Governor Rick Perry is being touted by many as being a viable GOP candidate to oppose Obama in the 2012 race. While I applaud his stance on the defunding of Planned Parenthood, I don't believe he's the best candidate on the GOP side.
He first caused concern with his executive order requiring 12-yr-old girls to get the HPV vacccination. He causes additional concern for me when he stated that the recent New York "gay marriage" nonsense was "fine by him". In so doing, he cited the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. Well, the Preamble of the Constitution states that an objective of the Constitution is to promote the "general welfare". If Mr. Perry is oblivious to the fact that the protection of marriage as a union between a man and a woman is vital to the "general welfare", then in my humble opinion, he disqualifies himself from occupying the highest elected office in this country. Michele Bachmann made a similar statement on "states' rights", but then she also stated that she would support a constitutional amendment to define the institution of marriage as being between a man and a woman. I can respect her response, but not his.