There appears to be consensus in the Rick Perry campaign that skipping some future debates may be the best strategy for the Texas governor.
In an interview Wednesday with CNN’s John King, Perry’s communications director Ray Sullivan said it would be impossible for Perry to participate in all of the remaining debates scheduled to take place before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses.
Perry, who frequently self-deprecates his skills as a debater, on Tuesday told Bill O’Reilly that he might have made a mistake participating in the debates because they were designed to spur fighting among the candidates. In his campaigns for Texas governor, Perry was known for ducking debates. Perry and his advisers are chafing over the time debate preparations are taking for him chance to interact with voters—or donors.