Presumably he meant 1980 and 1984. That means that in 3 successive Presidential contests, "diehard conservative" Perry supported Carter, Mondale, and Gore. After 1989, Perry was a nominal Republican, but only 4 years ago, his choice was the "Republican" most like a Demonrat: Rudy Giuliani.
It's astounding the way the Republican sheeple have been conned by this guy, without looking at his history.
Reagan began his political career as a liberal Democrat, admirer of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and an active supporter of New Deal policies and then he governed as a Republican and then he ran for POTUS and the Washington elite hated him and was forced to take him.
Perry is no longer a liberal and he articulates conservatism very well. I find it hard to believe that he is a liberal or a RINO and once again, you have the same Washington elites attacking him because he is not moderate enough.