While Michele Bachmann may have exited the GOP presidential race, Rick Perry is planning to stick around despite a fifth place finish in Iowa last night.
A short time ago, Perry tweeted, “And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State….Here we come South Carolina!!!”
So does this mean that Perry is bypassing New Hampshire altogether? Is he skipping the two debates scheduled for Saturday night and Sunday morning in Manchester and Concord?
I guess we shouldn’t be totally surprised at this turn of events. Unlike Bachmann, Perry has money to spend. But is it money well spent? At this point, his presence in the race increases the likelihood that Romney could prevail in South Carolina.