Dave Carney, Rob Johnson and Katon Dawson all went to Rick Perry. They must be having second thoughts now after switching from the morally muddy but excellent debater Gingrich to the dud Perry. Craig Schoenfeld left Gingrich for Perry’s exploratory committee but, perhaps wisely, did not join the Perry campaign. At this time, Shoenfeld doesn’t count the well funded Perry out but he believes Gingrich’s poll numbers will continue growing “because folks tuning in have seen he’s about ideas and substance.” It seems more likely that people abandoning Cain just have no where else to go. Now that Gingrich is competitive, the
Target Tiffany target on his back will draw way more attention than Newt can handle.
Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue switched from Gingrich to Pawlenty before Pawlenty switched to Romney. Perdue and Pawlenty may regret those decisions for different reasons. If Pawlenty had hung in there, he might have gotten his turn on the frontrunner shore in the ebb and flow of this campaign.
– Iron Filing