Political pundits can't get enough of Gov. Rick Perry these days.

In a "Power Play Live" webcast posted on Fox News' website today, host Chris Stirewalt discusses the GOP's fast-growing fascination with Perry's potential presidential candidacy with President George W. Bush's former press secretary, Dana Perino, and Democratic strategist Joe Trippi. "The only person I see in the mix who could seriously challenge (Mitt Romney) looks like Rick Perry," Stirewalt declared, in light of a new WSJ/NBC poll showing Perry ranks fourth without even declaring whether he's running. He said Perry could only clinch the nominiation if he can rally the conservative right (i.e. Rep. Michele Bachmann's supporters) to his side. 

Perino took a step back and cited her former boss's evolution from reluctant candidate (and governor of Texas) to serious contender. 

"You go and you run for president, you've got to want to be president," she said.

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