Skip to comments.Rick Perry gets U.S. voting age wrong in New Hampshire
Posted on 11/29/2011 12:46:49 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm
At a town hall meeting at the Institute of Politics at New Hampshires Saint Anselms College Tuesday, Rick Perry asked that all of the college students in the crowd who will be 21 by Nov. 12 support his bid for the presidency.
The voting age in the United States is, of course, 18. And the 2012 election will be held on Nov. 6, 2012. (The New Hampshire Republican primary, which brought Perry to the state, will take place on Jan. 10).
Those who are going to be over 21 on November 12th, I ask for your support, Perry said, eliciting a few chuckles from the crowd. Those who wont be, just work hard. Because youre... counting on us.
The gaffe can be easily chalked up to a slip of the tongue. In fact after the event Perry spokesman Mark Miner said simply the governor misspoke.
But whiffing on electoral basics will hardly help Perry as he struggles to recover from a series of gaffe-filled and lackluster debate performances (the most memorable of which was the oops moment during a Republican debate when Perry failed to recall the third government department he would eliminate as president).
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Easy to blame it on the media when you stick your own foot in your mouth and the media makes a big deal about then ignores the whole thing when their candidate does it.
Perry was a jet pilot for the Air Force, that is a very hard accomplishment. You have to have high intellect to accomplish that alone. The left always used that against Reagan and it seems if the right can get away with it...they are using it against Perry.
“But we really did have a “21 year old” voting barrier...40 years ago.”
Yeah, but 40 years ago Perry was already 21 and eligible to vote so maybe he didn’t notice.
"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."
THIS is his great comeback? Announcing to America he knows nothing about the US Constitution?
You aint seen nuttin' yet. Wait til America gets a load of Perry's upcoming ads:
<><> Vowing China will not go Communist under his watch.
<><> Promising to give Merck a $100 million federal grant to research a vaccine to wipeout diptheria in our time.
<><> Warning that he's spittin' mad about the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.
Big deal. Yawn.
That is hardly a misspoke. He deliberately said that 21 year olds should give me the vote, but others work hard to get me elected. I guess this is what we get when a candidate wants to be President and gets a 2.2 in college. Yieks! Thank God people are smart enough not to vote for him (at least the mass majority).
At least he knows how many states are in the USA.
I have seen an proof of this.
Haha what an idiot. And November 12th???? Is he talking about the general election date?!
Breaking News . Slow Joe Biden watched FDR on Tv during the depression. At least that’s what he said. Maybe he borrowed it from Neal Kinnick .
Yes the Vice President said this. BIG DIFFERENCE though. He was already elected. Had Perry said this in 2013 it would be just a humorous mistake. He is interviewing for the position of President of the United States and doing a VERY poor job of it. How many people conduct interviews on this site? I bet quite a few and if someone gave a really crazy answer to a question you asked, you would probably not hire the guy.
obama just said hawaii is in asia.
Obama and Perry are stupid. They are EXACTLY the same!!!! I have been saying it forever and you just basically agreed with me when you added something Obama said that was stupid. The two of them could not find themselves out of a paper bag.
Perry was asking college students for their vote. Then he made a complete fool of himself by writing off the very people who he was trying to win over!
Why Sanotrum? He might be the only one who has not said something stupid. I guess I am going Bachmann/Santorum. We cannot afford to have Newt or Perry as President.....they are too compulsive.
God this guy is the biggest joke. Can he seriously be anymore stupid. Dennisw....do you want to change your FREEPER page yet. You really should!!!!
Well then something happens in Perrys’ head between the thought being formed in his brain and coming out of his mouth.
I ask my 16 y/o step daughter if (when she says something stupid) that sounded smarter in her head before it came out of her mouth. It’s taught her to stop and think before speaking.
Perry should try this.
I guess Perry better make another appointment with David Letterman.
I am torn now on whether I want this guy gone or not.
He is so dumb that he adds humor to this campaign season.
He is like the jokester.
Can you imagine he really thought he could be President of the United States? Thank God the American Public aren’t as naive as Texans.
No way is 49 states going to give this guy the keys to anything.
HE IS A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Santorum has a creepy demeanor about him that turns people off. I like his policies on manufacturing, but ask the average person about him and they cringe.