Governor Rick Perry on Race and Economic Opportunity

“For too long, we Republicans have been content to lose the black vote because we found that we could win elections without it. But when we gave up on trying to win the support of African-Americans, we lost our moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln. As the party of equal opportunity for all.”  -former Texas Governor Rick Perry

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, a candidate for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, addressed the National Press Club last week in Washington.

His remarks as prepared for delivery and a video of his remarks followed by a Q & A are posted below:

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Posted: July 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Rick Perry | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »