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FIRST ON CNN: Perry to drop out Thursday
CNN ^ | January 19,2012 | Peter Hamby

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012; perry; rickperry
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks, MM. You’re a good egg.


101 posted on 01/19/2012 7:11:44 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pan_Yan

If he does become the President of the Second Republic of Texas, are helping me pack? ;)


102 posted on 01/19/2012 7:12:38 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: xzins

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.


103 posted on 01/19/2012 7:12:49 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: xzins

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.


104 posted on 01/19/2012 7:13:18 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: xzins; All
FYI

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.

105 posted on 01/19/2012 7:13:47 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: Hojczyk
...and then there were FOUR!
106 posted on 01/19/2012 7:14:04 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Hojczyk

Good. It’s pretty clear now that Newt is the non-Rom that survived the shakeout, for all his flaws.


107 posted on 01/19/2012 7:14:49 AM PST by globelamp
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To: MestaMachine

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.


108 posted on 01/19/2012 7:14:54 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins; All

Cain bus at Perry press conference location. WHY??


109 posted on 01/19/2012 7:15:13 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: Pan_Yan

LOL!!!!!!!!


110 posted on 01/19/2012 7:16:18 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: BuckeyeTexan

A lirrle cracked maybe, but facts is facts. I hope the people of Texas will welcome Perry home with open arms.


111 posted on 01/19/2012 7:17:50 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Hojczyk

Perry will endorse Gingrich, Fox News has learned.

Perry will make the announcement at 11am in SC.


112 posted on 01/19/2012 7:18:06 AM PST by conservative98
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To: Hojczyk

A good decision, made by a good man and a patriot.


113 posted on 01/19/2012 7:18:10 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


114 posted on 01/19/2012 7:18:10 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: Hojczyk; All

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.


115 posted on 01/19/2012 7:19:21 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Mmm...maybe they are both going to endorse Newt today.


116 posted on 01/19/2012 7:19:37 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Grunthor

Good to hear, Grunthor. Blessings to you and yours.


117 posted on 01/19/2012 7:19:44 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: varina davis

I agree. I wish it were different.


118 posted on 01/19/2012 7:20:02 AM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

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.


119 posted on 01/19/2012 7:20:27 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Ann Coulter, Beck, Drudge, Niki Haley, Fox News, Marianne Gingrich, Juan Williams, CAIR very upset.


120 posted on 01/19/2012 7:20:36 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I left out Jimmah Caatah....


121 posted on 01/19/2012 7:21:45 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: CatherineofAragon
convinced that the best candidate to lead this nation just slipped away.

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.

122 posted on 01/19/2012 7:22:27 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

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.


123 posted on 01/19/2012 7:22:29 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Hojczyk

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.
Tatt


124 posted on 01/19/2012 7:24:06 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Amen!


125 posted on 01/19/2012 7:24:06 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Where’s Ron Paul on your little polling average chart? Assuming he’s running second or third I would think he’d be included.


126 posted on 01/19/2012 7:24:20 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Grunthor

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.


127 posted on 01/19/2012 7:24:20 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Speaking of Niki Haley, I broke my rule about putting it on Fox News, and had it on there briefly when she was speaking.

She had the nerve to claim that there were Perry supporters who would go to Romney.

I may not like Perry, but I've never known a Perry supporter who didn't see Romney for the evil he represents.
128 posted on 01/19/2012 7:25:28 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
I haven't gotten the impression that Cain will endorse anyone, just push his 999 thing. It would be GREAT if he did endorse Newt, but I would be surprised if he did. Very interesting that bus is at Perry press conf location. This info has been tweeted out by reporters at the site. Some are saying they don't think Cain will endorse without calling a press conference himself. Who knows. Time will tell.
129 posted on 01/19/2012 7:26:21 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: Hojczyk

Drudge still pushing the non story story of Gingrich while completely ignoring Perry.

I am starting to really dislike Drudge.


130 posted on 01/19/2012 7:27:13 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


131 posted on 01/19/2012 7:27:28 AM PST by hocndoc (WingRight.org: Have mustard seed & I'm not afraid to use it. 2 men inherited a Bush economy.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
...and then there were FOUR!

Does anyone remember the very un-PC original title of the Agatha Christie book "And Then There Were None"?

132 posted on 01/19/2012 7:27:43 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: butterdezillion

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!!


133 posted on 01/19/2012 7:30:03 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Beck is having a fit about Newt right now...He would pick Romney over Newt in a heartbeat!


134 posted on 01/19/2012 7:30:03 AM PST by halo66
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Yes, Mitt supporters are freaking out, after all, their credibility is on the line. I hope the people rise up and shut them all down. Talking heads/establishment gave us Obama. We can't let them choose our next president.
135 posted on 01/19/2012 7:30:11 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: TexasFreeper2009

FUMD!


136 posted on 01/19/2012 7:30:35 AM PST by txhurl (WELL, Santorum? Still in it for yourself?)
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To: Pan_Yan

wasn’t it ten little indians?


137 posted on 01/19/2012 7:30:38 AM PST by WoofDog123
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To: commish
So, maybe we are seeing the formation of a Gingrich-Perry ticket with Palin as Sec of Energy.

Sounds like a great ticket to me! I also have been thinking about Palin for Sec of Energy.
138 posted on 01/19/2012 7:30:51 AM PST by Amanda King (I'm a frustrated SC GOP voter. Federal judge ruled that we cannot have a closed primary.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Thanks for my first laugh of the morning.


139 posted on 01/19/2012 7:31:11 AM PST by hocndoc (WingRight.org: Have mustard seed & I'm not afraid to use it. 2 men inherited a Bush economy.)
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To: halo66

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.


140 posted on 01/19/2012 7:31:23 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: WoofDog123

They changed it to Indians because the original was less polite.


141 posted on 01/19/2012 7:32:32 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: LibsRJerks

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.


142 posted on 01/19/2012 7:32:41 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

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.


143 posted on 01/19/2012 7:34:20 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

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!


144 posted on 01/19/2012 7:35:06 AM PST by halo66
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Drudge still pushing the non story story of Gingrich while completely ignoring Perry.

I am starting to really dislike Drudge.


Don't forget that Santorum has basically won Iowa as reported this morning, and Drudge is also ignoring that story.

Santorum winning is as big as Perry dropping out, maybe bigger, because Romney's campaign is built on the fact that they won Iowa and New Hampshire.

Drudge is like Fox News - dead to me. They are doing what they can to help Romney out.

It's so damned sickening to watch them helping Romney. They are no better than MSNBC. It's really sad when CNN of all places is turning out to provide a little bit more balanced coverage. They aren't pimping the hell out of Romney like Fox and Drudge and ABC and the others.
145 posted on 01/19/2012 7:35:58 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Hojczyk

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.


146 posted on 01/19/2012 7:35:58 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: af_vet_rr
It's really sad when CNN of all places is turning out to provide a little bit more balanced coverage. They aren't pimping the hell out of Romney like Fox and Drudge and ABC and the others.

I'm watching CNN right now, and they are really getting into how damaging Santorum's win in Iowa is to Romney, and how huge it is that Newt is pulling to within single digits of Romney.
147 posted on 01/19/2012 7:39:11 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: halo66

“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.


148 posted on 01/19/2012 7:39:25 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: Hojczyk

Perry put his country first. First class guy.


149 posted on 01/19/2012 7:42:39 AM PST by larryleo (We all need to get Newtered!)
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To: Hojczyk

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.


150 posted on 01/19/2012 7:43:54 AM PST by spokeshave (Ron Paul finally lit a match after dousing himself with gasoline)
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