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Oops! Rick Perry Drops Out

Rick Perry on Friday became the first candidate to remove himself from the Republican presidential nomination race, suggesting that being president was not in God’s plans for him.

“When I gave my life to Christ, I said, ‘Your ways are greater than my ways. Your will is superior to mine,'” Perry said in a speech delivered to the Eagle Forum, a conservative confab in St. Louis. “Today I submit to you His will remains a mystery, but some things have become . . . very clear to me. That is why today I am suspending my campaign for the presidency of the United States.”

Perry had long been touted as a major presidential prospect, entering presidential politics for the first time in 2012 amid much fanfare, but collapsing after a blunder in a debate in which he couldn’t remember which federal agencies he planned to eliminate. Since then, he had reportedly been prepping assiduously for the next go-round and was supposedly ready to roar into the race.

But his candidacy never gained any traction, and he has been mired in the single digits nationally all year.

Perry’s withdrawal perhaps provides some satisfaction to the Bush family, given George W. Bush’s long rivalry with his successor as Texas governor.

Perry said he had “no regrets” and lauded the other Republicans in the race.

“We have a tremendous field of candidates, probably the greatest group of men and women,” Perry said. “I step aside knowing our party is in good hands as long as we listen to the grassroots and listen to the cause of conservatism.”

Citing his family, Perry said, “I am a blessed man.”

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10 Responses to Oops! Rick Perry Drops Out

  1. I like Perry. Appreciate him trying. I don’t know, maybe he should have stepped aside a little sooner. I have a feeling some of the people running are just doing so to make this more complicated than need be.

  2. He and his campaign managers did a horrible job of running the campaign. The ads with him deploying the Texas National Guard while was riding on a boat was too much like Dukakis. The funny his mannerisms and voice tones sounded more like GWB than JEB.

    Texas has ruled the nation in both economy and jobs created. If it wasn’t for Texas the Obama Jobs created would be negative numbers. Why they didn’t pound away on Jobs and the Texas Economy is beyond me!

    It’s the economy stupid…………I believe Mr. Trump gets that…………Lower Taxes and Jobs created in the U.S. are the only things that matter.

  3. And another anti-establishment politician is entering the scene. Jeremy Corbyn is now the new Labour leader in the UK. He is anti-EU and anti-NATO and I think it is an exciting choice, he seems to be an intelligent, thoughtful man, I hope you don´t have prejudices against him because he is labeled Marxist etc.. We need new politicians with new ideas, will he be the Renewer ?

  4. Yawn as in who cares.

    Other marginal candidates need to do the same. They are only there to dilute the vote to get Jeb the Mexican in.

    USA is so corrupt, RINO GOP want Jeb to continue the path we are on. They like it.