Mesa, Arizona (CNN) – None of the remaining Republican candidates for the White House may get enough votes to win the party's nomination outright, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said following Wednesday's CNN/Arizona Republican Party debate.
Such a scenario could result in a brokered convention when GOP delegates meet in Tampa in August, although the former presidential candidate doesn't see that as a problem.
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“I think the Republican primary voters and the American people are just interested in solutions for what face this country,” Perry said. “The process of how we get there and the process of how we choose this person is substantially less of concern to the American people.”
Perry withdrew from the GOP contest on January 19, immediately throwing his support behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Gingrich himself has talked about soldiering on to the 2012 Republican National Convention despite trailing frontrunners Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
Ask if he still wished he was in the race, Perry said: “No, I made the right decision,” Perry told reporters. “I’m comfortable I’m at the right place.”
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A brokered convention is only going to be a temporary fix for a broken GOP.
The GOP has really sunk to new lows. A bunch of misguided souls arguing about who is the most "Christian" or the most "conservative".
Absolutely ridiculous, considering that these candidates fail miserably on both counts.
Whatever happened to the party that Lincoln fought and died for?
gop troubles... gop destroy self... gop lose again...
This is not necessarily a bad thing because it gives Ron Paul a remote chance of being nominated...
Looser from Texas, no one really cares what you think!!!!
Lots of wishful thinking going on by the "has beens" and "wanna bes"in this party. Great sense of loyalty... Whatever happened to the Grand Old Party I was proud to be part of .... So long ago.
The liberal Mitts will break it for sure!
Romney is a mediocre candidate, and the GOP knows it. His inconsistencies and inability to connect with regular folks is going to hurt him in the general election.
Ron paul could lessen the chance of a brokered convention by gracefully dropping out. silly old man and now pandering to willard for his son rand. willard has 5 sons to find offices for.
Pretty interesting that Pretty Boy Perry says Americans don't care much about process, only solutions. In reality, a great deal of focus IS on the process, though the underlying dysfunction of the process, via the corrupting power of money and the psychopaths hidden among the elite, is rarely discussed or covered by the press. Still, Americans know in their gut the reason we don't have better solutions is because the process has been corrupted.
So while people want solutions, people also want a fair process. Yet Perry implies we should ignore the dysfunctional process failures (the GOBP primary and the obstructionist GOBP House being only two of the most obvious examples) going on right now. Remember, Mussolini as a dictator "made the trains run on time". Perry is essentially advocating for the fascist position. Not sure if Perry's smart enough to know he's taking a fascist view, though it's a surer thing that his handlers and backers are well aware of the fascist overtones in Perry's words.
►Perry: GOP race could lead to brokered GOP convention◄
OMG I hope Perry jumping in is NOT his intentions!!
His one attempt is DONE!!!
That would be messy. It seems if that would happen, I think there would be a lot of back door exchanges and talking. I think there would be so much in the way of rumors, the press would have a field day.
Who did he hear say this so that he could REPEAT it? HeLs not bright enough to have looked at what is going on and have had the original thought.
The GOP has reduced itself to a joke of a political party because it lauded the likes of [Um, I forget] Perry, [Birth Certificate] Trump, [$2 gas] Bachmann, [Leader-not-Reader] Cain and a whole bunch of other clowns as worthy opponents to our erudite President. Even now, the remaining characters are "c" / "b" players at best
GOP donors, save your money until 2016.