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November 12, 2011
Glad you remembered it.
Rick Perry • In response to the question, “You advocate the elimination of the Department of Energy …” The response earned huge laughs.
20:40 // 2 years ago
Rick Perry on Pakistan:  ”Pakistan has proven they don’t deserve the foreign aid we send them.” What say you?

Rick Perry on Pakistan:  ”Pakistan has proven they don’t deserve the foreign aid we send them.” What say you?

20:28 // 2 years ago
November 10, 2011
Rick Perry tries to overcome debate gaffe by flaunting it
Making weakness a strength: That would seem to be the strategy Rick Perry is employing to try to weather his absolutely excruciating brain-lock at last night’s presidential debate (if you haven’t watched it yet, you really should). His tact from the moment he got off the stage (with reports from the spin room that he acknowledged he’d “stepped in it,” and a similar Tweet) seems to suggest his damage control plan is light humor at his own expense, to hope “oops” becomes a humanizing moment. source
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Making weakness a strength: That would seem to be the strategy Rick Perry is employing to try to weather his absolutely excruciating brain-lock at last night’s presidential debate (if you haven’t watched it yet, you really should). His tact from the moment he got off the stage (with reports from the spin room that he acknowledged he’d “stepped in it,” and a similar Tweet) seems to suggest his damage control plan is light humor at his own expense, to hope “oops” becomes a humanizing moment. source

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15:16 // 2 years ago
If anyone’s looking for the slickest politician or the smoothest debater, I readily admit I’m not that person. I’m hoping the American people are the types of individuals who understand that there are mistakes that get made.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry • Defending his infamous gaffe, where he awkwardly forgot one of the departments he recommended eliminating, on “Fox & Friends” this morning. Many, including us, called it a campaign-killer. He’s not doing bad as far as the apologies go, though, and that could save him. Can he be a frontrunner again, though? Considering he came in as the Great Texas Hope, that’s the real question. source (viafollow)
10:19 // 2 years ago
November 9, 2011
newsweek:

Well played.

Rick Perry wins the award for snatching … um, victory … from the jaws of defeat.

newsweek:

Well played.

Rick Perry wins the award for snatching … um, victory … from the jaws of defeat.

23:22 // 2 years ago

Here’s the aforementioned Rick Perry moment, in all its brutal glory. 

21:35 // 2 years ago
…and by the way, that was the Department of Energy I was reaching for a few moments ago.
Rick Perry, using the first few seconds of his next answer to try to blunt the damage from the epic blank he drew when trying to list three government agencies he’d abolish.
21:33 // 2 years ago
Rick Perry goes down: The Texas governor just endured an excruciating and politically devastating moment in this debate, in which he was challenged by a moderator to name the three government agencies he’d said he wanted to do away with. He awkwardly answered “Department of Education… uhm… Commerce.” And that was it. (EDIT: Here’s the video.) After a good six seconds of excruciating silence, the moderator moved on, Perry’s complete blanking made all too obvious. We really can’t overstate what a disaster this moment was for Rick Perry — it was undoubtedly the single worst debate moment for any candidate this cycle, and will likely be remembered as the final nail in his presidential coffin.
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Rick Perry goes down: The Texas governor just endured an excruciating and politically devastating moment in this debate, in which he was challenged by a moderator to name the three government agencies he’d said he wanted to do away with. He awkwardly answered “Department of Education… uhm… Commerce.” And that was it. (EDIT: Here’s the video.) After a good six seconds of excruciating silence, the moderator moved on, Perry’s complete blanking made all too obvious. We really can’t overstate what a disaster this moment was for Rick Perry — it was undoubtedly the single worst debate moment for any candidate this cycle, and will likely be remembered as the final nail in his presidential coffin.

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21:28 // 2 years ago
On Medicaid, it’s really pretty simple. Like Jon and Mitt know, you send it back to the states and let us do it.
Rick Perry, saying the states will be able to handle Medicaid reforms safely and responsibly.
20:58 // 2 years ago
November 3, 2011
What’s your presidential candidate’s sign? Depends on who you’re looking at. In the case of Rick Perry, it’s a calm, confident and collected signature, befitting of a longtime governor. In Barack Obama’s case, it’s showy, with giant letters for emphasis. In other cases (Herman Cain, ex-candidate Tim Pawlenty), the candidates sign it like a doctor might — ironic, considering the actual doctor in the campaign, Ron Paul, has a clean signature himself. Check out the signatures that Buzzfeed gathered. They’re pretty interesting.

What’s your presidential candidate’s sign? Depends on who you’re looking at. In the case of Rick Perry, it’s a calm, confident and collected signature, befitting of a longtime governor. In Barack Obama’s case, it’s showy, with giant letters for emphasis. In other cases (Herman Cain, ex-candidate Tim Pawlenty), the candidates sign it like a doctor might — ironic, considering the actual doctor in the campaign, Ron Paul, has a clean signature himself. Check out the signatures that Buzzfeed gathered. They’re pretty interesting.

11:13 // 2 years ago