Every now and then, Rick Perry seems to stop campaigning for president. That’s when he talks about the men and women who have served in uniform — including himself.
“We’ve got a lot of heroes: young men and women that we’ve watched from afar, sometimes up close and personal,” the Texas governor said slowly during an otherwise fiery campaign speech to launch a thousand-mile bus tour here Wednesday. “Sometimes, it was your friends and family.”
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Perry’s campaign is looking for a second wind with mere weeks to go until Iowa starts the Republican nominating process with its Jan. 3 caucuses. He is lagging in the polls and is working hard to recapture the fervor of his August entry into the race.
A refocused campaign speech plays up the uniform. Heading into Thursday’s debate in Sioux City, look for Perry to highlight his four years flying C-130s in the Air Force.
On Wednesday, Perry reminded Iowans of his military record.
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