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."
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