Rick Perry says ‘absolutely’ he’d consider another presidential run


Texas Gov. Rick Perry said “absolutely” he would consider another presidential run. Speaking from the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., the Republican governor did not hesitate when Chuck Todd, host of Daily Rundown, asked him if he would ever consider doing so again.

“Oh absolutely. There’s a long time until 2016 and a lot of good things can happen,” he said.

Perry has hinted at a 2016 run before. In April, he told a Texas CBS affiliate station he would consider another go at the presidency.

The governor added that right now his “plan is for Mitt Romney to win and for him to get this country back on track.”

Perry ran in this year’s Republican primary for president, but dropped out in January after a fifth place finish in the Iowa caucus. At the time, he endorsed Newt Gingrich for the Republican nominee, rather than Romney. It wasn’t until Gingrich dropped out of the race in April that Perry switched allegiance to Romney.

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Rick Perry says 'absolutely' he'd consider another presidential run