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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 05:03 AM
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Perry may drop presidential bid after Iowa
Source: Reuters (John Whitesides)

Texas Governor Rick Perry, seen just months ago as a strong contender to become the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said he would reassess his White House bid after a distant fifth place showing in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses.

"I have decided to return to Texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus to determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race," Perry, who had led polls of Republican presidential candidates after he jumped into the race in August but committed a series of gaffes on the campaign trail, told supporters.

"With a little prayer and reflection, I'm going to decide the best path forward," said Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history.

A source close to the campaign said Perry was running out of money and did not want to go into debt.


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/04/us-usa-campai...
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 07:36 AM
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1. That would afford him some much earned cuddle time with his maple syrup. n/t
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 11:41 AM
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2. He says he is going to South Carolina.
With the way that Republican polls have been so up and down, none of them should drop out unless he or she is totally out of money.

On the bright side for women, we have seen women running for President in the last two Presidential election seasons. Okay, so one was competent and one was a laughingstock, but plenty of laughingstock men have run as well. Worse, some of them have been elected.
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 08:56 PM
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3. and the other rick
is in last place in new hampshire. so anythings possible
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