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If only Wendy Davis had been born with a silver foot in her mouth

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:35am

I made the rare mistake of watching Morning Joe today.

Wendy Davis was on the show to take a “victory” lap, a word used by Joe Scarborough.

This clip was being described by Davis and all the panelists as one of the most outrageous personal attacks since forever:

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Wendy’s gonna have to stand some more

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 5:51pm

With so much going on last night and today, we didn’t cover the filibuster by Texas State Senator and new Democratic hero Wendy Davis.

Davis gave a 13+ hour filibuster against a Texas proposed law restricting abortions after 20-weeks. Her filibuster was joined by hundreds of screaming protesters reminiscent of the...

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Still Perry-curious

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:00am

Sure, let’s start the speculation about 2016.  It helps take our minds off of Tuesday.

And we need to plan ahead for the race against Hillary.  (It will be Hillary, don’t you know.  Bill didn’t do all that for Obama.)

As longtime readers know, we were Perry-curious in the summer of 2011.  We...

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Perry endorses Newt, as Newt surges in SC polls

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 12:26pm

Full speech by Rick Perry withdrawing from the race and endorsing Newt.

If you want just the section endorsing Newt, it’s here, but I recommend listening to the whole speech, it’s worth it.

The Perry endorsement is huge not because Perry had a large percentage (although even a few percent helps), but because...

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Perry dropping out? Update: Confirmed, will endorse Newt

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 9:21am

So reports Peter Hamby of CNN via Twitter:

Rick Perry will drop out of the Republican presidential race today, two sources tell CNN.

Updates:  Perry just scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference.

Via HotAir, Perry will endorse Newt.

Things are moving fast:

The Daily Caller has learned that 100 tea party leaders from 25 states will  announce...

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Rasmussen — Romney/Newt in virtual tie nationally

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 11:16am

This is the first polling evidence of Newt’s surge which has let Romney to relaunch Operation Zany and to haul out Susan Molinari and others to attack Newt.

From Rasmussen this morning:

The race for the Republican presidential nomination is now nearly even with Mitt Romney still on top but Newt Gingrich just three...

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Rick Perry not suspending campaign, going to South Carolina (Reader poll added)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 11:29am

After his announcement last night that he was returning to reassess his campaign, everyone assumed Rick Perry was going to suspend his campaign.

Apparently that is not the case, as Perry just announced via Twitter that he is head...

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If only he had done this at the debates

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2012 at 12:59pm

Who knows what might have been.  I’m not writing him off, but who knows. (via ElectAds)

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The case for Rick Perry remains the same (Reader Poll)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 8:15am

Prior to Rick Perry announcing he would run for President I brought on Katie Thompson to make the case for Perry.  Katie now is a leader of Students for Perry, and I predict, a future mover and shaker in Republican circles.

Given all that has happened over the last several months, I reached...

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No Republican candidate should do this ever again

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 11, 2011 at 8:00am

Rick Perry has been right to do the talk show circuit in the wake of Wednesday’s brain freeze, and he has been more impressive in the interviews I have seen in the last 24 hours than in any appearance since he announced in August.  Perhaps if Perry did the circuit two months ago his...

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Does the best debater win, or is it just a threshold issue

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7:42pm

E-mail from reader Scott:

The reaction to last nights debate (and Perry’s poor performance in earlier debates) is that Perry is now disqualified from being president.

If so, does that mean that Romney and Gingrich, the best debaters, are the only candidates we should consider? Does the best debater win, or is it...

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So am I one of our own worst enemies, too?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 10:32am

That’s the suggestion made by some readers in response to my post about Rick Perry’s brain freeze in last night’s debate.  It’s also a theme followed up by commenter OwenJ in an e-mail to me, which reads:

Some time ago, responding to the response from some bloggers and pundits to Politico’s smear...

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Most Brutal Debate Video and Tweets Ever

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 9:49pm

Full report on CNBC debate here.  The only part that will be remembered is Rick Perry’s freeze on stage.  He was having a reasonable debate until that point.  I feel sorry for him.  One freeze on stage should not end a campaign, but the reaction will be brutal because it fits...

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Sending precisely the wrong signal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 1:53pm

Whether Rick Perry ends up showing up at the debates or not, this sends precisely the wrong signal.  This is not May or June.  If you want the nomination, you show up to debates in November and December, without hesitation:

After a series of poor debate performances in the early months of his...

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