I didn't see it, I tend to only watch the debates in the general election. Maybe this is wrong but I have a life, a job, and a family - I can't watch every debate.
The point is, did his performance change your opinion on him? To the good or bad?
This is not an idle question.
I, so far, have been a bit of a supporter of Perry. A couple of things that came out in the debate give me pause though.
-Mandating the use of Gardasil. Gardasil is the immunization against HPV (humanpapillomavirus). HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cervical cancer.
For the record, I support the use of the vaccination and will have my daughter immunized with it.
We could discuss the ethics of a vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease (I will not) and in a perfect world boys and girls will wait until they are married to have sex and will only have one partner. Further, my children have been raised not to be promiscuous. With that said, I am not going to condemn my daughter to cervical cancer if she makes a mistake, or even if she does not, if her future husband did.
My point though is that I am not comfortable with government mandating health care. This action by Perry is a bit big brotherish.
-Having a Texas version of the dream act. He signed a law allowing illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition rates. Why the hell can't anyone understand that these people are criminals and should not even be here, let alone receiving state-funded benefits.
I haven't written him off yet, he just has some explaining o do.