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June 25, 2013


Perry's Rehabilitation Tour Seen as Start of New Campaign

"The Rick Perry national rehabilitation tour has begun," the Dallas Morning News observes.

"If the Texas governor's highly publicized, job-poaching trips to California and Illinois weren't evidence that Perry is setting the stage for another run for president, last week's trip to New York offered a blueprint how he hopes to fix his damaged political image. The governor bungled his White House bid last year, capped by an on-air "oops" moment when he couldn't remember three agencies he vowed to abolish. But Perry insiders say he believes that if voters give him a second chance, they'll be surprised that he's not the dense, tongue-tied Texas cowboy he seemed to be in 2012. For one thing, Perry hopes to be better prepared, won't be recovering from debilitating back surgery and faces pretty low expectations - so if he can just avoid mistakes, voters might think he's not so bad after all."












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