"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Rick Perry reverses course after months of saying he's not interested

This is a headline we have been waiting to post -- all signs have been pointing to the fact that Governor Perry was going to consider running for awhile now as he changed from a definite NO to trying not to answer directly on his plans.
We love MSNBC calling Perry the "outspoken conservative" because that is what has endeared many of us to Perry running.  He tells it like it is and if you don't like it, tough!
Governor Perry in the race would give a lot of people reason to get excited about our chances including me.  Texas couldn't have a better Governor than Rick Perry who knows how to get companies and jobs to move to Texas.  Why not have him as President to get the economy running  with a sensible budget that encourages job growth.  He knows what it is like to have the federal government stick their nose in states business especially during these last two years where Obama and his people are basically shutting down the Gulf to new oil drilling and they are not doing much better on land.  Would expect one of Rick's first agenda items as President would be to tell the EPA to back off of this part of the Country.
Governor Perry reached out to the ideals of the Tea Party from Day One that Government has to do a better job of getting the budget under control and balanced by stopping runaway spending.  We cannot think of a better Republican to run than Rick Perry. 
Had the privilege of voting for Perry when he ran for Agriculture Commission in 1990 as one my first votes in Texas.  He was the one bright spot of the evening.  Perry is so good for Texas we could use him as President -- he has the experience, is conservative, and passionate about Texas and America.  Would be great to have a President who loves America once again in the White House.
Run Rick Run should be the mantra of Republicans from all over the Country.   This Texas Governor will not back down and would love seeing a debate between Rick Perry and Obama. 
Texas governor says he might run for president       
Rick Perry reverses course after months of saying he's not interested   

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the longest serving chief executive in the state's history and a politician who has never lost an election, said Friday he will consider seeking the Republican nomination for president.
The outspoken conservative, who for months said he wasn't interesting in running for the White House, said he will consider entering the race after the Texas Legislature adjourns Monday.

"I'm going to think about it," Perry said. "I think about a lot of things."
It was a stark reversal from his previous insistence that he would not seek the presidency, and one that could shake-up the GOP race. Perry would enter with unquestioned conservative bona fides and a proven fundraising record, adding a fresh voice to field narrowed by the decisions of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels not to run.
Perry has been the center of a presidential buzz during the past week, kicked up as many Republicans lamented the remaining slate of candidates vying for the opportunity to challenge President Barack Obama. The talk increased last week after his speech to Republican insiders in Dallas won rave reviews. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh spent 20 minutes on his talk show a few days later espousing Perry's appeal as a candidate. 
Excerpt:  Read More at MSNBC 

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