The Examiner's Phil Klein has dubbed what you're about to see "the most effective speech, by far, of any Republican presidential candidate this year." Overstatement, or bullseye?
Matt Lewis, who was in the room, has video of the moment Perry confirmed that he was "in." Note the crowd reaction around the :25 mark.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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