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Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"
Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius

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.


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1 posted on 01/03/2012 9:16:28 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

Misleading title.


2 posted on 01/03/2012 9:17:20 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

Don’t believe it.


3 posted on 01/03/2012 9:19:40 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: therightliveswithus

I hope he stays in the race.


4 posted on 01/03/2012 9:20:00 PM PST by Essie
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To: txhurl

Perry’s still in the race.


5 posted on 01/03/2012 9:21:44 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: therightliveswithus

He is not out. Not even close.


6 posted on 01/03/2012 9:21:58 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: therightliveswithus

BS


7 posted on 01/03/2012 9:22:13 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: txhurl

The writing is on the wall. For Rick Perry.

Time for him to do what’s best for the united states.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 9:22:49 PM PST by CSI007
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To: therightliveswithus

He was supposed to go to SC tomorrow.


9 posted on 01/03/2012 9:23:05 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


10 posted on 01/03/2012 9:23:20 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: therightliveswithus

Will the vote got to Newt, that is the question?


11 posted on 01/03/2012 9:24:29 PM PST by Rick_Michael ( 'REAL' Conservatives who witch hunt their own, are no better than Obama.)
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


12 posted on 01/03/2012 9:24:56 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: isthisnickcool

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.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 9:25:00 PM PST by CSI007
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To: unkus

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. :(


14 posted on 01/03/2012 9:25:25 PM PST by sybilll
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To: therightliveswithus

Good. Go back to doing your job. I am sure you will be fine running Texas.


15 posted on 01/03/2012 9:25:34 PM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: therightliveswithus

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


16 posted on 01/03/2012 9:25:54 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


17 posted on 01/03/2012 9:25:54 PM PST by Cato in PA (Hope and pray for the Santorum surge!)
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To: isthisnickcool
He is not out. Not even close.

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.

18 posted on 01/03/2012 9:26:13 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: CainConservative

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.


19 posted on 01/03/2012 9:27:25 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: therightliveswithus

Perry is done. He will likely drop out tomorrow.


20 posted on 01/03/2012 9:27:38 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: therightliveswithus

Fork time, and not just for Perry.


21 posted on 01/03/2012 9:28:35 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: CSI007

I admire the Perry supporters for their unbridled enthusiasm for their candidate.

They are the nastiest fans in history. They were ankle biters and deserve this loss totally. They put down any body who spoke the truth and asked me if I was smoking dope with my support of Santorum. Yep....such nerve. I could not be more proud of President Santorum!!!!


22 posted on 01/03/2012 9:29:28 PM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: Catsrus
The other Rick is for real:
23 posted on 01/03/2012 9:29:57 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
He was supposed to go to SC tomorrow.

Change of plans, Maybe he rather have all the campaign money than continue the path.

24 posted on 01/03/2012 9:30:06 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: Essie

Me too.


25 posted on 01/03/2012 9:30:28 PM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: therightliveswithus

He is merely saying that he will go to the well of faith.
It’s an allegory.

I could be wrong.
It would be America’s loss


26 posted on 01/03/2012 9:30:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sybilll

If he looks that tired after a prelim. How is he going to make it through a total, all out, presidential election?


27 posted on 01/03/2012 9:31:52 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Essie

I’m sorry but we must deal with reality.. Rick Perry WILL NOT be the nominee.. BUT.. he could be Newt’s VP pick and if you really want to beat Romney it’s time to come down to SC and put all our non Romney marbles towards Newt..


28 posted on 01/03/2012 9:31:57 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: therightliveswithus

I hope he stays in, still think he’s the best man to face Obama.


29 posted on 01/03/2012 9:32:22 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Essie
I am with you, after this POS POTUS our troops deserve a decent CIC and that is the call that I feel Rick Perry has heard and bravely stepped forward to answer.

God Bless Rick Perry and men like him.

30 posted on 01/03/2012 9:33:03 PM PST by infool7 (Let us water the tree...)
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To: therightliveswithus

Prayers for Rick Perry - we need this good, Christian leader now more than ever.


31 posted on 01/03/2012 9:33:03 PM PST by alicewonders ((GO PERRY!))
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To: mylife

I think a Santorum/Perry ticket makes a lot of sense. Provides the best geographical balance of any ticket.


32 posted on 01/03/2012 9:33:03 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Rick_Michael

Yes. I like Rick Perry but this is just not his year. If he gets out it helps Newt.


33 posted on 01/03/2012 9:34:31 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

You want to get behind a 4th place RINO, when there is a 1st place conservative? Romney will be thrilled.


34 posted on 01/03/2012 9:34:43 PM PST by nickcarraway (Swiftboat Vets Told the Truth)
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To: napscoordinator

Good luck to Mr Santorum, Mrs Bachmann and Mr Cain.


35 posted on 01/03/2012 9:35:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
He is merely saying that he will go to the well of faith.

He is a politician. A good man, but still a politician. Going home to reassess the campaign = dropping out. Kinda like when Cain said he was going to have a heartfelt conversation with his wife and reassess the race. Different circumstances, but still just sugarcoating the words which really mean, "I'm done".

36 posted on 01/03/2012 9:36:02 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: therightliveswithus

I just googled; a number of sources are reporting this, so apparently it’s true.

Iowa, you’re a joke. You just helped shoot down the best man we had for the presidency. No other candidate even comes close.


37 posted on 01/03/2012 9:36:44 PM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: therightliveswithus

Perry has never been my first choice, but was in the top three at all times. He is an honorable man and is putting the interest in the country ahead of his own desires by openly considering what to do at this point. If Bachmann were to do the same, we will not be stuck with Romney.

At this point, Santorum is my favorite and I could certainly support a ticket made up of some combination of Santorum, Perry, Gingrich and Bachmann.


38 posted on 01/03/2012 9:36:48 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: therightliveswithus

When Rick Perry entered the race, he sucked all the air out of the other candidates, then went and threw a sure nomination away to support illegals and insult those of us who want them out. His remark “heartless” cost him the campaign and he has never recovered.

All self-inflicted!


39 posted on 01/03/2012 9:41:10 PM PST by packrat35 (Heartless)
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To: napscoordinator

You think Perry’s fans were the nastiest? I see the posters who didn’t like Perry as the nastiest. Did Perry fans add all those hateful KEYWORDS to all of the Perry threads? No they did not, I know who the suspects are.


40 posted on 01/03/2012 9:42:24 PM PST by Ditter
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To: doc1019

I agree. He was too quick out of the shoot after his back surgery. No way I could endure the campaign trail with that weighing on me physically. Go home. Get some rest. Consider a VP spot.


41 posted on 01/03/2012 9:43:08 PM PST by sybilll
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To: nickcarraway

are you really basing your pick on Iowa?.. LMAO.. are you saying that if Santorum wins the Iowa pot luck supper straw poll and Romney wins his home state of NH and Gingrich wins SC(the first REAL primary) Gingrich should drop out?


42 posted on 01/03/2012 9:44:27 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: therightliveswithus

Dedicated to you Good Governor Perry.

Never gonna keep me down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LODkVkpaVQA


43 posted on 01/03/2012 9:44:51 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Ditter

Oh well. We can fight that all night but it doesn’t matter as Perry is done. Why waste our time on a candidate who lost. We need to look forward to assisting Santorum to become the next President of the United States.


44 posted on 01/03/2012 9:45:19 PM PST by napscoordinator (President Santorum is our future! A miracle is happening before our eyes!)
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To: therightliveswithus
Gingrich is only at around 13% at the moment, and only a week or so ago he seemed to be rising to the top. Ron Paul running in 3rd place is ridiculous. Things can change quickly, so I'd say it's too early for Rick to pack up and leave.
45 posted on 01/03/2012 9:46:32 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: therightliveswithus

I listened to Perry’s speech. It was not the speech of a man who is staying in the race.

Likewise for Bachmann. I suspect they’ll both drop out before New Hampshire. Perhaps tomorrow. And perhaps with endorsements already on their lips.


46 posted on 01/03/2012 9:46:39 PM PST by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: Longbow1969

I hope he endorses Santorum before dropping out.


47 posted on 01/03/2012 9:48:05 PM PST by libh8er
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To: mylife

I’m keeping my tag until forced to change it.


48 posted on 01/03/2012 9:48:07 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: sybilll

I find him likable and he has a great record to back him up. But unfortunately his debate performances were so rough that it’s impossible to imagine him beating Obama...particularly with the media trashing him for sounding stupid - and you know they’ll do this.

That “oops” moment was really really bad.


49 posted on 01/03/2012 9:48:43 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: napscoordinator

Santorum is yapping it up about his dead daughter.

I understand his heart for her, but is this a winning campaign speech?

Its pretty weird.

I was one of the first on FR to defend him, but this **** is getting weird.
You talk about your dead kids in campaign speeches to win the general electorate?


50 posted on 01/03/2012 9:50:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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