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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: CatherineofAragon

I use to enjoy Beck in the past...I have his radio show on now just to have something to listen too while working. This will probably be my last day of listening to him! Beck keeps bringing up all of the “lies” in the adds that Newt has put out, but has nothing to say about the “lies” that Mitt’s people have put out.


151 posted on 01/19/2012 7:44:40 AM PST by halo66
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To: wolfman23601

I’ve heard he’s going to endorse Newt.


152 posted on 01/19/2012 7:46:55 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: halo66

Beck is a Mormon... his only concern is to get a Mormon elected.


153 posted on 01/19/2012 7:47:18 AM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Sadly, I think Drudge is clearly in it for Mitt : / Unscientific I know, but he has not had even one even remotely flattering pic of Newt up there, and the same was for Perry until this morning, when the going home headlined...

May God give us strength and wisdom.
Tatt


154 posted on 01/19/2012 7:47:34 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: Pan_Yan
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.

Worse than slim. We're left without a reliable conservative candidate. I'm out for the rest of the race. I'll likely vote for the nominee but that's it for me.

155 posted on 01/19/2012 7:49:39 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Pan_Yan

when I wrote indians I was thinking it was something referent to black people but I couldn’t remember the word used, and wasn’t sure why I was thinking that anyway. The original title is in the publishing data page, iirc.


156 posted on 01/19/2012 7:50:05 AM PST by WoofDog123
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To: Hojczyk

I never supported Rick’s bid for the White House, but I twice gave him my vote for Governor.

Come on home Rick. You made the right choice.


157 posted on 01/19/2012 7:53:17 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: pgkdan
Worse than slim. We're left without a reliable conservative candidate. I'm out for the rest of the race.

I'm luke-warm for Santorum but otherwise, you're right.

158 posted on 01/19/2012 7:54:19 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: Hojczyk

One Rick down, one Rick to go.


159 posted on 01/19/2012 7:59:14 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: halo66

“Beck keeps bringing up all of the “lies” in the adds that Newt has put out, but has nothing to say about the “lies” that Mitt’s people have put out.”

Yes, I just turned the show on, and he’s listing Newt’s problems one by one, and gleefully. Yet isn’t it interesting that Beck has nothing to say about the 200-page Romney file that just hit the internet? You want plenty of stuff to LIST? And there’s nothing about it on the Blaze, either.


160 posted on 01/19/2012 7:59:50 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: Hojczyk
I am very proud of Rick Perry.

He clearly loves his country and puts country above himself. Far too few politicians have such honor.

161 posted on 01/19/2012 8:00:26 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: af_vet_rr
You are correct.

CNN has been objective, mostly "fair and balanced" in this primary.

Fox and it's hosts have a dog in this hunt and it SHOWS.

Despicable.

We need to ensure Fox ratings drop by 15 points.

162 posted on 01/19/2012 8:02:18 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: StarFan
Newt Gingrich: The Indispensable Republican

"..He asked her to just tolerate the affair, an offer she refused..."

A request to tolerate the affair is about the same thing.

163 posted on 01/19/2012 8:05:21 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Mariner
You are correct.

CNN has been objective, mostly "fair and balanced" in this primary.

Fox and it's hosts have a dog in this hunt and it SHOWS.

Despicable.

We need to ensure Fox ratings drop by 15 points.


I don't like a lot of the commentators on CNN later in the day, but the morning crew is really pushing the idea that not only did Santorum win Iowa, but that it's a huge story that's being overlooked. That surprises me. They were talking about the debate tonight and saying that Iowa needs to be brought up and that Romney needs to address the numbers of jobs he claims to have created and that the numbers don't seem right.
164 posted on 01/19/2012 8:09:10 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: GOPsterinMA

RIP “Rick Perry for POTUS 2012”.
Can I get my money back?


I would like to personally thank you for your support of Rick Perry.

As much as he is a man of good moral fiber and character, he will return to Texas an even better leader after his national experience which your donation helped facilitate. So your investment will pay off for all the country because a strong Texas will show the way.

Thank you, again, my friend.


165 posted on 01/19/2012 8:10:34 AM PST by Shugee
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To: exit82

Agreed 100%.


166 posted on 01/19/2012 8:11:37 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: thesearethetimes...
Sadly, I think Drudge is clearly in it for Mitt : / Unscientific I know, but he has not had even one even remotely flattering pic of Newt up there, and the same was for Perry until this morning, when the going home headlined...

Perry is about to make a huge speech, and you wouldn't know it from looking at Drudge.
167 posted on 01/19/2012 8:12:04 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: GOPyouth
I've been one of the biggest backers of Perry on FR, and I agree with this decision. It was time, and he was correct to do it before Saturday.

Rick Perry is an honorable man, loves God, loves Texas, and loves his country. I'm proud that he's my governor.

Could not have said it any better than this. Thank you and thanks for trying, Gov. Perry. I know your heart was in the right place.

I don't think he has any interest in being Vice President and really has no thirst for living in Washington D.C. Texas will be firmly in GOP hand this November so it would not make sense to nominate him for VP either. The Veep should be someone who can provide a boost in battleground states.

168 posted on 01/19/2012 8:16:34 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Jewbacca

“He clearly loves his country and puts country above himself. Far too few politicians have such honor.’

Completely agree.


169 posted on 01/19/2012 8:17:03 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: commish

I’m calling Newt/Rubio if Newt gets the nom.


170 posted on 01/19/2012 8:23:03 AM PST by lucci83 (Go Perry! Go Newt!)
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To: Windflier
I was happy to have Rick Perry enter the presidential race and appreciate what he brought to the national discussion of all of the issues important to voters. However, it seemed obvious to me after a fairly short time that Perry was in the position of Fred Thompson who also started big and did not expand his following sufficiently to stay a viable candidate. I think that Perry was persuaded to run by others who saw his potential and were more ambitious for him than he was himself. Same for Thompson. If I were a Texan I would be proud of Rick Perry and support him as the great governor he is. Best wishes to Gov Perry who I believe will be a great asset to the Republican party in his very powerful job as governor of the great and powerful state of Texas.
171 posted on 01/19/2012 8:23:29 AM PST by mountainfolk ( God bless America)
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To: CaptainK

[ Good. Maybe this news will throw a bucket of water on the Ex’s interview. ]

They will keep pulling this one out of the liberal playbook, count on it.


172 posted on 01/19/2012 8:28:58 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Grunthor

[ “If the rumor that he wanted multiple partners in his marriage is confirmed, I don’t think it will bode well for him with voters.”

You mean Newt has always been a horny old man? Wow, never woulda thunk it.

(sarcasm from one who lost a marriage to the swinging/partying life.) ]

At least we know he has lead weights in his loafers.


173 posted on 01/19/2012 8:31:46 AM PST by GraceG
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To: af_vet_rr

Yep. Not to mention that Perry is dropping AND endorsing Newt. Something tells me that if Perry had endorsed Mitt it would be headlining.

May God grant us strength and wisdom.
Tatt


174 posted on 01/19/2012 8:32:31 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: CaptainK
Good. Maybe this news will throw a bucket of water on the Ex’s interview.

Perry made a full endorsement of Newt and talked about forgiveness and how important it is.

Not a fan of Perry, but impressive speech. His talking about forgiveness was aimed at ABC.
175 posted on 01/19/2012 8:33:03 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Hojczyk

Darn.


176 posted on 01/19/2012 8:34:05 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: thesearethetimes...
Yep. Not to mention that Perry is dropping AND endorsing Newt. Something tells me that if Perry had endorsed Mitt it would be headlining.

And not only is Drudge ignoring the Perry story and Santorum winning Iowa, but he's now running a dorky photo of Santorum from high school.

It's good, I'm totally done with Drudge. I've got Free Republic, other news sites, I don't need Drudge, Fox News, etc.
177 posted on 01/19/2012 8:35:56 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: xzins
I’m hearing he’ll endorse Gingrich. His decision to endorse Gingrich is huge. Perry is a known

The deal may be in.

Gingrich/Perry 2012.
Proven Leadership!

178 posted on 01/19/2012 8:47:14 AM PST by P-Marlowe (NEWT!!! Because everyone else is just average.)
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To: varina davis
If true, it’s the nation’s loss. Godspeed Governor in whatever path you choose

Looks like its a win for the nation and we have Gov. Perry to thank for that.

179 posted on 01/19/2012 8:49:52 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: P-Marlowe

I’m in! That would be an awesome ticket!


180 posted on 01/19/2012 8:58:19 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: altura; McGavin999; CatherineofAragon; Conservativegreatgrandma; McLynnan; shield; smoothsailing; ..

Pinging you to my post #115


181 posted on 01/19/2012 8:59:46 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: af_vet_rr

Not to mention twitter - pretty interesting to get the news right from the source.

May God bless and keep you FRiend.
Tatt


182 posted on 01/19/2012 9:26:27 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: xzins; wmfights; betty boop
I have been praying most earnestly for a President who will lead this country on his knees before God so that I can join in his prayers because only God can restore this country.

Perry had a record of doing just that. He was my choice.

I have boldly said that I cannot support Romney primarily because when he is praying I do not recognize who he is praying "to." I cannot join in his prayers. His religion denies the Names of God I AM, YHwH, El Shaddai, Creator, Alpha and Omega.

And I have yet to see Obama bend his knees before God. His politics stand against the commandments of God (e.g. pro abortion and gay activism) and would prohibit my support even if he did.

Of course I will support Gingrich against Romney and Obama for political reasons - but I don't know his prayer habits, I don't know if he will lead prayers for our country or to whom he prays. Therefore, I don't know if I can join in his prayers.

But I will join in prayer with you, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, because elections, judicial fiats and enactment and enforcement of laws of men cannot heal this country.

183 posted on 01/19/2012 9:28:14 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

Thank you for your faithful post, sister.

I cannot say that I have read anything about Gingrich’s devotion to Christ. I do know that he claims a conversion and repentance in the Roman Catholic Church.

That is entirely possible. I’ll keep my eyes open. I have listened to one of his “God in America” videos that he produced, and it is a faithful rendering of God’s unique place in the development of this nation. I cannot say, though, that it was about prayer or about Newt Gingrich’s personal religious beliefs. That was not the focus. He did speak, though, as someone with faith.

His background is military chapel, baptist, then catholic. As a product of the military chapel myself — that is where I attended upon salvation, and I guess I consider it still my “home denomination” even though it doesn’t really exist anyplace other than military bases — I know that our experience as protestants or catholics was always not quite what one would have in the civilian world.

I think we learned to rely more on our faith in Christ and less on our denomination as a result, because the full presence of the denomination wasn’t really there to have an impact.

I pray that’s true of Gingrich as well.


184 posted on 01/19/2012 9:43:27 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: Pan_Yan

Your tin foil hat guy is not a conservative, and he is irrelevant.

Please do not address or reply to me again.


185 posted on 01/19/2012 9:47:23 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Alamo-Girl

Farewell to the Texas twit. He started his campaign arrogant and condescending and received the beat down he so richly deserved. Good riddance.


186 posted on 01/19/2012 9:48:58 AM PST by LiveFree99
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To: LiveFree99

Shame on you! Rick Perry is a Southern Gentleman ... and we don’t take kindly to idiot spittlists.


187 posted on 01/19/2012 9:52:06 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Future Useless Eater
Your tin foil hat guy is not a conservative, and he is irrelevant.

I don't support Paul, I merely asked why your graphic did not include him. He is no more irrelevent than Romney. You don't have to like them but you can't just ignore them.

Please do not address or reply to me again.

In case you forgot you pinged me first. If you are going to be nasty when someone asks you a simple, honest question then don't worry, I won't reply to you again.

Good day to you, Sir.

188 posted on 01/19/2012 9:54:52 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

ok, I apologize.

I didn’t show the tin hatter because he is irrelevant to my point, that conservatives should unite
behind the leading non-Romney, OR else Romney takes ALL SC delegates.

Mentioning the hatter also causes his rabid fans to crawl out of the woodwork and attack


189 posted on 01/19/2012 10:10:47 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: MHGinTN

Sorry to inject a scintilla of reality into all the Perry worship, but I guess I don’t have a heart.


190 posted on 01/19/2012 10:11:45 AM PST by LiveFree99
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To: Future Useless Eater

Thank you.


191 posted on 01/19/2012 10:18:22 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: halo66

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

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

There, I fixed it!


192 posted on 01/19/2012 12:13:37 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: Shugee

Thank you FRiend! I’m actually bummed that he flamed out the way he did.


193 posted on 01/19/2012 12:39:19 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; All

Can someone who’s proficient with Photoshop (or similar) please post a pic of “His (former) Rickness’s” face photoshopped on Burt Reynolds body from the movie “Striptease” where Burt’s wearing a cowboy hat and boots and his body is covered with Vaseline?

Thank you very much!


194 posted on 01/19/2012 12:53:10 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: Alamo-Girl; xzins; wmfights; P-Marlowe
... elections, judicial fiats and enactment and enforcement of laws of men cannot heal this country.

Oh so true, dearest sister in Christ!

What is needed is a spiritual revolution, a "Great Awakening."

America has had two such, in her historical past. The first led to the American Revolution, in the name of Liberty, entailing the rising up of a "rabble" against what was then the greatest political Power on Earth; the second to the abolition of slavery, in the name of Liberty, entailing the bloodiest war in American history before that question could be resolved in the national consensus....

It seems to me that we live at a time when prayer and fasting are far and away more efficacious than "public debate" itself.

And so we raise our prayers to our Lord: May He continue to bless the sovereign people of the United States of America!

195 posted on 01/19/2012 4:53:22 PM PST by betty boop (We are led to believe a lie when we see with, and not through the eye. — William Blake)
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To: xzins
Thank you for sharing your insights and encouragements, dear brother in Christ!

I'll keep my eyes open also.

196 posted on 01/19/2012 8:40:32 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: betty boop
It seems to me that we live at a time when prayer and fasting are far and away more efficacious than "public debate" itself.

Indeed.

I join in your prayer for our beloved country.

197 posted on 01/19/2012 8:41:57 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: betty boop; Alamo-Girl; xzins; wmfights; P-Marlowe
What is needed is a spiritual revolution, a "Great Awakening."

Amen!

I think on the political side we are seeing the destruction of a constitutional republic being replaced by a fascist/socialist state. Watching the debates earlier this week I was struck by Santorum and Romney embracing the idea that the govt should charge different prices for the same services provided (from each according to their ability to each according to their needs). What I'm referring to is Medicare and Social Security. They both have bought into the idea that because someone has done well in life they should pay a higher insurance premium for health coverage that provides the same benefits for everyone.

In the case of Social Security they are arguing that a pension plan should pay less of a return to those that contributed more. Means testing transforms SS into a wealth redistribution system.

Also, the week before we saw Gingrich and Perry attack people who put large sums of money at risk as "vultures" or "unethical". Of course the attack is only directed at Romney, but it's hard to see how it doesn't spill over to all investors. It was nice to see Gingrich back off of this attack, but the willingness to attack free enterprise in order to defeat an opponent is very troubling.

Ron Paul has been the only candidate that seems to clearly understand that what is honestly earned is not the property of the state. Unfortunately he is an isolationist and is not a big supporter of Israel.

What's my point? I think even if we win with Gingrich, Santorum, Paul or even Romney, we lose. We are seeing the decline of our country as a Judeo-Christian light to the world. Without a revival and a desire to seek God's face we are lost.

198 posted on 01/20/2012 7:16:30 AM PST by wmfights
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To: wmfights
We are seeing the decline of our country as a Judeo-Christian light to the world. Without a revival and a desire to seek God's face we are lost.

Indeed. So let's pray earnestly, dear brother in Christ!
199 posted on 01/21/2012 9:27:20 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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