The Winner of the Iowa Caucus is…Rick Perry!

You can’t turn on the TV right now without hearing about the roller coaster that is the Iowa Caucus. Their is nearly constant blathering about the polls, and who is rising and falling and who will end up on top.

“Winning” the caucus is defined as getting the highest percentage of votes.  This totally misses the point of the real role of the Iowa Caucus.

The point of the caucus is to winnow the field.  Traditionally there are three tickets out of Iowa. This year they will belong to Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Perry.

Rick Santorum may very well win the caucus or come very close, but it will be a hollow victory. He has no organization in any other state and no money to set one up. He will be lucky to have enough plane fare to get to New Hampshire and he certainly will not be able to get ads up in South Carolina or Florida. He is done.

I have been a fan of Newt, but Iowa has been a buzz-saw for his campaign. He is off message due to Romney’s negative ads, and has no no money to get ads up in response and no ability to raise more. His campaign is effectively over.

Michele Bachmann is also done. She may get fewer votes in the caucus than she did in the straw poll. What organization she has is disintegrating around her. She staked everything on Iowa. She needs to return to the House and lead the Tea Party Caucus and start solidifying support for a Bachmann Speakership in the next Congress.

That leaves Rick Perry as the conservative alternative to Romney. He will make it out of Iowa in the top four, with the necessary resources to continue his campaign to New Hampshire, South Carolina and beyond.

Perry has a better organization in South Carolina than he does in Iowa, and he should be easily able to defeat Romney there thanks to Perry’s brand of social conservatism and tea party values.

Ron Paul will also be a help to Perry as it will focus conservatives on the need to rally behind a candidate in order to stop not only Romney, but Paul as well.

Iowa has done it’s job, it has picked the conservative candidate and I believe the next President of the United States: Rick Perry.

Game on.

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11 thoughts on “The Winner of the Iowa Caucus is…Rick Perry!”

  1. When the 25 MILLION residents of
    Texas asked for JOBS:
    Gov Perry delivered right to work,
    regulations and lower taxes .

    When the 25 Million
    residents of Texas asked for more
    affordable HC: Gov Perry delivered Tort

    When the 25 Million residents of Texas asked for voter Integrity: Gov Perry delivered Voter ID

    When the 25 Million
    residents of Texas asked for
    lower Taxes: Gov Perry delivered a balanced budget, cut government
    waste and gave them a surplus .

    When the 25
    Million residents of Texas asked for
    lower energy costs : Gov Perry delivered

    When the 25 Million residents of Texas asked to defund Planned Parenthood
    : Gov Perry delivered

    When the Million residents of
    Texas asked for values in education :
    Gov Perry delivered

    When the 25 Million
    residents of Texas faced hurricanes,
    droughts, fires, floods : Gov
    Perry delivered the assistance
    they needed .

    When the Federal Gov’ment failed to
    deliver : Gov Perry delivered all that he could legally deliver under States Rights . ~
    ~ The state of the state of
    Texas is working ~



    In my humble opinion, GOV. RICK PERRY is most qualified to be the next POTUS, Commander-in-Chief, and leader of the FREE WORLD.

    No other individual running for POTUS is better prepared, tested, and PROVEN to be the REAL leader that America needs in this juncture of our history.

    We are talking about electing a man that will lead and govern a nation with the 3rd largest population in the world…over 300,000,000 Americans. Furthermore, we are talking about electing the leader, of the WORLD’S LARGEST ECONOMY, and the world’s ONLY SUPERPOWER.

    For the last 11-years, GOV. RICK PERRY has successfully governed the state with the 2nd largest population in our country…a state with 25,000,000 people. In addition, Texas is the world’s 16th largest economy…bigger than a majority of the countries worldwide (including Israel). Texas has a 1200 mile border with a foreign country, it has coastlines and seaports, produces oil in vast quantities, it has more clean energy windmills than any other state in the country, it has 20,000 National Guard/Reserves troops…including numerous major military installations, and Space Center to boot.

    GOVERNOR RICK PERRY has served his country as a military officer and pilot in the USAF. Very importantly, there will be NO DOWN TIME in our country for any ON-THE-JOB TRAINING with GOV. RICK PERRY.

    RICK PERRY’S moral character, belief in God, and CAN DO attitude…will guide him well…as our future POTUS.


  3. When others confirm what you are thinking…then you know you are on the right track. Gurantee you ROMNEY’S team is aware of this and they are trying to figure out how to stop Perry in the future. More importantly how to win over the conservative/TEA Party vote…and where to do this.

    In my estimation Romney is a quitter, and will eventually try to negotiate to be the VP choice. This would, in political terms, be the best move because it will unite the two biggest, and most succesful GOP camps.

    Furthermore, it would present a nightmare duo for the Democrats. PERRY/ROMNEY would by there very presense symobilize two formidable men, completely capable and competent in turning our economy around. Obama would just seem to be in the way of turning our economy around!

    The world financial markets would immediately recognize that better days would soon be coming and would welcome the business opportunities, and stability represented, with great expectations and planning.

    The world would also recognize that there would be a more mature and sober approach to dealing with the world’s problems.


  4. Governor Perry leads the 13th largest economy in the world!!! He has the proven record and is the ONLY candidate that can PROVE his record and counter how badly obama has destroyed the economy. It is long past the time obama can blame Bush, but Governor Perry can blame obama and say “Look at Texas; while you were destroying the American economy, Texans were booming”. This election is all about JOBS…and yes Rick Perry knows everything about creating a job friendly environment.


  5. he is proving that he is like a lot of people that goverment is over board in spending and know that goverment has distoyed jobs in america and he knows how to change that he has proven that jobs and america comes first he listnes to voters he has fought with big goverment and still tx is leading the way in jobs and in markets [i just got another text to my phone one of these days these adervertixer are going to cause me to wreck my trk you want mony we can help i do not need these text to my phone while i drive down the hwys]


  6. Great analysis!

    Rick Perry is the only viable conservative in the mix with who combines both conservative principles we can trust will guide his decisions as president and real executive leadership experience running a state that’s one of the largest economies in the world. Rick Perry is EXACTLY what the country needs right now to undo the damage that Team Obama has done over the last three plus years.

    We conservatives need to recognize that and rally behind Perry ASAP!

    Perry 2012!


  7. Well, I am uncomfortable with his awkwardness and spaciness…kind of geeky too (hey, that could be me!).
    But he is a great person with a big heart who dam sure loves our country and speaks with surprising intelligence when one – on – one.
    We will see.
    We will see.

    5 is for grace.


  8. To Paulbot,
    Perry’s 27+ years in elected office offer enough record to prove he is not pandering for votes. We are supporting him because we know his record. His speech matches his record. He hasn’t changed his mind three times in the last five years, unlike some candidates. He has more of the kind of experience needed to be POTUS than all of the others. Elected and re-elected 11 times, never losing an election, is NOT the definition of a loser. His state’s jobs creation record, good fiscal condition, low cost living and happy citizens is proof he’s a winner.


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