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.”