While it defies belief, Rick Perry believes he can be president. Anyone who thinks he will make a good one, look at his track record on line about the cuts he has made to Texas schools and social programs. His touted jobs hooraw--most of the jobs were low income. A great quote in this week's Time, (speaking about people who might think that Perry is an intellectual lightweight,) one of his own strategists said, " Perry benefits from an uncluttered mind." And so he does.
And yes, I know he comes from my area and his folks are nice people.