There’s one less bozo in the Republican Clown Car.
Happy Trails, Governor Goodhair. The Rick Perry Party is over.
“I believe Newt is a conservative visionary who can transform this country,” Perry said.
Making what he called a “strategic retreat,” the Texan obliquely referred to Gingrich’s checkered personal life just hours before an interview with the former House speaker’s second wife was to speak out in a TV interview.
“Newt is not perfect, but who among us is?” said Perry.
Citing his Christian faith, Perry said of Gingrich: “I believe in the power of redemption.
“I will leave the trail, return home to Texas, and wind down my 2012 campaign. And I will do so with pride.”
Pride? You mean the closeted and self-hating kind of gay pride, Rick? Not sayin’, just sayin’.
Perry entered the presidential race with every advantage, money, experience, great hair and no idea how to run for president, so he ran one of the worst campaigns I’ve ever seen. Inept in live debate, reactionary in his positions and painfully inarticulate in public, Perry is a heavyweight in Texas, but outside of it, he repeatedly proved he simply was not ready for prime time. After stumbling and bumbling his way through debate after debate, Perry’s poll numbers fell off a cliff as he was elbowed aside by other equally reactionary Anti-Romney candidates.
Perry tried to be the most reactionary Republican in a campaign full of them. His only success came when he entered the race he effectively burst Michelle Bachmann’s bubble, but his fellow Texan, Ron Paul had already staked out the White supremacist/extremist constituency, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum were far more skilled at race-baiting leaving Perry with no room on the Right to move to.
Game, set, match. Perry did nothing in Iowa, disappeared in New Hampshire and two days before voters in South Carolina could humiliate him further, Perry quit. Perry had become so irrelevant to Mitt Romney’s eventuality that when he announced he was hanging up his spurs, it wasn’t even the top story of the day. The news media was focusing on one of Newt Gingrich’s ex-wives going on ABC to out the former Speaker of the House as a freak who wanted an “open marriage.’
The speculation is Perry will try again in 2016. The same thing is said about every unsuccessful candidate whether their name is Bachmann, Cain, Pawlenty, or Huntsman. These are not temporary setbacks that can be resolved by licking their wounds and retreating from the national stage. These are failures and losers.
Out of all the contenders, none of them fell off as fast and landed as hard as little Ricky Perry. The far-right, religious freak and potential closet case that couldn’t.
- Rick Perry quits Republican presidential race as ABC prepares ‘bombshell’ Marianne Gingrich interview (100gf.wordpress.com)
- Perry Out Endorses Gingrich, Santorum Iowa Upset (thepracticalvegetarian.wordpress.com)
- Perry Makes a ‘Strategic Retreat’ and Endorses Gingrich (actualgrit.wordpress.com)
- Santorum Certified IA Winner, Gingrich Takes Lead In SC, Perry Drops Out (virginiavirtucon.wordpress.com)