Prior to Rick Perry announcing he would run for President I brought on Katie Thompson to make the case for Perry.  Katie now is a leader of Students for Perry, and I predict, a future mover and shaker in Republican circles.

Given all that has happened over the last several months, I reached out to Katie and wondered whether she would be interested in writing another post along the lines of “Why I still support Rick Perry.”

Here was her response:

Here’s my post:

Governor Perry’s positions have not changed. His record is unmatched. What works in Texas will work for America.

What more can I say?

My first reaction was, sorry for asking.  But on reflection, isn’t that right?  Perry has not changed his positions, tacked to the center or anywhere else, and has been substantively steady through a fairly disastrous roll out of his campaign and debate hiccups.

It may be right, but I’m not sure it’s enough.  My issue with Perry never has been his record or his positions, it’s whether he demonstrated he had the wherewithal to be a national candidate.

I don’t think it’s over until it’s over, but can Rick Perry make a comeback and bring himself back into contention for the nomination?

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