Where would Texas Sen. Ted Cruz be on the approval scale if he didn't have a national stage on which to perform? In fact, aside from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie there aren't many state leaders who rank high on the list of potential presidential contenders. Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, is considering a run. And Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is talked about as a candidate, as is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who didn't run for re-election and will likely try another presidential run. In 2012, Perry was devoured by the party extremists and lost out in the primary.