Ladies and gentlemen, the Indicted Clown is the first campaign casualty of the 2016 GOP presidential preseason:
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Friday he is ending his presidential campaign.
Perry announced the end of his campaign at the Eagle Forum — an event founded by conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly — in St. Louis, Missouri.
“We have a tremendous field – the best in a generation – so I step aside knowing our party is in good hands, and as long as we listen to the grassroots, the cause of conservatism will be too,” Perry said, according to his prepared remarks.
This is one of those things about which we haven’t much to say insofar as we don’t really care except to make the note that it happened.
Oh, right. And to wonder who’s next.
Image note: Composite from source photo by Jim Young/Reuters, 2015.
Lavender, Paige. “Rick Perry Ends His 2016 Presidential Campaign”. The Huffington Post. 11 September 2015.