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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Perry Ruffles Romney in Las Vegas Debate

I thought they might start slugging each other!

Texas Governor Rick Perry knows he is weak on the immigration issue and must have known it would come up in the debate held Tuesday night in Las Vegas. So, he took the initiative on the matter by attacking Mitt Romney's credibility on the issue. It turns out that Mitt did hire a landscaping crew that included illegal aliens despite his claim in the debate that "I don't think I've ever hired an illegal in my life." Politifact rates Romney's answer as "Mostly False."

But it was the fireworks between Romney and Perry that made this exchange great political theater:

This isn't the first time that Perry has attempted to illuminate Romney's habit of re-writing history and it probably won't be the last as it illustrates perfectly one of the reasons conservatives are uncomfortable with Romney. They just cannot be sure he would govern as a conservative if elected President.

This may be the first time that Romney, who usually tries to play it cool, got his feathers ruffled. Something tells me we won't be seeing a Romney/Perry or a Perry/Romney ticket!

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