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Rick Perry may skip some debates
LA Times ^ | 10-27-11 | Kim Geiger

Posted on 10/27/2011 2:40:58 PM PDT by Mozilla

After a series of poor debate performances in the early months of his presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is backing off the upcoming GOP debate schedule, committing to just one of the next three events between now and Nov. 15.

Perry has struggled in the five debates he has attended since he joined the race in mid-August. At one, he fumbled an attempt to cast rival Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper. At another, bickering between Romney and Perry drew criticism that the candidates were acting juvenile.

Perry hinted at his frustration with the debates earlier this week when he told Fox News that participating in them was a “mistake.”

“These debates are set up for nothing more than to tear down the candidates,” Perry said. “…All they’re interested in is stirring it up between the candidates.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2dumb2debate; bipartisan; coward; footinmouth; formerdemocratperry; gop; heartless; newtaxes; openborders; perry; rickperry; socialists; toast; vat
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Will this work? I think Perry might be done. A desperation move by him.
1 posted on 10/27/2011 2:41:02 PM PDT by Mozilla
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Perry is a doofus.
2 posted on 10/27/2011 2:44:41 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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I would take my 14 million and head home, there are better uses for it.


3 posted on 10/27/2011 2:46:05 PM PDT by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: Mozilla

No one will notice his absence.


4 posted on 10/27/2011 2:46:11 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Mozilla

Did he show up for the previous ones?


5 posted on 10/27/2011 2:51:43 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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I am not at this time a Perry supporter but the debates as presently held are ridiculous. They have settled nothing. The front runner whomever that happens to be at the time still only garners around 25%.


6 posted on 10/27/2011 2:55:13 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Mozilla

Looks like Rick is taking his boots and hat and heading to a drugstore lunch counter.


7 posted on 10/27/2011 2:55:32 PM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: Mozilla

So much for being the “Trial by Fire” candidate. Perry is the “Duck and Cover” candidate.


8 posted on 10/27/2011 2:56:52 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: Mozilla

He’s done.


9 posted on 10/27/2011 2:58:05 PM PDT by Huck (TAX TEA NOW==SUPPORT 9-9-9!)
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Good for Perry. It’s about time someone did this. I wish the others would follow suit.

These debates are nothing more than media-controlled soundbite-generators.


10 posted on 10/27/2011 2:58:13 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Mozilla

11 posted on 10/27/2011 2:59:05 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: Mozilla

Jerry Springer style debates for Jerry Springer style majorities of politically active constituents in the political parties. Socialists trying to wrench revenues/debt from other socialists.


12 posted on 10/27/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT by familyop ("Dry land is not just our destination, it is our destiny!" --Deacon character, "Waterworld")
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These debates are nothing more than media-controlled soundbite-generators.

"Moderated" by left-leaning media personalities whose mission is to bloody ALL of the Republican candidates in order to soften them up for the general election against Obama. I'm agnostic about Perry, but these "debates" are being used as weapons by the mainstream media against these candidates.
13 posted on 10/27/2011 3:03:44 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Mozilla

This will not work.

I would suggest to Governor Perry that instead of ducking debates, spend more time preparing for them. With some work, he could improve his debating skills. As well all know, W was not exactly Socrates, but W worked hard at improving his debate skills and was able to overcome some of his more annoying habits and still win the election. I don’t know if the electorate will accept a sub-par speaker such as W this time around, but Rick Perry will never know that unless he gets serious about his debating skills.


14 posted on 10/27/2011 3:04:52 PM PDT by 3Fingas
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Yet Perry continues to shoot himself in the foot even while not debating.


15 posted on 10/27/2011 3:06:49 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: 3Fingas

Perry mispeaks as much while campaigning. He even didn’t sound as if he didn’t completely understand what was supposed to be his own tax and spending plan.


16 posted on 10/27/2011 3:08:52 PM PDT by Ingtar
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Agreed. He keeps shooting himself in the foot.

I like some elements of his economic plan. A full-blown domestic energy program would definitely make our economy boom, but his flat tax proposal, was just that — flat. My second favorite tax reform would be a flat tax. But, this flat tax should be no more than 10% and all should pay it, no exemptions, no exclusions.


17 posted on 10/27/2011 3:14:15 PM PDT by 3Fingas
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To: Mozilla

18 posted on 10/27/2011 3:18:03 PM PDT by muleskinner
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Texan’s don’t walk away from a fight. Perry is kuput.
I’m riding the Cain Train.


19 posted on 10/27/2011 3:21:24 PM PDT by vortigern
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To: Mozilla
Romney reminds me of King Obama. Just too greasy.
20 posted on 10/27/2011 3:23:41 PM PDT by Logical me
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