Only two days before the South Carolina primary, Rick Perry has decided to drop out of the race for the Republican Nomination. He gave a heart-felt speech in North Charleston, South Carolina before his supporters, and his staff.
After thanking his staff he went on to talk about his experience on the campaign trail, and how great it has been. During his speech he said,
“As I have contemplated the future of this campaign. I have come to the conclusion that there is no viable path forward for me, in this 2012 campaign. Therefore today, I am suspending my campaign.”
Perry wasted no time in endorsing another candidate for president. Shortly after announcing the suspension of his campaign, he said with confidence that he was endorsing Newt Gingrich for president.
This comes at no surprise since Perry’s campaign has been suffering since he fell in the polls after entering in August. And was further hindered by his poor showing in the Iowa and New Hampshire primary‘s. Perry wanted to stick it out to South Carolina, but it appears that he realized he would not do well enough to make it worth the effort to go on.
It also is not surprising that he has endorsed Newt Gingrich. Newt appears to be the candidate that most are going for, as we draw closer to South Carolina.
I think that the results in South Carolina will end up being slightly different from how the pundits think it will go.
And it is widely known, that whoever wins in the Palmetto State, will more than likely go onto winning the nomination.
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