Perry: ‘I Was A Bit Arrogant’ To Run For President In 2012, But Not Now

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November 19, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) admitted on Wednesday that it was a bad idea to run for president in 2012.

“I was a bit arrogant,” he said in an interview with the Washington Post about his bid for the White House.

Perry said that he thought he was prepared to run the country after serving as Texas governor.

“I was mistaken,” he said.

The governor said that his debate gaffe will never disappear, but that he’s a lot more prepared for a 2016 run.

“I’m comfortable I’m substantially more prepared to run for the presidency,” he said. “I know the challenges. And so, again, I’m not ready to pull the trigger and say I’m in, but I’m comfortable that the process I’ve put in place here is a proper, timely and thoughtful process.”

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