Almost as entertaining as watching Rick Perry endure the longest minute of his life was watching the pundits that came afterwards. The schadenfreude level was simply off the charts.
Even the other candidates got into the act, with Herman Cain offering up the consolation that the American people can be “very forgiving,” and Michele Bachmann noting “that is something none of us want to go through.”
Whether being killed through sympathy or mockery, it was a rough post-debate session for Perry. And it was perhaps even tougher for Perry’s communications director, Ray Sullivan, who was thrust before the cameras in order to come up with some - any! - defense of his candidate.
Watch the full grisly glory below: