Some People Might Say Rick Perry Was Drunk When He Gave This Speech

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There are two possible explanations for why, during a speech in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Friday night, Rick Perry slurred his words, rambled off on weird tangents, and generally behaved in a manner that could be described as cartoonishly animated: The first is that his political advisers told him, "Voters want a president that they can have a beer with, so act like you're totally wasted. They're also very passionate about maple syrup, so when the dude hands you the maple syrup, pretend that it's an adorable new puppy." The second possibility is that Rick Perry was totally wasted. Check out the highlights (maple syrup at 7:52):

Rick Perry's Unusual Speech Performance (VIDEO) [HuffPo]