Here are some excerpts from Governor Perry's announcement today. Rick Perry for President | Why I’m Running "What I learned in my 20s traveling the globe as an Air Force pilot, our current president has yet to acknowledge in his 50s that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the earth. "As Americans, we believe freedom is a gift from God, and governments prime function is to defend it. We dont see the role of government as a nanny state, and we recognize there is no government money that wasnt once earned through the sweat and toil of private citizens. The change we seek will never emanate out of Washington it must come from the windswept prairies of Middle America the farms and factories across this great land the hearts and minds of God-fearing Americans who will not accept a future that is less than our past who will not be consigned a fate of less freedom in exchange for more government. It is up to us to this present generation of Americans to take a stand for freedom to send a signal to Washington that we are taking the country back from the grips of central planners who would control our healthcare, spend our treasure and micro-manage our businesses. My mission as your president will be to get America working again! With Gods help, and your courage, we will take our country back." Yup, this is the guy!