Thursday, January 19, 2012

Perry Bites the Dust and Other News From Campaign 2012

Rick Perry has announced that he's dropping out of the race and as thrown his support behind Newt Gingrich.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry ended his campaign for president today and endorsed Newt Gingrich as the best conservative to take on President Obama in the fall. "I believe Newt is a conservative visionary who can transform our country," Perry said at a news conference in South Carolina, just two days before the state's primary. Perry said Gingrich is "not perfect" but "has the heart of a conservative reformer" and "the ability to rally and captivate the conservative movement." Perry's decision to suspend his campaign leaves just four major candidates vying for the GOP nomination. Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman suspended his campaign on Monday.
Meanwhile, Newt and Mitt are neck and neck in South Carolina, as Gingrich and Romney, along with Old Guy Howling At the Moon and Mr. "I hate gays and contraception!" will be going at it again tonight as  there's going to be another attempt to take Romney down a peg before the big vote on Saturday night. Can Gingrich pull up the upset and drag this freakshow onto Florida, or will Romney all but secure the nomination on the 21st?

Meanwhile, back in Iowa: Remember when Romney won the Caucus by a mere 8 votes? The votes have been counted and it's been confirmed - Rick Santorum won by 34 votes!

Former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.) officially won the Iowa caucuses Thursday — 16 days after the last vote was cast — when state GOP officials said a final count showed him 34 votes ahead of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
That was a shift from the preliminary results announced after the Jan. 3 caucuses, which showed Romney winning Iowa by eight votes.
State officials said they still had not received any results from eight of the state’s 1,774 precincts. But now, they said, it was too late for the missing votes to count.
“It’s done,” said a party spokesman, who asked that his name not be used. About the missing votes, he said: “We never got ’em. We tried to track ’em down, and for whatever reason, we don’t have them.”
Personally, this really doesn't matter much: Unless the Bain Capital story buries him, Romney will be the GOP nominee. Newt dragging this fight further not only hurts the party to further take what he probably feels is his turn to lead the Party, but it's giving the Democrats plenty of ammo for the General Election. Oh, hell, what am I saying? Continue to bicker and fight until you reach Tampa for the RNC Expo, please!

5 comments:

Count Istvan said...

This clown dropped like a stone. Remember when he was the one to beat? No really he was for 10 minutes. His fall makes Pinjab Jendal's look slight by comparison.

Jonathan said...

What ever happened to Bobby Jindal, anyway? Is he still the Governor of Louisiana?

ralph4america said...

AND SARAH TOO!!!!!

YES!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

THIS IS A MOST EXCITING DEVELOPMENT!!!!!!!!

AS NEWT’S RUNNING MATE, SARAH CAN LEAD THE GOP [PRO-AMERICANS] TO A STUNNING VICTORY IN NOVEMBER!!!!!!

AS HIS VICE-PRESIDENT, SHE CAN BOLDLY WITNESS TO HIM ABOUT HER OWN ESCAPE FROM POPERY AND LEAD HIM TO ENJOY LIFE WITH MEANING!!!!!

EVEN AS HIS SECRETARY OF STATE, SHE CAN CLEAN UP THAT DEPARTMENT, WHICH PIAPS HAS TURNED INTO A NEST OF LESBIANS AND BRING DRAMATIC RESULTS TO ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST AS WE MOVE AT FULL SPEED TO THE ENDTIME!!!!

INDEED, IN ANY CABINET POSITION, SHE CAN MINISTER TO AMERICA UNDER THE FULL MANIFEST POWER OF THE DEBORAH ANOINTING!!!!!

RUN, SARAH, RUN!!!!!

DRILL, BABY, DRILL!!!!!

WOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Count Istvan said...

Ok I'm leaving this one up from Ralph.

theroachman said...

As you should count

the comedy of Newt being a cathlic and the the support he is getting from a fake orange man is hillarious....

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