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November 10th, 2011
03:30 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: "The 'Oops' heard 'round the world"

Editor's note: Tonight on AC360°, the political panel tackles how the most recent GOP presidential debate will impact the race. Watch at 8 p.m. ET.

Rochester, Michigan (CNN) - Wednesday's Republican presidential debate in Michigan was almost entirely focused on economic issues, but the forum offered some seriously revealing moments about each of the candidates.

The night's biggest loser was, without a doubt, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who struggled uncomfortably for nearly a full minute to recall which three federal agencies he would eliminate as president.

"Commerce, Education, and the - what's the third one there? Let's see," Perry said, looking puzzled and searching his notes.

Finally, mercifully, Perry admitted he could not remember and simply gave up.

His only excuse: "Oops."

Read five things we learned about the debate...

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  1. Danny

    Why no comments for Ron Paul? Is that media wants to direct who to elect or makes us believe that he is not longer at the race, no respect to a very smart men.

    November 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  2. Jean

    Why is the story all over the news that a potential presidential nominee made a gaffe by forgetting his point? That doesn't reflect too well on him, but shouldn't people be talking more about the fact that this person was in the middle of saying he would eliminate the departments of Education, Commerce, and Energy?

    November 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
  3. Jeff

    I'm not supporting Perry but he isn't done with the mistake from last night. Have we forgotten that Obama was able to win with all of his gaffes?

    November 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  4. BettyAnn,TX

    I knew he was going to crash and burn. So embarrassing

    November 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm |