NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Rick Perry has been widely
touted as a Republican presidential candidate who could appeal
Tea Party voters, but some in the anti-tax movement wonder if
his record as Texas governor stacks up to his rhetoric.
After all, they say, there are reasons to think he’s a
spendthrift. He once campaigned for Democrat Al Gore, reviled
by the Tea Party for being Bill Clinton’s vice president and
for his campaigning on climate change, and he even spoke kindly
about Hillary Clinton’s healthcare reform efforts.