Romney supporters gear up for general election battle

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," May 29, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: And this is a Fox News Alert. The battle is over after nearly 14 months of campaigning. Mitt Romney has tonight clinched the Republican presidential nomination by winning the Texas primary.

Now Romney has now reached the 1,144 delegate threshold that is needed to officially win the nomination. Tonight's victory signals the end of the GOP primary fight, which means that we can now look directly ahead to the November general election.

Joining us tonight live from the great state of Texas, and that's the state that helped push Romney over the top to get the nomination, Texas Governor, Romney surrogate, Governor Rick Perry.

Governor, how are you? Long time no see.

GOV. RICK PERRY, R-TEXAS: I'm good, Sean. Thank you.

HANNITY: First of all, how did Obama do? I'm watching Kentucky. You know, he lost 42 percent in Kentucky, Arkansas. And we saw what happened, I think it was West Virginia when he was losing to a convicted felon in prison. Is the president doing all right there in the state tonight?

PERRY: Yes. I think he's doing all right. There were no -- there were prisoners running against him so I think he did rather well. Congratulations to Governor Romney. It was an overwhelming victory obviously for him here.

Anita and I want to say to he and Ann congratulations and quite appropriate that the state with the best economy in the country would be the one to nominate the president -- or I should say our nominee for president who is going to carry a message about job creation to this country.

So it wasn't lost on us in Texas, a place that gets it about job creation, nominated a man who is really going to work hard to take that message of job creation all across this country. And it ought to be no contest when you look at these two people's record.

HANNITY: It sounds like you are at a quiet cocktail party there. What is that, Governor?

PERRY: It's a small meeting here in Georgetown, the home of Southwest University, the oldest college in the state of Texas. So it's not to be confused with Georgetown up in your part of the world.

HANNITY: Well, I got to tell you, I got a picture, and it's actually interesting because it's from earlier tonight. Donald Trump with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, if you look -- I don't think you have a monitor there, Governor, but right behind it is our show from "Hannity" tonight, which I'm glad they had the right channel on.

There's been talk of a unity tour with all of the candidates going out there together because it was a pretty heated primary. I mean, you got in the battle. It was heated with you, heated with Newt, heated with Santorum. Obviously everyone said from the beginning --

PERRY: It was a great contest.

HANNITY: What's that?

PERRY: It was a great contest. It was a great contest. It was the type of competition that you want to see where ideas were put out there and some of the ideas that we laid out are still being talk about, whether it deals with the war on religion, whether it deals with the budget that we laid out.

All of those were great ideas. And I think our nominee, Governor Romney, is a stronger candidate now because of going through that process. And I can promise you -- well, let me speak for myself. And I think the bulk of our contestants will be helping Mitt every inch of the way. I can promise you I will be.

HANNITY: Is there any talk that you know of a unity tour of some kind, where all of the GOP nominees out together, showing unity, telling the country that whatever ads Obama runs and what we said in the primary isn't going to matter? Have you heard any talk of that?

PERRY: I haven't, but it sounds like a great idea. I'll be the first to sign up for it.

HANNITY: All right, Governor, good to see you. Thanks for being with us.

PERRY: Sean, good to be with you. God bless you and come on down to Texas.

HANNITY: I'm an honorary citizen, you know, because you made me one.

PERRY: Come on down.

HANNITY: All right, Governor, good to see you.

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