Since Wednesday's Republican primary debate, photos have circulated among Ron Paul fans of Rick Perry sassily wagging his finger in their libertarian hero's face during a commercial break. A pro-Paul witness reported that Perry was "menacing" his fellow Texan, though the Reuters photo caption more dryly describes it as a "talk." What actually happened? Doesn't matter: it was all part of Paul's master plan.
"What it shows is that Rick Perry is a very aggressive, in your face person... He puts his hands on people, he tries to show that he's the alpha dog, he tries to psychologically intimidate people and gets in people's faces.Some people like that, but other people like someone who's going to be a more thoughtful president, not a bully."
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