Haley Barbour: No doubt Perry’s running

Former Mississippi governor and Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour said there isn’t any doubt in his mind that Rick Perry is running for president again.

“Perry will run again,” Barbour told The RUN in a recent interview. ”I don’t think there’s any question about it.”

Of all the potential 2016 presidential candidates that Barbour name-checked, he asserted the most certainty about the Texas governor’s plans.

At this early venture, Barbour also predicted the biggest difference between the 2012 and 2016 GOP nomination fight would be the quality of the field.

“A large, strong field is the difference between ’12,” he said.

Here is a lightly edited transcript of The RUN’s conversation with Barbour, who weighed a presidential bid of his own in 2012.

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