Perry: 'Shoot, I May Get to be a Good Debater Before This is All Over.' [VIDEO]

Rick Perry talks jobs, tax reform as he enters the New Hampshire Primary.


Texas Gov. Rick Perry officially entered the New Hampshire Primary on Friday, Oct. 28, becoming the last major presidential candidate to jump into the Republican race. 

He spoke with the media for about 20 minutes on everything from drilling for oil to his debate performance – he says he does not know if he will forgo any debates, as he seeks to reach voters in early primary states.

"Shoot, I may get to be a good debater before this is all over," he said.

Perry said New Hampshire should be a "right-to-work" state to boost job creation. He touted his flat tax plan and defended his record on immigration issues in Texas.

As he wrapped up a news conference in New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner's crowded office, Perry dismissed what he called "gaping differences" in the polls. He said he was running to win the New Hampshire Primary and capture the GOP nomination.

Former , who has enjoyed big poll leads in the first-in-the-nation state, returns to New Hampshire for a town hall-style meeting Friday night. Ron Paul, who also enjoys support in the leadoff state, continues a swing through the state with another meeting. And Jon M. Huntsman Jr. is campaigning across the state over the next 72 hours.

Friday, Oct. 28, is the final day for presidential candidates to file to enter the New Hampshire Primary. The office closes at 5 p.m.

Dan Tuohy October 28, 2011 at 06:11 PM
Rick Perry calls NH Primary "a grand tradition." But will the Barley House name a plate or burger after him?
Iva October 28, 2011 at 06:24 PM
All the banker's horses and all the Bilderberg's men cant put Perry back together again.
lovecookie October 28, 2011 at 07:59 PM
LOL Iva that is awesome!!! Let's hope you're right.
Chris Yates October 28, 2011 at 08:16 PM
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MJ October 29, 2011 at 05:20 PM
"Shoot, I may get to be a good debater before this is all over," he said. Yes and the moon might be made of green cheese...
Tonyr62 October 29, 2011 at 05:26 PM
I know this has been said before, but I am not looking at all of the comments. Rick Perry is a "Master Debater".
gail walker October 29, 2011 at 06:30 PM
or maybe not you can't fix stupid
SharpDonkey October 29, 2011 at 06:35 PM
Only if you are in a debate where there is no talking and you just have to smile and look "purty". http://www.sharpdonkey.com
Donald Pelton October 29, 2011 at 06:49 PM
"Right to Work" translation: "Destroy the Unions." "Pro Life" translation: "Life is sacred, but I want to kill everyone in prison regardless of evidence."
Donald Pelton October 29, 2011 at 07:06 PM
Baloney on whitebread.
deanna October 29, 2011 at 07:27 PM
I don't think so. He's an idiot.
David Blackburn October 29, 2011 at 08:08 PM
Very doubtful!
Susan Zapanta October 30, 2011 at 03:23 AM
Debate performance has nothing to do with being a good debater. It has everything to do with what one thinks and believes in. Rick Perry's views are of low quality, hence, the low quality performance!
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