Here is today's Morning Brief for February 2, 2015

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A Governor in 2016?

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry believes that Republicans should look to a Governor for the GOP nomination. While Perry would probably prefer it to be him, the Daily Caller points out that he could mean any Governor or former Governor. According to the Daily Caller, Perry dismissed Senators as politicians who just talk.

“Governors have to make choices every day. Governors are judged on the results of what we do,” Perry told The Daily Caller Friday night in the Pennsylvania capital city. “Senators talk.”

“United States senators, by choosing to go into that line of work, don’t get to do that. They don’t get to learn, or to exhibit their leadership ability and have clear results of their actions,” Perry remarked, who told. “I agree with Scott [Walker].

“If you want to judge — would you rather have someone who talks about aviation a lot and really gives a great speech about aerodynamics and about navigation and about weather and about all of the different things a pilot needs to know, but have only about 100 hours of being behind the yoke of an airliner,” Perry continued with his analogy. “Or would you rather have a 10,000 hour individual who has had to fly through storms… A grizzled vet. Pick one.”

With Senator Rand Paul and of course Senator Ted Cruz focusing time and attention on Texas lately. Perry seems to be taking a shot at both. Perry seems to be telling people to look at his resume and compare what he has actually done to what Paul and Cruz have actually done. Not a bad argument to make.

Walker Surges

Speaking of Governors. Governor Scott Walker is picking up momentum in the 2016 race. According to FOX News, Walker is now surging in Iowa.

Walker is leading the Republican race with 15 percent, up from just four percent in the same poll done in October. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul stands at 14 percent, followed by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 10 percent.

The poll also found that Bush’s appeal is slipping; 46 percent of Republicans viewed him favorably, compared to 43 percent who said unfavorably.

It would not surprise me at all if we kept seeing Walker rise in the polls. His resume is excellent and he has defeated the Democratic machine before. He is battle tested which will be needed when going against Hillary Clinton.

Other Must Read Links:

Abbott Calls for Civil Discourse

Rand Paul Making a Play for Texas

Rand Paul on GOP Messaging

Jeb Bush the Frontrunner?

Ayotte Presses Obama to Define the Enemy

Huckabee Again Talks Gay Marriage

Strive for Honor? Texas Tech Invites Radical Angela Davis to Speak

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