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Mr Perry has flirted with the term of running for months, but his decision comes as Republicans trying field on a downgrade of the country's credit rating, a collapse of financial markets and a longer period of time high unemployment respond. These problems have created an opening for his candidacy.

"Still a thirst there is another voice in, come", Craig Schoenfeld, an Iowa Republican, said Americans for Perry, that the Governor was signing up supporters leading a group with the name here. "they are looking for the kind of leadership he has shown in Texas, while the country has gone the other direction."

While Mr Perry stops short of making an announcement this weekend helpers said, he is worker of the campaign in critical States, obligations rent back up fundraising and engaged prepare the fully in the race from the beginning next month, when Republicans meet for three debates. Consultants said that he trial balloon stage of measurements on the support for a strategy was considered.

The first test of its impact on the race could come as soon as Saturday, as candidate for the Iowa straw poll, a test of organizational strength to Ames descend. Followers on a write in vote for him has turned his name not on the ballot, but the Americans for Perry, who financed independent group of several friends and maintained political pushed. Support by his rivals of erosion could these efforts.

In a week when Republican candidates hoped to imagine, to voters through the rituals of the fair, with the famous butter cow and old time talk Iowa State about the political soapbox, was South suddenly in the spotlight of the race moved. The introduction of Mr Perry future President bid threw a volatile new element in the competition.

The intentions of Mr Perry, which were the subject of considerable political chatter in Iowa and New Hampshire on Monday, have been carefully observed Republican from the rest of the field. The candidates, including Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, and Mitt Romney, traveled via both countries early vote delivers energetic reviews how President Obama has managed the latest line of grim economic news.

Mr Romney said voters in New Hampshire, which is the decision by standard & poor credit rating downgrade of the country was the most recent example of a failure of leadership in Washington. He said that the President should take ultimate responsibility for downgrade.

As they assess the Republican field, many voters seem more anxious to hear than for attacks on the President to hear about the candidates. In a town hall style meeting on Monday night will be "the question of whether he Mr Romney explained could compete in all regions of the country, I condemned to do well in Dixie."

"You know there was a survey, I think it was about month an ago, which was a little surprising," said Mr Romney, Perry making a veiled reference to Mr. "It had me as the only Republican candidate who could beat President Obama in Texas." I think I was eight points. "No one else was it before."

In the same hour, the President said from the White House and tried, Americans about credit downgrade and which assure trembling economy, Mr Perry crept closer declared his candidacy and the presidential campaign in an extended interview on CNN as independent re-enter threatened Donald Trump.

The excitement threatened to overshadow the rest of the field Republican.

Mr. Pawlenty said, the future of his candidacy a strong performance at the straw poll is dependent on the, said a culture of entertainment and celebrity in the political arena had bled. At breakfast with reporters, he admitted to that "we do not always want to be the cable-TV, shooting star of the month!"

"At least for President, at least for the Oval Office" Mr. Pawlenty said, "I think the country is still to put someone here, the experienced, seasoned is strong, thoughtful, with a record of results."

On Monday, rolled as Mrs. Bachmann blue campaign bus in the parking lot of the Cass County Fairgrounds in Atlantic, Iowa, was a modest crowd on hand. It is committed, has the enthusiasm to turn that her candidacy in an organised force flared the first two months, which can pass their first test on the strength of the Party straw poll.

"So much bad news" this past week, said Mrs. Bachmann. "The problem is, we have had not someone in the White House, has the backbone to these difficult decisions to be taken."

The crisis back in Washington, together with the attack on a helicopter in Afghanistan, which threw 30 Americans killed one serious and somber tone of the presidential campaign. Each campaign to stop Mrs Bachmann offered a prayer for the dead and took a moment, Jon Tumilson, Member of the Navy Seal teams from Rockford to identify Iowa.

Michael Shear contributed reporting from Des Moines and Ashley Parker from Concord, n.h.

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