Oops: Ted Cruz Has “Rick Perry” Moment At Debate, Moderators Don’t Even...

Oops: Ted Cruz Has “Rick Perry” Moment At Debate, Moderators Don’t Even Notice (With Video)

Texas Senator Cruz had a “Rick Perry” moment at Tuesday night’s GOP Presidential debate, but no one seemed to notice.

That’s because unlike his fellow Texan, after the misstep, Cruz continued to speak without missing a beat-and wasn’t called on it by the moderators.

According to The Hill:

“Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) struggled to recall the five federal agencies he’d eliminate at Tuesday night’s GOP debate in Milwaukee.

In explaining how to pay for his tax plan, Cruz said he’d abolish five agencies but repeated one agency twice.

“[My tax plan is] one of the very few plans that abolishes the IRS. But on top of that, today we rolled out a spending plan,” Cruz said. “Five hundred billion dollars in specific cuts, five major agencies that I would eliminate: the IRS, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, uh, the Department of Commerce and HUD, and then 25 specific programs.”

Unlike former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), whose 2012 presidential candidacy flamed out in a mortifying moment on the debate stage when he couldn’t remember the agencies he planned to eliminate, Cruz carried on without missing a beat and was not challenged on a follow-up with the moderator.”




  1. Well maybe he is going to double up ot the Department of Commerce, maybe that is what they need, a double up. He just made a small mistake, i am sure he can take care of it.
    Obama the Blowhard can’t make a speach about anything without his trusty teleprompter. Someone else has to write it and load his prompter before he can say anything, excpt LIES he is very good at LYING.

  2. I have learned from experience that when my wife sends me to grocery store to get a few things, I have to write the list down if there are more than three items. Up to three I can keep the list in my head; beyond that, I know that when I get there, I will be unable to remember at least one item on the (mental) list.

    For that reason, I didn’t hold it against Ted that he flubbed his list of five (I caught the repeat at the time he said it), and his rhetorical skills actually shone in that little episode.

    I would also note that Perry only had three items, evidently, on his list. But he could only recall two when he was “on”.

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