“We’re not quitting on America. We’re not quitting on this race.” - Rick Perry, January 8
"There is no viable path forward for me in this 2012 campaign, therefore I am suspending my campaign and endorsing Newt Gingrich." - Rick Perry, Jan 19
Rick Perry had become a firebrand in U.S. politics in the past five months. He did not enter the GOP presidential primary race until August 13, the day after the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa. But, his very entrance knocked the Straw Poll winner, Michelle Bachmann, from her first place seat in national polls overnight. She later went on to finish last in the actual Iowa Caucus and left the primary race the following day.
Perry ran on a conservative platform and Evangelical Christian statements. One ad he released polarized responses to his campaign.
Since his announcement today, the Twitterverse has responded voluminously.
Overheard- Looks like Rick Perry will never know if there's a secret treasure map on the back of the Declaration of Independence.
"A calling never guarantees a particular outcome." Gov. Rick Perrry as he suspends his presidential campaign
Rick Perry currently sitting in a large antler-decorated room on some estate named for a racial slur, getting blackout drunk.
Rick Perry reflects the character of his great state: strong, tenacious, big heart. Good job, Governor. You are a true American patriot.
@SarahPalinUSA: Rick Perry reflects the character of his great state...BREAKING: Sarah Palin insults Texas. RT
Rick Perry upon endorsing Gingrich; "Newt is not perfect, but who among us is." - As far as election slogans go.....
Endorsements New Gingrich would rather have instead of Rick Perry's: Michael Moore, the cast of jersey shore, Peter Griffin.
Will Rick Perry try again in 2016? As soon as he can get through all the Hooked on Phonics lesson plans and workbooks.
Rick Perry--a good man, a great family and a patriot.
I guess I can skip my morning bowel movement since Rick Perry has already dropped out.
Rick Perry is the Sarah Palin of the Republican Party.
So Rick Perry, Herman Cain, and Michele Bachmann all said that God told them to run for president, and now they're all out of the race. I...
Did Rick Perry really need to 'officially' drop out of the race? Now he can hang back up his hunting camp sign?
Rick Perry has seceded from the race.