A poll shows Rick Perry sprinting ahead of all of the GOP candidates. It’s the Rasmussen poll, the most authoritative pollster on political sentiment. The people polled included likely voters in the GOP primaries.
Perry pops to the top
Here’s how the GOP candidates line up after the Perry announcement in South Carolina last Saturday, August 13. The poll was taken Monday night, August 15.
29% Rick Perry
18% Mitt Romney
13% Michelle Bachmann
9% Ron Paul
6% Herman Cain
5% Newt Gingrich
1% Rick Santorum
This is Perry’s predicted burst on the scene, of which some of us spoke. (Picture me patting myself on the back.) Rick Perry knows how it goes. He’s serious, straightforward, and no stranger to the political scene.
Perry knows how to run, and he knows how to win. No settling for “place” or “show” with smooth rock star persona in teleprompted performances. Perry wins every race in which he chooses to run. This one will be no exception.
It’s the economy
“We just got to get back to the basics of economic truth,” Perry said, pointing a path to real recovery as he declared his candidacy. Perry has a plan for raising America out of the mess. And it doesn’t mean more taxes to punish people even more. It includes lowering taxes, removing restrictions from business, creating jobs, cutting government spending, and relieving the nation from the dead weight of debt cast upon all Americans, both living and yet unborn.
“America is not broken. Washington, D.C., is broken!” Perry declared in his announcement speech. He calls it as it is. The reckless spending conducted at the command of our Capitol is responsible for the economic calamity in America right now. Perry places blame where it belongs, not on irrelevance of the past or presidential predecessors.
A plan that works
“I will not sit back and accept the path that America is on.” The path that America is on is headed south and out of control. It is based on economic ideologies that fail over and over again. Witness the decline in Greece, Spain, Portugal, now Italy and Ireland, indeed, all of Europe.
With a plan for prosperity that works, Perry has burst through the rhetoric of empty promises. America grew up on can-do attitude and hard work, not on utopian dreams.
Out in front
With a newcomer’s support so high in a race already running, Perry’s prospects as presidential material look more promising than ever.
I said it first, although the polls–all you good folks out there–are saying so too.