What We Missed In Last Night's GOP Debate: Rick Perry Shooting Himself In the Foot

Rick Perry Debate

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Parting is such sweet sorrow.It’s hard to say that the Republican presidential debates will be quite the same without Rick Perry taking the podium. With Perry suspending his campaign yesterday, the debating field has been whittled to four and become decidedly more predictable.

Last night we got to see Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum swing away at Mitt Romney  and each other in one final attempt to sway South Carolina voters, and Ron Paul stand by his libertarian message.

But the beauty of a Perry-filled debate was unpredictability. After all, who really knew what he would say next? So to celebrate that aspect of the former governor, here are Rick Perry’s top five debate moments.

He has Romney on the ropes... for about three seconds

Perry puts his support behind a second Iraq war

On Pakistan: It makes sense in his head

Heartless: Perry alienates his Republican base

One word, four letters... OOPS

What a Perry endorsement means for Gingrich?

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