and thus looks like trump being the lead for the gop nom is paying off by cutting the field down at least by one and for the second time rick perry quest for the presidency is over with as rick is the first repub out of the race now mostly due to the high cost of running aka running out  of money to go on. though will rick make a third go of it in 2020 . as first repub done running the race for president. rick perry for the second time.