If you want to fire up a crowd, there isn’t a better politician in Texas than Gov. Rick Perry. I wish all of those members of the Texas political media would back away from their desks and get out and see him in action. If they did, they wouldn’t be prognosticating that his career as a politician is finished – remember back in May when I said the same thing? This afternoon in Friendswood, he rallied Republicans in support of Rep. Randy Weber’s bid to replace the retiring US Rep. Ron Paul and in the process, reaffirmed my impression from five months ago.
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Rep. Randy Weber and Gov. Rick Perry
A crowd of roughly one hundred people came out on a gorgeous afternoon to support Rep. Weber and, of course, to get their picture taken with Gov. Perry. State Rep. Larry Taylor, soon to be State Sen. Larry Taylor, introduced Weber with a solid endorsement. After a few short remarks, Weber introduced the star of the show, Gov. Perry. Gov. Perry was in fine form and tuned into this crowd, highlighting Rep. Weber’s fiscal conservatism, his support of pro-life issues, his recognition of the 10th amendment, and most important, his commitment to laying a foundation for job creation. Gov. Perry talked about Barack Obama’s misunderstanding that government creates jobs instead of understanding that private business does. He also talked about the Obama administration blocking the Keystone pipeline and the EPA’s attempt at “flexible permitting”, which he says will cost Texas and our area in particular hundreds of thousands of jobs. Gov. Perry hit Nick Lampson on all of these issues, his tone and words sharp and biting, especially on abortion.
Gov. Perry acknowledged that Texas is a safe Romney state but exhorted the crowd to get out and vote anyway. Texas needs to send a message, letting the rest of the nation know that we are informed, engaged, and ready to turn this country around.
Obviously, this is a tight race, otherwise Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, and Rick Perry would be spending time helping someone else. It’d be a shame to lose this seat to Nick Lampson – a slick union guy that masquerades as a conservative, blue dog Democrat. That narrative is plainly false – you cannot vote for Nancy Pelosi and her act and still claim to be conservative in any shape, form, or fashion. If you live in that district, do yourself and your neighbors a favor and help this campaign.
Pictures from the rally:
Steve Bledsoe says
Jennings, do you usually not pick any races prior to election day? Or are we to assume you’d vote straight ticket?
David Jennings says
Bledsoe, I’m voting straight R and hope everyone else does too. I talked about it here:
But I think some people misunderstood. I have crossed over in passed elections and voted for a D or L here and there. But this year, I just don’t see the need to do that. Some people have mistakenly accused me of not thinking – please. I’ve met every single Republican on the ballot, including the statewides. There isn’t a single one of them that is a “mistake” – as David Porter was in 2010. Nor is there any other candidate from any other party that ‘stands out” so much that I would ignore their affiliation with the platform of the Democrats, as Jeff Weems did in 2010.
So I’m suggesting, cheerleading, begging (?) people to cast a straight R ballot and be done with it. Your mileage may vary.
Steve Bledsoe says
Ah, okay, I missed that post. I crossed over against Sharon Keller and a couple of judges races based on advice from people that know them. I was just surprised that I hadn’t seen any recommendations from you. Clearly I didn’t look closely enough! All the best.
DJ, You have a good blog, but you sure can’t pick the winners. McCain, Dewhurst, Lykos….Romney. Back in ’08 I made a $100 bet with a welching little rat(mous). He didn’t pay up. You are a better man than he is. I’ll bet you $100 that Obama wins. If Romney wins, I’ll Paypal Bigjolly Politics the money. If Obama wins, I get to front page Bigjolly Politics twice. You in?
DJ you were wrong about Mark McCaig why wouldn’t you be wrong about Gov Perry?
David Jennings says
JBB, wrong about what?