To many, Gov. Rick Perry's downfall could be traced back to the debates.
From his "heartless" comment, to questioning the allegiances of Turkey's government to, of course, his "oops" moment, in which he forgot he wanted to eliminate the Department of Energy.
Audio: Ben Philpott's story for KUT News
And then there were the little things, like forgetting people can vote at age 18 instead of 21, saying there are only eight members of the U.S. Supreme Court, and proclaiming during his December Iowa bus tour that his favorite Christmas movie is It’s a Wonderful World.
Perry then ...