In this Jan. 3, 2012, photo, Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry pauses on caucus night in West Des Moines, Iowa. Perry did something in Iowa he?s never done in three decades of public life: He lost. Those who have known Perry for years expect him to take his fifth-place finish in Tuesday?s Iowa caucuses in stride, even as his chances of winning the presidential nomination shrink. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)