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Rick Perry: Running for president is 'not an IQ test'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) says you don't have to be smart to run for president.

"Running for the presidency's not an IQ test," he told MSNBC. "It is a test of an individual's resolve. It's a test of an individual's philosophy. It's a test of an individual's life experiences."

The outgoing governor has been testing the waters on a potential 2016 bid. His last national campaign, in 2012, collapsed when Perry stumbled through debates and struggled to remember his own talking points.