Skip to comments.Republican Debate: Rick Perry Forgets Key Part of Policy in Major Gaffe (U.K. Telegraph View)
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....
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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."
Can you imagine what a rough night Rick Perry will put over tonight trying to sleep?
Romney’s campaign jumped right on it.
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.
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."....
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.
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.
أتمنى لك يوماً سعيداً Stay safe.
so then he should carry notes with him.
When was that photo taken?
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!
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.
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.
“I can handle Obama in a debate.”
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.
One of those painful, embarrassing moments in which that sought word simply won`t come. It sucks..and it happens.
You need to bail with a bigger bucket...
Happy birthday USMC!
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.
HEY! That is sexual harassment!
Or maybe he could do a really stupid thing and write notes on his hand.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
You are right, any recording machine in a robot could do what Obama does.