Perry may skip debates

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    (CNN) - Arguing the election cycle has too many presidential debates, Rick Perry's top spokesman said the Texas governor could use more time with voters instead of taking the stage with Republican opponents.

    "We're about 60 days away from votes being cast," communications director Ray Sullivan said on CNN's "John King, USA" Wednesday. "The candidates need to spend time in Iowa doing those town halls and spending a lot more time with the voters, who oftentimes have the best questions and press the candidates the hardest."

    Citing the dozen-plus debates in the works, Sullivan added: "There's no way that the candidates can do all those debates."

    Perry, whose poll numbers have slid after a series of uneven debate performances, made headlines Tuesday when he described taking part as a "mistake."

    "These debates are set up for nothing more than to tear down the candidates," Perry said on Fox News. "It's pretty hard to be able to sit and lay out your ideas and your concepts with a one-minute response."

    Perry may pass on debates – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
     
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    I hope he doesn't.
     
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    Me too.

    He isn't the brightest bulb on the tree.
     
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    Compared to Obama, I'd agree.
     
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    Well for those of you that cant speak politition he isnt thinking about skipping debates, he is thinking about quitting.

    His texas sized ego just cant handle not being the brightest star in the room.
     
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    A Texas sized ego with a Rhode Island sized brain.
     
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    Why do you liberal pukes even care? Why not wait and see who the Republicans choose before you attack?

    Any one of the Republican candidates would be a hell of a lot better President than the clown in office now.
     
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    George W. Bush inherited a strong economy, a budget surplus, and a nation at peace.

    Eight years later, he left Obama with a shattered economy, a trillion dollar deficit, and two useless wars.

    Obama saved the country from another Great Depression, rebuilt GM, reformed healthcare, reformed Wall Street, got rid of don't ask don't tell, created 19 straight months of private sector job growth, got Bin Laden, got Gaddafi, and got us out of Iraq.

    Obama has done a good job and deserves to be re-elected.
     
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    If I were Perry I'd skip them too. He doesn't do well in that environment so there is more to lose than gain by participating.
    I'd be spending my time traveling, making speeches, appearing on talk radio etc. He does well there.

    I love when people talk about how stupid he is. Because the man is very very smart.
     
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    I disagree. I would rather have Obama then Perry. Perry will likely drag us into a war with Iran, continue to do nothing about immigration, strip us of civil liberties through national tort reform, expand the police state, increase the debt, national id card, etc.

    Atleast with Obama you know what your going to get. Government just wont do anything.
     

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