“A good listener who respects the Tenth Amendment”
From the Politico story:
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is endorsing Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary, Perry told POLITICO in an interview Sunday night.
Perry, who also sought the GOP nomination before dropping out in September, said he now sees the race as one that is between Cruz, a fellow Texan, and Donald Trump. Through phone calls and during a December day spent driving around his Round Top, Texas, home in his truck with Cruz, Perry said he found the senator to be a good listener who respects the Tenth Amendment, “knows what he does not know” and is more conservative than Trump.
“Of those individuals who have a chance to win the Republican primary, at this juncture, from my perspective, Ted Cruz is by far the most consistent conservative in that crowd,” Perry said. “And that appears to be down to two people.”
Perry will join Cruz campaigning in Iowa tomorrow and Wednesday, and will join with Cruz and Congressman Steve King for a rally in Des Moines on Wednesday evening.
“You’ll have with Ted Cruz […] senators and others in the Washington establishment that are mad at him, find him to be hard to work with, they will find a way to work with him because they know he means what he says he means,” he said.
Perry also said that he is confident Cruz would be prepared for the job, and that he is a far different person than the media caricature of of the Senator: Keep reading….