Does this mean Perry is staying in the race?

Over on the main page we’ve posted Lisa Keen’s report on last night’s Iowa caucus results, in which she noted that Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he was returning to Texas to decide whether to continue his campaign after finishing a disappointing fifth. Communications Director Ray Sullivan later added that it’s unlikely Perry will announce a decision before Thursday, but then moments ago came the below tweet from the governor’s verified Twitter account, along with the above photo of Perry in jogging gear. “And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State…Here we come South Carolina!!!” reads the tweet from Perry’s account. Is this the official announcement that Perry will continue his campaign until the Jan. 21 primary in South Carolina? If so, we’d say he should have at least combed his hair for the photo. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: A Perry campaign source reportedly told Peter Hamby of CNN that, “We’re back on.”

—  John Wright