Rick Perry Featured at #GAGOP Convention Victory Dinner

Former Governor Rick Perry speaking with supporters at a  Ted Cruz campaign rally in West Des Moines, Iowa.   Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore
Former Governor Rick Perry speaking with supporters at a Ted Cruz campaign rally in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore
I haven’t seen any publicity about it aside from a line of mouse type on the registration form for the Georgia GOP convention on June 3rd. Nonetheless, the featured speaker for the annual Victory Dinner is former Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Perry is an interesting choice. Last July, he was the first presidential candidate to call out presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump while giving a speech at the Opportunity and Freedom PAC forum in Washington:

The sower of discord foments agitation, thrives on division, scapegoats certain elements of society, and offers empty platitudes and promises. He is without substance when one scratches below the surface.

He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued.

Let no one be mistaken – Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded.

By nid-September, Perry’s presidential campaign was out of money, and he left the race. Thursday night, Perry endorsed Donald Trump, saying it was time to heal the wounds. As quoted by CNN:

“He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves this country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them,” Perry said Thursday.

“He wasn’t my first choice, wasn’t my second choice, but he is the people’s choice,” Perry added.

It should be an interesting speech.

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xdog
xdog

Another profile in expediency.

In other news, Perry said he remains ‘open’ to being Trump’s running mate, or maybe cabinet nominee, or ambassador as long as it’s someplace where they aren’t too foreign, hell anything as long as it will get him out of Lubbock in the summer.

Charlie
Charlie

It’s a feature, not a bug.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

Rick Perry is a sad national punchline. Why would the GA GOP want to be associated with him?

Benevolus
Benevolus

Biggish name, low price?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Repubs won’t need TX. Won’t be Perry. Nexxxt….

Noway2016
Noway2016

Christie? Two bombastic guys? Helpful ir hurtful? When did repubs win NJ last?

David C
David C

“He wasn’t my first choice, wasn’t my second choice, but he is the people’s choice,” Perry added.

I dunno, if I were Rick Perry, I don’t think I’d have sentences that practically beg people to ask him what the third choice is.