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Perry’s ‘oops’ adds to a list of debate stumbles

When he tried to name the three federal agencies he would immediately cut if elected president, Perry could only name two. “I can’t, the third one, I’m sorry, oops,” he said after struggling to recall the last agency.

Perry has participated in six Republican presidential debates, and his lackluster performances have raised questions about his campaign’s future. Perry has responded to criticism by saying that Republicans should not choose “the smoothest debater” as their nominee.

Thursday morning Perry appeared on many of the television morning shows in an attempt at damage control in the wake of Wednesday night’s debate and is scheduled to present the Top Ten on Letterman on Thursday.