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.
But in NO WAY is he a contender for the presidency! He is going to try to BUY the Oval Office (like his good friend/Governor in Florida, Rick Scott) who bought that seat but now has totally screwed up Florida for 4 years!
Oy Vey. He better be sure not to have Sara Palin as running mate as he would make her look smart.
Perry turned down a particle accelerator in Texas. His face and voice anger me greatly.
c'mon republicans you have got to be kidding............... I know you folks have litmus tests and candidates have to say certain things and sign certain vows and such but seriously THIS is the the best you can do??? I'm no obama fan but the COMBINED IQ of the nuts your running doesn't equal his, this is just simply pathetic
Makes sense. Texas was one of two states arguing against the voting rights act of 1965. I guess he thinks Texas one that court decision.
Hey, Rick does this sound familiar: "Old enough to fight; old enough to vote"
correct: one is won
Texans! What is wrong with you? Why do elect such morons?
This is a big thanks to McCain, after he gave us Palin, anyone thought they could run for POTUS!
Big Texas hat and nothing, absolutely nada in his head! Perry has to be the dumbest governor of Texas in history. Perry needs to go back to the 6th grade and start his education. He is an embarrassment to himself, Texas A & M and an indictment on the educational system in Texas.
Perry flubs. Period.
That liberal media showing a big dummy to be a big dummy.
Let's hope everyone who votes "Red" takes his advice ... all Repub voters who are 21 or older, please go to the polls and vote on Nov. 12!
I am an ex-republican now for sure, after voting for W twice, shame on me. This Teapublican party has lost all aspects of thought, brain and compassion. And now has put up this Texas governor for president. America, please take him away from Texas, he is embarrassing even the least educated of us.
He is not smarter than a 5th grader
I am a Texan. I would like to apologize to the nation for Rick Perry. I swear I have never voted for him.
Give Mapface a break. Based on his previous screw-ups he should get a pass on this one. Easy enough mistake to make if anyone cares to be honest about it.
21, 18 whatever.
this guy isn't smart enough to be commisioner in Podunksville much less President, heck Sarah Palin is smarter than this dude.
Oh Texas, you can sure come up with some losers.
God has called on Perry to campaign for Prez to show us that religious people should not seek office.
I think coming next 2 generations should avoid the Texans for any high office period.
People of tired of these kind of officials with less brains than high school student with VERY HIGH AMBITIONS.
In the end their weaknesses end up hurting the whole country.
It is hard to see if ALL of current republican Presidential "enthusiasts" put together can even make a good candidate ready for the task.
Current issues and difficulties facing the nation do require smarter president than we have ever seen or else not make any changes with any of these dummies. Just hear them and you would know all they want is to become the President.
Solutions are not easy to bring for anyone you put up there but chances are he can screw up big time at our cost.
are you SURE Perry knows how many states there are? I don't think he's been asked that question yet,
I can understand a few slips, everyone is human but this guy is the gift that just keeps giving.
You know it's bad when people are openly laughing at you to your face and you don't even take notice.
There is only one candidate running worth voting for. Ron Paul! Let's follow the constitution, go back to sound money and stop interfering in people's personal lives!!