Perry Does ‘Oops’ Damage Control

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It's one thing to not be able to tick off all of Mitt Romney's 59-point economic plan. But when you can't get past two in a three-point plan, you're done, writes Mark McKinnon.

Rick Perry isn't letting a little "oops" bring him down. After last night's debate brainfreeze, Perry went on a media blitz, which he'll cap off on Thursday with an appearance reading David Letterman's Top 10 list. Asked earlier in the day if the gaffe would make him quit the race, Perry responded, “Oh, shoot, no. This ain’t a day for quitting nothing.” Perry failed to remember the third federal agency he wished to cut, despite hints from Ron Paul and incredulous questions from the moderator. "The third agency of government I would do away withthe Education, the Commerce. And let's see. I can't. The third one, I can't," Perry said. "Oops." Later he remembered it was the Energy Department.