Alas, poor Rick! The former Texas governor has made official what we all suspected — that we do not have a President Perry in our future. Whew!
But regular Epolitics.com readers had plenty of warning, thanks to Shaun Dakin. His insight back in August? That Perry’s campaign hadn’t sent an email to supporters since the end of June. In honor of Ol’ Rick’s political future, such as it is, let’s reprise Shaun’s piece…and wonder who’s next. This article first appeared on August 17th.
How To Tell If A Presidential Campaign Is Dead Without Asking A Single Campaign Staffer
How did I know that Rick Perry’s Presidential campaign ambitions were pretty much over, long before the headlines said so?
His campaign had not sent an email since June 30th. Not a single one.
In fact, the one single email that I received was sent via the following FROM:
- Perry for President <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Notice that the email did not come from @RickPerry.org but from a consulting firm that sends emails from hundreds of campaigns and organizations across the country.
Here is a screenshot of my current inbox. I have signed up for every single email from every single campaign from every single party running in 2016.
Rick Perry is at zero.
What do you think?