Bil Browning

Rick Perry Joins the GOP Clown Car

Filed By Bil Browning | August 13, 2011 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: campaign announcement, GOP candidates, presidential announcement, presidential candidate, Rick Perry

And he's in... Texas Governor GOP-clown-car.jpgRick Perry has announced he's running for President.

Speaking to a crowded hotel ballroom of conservative bloggers and more than 100 members of the media in South Carolina, the Texas governor unveiled a new tagline of his presidential contest: "It is time to get America working again."

'That's why, with the support of my family and unwavering belief in the goodness of America, I declare to you today as a candidate for president of the United States," he said.

The Texas governor's entry is all but certain to jolt the base voters of other candidates in the GOP field and ensure dramatic competition in early contest states Iowa and South Carolina. His pitch to the evangelical Christian community, on full display last weekend at his 30,000-strong day of prayer and fasting in Houston, could pull support from Iowa front-runner Rep. Michele Bachmann. And his record of job creation in Texas, which will serve as a key selling point for his national campaign, will be measured against the tenure of other former statewide officials in the race like perceived front-runner and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Whattaya think, folks? Will he end up the nominee?

Personally, I think either he or Bachmann will end up the Veep to shore up Romney's far right credibility or, I suppose, it could go the other way around with Romney shoring up Perry's support among moderates but I don't see Bachmann at the top of the ticket with Perry in the race now.

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Bill Perdue Bill Perdue | August 14, 2011 1:18 AM

Democrats had better hope his not.

Only Bachmann can save Obama.

Why would you insult the Clown's by associating them with Rick Perry? LOL

Another Republican saying he is running to bring jobs to Americans. Like that isn't what they said last year and all we got were tighter abortion restrictions, anti-equality measures and anti-GLBT bills.
Maybe Americans are stupid enough to have this lame old statement be the the wool pulled over their eyes again!