Driving past McKenzie’s Barbeque at almost 1:30pm could have really drawn attention of of drivers from out of town passing by thinking how the lunch crowd had vehicles parked in the streets and filling all the parking lots. In reality almost 400 people were there to meet with Governor Rick Perry who, with a Chanel 13 crew in tow made a stop for over an hour to speak with the crowd and ask for their support.
Across the street a handful of people carried Bill White signs. But it was evident where the support was and to which candidate today.
Perry not only addressed Whites comments being made in Midland today about his expensive mansion but he on several occasions slammed Obama on the way he is handling the country.
Several people as they had their photo taken with him called him President Perry.
One of the well wishers was Vern Hupman, who has lived here since 1966 after moving from Canada. He never thought about United States citizenship until his daughter was in college and he thought he was going to need to get some help to put her through. It turned out he didn’t but then just thirty days ago he was made a United States citizen. Not only did he become a citizen that day but he registered to vote also. He said he had paid his taxes all these years, held a job and raised a family in the United States. He also stated that he had always supported the republican party since being in the United States.He said, “I could do anything but vote and hold office, I don’t plan to hold any office yet”.
He proudly informed Governor Perry that this was his first time to vote.
Governor Perry was amazed at the crowd filling all three rooms. But he said, “I think it is indicative of peoples, their energy, their focus and I think at the end of the day it’s really about, Governor we appreciate you standing up and telling Washington to butt out of our business here in Texas.” after an approval of the crowd he continued,”That gets back to people who just want to live free and they are seeing their money being spend in Washington, D.C. that frankly we don’t have, on programs they don’t want. “So the second day of November is going to be a great day if we send Washington a powerful message all across the country.”
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