Rick Perry Wants To Debate…Nancy Pelosi?

I actually wouldn’t mind seeing this debate. With the average congressional approval rating at 11.3%, it should be Nancy Pelosi and not Rick Perry who is defensive about the status quo in Congress.

But I’m not sure this is in the best interest of Rick Perry’s campaign.

Rick Perry has challenged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to debate him next week about his plan for a part-time Congress.

In a letter to Pelosi (D-Calif.) obtained by The Hill, the Texas governor wrote: “I am in Washington Monday and would love to engage you in a public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo.

“I think it would be a tremendous service to the American people to see a public airing of these differences,” he continued. “Let the people decide. If Monday doesn’t work, perhaps we could find a time in Iowa over the course of the next month to discuss these issues in front of the people of America’s heartland.”

Does anyone else get the feeling that Perry, at this point in his campaign, is sort of like a punch-drunk boxer stumbling around the ring and lashing out hoping to strike a lucky blow? That’s the feeling I get. He’s calling the President “pathetic” and a “socialist,” and now he’s throwing round house punches at the House minority leader.

I get why he’s doing it. It’s desperation time in his campaign. He’s hoping to land a lucky blow. Something that will get traction with the public and get him back in this race.

I’m not sure a debate with Rep. Botox is the ticket, though.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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