Critics Want Perry as President — of Confederacy — 2012 Presidential Election | The Texas Tribune:
A few protesters gathered in historic Charleston to jokingly welcome Gov. Rick Perry into the race for president — of the Confederacy.
In the state that was the first to secede before the U.S. Civil War and in the city where the first shots of that conflict were fired, protesters dressed in Confederate garb poked fun at Perry's controversial remarks, made two years ago, about the possibility that modern-day Texas could exit the federal union.
Carrying signs that said "Secede NOW!" and "Perry for President," the protesters joked that they had been waiting for more than a century for a secessionist to get into the race.