock all the others OUT – including Bachmann and the PA’IN in the neck – only to go on and LOSE in the general. The entire country DOES NOT agree with his VIEWS and/or AGENDA – Period!

    August 11, 2011 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  5. Limbaugh is a liberal

    Yes I am sure the rest of America would like to be just like Texas... with below average education and health coverage for children, a higher than average obesity epidemic, high incarceration AND crime rates, (apparently their tough laws and their gun ownership do NOT deter people from crime) higher than average poverty rates, and constantly begging the federal government for more money whenever a hurricane, a draught, storms, or heat wave hits them.
    But if you're rich, you'll love it.

    August 11, 2011 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |