Was that a Saturday Night Live Skit– or was that the real Rick Perry flailing and then failing to remember the third major government agency he would cut as (as he will surely never now be) president?
In a week of ever-multiplying Sexual Harrassment accusations against Herman Cain, Republicans who can count higher than three are running out of options. Is Newt next? As a lifelong Democrat, I have seen my share of ‘weak fields’ and so-called ‘Seven Dwarfs.’ But those are truly drarfed by the Republican Follies of 2011.
Blog wise man Ol’ Bill sees the field as representing the ‘rot from within‘ of the GOP– but cautions: Don’t forget the forerunner of Perry’s over hyped memory lapse: the 14 long seconds of underhyped silence from AZ’s esteemed Governor in her campaign debate which hardly caused a ripple in her negatives and subsequent habit vote victory.
Author Kevin St. Jarre puts it this way: Perry is so bad, he leaves SNL nothing left for parody. I’m neither a Republican nor a Democrat, but I’m left wondering…when they canvas the entire country for Republicans willing to run for president, these are the best they can come up with? Perry and Cain? Clowns.
WDYT? Will Newt Gingrich be the next unlikely darling of the flailing GOP? Or will they resign themselves and take their Mitt Medicine?
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