Rick Perry's College Grades Released

Earlier this week, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that he would be running for President in 2012.

A great deal can change between now and the Republican National Convention in August of 2012, but at this point, Rick Perry is the front-runner to square off against Barack Obama next year.

As was to be expected, a flood of articles about Rick Perry (both negative and positive) have been released by the media over the past week. Google News returns a total of 21,500 results when I search for "Rick Perry" and limit the results to the past seven days.

Shortly after Rick Perry formally announced his 2012 Presidential bid, someone released Perry's Texas A&M transcript online.

C- grade - IllustrationThe grades were not very good. Perry's college transcript is littered with C's and D's, and his overall GPA was just a bit north of 2.0. Perry managed just 2 A's during his time in college ("Improv. of Learning" and "World Mil. Systems").

A number of people also point out the fact that Perry received a "D" in a second-year Economics course.

The $64,000 question is - do these grades matter to you?

If you were thinking about supporting Perry, do his subpar college grades make you second guess yourself?

Does Perry's "D" in economics bother you?

Interested to hear what you think..