Perry backer reacts to GOP’s ballot decision

Craig Schoenfeld, the Iowa executive director of “Americans for Perry”, calls the Iowa GOP’s decision to keep the name of Texas Governor Rick Perry off the Straw Poll ballot “unfortunate.”  The party won’t let “Americans for Perry” — a 527 group — rent space at the Straw Poll venue either he says.

“That doesn’t change our focus or our mission,” Schoenfeld said, speaking by phone from an NRA event in Searsboro, Iowa.  (I could hear guns firing in the background.)

I asked if this shows the other campaigns are afraid of the prospect of a Perry as a rival. “People can draw their own conclusions,” Schoenfeld said.