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« on: November 12, 2011, 10:34:27 am »
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will Rick Perry be re-elected in 2014?
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 12:53:04 pm »
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His politics seem to work well in Texas, after all, he's been there since 2001 when then Governor Bush assumed the presidency.  I doubt he will be re-elected, though as 14, possibly 18 years in the same place is too much, especially the top office in the state.  Plus, I think his failing 2012 Presidential Bid is going to come back to bite him two years from now.
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 02:28:37 pm »
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He will be a fool to run for re-election in 2014. I don't think Texas is trending to the left, but I will understand it if the voters pull the lever for a Democrat in 2014 if Perry doesn't step aside for someone new.
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011, 02:36:58 pm »
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He will be a fool to run for re-election in 2014. I don't think Texas is trending to the left, but I will understand it if the voters pull the lever for a Democrat in 2014 if Perry doesn't step aside for someone new.

Texas is undoubtedly trending left.
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 02:43:58 pm »
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He will be a fool to run for re-election in 2014. I don't think Texas is trending to the left, but I will understand it if the voters pull the lever for a Democrat in 2014 if Perry doesn't step aside for someone new.

Texas is undoubtedly trending left.

This thread is isn't really about that. Come to think of it, I really shouldn't have brought it up at all. It is catnip for politicos.
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011, 03:13:30 pm »
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He will be a fool to run for re-election in 2014. I don't think Texas is trending to the left, but I will understand it if the voters pull the lever for a Democrat in 2014 if Perry doesn't step aside for someone new.

Texas is undoubtedly trending left.

This thread is isn't really about that. Come to think of it, I really shouldn't have brought it up at all. It is catnip for politicos.

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2011, 03:19:10 pm »
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Yes Texas is trending to the left

No, Perry would not be a fool to run for reelection in 2014.  The state would still probably be Republican enough to reelected a well entrenched incumbent.  Although I think he could be beaten
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011, 01:53:31 am »
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He will be a fool to run for re-election in 2014. I don't think Texas is trending to the left, but I will understand it if the voters pull the lever for a Democrat in 2014 if Perry doesn't step aside for someone new.

Texas is undoubtedly trending left.
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2011, 06:40:04 am »
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I could see Perry pulling a Coakley; a totally embarrassing defeat followed immediately thereafter by an epic landslide.
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2011, 09:07:37 pm »
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He hopefully won't run, and Republicans find someone better.
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2011, 09:26:58 pm »
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And for 2018, doesn't Ann Richards have a daughter that could run?

Are you referring to Cecile Richards? If so, she's the head of Planned Parenthood and I doubt that would play well in Texas.
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2011, 10:22:29 pm »
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And for 2018, doesn't Ann Richards have a daughter that could run?

Are you referring to Cecile Richards? If so, she's the head of Planned Parenthood and I doubt that would play well in Texas.

yes but texas is trending d, i think in the future it will as liberal as ca
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2011, 12:36:42 am »
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Texas is trending left very slowly.  If Perry runs again in 2014, I'd expect a close election that could go either way.
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2011, 12:38:36 am »
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And for 2018, doesn't Ann Richards have a daughter that could run?

Are you referring to Cecile Richards? If so, she's the head of Planned Parenthood and I doubt that would play well in Texas.

yes but texas is trending d, i think in the future it will as liberal as ca

Definitely no. And people should stop assuming that more Hispanics automatically = liberal state.
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2011, 01:59:59 pm »
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His embarrassing epic fail of a presidential campaign has put him in danger of losing, but Texas being Texas, he'll probably still pull it out.
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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2011, 02:09:36 pm »
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I'm almost positive he won't run anyway. He will have already served over 14 years by the time his current term ends. He's gotta draw the line somewhere. But if by some small chance he does, then most likely yes, unless he really screws up in Texas. I don't think this presidential bid did him any favors, but I certainly don't think it significantly hurt him.
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2011, 02:55:34 pm »
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I'm almost positive he won't run anyway. He will have already served over 14 years by the time his current term ends. He's gotta draw the line somewhere. But if by some small chance he does, then most likely yes, unless he really screws up in Texas. I don't think this presidential bid did him any favors, but I certainly don't think it significantly hurt him.

I wouldn't be too sure.  Perry is a man who loves having power.
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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2011, 11:19:48 am »
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If he runs, he'll win. No shortage of potential replacements though.
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