I’m going with “yes.”
I’m not judging the man for drinking. (Hey, I loves me my scotch.) But if I were running for president, I probably wouldn’t give a speech wasted. (Probably.)
Check out the clip below, which went viral this weekend. If you don’t have the stamina to watch 8 minutes of Rick Perry (I almost didn’t), you should at least watch the first 3 minutes. It’s… um… interesting:
Fom Daily Mail:
Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas told Huffington Post after the speech: ‘It was different’, but added he had never seen anything like it before
A Perry spokesman said in an email: ‘The Governor is passionate about the issues he talks about.’
Those in attendance said that passion is not a word to describe his performance, off the wall, bizarre and rambling though, were more adequate.
One Republican operative who watched the video called it ‘strange and peculiar’, and said it could prove fatal to Perry’s campaign. Others questioned whether he was on medication or if he had had a few drinks before he came on stage. Nevertheless, he appeared uncomfortable and erratic in parts and sweat glistened on his forehead.
His camp have yet to issue an official statement about the speech.
At least now we know what a pre-wagon George Bush would’ve sounded like.
[via Daily Mail][cross-posted at Angry Black Lady Chronicles]