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Rick Perry Enters the Race: Who Has the Most to Lose?

Texas governor Rick Perry has entered the 2012 race today, with his announcement during the Iowa straw poll, a strategic move that South Carolina governor Nikki Haley called "brilliant." Perry formally announced in Charleston, South Carolina at a convention organized by right-wing site RedState.com, and thus he's proved himself as adept at sucking the attention away from Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, and the rest of the candidates as Sarah Palin. The AP reports that earlier today, "Rick Perry tells SC voters [on a conference call]: I'm running for president and 'full well believe I'm going to win.'"

Update: From Perry's Margaret Thatcher-quoting announcement (video below, courtesy of Mediaite and Fox News):

 

Our nation cannot and must not endure four more years of aimless foreign policy. We cannot and must not endure four more years of rising unemployment ... rising taxes ... rising debt ... and rising energy dependence on nations that intend us harm. It is time to get America working again... I will work every day to make Washington, D.C. as inconsequential in your lives as I can.