Perry Gets Voting Age Wrong

Rick Perry’s campaign strategy may have a fatal flaw. At a New Hampshire town-hall meeting Tuesday, the GOP candidate (and former frontrunner) asked all the college students in attendance to vote for him in 2012—provided that they’re 21. In addition to getting the voting age incorrect, Perry asked that his supporters cast their vote by Nov. 12. Oops. The election will take place Nov. 6. There were a few laughs in the crowd, and Perry’s camp dismissed the mistake, saying “the governor misspoke.” The gaffes join a long list of Perry mistakes, including his catastrophic “oops” at a GOP debate.