Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rick Perry on being ganged up on in debates: "I’m a big boy, and I know how to play that game. “

Tonight's GOP Presidential debate is make or break for Rick Perry. He has proven to be a formidable fundraiser, but faltered in previous debates he participated in.

From Perry's Lynn Sherr  interview for PARADE magazine:
LYNN SHERR: So, what happened to you in the early debates?

RICK PERRY: “A debate is an eight-ring circus, and you have a minute to talk. Sometimes it can be hard to explain your position on a host of issues. I readily admit I’m not the slickest politician nor the smoothest debater.”

Do you feel as if the other candidates have been ganging up on in the debates?

When you come into the fray and you’re leading in the polls, you’re going to get attacked by everyone. I get it. I’m a big boy, and I know how to play that game. “

Your critics say you’re not electable. Your response?

“Well, I disregard that. Americans are looking for somebody to stand up and tell them the truth, and I have a record to back it up. Ultimately, if I can explain my heart, my jobs record, and my philosophy to Americans, I’m pretty confident that I’ll win.”

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