Rick Perry: “Debates Are Not My Strong Suit”

After last night’s debate, Rick Perry stated the obvious:

HANOVER, N.H. — After a two-hour debate on the economy, earnest GOP operatives headed straight to the spin room to tout the merits of their respective candidates. As for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, he headed straight to the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house.

“Debates are not my strong suit,” Perry told reporters after visiting with about 100 fraternity brothers gathered to see him at the house, a few blocks from the debate site on the campus of Dartmouth College. No keg stands were in view.

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Comments

  1. sam says:

    Mika Brzezinski’s response to that –“It’s like someone saying I was rejected by all those colleges because I don’t test well.”

    The guy’s pretty close to toast.

  2. legion says:

    There’s been a lot of discussion about Cain maybe being just a ‘vanity candidate’ because he doesn’t seem interested in doing the sorts of things one normally has to do to get the votes, but Perry is looking more and more like a man who’s slowly realizing he’s in waaaaay over his head…

  3. Fiona says:

    Rick Perry–even dumber than GW Bush. And that’s saying a lot.

  4. legion says:

    @Fiona: Exactly. And he doesn’t even have the crutch of George Senior’s political machine to make him look competent long enough to get elected. Perry never stood a chance.

  5. anjin-san says:

    And he doesn’t even have the crutch of George Senior’s political machine to make him look competent long enough to get elected.

    Yea, ol’ W had the immensely talented, connected and experienced James A. Baker smoothing the waters for him. That is a pretty serious edge to have on the competition,

    Perry is pretty much humiliating himself. Could not happen to a nicer guy.