Rick Perry won’t seek re-election in 2014

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.


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