I really thought Perry would get better, but he hasn’t. My instant reaction over at the Fox News site:
Does Rick Perry prepare for the debates? He clearly does, he just can’t quite carry it off. His signature moment of the night came when he teed up what was supposed to be a devastating indictment of Mitt Romney’s flip-flops and get lost somewhere in the middle and barely made it out the other side.
Perry has been coming back to Earth lately, partly on his uneven debate performances. Orlando didn’t do anything to change that dynamic–indeed may have accelerated it.