Rick Perry Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Rick Perry says he's dropping out of the GOP presidential race and endorsing Newt Gingrich.

The Texas governor announced his decision today at a news conference in South Carolina, two days before the state's primary.

Perry said he concluded there was no "viable path forward" for him in the race. He praised Gingrich as a "conservative visionary."


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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is abandoning his presidential bid and endorsing Newt Gingrich.

That's according to Republican officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting the Republican presidential candidate's announcement.

Perry plans a news conference at 11 a.m. in South Carolina, where he will announce his decision.

He has faced calls to drop out of the race in recent days as polls show him languishing while Gingrich gains steam.

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  • by Go Santorum! on Jan 19, 2012 at 01:43 PM
    Texas has one of the best economies in the world.To bad he is not a good debater.
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      by To Go on Jan 19, 2012 at 04:25 PM in reply to Go Santorum!
      "best economies in the world"? Texas is the 6th HIGHEST state for poverty in this country!
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        by Go Santorum! on Jan 19, 2012 at 05:24 PM in reply to To Go
        The fact is they rank 15th in the world as far as the economy goes.You want to talk about poverty?At least them people are working to pay for people like you.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:44 AM
    Well, of the 5 runner right now in the primary, only Perry was slightly lower than the other four who could beat Obama. According to the polls, its still going be anybody but Obama. I guess its left up to the last four to see who makes the cut.
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      by We're Done!! on Jan 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      You are slipping! So I guess it's ok that the country has lowered it's values to playing 'russian roulette' in the choosing for the leader of this country. "May the last idiot standing, run for the seat"
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        by Go Santorum! on Jan 19, 2012 at 01:48 PM in reply to We're Done!!
        We played Kenyan/muslim roulette in 2008.And the only idiot is in the seat.
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          by And... on Jan 19, 2012 at 03:42 PM in reply to Go Santorum!
          The slippery slope to sweeter vests , secret underwear, and polygamy, the klown show continues....
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      by And... on Jan 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Uh oh , your George dubya lookalike klown is gone.
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        by Go Santorum! on Jan 19, 2012 at 01:51 PM in reply to And...
        Uh oh,your george soros is buying off the media and your brain.
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          by And... on Jan 19, 2012 at 03:48 PM in reply to Go Santorum!
          No snake oil that was last election you need your meds...
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 19, 2012 at 04:02 PM in reply to Go Santorum!
          You notice And finally learned how to use the capital letter key on his computer? He is going to be wearing big boy pants real soon as soon as his mommy gets him his own computer. I just notice it is a kid since he posts all he knows, stupidity he reads or what I call, playground politics. I just hope little And, learns about how much he now owes from his dad and mommies vote....geez...he could have waterfront home, Ferri...and Madonna for what he owes...
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          by and... on Jan 20, 2012 at 05:42 AM in reply to Go Santorum!
          playground politics was when George DubYA was a carl PuPPET and started two wars. One is still going on which needs to end. YoU wouldent know this because they dont talk about this on faux news on the Beck fan club newsletter. YOU NEED TO Loose the tinfoil haT.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 04:29 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Correction: You mean the 5 Clowns right now in the primary.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 04:37 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Rick Perry is my hero. He just showed the world that being slow does not have to limit you and you can even run for the highest office in the world. his clown was lamer than W. I wouldn't have thought that possible, but there it is.
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        by and... on Jan 20, 2012 at 05:44 AM in reply to
        I think he took the same class as George DuBYA - GoP public speaking 101 - taught by carl R.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 07:14 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      ...And then there four Crash Test Dummies in the clown car.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 07:16 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      He said, "I believe Newt is a conservati­ve visionary who can transform our country" and added, "Newt is not perfect, but who among us is?" Well he sure nailed it one the head! NONE OF THEM IS PERFECT. That's why I will have a problem voting for any of them.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 20, 2012 at 05:41 AM in reply to
        You were going to vote D anyway for the continuation of the failed policies of Obama....we get it...a D kind of person.
  • by I like him on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:31 AM
    He will run again...I think a good candidate that was out of his element experience wise in the election. He will return wiser and ready for a victory in four years.
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      by What?! on Jan 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM in reply to I like him
      Yep, I guess so... maybe she and Sarah Palin will run together...SMH!
  • by Next?!!!! on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM
    Who's next?! Move em out!!!! LOL!
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:56 AM
    Gonna miss this guy. He said some pretty funny stuff. Just as dumb as GW. but alot less destructive.
  • by U R kidding me ! on Jan 19, 2012 at 08:22 AM
    Ya think? Why was he running in the first place?
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      by And... on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:23 AM in reply to U R kidding me !
      Im thinking he is gonna taken his gop klown shoes homen and use em again in four years.
  • by metalheavy10 Location: greenville on Jan 19, 2012 at 07:29 AM
    Thank god...another goof ball out
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