The rift between Texas Governor Rick Perry and Texas House of Representatives member Ron Paul seems to be growing rapidly. After the Paul campaign released their video comparing Paul’s support of Ronald Reagan in 1976 to Perry’s support of Al Gore in 1988, the Perry campaign fired back with Ron Paul’s GOP resignation letter. I’m sure their line of thinking is, how can Paul be a “good Republican” if he left the party for a time? Although the letter can be found on Perry’s site (and I encourage you to read it), it expresses Paul’s extreme disappointment with Republican politicians. As Paul stated, “I want to totally disassociate myself from the policies that have given us unprecedented deficits, massive monetary inflation, indiscriminate military spending, an irrational and unconstitutional foreign policy, zooming foreign aid, the exaltation of international banking, and the attack on our personal liberties and privacy.” Gee, is Ron Paul talking about 1987 or 2011?
During the debate last night in California, Perry and Paul went at it again. However, the most interesting exchange seemed to have taken place when the cameras were not rolling. One or more photographers caught the following pictures during the downtime. I’d be very interested to know what was said between the two of them especially considering how hostile Perry appears:
So what happened? Maybe only Perry, Paul, and Huntsman know for sure.