After his announcement last night that he was returning to reassess his campaign, everyone assumed Rick Perry was going to suspend his campaign.

Apparently that is not the case, as Perry just announced via Twitter that he is heading for South Carolina:

This has to be the best news Mitt Romney has received in a long time, as it ensures the not-Romney not-Paul vote is split at least three ways.

Reader poll:  Did Rick Perry make the right decision?  (poll open until 9 p.m. Eastern tonight: