In yet another display of wavering political ideologies, presidential hopeful Rick Perry changed his political leanings from Democrat to Republican. Once upon a time, back in 1985, Perry declared himself a Democrat. When he graduated from Texas A&M, Perry joined the airforce as C-130 tactical aircraft pilot. Once he became a captain, he rejected a career opportunity as a commercial pilot for Southwest Airlines and became active in politics.
For four years, from 1985 until 1989, Rick Perry served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives for the 64th District. He served as a Democrat. In 1988, Perry was the Texas chairman of Al Gore's presidential campaign. After Perry's term in the House of Representatives ended, he declared himself a Republican and became the Texas agriculture commissioner.
Is Rick Perry The Right Candidate?
The role of President of the United States is this country's highest leadership position. To be an effective leader requires strength and courage in convictions. This disturbing news, combined with Perry's recent change in his HPV vaccination stance screams of indecision and weak leadership.