The thud heard round the World
How not to answer a question. Really I mean, Mr. Perry at first I actually thought you were making a joke. Like Romney's year’s of marriage laugh riot. But then I watched with amazement at the Black Hole in your brain as nothing came to your thoughts. You blanked. This is something that only happens in movies. But this movie was real, and it was happening to someone running for the White House. In a debate no less. The perfect reality television. What a moment. Yes, finally a reason to tell people why they should watch these debates. I mean, how can you touch this?
"It's three government agencies when I get there that are gone: Commerce, Education and the um, what's the third one there. Let's see," which was followed by "The third agency of government," then "I would do away with the education, the um, Commerce, and let's see. I can't think of the third one. I can't. Sorry. Strike One. Oops."Oops is right. Strike One.Then afterwards, you tried to make light of it. But again never answered the question. Mr. Perry you had every news camera on you, especially after your big screw-up. Now you are the news. You could’ve then answered the question, simply by going “Oh, but about that third agency--” and then list a few options. Make a joke of it. As if you really did know, and forgot. But instead this is how you explained yourself.
“Yeah I stepped in it man. Yeah it was embarrassing. Of course it was," "But here's what's more important. People understand that our principles, our conservative principles, are what matter."Our principles? Our? Whose our? Do you mean us the American citizens. Do you mean yourself, and your Conservative principles. So now you’re a plural? Maybe you count your hair as a second individual? Strike Two.
And now the day after the Oops heard round the world, you spent a lot of time on the tube trying to fix the damage. And sadly trying, badly. Truly showcasing why you’re not up the challenge. These are some of your of what you said on the air.
"I stepped in it last night. But I think I'm kind of like most Americans and there are so many agencies of government that they'd like to forget, that the Department of Energy was one of those," he said on NBC's "Today." He added, "I'm human like everyone else."Sorry Mr. Perry, if you’re running for President you need to be better then "I'm human like everyone else." You need to be quick on your feet. I actually had a flashback of President Bush Jr., Sitting in the classroom holding the book looking totally lost after hearing about the attacks on 911. That is the look I saw on your face. Oops. Then you laughingly tried to turn your debate debacle to your advantage, by trying to make President Obama look bad by saying.
"We've got a debater-in-chief right now, and you gotta ask yourself: 'How's that working out for America?'" On CNN's "American Morning." 'How's that working out for America?'" Actually Mr. Perry, I think its working out quite well. Just two words, Bin Laden. Top that.And as for insulting President Obama because you are inept at debating. Grow up. What are you twelve.
You repeated your now mantra on CNN "I may not be the best debater, the slickest politician on that stage," then on ABC's "Good Morning America," you said, voters "know that there's not a perfect candidate that's been made yet, I'm kind of proof positive of that." Voters "know that there's not a perfect candidate that's been made yet, I'm kind of proof positive of that."Boy are you proof of it. You are permanently the cover boy for inept debaters. So congratulations you have now become an historic person. You are now in the record books. Oops. Strike Three
Yeah, a President who can think on his feet isn't what we need. Really Perry? We need a dumber version of George W Bush back running the show. And after possibly the worst 8 years of a Presidency in our history we really want the sequel? Another George running our country into the ground. Well do we? In baseball terms, three strikes and your out. In boxing we got yourself a TKO. The answer which officially put your foot in your mouth, probably ended any real chance you have of getting the nomination.
Just one man's opinion.
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011