Two of the best answers of the night belonged to Rick Perry. The first one, in response to an astonishing question on capital punishment, was absolutely knocked out of the park. The honesty and tone of his second answer, in the context of a back-and-forth with Mitt Romney about Social Security, may have single-handedly put me in the Perry camp for the rest of the primary season.
#1 — On Capital Punishment in Texas
Brian Williams: Governor Perry, a question about Texas. Your state has executed 234 death row inmates [during your tenure], more than any other governor in modern times. Have you struggled to sleep at night with the idea that any one of those might have been innocent?
#2 — On Social Security