Thursday, January 19, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Perry quits

By Michael J.W. Stickings

CNN and others are reporting that Rick Perry will announce later this morning that he's withdrawing from the Republican race for president.

It was really only a matter of when, and all that was coming was yet another embarrassing drubbing, this time in South Carolina on Saturday.

Speculation is that he'll endorse Newt, but does it matter? Most of his support has already left him, and he's been polling even behind non-candidate Stephen Colbert in S.C., well down in the single digits. (This may help a bit, but what Newt really needs is a Santorum withdrawal and endorsement so that he can be the only viable conservative option left.)

Anyway, so much for the one-time frontrunner and even favorite. But at least he was entertaining, whether he intended to be or not.

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