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Rick Perry to "reassess" campaign
CBS NEWS ^ | Tuesday January 3, 2012

Posted on 01/03/2012 10:02:42 PM PST by Bigtigermike

After a disappointing fifth-place finish in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he is going home to Texas to assess "whether there is a path forward for myself in this race."

"With the voters' decision tonight in Iowa, I've decided to return to Texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race," Perry told supporters at the end of the night.

The candidate, once considered a frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination, earned just 10 percent on Tuesday's contest with more

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If it happens, no offense but what's going to happen to CincinatusWife? Yikes!
1 posted on 01/03/2012 10:02:50 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

...errr, WHEN it happens.

Good question.


2 posted on 01/03/2012 10:09:07 PM PST by mn-bush-man
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To: Bigtigermike

I am not liking his chances after his advertisements regarding relating gays inn the military to praying in schools. I liked what he was saying, but aspiring presidents have to be more subtle and tactful about these things. If getting social justice is your number one goal, running for president is not a viable career option.


3 posted on 01/03/2012 10:10:23 PM PST by emax
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To: emax

I should being an American president is not a viable career option in that case.


4 posted on 01/03/2012 10:12:02 PM PST by emax
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To: mn-bush-man

When Cain was first rumored to be reassessing his campaign, nearly ALL the pundits said that was a euphemism for “getting out of the race”

Seems logical.


5 posted on 01/03/2012 10:13:50 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: emax
I did not like how Perry seemed to be using his faith to score political points. If a voter or a reporter asks you a question, fine, answer it ... but don't put commercials on TV.

I feel similarly about Romney using his long marriage as a campaign flare.

6 posted on 01/03/2012 10:14:43 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I think it’s very disappointing that so-called conservatives decided to pick their candidate based on answering trick questions posed by liberal “debate” moderators rather than actual performance.

Rick Santorum has virtually no infrastructure outside of Iowa. Even if he isn’t savaged by the media (and it will come) I don’t think he has enough money or national organization to win the primary, and I don’t think tonight’s win (or 2nd place?) will do enough for him to get everything together in time. Would love to be proven wrong though.

Romney = Obama wins. Enough said.

I happen to like Ron Paul’s domestic policies, and would be glad to support him if he won. But I think he has as much Republican opposition as Romney does, and agree that his foreign policy ideas are naive/impractical. I don’t think he will become the nominee.

That leaves 4th-place Newt as the best hope so far for an electable conservative. Which makes me sad as for everything that’s important, Perry is at least as good as Newt.


7 posted on 01/03/2012 10:19:08 PM PST by TennesseeProfessor
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To: Bigtigermike; Cincinatus' Wife

Should always include the Freeper when you mention their name. Maybe than CincinatusWife can answer the question directly.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 10:20:31 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: Bigtigermike; Cincinatus' Wife
If it happens, no offense but what's going to happen to CincinatusWife? Yikes!

Wow. Didn't think of that. She fought for her candidate like no other person here at FR. I will miss the constant Perry posting, but it didn't look good for Perry continuing after tonight. The letter reading seemed too sentimental to rally supporters to the next state. My condolences.


9 posted on 01/03/2012 10:22:21 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Who cares.


10 posted on 01/03/2012 10:22:56 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: Bigtigermike

We’re down to two conservatives, a liberal from Massachusetts, and an Israel hatin’ Nutjob.

Pick a conservative.

(Michele, Cain, Palin, and Perry better endorse one SOON, too. Otherwise, it’s helping Willard.)


11 posted on 01/03/2012 10:24:07 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Bigtigermike

I had high hopes for Rick Perry. Too bad he couldn’t articulate consistent conservative ideas. I know I have been spoiled by having Marco Rubio clearly articulating conservative ideals. Time for Michele Bachmann to go too. I really wanted to be on her side as well.


12 posted on 01/03/2012 10:24:59 PM PST by MovementConservative (Go Mariners! 2012!)
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To: Bigtigermike
This isn't surprising to me, and neither is Perry's poor showing in the Iowa Caucus tonight. He's been polling in the single digits for some time now, and hasn't regained much of anything he lost, after his "heartless" comment, and his other debate difficulties.

I know how dedicated some of his FR supporters have been, but he just hasn't been making news, and I haven't seen any buzz about him for months now. I think the point has come where it's time to call it like it is, and throw in the towel.

13 posted on 01/03/2012 10:25:15 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TennesseeProfessor
Rick Santorum has virtually no infrastructure outside of Iowa

Not true. He has the second best ground game in NH. Romney is first obviously . FOX just had a discussion on how Santorum has been making visits there under the radar and has people in all the counties. As for the media anal exam, who cares. They will destroy whoever we put up. We will work around the media like we did in '10.

14 posted on 01/03/2012 10:28:57 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

NH is a fraction of Iowa’s size.

A bus driver has infrastructure there.

This is why neither of these states should be first. They favor too many gimmicks, and are too small.


15 posted on 01/03/2012 10:35:57 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Bigtigermike

His speech tonight was more of a reflection of where he’s been rather than a course of what’s to come.


16 posted on 01/03/2012 10:38:24 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Bigtigermike

Perry 2016!


17 posted on 01/03/2012 10:44:29 PM PST by trumandogz ( If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: TennesseeProfessor
I think it’s very disappointing that so-called conservatives decided to pick their candidate based on answering trick questions

What "trick questions"? Counting to three?

18 posted on 01/03/2012 10:45:38 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: TennesseeProfessor
Rick Santorum has virtually no infrastructure outside of Iowa. Santorum spent very little money in Iowa. I heard about 300K. Perry spent over 6 million dollars and brought in 1200 army folks to canvas Iowa. Perry sunk like a rock. Money is not everything. Perry was just a dismal miserable disaster worst candidate in history candidate. He lost and hopefully tomorrow he will drop out and do America a favor and never appear again.
19 posted on 01/03/2012 10:52:56 PM PST by napscoordinator (President Santorum is our future! A miracle is happening before our eyes!)
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To: South40

Isn’t this a great day for America!!!!! President Santorum beat the living daylights out of that fraud Perry. God is good indeed.


20 posted on 01/03/2012 10:55:33 PM PST by napscoordinator (President Santorum is our future! A miracle is happening before our eyes!)
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To: trumandogz

Perry 2016!

Gag. Do we really need him to run for comic relief again? Besides we won’t be having a primary in 2016 after President Sanotrum’s first term.


21 posted on 01/03/2012 10:56:50 PM PST by napscoordinator (President Santorum is our future! A miracle is happening before our eyes!)
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To: Bigtigermike; Liz; miss marmelstein
If it happens, no offense but what's going to happen to CincinatusWife? Yikes!

LOL.

22 posted on 01/03/2012 10:59:13 PM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: TennesseeProfessor

“That leaves 4th-place Newt as the best hope so far for an electable conservative. Which makes me sad as for everything that’s important, Perry is at least as good as Newt.”

I hear ya. I think Perry was far and away the best qualified conservative with the least amount of baggage to take on Obama. Don’t know who to go with now-I just don’t know that Santorum has the resources and infrastructure, but I could be wrong. Between Newt & Santorum on the merit-I guess I’d go Santorum. But as to who can go the distance and knock out Romney-I’m thinking probably Newt.

One thing I’d say about Perry is at least he’s true to what he’s said on the campaign trail that “this campaign is not about me, but about the future of our country.” Unlike Romney stalking horse Bachmann, I believe Perry understands the imperative to make sure Romney is not the nominee, and if he believes that he’s doing nothing but fracturing the anti-Romney vote with no clear path himself to victory, then he’ll do what he thinks is right and drop out.


23 posted on 01/03/2012 10:59:29 PM PST by lquist1
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To: Bigtigermike

If Governor Perry can hold off until the southern states have their primaries, he may start pulling off some victories. He has a wide appeal in the southern states.


24 posted on 01/03/2012 10:59:36 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: napscoordinator

Yeah, you are right.

Perry 2020!
Perry 2028!
Perry 2036!


25 posted on 01/03/2012 10:59:42 PM PST by trumandogz ( If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: trumandogz

lol. Absolutely. Sheesh he has been running for Governor forever so maybe he just likes to run. Well at least FINALLY we won’t hear, but Perry never lost an election. Well now he can’t say that anymore and I could not be more thrilled by that knowledge.


26 posted on 01/03/2012 11:02:16 PM PST by napscoordinator (President Santorum is our future! A miracle is happening before our eyes!)
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To: napscoordinator

“Rick Santorum has virtually no infrastructure outside of Iowa. Santorum spent very little money in Iowa. I heard about 300K. Perry spent over 6 million dollars and brought in 1200 army folks to canvas Iowa. Perry sunk like a rock. Money is not everything. Perry was just a dismal miserable disaster worst candidate in history candidate. He lost and hopefully tomorrow he will drop out and do America a favor and never appear again.”

Much to the delight of Romney, I’m afraid. He doesn’t have to deal with Perry’s money (money that would’ve been used on effective campaign ads in the other states that matter) and as you said, Santorum has virtually no infrastructure outside of Iowa. Romney would much rather deal with Santorum than Perry.


27 posted on 01/03/2012 11:05:14 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: lquist1

Santorum is a good guy but he needs a lot of work. And soon.


28 posted on 01/03/2012 11:06:33 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: TennesseeProfessor

Sort of where I am.


29 posted on 01/03/2012 11:08:27 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Future Useless Eater
When Cain was first rumored to be reassessing his campaign, nearly ALL the pundits said that was a euphemism for “getting out of the race”

Seems logical.


When Perry has to decide "whether there is a path forward for myself in this race" as he put it, that's almost a sure sign that he doesn't think there is a path forward.

If he knew for certain that there was a path forward, he wouldn't be expressing such doubt. He'd be chomping at the bit to move on to South Carolina and playing that up.

I'm honestly surprised he's expressing this much doubt about his campaign. 10% and 5th place...Bachmann and Huntsman would both like to be where he's at.
30 posted on 01/03/2012 11:08:34 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: ari-freedom

Romney would much rather deal with Santorum than Perry.

I don’t care. Santorum won and Perry got his a$$ handed to him. I am thrilled by the results. President Santorum will be wonderful and as I said, Perry can be the Ambassador of Brazil in the Santorum administration. It is a quite job and he does not have to talk.


31 posted on 01/03/2012 11:08:59 PM PST by napscoordinator (President Santorum is our future! A miracle is happening before our eyes!)
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To: M. Thatcher; TennesseeProfessor
What "trick questions"? Counting to three?

lol!

Apparently, remembering and reciting one's own policy is considered a "trick question".

Perry's campaign is in the gutter because he was a terrible candidate who could not shake or defend his terrible past. So called "trick questions" had nothing to do with it.

32 posted on 01/03/2012 11:12:07 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Wow. Didn't think of that. She fought for her candidate like no other person here at FR. I will miss the constant Perry posting, but it didn't look good for Perry continuing after tonight. The letter reading seemed too sentimental to rally supporters to the next state. My condolences.

That's how I feel. I've never seen somebody as devoted to Perry as she was. I may disagree with her, and I may poke fun at her attempts to spin Perry's negatives, but she has stayed true to him, even when a lot of FReepers dumped Perry for Cain and then Gingrich.

I think I confused her after she realized I wasn't really that devoted to any particular candidate - I've been disappointed too many times over the decades when I devoted myself to a particular candidate to want to hitch my wagon to one horse and ride them till they drop.
33 posted on 01/03/2012 11:12:30 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: napscoordinator

It is a great day for America and a bad day for the pro-ILLEGAL alien crowd.


34 posted on 01/03/2012 11:14:30 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: napscoordinator
Perry spent over 6 million dollars and brought in 1200 army folks to canvas Iowa. Perry sunk like a rock. Money is not everything.

Ask Meg Whitman about the 150,000,000 (million) she spent, and still couldn't buy the governors office, after the illegals came pouring out of her mansion.

Perry was done long ago.

When he told Americans they had no heart when it came to this epic invasion, after Americans, for 25 plus years have been swindled, beat down and economically gang raped by millions of illegals...Well, he quickly sealed his own fate.

When Perry said that, I knew right then and there, the man should slink back into Texas, and retire on his fat tax paid government pension. And that is exactly what is going to happen.

35 posted on 01/03/2012 11:14:50 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
His speech tonight was more of a reflection of where he’s been rather than a course of what’s to come.

He didn't express doubt about the past, he expressed doubt about "whether there is a path forward for myself in this race". That's definitely discussing what's to come.
36 posted on 01/03/2012 11:15:01 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

You got to be devoted to spin Perry’s In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens.


37 posted on 01/03/2012 11:16:11 PM PST by trumandogz ( If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: napscoordinator
Perry can be the Ambassador of Brazil in the Santorum administration.

I think he should be ambassador for Mexico; he's been advocating for them for years.

38 posted on 01/03/2012 11:16:50 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: af_vet_rr

The first half of his entire speech was devoted to looking back at his run in Iowa and contrasting it with his successful run in Texas. No said said he expressed doubts about the past, including myself.


39 posted on 01/03/2012 11:20:13 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Bigtigermike

40 posted on 01/03/2012 11:24:58 PM PST by trumandogz ( If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: South40

Hahahaha!

Adios Ricardo! I’ll send a gift basket of handkerchiefs to your fangirls.


41 posted on 01/03/2012 11:33:18 PM PST by PAConservative1
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To: trumandogz

Hopefully, this will be a lesson to any illegal alien pandering politician, who has the nerve to lend credibility and legitimacy by attending radical Mexican racist organizations, who are 100 percent pro-illegal alien.

He can take his "We have no heart" comments, right back to Texas with him.

42 posted on 01/03/2012 11:39:07 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Bigtigermike

Well, I must say after all the accusations by his detractors of how vituperative the Perry supporters were- This thread puts the lie to that assertion.


43 posted on 01/03/2012 11:47:49 PM PST by sockmonkey (He's not perfect, but Perry is no wussy boy)
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To: napscoordinator

Meow..
I somehow knew the “I told you so” anti-Perry people would be on here being just catty about Rick Perry if he lost. Looks like I was right!


44 posted on 01/04/2012 12:07:09 AM PST by dsutah
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To: dsutah
I somehow knew the “I told you so” anti-Perry people would be on here being just catty about Rick Perry if he lost. Looks like I was right!

When Perry was leading, there was some pro-Perry folks pushing the idea that supporting anybody but Perry meant supporting Romney, so you can't be too surprised. Quite a few of us did not take kindly to that crap, nor did we take kindly to being called heartless by Perry himself.
45 posted on 01/04/2012 12:29:47 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: jonrick46; Bigtigermike; Cincinatus' Wife; altura
If Governor Perry can hold off until the southern states have their primaries, he may start pulling off some victories. He has a wide appeal in the southern states.

I looked over the Iowa Caucus results per the map at iowacaucus.com, and saw something that interested me (though I am not a political analyst). Of the 99 Iowa counties, Perry carried two outright (Gingrich did not) and Perry at least placed (was one of the top four selected) in 38 of the 99 counties (this is 36 plus the two he carried). There seemed to be more support for him in the central, western and southern counties of the state. That tells me that there is indeed support for Perry out there, even where he didn't obviously have it, and things are not as dismal as they seem. He spent money in Iowa and Texas supporters went there, and this is the result. It's not great, it didn't win him the caucuses, but it's not as if he was invisible either.

Food for thought, at least.

46 posted on 01/04/2012 12:38:44 AM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont
He spent money in Iowa and Texas supporters went there, and this is the result. It's not great, it didn't win him the caucuses, but it's not as if he was invisible either.

CNN is reporting that Perry is scrapping his South Carolina campaign schedule. RCP had Perry at around 11.5% in Iowa and he came in at just a hair over 1% below that. If that holds true in South Carolina, Perry has under 5% there. In Florida, under 4%.
47 posted on 01/04/2012 1:11:02 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Geez talk about holding a grudge, he apologized already get over it!!!!
We lost a very good man tonight, SO TAKE THAT,!!!!!!


48 posted on 01/04/2012 1:13:28 AM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: af_vet_rr

Perry may have survived the TTC issue. He may have explained the Muslim issue. He might have even weathered Guardasil. But his stance concerning the illegal/fence was insurmountable. Taken together it was disastrous.

As a Palinista I ate crow. There’s always plenty to go around. But after the ‘racist’ comments and ‘you want BBQd Mexican children’ comments made on FR by Perry supporters to many of us not agreeing/wanting his policies for America, I am not shocked that many of us took it personally.


49 posted on 01/04/2012 1:16:45 AM PST by Norm Lenhart (Curse you, Norm Lenhart! Im slain, crumpled in a ditch by your obvious superiority - Humblegunner)
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To: thecodont
Of the 99 Iowa counties, Perry carried two outright (Gingrich did not)

Okay you made me look, and Perry won one county by 7 votes over Santorum, the other by 18 votes over Ron Paul. Not exactly something to make a big deal out of, especially since Newt outperformed him by 3 points overall.
50 posted on 01/04/2012 1:21:57 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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