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Eye On Candidates
March 12, 2015

Perry Vows to Run A Better Campaign This Time

Sean Parnell

Rick Perry’s brief 2012 campaign was, by most accounts, not terribly impressive. Looking ahead to 2016, Perry vows this time it will be different, according to the Greenville News in South Carolina:

Perry stops in Greenville, vows to run better

A confident Rick Perry declared in Greenville Tuesday that he'll be a better presidential candidate if he runs for the White House again than he was during his first bid four years ago.

Last time, Perry dropped in the polls after forgetting what he was trying to say during a televised debate and never recovered.

He dropped out of the race just before South Carolina's first-in-the-South presidential preference primary in 2012…

Perry said his last race for president was "really frustrating and a great disappointment for me."

"I wasn't healthy. I wasn't prepared. This time I'm both."

Some people discount Perry based on his 2012 race, but that’s probably a mistake – he’s one of the more experienced candidates around, and his previous attempt probably shouldn’t be considered typical of his campaign skills.