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: