|A DSD Highlight…
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Falling in the polls, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry cannot afford to discount any voters, let alone a bloc between 18 and 21 years old. But that is what the Texas governor seemed to do in a speech yesterday at Saint Anselm College.
At the end of his stump speech, Perry said, “Those of you that will be 21 by November the 12th, I ask for your support and your vote. Those of you who won’t be, work hard.’’
The legal voting age is 18, not 21. The date of the 2012 general election is Nov. 6….
- Shira Schoenberg
http://bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2011/11/30/latest-gaffe-perry-errs-voting-age/4M4IvesIeQV1O2ldm74zaP/story.html (registration may be required)
Rick Perry’s ignorance is truly breathtaking. Must be quite a while since he’s read the Constitution (or had it read to him), 26th Amendment. Do you really want a President tied to the Red Telephone who needs this much on-the-job-training?