Rick Perry in 2012?
Governor Rick Perry went "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren to discuss the health care debate, the Tea Party, Texas's assistance during Hurricane Katrina, and whether he wants to run for President in 2012.
On whether he's considering a run for President:
"I am not interested in being the President of the United States. As a matter of fact, I hope someone will stand up and say, 'Elect me President of the United States, and I will go to Washington and try to make it as inconsequential in your life as I can make it and really respect the Constitution and the Tenth Amendment and make these states compete. That I suggest would be a powerful message, and it will also let this country become a very powerful economic foresee once again in the world."
On whether the Tea Party will keep it's strength or start to diminish:
"I give them great credit for getting people back to reading the Constitution. More Americans have picked up a Constitution and read it in the last 18 months than probably did in the last 50 years, and for that single thing, I am greatly appreciative of the Tea Party. I think they're going to continue to stay engaged. I think there was a lot of passion and a good feeling out there from the candidates they recruited and supported and frankly, the number of people that saluted the Tea Party and paid hommage to them. That's good politics, and frankly, it's good policy."