So says Rick Perry in his explanation of why he’s running. Isn’t this refreshing after three years of hope and change and blame America:
What I learned in my 20’s traveling the globe as an Air Force pilot, our current president has yet to acknowledge in his 50’s – that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the earth.
As Americans, we believe freedom is a gift from God, and government’s prime function is to defend it. We don’t see the role of government as a nanny state, and we recognize there is no government money that wasn’t once earned through the sweat and toil of private citizens.
Read the rest. I’m on cloud nine. Nikki Haley calls his timing “brilliant” after Huck and others have criticised Perry’s “dis” of Iowa. I’m inclined to agree. Allahpundit has more, including the video and a worthy tweet.
Related: Pundette, NARAL “very worried” about a Perry candidacy. All the more reason to support him enthusiastically, no? Pundette contrasts Perry’s record with Obama’s (Mr. “I Wouldn’t Punish My Daughter With a Baby”).
Weasel Zippers, Rick Perry Calls Global Warming A “Phony Mess.” Heh. This is just too much fun, y’all.
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