The first link is this: National Journal: Perry Road Tests Stump Speech
The second link is this: NBC NEWS:Perry: Stand Up and Stop Apolgizing
The third link? Infowars.com.: Bilderberg Approved Perry Set To Become GOP Frontrunner
This is apparently not the first time Drudge has linked to that charlatan Alex Jones, but this piece is absolutely ridiculous. Drudge loses credibility by linking such crap on his site.
First there's the title. Rick Perry if he gets in will be formidable,but does anyone really think he becomes the automatic front runner? He's well known with conservatives and in Texas, but relatively unknown to most Americans. Most polls that include Perry have him in single digits.
The lead paragraph:
"Every indication suggests that Bilderberg-approved Texas Governor Rick Perry is set to become the front runner in the Republican race to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency, illustrating once again how a shady, secretive and undemocratic global elite holds the reigns of true power while Americans are distracted by the delusional notion that they have a genuine choice in 2012."Isn't it great to know that the world's most trafficked website (?) is perpetuating Alex Jones's absurdities that our Republic is a sham?
"Texas Governor Perry, a protégé of Karl Rove, is very good at acting like a down-home populist, but that’s all it is – an act. Perry is George W. Bush 2.0."I may not be an expert on Texas politics but I have a clear impression that the Perry's and the Bush's don't care for each other. Have we ever heard Karl Rove's name mentioned in connection with Perry's tenure as Lt. Governor and now Governor? In point of fact, Karl Rove actively supported Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in her primary effort to defeat Rick Perry's bid for a third term just last year. Perry crushed her and Rove and his Bush supporters went down to ignominious defeat at the hands of Perry in the GOP primary. I'm quite certain G.W., Rove and Senator Hutchison (who's retiring) would not categorize Perry as Bush 2.0.
The rest of the article goes on with Jones's usual conspiracy nonsense even suggesting that Perry's participation in an Istanbul conference violated the "Logan Act".
Oh and of course the conspiracy to nominate Rick Perry is to stop Ron Paul's momentum.
Matt Drudge does yeoman's work sifting through items for our perusal, but someone needs to call him on this crap. It's embarrassing to intelligent and thoughtful discourse.What a waste.