Oops, He Did It Again
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Texas Governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry added another “oops” moment to his campaign this week. This time, he seemingly told a New Hampshire audience he believes the voting age in the United States is 21. The Los Angeles Times was there:
“Those of you that will be 21 by Nov. 12th, I ask for your support and your vote,” Perry said to a crowd that included college students.
“Those of you who won’t be — just work hard — because you are going to inherit this and you’re counting on us to get this right. The idea that you’re looking at a $15-trillion debt, that you’re looking at entitlement programs that will not be there for you if we continue on this path, is not fair to you and it’s not right.”
The minimum voting age in the United States is 18.
Perhaps, then, it shouldn’t be a surprise Perry hasn’t responded to our challenge to the 2012 candidates to outline a plan to increase voter participation. Tomorrow we’ll release the full list of candidate responses and non-responses.