Whether it's called "The Patterson Pox" or the "Jerry Jinx," the Texas land commissioner doesn't want it to strike again. At least not anytime soon.
Jerry Patterson, left, says he'll be watching the rest of the Republican presidential primary season from the sidelines now that that his first choice, Fred Thompson, has fizzled out. Patterson tells PoliTex that unlike Gov. Rick Perry, who embraced John McCain once Rudy Giuliani bailed, that he has no Plan B.
"I don't intend to endorse," Patterson said. "Look what it did for the last guy!"
He did hold open the prospect of rejoining the battle once the Republican nominee is selected.