Lots of media reports note that Rick Perry’s campaign has stopped paying staff. His campaign itself is out of money though his Super PAC still has more than $10 million cash on hand. That’s why you cannot count Perry out yet.
In the 2008 Presidential campaign season, [mc_name name=’Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000303′ ] ran out of money in August of 2007 and went on to be the Republican nominee in August of 2008.
In the 2012 campaign cycle, Newt Gingrich not only lost his money but his whole staff quit on him. He went on regroup and win South Carolina.
Perry and McCain did not see the staff departures. Most of Perry’s folks are saying they still stand with him because of passion, not money.
He needs a path forward and that may be hard for him since he did not get a seat at the first debate. But given McCain and Gingrich, I would not count him out.