Via the Washington Post:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2014.
“The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership,” he said at a rally in San Antonio. “Today, I’m announcing I will not seek reelection as governor of Texas.”
Perry has served as governor since 2000, when then-Gov. George W. Bush (R) became president. Perry was elected to full terms in 2002, 2006 and 2010.
Perry also alluded to a potential 2016 presidential run, saying he will “pray and reflect and work to determine my own future path.”
Since his 2012 presidential bid floundered – capped off by his “oops” moment at a presidential debate — Perry has eyed a second run.
“Any future considerations I will announce in due time, and I will arrive at that decision appropriately,” he said.
I can’t say I dislike Perry, but I also can’t see him ever winning the presidency. I doubt he’ll be any more ready for prime time in 2016 than he was in 2012.