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  • Perry: No Viable Path Forward (video)

    Rick Perry suspends his presidential campaign after poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, then endorses Newt Gingrich.
  • Perry backs Gingrich, but his donors may prefer Romney(LA Times delusions)

    01/19/2012 12:41:27 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    latimes ^ | January 19, 2012, 12:10 p.m. | Melanie Mason and Matea Gol
    In endorsing Newt Gingrich's presidential bid, Rick Perry may have thrown some votes over to the former House Speaker in the upcoming South Carolina primary. But it's no guarantee that the Texas governor's financial backers will follow. While many of Perry's evangelical Christian donors in Texas could find Gingrich appealing, fundraisers from the establishment wing of the GOP are more likely to gravitate to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Indeed, one top Perry fundraiser -- Dirk Van Dongen, a lobbyist who co-chaired the governor's fundraising efforts in Washington -- signed on to the Romney camp Thursday morning. "I would guess...
  • Mitt Romney dealt double blow ahead of South Carolina

    01/19/2012 12:21:18 PM PST · by danielmryan · 52 replies
    The Telegrapah ^ | Jan. 19, 2012 | Jon Swaine
    Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican presidential nomination was dealt a double blow, as his Iowa caucus win was dramatically taken away and Governor Rick Perry withdrew and endorsed Newt Gingrich, his main rival.

    01/19/2012 10:11:39 AM PST · by Carry_Okie · 57 replies
    The Daily ^ | September 1, 2011 | Erik German
    HOUSTON — Texas has been messed with, and now it’s sending in the helicopters. Starting today, Texans are taking their ceaseless fight against feral pigs to the skies, thanks to the Texas “Pork Chopper” bill, signed by Gov. Rick Perry. Once limited to killing invasive swine on the ground, licensed hunters can now shoot them from helicopters — for a price. “I’m ready to book a hunt today!” said David Fason, 48, who drove nine hours and paid $350 on a recent weekend to attend a class in Houston — the first of its kind — on how to safely...
  • Perry Drops Out. Endorses Newt. Will Campaign and Serve.

    01/19/2012 8:52:38 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 118 replies
    Red State ^ | January 19th | Erick Erickson
    I’m told reliably that Governor Perry will head up a 10th Amendment project for Speaker Gingrich to rally Governors and state legislators toward a plan of devolving power from Washington. This project will include helping shape the Republican platform for the general election. Governor Perry will also campaign for Speaker Gingrich in Texas.
  • Santorum has Iowa, Gingrich has Palin – and suddenly South Carolina is wide open

    01/19/2012 8:53:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | January 19, 2012 | Dr. Tim Stanley
    What a difference 24 hours makes to a Republican race. I arrived in Washington late last night, passed out, woke up, ran to a GOP breakfast, and only discovered over a midmorning sherry what happened all the time that I had been in the air or fast asleep. A tubby gentleman – head of an organisation titled something like Southerners Against Decadence – told me, “Perry is out, Santorum won Iowa and Gingrich is backed by Palin”. This news cycle is bound to shake the race up a little, depending on who benefits from it. Here are the highlights and...
  • Rasmussen: Newt Gingrich is Once Again Frontrunner in South Carolina, Perry Endorsing as We Speak

    01/19/2012 8:44:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 19, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    After showing him closed with a couple points yesterday, the surge in Rasmussen's vaunted polling (accuracy born of asking only likely voters, not just 'registered' or 'adults') continues today with Newt now out front of a nervous Mittens by 2 pts now.... Add Perry's pending endorsement, and it's 'Marianne who?' Bring it on, MSM scumbags! btw, I just watched that interview with her anyway... Marianne (herself a homewrecker) DIRECTLY contradicts what she said in a 1999 WaPo interview!!! (-here-)
  • When "social issues" are subordinate to economics - civilizations Fall

    01/19/2012 8:25:29 AM PST · by publius321 · 7 replies
    Publius321 (from my post at WSJ)
    I wrote a comment at WSJ giving plaudits to Rick Perry - BEFORE - the primary and said "If Fred Thompson had dropped BEFORE the SC praimary last election (knowing he wasn't going to continue afterward) - who knows, we might not have thrown away any opportunity of beating Obama by letting McCain hi-jack the party." A gentleman replied to me about being a conservative but he apparently supports Romney under the eroneous notions that Romney would be better for the economy and more importantly - that "the economy is the number one issue" and "social issues" are number two....
  • Live Thread: Perry Press Conference [Endorses Newt]

    01/19/2012 8:14:02 AM PST · by KansasGirl · 207 replies
    Waiting on Perry to take podium any moment! He will endorse Newt!
  • Perry to End Bid for Presidency

    01/19/2012 7:15:04 AM PST · by FryingPan101 · 87 replies ^ | 01/19/2012 | By JEFF ZELENY
    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
  • FIRST ON CNN: Perry to drop out Thursday

    01/19/2012 6:30:38 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 198 replies
    CNN ^ | January 19,2012 | Peter Hamby
    Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Perry is telling supporters that he will drop his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, two sources familiar with the plans told CNN.
  • Sabbatical from FR GOP politics until primary ends (vanity)

    01/19/2012 7:04:48 AM PST · by indianrightwinger · 42 replies
    With Perry out of the race, we are stuck between Newt and Romney. There is no way I would ever be able to support Newt given so many of his personality flaws, his past stabbing of conservative champions and his support for national level statist solutions. And, we all know about Romney and Romneycare. Until now, Newt bashing had a purpose in support of Perry. So, a sabbatical from FR's GOP politics seems like the right thing. When Georgia primary does take place, I will be voting for Santorum (if he is still on the ballot) or write Perry in.
  • Perry dropping out?

    01/19/2012 6:55:43 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/19/12 | William Jacobson
    So reports Peter Hamby of CNN via Twitter: Rick Perry will drop out of the Republican presidential race today, two sources tell CNN. Updates: Perry just scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference. Via HotAir, Perry will endorse Newt.
  • Sources: Perry expected to drop out, endorse Newt

    01/19/2012 6:36:26 AM PST · by jaguar21 · 107 replies
    Rick Perry is expected to drop out later this morning at an 11 a.m. press conference and endorse Newt Gingrich, two sources confirmed to POLITICO.
  • Lorne Gunter: Rick Perry is proof the U.S. primary system works

    01/19/2012 12:29:56 AM PST · by trumandogz · 10 replies
    Nationlal Post ^ | 1.18.12 | Lorne Gunter
    Rick Perry is, by most accounts, a good governor of Texas. He was elected first in 2002 and has been re-elected twice, since. That is no small feat and is a good indication that he is a capable administrator of a complex state with a population about three-quarters that of Canada’s. But as a Republican candidate for president, the man has been a doofus.
  • InsiderAdvantage Poll: Gingrich Now Leads Romney in S. Carolina Newt 32 Mitt 29 Santorum 11 Perry 3

    01/18/2012 7:48:04 PM PST · by VinL · 301 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1-18-12 | Staff
    An InsiderAdvantage poll conducted Wednesday night has former House Speaker Newt Gingrich now leading the Republican primary race in South Carolina. The poll of likely Republican primary voters has Gingrich with 32 percent, ahead of Mitt Romney who trailed close behind at 29 percent. The results are a significant reversal for Romney, who had led polls before Tuesday's Fox News debate. A poll conducted by InsiderAdvantage last Sunday showed Romney with a double-digit lead over Gingrich. The InsiderAdvantage poll is the first major South Carolina survey after the debate. Gingrich has been crediting with winning the debate. The poll found...
  • Medal of Honor Recipient Major General James Livingston Endorses Newt Gingrich

    01/18/2012 5:44:49 PM PST · by red flanker · 16 replies
    Newt Org ^ | January 18, 2012 | Staff
    Charleston, SC - Medal of Honor recipient Major General James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret) today endorsed Newt Gingrich’s candidacy for president of the United States. Newt GingrichA South Carolina Lowcountry resident, decorated war hero, and prominent member of America’s veterans community, General Livingston today withdrew his support of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s candidacy and announced he intends to promptly begin campaigning for Speaker Newt Gingrich. “I appreciate Governor Perry’s efforts, and adore him and his wife Anita. But I have come to the conclusion that Republicans need to get behind a conservative candidate who is developing the momentum needed to...
  • China has our forests, now we’re sending our oilfields too (Canada)

    01/18/2012 11:38:41 AM PST · by mojito · 6 replies
    The National Post ^ | 1/17/2012 | Terry Glavin
    Canada is at the brink of what is probably the most radical shift in energy and foreign policy since Pierre Trudeau and Mitchell Sharp engineered the ultimately doomed “Third Option” 40 years ago, which was all about reducing our economic reliance on the United States. This time around, everything is happening quite suddenly. There has been no debate of any consequence at all – not in the House of Commons, not in the Senate, not in the proceedings of a Royal Commission. Certainly not in the news media. Just as the underpinnings of the old order are collapsing, certain Conservatives...
  • I Vow

    01/18/2012 1:44:31 PM PST · by FryingPan101 · 55 replies
    Vanity | 01/18/2012 | FryingPan101
    After listening to Governor Rick Perry on the Sean Hannity Show, I couldn't help but be blown away by his good nature. What a great guy. You can hear in his voice how he has managed to keep his eye on a goal while working with others to achieve it. His respect for his political foes and his understanding of the the whole process inspired me. Naming names and demonstrating professional links to some of his fellow candidates was generous and kind. I'm going to continue to support Governor Perry but I would never encourage him to drop out. He...
  • Rick Perry’s Final Act: King Maker? (He can end his campaign now and leave a hero)

    01/18/2012 1:31:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/18/2012 | Erick Erikson
    Barring a miracle, this is Rick Perry’s final act in the 2012 elections. On Saturday, he will come in last in South Carolina. It will be only the third time in a generation Rick Perry has lost an election, with the only other two times being Iowa and New Hampshire this year. For a generation, Rick Perry was undefeated. Now he will go back to Texas and everyone who ever lost to Rick Perry will seek to settle old scores. It will be a tough, bloody fight. He will have to be ready for it. Perry, however, has a potential...