Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry insists he has no desire to follow his predecessor's path to Washington, which may be a moot point if Perry fails to beat back a March primary challenge from one of his own, Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
So perhaps Perry won't mind so much the comparison to George W. Bush who, it seems fair to say, hasn't exactly created a boom market for Texas governors seeking the White House.
Come to think of it, it was a generation betweenLyndon Baines Johnson's turbulent single elected term and the next Texan White House CEO, Bush I.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
What makes Rick tick?
The LA Times has a blog about it (link). Excerpt follows...
Read the whole thing. It is informative. Rick talks a lot about being a fiscal conservative as the key to the GOP's strength.