You may choose to call what Rick Perry had a “campaign.” I like to think of the whole episode as his oops moment. Whatever it was, as of today, it’s no more
Rick Perry ended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and endorsed Newt Gingrich this morning, saying he saw “no viable path forward” after his dwindling support took him from front-runner status to dead last.
Perry entered the GOP race as a breath of fresh air to many conservatives who hoped for a suitable candidate to oppose Mitt Romney, but after a few bad debate performances and bad finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, he sank in the polls, and his supporters began to give up.
In South Carolina, Perry was polling in last place, in single digits, before the primary on Saturday.