Theodore's World: Debate aka “pile on Rick Perry night"

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September 13, 2011

Debate aka “pile on Rick Perry night"

Governor Mitt Romney didn’t want to give Rick Perry an ounce of credit for the his role in the million jobs created in the state of Texas. Romney explained it this way, “He was dealt four aces.”


The desperation of several of the candidates was very obvious, as they launched one attack after another at the Texas Governor.

Michele Bachmann attacked Perry on the HPV vaccine,although she repeatedly misstated that girls were forced to receive the vaccine, ignoring that an “opt out” was given as a choice to parents. Perry has made clear he regrets using an Executive Order, but said he does not regret siding with “life” in wanting young women to be protected from Cervical Cancer – which the vaccine prevents.

Rick Santorum also mentioned Rick Perry’s name almost every time he spoke, even when he wasn’t asked about Rick Perry. He attacked Perry on the HPV issue as well as on immigration issues.

Mitt Romney attacked Rick Perry on Social Security right at the beginning of the debate, but Perry got the best of the exchange by pointing out that Mitt Romney is trying to “scare seniors” for political gain, and has himself called the way Social Security is being managed a “fraud.”

Newt Gingrich did very well once again, having perhaps the statement of the night when he said that Barack Obama “scares Americans every day.”

It was not an easy night for Perry because he was constantly the focus of attacks. But what the other candidates actually do when they repeatedly focus on Perry is to build him up as the frontrunner. They are desperate.


Wild Thing's comment......

Debate was ok and having it with the tea party from all over was interesting how they did it.

When they were attacking each other they got to go on and on, but if they start talking about real solutions they get cut off??

Posted by Wild Thing at September 13, 2011 06:50 AM


As the others attack him, I think Perry's skin gets tougher. This should help him endure the attacks by the media and other candidates. So far Perry has shined. He has made very clear what his thoughts and ideas are and what he believes. No back pedaling and no wishy-washy from Rick Perry so far.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at September 13, 2011 11:28 AM

I agree Tom. Perry did a great job and handled it well. He better get use to it because As far as I'm concerned he's got the nomination. And when he gose up against the Kenyan nit-wit, these attacks will look like complements from the choir.

Posted by: Mark at September 13, 2011 11:57 AM

Thank you Tom and Mark.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 14, 2011 04:16 AM