Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Robert Bryce, writing for NRO:
Political operatives in Austin tell me that Perry’s campaign team has been quietly polling voters outside of the Lone Star State to gauge his chances on the national stage.
With the November 2012 election 22 months away, Perry is hoping to gain some early traction.
Now add that to this little gem from the Dallas Morning News today.
As you know, the Super Bowl is played in Texas this year, but Perry won't be there to attend his state (and country's) biggest sporting event.
Instead, he'll be at the Reagan Library in California for festivities marking the Gipper's 100th birthday.