I know Bush was a spender, but I heard Perry on Cavuto last week and he was cagey on the Latino issue.
One way to curb spending is to enforce immigration and get illegals of the ebt free food, ebt welfare and end their misuse of hospitals. Because of that, they live better than many of the legal citzens who have to pay taxes on their earnings.
He, and those like him, never address that issue.
I call that compassionate to those who have no right to be here when not entering legally.
My reading is that Perry is smart enough not to walk into a fight leading with his chin.
He pushes the conservative agenda (example: It took 6 years to get the voter ID — but he worked until it happened) while at the same time not going out of his way to make himself roadkill for liberal activists like the “Castro brothers” mentioned in post #1.
He picks his battleground because he intends to win the war.