The Big Conversation:
A group of Rick Perry allies has stepped briefly — and uncharacteristically — into the spotlight: his family.
Perry's parents broke their years-long silence last week, agreeing to an interview with The Dallas Morning News, which was published Sunday.
Refusing to discuss politics or rumors, the Perrys, who still live in the governor's hometown of Paint Creek, opened up about their son's upbringing and praised his work ethic and style.
"The way we look at it, this country needs Rick Perry because he’s the kind of person who will lead," cattleman Ray Perry, 86, told ...