Perry To Drop Out and Endorse Newt, Today, Sources Say – Update: Final Results Show Santorum With Most Votes In Iowa

I really wish he would endorse Rick “Squeaky Clean” Santorum instead of Newt “Massive Baggage” Gingrich, iykwimaityd.

The Politico is reporting:

Rick Perry is expected to drop out later this morning at an 11 a.m. press conference, two sources confirmed to POLITICO. He’s also expected to endorse Newt Gingrich, the sources confirmed.

The news of Perry’s withdrawal from the race was first reported by CNN.

It gives the surging Gingrich a huge boost heading into the final debate tonight, and the South Carolina primary on Saturday, in which he’s already closing in on Mitt Romney.

I was never able to get excited about Perry, but he was a happy warrior, and perhaps one of the strongest candidates on paper. My problem with him was always – do we really want to nominate another inarticulate, “good old boy” compassionate conservative from Texas? I think most voters just didn’t see the appeal, there.

UPDATE:

Final Iowa tally gives Santorum edge over Romney

Santorum  appears to have won Iowa, but because of missing votes, no winner has actually been declared.

Rick Santorum edged front-runner Mitt Romney by 34 votes in a surprise flip to the final results of the Iowa caucuses, Republican officials said Thursday, but no winner was declared because some votes remain missing in the event’s closest finish ever.

Romney had initially been considered the winner — by just 8 votes — of the first contest in the GOP presidential nomination contest.

Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn announced the certified totals for the Jan. 3 caucuses at a news conference, but didn’t name an official winner because some votes can’t be counted. Results from 8 of the state’s 1,774 precincts are missing.

SEE ALSO:

The Other McCain: Fear & Loathing: Breakfast of Champions UPDATE: Rick Santorum Wins Iowa; Perry Will Quit and Endorse Gingrich

IGNORE:

Poor sports who have nothing helpful to say: http://minx.cc/?post=325805

I hope the Iowa GOP at least sends Santorum a nice sweater-vest that says, “I’m Rick Santorum and I won the 2012 GOP Iowa Caucus”.

Why do we let them go first again?

4 thoughts on “Perry To Drop Out and Endorse Newt, Today, Sources Say – Update: Final Results Show Santorum With Most Votes In Iowa

  1. I’ve been torn between Newt and Santorum for a while. Looking back at what Newt has actually accomplished has got me now. Couple that with the disgusting ads Romney is running and I’m glad to see Perry is going to back Newt.

    You have to admit the guy is a font of well articulated ideas.

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  2. With streaks of stupidity disguised as thought dribbling from his triple chin frequently. Newt is far superior to Mitt in most cases, behind Santorum in most cases, but a universe ahead of the pile of pig poop that currently occupies “Our House,” and THAT’S what’s important to remember.

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  3. Pingback: Rick Perry Has Bad Hair Day: Reported To Drop Out of Race « Beneath the Tin Foil Hat

  4. Pingback: Santorum Didn’t Win Iowa By 34 Votes — He Won By 69 « The Fifth Column

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