A Texas Governor for President
Rick Perry is the current governor of Texas. He has held that position since George W. Bush stepped down in 2000. He started his career in politics as a Reagan Democrat, supporting Al Gore in the presidential primary race of 1988, even chairing the Gore campaign in Texas, before converting to being a Republican in 1989. Currently, Rick Perry is seen as a ‘Tea - Party Favorite,’ which is a highly sought after title for Republicans in this primary process, even having been invited to The Redstate Gathering, where he announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States of America. And I would say, despite the early blemishes in his record, like voting for a 5.7 billion tax increase while in the Texas Legislature, in 1987, he seemed to fit the Tea-Party bill as I understand it.