If the latest polls are any sign, Perry is likely to be the GOP selection to run for President in 2012 against Barack Obama. How do they stack up against each other?
Rick Perry: Most re-elected governor of Texas – 3 terms. Before that: elected to the state House of Representatives, agriculture commissioner and lieutenant governor
Barack Obama: 1/2 term as Illinois Senator, about to be a one-term president.
Rick Perry: Didn’t screw up a vibrant Texas economy – governed over the state that had the largest number of private sector jobs created during the recession.
Obama: Governed over a worsening economy, spent trillions, grew the government to an unsustainable size, pushed healthcare further from a solution and more towards government control, went on vacation..a lot, killed Osama bin Laden, the surge in Afghanistan, attacked Libya, took over GM.
Rick Perry: Served his country as an Air Force pilot
Obama: Went to a lot of school, got a law degree, all without writing a single paper.