Monday, August 17, 2015

Insiders predict that Rick Perry will be the first Republican to drop out of the race.

But look how cute I am in my new glasses. Doesn't that count for anything?
Courtesy of Politico:

Forty percent of early-state Republicans and nearly half of early-state Democrats believe Rick Perry will be the first candidate to drop out of the presidential race. 

That’s according to this week’s POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top strategists, activists and operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire.

“No money and cannot gain traction, even though he has the best record and a superb message,” lamented an Iowa Republican. “Best retail politician I have ever seen, yet not able to pick up interest against a strong field. Where was this guy last time around?” 

Less charitably, another Iowa Republican said, “When you’ve suspended all staff pay, the writing is on the wall. His team suggests he’ll have a memorable debate moment. Unfortunately for Rick Perry, that moment happened in 2011, oops.” 

Recently Perry stopped paying his staff due to problems with fundraising, which is never a good sign.

And once the ex-Governor of Texas drops out that might start a chain reaction which will see others with low poll numbers following suit.

Right now according to Real Clear Politics Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham,and Bobby Jindal are all polling at around one point apiece. (In Graham's case that number is occasionally zero.)

Well personally I will be a little disappointed to see Rick Perry go. I was really looking forward to his one upping the famous "oops moment."

Oh well there are still plenty of clowns crowding the car, so I seriously doubt that the entertainment will stop any time soon.


  1. Anonymous6:59 AM

    Oh heck. The entire acid azz clown show is entertaining. Why? why rick would you drop out of the acid azz clown show now? Its just getting hot. Now. as of today !!! I lean Bernie but am ENJOYING the trump show!!!!! He is spinning heads !!!!!!! not all good but effective. that makes me giggle with warm and fuzzy feelings. Go Trump go. Hang in there Bernie. All the rest can go home now.

  2. Leland7:22 AM

    Why is it all the dumb ones seem to have this inane "I know better than you" smirk? I find people like them to be vapid and insulting with their holier than thou attitude or their condescending "I'm smarter than you so I don't need to even recognize you exist" nearly pitying, looks.

    1. Anonymous7:29 AM

      Agreed, Leland. I can't answer your question but I do suspect like jerks like Perry and W really do believe they're smarter & better than other folks. I just know that I love seeing them cut down to size.

    2. Anonymous8:36 AM

      Kind of like Sarah Palin, 7:22 AM! She and Perry are both dumb as rocks as well as both being total frauds!

    3. Anonymous12:09 PM

      At least Perry didn't quit. Although he probably should have been "fired" a while ago.

  3. One thing Pery could always do best was raise funds....while it looks like he's on his way out, it's still very early and he probably needs to tap his donors...having worked on hundreds of campaigns myself, don't read too much into the not paying the staff these types of campaigns, not many people get paid anyway.

  4. Anonymous7:35 AM

    Surest sign that Perry is going to drop out:

    $arah Palin is not trying to ride on his coat tails

  5. Anonymous7:40 AM

    How's that indictment against him going?

    And speaking of ass clowns, what happened to New Jersey's finest, the jiggling tub of lard, Chris Crusty?

    1. Anonymous7:56 AM

      I just heard this morning (on the radio) that christie may drop out soon, too. His ego probably can't handle polling at 1% against the rest of the gop field.

  6. Anonymous7:42 AM

    At least 1/2 of the GOP's "Deep Bench" is swilling around the drain waiting for the 1st one to fall into the whirlpool, and the rest will follow. That drain if it is like any other drain will take them where they belong...

  7. Anonymous8:07 AM

    I can't believe anyone thinks Perry has 'the best record.' Of course, if you;re comparing him to Walker and Christie and Brownback and Kasich...low bar, GOP. How low can you go?

  8. Anonymous8:28 AM

    Mike Huckster will stay in until the bitter end, grifting and pandering. He is going to Israel to drum up more donations. Bibi will really like flabby Huck.

  9. Anonymous8:31 AM

    Maybe when some of these clowns start to drop out we will see truer poll numbers that are indicative of how the top republicans are really polling.

  10. Anonymous8:34 AM

    The pompous little jerk won't be missed! It's amazing he though himself qualified to run for POTUS!

  11. Anonymous8:34 AM

    They can all drop off the face of the earth if you ask me.

  12. It'll be good when some of these lower-tier folks leave and make room for the better candidates like... um....


    Hold on. Trying to think of a better candidate in the Republican race.


  13. Anonymous9:45 AM

    Shouldn't he be focusing on his felony indictment?

    Sort of hard to campaign when you are in prison !!!

  14. Anonymous10:26 AM

    Pretty easy guess since he has already fired a good share of the campaign workers he hired.

  15. Anonymous11:19 AM

    O/T- I'm sure someone has posted it even though it's just a few hours old. Today's chuckle (and deserving of its own post I think):

  16. Anonymous11:28 AM


  17. Our Lad3:56 PM

    Well I for one will miss this goof. I was looking forward to him once again go into his loosen up mode like he did during the last campaign, up in New England. Yeah,you remember, had a couple too many whiskey sours and started camping it up like fucking Liza Minelli. Eye rolling, swishing and swaying,it was a godamn panic. His beard,I mean his wife was probably horrified,thinking there goes the Mercedes, Ford Focus here I come. Hey, live and let live,I could give two shits, I just get a large charge out of these conservative queens, they oughta wear fucking bells.

  18. Anita Winecooler7:05 PM

    The thing with Rick is we already know all we need to know. The fact he's wearing glasses to "appear" smart, right out of the playbook of that band of gypsies whose last name rhymes with "Failin''". He was yesterday's news the last election, now he's pulling a "Bachmann" and not paying his workers.

    So "presidential" NOT. And the clowncar just began rolling! I think Christie's going to be next. He's been playing "invisible man" lately.

  19. Anonymous5:09 AM

    Griffin, you have a Sarah Pac add on your web site asking for money to help defund Planned Parenthood. Do you have any control over that?


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