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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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Thanks, MM. You’re a good egg.
If he does become the President of the Second Republic of Texas, are helping me pack? ;)
Perry was attacked by Cain saying he was behind the backstabbing rumors and by MB viciously with her lies. While these two ‘so called’ conservatives let the ‘evil one’ untouched. Now we have weasel santorum doing mitt’s dirty work. It’s pathetic to watch. Of course, we know where RP’s allegiance is to - and it’s not America. He attacked Newt on his lack of military record and left ‘the evil one’ mitt untouched! Needless to say, huntsman and mitt are cousins - so we know that story.
Santorum would not have won or come close in Iowa if romney had not spent millions lying about Gingrich. I honestly don’t think Rick Santorum can, in good conscience, use Iowa as the example for why he should be ahead of Newt.
Reports on Twitter are 100 Tea Party leaders are going to come out in support of Newt. No time frame given.
Newt said it would be a busy week for the GOP. Newt's PAC said Newt would get a big endorsement this week. Things are happening and it explains the timing of the ‘ex-wife’ story.
Keep up the good fight.
Good. It’s pretty clear now that Newt is the non-Rom that survived the shakeout, for all his flaws.
Good points. Santorum had to be the choice to stop Romney in Iowa since Gingrich had taken so many unethical hits in the media from Paul and Romney.
Cain bus at Perry press conference location. WHY??
A lirrle cracked maybe, but facts is facts. I hope the people of Texas will welcome Perry home with open arms.
Perry will endorse Gingrich, Fox News has learned.
Perry will make the announcement at 11am in SC.
A good decision, made by a good man and a patriot.
I have to say that I’m extremely saddened by this turn of events, even though it’s not unexpected. I’m convinced that the best candidate to lead this nation just slipped away. I expect my support will go to Newt now, but I admit I’ll need to get over this disappointment.
One parting shot to you folks who savaged this good, decent man (and you know who you are): you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves. By dropping out now, he’s proving his character and his love for his country. Some of you could take a lesson.
I will support whatever Rick Perry decides to do.
If I trusted him enough to be all in for him during the campaign to date, I now trust him enough to believe he’s made the best decision he knows how to make...for his country.
The timing makes good sense as well.
Mmm...maybe they are both going to endorse Newt today.
Good to hear, Grunthor. Blessings to you and yours.
I agree. I wish it were different.
Another thing that could happen as a result of the Perry decision to suspend is that it could result in Ron Paul coming in dead last. I hope that’s the result.
If that could be the result in both SC and FL in terms of Ron Paul, it could send his primary cross-over supporters back to Michael Moore or the Libertarian Party or Truthers United or Al Qaeda where they belong.
Ann Coulter, Beck, Drudge, Niki Haley, Fox News, Marianne Gingrich, Juan Williams, CAIR very upset.
I left out Jimmah Caatah....
I feel the same way. If Newt can't weather the latest allegations currently splashed across Drudge's headline, we are totally going to be stuck with Mitt.
Wouldn’t a Cain endorsement be huge!!
I’m convinced that the Romney backstabbing machine is also to be credited with the dirty tricks played on Herman Cain.
Romney is evil.
Thank you Governor Perry, for letting those of us outside of Texas, get to know and genuinely like you.
It is awful, watching as our enemies, and our own fears whittle away our choices.
Dear Lord, please, grant us strength and wisdom.
Where’s Ron Paul on your little polling average chart? Assuming he’s running second or third I would think he’d be included.
Thank God for new beginnings! I sometimes think that the people who have reached the lowest depths are able to perceive the highest highs with a humility and joy that somebody who’s never experienced that can’t grasp.
He who is forgiven much loves much. He who is forgiven little loves little. We’ve ALL been forgiven much, it’s just that some of us haven’t yet realized how much. It’s always God’s gift when He lets us see just how much His love did for us. At the right time, when we were still helpless sinners, Christ died for the ungodly... Amazing grace.
Drudge still pushing the non story story of Gingrich while completely ignoring Perry.
I am starting to really dislike Drudge.
The Governor has always been one to “yeah,” and agree with good ideas and good statements during the debates. He seemed to lose his poker face (and I know he’s got one) during those debates.
Does anyone remember the very un-PC original title of the Agatha Christie book "And Then There Were None"?
Perry’s a good man. He’s demonstrated this in the debates, and I will miss his forthright questioning of Mitt.
However, our president needs to be able to articulate issues. There is no end to the amount of communicating a president must do ...
It’s tough to find that individual with the right combination of skills and abilities. Doesn’t mean the others are not good and decent leaders as well as good Americans.
Interesting that he’s endorsing Newt and not the other Rick. Hoping he can lend Newt a few bucks as well.
Thank you Governor Perry!!
Beck is having a fit about Newt right now...He would pick Romney over Newt in a heartbeat!
wasn’t it ten little indians?
Thanks for my first laugh of the morning.
These guys — Beck, Hannity ...they’re all clowns. I’m sort of glad in a strange way that this race has exposed them for who they are.
Our country is in a precarious position — we need to know who is who, and who we can count on.
They changed it to Indians because the original was less polite.
The lesson to take away from Perry’s candidacy, is that you’ve got to be ready from Day One after you announce...you have to be prepared to debate, know your facts and articulate them....I think in the long run, Perry could have been a very strong candidate, but it just took too long for him to get out of the gate, and he never recovered.
I suspect if he is the VP pick, he will take those lessons to heart, and be ready to go.
Americans, particularly conservative voters, need to begin to develop guts of STEEL right now.
Need to decide either to allow yourself to be swayed by all this media lying and garbage, or STAND the heck up to it.
They will do ANYTHING at this point. It’s really a scary thought as to exactly how far they’re gonna go.
We need to be ready, as Americans — as they/someone are obviously in this to TAKE this country down.
I agree with you about Beck...Hannity has not been as forthright in his attacks/support for a particular candidate. I remember when Hannity had Newt on a lot during the beginning of the election cycle...many on here were saying that he was in the tank for Newt. I feel that Hannity gives fair time to all candidates. But, I do agree...we need to weed out any traitors! Thanks you Perry!
Good. This is important and I respect him for doing it. He should have done so sooner after NH IMHO.
This will now leave Santorum and Newt to split the conservative vote. Perry’s 3-4 percent will not make much differnce in SC. But if Newt shows really strong there and either approaches or defeats Romney, then Santorum should also drop out and support Newt.
That will be the defining moment in the GOP race and the moment the real primary contest finally begins.
Romney (more moderate and being sold to independents by the MSM), Paul (who sappeals to the libertarians, free drug, OWS, and many fiscally conservatives), and Newt (who can articulate conservatoive principles so he not only appeals to independents, but can convert many of them and bring them to the conservative principled way of thinking).
It will come down to Newt or Romney and will probably stretch out into the summer before a decision is made. I view that as good. It will allow the conservative message, more tonned down by Romney and trumpeted by Newt to resound in tens of millions of ears for all of those months. It will also vet them both and hopefully help innoculate the winner against the attacks that will come from Obama who has such a horrible, pitiful and decrepid record that he will only be able to go into attack mode.
If Newt wins it, then picks someone like West to be his VP, then I believe we will decimate the liberals, for President, in the House, the Senate and the States...which is EXACLTY what we need.
“Beck is having a fit about Newt right now...He would pick Romney over Newt in a heartbeat!”
You know, I lurked here for three years before I signed up to post; I always used to enjoy the Beck TV show thread, and I signed up for GBTV when it came out. I used to see folks here saying Beck would eventually pimp Romney, and I didn’t believe it. But they were right. I emailed Beck about it, and Paty Gray sent me a snarky response about my “problems” with Romney, saying he is a better candidate than Newt. I cancelled GBTV; I don’t want my money going to support such nonsense.
Perry put his country first. First class guy.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.