Media pretty excited about Perry flubbing voting age at New Hampshire event

posted at 5:40 pm on November 29, 2011 by Allahpundit

Three pages of stories and counting already at Google News. When the news is slow and the “Perry is confused” meme is already in place, even a simple harmless misstatement like this can get blanket coverage. For the record, election day is on November 6 next year, not November 12. And of course, thanks to the 26th Amendment, the voting age is 18 — in all 57 states.

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TheRightMan on November 29, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Thanks for checking in Mrs. Perry.

Akzed on November 29, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Callng him successful at first, and then saying he was governor of the “largest state” pretty much did that.

Johnnyreb on November 29, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Not being a Perry supporter is probably closer to the truth as to why you are calling him a troll.

sharrukin on November 29, 2011 at 7:04 PM

And of course, thanks to the 26th Amendment, the voting age is 18 — in all 57 states.

Thank you. It had to be said.

nukemhill on November 29, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Give him a break. When he was young, he had to wait until he was 21 to be able to vote.

Al in St. Lou on November 29, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Whatever destroys Perry saves America.

rightwingyahooo on November 29, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Couldn’t…not…watch…it. So painful.

Aronne on November 29, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Well, except in the case of Adrian Huntsman, of course.

whatcat on November 29, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Winston Huntsman is so dreamy ;)

Dr Evil on November 29, 2011 at 6:59 PM

I just hope there’s no bimbo eruption ahead for Jaden Huntsman. I don’t figure him for a playa, but you never know how many hearts he’s broken. Would be a shame.

whatcat on November 29, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Give him a break. When he was young, he had to wait until he was 21 to be able to vote.
Al in St. Lou on November 29, 2011 at 7:12 PM

That could be, it changed during my high school years, just before the Nixon-McGovern contest. Of course, it wasn’t much of a contest, lol.

whatcat on November 29, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Their reason for hating him has nothing with him being “dumb” – tell me the last dumb three-term successful Governor of the second largest state in the country.

TheRightMan

Perry?

xblade on November 29, 2011 at 7:35 PM

To nitpick the grammar, it should be “I wish he were correct”.

At any rate, poor Rick – he can’t even buy a break.

whatcat on November 29, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Thank you, Capt. Pedantic, for today’s lesson in the subjunctive mood.

SlaveDog on November 29, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Count me in with Captain Pedantic! I was thinking the same as I was reading your comment! It should be were! Yes, call me a stickler; I drive my children crazy when I correct them! : )

herm2416 on November 29, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Aach. So he came of voting age at 21 and that’s his frame of reference. Big deal. The msm needs to be more focused on the financial doom dead ahead and how the establishment on both sides of the aisle got us here. And cover the real issues that can help turn this ship around.
If I were Perry, I’d claim a Mulligan due to the msm giving Oboobi a bye time after time. Until they take their job seriously, just shrug them off as partisan hacks posing as objective reporters.

AH_C on November 29, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Count me in with Captain Pedantic! I was thinking the same as I was reading your comment! It should be were! Yes, call me a stickler; I drive my children crazy when I correct them! : )

herm2416 on November 29, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Heh – I mangle da language with the best (worst?) of ‘em. But some things, such as was/were, kinda stick out like the “proverbial thumb”. However, I also had something of substance to add to the commenter’s actual content. So the “proverbial finger” I got was only half called-for.
:D

whatcat on November 29, 2011 at 9:04 PM

OMG, he’s George W.

AshleyTKing on November 29, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Do you really want him answering the 3 AM phone call?

NoStoppingUs on November 29, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Yes!

tmontgomery on November 29, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Jerry Brown – Three term Governor of the largest state, actually.

whatcat on November 29, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Still not getting your facts straight.

Alaska is the largest state – 570,374 sq land miles. Texas is second with 261,914 sq land miles, while Cali comes in third with only 155,973 sq land miles.

tmontgomery on November 29, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Hey, at least the voting age used to be 21.

There have never been 57 states, Mister President.

Theophile on November 30, 2011 at 1:27 AM

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