It is widely assumed that Texas Governor Rick Perry will soon announce plans to seek the Republican nomination for president. The governor's announcement may come this weekend, a week after his large prayer rally in Houston – which drew almost 30,000 attendants –  where he prayed for divine intervention to the assist President Obama's judgement.   Peggy Fikac,  Austin bureau chief for the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Chronicle, has been following Perry's career for over 25 years since he was a Democrat in the Texas state house.