Sure, that is a play on the Kinky Friedman for Governor campaign line from a few years ago. Fact is, I was one of those guys pushing Friedman’s candidacy because I was not a fan of Rick Perry. But that was then, this is now, and this country needs a dramatic change in Washington.
No candidate or potential candidate for the White House in 2012 could bring as dramatic a change to the Washington D.C. culture as Rick Perry. Period.
The naysayers on the left are out with the knives, which is a pretty good indicator that they fear him as a candiate. That puke Bill Maher went on a long rant in which he not only attacked Gov. Perry, he attacked anyone who believes in a guy named Jesus. The New Republic let leftist “journalist” Abby Rapoport bash him full force in this screed. In a shameless piece, Politico published those tired rumors that Gov. Perry is a homosexual, under the guise of “he will have to deal with these rumors”.
As I’ve said often, and Gov. Perry noted in his speech to the RLC in New Orleans last week, the left hates us, is never going to like us, so we need to get on with our agenda and stop apologizing for who we are and what we believe. Here is how he worded it:
"Stop apologizing" for wanting to stem the tide of the "entitlement mindset," he boasted.
"Our opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them," he said, before imploring the crowd to "stand up. Let’s speak with pride about our values. Let’s stop this American downward spiral."
He also focused on American exceptionalism, unlike the current occupant of the White House who likes to travel abroad and apologize for our achievements. He speaks of reviving the American dream, not running from it.
And that is why he can win the nomination and the White House.
As Texans, and specifically conservative Texans, we are all too familiar with his weaknesses. So much so that we sometimes overlook his strengths, of which there are many but none more important at this time in our nation’s history as his ability to rally us, to make us proud again, to lift us to new heights and to restore America to its former glory.