Paul told Fox's Neil Cavuto that Gov. Perry "doesn’t identify with the people who are disenchanted with the status quo."
Perry is "identified with the previous [George W. Bush] administration, and very much the status quo,” Paul, 75, said on "Your World with Neil Cavuto," a news program Perry had appeared on just Wednesday.
When Perry spoke with Cavuto, the former Democrat who has yet to announce officially his intention to run for the GOP nomination for president, said he was "certainly giving it the appropriate thought process".
"He’s going to dilute the vote,” Paul warned. "But he’ll dilute the establishment vote. But the people who are sick and tired of what they’re getting in Washington, I don’t think he’s going to be that attractive to that group of people."