Oops (Rick Perry`s meltdown on camera)

chayton

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oh man....I have days like that - you know, when I can't remember my own...uhhhh...that thing...my uHmmmmm... :oops:
 

harrys99

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I watched this live and you just had to cringe. What an awful moment! However, IMO the conversation caught on a live mic of Obama and Sarkozy talking about Bibi N was far worse.
 

anniemac

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Imagine if you were a Texan. I wanted to stick my head in a hole. Now I know why he never makes speeches here. I was beyond embarassed. :oops:
 

secret2

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Imagine if you were a Texan. I wanted to stick my head in a hole. Now I know why he never makes speeches here. I was beyond embarassed. :oops:
Much like another Texan we all know know who had a brain freeze:

" Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again"

"Who" said that?
 

anniemac

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At least old George W. could think on his feet better than Rick Perry can. And that doesn't say much.
 

jetset

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I guess if you throw your hat in the presidential ring you have to take what's thrown at you and make sure you're focused and rehearsed....but I felt sorry for the guy. As Chayton said, we've all had those moments when we blank out on something we know really well - especially as we get older and there's more info to sift through in the brain :D

Being a good orator is certainly an invaluable asset for a politician, but I think in some cases in our society today that can mask a level of indeciveness and incompetence. In our leaders in a dangerous world we need the whole package, or the nearest damn thing we can get to it, and that is too often lacking imo.

Even a thick-skinned politician must cringe when he makes that sort of a mess of a very public appearance, and the media is merciless when a politician screws up. That keeps them on their toes, but I believe we have to remember that politicians are people too (I think :p)!
 

rainmaker

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And of course, he is now trying to laugh it away :rolleyes:

(Btw, Good reply jetset :thumbsup:)


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Silencio

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Saw it on the Daily Show yesterday :D
Poor republicans, what a joke those candidates. For the first time ever, I feel a little sorry for the republicans.
 
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