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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