Perry flubs U.S. voting age
November 29th, 2011
04:00 PM ET
11 years ago

Perry flubs U.S. voting age

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Rick Perry flubbed both the country's voting age and the date of the upcoming presidential election at a speech to a group of college students in Manchester Tuesday.

The Texas governor told students in the audience he'd appreciate their vote if they were turning 21 by Nov. 12.

But the United States' voting age is 18, and voters will weigh in on the presidential election on Nov. 6.

A few members of the audience giggled but Perry did not appear to notice his error.

Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
soundoff (443 Responses)
  1. JimAR

    Dumb and Dumber together again.

    November 29, 2011 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  2. Liberty Queen

    Just put Perry on Texas death row... that will take care of everything.

    November 29, 2011 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  3. bob

    please jesus, can we just kick texas out of this union???

    November 29, 2011 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  4. Charlie from the North

    I can see why this bozo wants to abolish the Department of Education he jealous of all those little kids and young adults "gettin wutt he never gut" a edumacation! Remember what happened the last time they put a idiot in the White House. Been there done that barely survived. You may not agree with Obama but he is not an idiot and we are better off for it.

    November 29, 2011 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  5. George Busch

    He and Cain should just hold hands and exit the campaign trail together.

    November 29, 2011 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  6. Slightly Left of Center

    @ Slag
    While Perry was flying fighter jets, Obama was hanging out with his communist friends and experimenting with drugs......

    You mean Ricky Perry, the Junior Varsity Cheer boy? And he flew C-130 transport aircraft. That's a far cry from fighter jets. Nice try, though!

    November 29, 2011 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  7. Ambrose Smith

    Remember when Perry first threw his hat in the ring and he instantly became the frontrunner? Seems ages ago.

    November 29, 2011 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  8. John S.

    Only in Texas could an imbecile like Rick Perry be elected to the office of Governor. The man cannot go 7 days w/o a stupendously dumb comment. Can you imagine holding elected public office as long as he has and not knowing the voting age? Wow, what a M-O-R-O-N.

    November 29, 2011 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  9. matinee

    I would not have known that Rick Perry and others GOP candidates are bunch of morons.Before this time,I used to think highly of these idiots,not knowing they were not smarter than a 4th grader.I do not support the incubent president,but He's far knowledgeable than these mediocres. I can still have confidence in Obama to do this great nation of America proud in the international community than any of GOP's. I believe American's electorate will do the right thing like they have always been come Nov. 16 oops! I mean Nov.6th

    November 29, 2011 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  10. cRRusher

    all election ballets should include "none of the above". if "none of the above" wins the election, a new election with all new candidates would be scheduled. when all you give voters are bad choices, you get bad results for America. if 2012 was like this, i guarantee Obama vs any republican candidate would result in a win for "none of the above". gov. perry would lose in a one man race to NOTA.

    November 29, 2011 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  11. Luke Brown

    I like Perry ... a much less mean version of W Bush.

    November 29, 2011 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  12. Oldie in TampaBay

    Kinda makes one wonder HOW he has gotten as far as he has .. seems to me another Texas Governor had the same problems with remembering dates, people, numbers, etc ...

    November 29, 2011 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  13. Jimmer

    Yea......that was almst as bad as 57 states.....

    November 29, 2011 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  14. terry

    Don't bother us with stories about shen this guy gets stuff wrong; call us when he gets something RIGHT!!!!
    Freggin' dolt!

    November 29, 2011 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  15. NamCbtVet

    Did not know he could count to 18, much less 21. I thought his limit was 2 (3 if you count the "forgot.").

    November 29, 2011 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  16. bresson

    He's a Republican Governor from Texas, what do you expect?

    November 29, 2011 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  17. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    I wonder if he realizes that women and blacks have the right to vote, too?

    November 29, 2011 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  18. Jack in Florida

    How do you spell idiot!!?? He and Herman should throw the towel in and stop embarrassing themselves in front of the world. Hey Texas, how did you vote this guy in more than one term?? I can't believe I am about to type this, but he makes George Bush look smart.

    November 29, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  19. Jon

    As my great-aunt Harriet once said, around the conclusion of the Bush administration: "No more C students for President."

    November 29, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  20. Rich

    And he wants to cut education ?He should get his GED and attend some college if he can get in.The people that put him in office must be real bright.

    November 29, 2011 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  21. NW

    "So, you liberals think Obama has done a good job, right? He certainly has succeeded in his mission to destroy the country, little by little."

    Really? So you went to the school of Perry, huh? This country has been in the toilet for years and it seems to coincide with the intelligence level of the average American (Merican).

    November 29, 2011 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  22. Joel

    bachman doesn't know where the first battle this country fought to gain its independance from Britain.. bush 8 million jobs lost in 8 years.. Gingrich " Lybia is a disaster ".it continues to go on and on and on... perry, running for the President of The United States of America... dosn't know the age of Americans that are legal to vote.. doesn't know the day he would be elected President. republican idiology is so far out of touch with reality its not even funny anymore!

    November 29, 2011 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  23. MashaSobaka

    Perhaps he and Cain can share a political grave.

    November 29, 2011 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  24. Rich

    I can only hope he is the GOP choice...

    November 29, 2011 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  25. Rich

    Rick is a very bright man just look at him...LOL

    November 29, 2011 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
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