Gov. Perry Endorses John McCain
Jan 31, 2008 12:17 PM PST
Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday announced his endorsement of presidential candidate John McCain.
Perry said he is backing McCain, because he is the candidate who would do the most for and win the war on terror.
"Two words: Hilary Clinton; that kinda gets everybody focused on what the alternative is," Perry said. "How would that make you feel if you were to see her as president? Where do you think the nation would be?" asked KXAN Austin News' Michelle Valles."Hilary Clinton as a president? I guess 'to hell in a hand basket' probably would not be a good quote, but that's the first thing that came to mind," Perry replied.
Perry spoke by telephone earlier in the day with McCain and said he expects the Arizona senator to visit Texas soon to see what the state has done to try to combat crime along the border.
The governor would not expand on his political aspirations after his term ends.
Perry announced his endorsement of Rudy Giuliani in October. Giuliani bowed out early Wednesday evening, throwing his support to John McCain.
Texas' primary is March 4, well after the huge slate of Feb. 5 primaries that could decide the nomination.