http://www.politico.com/blogs/politicolive/1110/Gov_Rick_Perry_wont_run_in_2012.html Perry shoots down 2012 Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday shot down speculation that make a run for the White House in 2012. "Being the governor of a state like Texas - or, for that matter, Oklahoma or New Mexico - is a more pivotal job in the future," he said on "Fox News Sunday." "I do, indeed, hope for someone that says I'm going to go to Washington, try to get back to our constitutional roots, devolve this centralization of government back to the states. So why do you want to be up there if the action is down here in the states?" Also, Perry said he's committed to his new job as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. "I don't want to be the president of the United States," he said. "I do want to work with these governors across the country to make the states more pivotal, more powerful, as they should be."