Former Texas Governor Rick Perry drew a crowd on the state fairground’s grand concourse today, taking his turn at the Des Moines Register’s Soapbox and making his case he should be the Republican nominee for President. He drew cheers with a strong anti-Washington message.
“I think what this country needs is a proven leader day in and day out who will go to the Oval Office and make Washington D.C. as inconsequential as we can make it,” Perry says. “I can do this.”
He says Washington’s only role should be to secure the borders, and to build up the military: