#10: Perry Appears to Think the Union Is an Optional Club

Perry soared to the top of the Republican polls when he entered the race, but I am one Texas Republican who believes that – if Perry becomes the party’s nominee – he simply will not be able to appeal to enough swing voters and independent voters to win in a general election.

Here’s the beginning of my list…

10. Perry is running to be President of the Union, but he appears to think the Union is an optional club.

According to the Huffington Post, in spite of the fact that the Civil War ended the attempt to secede from the Union, Perry claimed that when Texas joined the Union, it retained the option of withdrawing. (Unfortunately for Perry, his claim failed the fact checking test by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission).

Perry was quoted as saying:

There’s a lot of different scenarios. We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.

The idea of secession still being an option seems like too much of a fringe view to be supported by a successful national candidate.