Perry hits the road
December 14th, 2011
12:07 PM ET
11 years ago

Perry hits the road

Neola, Iowa (CNN) - Welcome to the first day of Gov. Rick Perry's Iowa bus tour. With three stops across the Western part of the state Wednesday beginning with a town hall meeting in Council Bluffs, Perry kicks off a three-week trip around the Hawkeye State that will go right up until the caucuses on January 3.

While the campaign has yet to announce all of the stops, there are currently 47 events on the governor's schedule, including a mix of rallies, meet-and-greets, walks down Main Streets, lunches, fundraisers and even a few church visits.

Perry's schedule shows 30 meet-and-greets, where no questions will be asked, and eight town halls where voters will be able to press the candidate on issues.

Decked out in a wrapping that reads "Faith, Jobs and Freedom," Perry's bus will cover slightly less than 2,000 miles with the final event scheduled on the eve of the January 3 caucuses. Appropriately, the tour's final event will be a campaign rally in Perry, Iowa.

Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Rick Perry
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Independent_me

    Governor Perry –

    You might be able to fool the ill-informed-FOX news-watching-simpletons who call themselves "Christians" by pasting the word "FAITH" on your bus... However, you cannot fool REAL Christians like myself!

    Jesus warned us about people like you who will come like wolves in sheep's clothing... Our eyes are opened... You and your hate-filled, lying, unchristian ilk do not know what true faith in Christ means... we are on to you...

    December 14, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  2. Food stamps for billionaires.

    Perry may be the only candidate in history who could screw up a one bus parade.

    December 14, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  3. once upon a horse

    to quote what one GOPer and FoxNews said "that sure is an UGLY bus" LOL

    December 14, 2011 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    HIt the road, Jack,
    and don't cha come back,
    no mo', no mo', no mo', no mo'!

    Just hit the road, Jack,
    and don't cha come back no more.

    December 14, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  5. gg

    on the road too nowhere

    December 14, 2011 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  6. B

    What a total waste of time and money. Just take a ride on your "Perry Bus" back to Texas.

    December 14, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  7. Duke One

    All the way to the White House ! PERRY/RUBIO 2012 !!

    December 14, 2011 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  8. Guns n' Moses

    I picture Rick Perry driving the bus with an unfurled, upside down road map....of Idaho.

    December 14, 2011 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  9. shoegazer

    Well,at least the tires aren't flat.......yet.Perry/Cain 2012.....the dream ticket of comedians worldwide.

    December 14, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  10. roro

    Does this motley crew of Republicans not under the constitutional SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. Get out of your pulpits and start working for ALL the citizens of this country.

    December 14, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  11. Pam from Iowa

    Hey Rick! Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out of Iowa!!!

    December 14, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  12. Expat American

    The ‘Freedom’ sign on Crazy Perry’s 3-wheeled Peter Pan bus says it all. If elected, 10-gallon Governor 2-step is going to send troops into Solyndra to protect our Freedom. Perry’s talking Bible told him that uranium hidden in boxes of Betty Crocker’s yellow cake mix has been obtained from the Republic of Oklahoma.

    December 14, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  13. Expat American

    If Perry wins the nomination – I hope that he selects Palin as his running mate.
    Or we could all just watch Hank and Peggy on King of the Hill.
    When Perry’s left eye twitches 3 times in a row – hit the deck – that means he’s fixin’ to throw a Bible at you.

    December 14, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  14. rs

    "Faith, jobs, and fredom"? That's rich. Saaaay, where was THAT bus built Perry?

    December 14, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  15. Nash

    Full of hope after many oopses. ...

    December 14, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  16. Donna

    Because nothing says "freedom" quite like someone shoving their "faith" down your throat.

    **rolling eyes**

    December 14, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  17. GaryB

    Perry hits the road. Texans breathe sigh of relief.

    December 14, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  18. Jake

    but if you're gay? No Freedom for you!

    December 14, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  19. Keyser Soze

    Thinking people have no faith that Rick Bush could fulfill the job as President. He may exercise his freedom to continue his personal war on intelligence back home in Texas.

    December 14, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  20. NVa Native

    That is one ugly bus. I noticed how he put his religious "faith" first and our "freedom" last.

    Or maybe he only cares about his religion, his job, and his freedom?

    December 14, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  21. Al-NY,NY

    The choice of words on the bus will change as he goes from state to state. The sheep in Iowa and SC love the current slogan. NH would reject that in a second. Only the thumper states get this layout. In other states (assuming he doesn't do everyone a favor and quit), it'll be something else. Overall I give him until after Iowa, SC and NH until he realizes that he doesn't stand a chance. He'll then take his one-man band back to the Third World state of Texas where he can continue the ruination of the state by blowhard Republican governers

    December 14, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  22. diridi

    this idiot should hit his head to Rock....nonsense.

    December 14, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  23. Dan Mcguire

    Just a curious question. Who runs Texas while this guy is out promoting his candidacy for President?

    December 14, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  24. anagram_kid

    If he is in Iowa he better be sure to add Farm Subsidies to the side of the bus.

    December 14, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  25. Sniffit

    Separation of church and brain.

    December 14, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |