Veterans along with households with veterans maybe sway 20% of the conservative vote. The Pew typology survey put “Enterprisers”...essentially Reagan Republicans...as most likely to have served. Maybe this is a good strategy short term but Perry is no Reagan. Who actually supported Reagan in 1976..Paul did, perhaps Newt...that’s about it I think.
Perry was one of the Reagan Democrats, he voted for Reagan both times.
Maybe? Heck, having the support of veterans is always a good thing.
As for Perry being no Reagan, well of course.
Only Reagan could do Reagan, and he did it damn good!