Rick Perry’s 2012 presidential run was notable for an early surge, an embarrassing middle and an end that was more of a whimper than a bang.
Perry announced his intention to seek the Whitehouse in August 2011. The reception among conservatives was positive, and the four time Governor of Texas was soon the frontrunner. However, this was more to do with dissatisfaction with other candidates than support for Perry, and polls also showed that a third of Republicans had never heard of him.
Perry did not fare well in the early Read the rest of this entry »