Via Business Insider. A few choice quotes. Larry Sabato:
To my memory, Perry’s forgetfulness is the most devastating moment of any modern primary debate.
That might be the most uncomfortable moment I’ve ever witnessed in presidential politics.
That was the greatest flame-out I’ve ever witnessed in a debate.
He’s down to 4.9 percent now on InTrade; before the debate he was at 9.3 percent. Remember two months ago when he was going to be the guy who saved us from Romney? Yeah.
Update: Zero Hedge has the gruesome “flash crash” during Perry’s answer as captured on InTrade.
Update: CNN, live in the spin room: “I’m sure glad I had my boots on because I sure stepped in it out there.”
Update: WaPo’s Aaron Blake tweets: “Top Perry fundraiser to me: ‘Perry campaign is over. Time for him to go home and refocus on being Gov of TX.’”
We all get them, just not on national television.
OTOH – Herman Cain has got to be pleased, but his reprieve is only temporary. The jackals will return to feast on his flesh again in a day or two.