Last night Purgason sent a statement via fax announcing he is setting up an exploratory committee for the race. He took aim at his own party.
“I think that my own Party bears some blame for many of the things that are happening today,” Purgason said. “We have forgotten our values, what we stand for, and what made us a great nation. In the past few years, the leaders we sent to Washington did not stand up for our values of smaller government and more freedoms but instead became part of the problem rather than the solution. As a result, we have become a Party without a true base and a vacancy in real leadership.”
Purgason also criticized the president for trying to “change” America.
“We must stop the “changing” of America and fight for the renewal of America and the dreams we share as Americans,” he said