Rick Perry Kicks Off Presidential Campaign With a Rap-Country Song No One Needed to Hear

Two felony counts for abuse of power and coercion charges by an Austin grand jury aren’t the only new features of Rick Perry’s second run for the White House. His official launch today also debuted quite the campaign song, adding a little bit of country and a little bit of rap to his bid. The lyrics, captured by Buzzfeed, below:

Rick Perry supporter, let’s protect our border. To hell with anyone who don’t believe in the USA, Rick Perry all the way.

I won’t back up, I don’t back down. I been raised up to stand my ground. Take my job, but not my gun. Tax my check till I ain’t got none. Cept for the good lord up above, I answer to no one.

Give me my right to vote, my right to tote. The weapon of my choice, don’t censor my voice.

As our own Kevin Drum recently asked, “Why do so many obvious losers think they can be president?”

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