Sunday, September 13, 2015

One Down Sixteen To Go: Republican Candidate Rick Perry Quits

The first candidate to step out of the 2016 GOP presidential clown car is former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Perry announced his departure from the field this afternoon in a Berkeley, Missouri speech.

Perry announcing the end at the Eagle Forum in St. Louis, Missouri

Perry bowed out with this...
"We have a tremendous field – the best in a generation – so I step aside knowing our party is in good hands, and as long as we listen to the grassroots, the cause of conservatism will be too. I share this news with no regrets. It has been a privilege and an honor to travel this country, to speak with the American people about their hopes and dreams, to see a sense of optimism prevalent despite a season of cynical politics."

While Perry generally praised the remaining field of candidates he did however take the opportunity to throw a few last jabs at the Republican frontrunner Donald Trump by warning the party against...

 “falling for the cult of personality,” and nominating “a candidate whose rhetoric speaks louder than his record,” and indulging in “nativist appeals that divide the nation further.

I salute Perry with a hale and hearty "Oops"!

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