April 5th, 2013
07:11 PM ET
10 years ago

Perry 'indeed' open to 2016 bid

(CNN) - A bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination could be in Rick Perry's future, the Texas governor told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Friday.

"Our legislature will be leaving in approximately 55 days," Perry said on "The Situation Room," adding that "at that particular point in time, I'll sit down with friends and family and make a decision about 2016."

"So you're obviously open to that notion?" Blitzer asked

"Indeed," was the Republican governor's response.

Perry made a bid for the 2012 GOP nomination, but his candidacy was derailed after he couldn't remember a key portion of his platform; namely, which federal agencies he would eliminate if elected president.

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. elucidated1

    You just can't make this stuff up. Wait a minute. Yes, you can. And for good measure let's throw in Bachmann, Cain, Santorum, Newt so again, Charles K. can call them a "cast of clowns!"

    April 5, 2013 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  2. don in albuquerque

    Some people are not smart enough to realize they are toast. His own party made toast of him, and next his state will probably do the same.

    April 5, 2013 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  3. aj

    Rick: You have 3 years to stick in that thick head of yours the 3 agencies that you intend to abolish: Commerce, Education and Energy.

    April 5, 2013 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  4. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Go for it Rick, we need the comedy!

    April 5, 2013 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  5. Ken

    The 2016 GOP "audition" is already looking more hilarious than the 2012 one. Perry is Palin in a suit and tie.

    April 5, 2013 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  6. SR

    Thanks Rick. I sincerely look forward to seeing you in the primaries again. It was hysterical last time. You really added...well...you're special Rick.

    April 5, 2013 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  7. Ed1

    You don't have a chance save the tax payers money don't run.

    April 5, 2013 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  8. Gonzoinhouston

    No. Just no.

    April 5, 2013 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  9. Len

    Please, Please, Please run again!!!

    April 5, 2013 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  10. Thomas

    We need another Texas Governor in the white house like we need pet rocks !

    Rick Perry / Sarah Palin
    Guns/God and Great Hair 2016

    April 6, 2013 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
  11. J.V.Hodgson

    If the GOP lets him run just another reason why Democrats would win AGAIN in 2016 whoever so far CNN sees as the democratic potentials.

    April 6, 2013 03:24 am at 3:24 am |
  12. ron

    Oh good, another 4 years dumber and sadly with the gop he will probably be a front runner for the nomonation. Makes it easy for the democrats again.

    April 6, 2013 03:37 am at 3:37 am |
  13. redbaron120288

    oh well that ought to do it. Perry VS Clinton? perry wont even come close. and considering these GOP people are as popular as a root canal they really wont see 2016 in the white house.

    April 6, 2013 05:29 am at 5:29 am |
  14. Jules

    That makes 2 for the clown bus again. Perry and Rand Paul.

    April 6, 2013 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  15. Clarke

    No thanks!

    April 6, 2013 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  16. W.G.

    Thank you !!!! Mr. Perry I was really scared you were not going to run . As a democrat I am thrilled
    that you will throw your hat in !! Your predjiduces and bigotries and over all ignorance are truely
    the definition of the republican party !! Once again , Thanks !!!!

    April 6, 2013 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  17. g

    run perry run-we all need another good laugh

    April 6, 2013 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  18. Dallas

    You have to be kidding! We are actively seeking a viable Democrat to finally replace him in next years governor election. This has to be a joke – he has to be delusional.

    April 6, 2013 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  19. GI Joe

    Oh good lawd!!!!! He's an idiot, even by Texas or SC standards.

    April 6, 2013 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  20. lottie

    amazing another out of touch repo . you can't make this stuff up

    April 6, 2013 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  21. PJ

    When you find that candidate, count me in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 6, 2013 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  22. fayse

    As a Texan, this man is a joke. Can't wait to get him out as Governor.

    April 6, 2013 11:51 am at 11:51 am |