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Published: Friday, Aug. 12 2011 3:25 p.m. MDT

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Richard Saunders
Provo, UT

It's time to shut up about Perry unless we are willing to look at his real record.

We are talking about a man who talks seriously about secession from the United States.

We're talking about a man who wants to run on 'job-creation' when his Democratic predecessor enjoyed the exact same rate of growth. Many of those jobs were also minimum wage or low paying jobs. Texas leads the nation in both number and percentage of these jobs.

We're talking about a man who parades his faith to get elected, hoping that Evangelicals won't like the LDS religion of Romney.

Please, expose Perry for what he is so we can be done with him. But don't tell us that George W. Bush in Mike Huckabee's clothing is some kind of frontrunner. Rick Perry for President is an insult to Americans.

Waipahuboy
WAIPAHU, HI

To Richard: You a Texan, like me? Spot on...Perry is Bush 43 Light, and we all know what happened from 2001-08. Perry IMO is a career pol with no idea how to make payroll/run a real business, who criticized Obama and then stood in line looking for Fed relief due to TX wildfires/drought, talked about reviving the "Republic of Texas," and panders to Tea Party evangelicals here in the South....you'd think conservatives would learn from 43.

I'm certain thoughtful voters will think twice before throwing their support behind Gov. Perry. Probably good news for Obama, since Perry'll bypass the Mittster for the GOP nomination.

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