Skip to comments.Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"
Posted on 01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST by therightliveswithus
In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President.
The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother."
The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to Texas to reassess whether he will continue his pursuit for the White House. Mr. Perry paused several times and appeared to be on the verge of tears as he winded down his speech.
Governor Perry came in fifth place in the Iowa caucus today, barely breaking ten percent of the vote. His announcement tonight likely marks the end to his campaign.
Don’t believe it.
I hope he stays in the race.
Perry’s still in the race.
He is not out. Not even close.
The writing is on the wall. For Rick Perry.
Time for him to do what’s best for the united states.
He was supposed to go to SC tomorrow.
Told y’all for weeks that 10% and 5th place is pathetic.
He’s a great governor though just not ready for the biggest stage of all.
That dog don’t hunt.
Will the vote got to Newt, that is the question?
I hope he stays in, it was his to lose when he declared, and he just stumbled too much out of the gate. Darn shame, he certainly had some qualities over the other candidates, but I don’t think he was well-prepared at the start, and he hasn’t recovered. But if he does drop out, he would be the first choice for VP.
I admire the Perry supporters for their unbridled enthusiasm for their candidate put when a candidate says he is reassesing his campaign..the campaign is over.
I’m watching it live. He said that. What is misleading? He is my favorite BTW, and I am stunned, but he looked very, very tired. :(
Good. Go back to doing your job. I am sure you will be fine running Texas.
Rick Perry was my candidate just behind Newt.. please Perry people know that if Newt was behind Perry in SC I would be for Perry BIG TIME.. it’s now time to conciliate behind Newt Gingrich to defeat Romney in SC
I got really angry at Perry’s supporters after the “heartless” comment and I probably shouldn’t have. Over the last few weeks, you might say that I took something of a liking to him. He wasn’t my first choice, but I would gladly have taken him over Romney.
That's not what I got from that speech. He seemed very sentimental and sounded like he saw the writing on the wall. I was surprised by it because I thought he had enough dough to make it through to FL. He may have shot the wad in IA and came up snake eyes.
He’s more ready than the other candidates. He has executive experience - unlike the others,except Mittens. He kind of messed up early on, but, people need to give him another look. We’ve had far too many Senators elected president and most of the stunk up the WH.
Perry is done. He will likely drop out tomorrow.
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