Stateside,  Vote 2016

Other Rick again! Other Rick again! Other Rick again!

Former Texas governor Rick Perry is entering the crowded (and destined to get more crowded) field of candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Like his fellow Rick (Santorum), he is giving it another shot after his 2012 campaign for the nomination, um, fell short.

In fact Perry started as one of the front-runners for the GOP nomination in 2012, only to flame out rather spectacularly. (Remember “Oops” and his bizarre behavior, which apparently resulted from taking painkillers for back problems.)

And then there was this ad, which had to be among the most ridiculous and offensive of the campaign:

So the question is: Aside from sheer ego, why again?