PROVE IT. Don’t just talk about it. The reporters in TEXAS KNOW this is how Perry speaks when he is happy. You say he is drunk, PROVE IT. Where ARE the WITNESSES?
If this is typical, I’m surprised supporters have provided examples. I.e.: why is there not a youtube video w segments from various other speeches showing Perry in the same, loose, slappy-happy mood?
Rick Perry was stone-cold sober during energetic New Hampshire speech and drank “only water,” host says
“According to Rick Perry’s host at Friday night’s (in)famous speech in New Hampshire, the Texas governor drank “only water” at the event.
“I can tell you unequivocally he wasn’t drinking at the event and he hadn’t been drinking prior to the event,” Kevin Smith, the executive director of Cornerstone Action, the conservative group that hosted the event, told The Hill. “I was sitting with him, and I found him to be very engaging with all of the people he was talking with, he was very articulate.”
Video of full speech is also at the link above.
Perry was among friends, and gave an animated speech.
Romney couldn’t give an animated speech if his life depended on it. So is Romney better than Perry, because he is stiff all the time?
No one was able to prove Rush Limbaugh was addicted to Oxycontin until Rush came out and admitted his addiction.
And, I doubt that any Perry campaign supporters or staff are going to come out and say “Perry has a drinking and/or drug problem”.
All I can say, as many others have state, Perry looks a half a bubble off. If this is his typical way he interacts with folks I think that's a problem.