The 2012 Republican presidential dropouts: Where are they now?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

altPerry endorsed Newt Gingrich when he dropped out in January following poor showings in the first two primary contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.

It was radio silence for Perry for the next few months as he returned to work in Texas. But in April, dipped his toe back in the political arena, backing his lieutenant governor, David Dewhurst, in Texas’s hotly contested GOP primary to replace retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R).

And on Wednesday, Perry said he’s eyeing a second bid for the White House in 2016.

“I love this country. As long as my health stays good, as it is, and my family is supportive, I'm certainly going to give it a good examination," Perry told the CBS affiliate in Dallas.

Pawlenty | Perry | Huntsman
Cain | Bachmann | Santorum