Rick Perry’s troubled path to the GOP nomination took another hit on Wednesday when the campaign lost the last of its staff in New Hampshire. Perry’s New Hampshire political director Dante Vitagliano has left one sinking ship for another by joining the still on the ground campaign of Ohio Gov. John Kasich. According to Vitagliano, “it has become clear that the path forward for Gov. Perry is not through New Hampshire.” Leaving open the question of exactly where is it that Rick’s path actually runs through?
Apparently, Perry’s only remaining hope is ultra-conservative South Carolina. Perry continues to maintain a staff of five in SC. Perry field director, Erik Corcoran, heads the staff and claims that Perry has actual volunteers in the Palmetto State, “We’ve confirmed to [Perry headquarters in Austin] that they hired the right people and we’re in it for the right reasons,” Corcoran said. “I’m not going to disparage anyone who has left, but it sends an enormously powerful message, especially to young people, that there is a team out there that’s in it for the right reasons.”
Listen up young people. Get on the bandwagon of a 65 year old, tired and temperamental white guy who hasn’t had a new idea since 1996. The staff needs you. They’re in it for the right reasons – after all it’s Perry’s last chance to boost his enormously oversized ego. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?