Rick Perry Seeks 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination
Texas governor Rick Perry will try to get the Republican nomination for president in 2012. He is a firm right-winger who has always been a Washington outsider. His spokesman Mark Miner said that Governor Perry will make his announcement on Saturday. The spokesman is 100 percent sure that the governor will run for presidency.
He is a known religious and social conservative who has a good track record of creating jobs in Texas. It could help him snatch the nomination away from Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. At present, Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas history. He started his reign in 2000, when George W. Bush became the United States President.
Political analysts said that Governor Perry has the fund-raising network and visibility to make him a tough contender for the Republican nomination. He’s coming late in the game. The other leading nominees have the advantage of announcing their candidacy ahead of Perry but his record would speak for itself.
With Perry in the picture, the conservative Tea Party movement might support him instead of Michele Bachmann. If he replaces Bachmann as Romney’s top competitor, it would narrow the gap between the right-wing activists and the party’s establishment center.