November 9, 2011 When the Republican presidential candidates meet Wednesday evening in Michigan for their ninth debate (it feels like there've been many more than that) the main topic up for discussion is supposed to be the economy. But is there anyone who expects that the travails of Herman Cain won't be a subtopic?
November 1, 2011 Has any modern major-party presidential candidate in recent memory ever given a speech that left so many people afterwards asking if he was drunk as was the case after Texas Gov. Rick Perry's now infamous appearance in New Hampshire last Friday?If so, that name doesn't come readily to mind.
October 31, 2011 In what may be the most impressive and surprising sign of the Herman Cain phenomenon yet, the Republican presidential candidate was essentially tied with native son Gov. Rick Perry in Texas, of all places.
October 27, 2011 In Texas Gov. Rick Perry's first paid ad which went up in Iowa this week, the candidate for the Republican presidential nomination makes a curious statement. He says as president he will create, at a minimum, 2.5 million jobs. But Perry, like other Republicans and Democrats alike, has been quick to say in the past that the government doesn't create jobs.
October 26, 2011 By the time Ohio's 2012 Republican presidential primary rolls around in June, the GOP nominee is likely to have been long decided. And while it still seems unlikely that Herman Cain will be that nominee given his campaign's relative lack of money and ground troops, you can't ignore the former Godfather Pizza CEO's five point lead over Mitt Romney in a Quinnipiac University poll.
October 25, 2011 You can apparently never have enough flat-tax plans in a race for the Republican presidential nomination. So Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday officially introduced his own version. That gives us two flat tax proposals in the GOP race, Perry's and Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan. Actually, Perry's plan is not so much a flat tax as a flatter tax since he maintains deductions and even the current code.
October 25, 2011 Its central feature, the GOP presidential candidate says, is a 20 percent flat tax on income. Also today, the Texas governor said it's "fun to poke" at President Obama over the so-called birther issue.
October 25, 2011 Even after the flaws in his vaunted 9-9-9 tax plan have been relentlessly exposed and his confusing abortion stance noted, Herman Cain is still essentially tied with Mitt Romney in a new CBS/NY Times poll of Republican voters.
October 19, 2011 With all the time he's had to prepare since 2008, you might have thought Mitt Romney would by now have a more persuasive defense to the charge that illegal immigrants once worked on his Massachusetts property. And with all the news coverage the issue got in the 2008 presidential campaign, you might have also thought Texas Gov. Rick Perry would have used the well-documented story sooner.
October 14, 2011 Ask yourself what sort of energy plan you would likely get from a conservative governor from the oil and gas patch who gets a lot of political and financial support from the fossil-fuel industry and who is openly hostile to the federal government and that's pretty much the energy plan Texas Gov. Rick Perry proposed Friday.
October 14, 2011 Anita Perry's defense Thursday of her husband Texas Gov. Rick Perry may provide an important piece of the puzzle that explains the remarkably underwhelming nature of her spouse's presidential campaign.
October 11, 2011 Mitt Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took aim Tuesday at Texas Gov. Rick Perry for a comment by a prominent Dalls preacher, a supporter of Perry's White House run, who called Mormonism a "cult."
October 7, 2011 The Mormon religion, and the dim view of it held by so many evangelical Protestants, has mostly been below the radar so far in the 2012 presidential race.That was until Friday when a megachurch preacher who introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry called Mormonism "a cult."
October 7, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry used an appearance Friday before an annual gathering of more than 3,000 Christian conservatives to suggest that his chief opponent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination is a fair-weather cultural conservative. Though Perry didn't mention former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by name, it was clear who he meant.
October 5, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry's poll number may be sagging, but his campaign is flush with cash. Perry's campaign says it raised more than $17 million in the third quarter.Perry entered the Republican presidential primary race in mid August with just 49 days left before the quarterly filing deadline. But in that short time he's shot to the top of the money race.