Rick Perry threw his hat in the ring but I'm on the fence. I like Governor Perry, but I also know a few things about politics. He has two problems facing him.
1) Most people don't realize that George W. Bush was born in Connecticut and connect Bush with the State of Texas because he has resided in the state for many years and is a former governor (I voted for Ann Richards fuck Bush). Furthermore, a strong proportion of our society still blames Bush for the mess we're in today. While there is no longer any merit to that argument, we can all blame Bush for Obama. After all, were it not for Richard Nixon, we would have never elected Carter and we all saw how that worked out. But I digress. The Commiecrats and their pals in the media will align Perry with Bush and that will be a tough battle. I can see it now, "Do you really want a third Bush term?" Trust me. That's the spin, and it could work. It defeated John McCain. It also defeated Dino Rossi for the Washington State Governorship and that's how we ended up with the magnificent cunt that is Christine Gregoire.
2) The State of Texas has I think something like a $28 billion budget deficit. Furthermore, of all the jobs created in the United States last year, half were located in Texas, which makes the budget deficit look even worse. Perry has a lot of explaining to do considering he has been the governor since 2000. And that's a significant tenure because Texas has had 46 governors since statehood in 1845. That means the average governor has served 3.6 years. So Perry has been at the helm for a long time. The November 2010 elections proved that Americans are fucking fed up with how out of control our fiscal situation is. Perry's foes will align him with Texas' budget deficit knowing that this is a hot topic with voters. This is exactly how Romney will be defeated for the Republican nomination. Remember, Romney was governor when Taxachusetts implemented their Socialist health care system (aka RomneyCare). Not good. If I were running against Perry, I would use the fiscal mismanagement strategy, and I promise you this topic will come up during the campaign. Texas has a nasty budget deficit, and Rick Perry is the governor.
Finally, and this may not be fair, but Texas does not have a good track record with regards to US Presidents. Dwight D. Eisenhower is the obvious exception. But Lyndon B. Johnson was a fucking douchebag and a Socialist pig. I have always believed that he was behind the John F. Kennedy assassination. He also ushered in his Great fucking Society which is partly responsible for the welfare mentality we are suffering from today. I spit on LBJ freeway in Dallas every time I drive on it (which I haven't in a long time now). Lyndon Johnson joins Jimmy Carter and Woodrow Wilson and soon Barack Obama in the "Wow We Fucking Suck" club. Again, George W. was born in Connecticut and George H. W. in Massachusetts but many associate both men with the State of Texas, and that's unfortunate. History will not be kind to either men.
Can Rick Perry survive the Texas label stamped squarely on his forehead? We'll see.