Perry backer reacts to GOP’s ballot decision

Craig Schoenfeld, the Iowa executive director of “Americans for Perry”, calls the Iowa GOP’s decision to keep the name of Texas Governor Rick Perry off the Straw Poll ballot “unfortunate.”  The party won’t let “Americans for Perry” — a 527 group — rent space at the Straw Poll venue either he says.

“That doesn’t change our focus or our mission,” Schoenfeld said, speaking by phone from an NRA event in Searsboro, Iowa.  (I could hear guns firing in the background.)

I asked if this shows the other campaigns are afraid of the prospect of a Perry as a rival. “People can draw their own conclusions,” Schoenfeld said.

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Comments

  1. Rick Perry is all hat and no cattle. His political posturing as some kind of rebel secessionist was probably thought up by Karl Rove (and no I don’t buy their supposed rift). The only one scared of Rick Perry is maybe T-Paw and the Hermantor, who doesn’t want to have their 2-3% stolen out from under them!

  2. Both sides we all fight about, are 1 in the same!????
    Think they care about us. look up Bilderberg.
    They keep wars of all kinds going. Kill Wars, Drug war, War on poverty,
    The race war!!! They make the money and we fight about which side is BEST!! LOL
    SAD!!!!..Ron Paul 2012.. Please for all our sakes. PEACE!

    Sad to say but perry is a bilderburg Boy!!!!! Google it & See.

    Perry and Mitt are in the Banksters back pocket.

    Look what the Banksters are doing in Africa. Mrs ObamO, leader of Germany, FRance all went there this year!! Yea sure a vacation!!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/07/food-water-africa-land-grab

  3. Paul Beyer says:

    I am not for the addition of names to the ballot at the straw poll for the fact that these have not faithfully campaign in the state or paid for space. But since the the National delegate had ruled that have done non credible and the ones not on the ballot credible. Then to complicate the circumstances, by allowing some to be on and some not be on for various reason. Iowa is a seems to be a complicated place to campaign or so it would appear. Realistically, what Americans for Perry should become knowledgeable of, is he is not making the right contributions to the right Pacs. Then it opens up. These are some of the representatives on the Central Committee that make the decisions. They have to be catered to, or you will not be like. I hope this enlightens you on Iowa Politics.

  4. Paul Beyer says:

    I am not for the addition of names to the ballot at the straw poll for the fact that these have not faithfully campaigned in the state or paid for space. But since the the National delegate had ruled those that have done this are not credible and the ones not on the ballot are credible. Then to complicate the circumstances, by allowing some to be on and some not be on for various reason. Iowa is as it seems to be a complicated place to campaign. Realistically, what Americans for Perry should become knowledgeable of, is he is not making the right contributions to the right Pacs. Then it opens up. These are some of the representatives on the Central Committee that make the decisions. They have to be catered to, or you will not be like. I hope this enlightens you on Iowa Politics.

  5. Conservative vote says:

    The RINO left winged part of the party(liberal conservatives=oxymoron) just find it hard to follow the rules , something like actually declaring their candidacy.