Three Reasons Rick Perry Should Never Be President
1 year ago
The latest GOP candidate has some interesting views
This weekend the Republican presidential field was completely shaken up. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) won the over-hyped, but mostly meaningless, Ames Straw Poll in Iowa, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race after a weak third place showing in the straw poll, and Texas Governor Rick Perry formally announced his entry the race.
Governor Perry may not be a household name yet but his entry into the crowded field is sure to stir things up. Perry is seen by many as the anti-Romney candidate. Perry is expected to give front-runner Mitt Romney (who didn’t formally compete in Ames) a significant challenge because many Republican donors and primary voters are not happy with the field as it stands.
Governor Perry can change that. Perry is expected to be a huge fundraiser and it will be interesting to see if Bachmann can keep her level of support strong with Perry in the race.
That being said now that Perry is in the race his record and radical views will come into focus. To get you started, here are three things that should completely disqualify Governor Rick Perry from becoming President of the United States.
He’s a card-carrying member of the radical religious right.
Governor Rick Perry isn’t just your run of the mill evangelical Christian who attends weekly church service and pays his tithes. Last week Governor Perry held a public Christian only prayer summit at Reliant stadium called The Response to pray for God to takeover fixing the economy and other social ills. Among the pastors Perry organized for the event were members of The New Apostolic Reformation. Rachel Maddow did a detailed segment which is worth watching on the group because of their far outside the mainstream religious views. In short, The New Apostolic Reformation seeks world domination and sees a President Perry administration as a vehicle. As reported by the Texas Observer before the event: