Perry Bus Tour Rolls Through First Day
Texas Gov. Rick Perry kicked off a bus tour of Iowa today. The two-and-a-half-week trip will make more than 40 stops in an effort to rejuvenate a campaign that has been down in the polls for several weeks.
At his first stop, Perry emerged from the bus, with “Faith, Jobs and Freedom” written on its side, to a packed room of about 75 people. Perry gave a mashup of his standard campaign stump speeches, ending with an acknowledgment that he’s an underdog in Iowa.
“I hope some of you are taking a second look,” he said. “Saying, you know what, this guy does, in fact, lay out the plan to get this country back working.”
“I give him a second, third and a forth look,” said Connie Clark of Council Bluffs. She said Perry is a good candidate, because he’ll look you in the eye and tell you the truth.
“I’m impressed. I like his honesty,” she said. “I’m with him, somebody needs to go into D.C. with a bulldozer and clean house.”
Perry makes three tour stops today before flying back to Des Moines for a forum hosted by Fox News host Mike Huckabee.