I was there. Perry had some good “pep” talk but no particulars. I would have loved to hear him say “Here is what I have told Obama and here is what I will tell Obama and here are specifics as to how I’m going to govern Texas toward small government and liberty”. But, no — just platitudes.
I think he has seized on the 10th amendment states’ rights issue as “red meat” that will get him re-elected, and he may be right.
Can we trust him to make it more than just talk? I’m not convinced yet. But I “hope”.
I’ve got mixed feelings on Perry given his past wind checking on illegal immigration.
That said he does seem to have settled pretty firmly on the side of border security for quite a while now.
Will keep watching.
Never tell your enemy what you plan to do. If Governor Perry had announced any "particulars", he would be telling the federal government of his plans.