Oops, there he goes again. Fresh from forgetting which government agency he would abolish and in which century the American Revolution took place, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has now forgotten the country’s legal voting age.
The Associated Press carried the following report on a speech he gave to a crowd at Saint Anselm college in New Hampshire:
[H]e appealed to students who will be at least 21 before Election Day to vote for him. As for those younger than 21, he merely asked them to work hard on his behalf. Doesn’t he want their votes, too? It turns out Perry didn’t know or had forgotten that the voting age in America is 18. The flub caused some whispers in the crowd.
Update: Now with video, courtesy of CBS.