Three things about Rick Perry staying in the race:
1) The picture he tweeted today: “And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State…Here we come South Carolina!!!”
2) An expanded caption of sorts, by way of Christy Hoppe at the Dallas Morning News: “Griffin Perry just told me #RickPerry spoke with his wife this morning after a good jog cleared his head and they’re onto S. Carolina.”
3) This report, from Robert T. Garrett at the Dallas paper:
I called Perry spokesman Mark Miner. No answer. I then called Perry press person Catherine Frazier. This time, I somehow was connected, though she didn’t say hello. I heard Miner telling her, “He tweeted we’re going on to South Carolina. Every reporter in the world is calling.”
The line then went dead, and in further calling, I could reach neither spokesperson nor Perry adviser Ray Sullivan.
Mr. Perry shows at 5.7 percent in the Real Clear Politics average of South Carolina polls.