Twitterverse erupts after Perry debate gaffe

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At Wednesday's GOP debate, Gov. Rick Perry, left, was unable to remember the name of the third federal agency he had said moments earlier that he would eliminate.



Posted on November 9, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 10 at 4:30 PM

After his debate gaffe, should Perry consider dropping out of the race?

Gov. Rick Perry's stumble during Wednesday night's GOP presidential debate in Michican triggered an immediate reaction on Twitter. Here are some of the comments:

CARL QUINTANILLA: "I was in the room the night of Howard Dean's scream. Tonight, I was in the room for #Perryfail."

BONZER WOLF: "Joe Paterno and Rick Perry have both been fired, effective immediately."

JOY BEHAR: "OMG Perry is having brain farts."

JON LOVETT: "I hope Rick Perry doesn't forget to drop out of the race tomorrow."

JENNIFER RUBIN: "Perry has done the impossible: evoke pity."

NATE SILVER: "Like Rick Perry, I'm speechless."

ANN COULTER: "Poor Rick Perry just forgot how to win an election."

MOLLIE RODRIGUEZ: "Dear Rick Perry, Karma is on line 1 for you."

MARK TUCKER: "Even if you don't agree with him, you still have to feel some compassion for Rick Perry."

MAX WEISS: "I think Rick Perry should debate Miss South Carolina."

STEVE DAVIS: "Perry should have written on his hand like Sarah Palin."

MICHAEL MARKMAN: "stumpers. palin. name a newspaper. perry name three government agencies."

M. PHILLIPS: "Think only way #Perryfail can recover is to show up at next debate in toga and recite Horace's Odes from memory in original Latin.

DANIEL RUOSS: "That was one of the most painful things I've ever watched in politics!"