"I stand before you today as a disciplined, conservative Texan, a committed Republican and a proud American, united with you in the desire to restore our nation and revive the American dream."
-- Texas Governor Rick Perry
Take a listen to Perry's speech and tell me what you think...
"This administration in Washington that's in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need, but it's the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area.
That mix of arrogance and audacity that guides the Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American and a threat to every private sector job in this country.... They clearly think that they know best. And let me tell you I vehemently disagree. They don’t know best.”
“That mix of arrogance and audacity that guides the Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American and a threat to every private sector job in this country.They clearly think that they know best. And let me tell you I vehemently disagree. They don’t know best.”
"In November 2008 there were too many Americans who voted for some vague promises of hope and change. And they ended up with unprecedented deficits, unrestrained spending and unacceptable unemployment. Americans voted for hope and got nothing but greater economic misery."
“It saddens me when sometimes my fellow Republicans duck and cover in the face of pressure from the left. Our party cannot be all things to all people. It can’t be. Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them.”
“Our goal is to displace the entrenched powers in Washington, restore the right balance between state and federal government. We now live in this strange, inverted version of what our founders intended.”
For those who lean toward Romney because he looks "presidential" but are squeamish about his conservative credentials, here's a thought: Perry is tall, has good hair and there is no such thing as "PerryCare."