Perry to return to Texas to reassess candidacy
January 4th, 2012
12:22 AM ET
3 years ago

Perry to return to Texas to reassess candidacy

(CNN) – Following a disappointing projected fifth place finish in the Iowa caucuses, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he'll return to Texas on Wednesday to reassess his candidacy.

"With the voters' decision tonight in Iowa, I decided to return to Texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race," he told supporters late Tuesday night at his Iowa headquarters in West Des Moines.

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soundoff (48 Responses)
  1. BJJSchecter

    Yes, go and pray. And don't come back.

    January 4, 2012 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  2. paulbark

    Unlike Gingrich, who was the victim of viscous attack ads, Perry's fall was due to his self-implosion. It looks like he won't have to worry about debating any more.

    January 4, 2012 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  3. OhLaLa

    Pop goes the weasel. " there is a model to take this country forward, and it is in the great state of Texas".
    Well, thanks mr perry, Paul, Bush, all the Bushes. We tend to disagree. For all we care you and the state of Teeexas can secede. We had enough of you. Bye.

    January 4, 2012 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  4. Jeff

    Pathetic loser. Quits after one event. He wouldn't have survived one day in the White House.

    January 4, 2012 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  5. Marla

    Watch out, Texas! Perry is coming back, and he's gonna be mad!

    January 4, 2012 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  6. CLEOPATRA JONES

    Rick Perry is disgusting....absolutely disgusting. I think he needs to face the facts, God does not want him to be president. Give it up Rick.....you are a loser !

    January 4, 2012 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  7. Gayle K.Wells

    You should stay in the race! The race is just starting! You are a strong candidate!

    January 4, 2012 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  8. Proud51

    Perry... I'm even surprised that you were seeking to be the President of the same country you wanted Texas to cesede from. I guess you were just jumping in the van wagon of Obama haters and it realy did not have anything to do with Texas being part of the United States. Go back to Texas and finish your term as the governor, then retire from politics. Good night boso.

    January 4, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  9. Woman In California

    Poor Rick. Here comes Anita to tell us all how wonderful her husband is and what he could do for us. Please Rick do us a favor and just go home. We are sick of Texans screwing up our country and killing our children.
    Bye, bye.

    January 4, 2012 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  10. Mike Moser

    Perry should reassess his job as Governor as well.

    January 4, 2012 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  11. Jim

    Go home, birdbrain.

    January 4, 2012 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  12. Bigred

    With a little prayer and reflection let us hope that Perry stays in Texas once and for all. We really do not need such a divisive candidate in this race to the presidency.

    January 4, 2012 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  13. Joe Sixpack

    Climb back under the rock you came from.

    January 4, 2012 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  14. ruemorgue

    Another one bites the dust !!!

    January 4, 2012 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  15. Cobo Wowbo

    Na-Na-Nahh-Na, Na-Na-Nahh-Na, Hey, Hey, Hey...Goodbye!

    January 4, 2012 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
  16. jogoddabe kiddin

    Dear Gov. Perry. Safe flight home. Now stay there.

    January 4, 2012 02:13 am at 2:13 am |
  17. James

    Endorse the only other veteran in the race, Ron Paul! No one else will reign in the Federal Reserve!

    January 4, 2012 02:14 am at 2:14 am |
  18. kat

    come on PERRY, YOU can do it! We need someone with grit, to help us save,this once great country! Help us!

    January 4, 2012 02:33 am at 2:33 am |
  19. Thomas

    Two down , four to go !

    January 4, 2012 02:47 am at 2:47 am |
  20. T'sah From Virginia

    ►Perry to return to Texas to reassess candidacy◄
    And then he will drop out and that will be his legacy
    He has a hard time representing YOU and ME
    By PerryWinkle and we will not ask, "Where forth are thee????"

    Obama 2012

    January 4, 2012 06:57 am at 6:57 am |
  21. The Lunatic

    With his tail between his legs, maybe he'll realize he did evolve from a monkey after all.

    January 4, 2012 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  22. Franny

    Yes, Perry's going to continue charging the tax payers of Texas for his lawsuits, and Security. Please, folks understand many here in Texas are embarassed, and disgusted by Perry's antics. He, and Gingrich love to blame the folks in Virginia for their own incompetence! Taking responsibility for their actions in just Not their cup of Tea! Enjoy the ride Perry, because your political days are soon to be over! Texans are sick of you.

    January 4, 2012 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  23. Franny

    Looks like he may have to fire some more Teachers, Firefighters, and Law enforcement, because he's to arrogant to drop out, and Texas tax payers needs to pony up again! He just doesn't get it!

    January 4, 2012 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
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