Rick Perry Not Sure Whether He’s Being ‘Called’ by God or His Mom

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PLANO, TX - JUNE 30:  Texas Governor Rick Perry smiles after being presented with a new Ericsson cellular phone by Ericsson North America President Angel Ruiz during a news conference annoucing the opening of the Ericsson U.S. research and development center in partnership with Cingular Wireless and the state of Texas June 30, 2005 in Plano, Texas. The center will create over 300 new jobs while joining two leaders in the cellular phone industry.  (Photo by Karl Stolleis/Getty Images)
PLANO, TX - JUNE 30: Texas Governor Rick Perry smiles after being presented with a new Ericsson cellular phone by Ericsson North America President Angel Ruiz during a news conference annoucing the opening of the Ericsson U.S. research and development center in partnership with Cingular Wireless and the state of Texas June 30, 2005 in Plano, Texas. The center will create over 300 new jobs while joining two leaders in the cellular phone industry. (Photo by Karl Stolleis/Getty Images) Photo: Karl Stolleis/Getty Images

So, is Rick Perry being called by God to run for president, or isn't he? Perry doesn't sound like he has any idea:

Gov. Rick Perry, nearing a decision on a 2012 presidential run, did a bit of a Texas two-step Monday when pressed about comments he made this weekend indicating he believes he's been "called" to make the race.

"There's a lot of different ways to be called. My mother may call me for dinner. My friends may call me for something. There are people calling from all across this country ... and saying, 'Man, we wish you would consider doing this,'" Perry said.

But asked if that meant his comments were devoid of any religious overtone, Perry quickly added, "Oh no, no, no. ... I am a man of faith. I don't make any apologies about my faithfulness. ... Do I look for signs, and do I look for good Scripture that tells me how to live my life? Absolutely I do that ."

The point is, someone is calling Rick Perry. It could be his mom. It could be almighty God. It could be a wrong number. It could be a telemarketer, asking Perry if he wants to add a landline to his cable/Internet package. The details aren't that important.

Perry says presidential bid is a definite maybe [Houston Chronicle]