Rick Perry thinks he's on a mission from God to run for President.
Texas’ Rick Perry starting to feel ‘called’ to run for president
“I’m not ready to tell you that I’m ready to announce that I’m in,” Gov. Rick Perry told The Des Moines Register. “But I’m getting more and more comfortable every day that this is what I’ve been called to do. This is what America needs.”
Perry presidential run seems like a sure thing
It remains uncertain, however, how Perry’s entry would affect the race for the Republican nomination. Perry is an avowed social conservative, and could draw support away from candidates like former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum should he enter.
Perry may be watching the response he's getting for a high dollar fundraiser he is holding on August 9th in Austin.
Perry sets major fundraiser; top donation $100K
The top donor level for sponsorships at the upcoming fundraiser is $100,000/Lone Star Council Platinum. Donors will receive 6 tickets to a private reception and 4 tickets to a general reception. For the private reception, that comes to $16,667 a ticket; for the general reception, it’s a bargain-basement $2,500 a ticket.
The next level is $50,000/Lone Star Council Gold. That will buy you 8 tickets, four each to the private and general receptions.
For the hoi polloi, $25,000/Lone Star Council Silver, will get you 3 tickets to the private reception and 2 to the general reception.
$10,000/Sponsor donors receive 2 tickets to the general reception and 1 ticket to the private reception.
$5,000/Host donors get 1 ticket each for the private and general receptions
How far out of the mainstream is Rick Perry?
GOP presidential field would gain another conservative if Texas Gov. Rick Perry runs in 2012
Perry has. He branded Social Security and other New Deal programs “the second big step in the march of socialism,” according to a book published last year. The “first step” was a national income tax, which he has said stands alongside the direct election of U.S. senators as a major mistake among the amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
In the just-completed Texas legislative session, Perry’s “emergency items” included laws that require a photo ID in order to vote, a sonogram before a woman had an abortion and enforcement of federal immigration laws by local police.
He rejects the idea of global warming and the theory of evolution, arguing for natural climate variations and intelligent design of the universe.
This comes from what should be a must read article at the Texas Observer.
Rick Perry's Army of God
At the end of their meeting, Perry asked the two pastors to pray over him. As the pastors would later recount, the Lord spoke prophetically as Schlueter laid his hands on Perry, their heads bowed before a painting of the Battle of the Alamo. Schlueter “declared over [Perry] that there was a leadership role beyond Texas and that Texas had a role beyond what people understand,” Long later told his congregation.
Listen closely to Perry’s recent public statements and you’ll occasionally hear him uttering New Apostle code words. In June, Perry defended himself against Texas critics on Fox News, telling host Neil Cavuto that “a prophet is generally not loved in their hometown.”
Apparently Rick Perry sees himself as God's Prophet. See my diary from Friday: Scary Rick Perry embraces the Prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation movement
Perry is one of several Republicans who claim to be called by God to run for President. Maybe God wants Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann together on the same ticket.