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Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry in full damage control mode today after -- debate performance last night that he probably prefer to forget.
Except the forgetting is precisely his problem.
Perry stumbled when he couldn't remember the third of three federal agencies he says he would eliminate as president.
Our next guest sent this tweet after the gaffe quote to my memory Perry's forgetfulness is the most devastating moment.
Of any modern primary debate.
-- Stabenow is the man who sent out that we he's director of the center for politics at the University of Virginia and he joins us now live the irony here Larry is that.
Perry who acknowledges the debates are not his strong suit was doing pretty well in this one up until that moment.
Yes absolutely of course you know student takes an examine and gets everyone right up to 60%.
Of the exam and then gets the other 40% wrong he fails.
Look John it was a disaster there's there's just no way.
To put any fine point on it.
And I think Governor Perry obviously recognizes that he he made every morning show this morning to say that he goofed up and he stepped in it as he put it.
But it's too late it's.
It's -- on the permanent real not just of debate gaps but the millions of Republicans who watched that debate will remember it forever.
This wasn't just a moment John it was a series of events that's taken place since Perry has entered the contest.
He's done poorly in almost every single debate so it's tough to overcome the subtext for his candidacy more than fifties.
I don't know -- Going on TV and trying to talk your way around it is the way to go he'll be joining Megyn Kelly this afternoon live on America live he's also we understand.
Going to appear on late night -- David Letterman tonight.
That was that was inevitable and I'm just -- to predict outright that he will forget.
To read several of the ten things on the list of something like that.
And look it's funny but but let's be honest it's an apology tour.
If you're on an apology tour.
You did something you're worried about or ashamed of that affect you adversely you think -- you make -- -- people overcome anything in politics today it's possible.
But a governor Perry's real problem is that I don't think he can turn into Cicero.
By Saturday -- debate.
And -- ending -- debates after that he's got a real problem there Republicans wanna put somebody else -- Who can stand toe to toe with President Obama and they're worried.
That Governor Perry can't do that we didn't even get to the topic of your latest crystal ball release which says quote why Barack Obama has a good chance of winning a second term.
We're gonna -- I have -- but the other half.
The other article suggests the other side of the equation well but there is some pretty good evidence that the president could prevail next time around at any rate.
We'll have you back on to talk about that again Larry 70.
You go to John Virginia thank you.
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