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.
I wouldn’t mention Rush. His dealer turned him in after they were busted.
The organizer of the event, not necessarily a Perry supporter came out and said he had not been drinking and he had been with him before, during and after the debate.
By the way, did you watch the unedited video or are just running with the Romney splice and edit hatchet job and talking points?
You do realize he was speaking at an evangelical christian event. The most potent beverage was probably unsweet tea.
I can tell you unequivocally he wasnt drinking at the event and he hadnt 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.
Over the past three days, bloggers and TV commentators have repeatedly speculated that the Texas governor was drunk or on drugs during the unusually animated performance.
Smith told The Hill that he was shocked by the national response to the speech, which has been viewed more than 600,000 times on YouTube. He said the address was well-received by the conservative audience.
When I started seeing all of the blog stuff going up on Sunday and the video going viral it caught me by surprise, said Smith. He was definitely more animated than weve seen him during the campaign but the reports that he was buzzed or whatever never crossed any of our minds.
Perry said today in Iowa that he thought he had delivered a good speech in New Hampshire. His campaign aides have not responded to our questions about whether the governor had been medication for his back or had consumed any alcohol before speaking.