Dartmouth College

HANOVER, NH - OCTOBER 11:  Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) speaks while U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) listens during a presidential debate hosted by Bloomberg and the Washington Post on October 11, 2011 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The event moderated by U.S. television talk show host Charlie Rose and featuring eight Republican candidates, presents the first debate of the 2012 political season focused solely on the economy.  (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Political Analyst Reflects On Perry’s Debate Performance

Tuesday night’s New Hampshire debate centered on the economy. Once again, Governor Rick Perry referenced his forthcoming plan to put people back to work.


Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney makes a statement as Texas Governor Rick Perry looks on in the Fox News/Google GOP Debate at the Orange County Convention Center on September 22, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (credit: Phelan M. Ebenhack-Pool/Getty Images)

Romney, Facing Criticism, Turns Tables On Perry

Hours before he expected to fend off sharp criticism from his Republican rivals, presidential contender Mitt Romney turned the tables on Texas Gov. Rick Perry and called on him to disavow comments from an ally who likened his faith to a “cult.”