By JOSH HAFNER, Des Moines Register
WEST DES MOINES, IA. â€” Sometime around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry sat down with his wife, family members and a small group of advisers in consultant Joe Allbaughâ€™s hotel room to have a conversation, said campaign spokesman Ray Sullivan.
The topic: Could Perryâ€™s presidential campaign continue despite a 10 percent, fifth-place showing in the Iowa caucuses?
The group of six or seven people phoned Dave Carney, Perryâ€™s longtime Texas adviser, Sullivan said, and partook in â€œa bunch of talking and a bunch of writing.â€
In a downstairs ballroom of the Sheraton West Des Moines, Perry supporters and volunteers from more than 30 states stared at an empty stage and a screen looping Perryâ€™s video ads. They were waiting for their candidate.
At about 10:50 p.m., he emerged.
Perry said at a Sioux City debate last month that he wanted to defy expectations, to become the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses. In Perryâ€™s introduction, his Iowa co-chair Bob Haus said that sometimes even if youâ€™re Tebow, you still â€œget a little bit of grass in your helmet.â€
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