Flash! News from the Perry campaign
Thu January 19, 2012 12:34 am

A COMMUNICATION FROM THE PERRY CAMPAIGN TO THEIR SUPPORTERS

Subject: PERRY COMMITS BEYOND SOUTH CAROLINA!!!  We're in for the long haul, folks!

Perry supporters nationwide!

Our ranks have grown and money is being raised from individual donors at a breakneck pace. You are ALL A MAJOR PART of that.

In case you didn't hear already through social media, RICK PERRY HAS COMMITTED TO STAYING IN THE RACE. In an article hosted by the National Journal, Governor Perry discussed the Marine/Taliban story, but added that no matter what, he intends to compete in Florida at the end of the month!

In the face of adversity, media distortion, Fox News blackouts and bundlers trying to force him out, Governor Perry has seen something in the grassroots support the last 10 days that has lifted his spirits and energized his campaign. Something big has begun brewing and we are all a factor in that.

We have not gotten as many updates from you, our members as we need to keep accurate records and be sure you're getting credit. Ron Paul supporters put most campaigns to shame with their viral, almost epidemic-like money bomb campaigns that spread through social media. WE DEPEND ON YOU to get the word out and help us recruit those willing to give $75, $50, $25, even $10 to help move ads on South Carolina television and radio.

We thank you for your support so far and wish to recognize the efforts of Morgan McComb - TX, Angela Toft - CA and Brenda Baggins - TX for the remarkable recruiting efforts. Together, we've raised over $3,000 of the $15,000 pledged this cycle. Let's help Governor Perry by thanking him for his committment to staying beyond South Carolina with an investment into his campaign!

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I received the above email from a friend connected with the Perry campaign. I'm baffled. Does anyone really believe this:
Our ranks have grown and money is being raised from individual donors at a breakneck pace.

or this:
Something big has begun brewing and we are all a factor in that.
or this:
WE DEPEND ON YOU to get the word out and help us recruit those willing to give $75, $50, $25, even $10 to help move ads on South Carolina television and radio.

Now they are trying to raise money for television and radio spots in increments of $75, $50, $25, and $10. How much time does $10 buy on the radio? Twenty seconds? None of this makes any sense to me. Perry is still at 6% in South Carolina. He is going to finish last again. If he goes on to Florida, he will finish last there. What is the compulsion that drives him to hang on?

This is really strange. The Perry campaign has nowhere to go. It is on life support. Who is supposed to believe that they are in for the long haul? I guess it depends upon how long long is.

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