Back in January when Rick Perry dropped out of the GOP primary, he endorsed Newt Gingrich. But now that Newt's out of the race and Perry's no longer high on pain meds, the Texas governor has finally thrown his ten-gallon cowboy hat into the ring for Mitt Romney…
Texas Gov. Rick Perry endorsed Mitt Romney for president late Wednesday, his spokesman confirmed, making him the latest anti-establishment holdout to jump behind the presumptive nominee.
"Today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in endorsing Mitt Romney for president and pledge to him, my constituents and the Republican Party I will continue to work hard to help defeat President Obama," Mr. Perry said in a statement first reported by Fox News.
It remains unclear what role the Texas governor will play in the Romney campaign.
Well, whatever role they let him play, hopefully they won't let him play with sharp objects. Maybe Perry's endorsement will give the Romney campaign the shot in the arm it really needs. If nothing else, Perry can at least give it a mandatory shot of the HPV vaccine.
Some say it's strange for Perry to endorse Romney so late in the game, but considering it took him an eternity to name three departments of government, we shouldn't be surprised it only took him several months to endorse the actual nominee.
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