In case you hadn’t heard (and you probably haven’t since it’s not really news), a Super PAC is forming to try to get former Texas Governor and two-time Presidential candidate Rick Perry back in the race. Their hopes are to have a brokered convention which is, for all intents and purposes, impossible at this point.
Before we get too deep into it, let’s say for the sake of those who support Rick Perry that he definitely can never win the nomination or the Presidency. If you’re holding onto hope, get that our of your head.
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) November 26, 2015
Rather than shooting for the White House, it’s time for the conservative to do what he was probably always born to do: become Secretary of Defense. According to Wikipedia, his military experience gives him a nice, albeit small resume for this position:
Upon graduation from college in 1972, Perry was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force and completed pilot training in February 1974. He was then assigned as a C-130 pilot to the 772nd Tactical Airlift Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base. Perry’s duties included two-month overseas rotations at RAF Mildenhall in England and Rhein-Main Air Base in Germany. His missions included a 1974 U.S. State Department drought relief effort in Mali, Mauritania and Chad, and two years later, earthquake relief in Guatemala. He left the United States Air Force in 1977 with the rank of Captain, returned to Texas, and went into business farming cotton with his father.
What’s much more important to know about Perry is that he’s hawkish without being obtuse. He believes in military might and supporting our defense in the best possible way. That’s something that could play out very well in this particular time period due to the harsh conditions that are present around the world.
Rick Perry was never going to be President, but he does have the skills and the attitude to serve his country well as the ideal DefSec in these troubled times.