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Republican Debate: Rick Perry Forgets Key Part of Policy in Major Gaffe (U.K. Telegraph View)
U.K. Telegraph, London (a.m. edition) ^ | 10 November 2011 | Toby Harnden, Telegraph Reporter in USA

Posted on 11/10/2011 1:00:52 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo

"Governor Rick Perry of Texas suffered one of the worst stumbles in American presidential debate history when he spent nearly a minute trying and failing to remember the name of a government department he had vowed to abolish....

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 2012; brainfart; debate; gaffe; gop; heartless; perry; ricardoperry; unfortunate; vaporlock
...In just 53 seconds, a campaign that was already in trouble after previous shaky debate performances by Mr Perry was plunged into crisis."

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It's not very pretty.

Even across the pond, with British reporting. Even the final graph of the Telegraph story concluded as such: "But Republican as well as Democratic strategists were declaring his candidacy moribund even before the debate was over. Michael Barone, a conservative and political historian, said it was “it was the worst moment in a debate I have ever seen” in 50 years of elections."


1 posted on 11/10/2011 1:00:57 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Can you imagine what a rough night Rick Perry will put over tonight trying to sleep?


2 posted on 11/10/2011 1:07:08 AM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Romney’s campaign jumped right on it.


3 posted on 11/10/2011 1:12:47 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: no dems

I wish him a good sleep and safety. This may just be too much out of his league, but it is something he will have to decide. I believe his spokesman Ray Sullivan talked at one time about sitting out debates, but the point is, you just a) gotta show up for these things, and b) do well.


4 posted on 11/10/2011 1:14:06 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Mr. Cain: Back on message now; let the rest of us ferret out the gutter crap who planted that smear)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
....Michael Barone, a conservative and political historian, said it was “it was the worst moment in a debate I have ever seen” in 50 years of elections."...

Perry has stated this is not the platform where he shines. He's a doer not a talker. Though he does talk well and he has the record in Texas to show he's a doer (including taking on the Energy Dept, the Ed Department and the EPA).

Style, Substance, Perry, and the Media ....."One of the edited clips concerned Perry's use of New Hampshire motto "Live Free or Die" and the Alamo rally call of "Death or Victory." Perry was high-spirited in his comparison, using a loud "Bring It" emphasized with arm motions. The edited clip ends at this point, but in the actual speech, Perry segued to an inspiring two-minute discussion of freedom and its meaning to the governor and to Americans. He said, "Government exists to protect our rights and guarantee our freedom." Compare this thought to the authoritarian use of executive orders that is our current governmental paradigm. Small wonder the left-leaning video editor did not include Perry's description of freedom."....

5 posted on 11/10/2011 1:19:46 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: AmericanInTokyo

6 posted on 11/10/2011 1:43:16 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its all over the world now. German press. French press. Brit press. Singapore. Korea. Italy. Have not seen in Japan yet but will come soon.


7 posted on 11/10/2011 1:51:08 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Mr. Cain: Back on message now; let the rest of us ferret out the gutter crap who planted that smear)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Oh come on, in this day of age, many people around the world watched it live, just like Americans. Here I sit in Baghdad and I get many of the channels I have on my TV back home from satellite available all over the middle east. Including channels and shows we’re so proud for the world to see about us, like Springer, Cheaters, etc.....It doesn’t have to be reported on their news anymore...they get it live. Guess it’d be asking too much for them to show equally the O’s screwups...not gonna happen though.


8 posted on 11/10/2011 2:11:11 AM PST by sandboxshooter (Iraq, Afghanistan, War)
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To: sandboxshooter
Yes, but is it voiced over live, as it airs, in the local language (Arabic), or subtitled (in Arabic)? What I am getting at is that the speed by which it made it into the foreign press in their languages was startling (Spiegel, and others in this case). Of course, I realize you can get this stuff just about everywhere except North Korea (where you would be shot for watching American TV unless you were in the Public Security Bureau practicing English for your overseas agents to handle more efficiently).

أتمنى لك يوماً سعيداً Stay safe.

9 posted on 11/10/2011 2:34:27 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Mr. Cain: Back on message now; let the rest of us ferret out the gutter crap who planted that smear)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

so then he should carry notes with him.


10 posted on 11/10/2011 2:34:41 AM PST by Cronos
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; b9

When was that photo taken?


11 posted on 11/10/2011 2:49:11 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Not only did Perry express views inimical to conservatism in the first debate (giving taxpayer money to fund illegal alien higher education) but in the second he did something even worse than advocate a bad policy: He looked STUPID!He’s had his 15 minutes of fame - NEXT!


12 posted on 11/10/2011 3:13:12 AM PST by T.L.Sink
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Huge huge numbers speak english very well. Walking around Dubai, it’s almost all you hear. And with all the continuous Arabic news shows, it doesn’t take long to get voiced over....I would guess if I checked the channels, its already all over the news on the Arabic channels.


13 posted on 11/10/2011 3:39:53 AM PST by sandboxshooter (Iraq, Afghanistan, War)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The real problem with this type of gaffe, is that it discloses that the candidate really does not own the statement. It is a manufactured policy statement that Perry has not deeply studied or thought hard about. This is the same problem Obama has when he is off teleprompter. He has not spent serious time thinking about any of the issues he talks about. Contrast that with Newt, who must spend most of his awake hours pondering issues of the day. He owns his thoughts on each one and it clearly shows.
14 posted on 11/10/2011 3:59:12 AM PST by iontheball
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Human beings make mistakes, and they can correct them and that is the beauty of being a human being instead of a socialist fed robot, hang in there Rick Perry.


15 posted on 11/10/2011 4:11:04 AM PST by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“I can handle Obama in a debate.”

—Rick Perry


16 posted on 11/10/2011 4:22:45 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I`m not a Perry backer, but up until that moment, I was kind of impressed he seemed to have sharpened it up on the debate stage...

...and then came the vapor lock.


17 posted on 11/10/2011 4:27:42 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: Cronos

One of those painful, embarrassing moments in which that sought word simply won`t come. It sucks..and it happens.


18 posted on 11/10/2011 4:32:25 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You need to bail with a bigger bucket...


19 posted on 11/10/2011 4:34:56 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
To me it sounds like he's just telling his base what they want to hear. Why was he so unprepared otherwise.

Happy birthday USMC!

20 posted on 11/10/2011 4:53:45 AM PST by X-FID
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To: iontheball

I agree with everything you said.

I feel very badly for Perry & his supporters today. I know it wasn’t the hugest thing in the world (though it’s close today). We’ve all had brain cramps. However, if it’s something you’re truly passionate about, you simply do not forget. It would be like me forgetting my kid’s name. It just wouldn’t happen. It was obvious this was a plan crafted by others, and Perry got lost reciting it. It showed exactly what iontheball said. Perry doesn’t own the statement.

Twice now he’s come across “high” on stage. In NH his meds were too fast. Last night, they slowed him down & made him foggy. Whether or not he needed some medicinal help, we’ll never know. But the US absolutely cannot take a chance on this guy. Not now.

Again, I am very sorry to the Perry supporters. I don’t mean to rub it in. He may be a nice man with some good ideas. But he needs to drop out now. That was more than a gaffe, and it was irrevocable.


21 posted on 11/10/2011 5:17:30 AM PST by The Sparrow
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HEY! That is sexual harassment!


22 posted on 11/10/2011 5:29:32 AM PST by crz
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To: ravenwolf
Look how stupid Obama is at least Perry can talk without a Teleprompter.
23 posted on 11/10/2011 5:29:35 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Meatloaf Perry; two out of three ain't bad. Sorry, that won't fly in the big time. If he had done well, or even alright, in the previous debates, you could right this one off to ‘one of those things’. But he has been horrid, unprepared, stammering, and amateurish at the previous debates. This isn't a one-time deal. They guy can't think straight under the pressure of a debate. Well, being president is a wee bit more strenuous.
24 posted on 11/10/2011 6:01:34 AM PST by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: Cronos

Or maybe he could do a really stupid thing and write notes on his hand.

Wink!


25 posted on 11/10/2011 6:43:10 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

It’s a good thing you’re around to post every newspaper article in the world about this. I’ll vote for the person who has the best past job performance. If I want to vote for a talker, I’ll vote for Obama.


26 posted on 11/10/2011 7:02:37 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

That sign is Exactly what happened to Perry. Do you remember when your tv stations would show a screen with something not when they were having technical difficulties? After perry’s little problem, The screen should have shown your stumble sign.


27 posted on 11/10/2011 7:08:06 AM PST by Yaelle (Just Say "So?" to allegations against Herman Cain. Don't let them choose our candidate.)
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To: The Sparrow

Before any of his big gaffes on stage, rush Limbaugh was already noting that perry seemed to run out of steam after an hour on stage. And this was when he was the frontrunner.

I suppose, and I’m not accusing, that there could be some medicinal aid taken at the beginning of a debate that helps with anxiety or something, that does wear off after about an hour. All of his issues seem to start an hour in, where he seems to “fade.”. it could also be natural, that the guy has no stamina.

Which disqualifies him from the presidency. Sorry, perry, but you need stamina and the ability to explain things to the people. You need to be smart and a good talker. There actually is far more talking than doing in that job!


28 posted on 11/10/2011 7:19:59 AM PST by Yaelle (Just Say "So?" to allegations against Herman Cain. Don't let them choose our candidate.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
To paraphrase an old, old, Doonesbury strip:

Debate Moderator: Question for you, Former Speaker Gingrich. What's your biology term paper on?

Newt: Juxtabronchial organ secretions in the higher mollusks.

Debate Moderator: And you, Gov. Perry?

Perry: Our Friend the Beaver.

Cheers!

29 posted on 11/10/2011 7:27:38 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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30 posted on 11/10/2011 8:18:05 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Yaelle

I agree. I said that during the 2nd debate in which he participated. Shield reminded me that Gov Perry recently had back surgery, so he is likely in pain or on meds.

I feel bad for the guy, but I don’t want my pres spazzing out like that.


31 posted on 11/10/2011 9:22:49 AM PST by The Sparrow
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To: angcat

You are right, any recording machine in a robot could do what Obama does.


32 posted on 11/10/2011 4:45:07 PM PST by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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