NYT: We Stand by Our Fake News
Over on the homepage, I have a piece about the New York Times’ hit job on Rick Perry. America’s paper of record claims that Trump’s nominee for Energy secretary “knew almost nothing” about DOE’s responsibility for the …
Why Midwestern GOP Governors Fail
If you were looking for an ideal Republican presidential candidate, you might start with someone who was a popular, reforming, tax cutting, conservative, governor of a Midwestern, swing-state. You would look at a Scott Walker or, if that fell through, …
Hillary Clinton hasn’t improved as a candidate since 2008. She just faces far weaker competition from an elderly socialist with no experience in forming multiracial electoral coalitions. If anything, Clinton has gotten a little worse – but it might not matter.
Rick Perry Is Not Guilty, but Texas Is
Rick Perry, arguably the most successful American governor in a generation, is in forced retirement. Rosemary Lehmberg, the vodka-swilling, retribution-promising, drunk-driving human dumpster fire who indicted Governor Perry for exercising the ordinary powers of his office — vetoing funding for …
First Casualty: Rick Perry Drops Out
Rick Perry used his speech before 700 people at Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum convention in St. Louis to announce he is suspending his campaign for President. Many in the audience gasped, and several people told me they regretted his decision because …
Rick Perry Lets It Fly before Americans for Prosperity
Rick Perry has little reason for caution at this point. He’s at less than 2 percent nationally in the RealClearPolitics average. The same measuring stick puts him at 1.3 percent in Iowa, 1 percent in New Hampshire, and 1.5 percent in South Carolina.
Perry Says He’s Already Been Redeemed for ‘Oops’ Moment
Manchester, N.H. — Later today, Fox News will announce the final roster of candidates for Thursday’s first Republican presidential debate. And it appears Rick Perry will be the first man out, narrowly missing the cut.
The last time Perry ran …
Rick Perry Compares Trump to Cancer, Know-Nothings, and Joe McCarthy in Double-Barreled D.C. Speech
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry ratcheted up his assault on rival GOP hopeful Donald Trump another notch during a speech in Washington, D.C. today, calling the ex-reality TV star “a cancer on conservatism,” comparing his views on Mexican immigrants …
Rick Perry: Cut Off Federal Crime Grants to Sanctuary Cities
This afternoon, Rick Perry issued a statement and offered a proposal on “sanctuary cities” that instruct their police department to not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
“In Texas, we have a long history of welcoming immigrants from all over the …
John Fund’s post below reminded me of something: It was he who concentrated my mind on the Greek problem a few years ago. He had seen men in Greece, leaving their homes in coat and tie, pretending to their …
Anatomy of a Hit Job: The NYT’s Disgraceful Attack on Rick Perry
On Wednesday, on the eve of Rick Perry’s confirmation hearing to head the Department of Energy, the New York Times published: “‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood.” The headline is intended to summarize the …
Perry and Other Republicans Sell Their Souls to Trump
‘Let no one be mistaken: Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised, and discarded,” former Texas governor Rick Perry declared ten months ago. Trump’s candidacy, Perry added, represents “a toxic …
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry Vindicated at Last
Yesterday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals — the highest appellate court in Texas with criminal jurisdiction — dismissed felony charges brought against then-governor Rick Perry in August 2014. “Special prosecutor” Michael McCrum finagled a two-count indictment from a Travis County …
The Myth of Rick Perry’s Gaffe
Marco Rubio’s stumble in Saturday’s debate has people talking about Rick Perry’s failure to remember the names of three agencies he wanted to eliminate. Perry’s gaffe might be the most overrated event of the 2012 cycle.
If you look at the …
BREAKING: RICK PERRY SUSPENDS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
The headline: “Today I am suspending my campaign for the presidency of the United States.”
Perry’s full announcement:
Governor Perry’s Remarks to the Eagle Forum
September 11th, 2015
Thank you. It is such an honor to speak to the patriots of …
Perry on Trump: ‘Serious Lack of Character and Basic Decency’
Atlanta — Rick Perry, who has not been shy in attacking Donald Trump, said his comments about Megyn Kelly were part of a pattern and further showed he was unqualified to be president.
Donald Trump has proven once again that he …
Perry Gets A Second Shot at the Question That Stumped Him
Manchester, N.H. — Rick Perry got a second shot at answering the question that derailed his 2012 presidential campaign Monday night.
Speaking at a candidate forum here at St. Anselm’s College, Perry was asked: “Specifically, what agencies would you either eliminate …
Perry: Trump Offers ‘a Toxic Mix of Demagoguery and Nonsense’
But what do you really think, Governor Perry? The former Texas governor just issued this statement:
“Donald Trump continues to demonstrate his fundamental misunderstanding of border security. Make no mistake – border security is a federal responsibility, but when I …
Rick Perry on Republicans and Race
The editors of the Wall Street Journal write that Perry’s speech on race and opportunity last week was “thoughtful, often moving,” and “the speech of the campaign so far.” (Yuval Levin also praised it in this space.) I thought this …
What’s Got into Rick Perry?
The case against Rick Perry is political: In a field that includes George W. Bush’s kid brother, Rick Perry still manages to be the man who will remind voters of what they remember least fondly about the last Republican …