Rick Perry Could Be Skipping Upcoming Debates

By: Susan McGinnis Email
By: Susan McGinnis Email

WASHINGTON 10/28/2011 -- Rick Perry's next GOP debate could be one of his last.

Following several weak performances and a slip in the polls, the Texas Governor is considering skipping some upcoming debates to reignite his campaign.

Perry will face off with his rivals in Michigan November ninth, but he hasn't committed to any other debates.

The rest of the GOP field were quick to criticize him.

"I would never skip a debate," said Republican candidate Rick Santorum.

"I don't see how somebody can say that they can't debate Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul, but they'll be ready to debate Barack Obama," said Newt Gingrich.

Perry has long admitted he's not a strong debater, believing he's better at one-on-one interaction with voters instead.

All the GOP candidates have their work cut out for them. A new Time Magazine poll shows that despite President Obama's low approval ratings, he still leads every single republican rival.

At an education forum Thursday, Michele Bachmann attacked the President's latest executive order aimed at helping college grads pay off student loans.

"I think it was unwise for the president to make the suggestion. One i think it's an abuse of power," said Bachmann.

But the President has said he's not paying much attention to the GOP pack.

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  • by Kevin aka Reality Location: Monticello on Oct 28, 2011 at 04:33 PM
    Neither does that Lunatic and fanatic Michelle Bauchman. The masturbation police? Really? get a life. Big brother fix the nation and dont worry about the private lives or eating/drinking habits of citizens.
  • by Dr. GaGa on Oct 28, 2011 at 02:49 PM
    Well before I get to thinking there might be a god, he'll have to skip the election and resign from the governorship of Texas, gather up Rick Scott and sail to Elba where they can congratulate each other on their new cowboy boots until the Rapture.
  • by Bubba on Oct 28, 2011 at 12:40 PM
    Perry does not have what it takes to be president.What would he do,skip world summit meetings?Get scared to meet with Putin and other world leaders!We need a Herman Cain,Newt Gingrich ticket.They can handle the job! Go Cain!
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Oct 28, 2011 at 09:10 AM
    Skip on back to Texas Rick. You have shown you have no character. Your feet are planted in sand.
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