Via The Blaze. Governor Rick Perry, fellow Texan and avid hobo hunter, says that the electorate didn’t reject conservatism because we haven’t run a conservative – he says in 2008 and 2012 but the truth is that we haven’t had a conservative in the national race since Reagan:
After beginning his speech with the line “God bless Texas” at CPAC Thursday afternoon, Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the popular media narrative that the U.S. has shifted away from conservatism is false. He slammed the establishment GOP for not nominating true conservatives in the last two elections.
“That’s what they think. That’s what they say,” Perry said. “That might be true if Republicans had actually nominated conservative candidates in 2008 and 2012.”