Rush Limbaugh is starting a movement, a movement to draft Texas Governor Rick Perry for President. Here's what Rush said this week on this radio program: "There's no way you're gonna hear Rick Perry supporting amnesty in any way, shape, manner, or form. He's solid on that, plus pro-life. Rick Perry stands in opposition to inside the Beltway Washington elites, I don't care what party they are."
Since Mike Huckabee bowed out of the presidential race this week, conservatives are now in a mad search to find a non-Washington establishment candidate to lead the campaign against politics as usual in DC. The pickings are slim.
Whatever you call it, Tea Party, conservative, or just plain dissatisfaction, there are lots of us outside the Capital City that just plain don't want more of the same. We all share a simple observation, DC changes good people. Call it a desire to be loved, call it a desire to be accepted, call it the influence of staff or pomp and circumstance, we repeatedly send good people to DC that fail to cut the size and scope of Government.
We are embarrassed by the spectacle of House Speaker John Boehner trying to cut deals with Democrats. Too many deals over too many years have put this country at dire risk. We want a government modeled on the US Constitution.
Our rallying cry is don't listen to Wall Street, they just fleece us for bonuses, don't listen to public employee unions, they fleece us for cushy benefits and pensions. We are looking for a leader who will listen to us the people. We want no more debt, no more fat benefits at our expense, and we want no part of too big to fail on the part of private corporations seeking taxpayer money.
Texas Governor Rick Perry may fit the bill. In Texas, his record has been outstanding.
California Assemblyman Dan Logue traveled to Austin, Texas recently and reported, "a bipartisan delegation of lawmakers visited Austin a few weeks ago to learn why Texas was creating jobs while the Golden State was struggling. We found that from January 2008 to December 2010, Texas added more than 165,000 jobs while during the same time period, California lost 1.2 million jobs. For me and my colleagues" Logue said, "we saw those numbers as an indication that, under the leadership of Rick Perry, Texas was doing something very right."
Perry has guided Texas successfully through the worst national economic crisis in our lifetimes. Logue was so impressed with what he saw he launched the website www.draftperry2012.com. You can actually send Governor Perry a voice mail message from the website.