Rick Perry I Wanna Be President ... But First, Anyone Got a Towel?

6/4/2015 11:04 AM PDT

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry made two announcements Thursday afternoon -- he's running for president and it's really hot in Texas right now. 

Perry was sweating up a storm as he addressed his supporters in Addison, TX ... none of whom were nice enough to wipe his brow before he took the stage.  

In Perry's defense ... it's in the mid-80s today with 51% humidity. But he's a damn Texan, that's like winter to them!

Perry 2016 is off to a hot start!