The media is trying to spin things about the polls and making excuses in case he drops out.
He may actually be thinking of dropping out.
Just look at these news reports, no one was allowed to write this shit before today...
[Did Larry Flynt find the winning ticket?]
Rick Perry Sharp Drop Due To Unforced Errors http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/10430226-rick-perry-sharp-drop-due-to-unforced-errors
Tampa : FL : USA | Sep 24, 2011 at 6:37 AM PDT
Only a few weeks ago, the governor of Texas has taken a Republican presidential candidate preferred by the storm, but his star fell quickly during its first three debates. On Thursday night, has collapsed.
Conservatives gathered in a three-day conclave here - kicked off by Google, Fox News debate Thursday night - "ready to marry," Perry, but left "frightened" her performance, said a Republican of Florida, links between the authorities and the country cooperatives and grassroots activists.
That discontent has been building, though it's not final in any sense. Perry's fortunes have fallen in large part because of a series of gaffes that demonstrated his lack of discipline and experience on a national stage. In several key moments during the past few weeks, the governor showed a tendency to undermine some of his best moments and to make tough or difficult moments even worse. His potential supporters have grown leery of Perry as the list of his unforced errors has grown longer.The good moments gone bad
Perry's answer to the HPV vaccine question on Thursday night could have been a standout moment. At first blush, some thought it was one of his best. He explained his decision to mandate vaccination for young Texas girls with a personal and moving story of meeting a woman suffering from cervical cancer, which can be caused by the human papillomavirus.
"I got lobbied by a 31-year-old young lady who had stage-four cervical cancer. I spent a lot of time with her," Perry said.
Perry actually spend time with Heather Burcham, who died in July 2007. But when the governor gave the impression that his decision to issue compulsory HPV vaccination executive order, bypassing the state legislature, has been affected by this experience, Burcham has not complied with, before giving the order.
Wednesday evening, another highlight Perry exasperated. He has started talking seriously about an audience of several thousand activists here about his need for their prayers.
"As a governor who's made a great deal of decisions with consequences over the years, I couldn't have done so without being driven to my knees on many occasions. As I campaign for president, I not only ask you for your vote and your support, I ask you for your prayers," Perry said.
The connection in the room was palpable, and Perry added to it for a moment by asking the crowd to pray for President Obama, taking on an air of dignity and good will.
"I ask you to pray for our country. I ask you to pray for our president," he said.
But Perry couldn't help himself. He added a request that the activists pray for Obama that God "open his eyes." Maybe some in the room didn't mind, but the implicit claim by Perry that his policy positions have divine fiat destroyed any of the moral high ground that Perry had momentarily begun to claim. Bad times get worse
Perry must have known it was going to be beaten on immigration, especially its support to offer discounts to state tuition at public colleges and universities in Texas to children of illegal immigrants. He took flak for that in the debate last week, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney argued at length on Thursday to explain why the policy is "nonsense."
Perry, bristles, and his enthusiasm to hit again, he despised the bus a large conservative base.
"If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they've been brought there by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart," Perry said.
Calling people who disagreed with him heartless will resonate. One conservative activist who said he agreed with Perry on the issue was still offended by the suggestion that those who disagreed with Perry lacked empathy.
Romney jumped on the line in his opening comments Friday morning during a speech to the Conservative Action Political Conference in Florida.
"I think if you're opposed to illegal immigration it doesn't mean that you don't have a heart. It means that you have a heart and a brain," Romney said to cheers.
Perry was able to commit a double error in its response Thursday evening on the issue of vaccines against HPV. A few moments later, he told the story of Heather Burcham misleading, it is a topic that has already suffered: if the mandate of the vaccine must have had an opt-out for parents or an opt-in.
"I readily admitted we should have had an opt-in, in this program," Perry said.
But that's not true. In the first two debates, Perry vigorously defended the opt-out, saying in California on Sept. 7: "I don't know what's more strong for parental rights than having that opt-out."
Perry has said at least twice outside the first two debates -- once before them, once after -- that he should have had an opt-in. The difference, of course, is that an opt-out acts much more like a mandate, requiring parental action for children not to be vaccinated. With an opt-in, only children whose parents really want the vaccination receive it.
Perry expressed some frustration with the topic, but in the process insulted parents.
"I don’t know what part of opt-out most parents don’t get," Perry said.
Even if such happiness is becoming increasingly common, Romney adviser, Stuart Stevens barely contain his joy he told reporters after the debate to comment on Perry.
Perry Stevens said position amounted to this: ". If you are a parent and you do not like what he did, you're stupid "
Other indiscretion Perry, who has done a bad time even worse was the second debate Sept. 12 in Tampa, after Rep. Michele Bachmann said that Perry's former chief of staff, Mike Toomey, was a lobbyist for Merck, pharmaceutical company set up to make the HPV vaccine, and benefit from the mandate.
Perry answers should be among all-time debate the most imprudent lines.
"The company was Merck, and it was a $5,000 contribution that I had received from them," Perry said. "I raise about $30 million. And if you're saying that I can be bought for $5,000, I'm offended."
If it does not mean it could be bought for more money, Perry succeeded. Given the many ways he led a system of pay to play in Texas, has questionable use of taxpayers' money and hid behind a veil of secrecy in its dealings as governor, he was a small time of political vision.
Together, the two major gaffes on foreign policy during the last debate, and the misguided attempt on Thursday night to emphasize the past Romney flip-flop, the portrait of Perry is a whole number changed dramatically - from a rock ribbed conservative warrior too opportunistic confident, unprepared and not-ready-for-prime-time.
The comments were brutal on Friday, and the party, including tea groups like FreedomWorks reported that their opposition to the latest Romney could soften if Perry continues to fumble.
"The truth of the matter is, you've got to stop getting into trouble," said Al Cardenas, the former Florida GOP chairman and current chairman of the American Conservative Union, which hosted the CPAC conference. "He's got to get himself out of these issues."