Perry Says He Can Debate Obama

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Red State Gathering, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 in Charleston, S.C. where he announced his run for president in 2012.

So he’s just holding the good stuff for Obama? Despite his slip-ups in recent debates, Texas governor Rick Perry feels he could do well in a debate against President Obama. “I’m not worried a bit that I’ll be able to stand on the stage with Barack Obama and draw a very bright line,” he said. He also defended his tax stance against reports that his flat-tax proposal would result in the loss of trillions of dollars in revenue. He said, “There’s nothing wrong with lower revenue. I don’t want more revenue in Washington, D.C.’s hands. I want more revenue in the private-sector job creators’ hands.” With Herman Cain leading the polls in Iowa, it seems as though Perry has a long way to go.