First of all,it seems that Rick Perry will likely run. Now lets assume he is in the race. Now if he does,wouldn't you think that at least Tim Pawlenty should call it a night? With the 10 or so candidates in the race(inculding ones still undecided) it's pretty obvious at this point that it's down to Romney and Bachmann,now if we add Perry to the mix,it's a three man race. I think Perry will easily be nominated,then it's just a matter of whom he chooses at the VP. Will it be Romney,Bachmann, or someone other than a candidate? Anyhow, after the 3rd debate,and assuming Perry will be in the debate,odds are that a few will probably drop out long before the IOWA caucus.