Perry will win the nomination and will win the presidential election.
In view of that, it would be good to read up on exactly who Rick Perry is. One of my biggest problems with some bloggers is their willingness to pick up and repeat assertions made by some "high-end" bloggers. I can remember years ago my dad saying when confronted with the facts of some subject, "I read it in the newspaper so it must be true." This was after newspapers ceased having any journalistic ethics and started infusing "news" articles with personal opinion.
Now we have a high-end blogger we'll call "A" saying such-and-such about so-and-so. Within hours, every blog out there is repeating some nonsense when a cursory bit of research would have proven it wrong. Rarely does blogger "A" correct or amend what they have printed. You see, for some, it is all about the hit counter and they've moved on to bigger and better articles, flinging about whatever they think will boost readership.
Recently, one of those bloggers, with not one bit of background in constitutional law, argued and instructed on the Constitution as pertaining to the "Super Congress." He was dead wrong on many points and also offered no reliable citations - actually he offered no citations at all, but his readership lapped it all up and considered themselves wiser for the encounter. This would not have occurred if blogger "A" had made it clear that what he had written was his opinion and not necessarily fact.
We are all entitled to our opinions. The good Lord knows I have more than my fair share - on everything, and I'm more than willing to
When one considers themselves to be a conservative, inherent in that approbation is the willingness to be a "thinker", not a "feeler." If the left wants to operate on feelings, well - let them. We have to "trust but verify."
Which brings me to the point of this whole ramble. A link to Pesky Truth provided by L.D. Jackson, a "thinker" and proprietor of the blog Political Realities, was illuminating.
From L.D. at Political Realities:
From Pesky Truth:"As I said, the campaign to smear Rick Perry has been ongoing for several weeks/months. Claims of “he is gay” to claims that he has presided over far too many executions seem to be the norm in effort to make it appear the man from Texas is unfit to be President. I’ll be honest, I am leaning in favor of supporting him myself, although I have yet to finalize my decision. In light of that, I want to share a post from Pesky Truth, where you will find a well-researched post that addresses the negatives that have been circulating about Governor Perry."
Seventeen (17) things that critics are saying about Rick Perry
and also from Pesky Truth:"Over the past couple of months Rick Perry has been considering a run for POTUS. As of Thursday, August 11, it looks like the decision has been made and he’s in.Since he’s been Governor of Texas for over ten years, folks from the other “56 states” are asking Texans what kind of governor he’s been and what we think. I decided that what I “think” isn’t good enough – I could be wrong. So, I decided to do some research on Perry’s record and form a more accurate, fact-based opinion on his qualifications instead of relying on my general perceptions." take the time to read the rest
Want to know more about Rick Perry?
To prove Pesky Truth's assertions we bring you Paul Begala, at the Daily Beast with his opinion hit piece of Rick Perry: Rick Perry's Ruthless Drive to Win. Just about everything Mr. Begala says is carefully refuted with facts from Pesky Truth (IMO)
Presenting the other side of Rick Perry is the republican Mother, a lady in which I have great respect for her willingness to "trust but verify."
At the end of the following post she has links to her other posts on Rick Perry:
Rick Perry - The Establishment's Ace in the Hole
Pundette: Rick Perry: He'll do
Maggie's Notebook: Rick Perry: Global Warming Phony, Contrived, Job Killer