Texas Governor Rick Perry is creating headline news by throwing shots at President Obama’s immigration laws. Although he is the longest serving governor in Texas state history, most bets have it that he’ll leave that office to run (again) for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. The Texas governorship was, of course, the launching pad for the presidential run of George W. Bush. This time Perry will be more seasoned: he’ll be sure to remember all three ways he’ll fix the government.
What else will Perry do differently this time around the campaign trail? He likes to play the maverick. He recently went on Jimmy Kimmel Live and warned the host that he carries a concealed handgun during interviews. Was he joking? How far will he go to win the votes of Tea Party Patriots who put their Second Amendment rights to bear arms above all other causes? The populist governor will end up in lots of places on the campaign trail, talking jobs and business as he did in 2011. The candidate will probably even find himself in Target, a top shopping choice for the endangered middle class. Will Perry defy Target’s recent request to its customers and walk right in with his concealed handgun?