Monday, August 8, 2011

Govenor Rick Perry For President?

After months of speculation and people attempting to draft Govenor Rick Perry to run in 2012, it looks like Rick Perry will finally join the current crop of Republican contenders. He was supposed to announce sometime towards the end of August. However, if his appearance at a prayer rally wasn't an obvious signal he's running, he'll make his announcement this Saturday
Rick Perry intends to use a speech in South Carolina on Saturday to make clear that he's running for president, POLITICO has learned.
According to two sources familiar with the plan, the Texas governor will remove any doubt about his White House intentions during his appearance at a RedState conference in Charleston.
However, Rick Perry says he hasn't made up his mind yet if he will run:
But the Texas governor’s office says he hasn’t made a final decision.
“The Governor is not a candidate for Office at this time. With President Obama’s dismal economic record, and Texas’ success in creating jobs and balancing our budget, Governor Perry continues to consider a potential run for The White House. Stay tuned,” Mark Miner, spokesman for Gov. Perry, said in a statement.
If Rick Perry runs, he will be a formidable challenger since he would appeal to Southern Republicans and that the South has a lot of sway in deciding who will be the Republican nominee. However, the fact that he's running doesn't mean that he will get the nomination. There are plenty of positive things about him and an awful lot of negative things about him as well.
Will Rick Perry win the 2012 election? Time will tell. 

1 comment:

  1. good choice for Vice - President