James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is the 47th and current Governor of Texas. A Republican, Perry was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush … see full wiki
Okay, this guy officially isn't a potential nominee anymore. He's a social experiment trying to see just how crazy one can get before we think he's too crazy to be in charge of his local choir. Fortunately, he seems bent on destroying his campaign now. First there was his "it doesn't take a Christian to see this country has a problem when gays can serve in the Military" ad. Apparently it does, because it's their country too, Rick. Then he decided what the country needs is more time in Iraq, which is suicidal in nearly every sense of the word because now nearly everyone thinks Iraq was a bad idea.