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Gov. Rick Perry announced Thursday morning that he’s dropping out of the presidential race and turning his cowboy boots back to Texas. Salon’s Steve Kornacki, the New York Observer’s Elizabeth Spiers, Time’s Rana Foroohar, BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith, and New York Magazine’s John Heilemann commemorate Perry’s presidential bid and his turnaround endorsement for Newt Gingrich.Jan.19.2012