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Texas governor Rick Perry comes out swinging -- Texas style just days -- announcing his run for the White House.
The governor now sparking outrage taking aim at Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke the topic our nation's recession.
The governor women.
Touch of Texas swagger said Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke would be treated pretty ugly Texas if you were to print more money and then all of -- governor crank it up a bit more mind Bernanke's handling of the recession.
And that was too much for the White House the White House fired back.
Press Secretary Jay Carney said threatening the Fed Chairman is probably not a good idea.
And then President Obama cautioned governor Perry saying if you're running for president He -- real little more careful what you say so does governor Perry wanna do over.
Well it sure doesn't sound like -- because his office is saying in part the -- was expressing his frustration with the current economic situation.
Now one thing is safe to say.
Both sides of political aisle are fired up strategist Karl Rove former senior advisor President George Bush.
And author the book courage and consequence.
-- -- crop and Carl I'm the statement by album the governor of Texas is causing a little bit of a stir certainly in the democratic side of the I'll.
What do you think about it smart dumb in -- fact bad way to start good way to start.
To -- way to start -- you don't want accused the federal reserve chairman of being guilty of the crime punishable by death which is what treasonous.
I thought governor Perry was.
You know and it.
Not very adept in his remarks yesterday but I thought it was very skilled this afternoon.
When the New York Times tried to bait him into repeating the charge He said I stand by my remarks about.
The the decline in the value of our currency but He refused to repeat the charge and that's you know he's learned his lesson he's gonna step -- it's one thing to say.
The Federal Reserve is following a policy was quantitative easing that's undermining the value of our currency.
And that is wrong for America wrong for our prosperity wrong for -- future and accusing him.
-- of a crime -- again as -- punishable by via.
Death but you know.
Greta there's something you just said in the introduction to really grab my attention Jay Carney and Barack Obama lecturing.
-- Obama when He ran for president in 2000 I wrote a book.
And in that book He first ball attributed to me a comment that I never made.
Which was that we are a Christian nation.
Find that remark offensive -- create -- based on the Judeo Christian ethic we drive a lot from -- But what if you say we're Christian nation what about them.
What about the Jews what about the Muslims what about the non believers and meanwhile the great things about our country is the First Amendment guarantees you the right to believe or not to believe as you choose.
And then the next page governor and it did senator Obama called me a sixty style radical.
I don't recall having tried to fire bomb a federal building or a led a you know to blow -- -- a draft office.
And yet that they did this president is gonna lectures here's a guy who's been calling the Republicans in essence people who don't don't love their country.
You know please Mr.
President don't be lecturing us on this -- -- rhetoric has been and temperate.
And Rick Perry gets a pass he's -- it -- let's see if He does it again I doubt that He will I suspect he's learned his lesson.
I -- -- lesson but let me ask -- this and it's it's true of almost every politician whether it's Vice President Biden say the Tea Party acted like terrorists which is not course -- went -- it is safe to say the Tea Party is terrorist He said they acted like which is a little bit different to me.
Comment but you've also got the situation which is -- it certainly come back to haunt.
Governor Perry -- is going to be couple -- cycle.
There is a in the mid 2005 when He left the television station deny us satellite was on -- -- patio so -- followers and I like that that or something that is gonna get nailed for that there's a book coming out of bottom.
He's also talked about secession -- here he's been quite bold and everyone's -- -- -- got a video camera on -- phone now I'm so it.
They -- and yes yes today aired yesterday and it got the president saying things that He shouldn't.
Where we draw the line and we just have pushed through all -- -- and be amused for a short period time.
-- -- It will look and that's up to the candidates President Obama is not gonna stop accusing his political opponents.
-- not loving their country I mean you know he's just not -- let's get used to the list don't give himself on our side of the -- to use as well.
And -- governor Perry will come across tough you'll come across strong but He need not come across.
With the kind remarks that impugn the integrity.
Or accuse somebody of violating the law and I suspect this was a it was good to happen now and in the next couple weeks and months the memory of it is gonna fade -- -- He repeats that.
Same kind of thing again and I doubt that He is I thought it was a very good signal today.
When the New York Times tried -- bait him into repeating the charge that Ben Bernanke Federal Reserve Chairman was somehow guilty of treason.
And while the governor did not step back from his criticism of the Federal Reserve's loose money policies He nonetheless didn't take the -- and refused repeated charge and that to be sent a very strong signal that He was.
He recognized it was not a particularly good thing to say and He was gonna find a more artful way of making a strong views known.
I a new poll -- Rasmussen poll has governor Perry up about ten points at 20% actually eleven points above Romney at 18% followed then by.
-- at 13% and then a day goes down.
Why be sort of the -- head is it sort of the glow of being in -- the newest one in.
Or is it deserted why why is set carry the front runner to that.
Well we've seen this happened three times before with people getting big bumps up.
Well we saw -- Herman Cain with a good debate performance we saw was.
Donald Trump -- getting into the race we saw with Michelle -- -- -- having -- boomlet which is now started to fade.
Governor Perry adroitly handled his announcement He.
The dominated the coverage even before He announced He held his announcement on the same day as -- Iowa straw poll so He.
-- up most of the oxygen that day in the next day in the reports on the on the announcement are on the L straw poll results.
Michelle Bachman was -- first paragraph but He was a second paragraph.
So he's got a bump in the polls the question now is can He do the things necessary to sustain it.
Over the next two or three weeks and can He do this and more than one -- let's be careful isn't one poll.
And sometimes we get different results from polls taken at the same time.
But it's it's there's no doubt about it he's handled this announcement pretty -- he's come on the -- with a lot of passion.
And I think also with a very appealing public image He sought and over the weekend where He was -- -- -- -- glad handing his way through the Iowa state fair.
I thought He did a very useful thing on Sunday night He took Michelle Bachmann to school in -- hometown -- birthplace Waterloo Iowa.
The Blackhawk Republican Lincoln day dinner.
-- showed up early.
He shook every hand He circulated from table to table.
Sat down and a lot of tables posed for pictures got up and gave a good speech hung around shook hands mingled with the -- On the other hand Bachman was ensconced in her -- just a few yards away from the facility showed -- just moments before she was supposed to speak.
And after she spoke she.
Hung around and only to sit behind a table -- -- teachers protected by our staff that's not how you did an Iowa Iowa's and retail place as our New Hampshire and South Carolina.
And I thought governor -- very smartly handled Sunday night I think that's probably last time Michelle Bachmann is gonna campaign exactly that way to -- again.
He'll -- into it if you dig a little deeper right now the media is starting to come out -- -- Dig into around governor Perry's now that they -- -- campaign about the success of Texas.
And what may be successful in Texas may not translate the rustic country for instance one of things that women.
Articles pointed out today said that texas' done -- because of the -- price of oil has gone up -- Texas a big oil state.
Texas -- done well because of all the -- 60% increase of trade with Mexico and it happens to be a border state.
Comment talks about all the sort of BO special things about Texas and it says Texas education though when you dig deep that is cut so much waste less so much when -- -- -- not doing as well so that.
Where is so that like right now He sees me riding high but when you start digging into these numbers in May not be as appealing.
Well everybody when they jump into the race is better you know there's people start to pick away -- and there's no doubt about it.
And and and there is some truth in what some of what you say for example.
The issue of energy energy prices have been high during.
Of this much of this -- the first decade of the 21 century.
But on the other hand Texas was growing at about a half again the rate of the federal bureau as the rest of the country in terms of jobs.
In the ninety's.
When energy prices were much lower and I think it is because Texas has a pro business environment.
We have low regulation low taxes sensible regulation we we have had since in the last two decades a good climate for tort laws.
And as a result Texas has become a magnet for jobs and you're writing we existed before governor -- But there are things that he's done whether it is keeping states -- spending in check actually cutting spending this year first time since World War II.
That He did as governor of Texas -- cut spending.
And and continuing to push forward on the on the -- reform.
Efforts medical liability reform begun under his predecessor governor bush He expanded it.
He got a a a small version of -- -- -- in this legislative session all these things have helped keep the Texas progress going.
What we've got in Texas is not result of one man -- wan administration it's been decades -- hard work by Republicans and Democrats.
To get the state in the right place and the question is can you take those same kind of principles and apply under the country as a whole and see some change in our economic position.
And I would suspect that's going to be a powerful case governor Perry -- And I should -- they had that at least -- since 2009 that there have -- increase of 260000.
Jobs which is in the estate -- of a not insignificant but let me ask.
I -- of the Republicans in making a decision may be going way down the road.
Wants to find they -- is -- that the Republican Party believes could be perhaps President Obama.
And even today President Obama was -- -- governor Mitt Romney say it's amazing it's amusing to watch one of the major Republicans obviously mean and governor -- Now trying to wiggle -- of the fact that my health care bill is very similar to the health care bill He passed.
At a time when He need to compromise because He was living in a democratic majorities state.
As -- now president Bob and by President Obama embracing -- -- -- -- you're gonna see that -- for the next eighteen months says it does then disable him.
From being in the won the Republican Party thinks can beat the presence and set session unpopular.
-- lot with the Republicans.
Well it depends on governor Romney because President Obama gave him a big gift today.
There are big differences between what they did in Massachusetts and what -- in Washington.
And if governor Romney.
Seizes this opportunity to Begin to distinguish the differences he'll help himself in the primary and if He were to be the nominee to help himself in the general election.
But the question is going to be whether or not is gonna do that for example.
Massachusetts did raise taxes present Obama did -- raise taxes on hospitals insurance policies medical devices drug companies.
He even had a hidden tax on.
The Obama law has.
Borrows a bunch of money from Medicare social security and a new insurance program called.
Class in order to pay the current expense in the health care program and continues to borrow money.
Decade after decade after decade from those same programs always leaving behind and I know you would somebody's gonna have to pay at some time.
So they're big difference is the question is whether or not governor Romney is gonna seize the opportunity.
It's a Christmas gift in and in August from from President Obama but by him picking out of the crowd.
Governor Romney and go on after -- in the midwest let's see if governor Romney's adroit enough to pick up -- -- go after him.
I've never percent Michelle Bachmann -- a huge hit in Iowa this weekend at the at the straw poll.
But I was a very different the political environments and for instance New Hampshire.
How does she do two things one is convince Republican Party that she indeed as someone who can win against the president and secondly how does she win over the very different political electorate.
Republican Party in the -- New Hampshire.
Right well first -- remember.
Win in the straw poll gives you -- boost but it doesn't guarantee of the Iowa Caucuses in fact the only person in the modern history of the caucus who has won the straw poll.
Won the caucuses and gone on to be president is George W.
Bush in 1999 and 2000.
So the first thing she's got to do is solidify the -- the strength that she had and now caucus in Iowa straw poll.
And turn -- into an organization capable of winning the straw in the caucuses in February only 171000.
People voted in the in the straw poll.
Probably six times that number may -- seven to actually a 122.
-- hundred and 30000 people are gonna vote in the caucuses so she's got to expand that organization.
Second of all she's got to convince people that what she said.
The -- the spirit that the of the tip of the spear in the fight against Obama is accurate.
If I were her I would not my not try to make an argument about I'm I'm the most electable.
If she can always be you know sort of -- bid on him -- she spent.
Eight million dollars last year she raised twelve and a half million dollar spent four million dollars to raise it.
Got eight million dollars for her reelection bid in the second most Republican district in.
Minnesota and got only 54% of the vote and a great year for Republicans in in 2008 she actually ran seven points behind.
John McCain I think she's only Republican member of congress to get reelected while running behind John McCain's.
2008 numbers so I would make electability but I would make it -- ideological thrust which He she made so effectively in winning the straw poll.
There's been some word today -- lot of sort of chatter -- DC that -- Paul -- from the great state of Wisconsin might add.
Is considering -- a -- have been on denial out of his office but considering running for president is He viable as He is He a strong republic Xstrata Canada for the Republican nomination.
-- we you know if you were to get in the race He has the makings of being a strong candidate but that's the question.
Would He be you know that that would only be as told by his performance we're -- here and similar rumors about.
Governor Christie of New Jersey we're here -- similar rumors about Governor Palin who has a schedule after Labor Day.
The looked suspiciously like that -- a candidate not of it you know not -- somebody selling books or our hockey television programs.
Of them look here's the air -- to think let's step back even further apart from Ryan -- -- Palin.
The fact of the matter is the contest is relatively fluid even with Mitt Romney is phenomenal front runner.
Even with the period jumping in this weekend with a strong start even would Bachmann taking the straw poll.
This is still a relatively fluid situation.
And we're likely to see the possibility of other candidates and more likely to see a lot of twists and turns because so many people are sitting on the sidelines.
So -- a much smaller number than normal -- actually committed to candidates.
And the larger audiences sit on the sidelines is sitting there and as.
As observers and spectators.
If you will sort of like Olympic judges raiding each of the candidates every day that they perform.
Because the Republican from there and the vast majority of Republicans are so intent upon being an Obama they want to make certain they've got a good candidate.
I think some of them are deflated by 2008 others of them are just expect they are expecting a lot of other candidates as a result they're sitting there on the sidelines I think it's one of the reasons why.
Tim Pawlenty had trouble he's a good man He ran He we ran good campaign until the second debates in New Hampshire debate.
And then when people expected him to go after Romney on health care and He didn't.
It's sort of deflated his campaign if you can't take on Romney what are you gonna do that taken on Obama and I think the same attitude prevails today people are watching these candidates in saint.
Before I commit my heart and soul and my pocketbook -- if I want to see how good you can do.
I -- have thirty seconds left this or drop dead -- be out which nobody can get an it is what's the Andy -- can't give -- -- isn't.
It interesting question November 21 is the first deadline.
And as it's for I wanna -- from Missouri you don't even have a deadline for -- -- the Iowa Caucuses you can have people show that day and put your name and but the first deadline is November 21 by then you have to be and -- you start losing on November 21 November 22 and a few days after that.
The right to participate in a number of the early kind.
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