Why Rick Perry should run for president
The right is in a period of welcomed-chaos as political activists, conservative and liberal alike, speak out for and against potential presidential candidates to run against President Obama.
While even within our own political circles, conservatives disagree on many things, one thought I'm sure we are all agree on is that in 2012, Obama and his socialist-esque cronies need to be sent out of the White House and out of Washington.
After Gov. Rick Perry was interviewed on Fox News Wednesday, a republican activist said, "You need to understand the basis of government to run a much larger government," and she is exactly right. Perry's experience as this country's longest-serving governor and his perfect election record would make him an excellent GOP presidential candidate and would surely give President Obama a run for his money in 2012.
While Perry has yet to announce a run for the presidency and doesn't even have an exploratory campaign, he has been hinting at entering his name into the race for sometime. (My guess is that an official announcement will not be made until the end of Texas' special session.)
However, even before entering the race, Perry has racked up endorsements from the Hispanic Republican Conference of Texas and lawmakers from the Arkansas legislature. Multiple Facebook groups have cropped up, encouraging the Governor to run and recent reports indicate there is a definite need for more candidates to enter the race.
Texas' record of job creation and sound economy compared to the rest of the nation puts an extra bullet point for success on Perry's resume.
And while this isn't something conservatives always want to hear, part of the reason President Obama took the election in 2008 was because of his skills as an orator. If you have ever heard Perry speak in public, he is an engaging speaker and could easily rile up and win over the electorate based on that fact alone.
While we can all nitpick potential presidential candidates, the GOP must keep in mind that no perfect candidate exists and without a candidate who can win, we have no chance of taking back our country.