Perry’s Gaffe Is Cain’s Saving Grace
For The First Day In A Week Cain Is Out Of The Headlines
By Dell Hill
Herman Cain should walk right up and plant a big wet kiss on Rick Perry’s face.
“Hermanator” needed something...anything...to help him get through the
most recent debate unscathed and the Texas Governor served it up
This morning’s talk is all about Perry and how he suffered a mental lapse in response to a question during the debate.
Hot Air’s Tina Korbe provides a perfect example.
morning’s media offensive against Rick Perry after his flub at last
night’s debate was completely predictable. What ratings-conscious
morning news show host would forgo a chance to grill the candidate whose
54-second stumble has already been dubbed one of the worst debate
moments in modern primary history?
Certainly not Ann Curry, who asked Perry point-blank whether he plans to withdraw from the race. Not Christine Romans, who burdened Perry with the task of convincing viewers his mistake did not mark the end of his candidacy. Not Chris Wragge, who threw out every negative quote to surface about Perry’s “oops” moment. And not even George Stephanopoulos, who reminded Perry — as if he forgot — that the U.S. president has to be able to speak on the world stage.
was less predictable, perhaps, was Perry’s response. He breezed by his
brain freeze as though it were the first awkward pause in a series of
brilliant debates. He doubled down on the message of his campaign. He
invoked the fighting spirit of the Marine Corps, which was founded 236
years ago today. He spat out every bit of bait cast by those morning
His one-word sentence to the Associated Press is representative: “This ain’t a day for quittin’.”
gaffe by Perry - which was more of an embarrassment than anything else -
was the headline grabbing moment that Cain needed so desperately. For
at least a few hours, Cain was out of the kleig lights and not answering
insane questions like “would you take a polygraph test” in response to
the line of ladies issuing complaints against the Republican candidate.