Fri., September 30, 2011 4:08pm (EDT)

Gov. Rick Perry Visits Atlanta
By Jeanne Bonner
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Texas Gov. Rick Perry attacked fellow presidential candidate Mitt Romney during remarks at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation's conference Friday in Atlanta.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry attacked fellow presidential candidate Mitt Romney during remarks at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation's conference Friday in Atlanta.
Texas Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry spoke in Atlanta Friday at a conservative policy conference.

He touched on some of the same themes that have catapulted him to the front of the Republican pack.

One of those themes is an attack on fellow candidate Mitt Romney. Perry says conservatives won’t elect someone who’s supported anything like Pres. Obama’s federal healthcare reform act.

“I knew when I got into this race that I would have my hands full fighting Obama’s big government agenda," he told the conference. "I just didn’t know it would be in the Republican primary. Americans are clamoring for a reset button. They don’t want more of the same.”

Romney enacted a universal healthcare program when he was governor of Massachusetts.

Perry spoke at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s conference, “Wisdom, Justice and Innovation.” He said he plans to outline his economic plan in the next few weeks. Some had hoped Friday would be the day for that. Instead, Perry emphasized his low-tax, low-regulation approach to governing.