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After Rick Perry’s withdrawal, his team worked hard for New Gingrich
McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 1/22/12 | Dave Montgomery

Posted on 01/22/2012 4:15:14 PM PST by Nachum

GREENVILLE, S.C. — After Texas Gov. Rick Perry bowed out of the presidential race last week, his senior campaign leaders in South Carolina set to work closing down the three campaign offices, collecting yard signs and dismantling staff. But their most important assignment from Perry, said state campaign chairman Katon Dawson, was to go to work immediately to help former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in his battle to upset former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the state’s critical first-in-the South primary.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gingrich; perrys; team; withdrawal
Possible running mate?
1 posted on 01/22/2012 4:15:24 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

My first reaction?

Perry CARES about this country!


2 posted on 01/22/2012 4:17:10 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Nachum

Perry is a good guy.


3 posted on 01/22/2012 4:20:33 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Nachum

If not that another significant position in the administration.

Rick S would be good as AG.


4 posted on 01/22/2012 4:21:16 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Nachum

I always thought Rick Perry was a decent man, with scruples.

He was just bad at debating.


5 posted on 01/22/2012 4:22:49 PM PST by joyce11111
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To: SumProVita

Amen to that!! Instead of licking his wounds at having to give up he went to work for someone who could possibly win. Says a lot for his character in my opinion.


6 posted on 01/22/2012 4:23:13 PM PST by TXLady
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To: Nachum

I believe Rick Perry concurs with virtually every other other former opponent of Romney, except Mclame, that Romney is a dirty tricks specialist and an empty suit to boot who can buy his way into races. Rick doesn’t dig that style and also I thought I saw admiration in his eyes for Newt in the most recent collection of debates.


7 posted on 01/22/2012 4:24:27 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: vbmoneyspender
Perry is a good guy.Yes, and Perry understands that we need to return power to the states according to the tenth amendment. His book " Fed Up" is great.
8 posted on 01/22/2012 4:26:13 PM PST by tommix2
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To: tommix2

I am very proud of Perry and his campaign to do that.


9 posted on 01/22/2012 4:30:28 PM PST by 1scrappymom
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To: SumProVita

Your reaction mirrors my own. An honorable man.

This election is bigger than any one candidate. To step down and announce his support as he did demonstrated grace and committment to country.

“We must all hang together or we will surely hang separately.” Ben Franklin


10 posted on 01/22/2012 4:32:00 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!!!!!!!! 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron falls,)
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To: Nachum

All class by Perry this past week. As Newt said in his victory speech, this is bigger than one man. Perry obviously knows that too.

They fight. They have class. They love America as founded. Works for me, warts and all.


11 posted on 01/22/2012 4:34:18 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: TXLady

I agree. I firmly believe that he is a man of good character...promoting country instead of promoting self.


12 posted on 01/22/2012 4:35:04 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

I agree. He didn’t let his ego come before his country.


13 posted on 01/22/2012 4:37:41 PM PST by paintriot (Newt 2012 & 2016 Thinking long term!)
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To: Nachum

Or head of Homeland Security.


14 posted on 01/22/2012 4:38:18 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Nachum

Perry’s a good man.


15 posted on 01/22/2012 4:39:02 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Nachum

Governor Perry is a big, big man. And God is not done with him.


16 posted on 01/22/2012 4:41:00 PM PST by TFMcGuire (Liberalism Is Hatred)
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To: Nachum

“Possible running mate?”

I think is simple integrity. Something we haven’t seen in so long it is hard to recognize. This speaks well of Perry and of his supporters.


17 posted on 01/22/2012 4:41:49 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Preparation ZOT, for prompt relief from annoying romnoids.)
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I was never crazy about Perry, but I am impressed he knew when it was enough and more importantly, gave his support to Newt and not to Romney.

I can only hope Rick - When he decides is that time - will support Newt as well... Otherwise I would really be disappointed

18 posted on 01/22/2012 4:46:35 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: TXLady
Amen to that!! Instead of licking his wounds at having to give up he went to work for someone who could possibly win. Says a lot for his character in my opinion.

Absolutely!

And what the hell are Bachmann and Huntsman doing? Nothing.

Perry could not beat Obama's war chest and the MSM, but he's a good, decent man... he's steady. Perry verbally endorsing Gingrich, and physically proving it, should prompt Gingrich to put him on his staff in a senior position.

Based on the following, I think Gingrich respects and would do right by Palin as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjGhy8LVwAo

19 posted on 01/22/2012 5:13:57 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

>> [Gingrich and Perry] fight. They have class. They love America as founded. Works for me, warts and all.

Well said, and right on the money.


20 posted on 01/22/2012 5:15:34 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nachum

Ricky Santorum needs to take note here. He’s either out or in it for Mittens


21 posted on 01/22/2012 5:30:07 PM PST by Figment
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To: Cobra64

And what the hell are Bachmann and Huntsman doing? Nothing.

What did you expect from Huntsman? He’s Romney’s cousin. He’s giving him money as we speak


22 posted on 01/22/2012 5:39:20 PM PST by Figment
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To: joyce11111

“I always thought Rick Perry was a decent man, with scruples.

He was just bad at debating.”

No, he wasn’t....his early debates flopped because he was having post back surgery pain. He healed, and by the time he withdrew from the race, he was excellent.

He was my candidate of choice, and I am very proud of him for knowing when to leave, so that conservatives could start to consolidate. He himself said, “It was never about the person-—it’s about the Constitution.”

Somehow I can’t imagine those words coming out of Romney’s mouth.


23 posted on 01/22/2012 5:59:20 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: RitaOK

You’re right, I saw the admiration that Rick had for Newt also.


24 posted on 01/22/2012 6:24:08 PM PST by Anna W
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To: Nachum
Governor Perry is BIG RICK. Not to be confused with ex-senator Little rickie.
25 posted on 01/22/2012 7:06:56 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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26 posted on 01/22/2012 7:10:42 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Nachum

Noone can deny this man does indeed love our country and went out with so much class. Quite a contrast to the ovomit pile we have now !

Kudos to you Gov Perry. May out Heavenly Father guide and keep you.

I stuck with Perry til he withdrew and threw his support to Newt. GO NEWT ~


27 posted on 01/22/2012 8:08:43 PM PST by simplesimon (" God doesn't call the qualifed , He qualifes the CALLED! ".. FReeper TomasUSMC...)
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To: SumProVita

Rick Perry is definitely a class act. I would have been happy with either him or Newt.


28 posted on 01/22/2012 9:16:43 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum
Perry is a class act. I'm sorry he bowed out. I wish it was Santorum instead. I cannot stand that whiney beta male.
29 posted on 01/22/2012 10:00:25 PM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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