Perry in 2016? Texas governor declines to run for 4th term

If it looks like a presidential candidate, sounds like a presidential candidate, and walks and talks like a presidential candidate...what do you think? Washington Post: Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2014. "The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership," he said at a rally in San Antonio. "Today, I'm announcing I will not seek reelection as governor of Texas." Perry has served as governor since 2000, when then-Gov. George W. Bush (R) became president. Perry was elected to full terms in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Perry also alluded to a potential 2016 presidential run, saying he will "pray and reflect and work to determine my own future path." Since his 2012 presidential bid floundered - capped off by his "oops" moment at a presidential debate - Perry has eyed a second run. "Any future considerations I will announce in due time, and I will arrive at that decision appropriately," he said. For now, though, he said he will focus...(Read Full Post)