Rick Perry at CPAC: ‘How Can The Last Two Elections Be A Rejection Of Conservatism When We Didn’t Nominate Conservatives?’ (+video)

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During CPAC yesterday, Governor Perry hammered Mitt Romney and John McCain as two candidates who did not reflect the conservative base of the GOP: “The popular media narrative is that this country has shifted away from conservative ideals, as evidenced by the last two presidential elections.

That’s what they think. That’s what say.

That might be true if Republicans had actually nominated conservative candidates in 2008 and 2012.”

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Governor Perry also hit Obama:

“This president’s posture, it’d be laughable if he hadn’t taken it one step too far, dangerously releasing criminals onto our streets to make a political point. When you have a federally-sponsored jailbreak, and don’t get confused, that’s exactly what that is, when you’ve had a federally-sponsored jailbreak, you’ve crossed the line from politics of spin to politics as a craven form of cynicism.”