Perry tweets: On to South Carolina
Perry tweeted the above photo Wednesday, with the message that he was headed to South Carolina.
January 4th, 2012
11:37 AM ET
11 years ago

Perry tweets: On to South Carolina

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry suggested Wednesday that he plans to continue his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination despite his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses - and despite saying earlier that he would reassess his candidacy.

"And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State...Here we come South Carolina!!!" Perry said on Twitter on Wednesday morning. Republican voters in South Carolina go to the polls on January 21. The New Hampshire primary happens on Tuesday.

Perry included a photo of himself in running gear with his tweet.

Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • South Carolina
soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. cog in the wheel

    Yep, better to go to SC than home to Texas and face the music. Explain again, Governor, WHY (in addition to your salary) you are collecting retirement payments from state government BEFORE you retire? How "government is the problem" when you've spent your entire life as a Texas politician employed by the state? How "special interests" have corrupted government, when your friends and political connections are given key appointments to state jobs?

    January 4, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  2. Bama Girl for Obama

    Thanks Ricky this will really help team Obama!!

    January 4, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  3. Henry

    Maybe Perry got a call from Romney who guaranteed him a cabinet position if he would stay in the race long enough to take the legs out from under Santorum and Gingrich. Then he can quit.

    January 4, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  4. Kevin O.

    So is he going to South Carolina to seek medical attention regarding that slurping sound coming from deep within his skull?

    January 4, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  5. bluedogboy

    Rick Perry is too dumb to be president.

    January 4, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  6. once upon a horse

    well I guess God told Perry not to quit. If INDEED it's the voice of the Almighty he is listening to.

    January 4, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  7. Tea Party

    Whoever voted for this guy should be shot out of a cannon.

    January 4, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. TomGI

    Please feel free to continue your disappointing 5th place showing.

    January 4, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. SPLAT!~

    You just can't fix stupid!~

    January 4, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  10. catherine english

    Look at that photo, he's clearly demented, is this really who you want running the country, look at the State again I repeat, he's clearly demented!

    January 4, 2012 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  11. paul

    Rick, unfortunately for you, most of the states are not like Texas. In your home state which is controlled by conservative Republicans, you just tell them to "jump" and they ask, "how high". Forcing your social agenda and big business plan (the 1%) will not work outside of Texas. Better just go home and serve your state.

    January 4, 2012 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  12. Dave

    He's a glutton for humiliation.

    January 4, 2012 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  13. Voice of Reason

    Oh please please PLEASE dont drop out! We lost Cain, now Bachmann, If Rick Perry drops out, then it wont be nearly as much fun! Romney is a robot, and Santorum is the antithesis of fun (I dont think that guy knows what fun is). Ron Paul is a grumpy old man...

    Well, at least we still have Gingrich.

    January 4, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  14. Really!

    Perry needs to pick up his toys and go home...nobody likes a bully! He has already embarrassed TX enough. It's always the dumb ones that think they are smart.

    January 4, 2012 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  15. ddblah

    run, baby, run. keep running, never stop ...
    doesn't matter anyway.

    January 4, 2012 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  16. kinglywarrior

    Good, stay in South Carolina please Ricky. Try and become governor there, and let Texas recover from the embarrassment.

    January 4, 2012 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  17. Miss G

    The governor knows he doesn't have good chances in NH to secure that primary so why not go to the next stop? S. Carolina is a very conservative state with similar ideologies to Perry. He has also spent a great deal of time there campaigning and getting chummy with the local party chapters and Republican minded orgs down there. I would be surprised if he did not do well in S. Carolina. He actually has a lot of support there.

    January 4, 2012 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  18. ThePreacherTheTeacher


    –Barack Obama

    January 4, 2012 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  19. Will

    That's right Perry, skip New Hampshire. Them Yankees with their fancy book lernin' won't appreciate a candidate of your caliber.

    January 4, 2012 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  20. ThePreacherTheTeacher

    Were the short shorts with the spandex leotards absolutely necessary?

    January 4, 2012 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
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