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July 17, 2011

Rick Perry: I'm Feeling "Called To" Run For President

Here we go.

Im not ready to tell you that Im ready to announce that Im in, Gov. Rick Perry told The Des Moines Register. But Im getting more and more comfortable every day that this is what Ive been called to do. This is what America needs.

Another big-name potential Republican presidential candidate who is still on the sidelines, Sarah Palin, told Fox News in May that she has that fire in the belly to run. It remains a question whether Perry does.

Ill be real honest with you, I dont wake up in the morning never did and still dont today and say, Gee, I want to be president of the United States, Perry, 61, said by phone last week.

But his wife, Anita, and hundreds of people nationwide say they want him to run, he said. He said he would likely decide in two or three weeks.

If he makes the leap, Iowa Republicans will have another avowed fiscal and social conservative to choose from in the Feb. 6 caucuses lineup.

This one takes credit for playing a role in half of U.S. job growth in the past decade. He once implied that he agreed with calls for his state to secede from the nation. And he has proclaimed Aug. 6 as a day of prayer and fasting for the nation to seek Gods guidance and wisdom.

Perry may turn out to be a great candidate or perhaps the Teh Fred of this cycle, time will tell. Either way, he's going to be a factor so we really need to take any polls with a grain of salt until he gets in and established.


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