John Heilemann on NOW With Alex Wagner: Why Is Rick Perry Still In The Race?

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Our own John Heilemann joined Alex Wagner’s panel today to discuss why Rick Perry has chosen, after much a day of "reassessment," to continue campaigning despite a fifth-place finish at Tuesday’s Iowa Caucuses, and how Perry is apparently willing to run? or swim? or powerwalk? all the way to South Carolina. Deadpan, Wagner asks the group: "Why is he still in this race?" "I think there’s a lot of chatter in the political world today about the possibility of a deal with the Romney campaign to keep him in," Heilemann said. "At this moment, Perry taking 10 percent of the vote in South Carolina is good for Mitt Romney."

Heilemann on NOW With Alex Wagner: Rick Perry