Texas Governor Rick Perry will seek the Republican presidential nomination with an announcement in August, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Our source also reports that Mr. Perry is aiming to compete in the Iowa Straw Poll, even though it occurs just a week later, on August 13. The thinking is that apparent front-runner Mitt Romney "does not reflect the Republican Party" and is therefore vulnerable to a credible challenge from the right, especially after Mr. Romney's recent squishy remarks on global warming.
Beyond simply the August 13 event in Ames, Iowa, a big question for Mr. Perry is whether a compressed schedule would allow him to attract enough money and primary voters to win the nomination.
Perry's staff disputes the report and insists "no decision has been made."
Sounds like someone is running for president ...