Rick Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry recently got into the race for President. Perry has a very impressive record of governing the state of Texas, a former Democrat turned Republican in 1990 is now a tea party republican which is key here.

Although Perry received nice poll numbers when he entered the race, will he be able to maintain that through the next election. See Perry is appealing; The Dallas Federal Reserve recently found that 37% of all new net U.S jobs since economist say the recession ended were created in Texas. This is no small selling point on what is likely to be the dominant issue of 2012. Perry does know how to link job growth to Texas’s policies of low taxes, spending control and tort reform.

The question with Rick Perry is will he be able to get Independents, moderate Republicans and Democrats behind him. I’m not a supporter of the Tea Party nor do I denounce them, but what I want being a moderate Republican, is a moderate. A person who can move to the center.

Obama has shown he cannot move to the center and is a left wing ideologue. Perry like Bachmann is a right wing ideologue. See right now other than Romney, you have a far left President going to be potentially challenged by a far right candidate. Will America vote for the lesser of two evils?

Obama campaigned in 2008 and ironically even now on his 90th U.S tour of forever campaigning, that he was a centrist when we now know that was a lie, Perry will a have a hard time trying to sell the American people he’s a centrist. Perry being once a Democrat might be able to move to the center and could sell it, but again that sell will be hard.

Being a tea party republican might be tough for Perry, America knows what they have with Obama in office, but not sure who Perry or Bachmann is. We somewhat know who Perry is being a Governor and will know more in the coming months. Republicans and independents are desperate to find a candidate who can appeal across the party’s disparate factions and offer a vision of how put constraints on a runaway government and revive America’s economy. If there is such a candidate out there, he/she needs to step up to the plate now.

The Quote of the Decade

    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better”

Senator Barack H. Obama March 2006