Out of race, Rick Perry shifts focus to home
Texans reveal mix of opinions after a rocky campaign
Governor Rick Perry of Texas was back in town Friday, the day after announcing in South Carolina that he was pulling out of the Republican presidential race. To many Americans , Perry suffered a humiliating defeat in his failed bid to win the Republican nomination, making gaffes that became punch lines of nationwide jokes. But to many Texans, particularly those involved in politics, Perry’s return to the state is a far more complicated matter.