(CNN) – Dick Armey, the former Republican majority leader and lobbyist who has resurrected himself as a leader of the Tea Party movement, won't be running for president in 2012.
The reason? Goats.
Asked about running for president in 2012 during an interview with the Texas Tribune that was published Tuesday, Armey said he wouldn't be throwing his hat in the ring.
"Oh, no, no, no, no. I've got 34 goats that depend on me daily. I couldn't be away that long," the FreedomWorks chairman said.
But Armey did say that a Republican – someone very different than Obama – will be the next president.
"There's a lot of them out there. We just watch and see. Barack Obama, when he ran for president, won a talent contest. The voters looked at the whole contest through a very shallow set of lenses, and he got away with it.
"Anybody who expects to win the presidency in 2012 had better expect to win on a substantive ground of proven performance, not just lip service, good looks and talented speech-making," Armey said.