Perry Blames Lousy Debates on Bad Back

My dog ate my homework. To be fair, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he’s not making any excuses on his stalled GOP presidential campaign, though he is. In an interview with the Des Moines Register, Perry explained that his recovery from back surgery in July affected his debate performances. “I would suggest to you that I was pretty fatigued,” he said. “No excuses. It was error. It is what it is.” Then he went on to be a bit too honest. “Look, if anybody is looking for the perfect candidate, I’m not it.” He also said it’s too late to regret his performances. “Looking back and trying to ‘would have, could have, should have’ is an interesting question to ask, but the facts are the facts.”