Previously, Rick Perry has shown that he is capable of remembering two out of three things at a time, but on Tuesday, at a campaign event in New Hampshire, he reportedly forgot both the United States voting age and the date of the general election. And he managed to make those mistakes in the same sentence, as The Washington Post recounts from a town hall meeting in the state:
"Those who are going to be over 21 on November 12th, I ask for your support," Perry said, eliciting a few chuckles from the crowd. "Those who won’t be, just work hard. Because you’re... counting on us."
Darn right, except the voting age is 18 and the general election date is Tuesday, November 6th (i.e. only 340-plus more days of this) of next year. Rick Perry seems to be turning the verbal gaffe into something of an art form this election cycle--he has a hard time speaking clearly even in his own ads. At least he can take solace that this apparent misstep could only ever be his second-worst gaffe committed in New Hampshire.
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