Perry has fences to mend in Texas

“There have been a lot of hard feelings, not just that the campaign didn’t go well, but how it didn’t go well,” said one Perry adviser who was not authorized to speak on the record. “Perry has taken some steps to acknowledge how bad things were. The outreach has been humble and gracious, in the financial community and in the campaign community. He’s telling people he learned a lot.”…

JoAnn Fleming, chairwoman of the Texas Legislature’s Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee, said Mr. Perry has some explaining to do back in Texas. She called his “vulture capitalism” comments the kind of attack a liberal would make and said that although Mr. Perry defended Texas’ in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants on the campaign trail, she and other Tea Party activists will be calling on him to repeal it in the next legislative session…

Gene Austin, the Republican-leaning chief executive of Convio, an Internet marketing and business management software company based in Austin, said Mr. Perry’s “troublesome campaign” — and how unprepared he was for the national stage — have even broader implications. He worries that the Texas governor’s comments on the campaign trail could hinder, at least in the short term, the intersection of big business and work force development in Texas.