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Rick Perry Calls Obama ‘Very Naive’

I saw a very, very naive man who does not know how the world works.

— Rick Perry, quoted by the Huffington Post, on President Obama’s announcement of a nuclear deal with Iran.

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Rick Perry Calls Charleston Shootings an ‘Accident’

This is the MO of this administration anytime there is an accident like this.

— Rick Perry (R), characterizing the shooting in Charleston as an “accident” during an interview with Newsmax, while accusing President Obama of using the massacre to push a gun control agenda.

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Perry Reminds Press Who’s the Candidate and Who’s the Aide

I’m the candidate. And my views are the ones that matter.

— Rick Perry (R), quoted by the Des Moines Register, forgetting that he’s not officially said he’s a candidate for president when asked about the views of his aides.

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Perry Contradicts Walker’s Equating Unions with ISIS

These are Americans. You are talking about, in the case of ISIS, people who are beheading individuals and committing heinous crimes, who are the face of evil. To try to make the relationship between them and the unions is inappropriate.

— Rick Perry, in an interview with NBC News, criticizing Scott Walker’s comparison of union protests with the Islamic State.

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Perry: America Won’t Pick an Untested Senator Again

Americans are going to want someone who has been tested, someone who’s got results in their background and we’re not going to choose another young, untested United States senator. I don’t think that is where Americans are going to want to go.

— Rick Perry (R) predicted that the next president will have a track record of executive experience, NH Journal reports.

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Rick Perry Says Government’s Employment Figures Are ‘Massaged’

It’s been massaged, it’s been doctored.

— Rick Perry, telling a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition that they shouldn’t trust the official unemployment rate coming out of Washington, Huffington Post reports.

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Perry: Presidential Campaign Not an ‘IQ Test’

Running for the presidency’s not an IQ test. It is a test of an individual’s resolve. It’s a test of an individual’s philosophy. It’s a test of an individual’s life’s experiences.

— Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), in a NBC News interview.

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As 2016 Presidential Campaign Gets Underway, Poll Finds Tea Party Base Dissatisfied With GOP Field

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As the midterm elections wind down and the 2016 presidential campaign gets underway, polling analysis by Aaron Blake at the Washington Post finds that voters are unimpressed with the GOP bench:

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If Perry Doesn’t Run It Won’t Be for Lack of Preparation

I may not run in 2016, but I’ve spent the last 20-plus months preparing. If I don’t run, it won’t be because I’m not prepared.

— Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), in an interview with Bloomberg Television.

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Perry Not Sure What He’s Been Indicted For

I’ve been indicted by that same body now for I think two counts, one of bribery, which I’m not a lawyer, so I don’t really understand the details here.

— Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), quoted by the Houston Chronicle, talking about the indictments against him of which bribery was not one.