MSNBC Reporter asks Rick Perry if He’s Smart Enough to be President

With a straight face and an even voice, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt actually asks the Governor of Texas and Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry (R-TX) if he’s “smart enough to be President.”

No, seriously. She literally said to him… “And are you smart enough to be President of the United States?”

Perry has successfully guided Texas for the last 12 years as Governor. His state was the state that held up best during the great recession that our nation just suffered through. His state is currently the state that is pulling businesses and residents from all over the nation. Texas has been a sea of calm in the troubled and stormy waters of the last decade… but somehow Ms. Hunt thinks that Perry must be stupid. Would she have asked this question of candidate Obama? Or Hillary Clinton? How about the actually stupid Joe Biden?

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I don’t think so.

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Watch her insult Governor Perry below…



Kasie Hunt: “And are you smart enough to be President of the United States?”


Governor Perry: Running for the presidency’s not an IQ test. It is a test of an individual’s resolve. It’s a test of an individual’s philosophy. It’s a test of an individual’s life experiences. And I think Americans are really ready for a leader that will give them a great hope about the future.”

At least Perry handled the question well. I probably would have become visibly upset by what she was insinuating with her question… but he held his temper and answered well.

It seems that the left is already preparing to frame Governor Perry in much the same way they have framed Republican Presidents for YEARS. Nixon was crazy. Ford was dumb. Reagan was dumb until he went senile – then he was crazy. George H.W. Bush didn’t fit either mold… so he was weak. George W. Bush was dumb… and if Rick Perry wins, he’ll be dumb too.

How sad is it that the left has been using the same playbook for 50+ years and the media (and America) still buys it?

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