Rick Perry Considers If There is a Way Forward for Him on the Road to the White House

Bookmark and Share  After a poor fifth place showing in the Iowa Caucuses, Governor Rick Perry gave a a very gracious concession speech in  which he announced that with great prayer and reflection, he would head home to Texas and determine if there is a way forward for him in the Republican presidential nomination.
Perry polled a sobering 11% percent in the Caucus with a total of approximately 12,300 votes.  It was less than 3,000 votes behind 4th place finisher Newt Gingrich and twice as many votes as Michele Bachmann who took 6% of the vote and finished ahead of only Jon Huntsman who did not campaign in Iowa.
Given the large amount¬†of time and financial¬†resources that Perry invested in to Iowa, his inability to break through as a top tier¬†candidate would seem unlikely to change as the campaign moves to New Hampshire and beyond.¬† The poor showing will severely hamper Perry’s ability to raise money and now finds himself in a tough position to build the confidence in voters that he needs to prove to them that he will be electable.
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