Don’t call it a comeback! — because it’s certainly not a comeback. If there was any hope amongst Perry supporters that their Texan might two-step his way back to a front-runner label in pundit-ville, it died a slow, painful death last night at the CNBC debate. That is to say, in political TV Land, 53 seconds of awkward stuttering sure seems like a long time.
After Perry launches confidently into a proposal to start cutting government agencies… he forgets which agencies he wants to cut.
Where Perry seemed to get stumped, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney tried to offer assists. Why stop at cutting three government agencies? Paul suggests Perry get ambitious and try for five. IRS maybe? Still stumped at number three though, Romney recommends cutting the EPA. Have you ever seen a horrific traffic accident on the interstate? You just can’t bring yourself to look away.
Oops is right.