Texas Governor Rick Perry is again being recognized for his poor speaking performance following recent gaffes during Iowa speaking events.
According to The Hill, Perry attempted to take a swing at President Barack Obama’s green energy policy by discussing failed solar company Solyndra that received over $500 million in Federal money. He referred to the company as a country and mispronounced its name in the process.
“No greater example of it than this administration sending millions of dollars into the solar industry, and we lost that money,” he said. “I want to say it was over $500 million that went to the country Solynda.”
The latest small gaffe that has been pointed out by the press can be added to a long list of Perry speaking gaffes, but the Presidential contender acknowledges his speaking troubles.
“[Voters] aren’t looking for a robot…or someone who’s gonna be perfect in every way. They’re looking for someone who’s got values,” he said on Fox News.
Perry has in the past months confused the minimum voting age with the minimum drinking age, given a speech that led some pundits to believe he was intoxicated, and forgotten how many justices—or as he referred to them, judges—are on the Supreme Court.
The candidate told the Des Moines Register that a back surgery last July has been at the root of his campaign difficulties. Perry underwent experimental surgery on his back in July that involved the fusion of his own adult stem cells into his spine. The procedure is so new that it has yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.