Friday night, October 29, Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry delivered a speech in New Hampshire. This video shows highlights from the speech, which has to rate as one of the most bizarre political speeches ever. With any luck, it will be the last speech Perry makes. I don’t know what the man was on — I give him the benefit of the doubt in assuming he was on something — but his handlers should never have let him go on stage. I suggest they cancel the rest of his campaign and send him home before he embarrasses himself or the state of Texas any further.
In the wake of the fiasco, an Austin, Tex., political science professor suggested Perry was just trying to introduce a little humor to set himself apart from the straight-laced Mitt Romney and pointed out that the viral video is only 8 minutes of clips from a 25-minute speech. He did, however, speculate that this speech may prove to be the equivalent of Howard Dean’s infamous and campaign-ending “Dean Scream.”