Rick Perry To Dodge Future Debates

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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.

2 thoughts on “Rick Perry To Dodge Future Debates

  1. Steve Adams

    Sounds like a smart move on Perry’s part… get out of the way and let the rest of the candidates continue to act like 5 year olds with only one toy in the sandbox… Eventually most of them will be destroyed, and the survivers could perhaps have a real debate, and not the crap that is going on now. There should be a law against sound bites.

  2. Solly

    The law against sound bites should be that shadowy groups and special interests shouldn’t be allowed to spend billions on negative misleading ads. But the Supremes’ faulty decision took care of that. Used to be that the Repugs and conservatives said “no public financing, but instant transparency.” Now they (as in Wis. Right to LIE, sorry Life) go to court to keep their donors private. That the debates have a poor and shortened format is partially a result of the many candidates. At least people are getting some chance to evaluate the candidates by their own words rather than with slanted ads. Perry’s mangled thinking and sentences came through loud and clear. Of course, when you concentrate more on raising $30 million for your re-election, and refuse to debate in your governor’s races, you never develop into a decent debater. Perry’s just embracing that old proverb, “Better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

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