SIMI VALLEY, California -- Texas Governor Rick Perry emulated the late Ronald Reagan as he addressed a sold-out crowd of 1,000 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, on the 50th anniversary of one of the most pivotal and monumental speeches in American political history.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, attempting to demonstrate he is not the candidate he was in 2012, has been traveling, writing op-eds and giving speeches in advance of a potential 2016 run. On Monday he was in a tough setting: the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, for a speech to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” address. It’s tough because it is hard to say something novel about Reagan and important for Republicans not to be frozen in time and wedded to a single agenda that may not be as relevant today as it was then.
Past and potentially future presidential candidate Rick Perry grasped for the mantle of Ronald Reagan on Monday with a scathing denunciation of President Obama that asserted the Democrat was so lacking in competence his tenure would usher in a new season of victories for Republicans.
SMITHFIELD - Texas Gov. Rick Perry played to the patriotism and hopes of 5,000 energized fellow Republicans on Friday at their signature campaign event as he urged them to send state House Speaker Thom Tillis to the U.S. Senate.
Texas Governor Rick Perry and professional public speaker Hillary Clinton both held rallies in North Carolina over the past few days for their respective party’s Senate candidate in what is shaping up to be a close race that has already attracted its fair share of 2016 contenders.
"It stands to reason then that if you want higher job growth, you want to be more like Texas than California. There are many measures of economic and social health, but for a country that is struggling to jump-start job creation, it might be a good idea to look carefully at the success stories."