Mon August 12, 2013
'Oops' Moments Continue To Stack Up For Gov. Perry
Speaking before the RedState Bloggers Convention in New Orleans, La., Gov. Rick Perry had another public slip-up when he compared other states to Texas’ conservative values.
Perry: "There are many other states that embrace those conservative values -- the approach that we’ve taken over the years. I'm in one today -- in Florida. You look at South Carolina, you look at Florida."
Woman in the audience: " We’re in Louisiana!"
Perry: "I know and I said that."
Early this summer, while speaking with the Washington Post about his 2016 ambitions as it related to a slip up during the 2012 presidential debate, Perry told the reporter that America was a nation of second choices, when asked if he meant second chances, the governor said yes, both.
So can Perry recover before the 2016 presidential primaries?
Bruce Buchanan, a professor of political science at the University of Texas-Austin, said at this point it leaves in question whether Perry can resuscitate himself.
"So he has something to prove, and additional gaffs of this sort feed that original conclusion that he might not be ready for prime time," Buchanan said.
Perry announced he would not seek another term as governor in July and has hinted at another run at the presidential primaries since then.