Rick Perry Slips and Refers to Himself as “the Candidate”

Des Moines Register:

Because he’s not a declared presidential candidate yet, Perry in his prepared remarks at a Dallas County GOP event Thursday evening was careful to say he’s in Iowa to push for the election of all constitutional conservatives — in state government, in Congress and “obviously, the president of the United States.”

But he slipped up in a question-and-answer session when a reporter asked him about remarks one of his new aides had made in 2011. “I’m the candidate,” Perry stressed. “And my views are the ones that matter, not” those of Jamie Johnson, whose hire was announced Wednesday.

(h/t Political Wire)

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