(CNN) – Rick Perry may "absolutely" run for president again and described the debates in the 2012 primary as good practice.
The Texas governor, who suspended his White House bid last month, also had positive memories about his presidential campaign.
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"I tell people it was by far the most exhilarating thing that I've ever done," Perry told ABC News. "In a perfect world we would have started a lot earlier."
After an initial surge in national polling, Perry failed to gain traction and was plagued by less than stellar debate performances.
But Perry, now a Newt Gingrich backer, said the debates "have absolutely nothing to do with governing." When asked if they were good practice for 2016, Perry responded "Ya, could be."
The long serving governor also pushed back against labeling Romney the inevitable GOP nominee.
"I think this race is completely open," Perry said. "I don't think anyone's got a lock on it at this particular point in time."
Playing political adviser, Perry opined that Romney should have changed his tune on the health care plan he signed while governor of Massachusetts that resembles the current national plan.
"I'd have said listen governor, you've got to stand up in front of the American people and say that what you did on health care in Massachusetts was wrong and he never did that," Perry said.
Rick Perry is and has been a total and complete embarrassment to the State of Texas.
When I travel out of the State of Texas in my motor home hopefully I can temporarily
replace my Texas tags. I have never voted for "dumb" or "dumber" so I don't want
folks to think I am in the same frame of mind as our "governor".
God told Perry to run for President. I guess God likes a good joke also. By the way, God told Herman Cain and
Newt Gingrich to run for President. Why does God keep setting these Republicans up? Is it party time in heaven?
Well, if Dubya did it, how hard could it be?
Go ahead! Make Obamas day.
Save a pretzel for the gas jets.
He's even dumber now than I thought he was before
perry just stop it please. you're an embarrassment to texas. you're making us look bad just stop please!
I just thank god he has those memories.....but for how long?
I hope he runs again. I love watching him make a fool of himself.
After he said "absolutely," did he say "oops?'
Guess what, all you BO fans out there- a man like Rick Perry and a lady like Sarah Palin could do infinitely more to truly help get things back on track for the USA than BO ever will. This is because Mr. Perry and Mrs. Palin are not in love with themselves, as is the obvious situation we have with BO. You can't see it because you have that life-threatening disorder- the liberal mentality.
Dear PErry The Scary, please don't run again! Leave the 21st century to those modern enough to live in it!
If Rick Perry was smart and that the thing If he was smart and we know he not. He wouldn't waste other People money because he would never win. American People all ready seen how Brain dead this man Is. I don't even know how the People Of Texas voted this guy to be GOV.
What kind of off spring would Perry and Palin have ...ever wondered ?
Let the attacks on Texas begin. Not every Texan voted for Perry.
Christ !! Perry?
That was a BAD MOVIE the first time around !!
KEEP PRACTICING, CHUCKLEHEAD. YOU ARE OUR (DEMOCRATS'S) BEST CAMPAIGN ASSISTANT!!!!!!
Seriously, why don't you just run for President of your Bible Study class. We (Texans) have had to put up with you for a decade and now you have embarrassed us on the national stage. We already learned from Bush – the President should be Smart. But "I would like to have a beer with W." But... he wouldn't have a beer with YOU. Unless you could get into his country club and past security to hand him a $50,000+ check.
Maybe on Newt's Moon Colony
Sad thing is, when he was in the primaries, most of the polling showed him losing his own state.
He's brain dead.
Um...he lost his way to the microphone, tripping on the cord and suddenly saw no one in the audience.
No, he will not be back.
Some people are so stupid they don't know when to quit.
sure, i think he shoulkd run in 2016. the republicans need him
Can't you please go back to Texas and shut up? Not real smart this one.
Perry will be lucky to be re-elected in Texas. He's done....he just doesn't know it.