A group of conservative activists decided Saturday to throw its support behind Rick Santorum in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination.
Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council and a spokesman for the group of roughly 150 activists, said that a “strong consensus” emerged for the former Pennsylvania senator after a three-ballot process.
“I think it was vigorous discussion of who they felt best represented the conservative movement and who they think had the best chance of succeeding,” said Perkins, adding that he was surprised that the group was able to coalesce around one candidate.
The activists gathering in Texas, a week before South Carolina voters go to the polls in their primary, said their get-together was meant to unite behind an alternative to President Obama and not to “bash” Mitt Romney – the front-runner for the nomination who is viewed with skepticism within some conservative and evangelical circles.
...and the other has crowned himself the King of Fools.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday vowed to continue his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination in Florida, regardless of his finish in the South Carolina primary.
"That's our intention," he told Candy Crowley on CNN's State of the Union.
When she pressed him on whether he would stay in the race even if he finished last in South Carolina, Perry repeated that was his intention.
Of course, I'm all for these guys extending the battle with Mittens and using those Super PAC dollars to destroy each other and not President Obama, so nothing makes me happier than to see this delirious, deleterious double-barreled effort by the Tea Party to sink Romney.
Keep up the good work, boys.