Texas Governor Rick Perry gestures during a speech at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans

 
Texas Governor Rick Perry gestures during a speech at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans
Texas Governor Rick Perry gestures during a speech at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana April 9, 2010. As many as 3,000 party activists are to attend the four-day Southern Republican Leadership Conference, the most prominent gathering of Republicans outside of their presidential nominating conventions. REUTERS/Sean Gardner (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)