I have three reasons you'll be excited to hear that Rick Perry is running for President. One, Texas. Two, glasses. Three...ummm...there's definitely a third one but I can't remember it right now.
It may, in fact, be the endless supply of terrible jokes produced by his first run for President in 2012.
At any rate, Rick Perry is back for a second round and this time he promises not only to do better debate prep, but to inspire hope to believe in and change to count on. He's going to be compassionate yet tough, informative yet whimsical, intelligent yet accessible. He's leaving the cowboy boots back in 2012, and embracing the hipster glasses with all his might. And by golly, he's ready for you to jump on this bandwagon and join him.
Four years after his first presidential campaign was crushed by the weight of his debate gaffe and stump speech mishaps, the governor who spent 14 years presiding over Texas is launching his second bid for the Republican nomination on Thursday.