Laura Ingraham hosted Governor Rick Perry of Texas.
Perry said the participants at CPAC are worried about the decline of our economy and the power being taken by the federal government from the states. He deemed unacceptable the level of distrust from the White House and that the federal government should narrowly focus on its innumerated powers. He ceded that both parties' hands are dirty as far as cllusion on this decline. Ingraham called the Tea Party is the saving grace. Perry said the GOP will rise and fall on its ideals and record and that the focus should be on who the real enemy is.