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FIRST ON CNN: Perry to drop out Thursday
CNN ^ | January 19,2012 | Peter Hamby

Posted on 01/19/2012 6:30:38 AM PST by Hojczyk

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Perry is telling supporters that he will drop his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, two sources familiar with the plans told CNN.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012; perry; rickperry
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1 posted on 01/19/2012 6:30:39 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I wish he had gotten traction, but good decision. Any word on endorsements?


2 posted on 01/19/2012 6:32:51 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Hojczyk

Good news if true. I’d like to see Perry as Secretary of Defense in Newt’s administration.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 6:33:30 AM PST by montanajoe
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To: Hojczyk

Praise God and thank you Governor. It’s only in the mid-single digits but every little bit helps.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 6:33:40 AM PST by Grunthor (I am a conservative, neither half of the one party represents my views.)
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To: Hojczyk

Thank you, Vice-President Perry!


5 posted on 01/19/2012 6:35:41 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Hojczyk

I guess that means he won’t be in the debate tonight.


6 posted on 01/19/2012 6:37:11 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: cotton1706

Reports are Perry will endorse Newt.


7 posted on 01/19/2012 6:37:32 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Hojczyk

F Chuck Todd on MSNBC is calling it chatter. Won’t make the call yet.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 6:37:40 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Hojczyk

Now being reported on Foxnews. What a shame!


9 posted on 01/19/2012 6:37:43 AM PST by Bushbacker1
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To: wolfman23601

Yes, he is going to endorse Newt.


10 posted on 01/19/2012 6:37:43 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: Hojczyk
A good decision by Perry. I like him, and will support his future aspirations. This just is not the time.

Newt is the man for the task at hand. Let's get this done.

11 posted on 01/19/2012 6:37:49 AM PST by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: wolfman23601

Fox is saying he will probably endorse Newt. I hope he gets a huge appointment if and when Newt wins.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 6:38:02 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: wolfman23601; All
Sources: Perry expected to drop out, endorse Newt
13 posted on 01/19/2012 6:38:02 AM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Hojczyk

God Bless Governor Perry! He is a good man and would have been an excellent President! I hope he endorses Newt!


14 posted on 01/19/2012 6:38:33 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Hojczyk
Great news. I attended a Rick Perry meet and greet when in Iowa for the holidays. He is a great man with great ideas, but just not polished yet. I think he would make a great vice president and in 8 years the polish should be there. It is the right decision.
15 posted on 01/19/2012 6:38:33 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: wolfman23601

They are discussing it on Fox news and think he will support Newt.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 6:38:46 AM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: Hojczyk

The clock’s winding down on the Mittster.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 6:38:49 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Hojczyk

If true, it’s the nation’s loss. Godspeed Governor in whatever path you choose.


18 posted on 01/19/2012 6:39:02 AM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Good news.


19 posted on 01/19/2012 6:39:02 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Hojczyk
I've been one of the biggest backers of Perry on FR, and I agree with this decision. It was time, and he was correct to do it before Saturday.

Rick Perry is an honorable man, loves God, loves Texas, and loves his country. I'm proud that he's my governor.

20 posted on 01/19/2012 6:39:13 AM PST by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: Mountain Mary

Good. Maybe this news will throw a bucket of water on the Ex’s interview.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 6:39:19 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Rick Santorum. Paging Rick Santorum. Please pick up the white phone in the lobby.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 6:40:02 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Hojczyk

As a Perry supporter, I was saddened to see a lack of improvement in the polling numbers, particularly after his excellent performance in the last debate.

If he drops out, I hope for a long battle between Mitt & Newt, and a miracle at a brokered convention.


24 posted on 01/19/2012 6:40:38 AM PST by Museum Twenty (To see myself as others see me? Sounds like a terrible fate! I take great comfort in self-delusion.)
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To: Hojczyk

Hmmm...


25 posted on 01/19/2012 6:40:47 AM PST by StAnDeliver (l)-(l)
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To: Bushbacker1
Perry is doing this because he is actually a good person.

He realizes that Mitt is worse than Newt and needs to be stopped.

Perry would have been the best though. FOX News and "conservative" media just destroyed him by calling him names like "communist" for criticizing Romney. Too bad...
26 posted on 01/19/2012 6:42:07 AM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Hojczyk

Rick Perry has shown himself to be a statesman.

He has subjugated his aspirations to the good of America.

Romney cannot be the nominee.

Rick has done the right and noble thing.Dropping out on Sunday would do nothing for Gingrich, nor stop Romney.

Newt will not forget this.

And neither will millions of conservatives.


27 posted on 01/19/2012 6:43:37 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Perry would have been a far better president than Santorum. Hope Santorum falls way behind Newt in S.C.


28 posted on 01/19/2012 6:44:09 AM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

This is the right time and right way to do it, if he was going to. Now he’s free to move mountains for Newt. GO PERRY!


29 posted on 01/19/2012 6:44:09 AM PST by txhurl (EVERYONE is losing their virginity in this election. -Marty60)
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To: org.whodat

Now, isn’t that gracious?


30 posted on 01/19/2012 6:44:09 AM PST by hocndoc (WingRight.org: Have mustard seed & I'm not afraid to use it. 2 men inherited a Bush economy.)
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To: Hojczyk

So, maybe we are seeing the formation of a Gingrich-Perry ticket with Palin as Sec of Energy.


31 posted on 01/19/2012 6:44:18 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: montanajoe
Sec. of Defense would be good and so would Sec. of Energy.
32 posted on 01/19/2012 6:44:22 AM PST by Ditter
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To: org.whodat
Calling for a rotational suicide watch for a couple of the posters here.

He's a good and decent man. It's the country's loss. Good luck with the leftovers. Hope they don't implode and leave us with Mitt.

33 posted on 01/19/2012 6:44:32 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: Hojczyk

YES!


34 posted on 01/19/2012 6:44:32 AM PST by Arcy
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To: Night Hides Not

It’s now going to be a 3 way race between Newt, Obama, and Paul running as third party. You heard it here first!


35 posted on 01/19/2012 6:44:51 AM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Hojczyk; All

To Perry supporters, my heart goes out to you. Palin fans and Cain fans know how you feel. For what it is worth, I hate Michele B. for what she did to Perry. I hope her political career is over and I hope this is the start of bigger things for Perry.

Thanks to the many Perry fans who were ‘normal’. To the Perry fans that were a bit difficult, if forgive you ;-)

#withNewt


36 posted on 01/19/2012 6:45:25 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Hojczyk

He is a good man, sincere and Conservative.

That he isn’t the best candidate or conservative is irrelevant. He certainly has leadership skills.

He would be an asset to any administration, a great personaility, far better than the boring suits in power now.


37 posted on 01/19/2012 6:45:35 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: Hojczyk

Rick Santorum - for the good of the GOP you previously went as far as endorsing Snarlin sphincter, dropping out so that Newt can beat Willard should be tons easier to reconcile for the good of conservatism.


38 posted on 01/19/2012 6:46:14 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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39 posted on 01/19/2012 6:46:14 AM PST by narses
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To: Mountain Mary

Perry just gave a Texas-sized kick to the peas of ABC and Drudge.

Take a break, Perry, and get ready to be VP in a few months!


40 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:04 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

I’m rather surprised to hear he might endorse Newt. In one of the earlier debates, and afterwards, he opined, if you’d cheat on your wife you’d probably cheat on anybody else. Support of Newt would cause pundits and interviewers to dig that comment up time and again. Plus, I think he sincerely meant it.

Perry had improved considerably since the first stumble out of the gate, too bad that few people reconsidered!

Santorum otoh has NOT improved and ought to have the political sense that Perry is showing.


41 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:25 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Hojczyk

I’d still like to shake his hand and thank him for his efforts.

Any of our candidates would be better than 0bo. And I give all of them credit for running, putting their own lives on hold, dealing with the foulness and despicable liberal opposition including the media and putting themselves (and their families) all on the line.

I would ask posters to applaud his supporters and not take cheap shots at the candidate. As a former Cain supporter, I remember some of the words and they weren’t helpful at the time.

We still have a long way to go to get to 11.06.2012, folks.

“If we don’t hang together, we will surely hang seaparately.”

Ben Franklin (Happy belated birthday)


42 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:30 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Santorum was never even in the running. The scenario in Iowa was due to establishment tricks. He’ll drop out next, and then it will be down to Newt, Mitt, and Paul. Newt will eradicate Romney, and Paul will run third party. Watch for it.


43 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:49 AM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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Why? Perry supporters should be proud of their candidate! He is putting country first! Btw, has Cain made an endorsement yet?


44 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:54 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued
I praised “His (former) Rickness”...

I celebrated his Texan/Disco sexiness...

I gave up a night at Cheaters in Providence, and donated those funds to him...

And he failed, epically...

RIP “Rick Perry for POTUS 2012”.

Can I get my money back?

45 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:54 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: exit82

G-d bless Rick Perry. I wish he had done far better, but if it wasn’t to be, then he has bowed out with class and has nothing to be embarrassed about. He has my respect.


46 posted on 01/19/2012 6:48:23 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: GOPyouth

This was a very “Gentlemanly” thing to do. I agree with you.

Hopefully he will have a high post in the NEW ADMINISTRATION, and in 8 years will run for President again.


47 posted on 01/19/2012 6:49:10 AM PST by left that other site
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To: KansasGirl
Why? Perry supporters should be proud of their candidate! He is putting country first!

Amen to that, good to see him putting the good of the conservative movement ahead of his own personal ambitions.

48 posted on 01/19/2012 6:50:11 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Hojczyk

Oh goodie. So now the only outside the beltway non career Congresscritter in the race is ... wait for it ... Willard Romney. Can we talk Gary Johnson into coming back from the Libertarian Party? I know he’s an dope smoking Ron Paul Jr who sets off warning bells on the gaydar, but the pickings are gettin’ mighty slim.


49 posted on 01/19/2012 6:50:14 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
Palin fans and Cain fans know how you feel

...and some Duncan Hunter supporters from '08 who are still hurting

Ironically, RP had his best days the last couple of weeks IMO...

50 posted on 01/19/2012 6:50:19 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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