Is it over for Rick Perry?

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Is it over for Rick Perry?
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Thu, 11-10-2011 - 4:04pm

This seems to be the topic of conversation today everywhere I surf. Did Rick Perry do himself in with his gaffe?

Rick Perry 'oops' debate moment: Has it done him in?

Rick Perry floundered during Wednesday night's GOP presidential debate and has analysts wondering if it's all over for his campaign. Some financial supporters are having second thoughts.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/The-Vote/2011/1110/Rick-Perry-oops-debate-moment-Has-it-done-him-in

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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-08-2008
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 5:58pm

I do not find Perry having a "brain freeze" in the debate nearly as disturbing as his behavior in the New Hampshire speech. If I were a supporter, I would be more concerned he would act like he did in the clip below during a debate with Obama. Given both of these, I do think he is done.

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 9:21pm
Are you sure that clip wasn't a spoof? Because if it's not, Perry is a major buffoon.

What is it with Texans that they find these folksy photogenic fools and elevate them to the office of governor? I just do NOT get it.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 09-08-2008
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 10:08am

Not a spoof, it has been in the news. I think it was speech couple weeks ago. You can google it.

I do like the way Perry is able to laugh at himself about the brain freeze in the debate. I think it is important that we can laugh at ourselves.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 1:25pm
No spoof. That was really him. He's a clown. Certainly not presidential material.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 1:47pm
I don't care if Perry can laugh at himself or not. A congenial buffoon who routinely loses his train of thought might make a good entertainer but is NOT fit to serve as president of the United States.

We had eight years of a Texan with similar characteristics and his tenure of office was an unmitigated disaster for the nation. Whether one subscribes to the "Bush as puppet for Cheney" model, or the Bush as "unitary war president" scenario, the man was an arrogant, posturing, sometimes-jovial-but-fumble-mouthed idiot.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 1:48pm
Seems that way to me too.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 2:01pm

Not over, it's a minor thing and plenty of time to go.

Look at the gaffe's Obama made, and continues to make as president. I don't remember any big deal when he made the "57 states" comment, much worse IMO. Perry just couldn't remember a name, which many people can relate to.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 01-22-2000
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 12:06pm

If the arrogant buffoon who serves in that office now, who had no history of running anything...and still has no history of running anything successfully, other than a campaign full of half truths,

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Registered: 04-09-2006
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 11:18am
"arrogant buffoon who serves in that office now, who had no history of running anything...and still has no history of running anything successfully, other than a campaign full of half truths, was elected(talk about your unmitigated disasters fopr the nation)"

Wow, this captures GWB perfectly, bless his heart. Except that I'm not sure he's arrogant so much as "entitled".
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-22-2000
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 5:34pm

Ummm, well, no....sorry but it doesnt capture GWB.

You see:

GWB is not serving in that office now.

GWB did have, prior to serving in the office of President, a history of running something.

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