Draggingtree Posted August 13, 2015 Share Posted August 13, 2015 Reason : Rick Perry and the Trump Effect The former Texas governor is running a strong campaign. Too bad Donald Trump is in the race.Peter Suderman| Aug. 13, 2015 9:52 am Four years ago this month, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry briefly surgedto the top of the 2012 GOP primary field. But after an embarrassing debate gaffe—he couldn’t remember which three federal agencies he wanted to close—and a series of campaign struggles, he quickly fell in the polls. This year, the former Texas governor, acknowledging that he wasn’t ready four years ago, has attempted to reboot his campaign. But he’s struggled to gain traction: Perry was edged out of the prime- time debate last week, and his fundraising has been weak. On Monday, it was reported that his campaign has stopped paying its staff. Perry’s campaign isn’t over, but it’s not a good sign. And it’s a shame that he has failed to take off this round. While I was no fan of his 2012 run and I continue disagree with him strongly on many issues, Perry has run an interesting, valuable campaign that ought to have injected some seriousness and substance into the GOP field—ought to, Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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