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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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And then there were four...
Jim, time for a join forces cocktail party! I’ll bring the stuffed jalapenos.
Good for Rick. Good sign with the Newt endorsement, too.
And the Shiner Bock. A Mega-B vitamin fronting in a beer bottle!
I will happily take “ole pointy boots” back as my state governor........
LOL...you beat me to the Shiner Bock post :)
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.
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.
Sheriff Joe should be bringing some pretty good potluck.
We’ll make all the Santorum guys be the waiters :)
I think Perry will be the VP pick.
Your efforts were herculean and laudable.
“Ive 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.
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.
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...
Mmmm ... Shiner Bock. Best reason to visit Texas, other than seeing my parents.
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.
Yes! Thank you Governor Perry for doing the right thing.
“He may have been a basically honest man who got mixed up in a a life of crime”
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.
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.
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.
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.
In one fell swoop Perry's taken the heat off of Newt ...for a while, anyway!
Rick, you magnificent bstard :)
“Your efforts were herculean and laudable.”
take a look around ya...
Expect some Palin/Perry mixers soon, getting out the vote.
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.
“Good. This is important and I respect him for doing it. He should have done so sooner after NH IMHO”
This is the first article I saw after waking up. A fine birthday present in itself! lol
I think that was Perry’s goal, to go out on a high note, to enhance his VP prospects.
He’s probably the best of what’s left, but unfortunately just couldn’t get any traction.
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!
“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.
Still plenty of time for his wife to tell him different. Just like before.
I could vote for that.
“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.
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.
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.
Oh please...She’ll just come off as a bitter hag. The media is stupid if they hit it.
Happy belated birthday to you! :)
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.
You hope, you hope, that is the current newt spin, no one knows yet do they.
That would be great. Just imagine the possibilities for downsizing.....
May God grant us strength and wisdom.