In a nutshell in just two minutes during the most recent Republican Presidential Candidates debate in
, Rick Perry eliminated himself from further consideration by the vast majority of Republican primary voters. Florida
Here is how he did it:
I have heard it said that when a conservative makes a conservative argument, he or she is only formulating an argument to justify their own greed. Arguing in favor of the higher education for the children of illegal immigrants is not a conservative argument.
But that’s not what really killed Rick Perry’s chances at the nomination although that in and of itself would have been enough. What really killed any chance that Rick Perry would become the nominee occurred at exactly 1 minute and 45 seconds into the clip.
“But if you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than that they have been brought there by no fault of their own, I don’t think you have a heart.”
Now here is what I know about Republicans and conservatives. They hate being told that they have no heart. They don’t have hearts, but they don’t like being told that they don’t, and I know this to be true because as a liberal progressive I have told them that many times. They don’t like being told that by liberals, but I am willing to bet that they would absolutely hate being told that by one of their own.
Being told by a conservative that they don’t have hearts might just be a little bit more than they can bear because now it’s coming from one of their own, and the truth that they deny might just be true after all.
Nope, Perry is toast and it only took 2 minutes for it to happen.