This can’t work. If you simply urge Perry supporters to drop him and “support another candidate”, at best you get half to quit, and they spread out among the other candidates, INCLUDING Romney, so nobody really gets ahead.
What would need to happen is for Rick Perry to quit and endorse. But he won’t do that until after South Carolina, because for some reason he feels obligated to compete there. And since South Carolina is a proportional state, he’s not really hurting anybody by staying in the race. He can spend his money attacking Romney, which he couldn’t do if he dropped out.
Perry doesn’t have enough support to push either Gingrich or Santorum over the top right now.
It's having all three conservatives still in the race that is killing us. I hope Huntsman will stay in, I think he might steal a few Romney votes along the way.