Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s political critiques of one of his predecessors, former Lone Star State Gov. and President George W. Bush, are coming back to haunt him as he contemplates seeking the Republican nomination for president himself. Members of Bush’s old team are warning him to cool the anti-Bush rhetoric or they will give him the cold shoulder if he runs, according to The New York Times.
Indeed, a close Bush associate has a message for Perry, conveyed anonymously to the Times to avoid a confrontation with Perry: “If you’re really trying to be the nominee and want to go the distance, you just don’t want the former president of the United States and his people working against you.”