Jill takes a look at Mitt’s “electability, and Santorum’s and apparently is not all that impressed. Neither am I frankly. Jill also notes Perry’s response to Urine Gate and links to some videos of Perry at the presidential forum last night.
Gov. Rick Perry was asked by Candy Crowley to comment on the Marine urination scandal. I liked his response:
“Well, obviously, 18, 19-year-old kids make stupid mistakes all too often, and that’s what’s occurred here.” Perry said, reminding viewers that General Patton did “basically the same thing” at the Rhein [sic] river and that Churchhill [sic] did the same thing on the Siegfried Line.
“What’s really disturbing to me is this kind of over the top rhetoric from this administration and their disdain for the military, it appears.” Perry said, “Whether it’s the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Defense.
“These kids made a mistake. There’s not any doubt about it, they shouldn’t have done it it. It’s bad.” Perry said, arguing that people upload all types of videos online. “But to call it a criminal act, I think, is over the top.”Video here. More video here from last night’s “Huckabee Forum.” Perry starts taking questions at the 58 minute mark. His limited-government message, with his impressive record as Texas governor to back it up, should appeal to conservatives who understand the terrible mess we’re in.
Too bad Perry’s been branded by the pundit-sphere as a dummy/loser and therefore “unelectable“:
I might smack the next idiot that calls Perry stupid. Sorry, but I am past fed up with these geeks who want to eliminate candidates based on gaffes, some of which are severely overblown. These are folks who watch debates, looking for a mistake, or misstep, so that they can then announce that candidate “unelectable”. I am also VERY tired of these same people ignoring substantive things like a candidate’s RECORD, and their ideals and plans. Frankly, give me a candidate with a great record, and keep the “style points”. Frankly, if we continue to elect presidents based on this criteria, we are screwed and will never recover as a nation.