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Rick Perry will make his first public appearance since abandoning his run for the presidency a little later this evening.
Correspondent Shannon -- went down to Austin to talk with Governor Perry and found a man with few regrets.
I declare to you today as a candidate for president of the united.
He roared into the race for the GOP nomination last August.
In less than a month Texas governor Rick Perry was atop the pack with the double digit lead over his nearest competitor Mitt Romney.
And even debate performances in -- on the campaign trail took their -- hole.
And after resounding defeats in both Iowa and New Hampshire -- -- out just ahead of the South Carolina primary and endorse Newt Gingrich.
There are a lot of things differently I would have done in my life good looking back now.
We got in -- Right substantially soon.
Now off the campaign trail with three years left as governor Perry's in the midst of a number of legal battles related to the State's top abortion -- and latest round of redistricting.
And here in his home state faces an approval rating lower than president Obama's.
Government -- I've been low in the polls before.
First Lady -- -- -- Perry says she misses the campaign trail a great deal but not the attacks on her husband.
The theories have settled back in -- life in Austin where they've lived for two decades and where the governor says he still does grocery shopping.
-- but not near enough.
He's got -- -- list he's got a big to do list after being gone for like five or six months.
Both say they're open to another presidential campaign but would tackle the next one differently prepare better more debate crap.
Yet not six -- -- -- spent six weeks and then jump in it but.
I did all over again I hope -- -- in the meantime Perry says he still engaged in the national political conversation.
Tonight he'll give his first speech since dropping out of the race addressing -- issues he's working on here in Texas.
But also taking president Obama's policies.
Head on I have classified.
I've just went home and re armed and reloaded my magazine.
I'm gonna be -- on a different.
Although periods no longer on the campaign trail he says his idea is still far.
For instance when into the conversation about the so called war on religion.
At the Texas State Capitol Shannon Bream Fox News.
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