And I am not alone
Not only is Rick Perry the longest serving Governor of one of our most conservative states, he’s been at the forefront of states rights battles since the Obama Administration began to flex it’s tyrannical muscles. Thanks in great part to Governor Perry, more people now know about the Tenth Amendment than did before the Obamacare battle over the last couple years.
You can’t argue with the numbers. Despite being a border state that has it’s problems with illegal immigration, Texas is consistently ranked as one of the best business climate states in the union. Perry has also been the architect of job growth policies that have led Texas to create more jobs in the last four years than the other 49 states combined. This would be a huge advantage were he to enter the 2012 Presidential race; especially with the country facing an unemployment rate consistently around 9%.
Perry is also all about reducing unnecessary spending. From rickperry.org:
There have been only two state budgets since World War II that cut general revenue spending in Texas, and Gov. Perry signed them both. Gov. Perry has line-item vetoed more than $3 billion in unnecessary spending from state budgets, more than all other Texas governors combined.
On the social side, Perry has been a huge proponent of pro-life and pro-family values groups. Perry was instrumental in the passage of a one man, one woman marriage amendment to the state’s constitution in 2005. He just recently signed into law a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to have an ultra-sound, which proponents feel will reduce the number of abortions.
Randys Roundtable where Randy throws out a VP,pick too
And pick DeMint as your VP..
I would not mind that ticket at all.
Bluegrass Pundit notes that if 2012 is all about the economy then Perry has a HUGE chip to play
If Texas Governor Rick Perry wants to run for the GOP 2012 nomntion, he has one great statistic. 38% of all new jobs have been created in Texas
(Washington Examiner) — If Texas Gov. Rick Perry is “seriously considering running for president,” as my Examiner colleague Phil Klein reported, he has a ready-made campaign issue that could be his ace in the hole.
“Since the recovery began, 38 percent of all the jobs created in American have been created in the State of Texas,” Dallas Federal Reserve president Richard Fisher told CNBC’s “The Squawk Reserve” Tuesday.
“My district has more employment now than before the crisis began,” Fisher added.
Imagine a one-theme presidential campaign based on the simple fact that while President Obama was out there destroying American jobs by the millions, Perry was busy creating them in Texas.
Fisher cited the lack of a state income tax, and Texas’ business-friendly regulatory environment for its economic success, which has catapulted the Lone Star State to the top exporter in the U.S., surpassing California. But “the most important thing that’s happened to us is tort reform,” he said.
Well, there are some undeniable facts. Rick Perry presides over one of the largest economies in the world. At $1.1 trillion dollars in GDP the Texas economy is larger than all but 13 COUNTRIES. Even the country of mexico has a smaller GDP than Texas.Rick Perry has been Governor of Texas since December 21st, 2000, giving him 11 years of executive level leadership. Prior to that he was Lt. Governor. He has also been the Commissioner of Agriculture and member of the Texas House of Representatives.He is a Veteran, having served in the United States Air Force as a C130 pilot.He is a Conservative. He appears to have strong values and principles.He currently serves as the Chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association.If you add all of these things together, Rick Perry is far more qualified than any other current Republican candidate. He has proven and measurable experience.If he runs, I’ll vote for him. For as much as I like Herman Cain, the qualifications of Rick Perry are unquestionable and make him the best candidate from the current crop.