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Sources: Perry expected to drop out, endorse Newt
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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.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; perry; perrygingrich
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1 posted on 01/19/2012 6:36:27 AM PST by jaguar21
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To: jaguar21

Go Newt!


2 posted on 01/19/2012 6:37:18 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: jaguar21

This would be great. I like Perry! I think he is a good man. He may even be President one day.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 6:37:57 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: jaguar21

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.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 6:38:22 AM PST by Grunthor (I am a conservative, neither half of the one party represents my views.)
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To: jaguar21

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.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 6:38:33 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: jaguar21

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.


6 posted on 01/19/2012 6:38:42 AM PST by DM1
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To: jaguar21

Much respect gained for Perry if True!


7 posted on 01/19/2012 6:40:18 AM PST by JSDude1 (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: jaguar21

Well, there’ll be 20% fewer people on the stage tonight for the debate.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 6:40:37 AM PST by Bushbacker1
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To: Boardwalk

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.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 6:40:37 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: jaguar21

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.


10 posted on 01/19/2012 6:41:55 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: jaguar21

Huge!


11 posted on 01/19/2012 6:42:03 AM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: DM1

A Gingrich/Perry ticket wouldn’t be bad?~


12 posted on 01/19/2012 6:42:27 AM PST by JSDude1 (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: jaguar21

So much for the Perry stalking horse theory that has been peddled here.


13 posted on 01/19/2012 6:44:03 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: jaguar21
One Rick down, One to go...

Rick "SOPA" Santorum gracefully GET LOST!.
14 posted on 01/19/2012 6:44:18 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: JSDude1

I like Perry, but why would Newt pick someone who is polling around 4% and not even positioned to win his home state?


15 posted on 01/19/2012 6:44:45 AM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: jaguar21

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.

16 posted on 01/19/2012 6:45:05 AM PST by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: jaguar21

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.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 6:45:49 AM PST by Leep (Paul/Vantura 2016)
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To: jaguar21

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?


18 posted on 01/19/2012 6:45:52 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: rwilson99

This is hugh!


19 posted on 01/19/2012 6:45:52 AM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: jaguar21

Don’t trust just two sources. Perry about to announce dropping out. Holding my breath, hope he endorses Newt.


20 posted on 01/19/2012 6:46:04 AM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: JSDude1

I would gladly vote for that ticket.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 6:46:35 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: DM1

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!!!


22 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:16 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: RC one

With all due respect, I’d rather be the governor of Texas than a member of the cabinet.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:16 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Servant of the Cross

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.


24 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:16 AM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: jaguar21

Thank you, Governor.


25 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:20 AM PST by BAW (Ruck Fomney.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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.


26 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:30 AM PST by livius
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To: Leep

I meant Mrs Palin


27 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:30 AM PST by Leep (Paul/Vantura 2016)
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28 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:44 AM PST by narses
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To: jaguar21

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.


29 posted on 01/19/2012 6:48:16 AM PST by bereanway
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To: jaguar21

Whoa, this is hugh!


30 posted on 01/19/2012 6:49:00 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: jaguar21

Whoa, this is hugh!


31 posted on 01/19/2012 6:49:25 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Marcella

Have not heard on Fox he might endorse Newt. He could just as easily pick Santorum.


32 posted on 01/19/2012 6:49:25 AM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: jaguar21

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.


33 posted on 01/19/2012 6:49:52 AM PST by mtrott
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If you can't win lose with class. And Perry is showing real class at the moment.

Now the bigger question is in an ideal world where would Perry do the most good. In a Gingrich administration or back in Texas taking care of traditional America's last bulwark. The VP slot has been traditionally described as being worth a bucket of warm spit. Unless we have someone spectacular on the bench in Texas it seems a waste to move Perry there just to polish him for a later run.
34 posted on 01/19/2012 6:50:11 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: jaguar21

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.


35 posted on 01/19/2012 6:51:14 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: j_k_l

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.


36 posted on 01/19/2012 6:51:39 AM PST by bjcoop
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To: Marcella

BreakingNews Breaking News
More: Rick Perry is expected to endorse Newt Gingrich for the Republican ticket, sources tell @politico politi.co/w2JOdP


37 posted on 01/19/2012 6:52:19 AM PST by halo66
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To: JSDude1
I don't think Gingrich would pick Perry. He's run a disastrous campaign and is not polling well in Texas.

But I have a feeling that VP slot is going to be a new talking point for Perry supporters...sigh...

38 posted on 01/19/2012 6:53:35 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Scotsman will be Free

like I said, “if he wants it”.


39 posted on 01/19/2012 6:53:38 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: JSDude1

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.


40 posted on 01/19/2012 6:53:45 AM PST by DM1
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To: Scotsman will be Free

But can you imagine being Governor of Texas under a President like Perry?


41 posted on 01/19/2012 6:53:49 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: jaguar21

4.5%, supporters, odds are they will split the same as the current polling. That is just the way it is.


42 posted on 01/19/2012 6:54:02 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: jaguar21

OKAY, FOX GUY SAYS HE WILL ENDORSE NEWT. I WON’T CHEER UNTIL I HEAR IT FROM RICK.


43 posted on 01/19/2012 6:54:17 AM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: jaguar21
God bless Rick Perry!
44 posted on 01/19/2012 6:54:33 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Whoa, this is hugh!

...and series!!
45 posted on 01/19/2012 6:55:17 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: RC one

“I’m sure he has earned a cabinet position in the immediate future if he wants it.”

Homeland Security


46 posted on 01/19/2012 6:55:23 AM PST by greatvikingone
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To: jaguar21

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.


47 posted on 01/19/2012 6:56:08 AM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Sigh, you just busted my day. More torture!!!


48 posted on 01/19/2012 6:56:25 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Hojczyk

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


49 posted on 01/19/2012 6:56:57 AM PST by DM1
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To: jaguar21

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.


50 posted on 01/19/2012 6:57:25 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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