DES MOINES, Iowa -- Rick Perry sits at the back of the pack in 12th place in the latest national polls. His low numbers and the chilly weather didn't keep fairgoers from gathering around the Soapbox to hear from the former Texas Governor.
“You know what my answer to Washington DC is? I'm mad as hell and I'm going to do something about it to change it,” Perry said, firing up the crowd.
The presidential candidate says he`s ready to change Washington and took a shot at the man whose job he`s after.
“He has gotten us in the ditch economically, he has gotten us in the ditch from a foreign policy standpoint. It's time for a President of the United States that actually has a record. this is going to be a show me, don't tell me election,” said the Texas Republican.
The Perry campaign is struggling to show it can raise money. Supporters like Marlow Remmers say the cash will start flowing again.
“Just because he's down doesn't mean he's out,” said Remmers of West Des Moines.
“I come here just for this. Not to eat, I come here because he's a good man and his record proves it,” he added.
Perry's record on the military, border security and wanting to give power back to the states earned him some new-found support.
“I’d have to say as of right now, yeah, Governor Perry has my vote,” said Brad Wildemuth of Davenport.
No candidates are scheduled to speak at the fair tomorrow. Fellow Texan, Senator Ted Cruz will be at the Soapbox Friday at 10 a.m.