Actually, it wasn’t Perry’s “performance” that was a problem. It was his “answers.”
No fancy wordsmithery is going to get Perry out of supporting in-state tuition for illegal aliens. (Although I did think it was nice that he gave his answer in Spanish.)
We are not Democrats.
We already had a Republican president and both political parties try to foist amnesty on us. The country erupted in rage, forced Congress to withdraw Bush’s “comprehensive immigration reform” and rewarded Bush with a humiliating defeat in the 2006 midterm elections.
It wasn’t Perry’s delivery; it was his policy that Republicans — and apparently a lot of Democrats and independents — don’t like. Hispanic citizens who have undergone the arduous process of becoming citizens the legal way aren’t crazy about the idea either.
When the audience booed Perry, it wasn’t booing a former Air Force captain. It was booing in-state tuition for illegal aliens.