"When it comes to border security, Rick Perry's a Minuteman in the campaign but then takes a minute to forget what he said when the election is over," said Hutchison spokesman Joe Pounder.
Perry spokesman Mark Miner said Hutchison was delusional.
"Better nominee for what?" he said. "Governor Perry is focused on issues important to Texans, while Hutchison has been in Washington working on earmarks, bailouts, out-of-control spending in addition to being pro-choice."