Thursday, February 7, 2013

Governor Rick Perry on Economic Growth and the Hispanic Vote

I was at this event with Governor Rick Perry last summer in Austin; the economic stuff is pretty standard stuff for Rick Perry, but the section on Hispanic voting in the middle is one of the best discussions of how Republicans can compete for Hispanic votes I've ever heard:

  • "If you're going to run for the Presidency of the United States, you gotta get in early."
  • "I would highly recommend not having major back surgery six weeks before kicking it [a Presidential campaign] off."
  • U-Haul Rates:
    • California to Texas: $1800+
    • Texas to California: $700 and change.
  • "The Federal Government is supposed to do a few things well, then get out of the way and let the states compete."
  •  What the nation can learn, economically, from Texas
    • Low Taxes
    • A Fair and Predictable Regulatory Climate
    • Don't Allow Oversuing
  • "If the Federal Government would focus on the military and defending our border and leave the rest of these problems to the states, America would be a lot better off."
  •  Hispanics and Republicans:
    • Patriotism
    • Traditional Judeo-Christian values
    • "If you want to live free, you will become a Republican."
  • "If you're going to govern according to your values, you're going to be attacked by those who don't."
  •  "We don't need a President who does 'bold reforms,' we need a President who respects the Tenth Amendment."

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