The obligatory “Rick Perry kicked butt tonight” diary
I was very pleasantly surprised by Rick Perry’s handling of a subject tonight that I thought he would have been weakest in. His first two answers in response to questions regarding shutting down Iran’s central bank and starting from $0 in foreign aid to every country set the tone. After that, all of the candidates were following Rick Perry. His answers indicated that the U.S. would delegate from a position of strength and no longer being business as usual with countries we give aid to. His answer also related to zero-based budgeting with all government agencies was another home run. That’s a strong leader that was on display tonight.
It is only one debate. But I must say, thank you Rick Perry for that performance tonight. I really needed that. Now, to quote Harrison Ford from Star Wars “Great kid! Don’t get cocky!” One debate at a time.
I hope and pray Rick Perry builds some much needed momentum with future debate performances like he had tonight. May the Perry campaign rise like the phoenix from the ashes.