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We are in the second half of the second round. On Friday we got our first quarterfinal matchup: the GOP debate audience booing the gay soldier versus Herman Cain's sexual harassment defense ("there are thousands of women I didn't molest!"). The bracket is here. Today's winner will face off against Mitt Romney's Etch-a-Sketch.

1. RICK PERRY'S 'OOPS' MOMENT


Rick Perry: But the fact of the matter is, we better have a plan in place that Americans can get their hands around and that’s the reason my flat tax is the only one of all the folks, these good folks on the stage, it balances the budget in 2020, it does the things in a regulatory climate that has to happen and I will tell you, it’s three agencies the government when I get there, that are gone. Commerce, Education and ahh, what’s the third one there, let’s see.

Ron Paul: You mean/need 5.

Perry: Oh Five. Ok

Perry: Commerce, Education, and ah, the, ummm

Rick Santorum: EPA

Perry: EPA – there you go – no …

Panel: Seriously, is EPA, the one you were talking about sir?

Perry: No, sir. No, sir. We were talking about the umm, the agencies of government, EPA needs to be rebuilt. There’s no doubt – there’s no doubt about that.

Panel: But you can’t name the third one.

Perry: The third agency of government I would do away with Education, ahhhh, the ahhhh,

Panel: Commerce.

Perry: Commerce – lets see

Herman Cain: Oh my

Perry: I can’t – the third one I can’t sorry. Oops.

Sublime.

2. MITT ROMNEY DOESN'T CARE ABOUT POOR PEOPLE

I'm in this race because I care about Americans. I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it.
I wonder what Mitt Romney's income cutoff is for being considered an American.

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