Less than a year ago, people assumed this speech would be from a lame-duck governor overseeing his last session. Now he's in a bare-knuckle primary fight against a popular US Senator. (And only one Democrat planning to run against the winner so far. Hello, Democrats? You keep saying this guy isn't one of yours. If so, where's your real candidate?)
You can watch the speech live on the Texas House web site here.
Perry is also streaming it live at his Texans for Rick Perry campaign site, RickPerry.org. (Perry's campaign staff will be live blogging the speech too.)
And Democratic Rep. Garnett Coleman has filmed a YouTube response to Perry's address.