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Posted on 01/19/2012 6:30:38 AM PST by Hojczyk
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.
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I wish he had gotten traction, but good decision. Any word on endorsements?
Good news if true. I’d like to see Perry as Secretary of Defense in Newt’s administration.
Praise God and thank you Governor. It’s only in the mid-single digits but every little bit helps.
Thank you, Vice-President Perry!
I guess that means he won’t be in the debate tonight.
Reports are Perry will endorse Newt.
F Chuck Todd on MSNBC is calling it chatter. Won’t make the call yet.
Now being reported on Foxnews. What a shame!
Yes, he is going to endorse Newt.
Newt is the man for the task at hand. Let's get this done.
Fox is saying he will probably endorse Newt. I hope he gets a huge appointment if and when Newt wins.
God Bless Governor Perry! He is a good man and would have been an excellent President! I hope he endorses Newt!
They are discussing it on Fox news and think he will support Newt.
The clock’s winding down on the Mittster.
If true, it’s the nation’s loss. Godspeed Governor in whatever path you choose.
Rick Perry is an honorable man, loves God, loves Texas, and loves his country. I'm proud that he's my governor.
Good. Maybe this news will throw a bucket of water on the Ex’s interview.
Rick Santorum. Paging Rick Santorum. Please pick up the white phone in the lobby.
As a Perry supporter, I was saddened to see a lack of improvement in the polling numbers, particularly after his excellent performance in the last debate.
If he drops out, I hope for a long battle between Mitt & Newt, and a miracle at a brokered convention.
Rick Perry has shown himself to be a statesman.
He has subjugated his aspirations to the good of America.
Romney cannot be the nominee.
Rick has done the right and noble thing.Dropping out on Sunday would do nothing for Gingrich, nor stop Romney.
Newt will not forget this.
And neither will millions of conservatives.
Perry would have been a far better president than Santorum. Hope Santorum falls way behind Newt in S.C.
This is the right time and right way to do it, if he was going to. Now he’s free to move mountains for Newt. GO PERRY!
Now, isn’t that gracious?
So, maybe we are seeing the formation of a Gingrich-Perry ticket with Palin as Sec of Energy.
He's a good and decent man. It's the country's loss. Good luck with the leftovers. Hope they don't implode and leave us with Mitt.
It’s now going to be a 3 way race between Newt, Obama, and Paul running as third party. You heard it here first!
To Perry supporters, my heart goes out to you. Palin fans and Cain fans know how you feel. For what it is worth, I hate Michele B. for what she did to Perry. I hope her political career is over and I hope this is the start of bigger things for Perry.
Thanks to the many Perry fans who were ‘normal’. To the Perry fans that were a bit difficult, if forgive you ;-)
He is a good man, sincere and Conservative.
That he isn’t the best candidate or conservative is irrelevant. He certainly has leadership skills.
He would be an asset to any administration, a great personaility, far better than the boring suits in power now.
Rick Santorum - for the good of the GOP you previously went as far as endorsing Snarlin sphincter, dropping out so that Newt can beat Willard should be tons easier to reconcile for the good of conservatism.
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Perry just gave a Texas-sized kick to the peas of ABC and Drudge.
Take a break, Perry, and get ready to be VP in a few months!
I’m rather surprised to hear he might endorse Newt. In one of the earlier debates, and afterwards, he opined, if you’d cheat on your wife you’d probably cheat on anybody else. Support of Newt would cause pundits and interviewers to dig that comment up time and again. Plus, I think he sincerely meant it.
Perry had improved considerably since the first stumble out of the gate, too bad that few people reconsidered!
Santorum otoh has NOT improved and ought to have the political sense that Perry is showing.
I’d still like to shake his hand and thank him for his efforts.
Any of our candidates would be better than 0bo. And I give all of them credit for running, putting their own lives on hold, dealing with the foulness and despicable liberal opposition including the media and putting themselves (and their families) all on the line.
I would ask posters to applaud his supporters and not take cheap shots at the candidate. As a former Cain supporter, I remember some of the words and they weren’t helpful at the time.
We still have a long way to go to get to 11.06.2012, folks.
“If we don’t hang together, we will surely hang seaparately.”
Ben Franklin (Happy belated birthday)
Santorum was never even in the running. The scenario in Iowa was due to establishment tricks. He’ll drop out next, and then it will be down to Newt, Mitt, and Paul. Newt will eradicate Romney, and Paul will run third party. Watch for it.
Why? Perry supporters should be proud of their candidate! He is putting country first! Btw, has Cain made an endorsement yet?
I celebrated his Texan/Disco sexiness...
I gave up a night at Cheaters in Providence, and donated those funds to him...
And he failed, epically...
RIP “Rick Perry for POTUS 2012”.
Can I get my money back?
G-d bless Rick Perry. I wish he had done far better, but if it wasn’t to be, then he has bowed out with class and has nothing to be embarrassed about. He has my respect.
This was a very “Gentlemanly” thing to do. I agree with you.
Hopefully he will have a high post in the NEW ADMINISTRATION, and in 8 years will run for President again.
Amen to that, good to see him putting the good of the conservative movement ahead of his own personal ambitions.
Oh goodie. So now the only outside the beltway non career Congresscritter in the race is ... wait for it ... Willard Romney. Can we talk Gary Johnson into coming back from the Libertarian Party? I know he’s an dope smoking Ron Paul Jr who sets off warning bells on the gaydar, but the pickings are gettin’ mighty slim.
...and some Duncan Hunter supporters from '08 who are still hurting
Ironically, RP had his best days the last couple of weeks IMO...