Multiple sources are indicating that Rick Perry’s flagging presidential campaign may not make it past the quarter pole. On the day after missing the first GOP presidential debate, Perry campaign manager Jeff Miller told staff that they would no longer be paid. Despite the lack of income many workers are staying with the campaign for the time being. How long Perry can hang on without some improvement in the polls is questionable.
“Money is extremely tight,” admitted Katon Dawson, Perry’s South Carolina campaign chairman. “We all moved to volunteer status. Our team is working as hard as it was last week.” Perry’s supposedly independent super PAC still has money in the bank, but the campaign itself is essentially broke. Perry aides vowed that they will continue raising money to compete in the early 2016 contests, but expenditures are down to transportation, hotels and meals for Perry and his travelling staff. Perry is planning to campaign in South Carolina on Thursday and to visit Iowa next week.
IRHO, it couldn’t happen to a less qualified, superbly coifed, more self-aggrandizing, empty suit, pompous bag of wind than Rick Perry – unless of course it were Donald Trump.