Texas Gov. Rick Perry announces presidential run
August 13th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
11 years ago

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announces presidential run

(CNN) –Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking Saturday to a conservative group meeting in South Carolina, officially launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

Perry stated, "It's time to get America working again."

His late entrance came as other candidates were on the ballot Saturday at the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa.
He told the crowd, "America is not broken, Washington is broken".

Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. FM

    Watching Perry announcing his bid took me far back to the era of Bush Jr. The way he spoke, the way he looked, it was totally the copyright of Bush 43. Who is ready to go back to that era??? We have been there, we tasted it and no way of going back. To make the matter worse, let him allow the queen of Alaska campaign for him. That will be his last nail on his own coffin!

    August 13, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  2. maikl

    Go ,Perry,GO.

    August 13, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  3. Me

    Hmm, was Democrat that campaigned for Al Gore. Speaks of Texas seceding from the Union. Guts the TX Dept of Education and rewrites the history books to exclude Thomas Jefferson. The majority of new jobs in TX under his watch are minimum wage and without benefits. Has said he loves George W. People that know Rick Perry say George W. is the smarter of the two. Oh yeah, a real candidate of the people.l

    August 13, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  4. Penobscot

    This guy makes Romney look even better. U.S. voters dont want an evangelical Texan in the White House. I'd rather have another 4 from Obama, sadly.

    August 13, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  5. Country First

    When George W. Bush is considered to be smarter than you, you should not run the any public office, let alone the Presidency of the US.

    August 13, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  6. T'sah from Virginia

    Listening to Perry NOW – he started off by praising the RED STATES only – BIG mistake!!! STRIKE ONE!!

    He blames THIS administration for the downgrade and ALL of the DEBT from the beginning of time – really??? STRIKE TWO!!

    He blames THIS President for NOT protecting the borders of the US even though President Obama sent many guards to the border – MORE THAN any other President!! STRIKE THREE!!

    He's OUT!!! And he's saying much more that does not make sense... Job creation to HIM is bringing illegal aliens over the border and paying them below minimum wage.........Yes he did!

    Please Perry – you BARELY won the govern-ship in TX and you will NOT win the Presidency – REMEMBER, you wanted to secede from our nation and NOW you want to represent ALL in the REDEST STATE of the United States (other than the one YOU come from)????

    While he create LOW-PAYING jobs – he cut budgets from the STUDENTS; he's GBush in a different suit – he wants to REGULATE what was already UNREGULATED – He will NOT represent ME and he will NOT represent anyone else other than those RED STATES he praises!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 – No more BUSHES!!!

    August 13, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  7. Nellie Bly

    I want my country back...from tea partiers!

    August 13, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    You gotta love Texas!

    August 13, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  9. Indy

    Well at least Republicans finally have someone that could actually be President and he is much better then the side show of candidates. Other then Ron Paul Perry is the only one that could actually do the job,although there will not be another Texas Governor in the Whitehouse in my lifetime.

    August 13, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  10. B

    All we need now, another Gunslinger getting into our lives..

    August 13, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  11. once upon a horse

    I keep telling people to take a good look at this guy, EVERY picture he takes. I live in Texas and Perry ain't all that the GOP is propping him up to be. But perhaps that is what it will take for the rest country to find out what many of us in Texas all ready know.

    August 13, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  12. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds!

    An idiot in a suit, stupider than GWB and no record of real accomplishments. Yup, that's the ideal GOBP candidate nowadays.

    August 13, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |