Tag Archives: Rick Perry

Pundit: Palin, Napolitano, and Perry Should Form Their Own Party

Bernie Quigley comments on what he thinks would be a formidable and workable third party over at The Pundit’s Blog at The Hill.

Ron Paul has brought a sea change in American politics. Without Paul there is no Tea Party of substance. It is merely a populist howl without vision or direction and we have heard it all before.

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Wayne Root: ‘A Lesson in Capitalism for Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry’

In his column today at LP.org blog, 2008 Libertarian Party VP candidate Wayne Root takes Republican presidential contenders Gingrich and Perry to task for their attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital. Excerpt:

Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry need a lesson in capitalism from my father. Their attacks on Mitt Romney this week are not just disgusting and insulting, they are ignorant.

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Libertarians Wrights and Gary and several independents are among 17 Texans filed for President with FEC

Anna Tinsley in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram points out that Libertarians Lee Wrights and Roger Gary, Independents Jeffrey “Jeff” Barea, Michael David Elder, John Hoelzel Jr. and Scott Andrew Cain, Eco-Green John “Green” Ferguson and Madisonian Federalist Thaddaus Hill are among 17 candidates from Texas to file with the FEC for President.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: We Don’t Need Another George W. Bush

News With Views
August 11, 2011

Last Saturday, Texas Governor Rick Perry unofficially launched his 2012 Presidential candidacy in Houston (in my opinion). Speculation is he will officially announce his intentions this weekend in South Carolina. If he does declare his candidacy, many election-watchers say Perry will become the GOP frontrunner, due to an extremely weak field of declared candidates.… Read more ...

KY GOP Chair Threatens Over LP Candidate

Kentucky GOP Chair threatens Republican primary candidates

Even as Texas Governor and Republican Governors Association Chair Rick Perry encouraged Republican unity in the Kentucky gubernatorial race, saying that “there are those out there who will say 2010 was a fluke” and that Kentucky Republicans need to “send a strong message across this country that 2010 was real,” the Chair of the Kentucky GOP began threatening Tea Party-backed Republican candidates.… Read more ...

Kathie Glass to Rick Perry – You are in Dereliction of Duty on Border Security

From The Kathie Glass campaign to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

At the statewide televised gubernatorial debate on October 19, at which Rick Perry refused to show, Kathie Glass displayed her “strongly worded letter” that she was ready to hand to Rick Perry on border security. Several days ago, Kathie Glass released the contents of that letter.… Read more ...

Dallas County Libertarian Party: “Good News For Libertarians”

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Even as pendulum of partisan politics continues to swing back and forth between the incumbent parties of big government, this year freedom finally has cause to rejoice. More and more people in Dallas and nationwide are beginning to see through the “two-party system”, and they are increasingly seeing the Libertarian Party as a viable alternative.… Read more ...

Texas: A Democrat, a Libertarian and a Green walk into a room…

Ciara O’Rourke in the Austin American-Statesman:

True to his word, GOP Gov. Rick Perry did not attend Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate in Austin. He’d earlier said he wouldn’t gab toe-to-toe with Democratic nominee Bill White until White released more tax returns from his stints in public posts.

Unsilenced, White, Libertarian candidate Kathie Glass and Green Party candidate Deb Shafto did their best to craft a lively hour, making some statements along the way that we’ve previously checked.… Read more ...

Kinky Friedman To Endorse Kathie Glass for TX Governor

Sorry Woodrow. The Texas Tribune reports:

Iconic Texas entertainer and perennial politician Kinky Friedman plans to endorse Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Kathie Glass, which presents him with a problem: “I already said I would endorse Woodrow the dog,” he explains. “He’ll have to be my animal endorsement, and Kathie will be my human endorsement.”

Friedman, who ran as an independent candidate for governor in 2006 and unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for agriculture commissioner in 2010, says neither major party candidate is offering anything new.

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Doing the Right Thing For All The Wrong Reasons?

From the Austin-American Statesman:

The initial invitation to the Oct. 19 debate said participation would be allowed for all gubernatorial candidates who met a 10 percent threshold in a survey done for the newspapers. The participating papers in the survey — released Sunday — are the American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle.

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Kathie Glass: Rick Perry’s Worst Nightmare?

According to the Houston Chronicle (Texas’ largest newspaper), she just might be. An excerpt:

The real potential for Glass is that her message of stark government downsizing will steal votes from Perry.

In the 1990 governor’s race, where many voters were disgusted with the Republican candidates, Libertarian Jeff Daiell won almost 4 percent of the ballots.

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