Texas Governor Rick Perry gave an impressive speech at the Republican Leadership Conference in Louisiana over the weekend. It captivated the audience, created a few eye-catching headlines, and will most certainly cause many conservatives to all but beg him to run for President.
Perry spoke about the problems this country faces and who is responsible for making them worse (Obama and the liberal agenda). He then explained why we as a nation need to get back to our common sense founding principles while giving examples of how those ideas are making Texas one of the strongest states in the nation. To simply put it Perry’s speech, soaked with conservative social & economic principles delivered in short, but powerful sound bites, was very Reaganesque! Here are a few of the zingers (not necessarily in order):
“This administration in Washington that’s in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need, but it’s the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area.”
“Let’s speak with pride about our morals and our values and redouble our efforts to elect more conservative Republicans. Let’s stop this downward American spiral.”
“I stand before you today as a disciplined, conservative Texan, a committed Republican and a proud American, united with you in the desire to restore our nation and revive the American dream.”
“We’ve got the wind at our back right now. Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world’s greatest hope.”
“Our opponents on the left are never going to like us so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them!”
Here is Perry’s full speech courtesy of The Right Scoop. It is 25 minutes long, but it is well worth your time to watch!