The Perry Post

David Frum of CNN

When (not if, but when) Rick Perry declares his candidacy for President, he will try to run on his jobs record. He will position himself as the state executive who created more jobs in his state than any other governor. His record will be indisputable in terms of numbers. It’s only when you look closer at how those jobs were created, and under what conditions, that the entire argument falls apart.

Supporters of Texas Governor Rick Perry are not going to like this article at all. Right now, Republicans all over the United States are touting Rick Perry as the “Republican messiah” that is going to come charging in to save America from the presidency of Barack Obama. Many believe that if Rick Perry enters the race, he will instantly become the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. 

Perry certainly looks the part and he knows how to give a good speech, but when ordinary Americans all over the country take a hard look at his record, they may not like what they see. The truth is that Rick Perry is a big-time globalist, he has raised taxes and fees in Texas numerous times, he has massively increased the size of government spending and government debt in Texas, he has been trying to ram the Trans-Texas Corridor down the throats of the Texas people and he tried to force young women all over Texas to be injected with the Gardasil vaccine. No, Rick Perry is not going to save America. In fact, he would likely be very, very similar to both Bush and Obama in a lot of ways.

Gov. Rick Perry has released a video invitation to The Response, a national day of prayer and fasting event scheduled to take place Aug. 6 in Houston at Reliant Stadium. 

In the video, the governor encourages people to pray and fast “like Jesus did” for the nation’s problems, to ask for forgiveness, and to “make plans to be part of something even bigger than Texas.” 

So far, organizers report 6,000 individuals have registered for the event, which is being organized by the controversial American Family Association, based in Tupelo, Miss. While the event is billed as an “apolitical Christian prayer meeting,” AFA's involvement has drawn significant criticism from the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center and theCouncil on Islamic-American Relations