May 14, 2008
Perry says again that he's running again

From last week:

For those who didn't hear -- or believe -- him the first time, Gov. Perry said again today that he is running for reelection in 2010.

He told reporters at a public event in Fredericksburg that he is like the chief executive of a successful corporation and definitely planned to seek a third full term.

"I look at it like this, is that if Texas were a corporation -- and we would be one of the most efficient, most successful corporations in the world -- and if you're a stockholder in that corporation, why in the world would you want to change your CEO when things are going well?" he said, according to the Associated Press.

I like Brown Bess' comment that at the 2006 shareholders' meeting, 61% of them voted for a different CEO. Perry was fortunate that his opposition that year was fractured. He won't be so lucky next time.

By the way, not that I consider these things to be representative of anything, but it's still amusing to see that no one defended Perry in the comments to that post. I know he claims not to pay attention to things like his approval ratings, but you have to figure his advisers are aware of them. I wonder how they plan to deal with it if he really is serious about ginning it up again in 2010. Do they believe his "successful CEO" schtick? I have a hard time imagining it, but stranger things have happened.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 14, 2008 to Election 2010
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