“I’ve never quit a day in my life. I have never quit in the face of adversity, and I’m not just about to quit on the future of America. I am going to stay in this race and stay in this fight because our children in this country are worth the fight,” Perry told a crowd of 125 South Carolinians at the Beacon Drive-In…

The Texas governor, who ordered a sweet tea and a Chili Cheese A Plenty, which the famed diner described as a “chili cheeseburger on a bun buried on a plate underneath piles of sweet onion rings and French fried potatoes,” characterized the presidency as his “target,” comparing it to his 16-year courtship of his wife, Anita, before she agreed to marry him.

“For 16 years I pursued her. Don’t anybody get confused that I am not one of these guys that when I got a target in my sight, I don’t give up,” Perry said.