Rick Perry says his message to Obama is to “set the people free” from regulations so they can get back to work. When asked about the fact that people are saying he’s Romney’s worst nightmare because of his job creation record, he replied:
I hope I’m President Obama’s worst nightmare. He’s the real problem here. It’s his policies. It’s his EPA administrator. It’s his people that he’s put in place that are strangling America with their regulations, with their debt. And Americans have had enough.
He was also asked about the comparison that people are making to Bush, saying ‘do we really want another president from Texas?’, and how he differentiates himself from Bush:
You know, they’re not all carbon copies in Texas. I tell people – I say one of the quick you can tell the difference is that he’s a Yale graduate; I’m a Texas A&M graduate. But the fact is it doesn’t matter where you’re from. The next president of the United States – which state they’re from doesn’t matter. What matters is what’s in their heart and what’s in their mind. And what’s in my mind and what’s in my heart is we’re gonna get America working again.
There’s much more in this great interview with Rick Perry, including a short remark at the end about Bachmann being a ball of fire: