Pretty Ricky Is What They Call Him : Gov Perry Runs for President
In today's political world Governor Rick Perry of Texas will emerge as one the GOP candidate's to challenge President Barack Obama.
Governor Perry and myself had the opportunity to talk job creation several years back.
The Texas economy is one of the pillars that Governor Perry will be running on. Texas as you know is a right to work state ,with an inexhaustible supply of labor from across the border.(We can talk illegal immigration another time).
One of the strong suits that Governor Perry has going for him is that the GOP field is still trying to field a frontrunner that has energized the base.Governor Sarah Palin and Speaker Newt Gingrich are making more money being themselves and selling their books ,appearances etc . Michelle Bachman is making inroads and appears to be a "Tea Party" favorite and Governor Mitt Romney moderate appeal f or swing voters is not helping him with the GOP faithful .Also he signed a health care legislation in Massachusetts that reminds some GOP of Obamacare. Just a quick note to my GOP friends before any other criticisms of Obamacare,you got to admit OBAMACARE looks a lot like the health care proposals championed by 1996 GOP presidential candidate ,Bob Dole.
Bottom Line , Governor Perry has just steered Texas through a special session , and he is visiting key states and calling folks in key states such as in Iowa ,and South Carolina.
Testing the waters no doubt .It's a matter of time before "Pretty Ricky" will be in the race.The biggest obstacle that Governor Rick might have in regards to getting traction for the GOP nomination,is Texas Fatigue .People might be tired of Governors from Texas.