Perry will announce Saturday
August 11th, 2011
03:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry will announce Saturday

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will announce that he is running for president on Saturday in South Carolina, a Republican familiar with the plans told CNN.

Previous reports had indicated that Perry would use a speech at the conservative RedState Gathering in Charleston to make his intentions clear, but would stop short of officially announcing a presidential bid.

But the Republican source told CNN that Perry will be in the Republican presidential race on Saturday.


Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry
soundoff (110 Responses)
  1. FedUP

    Another clown emerges from the GOP clown car! At some point this circus will need to find a ring master.

    August 11, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  2. jordan

    This man is not a good choice to lead our country.And I say this intelligently not mindlessly.He is a religious right winger who puts his version of religion into his politics and not all of us happen to believe in his beliefs.There are many versions of Christianity and he speaks for one of them and in addition there are other religious beliefs that are not even Christian.He may be able to rally those folks out there who believe in his beliefs and are right wingers too but what about his ability to lead ?
    Will he be willing to compromise with others even if that compromise goes against his religion ?
    I do not think he will
    He has made it known he dislikes and will not support any kind of gays/lesbians.
    I say enough is enough.Stop picking on these people who are not committing crimes and did not even ask to be born the way they are.We are all Gods Children (if you believe in God).
    He wants to get rid of legal Abortion.
    Well many people do but I still feel this is best left with the woman who has to live with her decision.
    He does not have the proper education.
    He will have a biased opinion not an impartial one.

    I refuse to trust this man in leading our country to greatness.I think he will be a disaster.If I was a Republican I would still never vote for him.The GOP is going to make a big mistake in unleashing this "Devil".

    August 11, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  3. Mark J

    Get ready for another weird election cycle. If he winds up picking Bachmann for his running mate next year it'll be too funny!

    August 11, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  4. krehator

    One disaster from Texas is enough.

    August 11, 2011 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  5. nytw

    A while back he said New York had the right to allow same-sex marriage due to the 4th Amendment. Not he is saying it doesn't Already flip flopping and he is not even officially in the race yet. This guy make Romney seem like a straight shooter.

    August 11, 2011 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  6. Karl

    God save us If he wins the nomination. We just handed Barack another 4 years.

    August 11, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  7. Oldmagick

    Will Gov Perry also like his religious followers believe that the Japanese Emperor has sinned with the SUNQUEEN??? Keep in mind that the state of Texas has had a terrible lack of rain. Gov Perry I think God is speaking to you????Leave the rest of America alone!!!

    August 11, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  8. FedUPwithFEDS

    Anyone will be better than Obama but like always, a politician is only out for one thing – $$$$. This bible-thumper will tell all of the lies and false promises to win a spot and then renege with excuses. Wonder which verse in the bible taught him to do that????

    August 11, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  9. Bob C

    Great, Texas gets to get equated with another religious fanatic right wing lunatic. Before you trolls go crazy and typecast all Texans as having the same point of view as "Governor Good Hair", Remember his points of view do not represent everyone's in this state of 25 million people. We still haven't gotten over the black eye from GW pretending to be from here. Yes he was governor, but spent most of his formative years in the North East. But it would be moronic to blame Connecticut for GW's actions.

    August 11, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  10. Tp

    No way! Perry don't run please!

    August 11, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  11. Adalbert

    This is just what this country needs, one more religious crackpot from Texas. Perry should run for a chief of pastor position in Timbuktu.

    August 11, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. Amanda

    Well, he's the only Repug with a chance at winning. The rest of the candidates are either complete morons or well, blah.

    August 11, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  13. Roane

    Perry? Yes. Palin? No! Obama? Yes. Biden? Maybe. Hillary. Better. Final score? Obama by 1 in the 9th. Wait and see.

    August 11, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. Ed

    Laugh all you want about his record, but keep in mind the kind of mindless bozos who will vote for him. Bush Jr. didn't have an impressive record. He is a Christian from Texas. That is enough for most of the uneducated Republican voters out there. If he wins it will be a major disgrace and tragedy for this nation. I hope Obama can overcome, but I'm not so sure. For the first time since the first Republican primary, I think Obama may lose. Rick Perry, as awful as he is, is the white knight that the GOP is looking for. It will largely hinge on his running mate. If he chooses Palin, as one CNN commentator thinks he will, then he will lost the independent vote and lose the election. I only hope that he chooses her or Bachmann. That would be like handing Obama a second term.

    August 11, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  15. Newmoon2

    So he's announced he's going to announce. Doesn't that mean he just announced?

    August 11, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  16. Stephen Daugherty

    I for one welcome a Republican candidate who shows the American people that Republicans haven't learned their lesson from Bush. Makes my candidate easier to elect!

    August 11, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  17. Alex McIntosh

    RON PAUL 2012.

    Unfortunately, this guy was already selected by the Bilderberg group to win the election. Watch and see.

    August 11, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  18. SEQLAR

    When he becomes a president we will have 365 days of NATIONAL DAYS OF PRAYER.... ARE YOU READY!?

    August 11, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  19. roro

    Let me get this straight. The man who wanted Texas to secede from the union now wants to be president of that very union? Give me a break!

    August 11, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  20. Matthew

    At least this guy is authentic. Mitt is as fake as a 3 dollar bill, I believe he will eat the no backbone morman for lunch.

    August 11, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  21. Joe

    All my liberal friends. Why are you engaged in a pre-emptive strike against a new candidate before he has even started? Without even knowing anthing about him. I supose you fear that your idol, Obama – who has proven to the world his incompetance, inexperience and ignorance, will lose to Perry? By the way, it is extremely ignorant to believe that Perry is the same as Bush just because they are from the same state. Idiots!!

    August 11, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  22. Brian, Nj

    Been there and done that, will not do again. Another Texas Governor who did lousy at school, D in economics (yeah, we need that now). No thanks.

    August 11, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  23. Carl, Secaucus, NJ

    There are a lot of good people in Texas, and even some good politicians, but this tall stack of cow chips is not one of them.

    August 11, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  24. Jorge

    Obama will be landslides by anyone they put up. The country is a disaster.

    August 11, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  25. Anomic Office Drone

    Perry is a laughably stupid man who's incompetence is only outweighed by his ego. The Republicans must think he's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    August 11, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
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