Is This The Candidate Obama Would Fear the Most?

Merrill Matthews thinks so. Writing at Human Events he gives the quote of the year so far:

Rick Perry took the ball from Bush and scored an economic touchdown for Texas. Obama took the ball from Bush and fumbled it—repeatedly—giving the other team a chance to score a touchdown.

My political insider (who told me it was McCain in ’08 when he was completely out of it) says this is the guy who will win. Not only the nomination, the election. And while he’s doing an awesome job in Texas, I don’t really see him ‘scaring’ Team Obama. Then again, I think Team Obama thinks this’ll be a cakewalk because, come on, it’s friggin’ Barak f’n Obama over here, how can he not win?

There’s not a Republican in the race I wouldn’t vote for against Obama. I would vote for a ham sandwich before Obama. Then again, I would rather vote for a guy holding two lit bombs wearing a jacket full of C4 and screaming “Death to America!” repeatedly over Obama, so who am I to judge?

So what do you say? Who’s the candidate Obama fears most?

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Posted by on July 7, 2011.
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  • Jeff Blogworthy

    I honestly don’t know. But I know it’s not Mitt Romney or Jon Hunstman.

    • Anonymous

      Huntsman is just looking for a veep nod.  Since obama made him Ambassador to China maybe he will ask him to be Veep this time around.  That seems about right for Huntsman.

  • Jeff Blogworthy

    I honestly don’t know. But I know it’s not Mitt Romney or Jon Hunstman.

  • Anonymous

    “Who’s the candidate Obama fears most?”
    The one with the big ears looking back at him in the mirror.

  • Anonymous

    Good-looking, tough, straight-talker, governor of a state in a economic boom….Obama is very cared of Perry.

  • Anonymous

    From everything I’ve seen and heard so far, I think Perry would be a very good President.  One thing makes me wonder though.

    When I hear Perry speak he reminds me so much of George Bush– no so much in what he’s saying, but his accent and even the sound of his voice. Will this make it easier for the Obama Campaign (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS, the public school system, most college professors, most newspapers, etc.) to paint Perry as a Bush clone?  Not that Bush was a bad President or anything like that, but Average Joe Independent sure thought he was by the end of 8 years and Average Joe is gonna believe a whole lotta things that simply aren’t true again.

    So you couple that with the facts that Obama’s been running against George Bush and winning since 2004, and he’s already running against him again this time (or at least still using Bush as an excuse for his failures) and I’d have to say no, Obama and the press would likely not fear, but rather welcome, a Perry run.

    Doesn’t mean Perry won’t win– Obama and the rest of the left are usually wrong, after all.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I would much rather have a conservative who looks like he starred on Falcon crest then a dumbo eared Yoda who couldn’t make the grade on Sesame Street.

    We will see who folds first in this execution deal. I’m betting Barry breaks the law again.

  • Anonymous

    I see a lot of people talking about him who have no record and/or background on him at all.

    In 1988 he was the Texas state chairman for AL GORE! There’s no excuse for that no matter how many nights you stay up trying to rationalize it. Gore was the exact same AH back then as he is today.

    Perry signed the Texas DREAM Act allowing illegal aliens to enroll in school as residents. Since then, no one has kept any track of the illegals to conform to the stipulations to be qualified. Somebody make the attempt to say that’s not illegal and treasonous. Go ahead, try it.

  • Anonymous

    “In 1988 he was the Texas state chairman for AL GORE! There’s no excuse for that no matter how many nights you stay up trying to rationalize it. Gore was the exact same AH back then as he is today.”

    Utter nonsense….Gore ran in the ’88 primary as a conservatibe Deomocrat. Anyhow back in 80′s the democrats dominated Texas…if you wanted to be ploitican in Texas you were a democrat. Today it is the reverse.

    • Anonymous

      For that matter, Reagan was a Democrat too, before he became a Republican, but he turned out to be a damn good President.

  • Anonymous

    Perry is too much of a religious fanatic, or plays too much at looking like religious fanatic. Then there are the persistent rumors about his sexual preferences.

    When he’s in preacher mode, he reminds me of the Martin Sheen crazy president character in “The Dead Zone.”

  • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

    So – he used to be a democrat and is now a Republican? I’m supposed to scream “UNCLEAN!!!!” and run the other direction?

    Shrug. Some people can learn from their mistakes – some can’t. I won’t hold what he did 23 years ago politically against him.

    Hell, I’d even accept Ol’ Jimmah if he’d run again. He may have been inept, politically stupid, and paralyzed at times by fear of making mistakes, but I never got the feeling from him that he loathed the country and wanted to ‘fundamentally transform’ us into a 3rd World economy.

  • Anonymous

    I’d be happy with a Perry/Bachmann ticket.

  • Anonymous

     Chico, yes Perry can certainly win the deep crazies of the GOP, but can he win the independents? Rick Perry referred to the BP spill as “an act of God”, and a firm climate change sceptic he declared officially  three ”Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas” back in April.. In 2006, when introduced by nutter evangelical pastor John Magee in a San Antonio cornerstone church ,Perry said all “non- Christians can will go to hell, with a non-stop ticket”..John Stansbury and Jay Tea, it  sounds like Perry is your candidate!