And then there were four. Before dropping out of the GOP presidential race, candidates Herman Cain and Michele Bachman gave the electorate plenty to remember them by. And now fellow one-time front-runner and current Governor of Texas Rick Perry has decided to join them on the sidelines. After spending more than $15 million and garnering 14,323 votes in the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries — that’s about $955 per vote, by the way — Perry announced he’s suspending his campaign and throwing his support behind Newt Gingrich.
And now, a look back on Perry’s very best words of wisdom.
ON STAYING ON MESSAGE
ON SOCIAL NETWORKING
“You can always follow me on Tweeter.” (2011)
ON THE MINIMUM VOTING AGE IN SAUDI ARABIA AND THE DATE OF ELECTIONS IN … WELL, WE’RE NOT SURE
“Those of you that will be 21 by November the 12th, I ask for your support and your vote. Those of you who won’t be, just work hard.” (2011)
ON FORMER PRESIDENTS
“George W. Bush did a incredible job in the presidency defending us from freedom.” (2010)
ON ABSTINENCE EDUCATION
ON THE DRUG WAR
“Juarez [Mexico] is reported to be the most dangerous city in America.” (2011)
ON USING TOUGH TALK WITH COYOTES
“Don’t attack my dog or you might get shot.” (2010)
ON WHO REALLY CAUSED THE BP OIL SPILL (HINT: IT WASN’T BP.)
“From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented.” (2010)
ON THREE HUGE POLICY DECISIONS. TWO OF WHICH HE CAN REMEMBER.