Perry's 'Oops' video tops YouTube
November 10th, 2011
02:00 PM ET
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Perry's 'Oops' video tops YouTube

(CNN) - It's been dubbed the "'Oops' heard around the world," and now there's YouTube evidence to back that up.

According to the video share site, the 53-second clip of Perry's stumble during Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate was the top-rising search that night and was the most-viewed YouTube video in the U.S.on Thursday morning.

During the debate sponsored by CNBC, Perry said he would eliminate three federal agencies if elected president - but he was able to name only two.

That produced a painful period of more than 50 seconds during which the Texas governor tried in vain to remember the third federal agency that he would eliminate. It ended only after Perry conceded that he could not remember it - even after appearing to consult his notes.

"Oops," he said.

The clip was most popular in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the important first-in-the-nation caucus state.

It was also the No. 2 "most-shared" clip in the U.S.

Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • YouTube
soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. FactCheck

    It wasn't the fact that he fumbled a talking point... it's the fact that this comes as absolutely no surprise to anyone. Why did it even take this long?

    November 11, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  2. Max

    Mr. Perry, we have all had brain freeze, looking like a deer in head lights. The only difference is, we are not running for the highest job in the land!!! Go back to Texas and get educated on the things you may need to do next round!!! By the way, you do have a nice smile.

    November 11, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  3. kuewa

    Has the Perry video surpassed Santorum searches on Google?

    November 11, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  4. FactCheck

    sure am glad all the ticker fateful are perfect and never say any wrong..

    None of us as running for President. What else you got?

    November 11, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
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