At the Reagan Library debate in California, attendees memorably broke into a spontaneous round of applause in support of Rick Perry’s record on the death penalty. At last week’s debate in Tampa, a handful of audience members cheered the prospect of a man without health insurance being left to die. And on Thursday in Orlando, a chorus of boos erupted when a gay Army veteran asked former Sen. Rick Santorum if he should still be allowed to serve the country in Iraq.
“Have you read my book, ‘Fed Up!’ Get a copy and read it.”
From Rick Perry’s communications director, Ray Sullivan, on August 18th:
“The book, Mr. Sullivan said, ‘is a look back, not a path forward.’ It was written ‘as a review and critique of 50 years of federal excesses, not in any way as a 2012 campaign blueprint or manifesto,’ Mr. Sullivan said.”