From ABC News:
GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry’s memory lapse at Wednesday night’s CNBC debate will go down as one of the worst debate flubs in history, but it may not mean the campaign kiss of death that the Twitterverse quickly proclaimed it to be.
Here is the sort of garbage that has become the subject of political discussions. I do not endorse Rick Perry. But I also do not endorse the output of the stupid babblers who worry about a candidate having a bit of memory lapse during a so-called debate. Two points need to be made here.
First, these side-shows of candidates answering idiotic questions from dimwitted news people are not debates. I usually pay no attention to these displays of inanity. Debates would be interesting and informative. In a debate there are propositions that are affirmed or denied. Participants give reasoned speeches in support of their contentions.
I don’t expect to see any debates because they are televised by networks that feature idiotic talking heads, and real debates do not require the presence of idiotic talking news heads. I doubt if most network talking heads would understand a real debate.
As for Mr. Perry’s memory lapse – it does not cause me any concern. What he could not remember was the name of the third government agency he wants to eliminate. The reason it does not concern me is because no matter which agency name he recalls, it will be one that needs to be eliminated. And there are so many that who could expect a candidate to remember them all?
Earlier I said that I did not endorse Rick Perry. Mr. Perry, you say that if you are elected three executive branch agencies will be gone? If you will add about a dozen more to your list (and feel free to write it down so you won’t forget), you can count on my vote.