"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Perry Watch: Did New Gingrich just endorse Rick Perry for President?

This morning decided to check out one of my favorite blogs, Texas on the Potomac, to see what was up and it did not disappoint.  Would not be the least bit surprised to see Newt endorse Perry.  In fact, Newt is such a policy wonk that we were surprised when he got in the race.  Yesterday his fundraisers quit his campaign so it is on life support.  Would bet he would be happier to get out of the race if he knew that Rick Perry was in the race.  Looks like one endorsement upcoming 'if' Rick Perry jumps in the Republican Presidential primary.

You can vote whether Rick Perry should get in the race at  Texas on the Potomac.  The vote right now stands at 78% yes.
Perry Watch: Did Newt Gingrich just endorse Rick Perry for president? 

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Richard DunhamTexas on the Potomac
June 21, 2011 
It was almost as good a day for Rick Perry as it was a bad one for Newt Gingrich.
The former House Speaker from Georgia suffered yet another staff mutiny as his top fundraisers resigned on the day the national media buzzed about a purported second Gingrich line of credit at high-end jeweler Tiffany. 
The pundits have declared his campaign dead, but the candidate soldiers on. Still, this comment about his friend the Texas governor, made on Laura Ingraham‘s radio show, fueled talk of a future Gingrich endorsement of Perry, who is currently mulling a 2012 presidential race.

“I like him a lot,” Gingrich said of Perry. “I wrote the foreword to his most recent book; I think he’s been a great governor of Texas; he will be a very formidable competitor if he gets into the race.” 
Just a couple of months ago, your blogger-in-chief was at a press breakfast with Gingrich when the candidate compared his come-from-behind skills to Perry’s. Perry, he pointed out, was trailing Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in early polling in 2010, but came back to trounce the popular senator in the GOP gubernatorial primary. 
However, Gingrich has shown no signs of a miracle comeback and two of his top advisers — both longtime Perry confidants — recently quit his presidential campaign. One of them, David Carney, has attended some of Perry’s events as the Texas governor travels the country deciding whether he wants to leap into the 2012 contest. 
Source:  Texas on the Potomac

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