Rick Perry’s sensational meltdown during last night’s CNBC debate in Michigan could not only serve to doom his entire presidential campaign, it could also help Ron Paul cement his position as a top tier challenger to Herman Cain and Mitt Romney.
Perry’s embarrassing gaffe, in which he spent minutes stumbling over the name of a government agency he wanted to abolish, has virtually ended any lingering hopes he had of recapturing his early lead that has evaporated swiftly over the last few months.
However, the one man in the best position to take advantage of Perry’s fall from grace is Congressman Ron Paul.
Craig Robinson, a conservative blogger told the Washington Post. “The incident is deadly for Perry because it reaffirms people’s fear that he lacks the intellectual capacity necessary to be president of the United States.”
“He’s finished,” said Mark McKinnon, a GOP strategist. “When they start laughing at you, there is no return.”
“You have to be good at talking if you are the president of the United States of America. You just have to be,” added Republican strategist Ron Bonjean.
Although we hope the predictions are true, remember George W made a career out of gaffs like this one.