Today is Day 52 of Rick Perry refusing to debate Bill White.
Rick Chicken Perry continues to refuse to debate Bill White. Enjoy this viral video, and help us spread it around:
The clip of Perry is from the Hispanic Leadership breakfast he hosted last Friday at the Republican Party of Texas convention in Dallas. Rick Chicken Perry is refusing to debate Bill White for absolutely no good reason. As I wrote in my post, “Rick “Chicken” Perry Campaign Hosts Bill White Press Conference”:
Last week, Bill White released his tax returns for his first six years as mayor — fully answering to the Rick Perry campaign's original request. Editorials have come out against Perry's continued stalling in full force — with the San Antonio Express-News even asking, “Is Rick Perry afraid to debate?“
Rick Chicken Perry's press conference has certainly gained plenty of attention online. Here's all the mentions I've found so far, not including repeat AP mentions:
- News 8 Austin: Gov. Perry camp shouted down in front of Bill White HQ
- Texas Tribune: Video: The Press Conference Crashers
- Austin American-Statesman: Postcards: Dems hijack Perry press conference
- Burnt Orange Report: Flickr Slideshow: Rick Chicken Perry! Debate Bill Now!
- Texas Tribune: TribCast (Audio podcast, discussed from 13:45 – 21:05)
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- Associated Press: Perry camp shouted down in front of White's office
- Austin Chronicle: This Week in Campaign Fail: Perry Special
- Austin American-Statesman: First Reading: A rare miscue from the Perry campaign?
- Dallas Morning News: Trailblazers Blog: Perry campaign event runs afowl of White supporters
- Texas Observer: Everything's Better With Friends?
- Austinist: Perry Press Sec Gets Fowl Treatment
- Austin Post: Campaigns Rumble at Bill White Headquarters
- Austin Citysphere: Bill White Supporters Drown Out Perry Spokesperson
- Huffington Post: Rick Perry Protesters Call Texas Governor 'Chicken' For Not Debating Opponent Bill White (VIDEO)
- Bay Area Houston: Now Serving Rick Chicken Perry
- Burnt Orange Report: LIVEBLOG – Rick Perry Campaign Tries to Host Press Conference at TCDP Coordinated Campaign
- Burnt Orange Report: Rick “Chicken” Perry Campaign Hosts Bill White Press Conference
- Brains & Eggs: Perry Campaign Punk'd
- Daily Kos: Rick “Chicken” Perry
- McBlogger: 39% and his minions
- Off the Kuff: Maybe having a press conference in front of your opponents’ campaign HQ isn’t such a hot idea
- Texas Kaos: The Silliness of a Chicken Called Perry
- Who Is Playin'?: Perry Campaign Gets Owned With Stunt Backfire
Previously on BOR:
- Rick “Chicken” Perry Campaign Hosts Bill White Press Conference
- LIVEBLOG – Rick Perry Campaign Tries to Host Press Conference at TCDP Coordinated Campaign
- Day 49 of Rick Perry Refusing to Debate: Repub. Consultant Says Bill White is Perry's “Nightmare”
- Day 45 of Rick Perry's Refusal to Debate: “Let's Call That What It Is. CRAP.”
- Day 44 of Rick Perry Refusing to Debate: Why Has Part-Time Perry Only Worked Two Hours in 15 Weeks?
- Day 43 of Rick Perry Refusing to Debate: What Did Perry Know About Latest Child Abuse Scandal?