Perry’s People Seem To Be Gearing Up For Presidential Bid
Didn’t I say it was looking like Rick Perry was starting to wind up to toss his Stetson in the ring?
Looks like the wind-up is in full swing, if I can mix my metaphors:
Austin, Texas (CNN) – Some potential donors and bundlers for Texas Governor Rick Perry, if he mounts a presidential campaign, are meeting Tuesday in Austin, a Republican source confirms.
These money men have been talking to possible financial supporters around the country weighing how much support a candidacy would garner and will deliver their preliminary results during these meetings, the source told CNN.
The Austin American-Statesman reported four dozen potential donors were attending the session. Perry spokesman Mark Miner told CNN the governor is not attending the meetings but would have dinner with the donors Tuesday evening.
This comes as Perry is seriously weighing whether to mount a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
He has been calling many Republican activists and party leaders in the key early voting states in the past few weeks and on Tuesday spoke by satellite with a group of South Carolina pastors.
Over the weekend an interview Perry gave to the Des Moines Register stoked more speculation that he was ready to jump in.
If he doesn’t jump in to the race for 2012, I’ll seriously consider giving up political blogging.