Rick Perry- where did it all go wrong?

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    Today, Rick Perry dropped out, and I had to dig down five pages on USMB to find a thread on it. Not even a gloating thread by CandyCorn. I'm so disappointed.

    Ahh, so sad, really. I had high hopes that Perry would be the guy who could bridge the divide between the TEA Party and the GOP establishment. But it never came to pass.

    First, the Establishment has it's heart set on Romney. If they have to lie, cheat, steal or do whatever, that's what they'll do. And they'll blame us when Romney loses.

    But Perry made mistakes. Much like Fred Thompson four years ago, you simply can't do these things on the fly. You have to build an organization, you have to get used to stumping, you have to get supporters lined up. You have to participate in the early debates with the fringe characters to find your voice and your little corner to base yourself in.

    I think that there will be people who will declare the TEA Party dead. I don't think so. The thing is, the TEA Movement hasn't really been around long enough to establish solid leaders. It took 16 years between Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan for the modern conservative movement to take hold.

    After Romney loses, Perry might well be able to take another shot at it. But he should take his time and spend more time introducing himself to the American public.
     
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    The debates is where it went wrong.
     
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    hanky?

    i'm sorry that the buffoon quit; he was way funnier than the other buffoons.

    ah, well, we've still got newt :thup:
     
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    It went wrong the day he was born.
     
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    it went wrong when he decided to run......the guys a jerk....
     
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    That's a good thing?
     
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    People in Texas told me he wasn't that bright.

    They turned out to be correct.
     
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    From the onset. It was clear he wasn't serious about being president. Serious meaning that he didn't take the time to prepare for the race.
     
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    Yeah, me too. With the sting of George W. Bush still in my mouth, I thought they were wrong.

    They weren't.

    He's a clown. Not only did he spike his chance for this race, he spiked his chances for any other future race.
     
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    I think he thought it would be easy. He was told that most Republicans didn't like Mittens for all the obvious reasons and everyone else was a joke.
     

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