CNN reports: “I am Rick Perry and he is George Bush,” Perry declared as he marched through Iowa’s State Fair while surrounded by reporters. “And our records are quite different.”
Asked what the biggest difference is, Perry responded: “I went to Texas A&M. He went to Yale” then did not answer after being prompted to name a difference in policy.
Voters are apprehensive over another President from Texas sauntering into the Oval Office; he also took office just after Bush won the White House. With Bush still sidled with the majority of the blame for the economy, their understandable, but his reply will not quench their thirst for an answer.
“George Bush is not my opponent,” he told reporters. “He a former president and we give him all the respect for that, but we are talking about how you create jobs.”
The Texas Governor’s success may vastly depend on how well he can differentiate himself from Bush but, Perry did not or could not answer the question.
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