Rick Perry tweeted minutes ago that he will head to South Carolina to continue his presidential election campaign.
Here’s the tweet:
And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State…Here we come South Carolina!!! yfrog.com/odz8ujrj
Coming just as news broke that Michele Bachmann would withdraw, it appears Perry has calculated that there may be an opening for him to pick up some of her support.
What’s more, Perry probably believes that Santorum is a weak standard bearer for the conservative cause, and that there may be an opportunity for someone like Perry – who unlike Santorum, has extensive executive experience as the governor of Texas – to challenge for conservative votes.
Perry also maintains a war chest far larger than that of Santorum, who will be in a race to raise cash and organize in an incredibly brief time.