Skip to comments.Sources: Perry expected to drop out, endorse Newt
Posted on 01/19/2012 6:36:26 AM PST by jaguar21
Rick Perry is expected to drop out later this morning at an 11 a.m. press conference and endorse Newt Gingrich, two sources confirmed to POLITICO.
This would be great. I like Perry! I think he is a good man. He may even be President one day.
With just hours to go until S. Carolina votes, I hope the Perry folks vote for Newt. He’s basically in a statistal dead heat with that liberal sack of crap Romney....put him over the top Perry voters, please.
Just announced on FoxNews—Perry is suspending the campaign and will endorse Newt.
Perry is doing the right and noble thing.
And Newt will not forget this.
Its about time he dropped out. May be too little too late and i do question his endorsement of Gingrich. Talk about a guy who was almost as bad as Huntsman when it comes to political instincts.
Much respect gained for Perry if True!
Well, there’ll be 20% fewer people on the stage tonight for the debate.
I’m sure he has earned a cabinet position in the immediate future if he wants it. He is walking away with honor and enduring respect here.
This is huge IMO. Perry may have had 5% of the vote, but 95% of the people like him and respect him. He had some bad debates, some bad advisors and the bad luck of being the next cowboy from Texas after a disasterous previous one. But he’s a good governor and well respected.
A Gingrich/Perry ticket wouldn’t be bad?~
So much for the Perry stalking horse theory that has been peddled here.
I like Perry, but why would Newt pick someone who is polling around 4% and not even positioned to win his home state?
I applaud this decision by Perry. I like the guy and respect him even more now. Perhaps in the future he will be called to serve the saved republic in national office.
I’m not over joyed but I think this was the only option left.
I, like Mr Palin, was hoping the process could continue.
Otherwise, thank you Mr Perry.
I thought Perry and Santorum were supposed to be the ones getting the “evangelical vote.” If so, you might expect him to endorse Santorum. Does he know something about Santorum that we don’t, or does he just think Santorum can’t win?
This is hugh!
Don’t trust just two sources. Perry about to announce dropping out. Holding my breath, hope he endorses Newt.
I would gladly vote for that ticket.
Looks like I may have to vote for Newt..I live in Florida....still wish Sarah had gotten in...Like Rush said the other day Newt has two brains one good and one not so good..I think he will blow up...we cannot afford another for years of Obama..Mittens has to much baggage...Newt has Baggage... oh Well,,,,life sucks
and then you die!!!
With all due respect, I’d rather be the governor of Texas than a member of the cabinet.
I do like Gov Perry a lot, but this is the best thing to do. I like Santorum and Newt, but more importantly, anybody BUT RomnieCare.
Thank you, Governor.
I think that’s a very good summary of the problems Perry had. I bet he will get some kind of Cabinet position under Gingrich.
I meant Mrs Palin
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Well, Perry has been my number 1 choice all along. However, at this point it’s time for the conservative wing of the party to coalesce around the ABR candidate. At this point that increasingly looks like Newt irrespective of his past issues.
Thank you for doing the right thing Governor Perry.
Whoa, this is hugh!
Whoa, this is hugh!
Have not heard on Fox he might endorse Newt. He could just as easily pick Santorum.
This is good for the debate tonight, in that it will mean more time for Newt to demonstrate why he can and should be the one to take on Obama.
If proven true, this comes at a critical time for Newt. He’s gaining momentum and that momentum could be stopped by his ex-wife’s interview. Bringing up all the reasons we have reservations about him. This could overshadow that, plus give Newt that much more time to shine in the upcoming debate tonight. Only four left, lots of TV time for Newt but I doubt he can top his debate performance on Monday. In fact, I don’t know that anyone could ever top that debate performance. It may have even been better than Reagan in his Mondale debate.
What are you talking about? He’s against SOPA. Stop spreading lies. I’d rather Santorum as president anyway. Perhaps Gingrich should drop out who got 4th place in Iowa and 5th place in New Hampshire.
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But I have a feeling that VP slot is going to be a new talking point for Perry supporters...sigh...
like I said, “if he wants it”.
Well I am not sure how well a campaign machine Newt has since it keeps nearing collapse before a resurgence somehow or another. I dont think he has the infrastructure for the general election much less the cash. Perry is goint to be haunted by his “oops” moment and other gaffes painting him as another GOP “moron” that the left likes to characterize.
If Gingrich is the nominee (and I have my doubts) he would be better off with someone not currently in the field as a VP.
But can you imagine being Governor of Texas under a President like Perry?
4.5%, supporters, odds are they will split the same as the current polling. That is just the way it is.
OKAY, FOX GUY SAYS HE WILL ENDORSE NEWT. I WON’T CHEER UNTIL I HEAR IT FROM RICK.
“Im sure he has earned a cabinet position in the immediate future if he wants it.”
This is great.
If Newt has another debate performance, tonight, like he did Monday, he’ll knock Romney off of his high horse on Saturday.
They must be filling up the toilets at RNC headquarters.
Sigh, you just busted my day. More torture!!!
I know we dont have all that many stellar choices this year. I really dont think Gingrich’s campaign has what it takes in the general. for one thing it keeps nearing collapse he just happens to be able to catch a break when other campaigns collapse around him. he has little money and i dont think he has the passion to compete in the general election. there is also a percentage of swing voters who just plain old dont like him.
ah well as you said and i am paraphrasing here - it stinks
One thing I know is this:
The Best Man won’t win.
Never understood why people didn’t vote for Rick Perry.
That being said, it’s kind of a relief because I didn’t want him to finish last in South Carolina and it was looking that way.
I do hope he endorses Newt Gingrich.
I can’t stand that prissy little Santorum and...
well, forgive me, free republic, for I have sinned.
I got on the Newt woman trouble thread and had a little fun with it and I shouldn’t have.
This is an outrageous attempt to derail Newt. He was very dignified and excellent in his response this morning. I don’t think it will hurt him.
I am so glad that Rick Perry is endorsing Newt.
The best man won’t win, but a good man will.