The Rick Perry Comeback: The Chart Mitt Romney Doesn't Want To See

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It ain't over yet.
The GOP is still stumbling about, looking for someone to run against President Obama.

After vastly outspending his opponent, frontrunner Mitt Romney managed to eke out a victory in his home state. And it was over an all-but-demonstrably certifiable opponent. That's not good.

So the "GOP Establishment" is looking for someone to come in and save the party, someone with some electoral momentum.

We humbly suggest they already have their man, as primary results and a cheap chart indicate. While the chart may be low-rent, it's one that strikes fear in Romney's heart.

For it clearly shows....The Rick Perry Comeback.



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These are all the post-Iowa primary states -- New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida, Missouri and Tuesday's votes in Arizona and Michigan.

This chart clearly and unarguably shows the scenario that is unfolding.

New Hampshire: A solid, if unspectacular, four-digit showing. Perry supporters are somewhat stunned by the Iowa caucus results, and that affects their work in the Granite State.
South Carolina: Perry drops out of the race two days before the vote, but still improves his vote count by more than 40 percent.
Florida: The high point (so far!!!) of the Perry campaign, but the bottom drops out after the vote, as people actually realize Perry's not campaigning anymore.

And then: The comeback begins.

It starts innocently enough in Missouri, where Perry snares 2,456 votes -- almost reaching his incredible South Carolina count.

And then came Tuesday's two-state showing. The chart is pointing in only one direction: up, up and away.

And keep this in mind: Super Tuesday is coming, and, even more importantly, Texas has yet to hold its primary. Texans of all stripes have just been burning for a chance to vote for Rick Perry for President. Possibly.

So when you talk "momentum" in the GOP presidential primary, you're talking two words: Rick "Oops" Perry. Okay, three words.


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Kyle_flip13
Kyle_flip13

ONE OUR LAST CHANCE ALL THE DELEGATES IN 50TH STATES WILL CHOOSE RICK PERRY-NO DOUBTS ABOUT IT IF AMERICAN WANT AN HOENSTS TROGN CANDIATE RICK PERRY.

Rea_aguilar
Rea_aguilar

real deal-rick perry -real cnadiate not a phony one romeny; no heart;fraud and candidate

David Houston
David Houston

Speaking as a Political Science graduate, I felt that the media went after Perry and pretty much damned his campaign.  Even 'Texas Monthly' (with its presumed readership of old Republicans) last month was pretty cruel on the man.  Seemed odd to me that publications like that were out to scupper the chances of their own State's governor!  Call me suspicious, but I haven't noticed that size of an anti campaign against any other candidate.  Looks like the media didn't want Gov. Rick to get there, and set out to convince the people they didn't want him either.  He's still the best candidate in my humble opinion.  I like Mitt Romney, but I'd prefer Rick Perry.  The very fact that Romney had to squeek a win in Michigan was very telling that the campaign is far from over.  I read somewhere that if Gingrich pulled out right now, his support would switch to Santorum, it's definitely food for thought.

Khalil McMillan
Khalil McMillan

Being a Poli. Sci. grad gives you zero gravitas, man.  As a matter of fact it hurts you in that you are no better than the pundits on cable news.  I am a poli. sci. undergrad and understand it is a SCIENCE first.  Philosophy be damned.  Boo hoo!  There are MSM journalists that can see through this disingenuous, inarticulate shill.  Yeah.  You're both suspicious and biased, "Poli Sci Graduate".

David Houston
David Houston

Don't be silly!  :-)   Come back when you get your degree and have some experience working with politicians. However you accuse me of being biased, because I commented on a very biased liberal media who were clearly out to scupper the chances of Rick Perry? Come now. Last month's front cover of Texas monthly was one of the most politically biased attacks I have yet come across. Can't hide from the truth, or from facts as bare and obvious as East European pornography. I will use that cover as an example in future lectures. It might surprise you to know that I caucused for Obama 4 years ago. So don't be so quick to jump to conclusions, I follow politics.

Leo Ponce Jr.
Leo Ponce Jr.

I really wanted Rick Perry to win the Republican Nomination. Just so we could get rid of him here in Texas. 

jimedo
jimedo

There is a huge number of Rick Perry supporters accross the country and for good reason. He was the only true conservative of all the candidates, and is the our best chance to beat Obama, if given the chance. Our present candidates are all seriously flawed which has become painfully obvious. Governor Perry has the character and the experience to lead our country back to   strength and prosperity. He can simply run on his success as the governor of a most successful State.He has little baggage to defend and will be able to stick to his agenda previously announced for reducing the size and cost of the federal government. His reasons for the stumble in the first debates are easily and legitimently explained, and forgotten quickly when the public see and hear speeches like the one he made at CEPAC, for example.[without a teleprompter] It is simply too bad that none of the conservative pundits gave the governor any support when he needed it , simply going all-in for the establishments choice, Romney. Now they are stuck with a problem of their own making , but one that could be solved by Rick Perry. I will vote my conscience and vote for Rick Perry and suggest that other supporters do the same. Obviously we will not be alone

yo
yo

Well, this seems about right for a Perry (or Santorum, or Bachmann, or Palin) supporter.  Uninformed, delusional, poorly written, and just plain wrong.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Perry has been in one office or another since 1985. How does this make him anything but the establishment?

David Houston
David Houston

 Would you say the same about Ron Paul?  :-)

Jimedoh
Jimedoh

Well, about right for a liberal hack reading from a list circulated by the MSM, mindlessly following a political philosophy that has failed throughout history whenever and wherever put into practice. Spend your time reading world history books instead of socialist propaganda and learn the truth.

yo
yo

People who aren't just like you (i.e. "hippies") don't "hate" the U.S.  They hate people like you and your presumption of being the "Real America" (i.e. saying b.s. like "this is a Christian Nation").  There are only rough guidelines for what this country is supposed to be; it was never meant to be so clearly defined.  That's the beauty of it.

Khalil McMillan
Khalil McMillan

Rick Perry used to be a (pretty consistent) Democrat...til the political tides turned during Anne Richard's term...Being a Republican is a convenience for Perry.  Not a conviction/principle.

H_e_x
H_e_x

I'm not advocating anyone or any "outsiders." If I had, I would have said so, but my previous comments are bereft of anything resembling that. All that I am arguing is that someone who has been in politics for decades can never be considered "outsider" or anything other that "the establishment."

David Houston
David Houston

So basically then, who isn't the 'establishment' and a fit candidate in your opinion?  Ron Paul might get out to the US-hating hippies, but in reality he's pretty much as entrenched as the rest of them.  Obama/Biden/Clinton are as much the establishment as any of them. Surely it takes some experience to make a President, and how could you get that unless you'd put the years in already?

H_e_x
H_e_x

Indeed I would. He is a career politician as well. You can't spend years in office and not be considered the establishment. It's disingenuous.

Leremy Jin
Leremy Jin

and wasn't Obama supposed to take all your precious guns away the day he went into office? when is that going to happen, exactly?

Leremy Jin
Leremy Jin

I wish all right wingers who are so violently against Obama would simply admit that it's because he's African American and Pro Choice.

People are foolish to let race and absurd notions of religiously-dictated control over policy (and people) jeopardize our nation.

H_e_x
H_e_x

I'd like to think his embarrassing performance during the primaries would be enough to finally convince people here to dump him, but that would mean having faith in the electorate.

Katy
Katy

A Democrat hasn't won an election for a statewide office (that is, one that ALL Texans vote on) since I was in junior high (mid-Nineties. It was Dan Morales). 

If there's a Republican on the ballot, he's going to win. Period.

So it looks like Perry has either a 100% chance of winning in 2014 if he runs or a 0% chance if he doesn't. 

H_e_x
H_e_x

If you put anyone or anything up for statewide office with (R) by their name, they will be elected. Sure, Perry displayed to the rest of the nation that he is an ignorant blowhard, but that won't change people's minds over here. They love anti-intellectualism and wear their ignorance as a badge of honor.

Jeandeflorette
Jeandeflorette

Sobbing for Rick...If only presidential candidates weren't required to speak

Bethany
Bethany

 Well I for one would be a very happy camper if Gov.Perry got back in. Personally Gov.Perry is the only candidate who has a record of job creation, energy, economy, Pro Life, constitution, 1st, 2nd and 10th amendment rights n the guts to take it to Obama.  With his record he could flatten Obama like a pancake.   I vote on principle so Gov.Perry has my vote.

yo
yo

Just once I'd like to see some tangible evidence that Rick Perry deserves any credit for Texas' relative economic success.  He's done little more than be governor during a time when other parts of the country have suffered.

It doesn't seem to occur to a lot of people that, with the way the oil industry has prospered the past decade or so, Texas has essentially been recession-proof.  Not only is Texas a weak-governor state, but by no means does Perry deserve the magnitude of benefit of the doubt some people give him; it's absurd to suggest that he, any other single person, or any small group of people could control the fortunes of something as complicated and erratic as energy to any such extent.

With the way so many people misunderstand how even the federal government operates (i.e. the morons who think that the president controls EVERYTHING and blame him accordingly), I guess I shouldn't be surprised at how many are uninformed re: Texas government and Rick Perry.

I'll break it down for those who don't know:

Pure luck/right place, right time on economic issues + usual right-wing crank stances on everything else = Rick Perry.

Khalil McMillan
Khalil McMillan

Well, said!

yo
yo

Thanks.

I, for one, quickly tired of hearing Perry make claims like "We've created X number of jobs in the state o' (pronounced 'uh') Texas."

Well, Rick, your platitudes have set new records for vagueness.  Congrats on that, but what specific, factual accomplishments can you list that led, directly and significantly, to the creation of new jobs, a stronger state economy, etc.?  And how many of the created jobs involve decent pay and benefits and were not merely the result of population growth?  And how much of Texas' economic modus operandi doesn't predate your tenure as governor?  It's really discouraging how so many people apparently don't understand how embarrassingly hollow his rhetoric is.

Of course all politicians do this type of thing, but most at least try to spin some legislative history or data into something resembling support for their claims.  Perry?  Not much at all of any consequence, yet he claims, and seemingly gets credit from certain quarters for, his 'strong record on job creation and economic issues' or some such nonsense.

The only things at which he's been demonstrably effective are winning elections (that 'R' next to his name being probably the most crucial factor to his success in Texas) and appealing to tea party types via espousing such stances by way of his transparent and comical A&M tough-guy routine.

Mark
Mark

 So your principles include enjoying your religion so much that it should dictate the lives of other adults? Because Perry feels that way.

And fuck that.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Why is pro life capitalized but the Constitution isn't?

FL GAL
FL GAL

Perry had spinal fusion surgery a few weeks before entering the race and was wearing a back brace during the first debates----NOT telling the American people the pain he was in, was his real oops moment...had he done so, he'd be the front runner as it was obvious he was getting much better at the debates as he healed...people would have understood his shaky beginning because we all know how much pain a hurt back can cause and thinking straight is tough!!  Because people didn't know, didn't do their homework and have the attention span of fleas, they bailed and Perry doing what he thought was the right thing to slow Romney down, exited the race...my hope is he gets back in and takes the WH!

H_e_x
H_e_x

He must have have spinal fusion surgery every week then, because he acted the same then as he always does.

No
No

Proving, once again, that satire is an unappreciated art form. Great piece, even if no one commenting quite understood it!

Pete Wagner
Pete Wagner

Rick Perry is the most solid and viable third party candidate we have.  The question is, can the current political process (i.e., MSM and vote counters) be trusted?

Khalil McMillan
Khalil McMillan

Oh, God!  Watch Fox News/Sarah Palin much, Conspiracy Boy?

Glen
Glen

All this does is show a very poorly run and undecisive campaign strategy for Perry... shoulda, couda, woulda... and yes, don't forget Perry's oops moments.  Those did not set well with voters.  When the going got tough, Rick bailed.  If he would have kept in the race, he'd be splitting votes with Gingrich right now. I like Perry, but he needed to take his Ginkgo, he didn't and now its too late.

Janis Oney
Janis Oney

Glen, Gov. Perry only had one (1) "oops moment" Remember the next time you forget something, anything at all, that is an "oops moment" for.

WRIGHT STEPHEN_1991
WRIGHT STEPHEN_1991

Aint no one on this message board running for Pres. 

One oops moment?

Gay advertVoting ageand er whats the other one, er o what was I going to say, EPA

Greachenaguilar
Greachenaguilar

bush has diferent attittude; bush is cancer born 1946-diffeeretn attittude erry is very successful governor- pisces-tiger eyar born-brign luck to this country. perry march born-1950-has a busienss sense- hard working and oen of us he was poor -bush a son of a golden spoon; bush wasnt burn in texas- bush was born in miane. perry a real texans .a tenant farmer- and his dad also a vet.like him.now u know.

WRIGHT STEPHEN_1991
WRIGHT STEPHEN_1991

Romney lost an election to the Senate, was last a Governor almost ten years ago.  The only reason he isn't still in the Senate now is because he lost.

What was it he ran again, the winter olympics or something along those lines, theonly experience he has in politics is about 4 years as a Governor and a Father who was a politician, remind you of anyone? GHWB.  I don't see why having a Father who was a politician qualifes you to run for President. 

The reason Romney wasn't in politics all these years was because it was too hot in the kitchen for him so he stood thereon the sidelines judging all that came before.He was the shoe in candidate in 08 and is so now, and this time Santorum who is off his head is giving him a strong un for his money, and Mitt has a lot. 

Nnlamb16
Nnlamb16

Unfortunatly for your Romney will win the nomination, then beat Obama... Really wont be that hard.

Do you know what Romney did between 2008 to now? He basically did hundreds of hours of volunteer work at natural disaster locations. Don't believe me? Look it up. Obama hasn't ever run anything, and has proven he didn't even have the job requirements

Wright Stephen_1991
Wright Stephen_1991

Like Bush do ya?

The last Texas Governor did a great job for eight years running the country so why not give it to his protege, Rick Bush... er sorry Rick Perry...Wait Bush and Perry are the same thing. 

Be great to see Perry win the nomination, definite Obama win and will show how out of touch Republican's are with modern politics.

victoria_29
victoria_29

clearly either an obama troll or a romney trolll....opps same thing ...

Katy
Katy

I agree. Bad campaign. 

I also think the GOP did themselves a disservice by having thousands of debates. I don't believe that Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush could have survived that process. So now they've got 4 candidates who can get through television debates but who nobody likes...

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