Texas Governor Rick Perry lit up the Republican Leadership Conference with a passionate speech that scalded the Obama administration for its big government approach. Perry laid out the Texas way of low taxes, low regulation, tort reform and fiscal responsibility, claiming it was the reason Texas has produced 48% of all the new jobs in the country for the last two years.
Perry went on to say that conservatives should not apoligize for being prolife and for policies friendly to business.
From U.S. Elections News (go here):
Though he chose to be excluded from the Republican Leadership Conferenceâ€™s Straw Poll Saturday in New Orleans, and has not yet decided whether or not he will be included in the 2012 Presidential race, Texas Governor Rick Perry was reportedly a hot item in the way of campaign buttons at the weekend event.
The Texas Tribune, and several political blogs reported that Perry campaign buttons, and particularly buttons with Perry/Bachmann on them, sold quickly.
In his speech at the conference, Perry gave his solution for the nationâ€™s sluggish economy, a four step process that included;
â€œ1: Donâ€™t spend all the money. 2: Keep the taxes low and under control. 3: Have regulations that are fair and predictable so that business owners know what to expect from one quarter to the next. And 4: Reform the legal system so that frivolous lawsuits donâ€™t paralyze business.â€
Perry may not yet be a candidate but he sure is looking and sounding like one:
More video of Perry remarks, go here
Lead Americans to “the safe harbor of American renewal and the shores of American exceptionalism! Let’s anchor them, anchor them in the future of good jobs and a country founded on great ideas.”
Sounds presidential to me. Importantly, Perry understands something that troubles way too many conservatives. As he said in his speech the Left is “Never Going To Like Us, So Let’s Stop Trying To Curry Favor With Them.” Amen.