Signing it was not the problem. He championed it, from my reading of old articles. I’m not trying to change minds here, but see what rational people on both sides say. All I know is that the name I vote for in 2012 will be conservative, even if I have to write it in.
There is no perfect conservative, whomever you write in, unless it is some imagined conservative hero, will have blotches other conservatives can point out. Even Sarah has been called a RINO here, and Allen West too.
Do what you want, but I think Perry’s list of conservative creds outweigh his list of not so conservative creds, plus he is ten years tested on a very wide range of issues.