Skip to comments.The Perry Implosion
Posted on 11/10/2011 11:34:39 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Covering Rick Perry's devastating inability to recall which third agency of government he'd eliminate, Guy hits it on head in observing that it's so damaging because it crystallizes every negative meme about the Perry candidacy.
But even aside from style and/or political appearance points, the gaffe is profoundly worrisome on substance. Having done live TV, I can sympathize with a glitch. But the kind of stumble Perry made last night seems symptomatic of a candidate who is trying to memorize points for debate prep, rather than an off-moment for someone trying to expound on well-integrated personal knowledge or a deeply-held philosophy.
To put it plainly, a gaffe as prolonged and as painful as Perry's implies a certain disconnect between what he's saying and what he's actually thought about. It suggests that Perry's debate problems aren't just a stylistic problem -- that they indicate a distinct lack of comfort with the underlying substance of the answers. After all, it's not like his point was one that required a deep, exhaustive knowledge of the intricacies of the federal tax code or legislative regulations; if eliminating three agencies is something in which one passionately believes (and if it's Energy, a key theme of his campaign!), it's hard to imagine forgetting one of the agencies.
It's sad. I had high hopes for Perry. But it's evidently not his time. One shudders to think of something like this happening in a late-October 2012 debate with President Obama.
That’s pretty much the answer I expected: “It’s not the proof, it’s the seriousness of the allegations” right Gloria?
At least the “neophyte and masher” has the black walnut mojo.
Perry’s using what he knows best——his Texas election MO. Too bad it doesn’t work on dry land-——outside the Rio Grande.
Thank God Obama never lost his place... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxBX8sz3tO8
But you pray it’s ALL true? Right? Because if it’s not, your guy is toast.
He may have been forgetful, but I’d wager he knows the correct number of states, yet one Baraq Hussein 0bama is touted as the “smartest person ever to occupy the office”[puke!]
Its not up to me how this turns out, newbie. Its all up to Cain and how he handles it from here on out. Btw, if you look at #16 you’ll see that I think this field of GOP candidates is weak. Although Perry remains my #1 choice. This 2012 group of wannabees is on par with the 2008 cast of characters. No better, no worse. Aside from Dubya’s run on the damning heels of Clinton/Gore, the GOP hasn’t come up with a good conservative nominee since Reagan and that was 30+ years ago. This year will be no different.
Even “Larry Cable Guy” writes his joke clues on his hand.
Guess Rick did not get that memo.
That is funny, I don’t care who you are.
So... he's taking Romney flip-flop lessons?
” He can well afford to stay in the racehes got PACs worth millions-and b/c his Mexican and Islamic pals are financing him-and are hellbent on getting him elected.”
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