Gov. Rick Perry Drops Out of 2012 Race

The Texas governor endorses "conservative visionary" Newt Gingrich.
19:27 | 01/19/12

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I've always believed the mission. Is greater than the man. As I've contemplated the future of this campaign. I've come to the conclusion that there is no viable path forward for me in this point twelve campaign. There for today. I -- suspending my campaign. In endorsing Newt Gingrich for president United States. I believe -- is a conservative visionary who can transform our country. We better differences which campaign Jewell inevitably. And it is not perfect but. Who among businesses. The fact is. There is forgiveness for those. Who seek via. And I believe in the power redemption for it is -- central Tenet. Of my Christian -- I have no question that Newt Gingrich has the heart of a conservative. Reformer the ability to rally. And captivate the conservative movement the courage to tell those Washington interest to take a hike. If that's what's in the best interest of our country. As a Texan. I'm never shied away from -- Particularly when I considered the cause to be righteous. But as someone who's always admired. -- great if not -- -- as Texas governor Sam Houston. I know when it's time. To make a strategic retreat. So I'll leave -- -- return home to Texas. Wind down -- when he twelve campaign. And I will do so -- pride. Knowing I gave fully. -- myself of a cause. Worthy of this country.

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