TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 11/7/11

“Oops.” That’s the word Gov. Rick Perry uttered after his major stumble in the Republican presidential primary debate in Michigan Wednesday. It spoke volumes about how bad his debate performances have been, how far he has sunk as a 2012 presidential contender.

The Tribune's Thanh Tan talks to her colleague Emily Ramshaw about why Perry's debate gaffe is yet another self-inflicted wound that threatens his ability to convince voters he's ready to be president.

Has South Carolina's primary turned from a must-win to a can't-win for Gov. Rick Perry? Ben Philpott of KUT News ...

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