Rick Perry Tries to Raise Money Off His Debate Disaster (with Video)

Also forgot his "no more debates" plan.
When you've provided the signature moment of your doomed campaign in a national debate, what do you do?

Try to make some money off it.

Rick Perry stumbled badly -- like Gerald Ford badly, like Admiral Stockdale badly -- in last night's GOP debate. He couldn't remember the third federal agency he wants to eliminate to magically get the gummint working for real amurricans agin.

Just to put it in context, politicians in a debate usually remember the basic outlines of the plan they have been hyping on the stump forever.

Team Perry no doubt worked furiously to figure out how to spin this, and they come up with....this.

A fundraising e-mail sent out to supporters.

We've all had human moments. President Obama is still trying to find all 57 states. Ronald Reagan got lost somewhere on the Pacific Highway in an answer to a debate question. Gerald Ford ate a tamale without removing the husk. And tonight Rick Perry forgot the third agency he wants to eliminate. Just goes to show there are too damn many federal agencies.

The governor said it best afterwards: "I'm glad I had my boots on, because I sure stepped in it tonight."

While the media froths over this all too human moment, we thought we would take this opportunity to ask your help in doing something much more constructive: write us to let us know what federal agency you would most like to forget.

Is it the EPA and its job-killing zealots? The NLRB and its czar-like dictates? The edu-crats at the Department of Education who aim to control your local curriculum?

Send your answer to forgetmenot@rickperry.org, and if you are on Twitter join us in using a new Twitter hashtag: #forgetmenot. And, if you could, throw in a $5 contribution for every agency you would like to forget. We hope you have a long list. And we promise we will write down every last idea. So we don't forget.

Still standing in our Boots,

Team Perry

That will right the ship!!

Here's Perry's big moment:

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1. Ron Paul's smurk when Perry looked at him for help. Priceless. 2. Mitt Romney is the luckiest Republican on the planet after last night3. Maybe ol Rick should rethink that whole Department of Education thing. 4. I'm starting to think Rick Perry is a troll.


Nah.  It's performance art.  His whole candidacy is a real time homage to Lenny from "Of Mice and Men".  Personally, I think it's inspired and courageous.  I can see the movie poster, now.  In lights:

"Rick Perry IS...the post-modern, quintessential Steinbeckian tragedy."

Jim C
Jim C

No he isn't.  At least trolls are useful for hanging off your rear-view mirror while you're driving.  I don't want that damn thing staring me in the face when I'm behind the wheel.


What do you do when the village idiot wants to rule the village?


Prior to the advent of the Tea Party, we'd just ignore them.


Poor Governor Hair.  He's caught in a classic Catch-22.  He's unsuitable to be President mostly because he's actually stupid enough to believe he's suitable to be President.  Sigh. 


To do list to the Texas Democratic Party:1.) Start vetting serious candidates to challenge Rick for Texas governor right now. Make them do their homework.2.) Early into the gubernatorial campaign, go on every tv station you can and PUBLICLY DEMAND that he debate your candidate. 3.) Put together commercials comprised entirely of Rick Perry GOP debate clips.

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