Perry: Obama Debt Ceiling Speech was Condescending

By: AP
By: AP

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he thought
President Barack Obama's speech on the debt ceiling debate was
condescending, saying he heard the president tell Americans they
"just wouldn't understand" the issue.

The potential Republican presidential candidate spoke Tuesday at
a ceremonial bill signing in Amarillo.

Perry says he was stunned Obama "would think that Americans
aren't paying attention" to the debate. In his speech, Obama said
the term "debt ceiling" is one most people outside of Washington
have probably never heard of before.

Perry says he's continuing to evaluate whether to jump into the
race for the Republican presidential nomination. He says he is
getting calls from across the country to get into the race, but
vows that he's "not going to do something to embarrass myself."


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