So we’ve got one Rick leaving, and in a turn of events, we have another Rick winning. With the South Carolina primaries just two days away, the candidates of the GOP race are making frontline news.
Rick Perry this morning announced he was suspending his campaign. In a statement made on his website Perry states “I ran for President because I love America, our people and our freedom. But the mission is greater than the man.” Apparently he thinks that Newt Gingrich might be the right man for the job, however his endorsement of his fellow candidate is not exactly all praise… “I believe Newt is a conservative visionary who can transform our country. We have had our differences, which campaigns inevitably bring out. And Newt is not perfect, but who among us is?” Gingrich has said he is “humbled and honored” by Perry’s endorsement. And it may be a needed endorsement, as an interview with Gingrich’s second ex-wife is set to air this week.
Rick Santorum on the other hand, is still fighting in the race especially after the good news he heard today. It was announced by Iowa’s Republican Party that of the votes that were accounted for, Santorum had a 34 vote lead over Mitt Romney. This was a reversal of announcement two weeks earlier that Romney won. However, there are 8 precincts missing for certification, so no winner can officially be declared. Despite the lost votes, both candidates have stated that the voting was basically a tie (ironically, they each made such statements when they were told they lost).
This race is just going to continue to heat up and here at Newscom, we have all the images of these 2012 elections you could possible dream of. So make sure to check out our 2012 US Presidential Election site!
And don’t forget, Ron Paul is still running!
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