On Fox News last night, Rick Perry defended his woeful performances in the debates by appealing to the frantic nature of a late start in the race and the demands of the first 100 days of a campaign.
"The first 100 days is just a sprint to raise money. I mean, that's what we were doing.... we had, I think, four debates in that time.
Frankly, I didn't have time to prepare for those debates. Obviously, it showed.
I hate debates. I hate debates worse than I did spinning when I was a pilot in the United States Air Force, but you know what -- I practiced enough that I got pretty good at it, so there'll be plenty of debates."
Sean Hannity then asked Perry if it was actually important for the GOP nominee to be able to hold up in debates against Barack Obama.
"I would love to be on the stage with Barack Obama, talking about how in the world did you lose 2.5 million jobs? How did you waste $4 trillion, Mr. President?"