I think your original point was that the Media will compare Rick Perry to Bush simply because they were both Governor's of Texas at some point in time.
I would hope we at FR would judge the Candidates by their stated positions rather than guilt by association, which is implied by your post that being a Texan is an automatic dis-qualifier for POTUS.
I am not a big Perry fan, but I am an ardent Antiobamunist.
I would vote for my Dog, who is an Animal BTW, over the current rabble rouser posing as our Commander In Chief.
That is a absolute given. The media will hog tie Perry to Bush. "Bush's Lieutenant Governor Rick Perry.", "Bushs under study Rick Perry", "Bush's hand picked man, Rick Perry","After Bush is the country ready for another Texan President?"
By the time the media is done you will think Bush is running again. I will support Perry but yall better be ready for the slime machine to paint Perry another Bush. Because I guarantee they will.