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Perry to End Bid for Presidency
NYTimes.com ^ | 01/19/2012 | By JEFF ZELENY

Posted on 01/19/2012 7:15:04 AM PST by FryingPan101

Perry to End Bid for Presidency By JEFF ZELENY 9:51 a.m. | Updated CHARLESTON, S.C. — Gov. Rick Perry of Texas will end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday and endorse Newt Gingrich, two campaign officials confirmed, a decision that could influence the South Carolina primary on Saturday

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1 posted on 01/19/2012 7:15:14 AM PST by FryingPan101
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To: FryingPan101

And then there were four...


2 posted on 01/19/2012 7:16:55 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: FryingPan101; Jim Robinson

Jim, time for a join forces cocktail party! I’ll bring the stuffed jalapenos.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 7:16:55 AM PST by txhurl (EVERYONE is losing their virginity in this election. -Marty60)
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To: FryingPan101

Good for Rick. Good sign with the Newt endorsement, too.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 7:18:06 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: txhurl

And the Shiner Bock. A Mega-B vitamin fronting in a beer bottle!


5 posted on 01/19/2012 7:18:41 AM PST by txhurl (EVERYONE is losing their virginity in this election. -Marty60)
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To: FryingPan101

I will happily take “ole pointy boots” back as my state governor........


6 posted on 01/19/2012 7:19:19 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: txhurl

LOL...you beat me to the Shiner Bock post :)


7 posted on 01/19/2012 7:19:35 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: FryingPan101
Damn. I wish Rick Perry would wait. I was really beginning to warm up to him after the last debate.

This pretty much leaves Rick Santorum as the only sane Romney alternative if the enemedia Jack Ryans Newt. I have an uneasy feeling that they well. The only question is whether they will do it now or sometime after Labor Day.

8 posted on 01/19/2012 7:19:46 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: FryingPan101

He fought the good fight for getting D.C. out of our lives. While the people were being duped or playing politics, Perry pushed for energy development, state’s rights, and less centralized goverment.

I’ve heard the other candidates talking more about these issues so I think Governor Perry accomplished more than he knows.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 7:20:56 AM PST by Kenny
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To: All

bump


10 posted on 01/19/2012 7:21:19 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Jane Long

Sheriff Joe should be bringing some pretty good potluck.

We’ll make all the Santorum guys be the waiters :)


11 posted on 01/19/2012 7:22:43 AM PST by txhurl (EVERYONE is losing their virginity in this election. -Marty60)
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To: Kenny

I think Perry will be the VP pick.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 7:23:08 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Your efforts were herculean and laudable.


13 posted on 01/19/2012 7:23:42 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Kenny

“I’ve heard the other candidates talking more about these issues so I think Governor Perry accomplished more than he knows”

I love him more than ever. He may never belong in DC until the masses get it. He’s been courageous and I’m proud of him. My ONLY regret is that he felt it necessary to endorse anyone. I’m bitter right now because of the way SC conservatives let him down. I wouldn’t care if there was a giant sink hole. I’m a poor sport.


14 posted on 01/19/2012 7:26:03 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Oh, no... Perry’s JUST BEGUN the damage he intends to inflict. And now he can do it under the radar, the way he’s used to flying.

You’re about to see some serious squirming in DC.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 7:26:25 AM PST by txhurl (WELL, Santorum? Still in it for yourself?)
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To: FryingPan101

He may have been a basically honest man who got mixed up in a a life of crime (at the state level-politiks) and still knew something of right from wrong—sorry to see him go—kinda liked the lad...

Strange planet...


16 posted on 01/19/2012 7:26:52 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: txhurl
And the Shiner Bock.

Mmmm ... Shiner Bock. Best reason to visit Texas, other than seeing my parents.

17 posted on 01/19/2012 7:28:22 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: dfwgator
I agree with you. They seem like they will have a good bond between them. They are both logical and practical.

I see none of the other candidates with that give and take....and I don't think either of them knocked each other.

Romney is going down and Obama will be sulking. He may even do something desparate like kill Obamacare BEFORE the Supremss do it.

18 posted on 01/19/2012 7:29:22 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: FryingPan101

Yes! Thank you Governor Perry for doing the right thing.


19 posted on 01/19/2012 7:30:35 AM PST by LiamH
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To: gunnyg

“He may have been a basically honest man who got mixed up in a a life of crime”

??????????


20 posted on 01/19/2012 7:31:09 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: FryingPan101

Newt! Yuh Magnificent Bastuhd!

I’m all in and settled behind you for your record and word alone.

You gave us Welfare Reform, Lower Taxes and a balanced budget with the Contract with America.

I have read your 21st Century Contract and I believe you can prevail with the majorities we will have in the Senate and Congress.

Certainly you will have a collective impetus to act on your plans which are united with the will of Americans, particularly those who pay Federal Taxes.

I am vesting my hopes with you.

Do not quit.

Do not give up.

If you come up short on loot, let us know and we’ll do what we can but you don’t need as much money as a Mutt.

At least 70% of us don’t want the guy.

I have given again and will continue to do so until I am at the personal cap.

I will also start giving to your PAC as well.

You prevailed against all odds while you were Speaker and I expect you to prevail once more.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 7:31:41 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: FryingPan101
Two words - Fred Thompson. Begin with such bravado and end with a whimper.
23 posted on 01/19/2012 7:32:06 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: FryingPan101

Good news! He did what is best for the sake of conservatism as I hoped.

Now, if Gingrich and Santorum could make a POTUS/VP partnership, we can sail past the liberal RINO.


24 posted on 01/19/2012 7:36:30 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: FryingPan101

Good. This is important and I respect him for doing it. He should have done so sooner after NH IMHO.

This will now leave Santorum and Newt to split the conservative vote. Perry’s 3-4 percent will not make much differnce in SC. But if Newt shows really strong there and either approaches or defeats Romney, then Santorum should also drop out and support Newt.

That will be the defining moment in the GOP race and the moment the real primary contest finally begins.

Romney (more moderate and being sold to independents by the MSM), Paul (who sappeals to the libertarians, free drug, OWS, and many fiscally conservatives), and Newt (who can articulate conservatoive principles so he not only appeals to independents, but can convert many of them and bring them to the conservative principled way of thinking).

It will come down to Newt or Romney and will probably stretch out into the summer before a decision is made. I view that as good. It will allow the conservative message, more tonned down by Romney and trumpeted by Newt to resound in tens of millions of ears for all of those months. It will also vet them both and hopefully help innoculate the winner against the attacks that will come from Obama who has such a horrible, pitiful and decrepid record that he will only be able to go into attack mode.

If Newt wins it, then picks someone like West to be his VP, then I believe we will decimate the liberals, for President, in the House, the Senate and the States...which is EXACLTY what we need.


25 posted on 01/19/2012 7:37:49 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: dfwgator

That would should help our nominee. Perry is a real outsider so they’d have that, has fresh ideas that would restore this country, and is a fighter. He’d be another Sarah on the road. And he wouldn’t be a figure head like Biden.

But most of all people like me would crawl over broken glass to get that ticket in.

But since when do politicians do what makes sense.


26 posted on 01/19/2012 7:38:36 AM PST by Kenny
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To: LiamH
Actually...this was brilliant of Perry. He's now endorsed Newt AND taken the "lead story" place on all the major newsies (Drudge, Blaze, etc.).

In one fell swoop Perry's taken the heat off of Newt ...for a while, anyway!

Rick, you magnificent bstard :)

27 posted on 01/19/2012 7:39:25 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: FryingPan101
He decided to take a hit for the team. My opinion of Perry just went up a couple notches.

Go Newt!

28 posted on 01/19/2012 7:39:49 AM PST by jboot
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To: Tex-Con-Man; Cincinatus' Wife

“Your efforts were herculean and laudable.”

Bump


29 posted on 01/19/2012 7:40:21 AM PST by VMI70
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To: FryingPan101

take a look around ya...

;)


30 posted on 01/19/2012 7:41:01 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Jeff Head

Expect some Palin/Perry mixers soon, getting out the vote.


31 posted on 01/19/2012 7:41:22 AM PST by txhurl (WELL, Santorum? Still in it for yourself?)
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To: crusty old prospector

Governor Perry hardly ended with a whimper.

His last debate he blew them away. He was on fire and his passion and intensity has helped to shape this race.


32 posted on 01/19/2012 7:41:22 AM PST by Kenny
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To: Jeff Head

“Good. This is important and I respect him for doing it. He should have done so sooner after NH IMHO”

Sob!!


33 posted on 01/19/2012 7:41:27 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: FryingPan101

This is the first article I saw after waking up. A fine birthday present in itself! lol


34 posted on 01/19/2012 7:41:51 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Kenny

I think that was Perry’s goal, to go out on a high note, to enhance his VP prospects.


35 posted on 01/19/2012 7:42:32 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: FryingPan101

He’s probably the best of what’s left, but unfortunately just couldn’t get any traction.


36 posted on 01/19/2012 7:43:21 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Vigilanteman
All the news out this morning has sort of diffused Newt's ex......I hope.

I'm sick of the media taking out our candidates before we even get to vote (unless it's Romney.

Perry's timing is awesome, as far as I'm concerned. Thank you, Rick Perry!

37 posted on 01/19/2012 7:45:06 AM PST by CAluvdubya (My preferred taglines are not in the running...)
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To: Netizen

“A fine birthday present in itself!”

Happy Birthday. I made my third donation to the Perry Campaign as a birthday gift to myself on January 6th. :(
I’ll miss him.


38 posted on 01/19/2012 7:46:44 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: FryingPan101
Not good news for RINOmny. ...."Fear, the Establishment is rank with it."
39 posted on 01/19/2012 7:48:29 AM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: FryingPan101

Still plenty of time for his wife to tell him different. Just like before.


40 posted on 01/19/2012 7:48:39 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: Proud2BeRight
Now, if Gingrich and Santorum could make a POTUS/VP partnership, we can sail past the liberal RINO.

I could vote for that.

41 posted on 01/19/2012 7:51:31 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: org.whodat

“Still plenty of time for his wife to tell him different. Just like before.”

I have no comment to your comment. I just wanted people to see your comment again. Take it for what it’s worth. I may even post it again so everyone can see the mentality.


42 posted on 01/19/2012 7:52:26 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: Tex-Con-Man; Cincinatus' Wife; shield

Agreed. I may not have always agreed with CW, especially at the very beginning, but as time went on I grew to seriously respect her. Perry was blessed to have someone like you CW, and when he runs next (and he will) the same will hold. God bless you CW. Same goes for Shield.


43 posted on 01/19/2012 7:53:47 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Jeff Head

Ha, the Conservative AND Rebuplican party is officially dead.

We now will have the choice of a left of center RINO, Romney.... Or an amoral slug of a man who has no political philosophy, Newt!

Reality TV now has more substance than we do.


44 posted on 01/19/2012 7:54:16 AM PST by Double Tap
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To: org.whodat

Oh please...She’ll just come off as a bitter hag. The media is stupid if they hit it.


45 posted on 01/19/2012 7:54:38 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: FryingPan101

Happy belated birthday to you! :)


46 posted on 01/19/2012 7:59:02 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Kenny
I thought Perry could have been good for the country but I'm more in favor of Rick Santorum.
Perry an outsider, well how quickly they learn, dropping out at this time? I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not,I do know throwing his support for Newt is not a good thing. Gingrich is probably the most BLACKMAILABLE person there is, not good for the country.
Gingrich takes credit for balancing a budget, so does Clinton but the facts are Now Gov. of Ohio John Kaisic is responsible for balancing the budget.
Where was Gingrich when they could.t find the missiles or launchers for the missiles, were was Gingrich when we had no missile defense. It wasn't until Gingrich was forced out of office and rightfully so that his anger got the best of him and than he was willing to expose the Clinton administration and the DemoRATS for STIPPING away at the security for this country. He could have and should have exposed the RATS but couldn't’ because he also was as corrupt as the RATS were, Polosi won't hesitate to use information against Newt.
Look at how he treated to other women in his life, do you think he treated the American people any different.
What is Gingrich's few on tradition marriage? How much of an influence is Gingrich's Sister for Lesbian rights and entitlements. The came at VP Dick Chaney about his daughter, a low blow but Newt needs to be asked a few questions on this subject as well as the subject of the security of this country, will blackmail hold him back from once again from keeping this country safe.
As far Perry goes how quickly the become an insider, throwing his support for Newt Gingrich is a LOW BLOW to America. I'm glad he is out, one less corrupted politician in the race.
I guess Sarah Palin has become one of insiders as well, if she was a Carolinian she would for for Gingrich, she is as phony as the RATS that control our White House and Senate.
I HOPE THE PEOPLE OF S CAROLINA CAN SEE THRU ALL THIS.
Gingrich needs to go back under that dirty rock that he crawled out from under, the same rock the Clinton crawled out from.
47 posted on 01/19/2012 8:01:36 AM PST by rebapiper (Q)
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To: FryingPan101

LOL: a loser endorses a loser. Look, Newt’s finished.

Morally, to ask your wife to approve an ongoing affair with another woman is wrong.

It’s also really, really stupid. Henry Hyde used to say Newt was 1/2 genius and 1/2 crackpot. Henry Was Right.

It’s down to Santorum and Mittens.

We’ve known for a long time that Newt had baggage. I wanted to believe the best about him, that the hospital-bed divorce request story was bogus, as it appears to have been. I wanted to belive the best. But the open marriage thing simply is not acceptable. And it’s recent, not decades ago.

Entering into the affair with Callista was wrong. And stupid. Thinking you can run for president having done that and done it brazenly was stupid. Newt has wasted our time and crippled the stop-Romney movement.

He and his ego have a lot to answer for.


48 posted on 01/19/2012 8:03:02 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Sacajaweau

You hope, you hope, that is the current newt spin, no one knows yet do they.


49 posted on 01/19/2012 8:03:42 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: dfwgator

That would be great. Just imagine the possibilities for downsizing.....

May God grant us strength and wisdom.
Tatt


50 posted on 01/19/2012 8:05:47 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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