Major Gay Sex Scandal Could Rock 2012 Presidential Campaign?

The biggest bombshell story of the 2012 presidential race could well be a major news media sex scandal story that could have a huge impact on the political landscape. While Texas Gov. Rick Perry continues to rise in polls, now running neck and neck with Mitt Romney, old rumors about a gay sex scandal by the media are beginning to re-surface that could rock the fresh presidential bid. Allegations of Rick Perry being homosexual actually first began to come from insiders within Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s failed attempt to defeat Perry in the 2009 Republican primary for governor and have since found legs in at least one Texas newspaper and a number of blogs.

One of Ron Paul’s supporters has freshly raised the issue as well, by purchasing a new Texas newspaper ad that’s running this week in THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE asking who has had sex with the governor. This is only the beginning of what may become a major sex scandal story rocking a 2012 presidential campaign.

A number of sources have even gone as far as to name the man that Gov. Perry supposedly has had sexual relations with, while other sources reported on the troubles within the marriage of Perry to his wife. None of these rumors are particular good for a candidate who is a favorite of many Christian conservative voters and stands a very good chance of winning the GOP nomination. These rumors are also very troubling for Perry who has signed the Texas state GOP platform to receive election support from his party. That platform takes a very tough line of socially conservative issues including opposition to the decriminalization of sodomy as well as other anti-gay issues.

Some say that Gov. Perry is only sitting on a powder-keg of potential sex scandal problems just waiting to blowup and derail his presidential hopes. Then again, there’s always the possibility that enough of the public doesn’t really care and might vote for a candidate regardless of major sex scandal rumors. At some point, the Texas governor will probably have to address these sex scandal rumors and either acknowledge them as either true or false.

In recent months, the sex scandals involving Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner and also Rep. David Wu have forced both to resign their offices and tarnished the party somewhat. Now, the GOP could be hit with a major sex scandal as well if the rumors about Perry are proven true by some investigative reporter and hit the headlines. And if Gov. Perry becomes the GOP nominee it could prove to an electoral disaster for the party as well, which takes a conservative line on gay issues.

The 2012 election has some potential to be a close election, unless the wild card of a big sex scandal changes the playing field. That’s one heck of a wild card.

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  • X

    This guy is so anti-gay it’s unexplainable unless he’s one of those uber-scared closeted gays himself.

  • And – who cares?  We’ve been told for years now that it’s none of our business who does what to whom no matter what pairs of plumbing are involved.

    • Anonymous

      I care. Not if he’s gay but is he truthful. I do care if he’s cheating on his wife, male or female doesn’t matter.
      Saying one thing and doing another happens too often with our elected officials. Look at oBOMBa, he was going to end the war and stop the evil ways of the past administration, but in fact he has increased our war machine in ways that can only make neo cons smile. He’s pick up the ball that Bush dropped and is running all out for the wrong goal.
      Ron Paul is the one.

  • Buh bye Perry.. it was nice while it lasted…

  • Anonymous

    These are early days. Marcus Bachmann could still to beat the gay out of Perry and save him, and have you seen Marcus’s swishy walk and talk? Obama couldn’t defeat a ham sandwich now, but the GOP doesn’t have that luxury.

  • I’m mostly aware of recent foaming-at-the-mouth liberal hype about Perry being some kind of evangelical Christian religious nut.  But I really haven’t seen any kind of consistent, major Bible thumping from Perry himself outside of the recent Day of Prayer and Fasting that he sponsored, and he’s been in the political spotlight in Texas for 12 years.

    Speaking of that, Perry has been governor since 2000, and has been re-elected three times (2002, 2006, 2010).  It is hard to imagine that he could successfully hide something about his private life for that long, through that many elections, and in Texas.  Similarly, George W. Bush had been investigated by Democrats over his alleged “AWOL” status while in the Texas ANG since the early 1990’s.  After over a decade of looking, they never could come up with anything; however the story stuck so hard that they tried one last time during the 2004 Presidential race and ended up precipitating the embarrassing Rathergate scandal.

    I should also point out that it’s hard to hide things from the press — unless the press chooses to not report them.  Bill Clinton’s dalliances were well known, but they were kept out of the press by Hillary and the Arkansas Democratic Party machine.  Likewise, Obama’s involvement in Jeremiah Wright’s church was also well known (as were Wright’s wacky racist, black supremacist views) but these things were also deliberately ignored until they blew up and could no longer be swept under the rug.  And numerous high-level members of the press knew of John Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter but chose not to report it.

    The fact that nothing dirty has emerged so far about Rick Perry seems to tell me that there isn’t really any dirt to report, not that the mainstream media and the Democratic party (pardon the redundancy) won’t break a leg trying.

  • Joe

    The guy is a closet homosexual. I really don’t care – but homosexuality is the only Republican issue It will be fun to see their candidate revealed during the final months of the presidential race.,