Does Perry Qualify for the S.C. Debate?
Susan Page of USA Today points out that Rick Perry fails to meet the criteria for the CNN debate in Charleston on January 19. To qualify, a candidate must A) place among the top four contenders in Iowa, B) place among the top four contenders in New Hampshire, C) earn at least 7 percent in the three latest national polls, or D) earn at least 7 percent in the three latest South Carolina polls. According to the RealClearPolitics running survey, Perry seems to fall short by every measure. Will Perry be included?