The saturated field of Republican presidential wannabes may be losing one contender in the near future. It looks as though Governor Rick Perry may be the first to jump ship according to reports from the Washington Post. Allegedly, Perry’s campaign will no longer be paying his staff in the hot-bed primary states of South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Iowa due to lack of fundraising dollars. The campaign has also stopped paying its staff in Austin, his main headquarters, and campaign manager Jeff Miller has given his blessing for them to look for other jobs. This is definitely not a good sign especially this early in the game.
Hard times call for hard decisions with Miller giving this statement, “As the campaign moves along, tough decisions have to be made in respect to both monetary and time-related resources. Governor Perry remains committed to competing in the early states and will continue to have a strong presence in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.”
The 2016 election has been riddled with an unprecedented number of candidates (17 to be exact) who all feel that they are the top dog. Campaign dollars and donors will be spread thin among the pack making it harder to raise funds.
This is Perry’s second stab at the golden ticket, but so far he has failed to capture the hearts of voters. In this election, it will take more than a few good talking points to get noticed. Electric words and a rebel yell is what voters are ordering up, and going by Perry’s poll numbers, he isn’t delivering.