GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry tries to save campaign after brain freeze during his comments about which government agencies he would close if elected.
Howard Kurtz: “After a series of stumbling performances, the governor of Texas attempted to tick off the three federal agencies he would abolish, and was stumped at two. He paused, regrouped, and still couldn’t come up with the missing one (the Energy Department, which is hardly obscure). It was the only Perry moment anyone will remember, and a metaphor for his erratic campaign.”
Brad Phillips: “With his bumbling answer, Mr. Perry reinforced the now almost irreversible perception that he is not ready for prime time. That indelible moment will linger, and will likely doom his campaign.”
Jonathan Chait: “And that’s it for Rick Perry. His latest debate performance was so world-historically awful that it truly seems beyond all repair.” Source
No matter how he spins this, his presidential aspirations have come to a screeching halt. Everyone now realizes that he would literally be swimming with the sharks in a debate with President Barack Obama. The man isn’t ready for prime time and he certainly isn’t ready for the White House. This slate of Republican presidential candidates is a joke. I can’t see one candidate that has a legitimate chance at beating Obama in 2012. Hey Rick, your old stomping grounds at Niggerhead is calling you!