Is This the First Casualty of the Republican Presidential Race?

Is Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry the first casualty of the Republican presidential race?

It has to be bad, when a rich white man stops paying his bills! Who does Rick Perry think he is? Obama?

According to Fox News:

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has stopped paying his campaign staffers in the early primary state of South Carolina, in a move that could raise questions about whether his presidential bid is on the rocks.

Spokesman Lucy Nashed said in a statement late Monday that “tough decisions have to be made in respect to both monetary and time-related resources.”

“Governor Perry remains committed to competing in the early states and will continue to have a strong presence in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina,” Nashed said in a statement. “The Governor is also looking forward to his trips to South Carolina this Thursday and to Iowa next week.”

The pay suspension was first reported by National Journal, which said that Perry’s South Carolina state director Katon Dawson was among those working on a volunteer basis. Other Perry South Carolina staffers told the Associated Press they would continue to work on the campaign, at least for the time being, believing the former governor’s fortunes may improve.

You don’t have to have a degree in Political Science to see the desperation in the Perry camp. And it appears the closest the former governor will get to the White House is as a guest or a tourist.

The sad part about politics is the amount of time and energy (and money) spent on campaigns that are doomed. Imagine putting all that collective energy behind a focused effort.

So the shifting of the sands with the Republicans is underway. Is Perry the first casualty – yes. He will fight on, hoping for mistakes from others, but the optics are bad here.

The good news is the sharpening of the blade has begun, and it will be able to cut through steel, when the Conservatives are finished with the Republicans.

Who will be next? Who has NO shot? Tell us your predictions.




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