Perry, Cruz Appear At RedState Gathering

FORT WORTH (August 8, 2014) Potential GOP presidential rivals Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz both appeared at the RedState Gathering Friday in Fort Worth.

Sounding more than ever like a 2016 presidential candidate, Perry called Friday for a national "rebellion" against a "power-hungry, oppressive" president.

Some in the crowd of about 500 cried "Amen!" when Perry said it was time for a revolution of ideas against the Obama administration.

He stopped short, though, of calling for impeachment.

Perry has tried to adopt a more humble, intellectual image since the cowboy bravado of his 2012 presidential bid fizzled.

Cruz, meanwhile, is a tea party superstar, stirring controversy and enraging congressional leaders from both parties.


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