Skip to comments.Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"
Posted on 01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST by therightliveswithus
In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President.
The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother."
The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to Texas to reassess whether he will continue his pursuit for the White House. Mr. Perry paused several times and appeared to be on the verge of tears as he winded down his speech.
Governor Perry came in fifth place in the Iowa caucus today, barely breaking ten percent of the vote. His announcement tonight likely marks the end to his campaign.
That’s just your opinion. If you think that Santorum can win, you are living in an alternate universe
Perry needs to take advantage of the time and bone-up on his debating skills, because he may very well be the top choice of all the candidates for their VP slot. I think he would be a tremendous asset to the ticket, be it Santorum or Newt.
I agree with you, unfortunately illness can not be an excuse in a run for President. Kennedy ran with a back ailment that would have sidelined an average human, yet we didn’t know about it until he was dead.
Mitts up, praising Santorum AND Ron Paul!
Isn’t that special?
Theyre all just the same!
******* “ I think a Santorum/Perry ticket makes a lot of sense. Provides the best geographical balance of any ticket. “ *******
Now get your gals together and head to Austin and throw that liberal loser a big ole welcome home pe-rade (parade for everyone else).
Perry is leaving this cycle, but he got his name out there, made himself a national presence, shook out some cobwebs and gained experience, and is returning to his now, more visible Governor’s seat, of the great state of Texas.
I imagine that we will see him again.
I needn’t change my tagline.
Thats just your opinion. If you think that Santorum can win, you are living in an alternate universe
Oh poor baby. Was your candidate a loser tonight. Sour loser does not look attractive. The future is President Sanotrum.
Oh he was just explaining where his daughter was. Stop being jealous. Your candidate lost big. I laugh about it. Go President Santorum!!!!!
Come home and rest up, Governor. This great state has been keeping the lights on at the Capitol for you. Keep Texas working :)
Mitt talking about how he loves American Hymns...
He was pushing the story for political gain, and I think that is creepy.
I really hope he doesn’t let them (Romney/GOP machine) run him off. He’s got quite a bit of money and this is only the first round. Of course, if he gives in that easily, guess it’s better to know that now. I just think he’s a really good guy and his oratory has gotten better and better.
I’m rooting for Newt as well. Wouldn’t it just be the worst nightmare if it came down to Romney and RuPaul???
I don’t think Perry is resigning.... this is a strange moment.
I’m going to wait for his camp to spell it out.
My guess from inconsistent watching of the campaigns is that Santorum’s surge resulted from his outstanding one-to-one rapport with the voters. Perry is the better speaker. But I think Iowans might be one-to-one kind of people and Santorum very likable in that kind of setting.
This strength will diminish as the electorate gets wider, in the states where there are many more voters in the primary than there were in the caucuses and of course nationally.
Hey Colmes, get lost.
I’m wondering....do you really think it’s the Christian, charitable thing to behave as you’re doing? If you aren’t Christian, heck, is it SEEMLY? I can’t imagine why a conservative would take such glee in kicking other conservatives when they are down.
Also, you should probably not count your chickens before they’re hatched and assume you won’t be in our shoes in the future. Santorum is my second choice, but I have serious doubts as to whether he can go the long haul. Just saying, you know?
I’d say Santorum has a good chance to become president. He pretty clean as far as I can tell. Everyone says he has to beat Obama in a debate but really all he has to do is dodge Obama’s attacks. No one is listening to Obama anymore.
He was supposed to go to SC tomorrow.
That is what I thought.
“Mitt talking about how he loves American Hymns..”
Unbridled enthusiam from someone already naming Santorum as President?
I think you see yourself in the Perry supporters. And you don’t seem to like what you see.
“Will the vote got to Newt, that is the question?”
I’d think so, wouldn’t you? Santorum’s just a flash in the pan, but I’d bet there are many of us who’re fans of both Perry and Newt, for different reasons.
Would hate to see our choices narrowing so soon.
I believe I was the first person to defend Santorum over the matter on FR.
But his dredging it up in a campaign speech victory is very odd.
I did not bring it up.
Perry screwed it up with the heartless comment. Plain and simple.
I and many others like me will not have some supporter of some one who is in this country illegally and breaking our laws call us heartless and get our support.
I defended Santorum on the story, saying that it was a very “personal matter”.
He is the one trotting it out in a victory speech.
You really sound like a single-issue voter, with that issue being the word ‘heartless’ from Perry.
Why else would you focus solely on that to the exclusion of every other single thing in all of existance?
The sun has been extinguished? Who cares, Ricky said I was heartless!
The earth has swallowed the continents? Who cares, Ricky said I was heartless!
Obama has seized my children for a death camp? Who cares, Ricky said I was heartless!
Seriously, get a friggin’ grip.
think you see yourself in the Perry supporters. And you dont seem to like what you see.
A little different. Perry fans did not have any bragging rights. The Santorum supporters do.
You seem to miss the whole point about the comment.
He called citizens of this country heartless in support of people who should not even be here..people who should be dragged out into the streets and thrown into trucks or any other mod of transportation and kicked the hell out of here or thrown into jail and left to rot.
“A little different. Perry fans did not have any bragging rights. The Santorum supporters do.”
LOL, with the giggle that afforded, I’m off to bed. God bless Governor Rick Perry. I’ll be proud to support him in any national office he seeks in the future. Texas, you’re blessed to have such a governor!
Face it, voters have started to question the media creation that Gingrich is a conservative. The media should not be allowed to foist Gingrich on the GOP>
This is good news for Gingrich. Now he can make his version of “Inconvenient Truth,” and win the Nobel Prize. It’s only fair, because he was fighting “climate change,” before Al Gore ever heard of it.
I put illegals at the top of my list of things that must be fixed if this country is to survive. If we don’t get this fixed, we will go bankrupt even faster than we already are.
They are literally sucking us dry. Any candidate who puts illegals ahead of citizens will NOT get my vote. Calling me “heartless” is just kicking me in the balls. Yep, that’s someone I want to support-NOT!
Do not misunderestimate the debilitating effect of chronic back pain (for which he had recent surgery?), if that is part of his problem
He wasn’t talking about his dead child (son, Gabriel) tonight, he was talking about his disabled daughter, Isabella.
Entering a presidential race so soon after surgery harmed Perry. Same thing happened to Pete Wilson, former Senator and Governor of California. He’d had throat surgery when he entered the race, and despite his background/resume, his campaign never got off the ground.
“Santorum is yapping it up about his dead daughter.”
He wasn’t talking about the baby girl who died, he was referring to their 3 year-old at home who has a disability.
Gabriel, the baby that died, was a boy for the record.
correction - baby boy (not girl) who died.
Rick Perry was on the radio this afternoon - with Sean Hannity, I think. He was really doing well, answering every question in detail; smart, witty, forceful, and quick.
That was the version of Rick Perry missing at the debates. If that Rick Perry had shown up, he wouldn't have finished where he did and he would have sustained his early jump in the polls.
The lesson should be that it is much more difficult than it looks, and that if anything sidelines a candidate - illness, inexperience, anything; it can become impossible to come back.
I hope he learns from this, gets healthy if he needs to work on that aspect of his life, and comes back in four years.
yes I knew that, just mis-typed :-)
I knew you knew that. :-)
Some things just won't stay swallowed.
I hope Mr. Perry stays in the race.
... you may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.”
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