Is a 2012 presidential run for Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the works? Many hope so, including CNN’s James Carville, but for different reasons than the GOP faithful.
On Tuesday night’s “In the Arena” on CNN, Carville gave his opinion of a potential Perry candidacy, suggesting he hoped the Texas governor runs because he wasn’t impressed with him.
“I hope he runs,” Carville said. “[B]ecause anybody that talked about seccession needs to run for president. You know? That’s what we wanted to think this presidency before. And — plus, I — you know, I don’t — he talks a lot and he’s not very bright. And that’s a combination I like in Republicans.”
Carville said he wanted former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to run as well, but liked former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the favorite for the 2012 nomination.
“I definitely hope — I want Sarah Palin to run,” Carville said. “Tony [Blankley], understand, I want a big field here. I’m all for it. The more the merrier. And I agree that — you know, Romney just seems like such a front runner. He’s got so much more money than anyone else. New Hampshire primary lines up nicely for him. And every time I think that he’s got to get the nomination, I get a doubt that a lot of Republicans just have a lot of second — you know, just doubt things. It’s going to be interesting to see. He’s got a lot of pressure on him. He should win.”