Republican political professionals are telling Texas Governor Rick Perry to get out of the presidential race before his political career is damaged beyond repair, Capitol Hill Blue has learned.
Hampered by increased scrutiny and poor debate performances, Perry’s fall from front-runner to also-ran is slated to become discussion topics for political science classes. Political professionals polled by Capitol Hill Blue rank Perry with other GOP also-rans like Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann.
“What happened in Texas should have stayed in Texas,” said Republican activist Susan Hildebrand. “Mr. Perry just wasn’t ready for prime time.”
Political pros say Perry is now too damaged to recover and can only salvage what’s left of his political career by withdrawing graciously before he drops all the way down to the bottom rung of Presidential pretenders.
“It’s time for Perry to take his roadshow back to Texas,” says one GOP insider who asked not to be identified. “He’s old news.”
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