Rick Perry in Damage Control Mode

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During debates with other Republican presidential candidates, Texas Governor Rick Perry has been plagued by verbal gaffes and other mistakes. Last night in Michigan, it got worse than ever, when Perry said that, as President, he would eliminate three federal departments – but then blanked and couldn't name the third. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, recalls other memorable gaffes and their impact on other political races.





  • Larry Sabato - Director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball. He’s author of “The Kennedy Half Century; The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy.” - @larrysabato


Warren Olney