Tonight’s results in New Hampshire show the race for ‘conservative alternative’ to Mitt Romney remains wide open. I skipped New Hampshire and aimed my campaign right at conservative South Carolina, where we’ve been campaigning hard and receiving an enthusiastic welcome. I believe being the only non-establishment outsider in the race, the proven fiscal and social conservative and proven job creator will win the day in South Carolina.
South Carolina is the next stop. I have a head start here, and it’s friendly territory for a Texas governor and veteran with solid outsider credentials, the nation’s best record of job creation, and solid fiscal, social and Tea Party conservatism. Rick Perry, in a statement
5 Reasons Perry’s Still Running
1. In the light of day, those top four Iowa finishers don’t look so hot.
2. The Iowa caucuses aren’t foolproof.
3. The media loves a “comeback kid” story, and South Carolina could be just the place for it.
4. Maybe the clumsy Rick Perry of the last few months is the anomaly.
5. He doesn’t want to pull a Tim Pawlenty.