Gingrich / Perry ticket?

According to posts on hotair and fox political blogs Gingrich maybe looking to form a ticket with Perry.

Sources close to the Gingrich campaign say preliminary “what-if” conversations are underway that could lead to a Gingrich-Perry ticket being announced prior to the Republican National Convention at the end of August.

Gingrich insiders hope forming a predetermined ticket with Perry will unite the evangelical, Tea Party and very conservative voters that make up the core of the GOP.

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While I believe this will certainly help him is it too little too late? Gingrich needs to win Mississippi and Alabama to prove his “southern strategy” is still a viable option. Would seem that this is very late in the game for this type of announcement. I definitely think Perry can shake things up for Gingrich. I just wonder if there is time left for this to matter.