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.
GOP....please show this rodeo clown the exit door. This is death by stupidity. Three things i will do if i became governor of Texas...turn 21, vote on November 12 and, and, and, I can't remember the third one. MORON!!!!
Makes you nostalgic for the intelligence and wit of John Kennedy, Bill Clinton. Wait, we still have intelligence and wit in office – we have President Obama!!!!!!
"me" - the "57 states" thing is getting stale.
@SkyTag Obama's quote was as follows:
"Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it."
That was in Oregon May 2008
Ted from Toronto - don't insult the Muppets!
I want to know who convinced Perry it was a good idea to run for President. Were they friends who are just as clueless and not ready for prime time as him, or were they clever faux friends trying to expose him for the ignorant idiot he is? I hope we know, someday.
Rick McDaniel – we're talking about the national voting age here. Do you know what it is? I do.
For the Obama bashers that bring up the very old 57 state joke I will bet any one of you a full two weeks paycheck that Obama would beat Perry in an IQ test any day of the week. Perry is a gaffe a day everyday and its not a mistake, its because he just aint that smart.
Smart move! Make all the 18-20 year old kids think they can't vote for Obama. We know the educational system didn't teach it to half of them.
@ Mr Class
What a stupid thing to say! Obama will go down in history as the most America-destroying president. So far, he has done a brilliant job of fulfilling his mission.
Stupid is as stupid does.
Running stories about Rick Perry’s latest humiliation is wastefully redundant. From now on CNN can just run the head line “Rick Perry said (or did, or appeared… whatever)” and we’ll all know to look down at our feet, shake our heads, and start laughing.
Aw give the guy a break, how much can you really expect from an Aggie?
Just think if Perry and Bachmann become running mates? That would be a double flub fest. Great for comedians
Almost feel sorry for the guy... almost.
Sarah Palin looks like a genius compared to this guy. OMG.
Oops. Can't remember which agencies he'd abolish.
Oops. Doesn't know the voting age.
Oops. Doesn't know when election day is.
Strike three. You're outta here, Perry. Or maybe Katie Couric will interview him and REALLY embarass him like she did Sarah Palin.
This guy takes the second M out of Mormon. All I can say is wow, Texans sure know to pick their governors – this guy makes Dubya look like a Rhodes scholar...
Pfft. Perhaps CNN could limit it's daily posting of Perry flubs to just the times he doesn't say something stupid? THAT, if it ever happens, WOULD be news worthy!
@Jdin and others: No need to apologize. We can probably all find public morons in our own states. Let me start and say, as Oklahomans, we apologize for the mental chagrin Sen. J. Inhofe has caused. Your turn: ... MN, AZ, MS, MO, PA, TX TX TX TX (lol, you're so big, you get 4 mentions), GA, FL, and more.
Let's all hold hands and sing Kumbaya, a last hurrah for Herman. And then bow our heads and think of , yes, Alaska. Imagine... (good thing the Northern mouthpiece moose hunter has been quiet for some time. Re-assessing???).
I keep telling people that, in Texas, GW is known as the smart one.
I think I'm becoming desensitized to the pain...
Say good by you don't have a chance in hell with all of your dumb mistakes.
Cain will be next.
Had high hopes for both of you but no anymore just save you money and get out.
@Toshiko (who commented): "American politics Teapublican style. Aren't they ashamed to offer up such incompetent candidates!? First, there was W. Then McCain hoisted Palin on us as if we're brain dead. Now Perry and his gang of misfits."
Indeed there is no shame in these folks - they absolutely support their candidates 100%. Hence, their befuddled and absolutely comical comments. Not sure who gives out more laughs, the folks supporting these fools, or the fools themselves. Watch out America ... Clown Car Express 2012 keeps on rolling ... and rolling ... and rolling.
I'm from Texas and trust me, everytime Perry opens his mouth, stupid comes out, it always has. Now he is just showing his "behind" to the nation. Why people keep voting for him just floors me. He has done absolutely NOTHING for this state. Need to ask our teachers and our state employees about his "Job creation", and how many have been laid off due to his great leadership.