You know, I hope you and others are just as forgiving of Perry and misstatements/gaffes he's made and apologized for/re-thought.
But I expect, for some reason, that won't be the case.
I respect Perry; admire his military service, his humble beginnings, accomplishments, conservatism, faith and his sense of self-depracating humor. He may be too decent for the Washington swamp.
Having watched the Democrats and the media distort and destroy George Bush for being ‘a cowboy’ and Rove’s refusal to counter that perception - I just don’t want to visit personal destruction of a decent man, again.
On handling the opposition - as POTUs - he would be flying solo - no backseat, backstabbing Congressional cohorts - just the people’s GPS - a great copilot VP and a throttle.