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)

    You know, he should probably just keep his mouth shut cause the more he talks, the more he shows how little he knows. LLLLLLLoser.

    November 30, 2011 05:24 am at 5:24 am |
  2. Kurt

    Dear God its G.W. Bush all over again.

    November 30, 2011 05:26 am at 5:26 am |
  3. sick of republican phonies

    Is there ANY politician from Texas who isn't an absolute moron? I know why they wear cowboy boots; they don't know how to tie shoe laces.

    November 30, 2011 05:45 am at 5:45 am |
  4. mstlg

    Every family has a 'special' member that they don't talk about. In Texas' case, that 'family member' happens to be our governor. He needs to come on back home where he has a smaller chance of embarrassing us before the whole world. He is so not ready for prime time.

    November 30, 2011 05:52 am at 5:52 am |
  5. Terry

    And soon there will be six.

    November 30, 2011 06:02 am at 6:02 am |
  6. tom

    The liberal media moved the election date. What will they do next?

    November 30, 2011 06:10 am at 6:10 am |
  7. AhhPures

    He confused the voting age with the drinking age because his mind was on that stiff drink he couldn't wait to down. The guy is really not presidential material, anyone can see that. Pity all those big donors who wasted their money, yeah.

    November 30, 2011 06:18 am at 6:18 am |
  8. Good luck

    Wow! Now this is funny! But he will come up with an excuse AS USUAL to explain why he said that! And his voters will rally behind him this country is screwed from top to bottom put the repubs in office an let the country collapse in on it's self like bush had started how dare we complain about being broke when we go and spend 52BILLION dollars in 3 days on shopping screw the 99% go and get a JOB !!!!!!!!

    November 30, 2011 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
  9. False Left Right Paradigm

    This may seem odd, but I have a feeling he is doing these "gaffes" on purpose. I think people "behind the scenes" forced Perry to run and now Perry wants out, so he is purposely destroying his run. I don't know, just a hunch.

    November 30, 2011 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  10. pitiful

    Every single republican candidate is just a complete embarrassment.

    November 30, 2011 06:50 am at 6:50 am |
  11. Daydreamer

    The beautiful thing about the Tea Party is that they've drug all the crazies into the limelight and one of these knuckleheads will probably get the nomination. We can only hope. These are people who know nothing and claim they know what's best for America. Newt has now positioned himself as an erudite man, whose profound intellect will guide us out of the horrible mess we're in. Newt, last year you said that the solution to the National Debt was for America to go bankrupt. Soon thereafter, when you were attacked from all sides, you said, "I was taken out of context". He then claimed that he meant it was something we "could" do, not that he would recommend it. These people are hopeless.

    November 30, 2011 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
  12. LegendRx

    Excuse me, excuse me, but Perry is a "Flub"

    November 30, 2011 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
  13. snowdogg

    Give it up, Rick!

    November 30, 2011 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  14. here we go again

    Q. Mr. Perry whats your wife name
    A. Cindy, oops. i meant becky, and Texans voted him gov-na 10yrs in a row, unbelievable.

    GOP= Two adultra's, Mr. forgetful, flip -flop flip- flop flip- flop, The crazy lady, and what's that guy name..........again, we gotta do better!

    November 30, 2011 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
  15. DaisyDo

    I think he realizes you would have to be drunk to vote for him

    November 30, 2011 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  16. Ryan

    I fail to see why anyone would vote for a Repub except Ron Paul or Jon Huntsman. Ron Paul/Gary Johnson 2012.

    November 30, 2011 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  17. JCQueipo

    This guy is the new Dan Quayle, definetely vice-president material !!!!!

    November 30, 2011 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  18. Tyler Durden

    Clearly a man who has never voted

    November 30, 2011 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  19. beinva

    I don't think he misspoke, he's just implying that you'd have to be drunk to vote for him anyway

    November 30, 2011 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  20. Russ in Md

    I think the voting age should be based on their competence, intelligence, and maturity level which makes most of you ineligible to vote.

    November 30, 2011 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  21. Sheila

    How can Rick Perry be channeling George W if George W is still alive?

    November 30, 2011 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  22. EdSantaFe

    Hey Perry, can you spell D U M ?

    November 30, 2011 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  23. noteabags

    I didn't think it was possible, but he's an even bigger fool than W.

    November 30, 2011 07:34 am at 7:34 am |
  24. Bruce

    Dumber than Bush……I never thought I would say that.

    November 30, 2011 07:35 am at 7:35 am |
  25. wjshelton

    And this is surprisi becngause ... ?

    November 30, 2011 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
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