I haven’t yet decided who I can wholeheartedly support for the GOP presidential nomination. Stands and past records on conservative, pro-life issues – not to exclude “winnability” – are high priorities for me.
Texas Governor Rick Perry is dragging his feet but if he gets into the race he may be my eventual pick. Here’s a little basic info about him from Wikipedia:
James Richard “Rick” Perry (born March 4, 1950) is the 47th and current Governor of Texas, having held the office since December 2000. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998, he assumed office as governor in December 2000 when Governor George W. Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Perry was elected to full terms in 2002, 2006 and 2010, an unprecedented feat in Texas political history. With a tenure in office to date of over 10 years, Perry is the longest continuously serving current U.S. governor.
In June 2011, Perry appeared on the Fox News Channel and told host Neil Cavuto that he was “certainly giving it the appropriate thought process.” Referring to his previous statements about not being interested in running, Cavuto asked what had changed. Perry responded, “Six weeks ago, this was not on my radar….” But since then, his wife and supporters have asked him “to give this a second thought” as “our country is in trouble.”
For more information:
Rick Perry on the Issues: http://www.ontheissues.org/rick_perry.htm
Rick Perry Invites US Governors to ‘Prayer and Fasting’ Rally: http://www.christianpost.com/news/rick-perry-invites-us-governors-to-prayer-and-fasting-rally-50897/
Rick Perry’s Gardasil Problem: This situation began in 2007, “But if he runs for president, the fight over his decision will be waged anew in places like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. With apologies to Tip O’Neill, when you run for president, all (local) politics are national.”