You may have remembered Rick Perry’s less than stellar showing at the Fox News/Google debate from Sep 23rd, you know, the one where he said, “I don’t think you have a heart”. Well, it looks like Ricky Perry has spent a lot of time remembering it too, and he’s decided to walk back that statement and better explain some other ones.
Above is a segment of an interview he did with Newsmax.com. In it, he did a much better job explaining what his positions are on many aspects of immigration. Besides the famous “you don’t have a heart” line, he also addressed how he feels about a border fence. He says you can build one, but without personnel to man the fence, it’s not going to keep anyone out. He also brought up concerns about how a border fence would affect private property.
I think he clarified a lot of things in the interview, but I’m still not confident he can give solid answers when he’s under the pressure of a debate. I’ve seen him strike out three times so far, but I would be glad to see himself do a better job in the future ones. What do you guys think? Did this interview help redeem the poor performance he had in last week’s debate? And do you think Perry can handle the next debate, or is he just not good answering questions under pressure? Let us know in the comments below; we’d love to hear from you.