Rick Perry Really Likes to Give the Thumbs Up [PHOTOS]

  @nadinedeninnon.deninno@ibtimes.com on November 06 2011 11:30 PM
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry gives a thumbs up and winks during the CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential candidates debate in Tampa, Florida September 12, 2011.
    Texas Governor Rick Perry gives a thumbs up and winks during the CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential candidates debate in Tampa, Florida September 12, 2011. REUTERS
  • Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at a "Politics and Eggs" breakfast in Bedford, New Hampshire August 17, 2011.
    Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at a "Politics and Eggs" breakfast in Bedford, New Hampshire August 17, 2011. REUTERS
  • U.S. Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry gives a thumbs-up to the crowd at the Republicans of Black Hawk County Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, August 14, 2011.
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry gives a thumbs-up to the crowd at the Republicans of Black Hawk County Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, August 14, 2011. REUTERS
  • U.S. Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry arrives to speak at the Black Hawk County Republicans Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, August 14, 2011.
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry arrives to speak at the Black Hawk County Republicans Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, August 14, 2011. REUTERS
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the Republican Party of Florida presidential candidates debate in Orlando, Florida, September 22, 2011.
    Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the Republican Party of Florida presidential candidates debate in Orlando, Florida, September 22, 2011. REUTERS
  • Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry gives two thumbs up as he arrives at a house party at the home of State Representative Pam Tucker in Greenland, New Hampshire August 13, 2011.
    Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry gives two thumbs up as he arrives at a house party at the home of State Representative Pam Tucker in Greenland, New Hampshire August 13, 2011. REUTERS
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry poses for pictures with supporters after announcing his presidential bid, in Charleston, South Carolina, August 13, 2011.
    Texas Governor Rick Perry poses for pictures with supporters after announcing his presidential bid, in Charleston, South Carolina, August 13, 2011. REUTERS
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry gestures as he announces his presidential bid, in Charleston, South Carolina, August 13, 2011.
    Texas Governor Rick Perry gestures as he announces his presidential bid, in Charleston, South Carolina, August 13, 2011. REUTERS
  • Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry (C) gives thumbs up to supporters during his victory speech in Austin, Texas, November 5, 2002.
    Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry (C) gives thumbs up to supporters during his victory speech in Austin, Texas, November 5, 2002. REUTERS
  • U.S. Republican presidential candidate and Governor of Texas Rick Perry runs up on to the stage to speak at the annual Republican Party of Iowa Ronald Reagan Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, November 4, 2011.
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate and Governor of Texas Rick Perry runs up on to the stage to speak at the annual Republican Party of Iowa Ronald Reagan Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, November 4, 2011. REUTERS
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry gives a thumbs up during the CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential candidates debate in Tampa, Florida September 12, 2011.
    Texas Governor Rick Perry gives a thumbs up during the CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential candidates debate in Tampa, Florida September 12, 2011. REUTERS
  • Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry arrives for the start of the CNN Western Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 18, 2011.
    Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry arrives for the start of the CNN Western Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 18, 2011. REUTERS
  • Republican presidential hopefuls Texas Gov. Rick Perry gives a thumbs up at the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire October 11, 2011.
    Republican presidential hopefuls Texas Gov. Rick Perry gives a thumbs up at the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire October 11, 2011. REUTERS
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) talks to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (C) and Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) on stage before the Reagan Centennial GOP presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Californi
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) talks to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (C) and Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) on stage before the Reagan Centennial GOP presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California September 7, 2011. REUTERS
  • Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry
    Speaking to the Des Moines Register in Iowa Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry struggled to remember U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's name. REUTERS
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry gives a thumbs up as he stands on stage before the Reagan Centennial GOP presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California September 7, 2011.
    Texas Governor Rick Perry gives a thumbs up as he stands on stage before the Reagan Centennial GOP presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California September 7, 2011. REUTERS
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GOP Candidate Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, is under an immense amount of scrutiny these days. From an overly-vivacious speech leading pundits to believe he was drunk to flubbing a quote attributed to a fake person, I can't help but wonder how he keeps his head up through it all: Apparently he stays optimistic by giving the thumbs up.

We know how much Herman Cain likes eating pizza, but Rick Perry really likes to give the thumbs up.

Even through the announcement of his tax plan on Tuesday, which has mixed reviews amongst the Republican party, Rick Perry smiles and gives his thumbs up.

While some say Perry is merely just a YouTube sensation and not exactly up to the job of being President, Rick Perry will continue to keep it positive and give his signature thumbs up gesture.

Here are some of Rick Perry's best moments giving the thumbs up.

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