Rick Perry expected to close 2016 campaign

The unwieldy list of 17 Republican presidential candidates appears to be paring itself down.

It’s being reported that Rick Perry’s presidential campaign team is no longer being paid. Fundraising has not met expectations for the former Texas governor and his polling numbers have never risen beyond 2 percent.  That fact prevented Perry from participating in the Top 10 prime time Presidential debate Aug. 6, hosted by Fox News and viewed by a record 24 million.

Wikipedia has a listing of the current 2016 GOP candidates. Expect the roster to continue to narrow. Watch for shuffling to take place as others follow Perry off the political stage and a second tier candidate repositions.  We’re expecting the impressive Carly Fiorina to advance. 

Fiorina shared the earlier non-prime time debate stage with Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore. 

Establishment favorite Jeb Bush is lagging with American voters, who haven’t warmed to him as Karl Rove and the illegal labor profiteers at the Chamber of Commerce have. 

Donald Trump continues to dominate the news and poll numbers as evidenced in this NBC News survey taken after the debate. Fiorina and Ted Cruz had the biggest gain in favorability ratings, at seven and six points, respectively. Trump gained one additional point, adding to his 22 percent surge in the polling last week.

Poll results showed that 54 percent of Trump’s supporters indicated they would vote for him as an Independent candidate if he doesn’t win the Republican nomination. 

A rash of controversial comments that would have deep-sixed other candidates by now, don’t stick to the Teflon Trump.

Trump’s steadfast commitment to addressing America’s easily penetrable border and his resolve to build a wall, have driven his continually burgeoning numbers. Promises of amnesty for illegals and inaction on the invasion of our country don’t resonate with American voters.



17 Responses to Rick Perry expected to close 2016 campaign

  1. American Dad says:

    Rick Perry’s campaign manager says Perry remains committed to competing in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. How he expects to carry that off with his staff now unpaid and working as volunteers sounds like a load of puffery to me. You can’t remain competitive after telling campaign staffers they’re free to look for other jobs. Staff can only work as volunteera until they get hungry and the rent is due.

    As to Donald Trump, his message on illegals will keep his numbers up regardless of his lack of civility and outrageous statements. He reminds me of an uncontrolled child. With his billions he doesn’t have to worry about fundraising. I wish he’d stay on topic and knock off the shock tactics. In order to be more than an ego driven celebrity on stage, he’ll need to be coached on addressing the crucial issues facing America and the world, which I suspect isn‘t in his nature.

    • azgary says:

      it really comes down to is does the candidate choose american citizens over foreign invaders and chambers of commerce bribes.
      knowledgeable conservatives have one true issue, because if we lose on it, we LOSE ON EVERY OTHER ISSUE.

      AMNESTY OF ANY SORT creates a permanent imported democrat voting majority, and we wont vote for you if you say illegals get to stay.

      ONLY TRUMP says illegals must leave, he may not be genteel enough for many, but I don’t care. he fights and fights to win, Political Correctness be damned.

      his billions also make him the only candidate that CANNOT BE BOUGHT by the chambers of commerce.

      no matter the candidate, and the way debate here and many other places rages on AMNESTY, we all have different interpretations of what we believe our favorite candidates stance is.
      and probably rightly so, candidates will change the true definition of amnesty, not be completely clear, or vacillate.

      most tend to say they are not for amnesty, yet have a definition is far from accurate.
      if illegals stay in the country, including the status quo, its amnesty

      Bottom line, if a candidate does not pledge ILLEGALS MUST LEAVE THE COUNTRY, by choice or by force period, end of sentence, we will not vote for them.
      it cant be implied, it cant be “after the borders secured” it cannot be vague, it must be stated flat out

      We must also have a single, simple and accurate definition of amnesty:
      IF ILLEGALS STAY IN THE COUNTRY ITS AMNESTY, and an imported permanent democrat voting majority. AND WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR IT

      • Orion says:

        Sorry, azgary, but your wishful thinking is getting the better of you.
        In this interview with CNN’s Dana Bash Trump actually says that that as president he would deport all undocumented immigrants and then allow the “good ones” to reenter the country through an “expedited process” and live in the U.S. legally, though not as citizens. “Later down the line, who knows?” Listen to what he says about the DREAMERS…”I have a big heart.”

      • azgary says:

        Donald Trump: “All Illegals Must Leave US And Apply To Return.”

        in this TRUMP stands alone, no others will say it, he also says they must apply legally to return FROM THEIR OWN COUNTRY.
        in the mean time they are gone, no americans raped, robbed and murdered, no anchor babies, burdens on schools, prisons, law enforcement lessened,
        AMERICAN JOBS opened up, wages rise.

        yes, he has said they must apply to come back LEGALLY but everybody else wants them to stay legally.

        and as far as them coming back, plenty of laws on the books regarding entering legally,(federal law require that all illegal aliens be deported (8 U.S.C. § 1225), those who are caught living here illegally for more than a year are barred from reinterring the country legally for 10 years [8 USC § 1182(a)(9)(B)(iii)].)
        amounts, countries of origin, background checks etc…

        soryy, no, I will gladly take the candidate who says they must go, over all the rest who give us reasons why they cannot be made to

  2. azgary says:

    of topic, very disappointing:

  3. azgary says:

    Donald Trumps popularity is all about being the ONLY candidate saying he will MAKE ILLEGALS LEAVE THE COUNTRY. in doing so, he is the ONLY candidate who is choosing American Citizens over foreign invaders and lobbyist bribes.

    love him or hate him, believe him or not, he is the ONLY candidate that will say it and in doing so garners support from republicans, democrats and independents, and to you naysayers who say he wont or cant do it, I would rather put my support behind somebody who at least says they will, rather than the rest who say they wont, in fact those who say they wont, will never get my vote

    Donald Trump’s dominance in the polls shows no sign of abating despite the controversy that has raged for days over his comments about Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly and her treatment of him during the first GOP debate last week.

    According to a poll by Morning Consult conducted Aug. 7 to 9 of 2,029 registered voters, Trump leads his nearest rival by nearly 3-1 with 32 percent support. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the No. 2 spot has just 11 percent support.

    Every other GOP contender clocks in with less than 10 percent support:
    Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is in third place at 9 percent;
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are tied for fourth place with 6 percent;
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is at 4 percent, a decrease from 7 percent the previous week.
    What’s more, the controversy appears to have boosted Trump, giving him a 7-point increase in support since the previous survey.

    The share of Republican primary voters who say they view Trump favorably also increased since from 57 percent to 62 percent, though he continues to have a 52 percent unfavorable rating.


    • LD 23 PC says:

      I read your comments here nearly every day and as a conservative agree with a good portion of what you have to say. But today you are dominating this site and have written more words than the post contains. Please put up links to the articles you copy and paste here. We’ll read them.

      Trump is far from a perfect candidate. He says whatever pops into his mind and then scurries to repair the damage. I attended his event here in Phoenix and cheered him on. But there is no denying the more he speaks the more it becomes clear he’s a loose cannon.

      Since Trump won’t answer the question, I pose it to you: How is the mass deportation of 35 million illegals accomplished? What about their homes and their possessions, the impact on the jobs they fill, the schools their kids attend? I want them gone, too, but the question remains, “How?”

      • azgary says:

        were they rounded up and imported?

        and I don’t care about their homes and possessions,(or their anchor babies) what did they do with them prior to coming here.

        we can and have had mass deportations here in the past and can do it again.

        and why do you believe we cant?
        when has America ever been the nation of cant?

        I pose this question to you and the other amnesty supporters, why is your concern for the 35 million illegals greater than the negative effects they have on americans.

        and this is an open blog, open for commentary, if you don’t like what I have to say, scroll through it, is that really that hard?

      • Joseph Bickley, Sr. says:

        I agree, LD 23 PC. This site is quickly turning into Seeing AZGary Red.

    • LD 23 PC says:

      To refer to me as an amnesty supporter is beyond ridiculous. If that’s the best you can do when someone poses a question, you’re resorting to Dem tactics.

  4. azgary says:

    disturbing info about fox news and the debate. just being to the right if msnbc, does not make them a conservative news org.:

    FOX News Debate Anchors Actively Planned Zingers – Prepared to Escort Trump From Stage
    Baier even had a “nuclear option” at the ready for Trump if he ignored all protocol.
    The script — which Baier didn’t have to use — took a page from Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” TV show. It went like this: “Mr. Trump, in your business you have rules. You follow rules. We have rules on this stage. We don’t want to have to escort you to the elevator outside this boardroom.”
    “We’re hoping we don’t have to use it,” Baier said later. “[But] we’re locked and loaded.”

    For anyone embedded with the news team on debate day, it became clear that it wasn’t just the Republican hopefuls who would be on-stage this night — but also Fox News, widely seen as the network most friendly to conservatives. No one here wanted to appear as if they were pitching softballs.

    “You can’t let them have that offramp” was Baier’s rule as they hone each line.
    Indeed, when Kelly rehearsed a question for another candidate — delivered in the staccato style that adds to her reputation as a tenacious interrogator — a producer at the table said, “He’ll go berserk.” That’s a compliment for Kelly, who smiled.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I never related to Rick Perry. Talked a good game on the border, but not much was accomplished.

    I thought Carly Fiorina would be a strong conservative candidate until I started reading up on her. She’s just another RINO. Well, let’s just say she’s not a Conservative as she likes to tell. There’s too much written about running as a Conservatives in the primary – then you come out of the closet – as a RINO.

    Just for information. People make up their own minds, of course.

    Carly Fiorina stood with Republican establishment against Cruz in 2013:

    Carly: A Flawed Candidate:

    Lots of info on the candidates. Carly Fiorina comments are very, very interesting.

    • MacBeth says:

      Even conservative icon Ronald Reagan was less than ideal on the issue of illegal immigration. Do you consider him “flawed?” He started this insidious ball rolling when he signed onto the Simpson-Mazzoli Act in 1986. It’s actual title was the “Immigration and Control Act.” In fact, it controlled nothing, once foreign nationals saw how easy we are to dupe.

      He actually thought opening the door to illegals through that act of treachery would be the end of it, instead of throwing the switch on the neon “welcome” sign.

      • Conservative Since Birth says:

        What I consider “flawed” are people who don’t bother to read articles.

  6. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Check out this latest poll! Jeb! Is trailing Hilarious. That should set off GOP establishment alarms. Karl Rove will have to get himself a larger white board to explain this phenomena to his slobbering sycophant Sean Hannity, who continually refers to Rove as the “One and Only,” or the “Architect.” What has Rove built but a bigger RINO inhabited GOP??


    I know Public Policy Polling leans left, but these are still intriguing numbers given all that has gone into promoting Bush III, the biggest amnesty supporter of all. He gives more interviews in Spanish on Telemundo than he does in English on the networks.

    Dr. Ben Carson is beating Hillary by 4 points. Mike Huckabee (44 to 43), Scott Walker (44 to 43), and Marco Rubio (43 to 42) are all ahead of her by one point. Those numbers will grow as Hillary‘s colossal lies make their way into the GOP candidate’s talking points. This is not “going negative.” It’s “going honest.”

  7. Saguaro Sam says:

    Trump made comments today regarding Bernie Sanders and how the Black Lives Matter activists took to the stage, took his microphone and forced him off the stage.

    Trump said that he would not allow that to happen to him.

    Now, tonight, social media ablaze with reprobates who are intent on going after Trump, to have a Bernie Sanders re-do

  8. jakesez says:

    I also thought Carley Fiorina might be a welcome alternative. However, now that he has starting using PC in the fight for women’s rights, I have reconsidered.