Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry Weighs Presidential Bid

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It is widely assumed that Texas Governor Rick Perry will soon announce plans to seek the Republican nomination for president. The governor's announcement may come this weekend, a week after his large prayer rally in Houston — which drew almost 30,000 attendants — where he prayed for divine intervention to the assist President Obama's judgement. 

Peggy Fikac, Austin bureau chief for the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Chronicle, has been following Perry's career for over 25 years since he was a Democrat in the Texas state house. 

Guests:

Peggy Fikac

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [4]

Jack from The North

you soft pedaled Perry's speeches about secession. these southerner's seceeded once in our history, I believe they wanted to keep their slaves? I don't know what's more disgraceful: secession talk, no matter how political in nature, or two journalists being candy asses about it. no wonder this tea party business has gotten out of hand.

Aug. 10 2011 10:28 AM
SouthernRob from Savannah, GA

What has Perry done in Texas that's so great? It sounds like a house of cards waiting to fall.
http://www.tnr.com/print/article/politics/magazine/90524/rick-perry-economy-gop-texas

Aug. 10 2011 09:29 AM
listener

Interesting how the evolving media narrative denies Rick Perry credit for economic success in Texas yet obfuscates blame to the President for economic failure in the nation.

Aug. 10 2011 08:02 AM
Peg from USA

Personally very repulsed by Perry's and Bachmann's mesmerizing-mega-church political agendas.

Aug. 10 2011 07:35 AM

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