Wall Street Journal: Sources Say Rick Perry Will Run For POTUS
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that its sources are telling them that Texas Governor will indeed by throwing his Stetson in the ring:
A Republican campaign veteran tells us that Texas Governor Rick Perry has decided to run for President, though the official word from Team Perry is still a definite maybe.
Our normally reliable Republican source reports that Mr. Perry has surveyed the field and decided to get in the race later this summer, perhaps around the time of the national prayer meeting that Mr. Perry is hosting on August 6 at a Houston football stadium. Our source also reports that Mr. Perry is aiming to compete in the Iowa Straw Poll, even though it occurs just a week later, on August 13. The thinking is that apparent front-runner Mitt Romney “does not reflect the Republican Party” and is therefore vulnerable to a credible challenge from the right, especially after Mr. Romney’s recent squishy remarks on global warming.
An entry that late would present logistical and fundrasing issues but Perry is probably one of the few people who could afford to wait that long, especially since the base seems to be waiting for him to officially jump in.