I can only imagine GOP bigwigs, donors, etc. have seen the current field and are shitting bricks thinking none of these guys can beat Obama and are applying pressure on Perry to throw his hat in the ring.

(Ballot Box) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said he will consider running for president in 2012.

Perry had previously taken himself out of contention for the Republican nomination but he has been walking back on that in recent days.

His comments on Friday were the strongest to date.

“I’m going to think about it” when the Texas legislature adjourns on Monday, Perry said, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Most consider the GOP primary field to be set, but several Republicans have expressed unhappiness with their choices, prompting speculation a dark horse candidate could enter the race.

Perry’s name has been one that’s come up, which he seemed to acknowledge in an interview Thursday.

I already have the compare and contrast pics ready: