Perry Struggles for Spotlight in New Hampshire Debate

Rick Perry didn’t blow it or commit any serious gaffes, but in his latest televised debate, the Texas governor found himself in a position that seemed unimaginable even a few weeks ago: largely out of the spotlight and struggling for airtime.

In his first debate Perry complained that he was beat up so much he felt like a “piñata.” But on Tuesday night at the Bloomberg/Washington Post debate in New Hampshire, Perry did not get near as much attention from the panelists or his opponents. Nor did he display the swagger and defiance that have come to define ...

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