Perry Giving up on Iowa?

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  1. candycorn
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    Interesting that he is pulling money out of Iowa as the caucus nears:

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    Gov. Perry: "I know of three famous people that were born in Iowa: President Hoover, Robert Frost and uh, umm... I forgot the 3rd one. Oops!"
     
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    Perry no longer has relevance. His campaign is now a joke.
     
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    Or he might be keeping his powder dry.

    here's the thing. Gingrich has lost some ground, and you might get a three way split between Newt, Mittens and Rooooooooon Paaaaaaaaullllll. Which pretty much invalidates Iowa. Mittens win NH, but that doesn't count because he lives there.

    So maybe Perry gets a second look as the "NotRomney" in SC and Florida.

    Maybe.

    I remember the old joke about how Richard J. Daley said, "We don't want nodoby that nobody sent." The GOP is insisting on someone nobody wants.

    (With apologies to Professor Rakove.)
     
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    Makes sense, he can't win there now, why waste the money. Spend it elsewhere.
     
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    Pragmatically speaking, I would say he's practicing for 2016 at this point. With the volitility in the race at this point, I go out on a limb and still say it's between Romney and Gingrich.
     
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    Practicing?

    He really should step away. He's putting up stuff that is going to make a 2016 bid extremely tough.
     
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    I find Perry pretty likable. He's someone who can laugh at himself whick I find refreshing.

    He's no dummy. I think he's going to spend where he thinks he has a chance of winning or at least being in the top 3.
     
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    There is a lot to laugh at, thats for sure.
     
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    Perry is no dummy? Have you watched the debates? Have you seen him interview? Have you even watched his fucked up campaign ads?

    Perry is about as smart as a bag of hammers. The only reason he's governor of Texas is because he's plugged into the good old boy network in this state.
     

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