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02/12/2011 11:17 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Haley Barbour CPAC Message: 'I'm Thinking About Running For President' (VIDEO)

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is accusing President Barack Obama of paying lip service to job creation.

The Republican governor, who is considering running for president, told a conservative gathering Saturday that the Democratic president's economic policies have been more hostile to job creation than any other administration he's seen.

Barbour says the country's problem is that it spends too much. And he says Obama would be wise to heed the lessons of governors throughout the nation who are cutting budgets to spur job growth.

He was the latest potential presidential candidate to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

The Des Moines Register reports that Barbour addressed the next election cycle at the conservative gathering.

"Our new majority only gives us one half of one third of the government," he said. "We can't put America on the right track until we elect a Republican president next year."

In an interview with Warner Todd Huston at Chicago Now, Barbour discussed his own political ambitions for 2012.

"I'm thinking about running for president and I'll make a decision in April," he said. "And I'm serious when I say that I haven't made a decision, but I'm trying to test the waters."

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