Perry, Bachmann galvanize Republicans in US race
The US Republican presidential primary race displayed a tilt to the right Sunday after conservative Texas Governor Rick Perry entered the contest and Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann won a telling victory in an early poll.
We cannot and must not endure four more years of rising unemployment, rising taxes, rising debt, rising energy dependence on nations that intend us harm," Perry said, as he announced his candidacy in South Carolina Saturday.
Hours later, Bachmann, a favorite of the ultraconservative Tea Party movement, took first place in Iowa's Ames Straw Poll -- seen as a key indicator of who will fare well in early nominating contests next year.
"This is the first step toward taking the White House in 2012," Bachmann told supporters. "We've just sent a message that Barack Obama will be a one-term president."
Perry/Bachmann 2012 or Bachmann/Perry 2012
I'm excited at the possibility!...not Chrissy Matthews excited...but I'm hopeful. Might just be the winning ticket.