A charged-up Rick Perry after his Iowa State Fair speech: "I'm awesome"

By Leimon’s Pizza, Jason Mikesell of Urbandale had glossy printed photos of himself with Perry from a previous encounter, and a marker for the governor to sign them with.

When The Des Moines Register asked Perry if Iowans will see a lot of him, he answered, yes, between now and November. After the election, he’ll take a break, he said.

Perry seemed pumped up after his enthusiastic, heckle-free reception at the Register’s Soapbox. When the Register’s moderator thanked him as he came off the stage, Perry said: “You’re welcome. I’m awesome!”