2012 Presidential Election

2012 Presidential Election
1:43 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

Watching and Waiting: Rick Perry 2012

Photo by Daniel Reese for KUT News

Over the last few days, it seems as if Governor Perry has sought to distance himself from the co-host of his prayer event, The Response. And in a recent interview, he articulated a states' rights view on the issue of gay marriage.  Is the Governor moving towards the center to appeal to moderates? How will these moves play to his conservative base? And finally - the BIG question - Will he run?

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2012 Presidential Election
12:59 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Watching and Waiting: Rick Perry 2012

Photo by Daniel Reese for KUT News

We hope you--like us here at Watching and Waiting--had a relatively Perry-free, Potter-filled weekend. You have to take a break from muggle politics every now and then. But, now that (SPOILER ALERT) the Dark Lord has been vanquished, it's back to work for us and for you.

Rick Perry 101

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2012 Presidential Election
1:01 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

Watching and Waiting: Rick Perry 2012

Governor Perry and Harry Potter making headlines this weekend.
Photo Courtesy the Texas Tribune.

No, Texas Governor Rick Perry hasn't said whether he's running for President yet...but that hasn't stopped media from around the country from trying to find out everything they can about him.  And we here at Watching and Waiting certainly like letting you know what they're working on.

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2012 Presidential Election
2:25 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Watching and Waiting: Rick Perry 2012

The Governor continues to expand his national reach through outreach in key states and speaking events
Photo by KUT News

Here's a look at the latest media coverage of Governor Perry's would-be Presidential candidacy.

Perry Reaching Out in Key States

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2012 Presidential Election
1:46 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Watching and Waiting: Rick Perry 2012

Photo by KUT News

Time for another look at how the Rick Perry Presidential speculation is playing out across the country.

Finally the REAL Question Has Been Asked

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2012 Presidential Election
3:33 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

Watching and Waiting: Rick Perry 2012

Gov. Rick Perry's recent road trips have raised his profile among potential and actual candidates for the GOP presidential nomination.
Photo by Ian Crawford for KUT News.

Today, we break out a brand new daily (well...we hope daily) look at the news surrounding Governor Rick Perry and his possible jump into the 2012 Presidential race. Watch this site for a rundown of the day's reports and rumors surrounding an anticipated run.

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2012 Presidential Election
4:18 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

The Speculation on Rick Perry's Presidential Run

Gov. Perry hasn't made up his mind - but that's not stopping the internet from churning out stories.
Photo courtesy The Texas Tribune

No, he hasn't announced anything...yet. But it was another day of Governor Rick Perry on stage, speaking to a national organization about his record as Texas Governor.

Mr. Perry spoke to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials today in San Antonio, making sure to point out he had appointed the first Hispanic women to serve as Secretary of State, on the Texas Supreme Court and on the Court of Appeals.

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2012 Presidential Election
12:41 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Texas Tribune Tracks Perry's Travels

Photo illustration by Ben Hasson, Texas Tribune

Over the last several months, amid great presidential speculation, Gov. Rick Perry has had a much larger presence in national GOP politics.

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2012 Presidential Election
2:11 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Another Texan Announces Presidential Campaign

Texan Harold Heard has begun his Presidential campaign for the Republican nomination.
Picture courtesy Harold Heard

No, it's NOT Governor Rick Perry. It's Frisco businessman Harold Heard. He joins fellow Texan, Congressman Ron Paul in the battle for the GOP nomination.

Heard is Chief Technology Officer at Chapman Fusion, a cloud computing software company. He calls himself a Constitutional Conservative who, "...wishes to put the power of the government firmly in the hands of the United States Citizens."

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