CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is blasting the Obama administration for "a crisis of competence" and hinting strongly at a second bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
In a speech to the Republican National Committee near San Diego, Perry argues that more robust energy production would accelerate the economic recovery and strengthen its standing internationally.
After flaming out during his 2012 bid for president, Perry is declaring triumphantly that a change in U.S. leadership could renew American confidence. His RNC appearance comes as talk of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney potentially entering the race has eclipsed dozens of other would-be candidates.
Perry said America "is looking for a new path forward, and starting today let's give it to them."