The Big Conversation:
A clearer picture of Gov. Rick Perry's abrupt about-face on Wednesday has begun to emerge.
An air of mystery still hangs over the governor's decision — announced Wednesday via Twitter, to the surprise of some of his own staff members — to stay in the presidential race after saying Tuesday, following a dismal fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, that he'd return to Texas to reassess his candidacy.
But as the Tribune's Jay Root reports, Perry's wife, Anita, and son, Griffin, strongly opposed withdrawing, according to top advisers who spoke on the condition of ...