FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011, file photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Red State Gathering in Charleston, S.C., where he announced his run for president in 2012. Perry has gone from presidential front-runner to underdog in a flash, yet he acts as though he has nothing to lose. Perhaps he's used to being counted out, thought he hasn't lost an election in his 26 years in public office. Or perhaps he never expected to be where he is today: A farm kid who became the longest-serving governor of Texas, who sill has a shot at winning the Republican nomination. (AP Photo/Alice Keeney, File)