|You're a mean one.......Mr Grinch!|
The speculation among a bevy of political insiders is that Texas's longest serving Governor will toss his Stetson into the ring come Saturday. Perry apparently never heard of the popular TV show "Eight is enough" and has been serving since GW Bush was proclaimed US President by the US Supreme court in 2001.
Perry is not very popular among Texas who know him well. His strategy will therefore be to fool those outside of the Lone Star state with his folksy, states-rights, secessionist style. Current Republican Presidential candidate Michelle Bachman might the one with the most to lose with Ol' Rick Perry's entrance into the race. They both cater to the rabid anti-Obama extremists and especially cater to the some of the same evangelist crowds.
Under the banner of states' rights, Perry has previously spoken about turning back protections and privileges awarded to all Americans under the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments. During last year's session in Austin, Perry supported turning back the voting rights of minorities, cutting their education budgets and called for the repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act. This, even though Texas has one of the largest populations without any health insurance.