Perry Backs Romney

Texas Governor Rick Perry, who briefly threatened Mitt Romney’s frontrunner status last summer, has formally announced his endorsement for the former Massachusetts Governor.

Texas Governor Rick Perry, who briefly threatened Mitt Romney’s frontrunner status last summer, has formally announced his endorsement for the former Massachusetts Governor.

“Mitt Romney has earned the Republican Presidential nomination through hard-work, a strong organization, and disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies,” Perry said in a statement Thursday. “Mitt ‘s vision and record of private sector success will put America back on the path of job creation, economic opportunity and limited government.”

Perry added that he will attempt to assist the de facto nominee in unseating President Obama.

On the eve of the South Carolina primary, Perry endorsed Newt Gingrich. However, reports indicate that the former Speaker intends to leave the field next week.

The Texas Governor made an impressive splash when he first entered the GOP race, but found his popularity dissipate after he announced his support for the DREAM Act and delivered a series of lackluster debate performances. The nail in his coffin however, was the now infamous “oops” moment, wherein Perry forgot mid-debate the name of one government agency he intended to eliminate.

Tags: ,

Justin Duckham
Justin Duckham is a Senior Washington Correspondent with the Talk Radio News Service. Justin is a proud alumnus of UC Merced, where he studied History, Philosophy and American Studies. Prior to making the jump to politics in 2008, Justin was a music journalist in California. Follow Justin on Twitter @Jduckham

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Pentagon: ISIL Fortifying Defenses In Iraq, Syria

And roughly 6,000 ISIL fighters out of 20,000 – 30,000 have been killed since Operation Inherent Resolve began in August.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – January 23, 2015

The World in 2:00 continents logo

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is dead, Yemen’s president steps down and the European Central Bank embarks on its own ‘quantitative easing’ plan.

Pentagon: Yemen Situation Still Unclear

Just who is in control of Yemen?

Senate Dems Blast GOP Over Pipeline Amendments

Schumer said that Democrats were only able to move forward with approximately a third of their proposed amendments.

Alarm Raised On Stalled South Sudan Peace Negotiations

The U.S., U.K. and Norway expressed alarm over the lack of progress since hostilities began in Dec. 2013.

DNC Sets Date For 2016 Convention

Photo/Democratic National Committee

What hasn’t been decided, however, is where the convention itself will be held.