1) Plenty of experience longest tenure as governor in Texas history and increased both healthcare and school funding as governor
2) 47% of all the jobs created since this recession has been in Texas,where there is no state tax or estate tax
3) Texas A&M graduate, not some Ivy league educated person, last non-Ivy League educated president was Reagan ,who like Perry was a former Democrat turned conservative who actually had a real job outside politics
4) Air Force grad who actually flew tactical airlift in the U.S. and left as a captain
5) His first real job was as a cotton farmer and married his childhood sweetheart who he met in elementary school
6) Has never lost an election and has won as a Democrat and a Republican. He is a bi partisan politician unlike Obama who is not Republican friendly. He backed Al Gore in his 1988 Presidential bid and backed pro choice Rudy Guliani in 2008
7) While Obama has has been loading up the tax burden, fees, fines, and penalties for small businesses with his overzealous EPA regulators, ObamaCare plan and the threat of higher taxes on the actual job creators, the demonization of millionaires and billionaires, that even Warren Buffett has said is asinine, Perry instead has supported “loser pays tort reform” in Texas. That has lowered malpractice fees for doctors by 30% and has helped eliminate time consuming lawsuits which eventually get passed on to the consumer.
8) Perry is decisive and sees things as right or wrong. Take this example: Recently Governor Perry allowed his Labrador Retriever join him on his daily six mile run. While on his run, he and his pet were accosted by a menacing coyote. Instead of analyzing the situation like Obama did with deciding on how many troops to send to Afghanistan which took him about 7 weeks, after remaining still and waiting to see what the wild coyote would do, the governor pulled out a .380 Ruger and shot the coyote dead when it become apparent the coyote was after his pup. What was great is when he was asked about it he simply said “don’t touch my pup”. It is refreshing to have someone in power who feels a clear sense of “responsibility” to protect someone else, instead of the man we have now who would refuse to water-board criminals who could help catch criminals holding his children hostage.
9) He believes in economic, military and religion just as our founding fathers did. He does not apologize about being an American and is instead, proud of being a man of strong faith who believes that economic and military strength is not evil. For those who believe his religion is extreme. The man currently in the White House sat for 20 years in Reverend Wright’s church which was obviously very racist and extreme even if Mr Obama didnt realize it. He also realizes the best way to redistribute wealth is to create jobs. Many complain a large percentage of his jobs created are low paying. Fact is, most jobs are low paying and besides, shouldn’t we help those at lowest point of the economic spectrum? Besides its NOT true.The average hourly wage of ALL the jobs created in Texas is 15 dollars per hour.
10) He has a great network of friends, 24 of the Forbes 400 gave to his last campaign, Think guys like Ross Perot Jr Harold Simmons and Boone T Pickens understand banking computers and oil??? He is for wind solar and nuclear and natural gas
He should announce sometime in the next 10 days and hopefully can replace the man currently in the White House.
Is he perfect ? Of course not. But don’t you actually want someone who understands what both parties believe and has supported BOTH Republicans and democrats. As a former Democrat like Ronald Reagan, Perry should have the ability to actually work across the aisle to create JOBS.
I want someone in office who does not apologize for America and instead is proud of America for all it has done as humanitarians for the ENTIRE world.
I want someone who encourages folks to cling to their guns and religion, just as the founding fathers did.
Check this quote from Henry Cuellar Democrat from Texas In the Republican field, I think Perry would have a good chance. I know Perry. I was his first secretary of state as a Democrat, so Perry and I go back a long way. I would say that if you look at the current Republican field, this would give Perry a good opportunity to enter the presidential race.
We both started as state legislators together when he was a Democrat. I think I got in ’86 and I think he got in ’84, so I served with him many years in the state legislature. I would say do not underestimate Perry because he is very politically astute and if he decides to enter he would do very well in the Republican primary.
In the primary I think he would do well with the Hispanics because the Hispanics know him, and as far as I know he can speak a little bit of Spanish and he’s from a border state.