[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Former Texas Governor and likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, speaking at the Southern Republican Leader Conference (SRLC) in Oklahoma on Thursday, delivered an upbeat speech saying that America’s best days are in front of her, while slamming Obama for turning over Iraq to ISIS.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Below are some key excerpts from Perry’s speech, followed by the video:
Governor Experience not Senate– “Leadership’s not a speech on the Senate floor. It’s a record of action. It’s not what you say. It’s what you do. Executive experience matters. A record of signing balanced budgets, creating jobs, overseeing military forces. All of that matters.”
How to Run for President– “There wasn’t anybody that gave me a manual and said, ‘Here’s how you deal with Ebola; Its going to show up to your state first.’ and nobody gave me a how-to book to deal with 70,000 children on our border last summer. That’s what executive leadership is all about — that’s what I think America is hungry for, someone that’s been tested — someone that you know what they’re going to do. And we’ve been tested in the State of Texas.”
Drill Baby Drill– “We also need a president who recognizes American energy is vital to the future of this country, both economically and from our national security. Our current president says, ‘I support American energy,’ but he just doesn’t support the drilling for it, the transporting of it or the exporting of it!”
On ISIS– “Ramadi was the place where the Sunni awakening occurred. Where Sunni leaders banded together and stopped the insurgency, working with the Americans. And years later, on the heels of that surge, we had won the war in Iraq. Our current president has lost the peace. And now we have ISIS rolling across that part of the country in American vehicles with American weapons taking areas that we had secured with the treasure of American blood.”
Memorial Day– “The country that they had sacrificed their lives for, to an America they would never return home to. And it struck me that every one of those headstones are standing there in silent judgment of us today, asking that question of whether their sacrifice was worth it.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to give them that answer — I wanna give them that answer in November of 2016 when we elect a patriotic American Republican president of the United States and we put this country back on track to be the absolute greatest country in the world. The best days are ahead for us my friends. Let’s make this happen! God Bless America!”[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]WATCH BELOW: