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June 18, 2011

Rick Perry at the Republican Leadership Conference

Rick Perry's speech in New Orleans.

Some bites.

"This administration in Washington clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need but it's the most qualified to make essential decision in every area.. " It's arrogant. Check.

"EPA, killing jobs in Louisiana. They think they know best. I disagree." Check.

Gray hair that I recall seeing a month or so ago. Gone. Check.

"Bail out money for businesses 'too big to fail'. Bad" Check.

Points to the future, and ponders our present actions. Check.

"Revive the American dream". Check.

And now the Texas story. Job creation. 47.8% of all jobs created in the nation in the last 2 years. Total check. Balanced budget. Check check.

1. Don't spend all the money.

2. Keep the taxes low.

3. Have regulations that are fair and predictable.

4. Tort reform. (well, ok, we did recently pass some, which includes "hey, you bring a stupid lawsuit and lose, you pay for all this crap). I'm ok with this. LOSER PAYS.

He's touting the Texas economic story. When 1500 Americans a day are coming to Texas, that's a pretty good story to run on.

"Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let's stop trying to curry favor with them". <-- oh yes. That will resonate.

Talks about state house results, and how conservatives want to return power to the people. And how DC pols won't do that until it's demanded.

These aren't specific points at all. One of my friends here wanted to hear more of that, and I appreciate that he did, cause he's waaay ahead of the curve when it comes to what the voters want to hear.

But this is the kind of speech the voters want to hear. Even if he flubbed "of the people by the people for the people." (the order)

He's running. He's going on the economy.


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posted by Dave In Texas at 10:20 PM

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