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Report: Rick Perry to drop out of GOP race
The Hill ^ | 01/19/12 09:12 AM ET | Ian Swanson

Posted on 01/19/2012 6:49:34 AM PST by Sopater

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is dropping out of the presidential race, according to a report in CNN.

Perry, who trails GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney badly and fared miserably in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, is telling supporters he will drop his bid for the nomination, according to CNN.

Perry has scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m in North Charleston, South Carolina.

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1 posted on 01/19/2012 6:49:44 AM PST by Sopater
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To: Sopater

The end!


2 posted on 01/19/2012 6:51:52 AM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Sopater

Bravo Governor!


3 posted on 01/19/2012 6:52:45 AM PST by greatvikingone
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To: Sopater

Dropping out or suspending?


4 posted on 01/19/2012 6:53:00 AM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Sopater

. . . and will throw his support behind Mitt Romney?


5 posted on 01/19/2012 6:53:30 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Sopater

Fox chyron - “Perry to endorse Gingrich”.


6 posted on 01/19/2012 6:54:13 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Arm_Bears

All early reports say Newt.


7 posted on 01/19/2012 6:54:41 AM PST by Grunthor (I am a conservative, neither half of the one party represents my views.)
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To: Arm_Bears

No he is going to endorse Newt


8 posted on 01/19/2012 6:54:49 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Sopater

He’s GOTTA endorse Newt, and maybe after Palin’s endorsement of Newt, Santorum will unite behind the VIABLE Other-than-Romney Candidate.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 6:56:47 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: Sopater

A true conservative and states rights fighter is gone from the race. We now have two statist central planners as our leading candidates. Truly disgusting.


10 posted on 01/19/2012 6:57:50 AM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: Sopater

looks like Saras’ endorsement and calling on the others to “take one for the team” is paying off big time for Newt


11 posted on 01/19/2012 6:57:50 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Sopater
I hate to see Perry dropout.

He was one of the Republican candidates I would have voted for in November.

12 posted on 01/19/2012 6:59:29 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Sopater; All
What does this tell you about Willard, my guess is they can't stand him..

As bad as things are for Newt with the X-wifey thing their is a Yang to the Ying..

* Santorum really won in Iowa, but it is begrudingly discussed.
* Perry Endorses.
* Watch Herman Cain today, he is supposed to endorse, my guess Newt.

As bad as things are, looks like folks or karma has his back...

13 posted on 01/19/2012 7:00:11 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: varina davis
"Dropping out or suspending?"

They always suspend their candidacies. I think it has something to do with being able to continue to raise the money to pay off debts and such. But it's over even when they suspend their campaigns. It's pro forma...
14 posted on 01/19/2012 7:00:15 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: indianrightwinger

A true conservative and states rights fighter is gone from the race. We now have two statist central planners as our leading candidates. Truly disgusting.


Ain’t that the truth. Nobody left but DeDeNancyPelosi Gingrich and SOPASantorum.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 7:01:39 AM PST by magritte
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To: Sopater

Probably past due, but his name will still be on the ballot for the SC primary, folks will still vote for him, and the divide and conquer movement sadly continues probably giving Romney the win. I hope Newt or Rick S. can pull it off, but I doubt it.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 7:09:11 AM PST by MachIV
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To: Sopater

Ok, here’s where it gets interesting.

The left clearly fears Newt, and is out to take him out. He scares me, but neither Santorum nor Romney could beat Obama. The left knows this, as Pelosi has said.

Newt’s moral failures are major. But since Clinton did far worse, why should it matter? Because it DOES matter in the spiritual realm. Has he truly repented and turned? Only God knows. He still is arrogant & cocky. Not good traits in a leader. But he would slaughter O in debates.

But if I’m left with Newt or Obama, the choice is clear, even though it’s not my preferred one.......


17 posted on 01/19/2012 7:23:55 AM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: magritte

Man! You sure live in a miserable world!


18 posted on 01/19/2012 7:46:38 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Redleg Duke

Man! You sure live in a miserable world!


Nah! I’ll still get to vote for Perry here in my state...just no good conservative choices in the remaining candidates. Lame and lamer.

But the sun will still shine and the Cardinals are still World Champions, at least until Opening Day !


19 posted on 01/19/2012 8:06:07 AM PST by magritte
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To: magritte
Listen to your boy, Perry saying "I ENDORSE/TRUST/FORGIVE Newt!" which should fully kick in by Saturday... :~)

THANK YOU, Texas (155 delegates) & Gov Perry!

GO NEWT!!!

Speaker Gingrich-led Republicans….the result: * Voting on each of the Contract with America items * Four consecutive balanced budgets * Over $400 billion of debt paid off * Major welfare reform accomplished * 11 million new jobs for America * Unemployment falling to under 4%.

20 posted on 01/19/2012 9:35:09 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Perry 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Sopater

I’ll bet an all expenses paid trip to Tijuana with Newts ex-wife that Perry endorses Romney, they are one in the same.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 9:41:22 AM PST by Scythian
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