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“My reaction is, that’s just very insensitive,” Cain said on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. “[There is not] a more vile negative word than the N-word and for him to leave it there as long as he did, before I hear that they finally painted it over is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country.”

The Washington Post reported Sunday that Perry hosted friends and other lawmakers at a Texas hunting camp that was at one point known by a name containing an offensive racial epithet. The slur, “N——-head,” was painted on a rock on the property.

The 60-second ad, called “Trust,” starts out with a narrator saying: “The establishment called him extreme and unelectable.” The narrator is not talking about Paul, but Reagan. The same black-and-white photo of Paul and Reagan that appeared in mailers in Iowa before the straw poll appears on screen. The ad points out the fact that Perry helped lead Democrat Al Gore’s campaign for president in 1988. In contrast, Paul endorsed Reagan (himself a former liberal Democrat) for president in the 1976 election against incumbent Gerald Ford – one of only four congressman to do so. “After Reagan, Sen. Al Gore ran for president, pledging to raise taxes and increase spending, pushing his his liberal values,” the narrator says. “And Al Gore found a cheerleader in Texas: Rick Perry.” The kicker at the end: “Now America must decide who to trust, Al Gore’s Texas cheerleader? Or the one who stood with Reagan?

—former White House aide closely linked to Obama’s campaign

Rick Perry seen easier for Obama to beat | Reuters
He realizes that talking about the Fed is good, too. But I tell you what: He makes me look like a moderate.
Ron Paul on Gov. Rick Perry, speaking to the WSJ (via afternoonsnoozebutton)

Sharky’s Drinking Straw Poll advises patrons to choose between the Obamarita or the Perry Berry Tea-Ni on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, August 18, 2011.

The president said I needed to watch what I say,” Perry said. “I just want to respond back if I may. Mr. President, actions speak louder than words. My actions as governor are helping create jobs in this country. The president’s actions are killing jobs in this country. It’s time to get America working again.

Texas Governor and Presidential Candidate Rick Perry

Rick Perry Accuses White House of Lecturing Him

(via abcnewsradio)

Interesting, considering according to this report, Texas actually “has done worse than the rest of the country” over the past 2+ years in creating jobs.

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Until Perry’s popularity in Iowa can be verified by polls of likely Caucus-goers, the most plausible scenario is a Bachmann win in the Caucuses, followed by Romney victories in Nevada and New Hampshire, and then a Perry breakthrough in South Carolina. This scenario would take the GOP into uncharted territory, since there’s never been a presidential nominating contest where the first three big states were won by three different candidates, all of them with some level of national support and all of them demonstrably strong fundraisers. It’s the sort of situation where relatively small developments—a gaffe, a strong or poor debate performance, a monomaniacal series of attacks from minor candidates, a failure to meet media expectations—could become very big deals.

rivitpunk:

“‘Oh, I’m going to Washington to make sure that the federal government stays as far away from you as possible — while I ride on Air Force One and that Marine One helicopter and go to Camp David and travel around the world and have a good time. I mean, this is crazy.” ~ Bill Clinton

(via sociolab)