Rick Perry just finished his announcement speech and it was nothing more than the typical Talking points of every other candidate in the field. Same old hidden messages that right wingers applaud but dont understand. 10 mins of talking points and no substance. NO IDEAS expressed on HOW to fix anything, just more of the same. I really enjoyed how he bragged about Frivilous lawsuits that he "stopped". Many applauded loudly when he stated that, but what does that mean? Simply put, he and the republicans want to protect corporations, doctors and lawyers from being sued. They pass laws that limit the types of awards that can be awarded to persons who sue for damages. If you are injured by medical professional and permanently injured, you are capped at less than 100K. If you lose your case, and you will LOSE in TEXAS, you PAY for ALL COSTS. This is what happens when you STACK the courts with right wing nuts. In Texas, if you get a case to court, the republican judges will NEVER side with you and if you win a case in front of a jury and it goes to an appellate court, the republicans on those courts will REVERSE the award and you will be forced to pay ALL COSTS. Thats Rick Perrys idea of helping americans. It also happens to be the same idea of helping americans that the republican party is trying to do the same thing in every state of the union. The same old "TORT REFORM" idea that screws americans. There is a great documentary on the subject called "HOT COFFEE" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rbKywI3ww8 if you have HBO or can access HBO to go, sign up and watch this documentary. Perry said nothing today. A long winded speech chocked full of right wing talking points. Perry will lose steam in a few months when he actually has to answer real questions. Peace.