Rick’s Road Show
The name “Rick Perry” is coming up more often among those trying to handicap next year’s race to be the Republican presidential nominee. He still says he’s only thinking about it, but a speaking tour next week is throwing more kerosene onto the Perry for President fire.
The governor speaks before a conservative Hispanic group in Los Angeles, the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans and a key group of New York Republicans (occupying a spot once saved for Donald Trump). It’s not as if he’s ever left the state to speak to out-of-state Republican or conservative groups before. But he wasn’t being linked to a run for the White House by most observers.
KUT’s Ian Crawford and Jason Embry of the Austin American-Statesman discuss Governor Perry’s speaking tour and what implications it has for him nationally and back home in this week’s “Texas Political Parlor.”