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Perry's RGA Gig Means No Prez Bid

November 23, 2010

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he won't run for president in 2012, despite a national book tour aimed at bolstering his profile among conservatives. The clear evidence came last week in San Diego, when he agreed to take over as chairman of the Republican Governors Association for the next two years.

"The truth is, I don't want to be the president of the United States. I have stated that now for better than two years," Perry told us in an interview at the RGA meeting. "I don't want to go to Washington, D.C. I don't want to be your vice president. I don't want to be your cabinet member."

Perry's book tour coincides with promotional trips by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, both of whom are widely viewed as possible presidential candidates. But Perry insisted he's happy where he is, as governor of the country's second-largest state and as one of the leading advocates of the 10th Amendment. In fact, his book is more evidence, he maintains, that he's not contemplating a national bid.

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