I haven’t seen any publicity about it aside from a line of mouse type on the registration form for the Georgia GOP convention on June 3rd. Nonetheless, the featured speaker for the annual Victory Dinner is former Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Perry is an interesting choice. Last July, he was the first presidential candidate to call out presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump while giving a speech at the Opportunity and Freedom PAC forum in Washington:
The sower of discord foments agitation, thrives on division, scapegoats certain elements of society, and offers empty platitudes and promises. He is without substance when one scratches below the surface.
He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued.
Let no one be mistaken – Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded.
By nid-September, Perry’s presidential campaign was out of money, and he left the race. Thursday night, Perry endorsed Donald Trump, saying it was time to heal the wounds. As quoted by CNN:
“He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves this country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them,” Perry said Thursday.
“He wasn’t my first choice, wasn’t my second choice, but he is the people’s choice,” Perry added.