The day after at least five possible GOP presidential candidates spoke at an annual gathering of conservatives in Washington D.C., Gov. Rick Perry kicked off the conference’s second day with some Texas-sized rhetoric and a strong response to match.
The former presidential candidate won sustained applause in the first speech of the day at the CPAC conference, rousing attendees from their seats by hitting on themes of limited government and curtailing regulations.
“I am here today to say we don’t have to accept recent history, we just need to change the presidency,” he said.
Among the jobs the federal government should do according to the Constitution, Perry asserted, are “defend our country, provide a cogent foreign policy, and – what the heck – deliver the mail, preferably on time and on Saturdays.”
Perry’s 2012 presidential campaign met a humiliating end after a series of gaffes. The Texas governor has said he will consider another run after his tenure as Texas governor comes to a close early next year.