This Is The Moment Rick Perry's Presidential Chances Flash Crashed

Tyler Durden's picture

1 minute 40 seconds into this clip is where Rick Perry's presidential chances flash crash. Literally. As the attached InTrade chart shows, the Perry presidential contract imploded from a prevailing level of about 9 by 60% to 3 in the span of milliseconds, and has since dead cat bounced to about a 50% decline. Who would have thought that the vacuum tubes have now taken over presidential odds as well? As for Perry's presidential chances, this being America, where the population gets precisely the president it deserves, we would not be at all surprised if this epic moment of self-humiliation did not just cement Perry's election chances. In other news, ISDA has just declared all CDS written on Perry to be untriggered as his political suicide was completely voluntary.

And the actual Flash Crash. Source: Intrade

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caerus's picture

this was a good day

dlmaniac's picture

Perry declares it not a credit event.

Comay Mierda's picture

The same mericans who voted for dubya are salivating for this ass clown. I'm going long stupidity

theXman's picture

Atrocious, unless Perry claims that he was temporarily possessed by Reagan. 

strannick's picture

Look at poor long suffering Ron Paul, thinking America will get yet another air brushed moron that they deserve.

fourchan's picture

Paul's involuntary laugh in the backgroung is gold!

Thomas's picture

I had never seen that clip. OMG was that ever gruesome.

Caggge's picture

The Dubya crowd looked long and hard for someone to make George look smart. Perry overachieves on that goal.

Max Fischer's picture



Rick Perry is the male version of Sarah Palin.  Lots of folksy/cheesy rhetoric and right-wing cliches which are deliberately overplayed to mask the total lunacy of their presidential bids.* All show, no substance like a bad political vaudeville act missing the song, dance and harmonica to make it complete. Only the dumbest, most gullible George Bush-style Amuurricans could be seduced by such faux-folksy ridiculousness.    

While I don't like Ron Paul at all, at least he has convictions, is genuine and speaks from his gut - no one has to tell him what to say, and I'm never waiting for him to break into a song and dance after he speaks.  Can't say the same for Palin and Perry. They're just cartoon caricatures of right-wing bobble heads who struggle to memorize and repeat what they've been told to say by their keepers.  Perry couldn't even ad-lib his way out of it tonight. Why?  Because he's hollow to the core.   

Max Fischer, Civis Mundi 

* yes, Palin was a presidential candidate, despite the fact that she never officially announced it.  She took the cowardly path of running from the sidelines until it was obvious she's better suited for political theatre than politics. 

AldousHuxley's picture

Ron Paul should have said the FED not the EPA.


Rick Perry will make Bush look like a genius.




Oh regional Indian's picture

That exchange was both hilarious and shocking. People gettign the leaders they deserve and all that.

Well, Barry set it up so that Arnie can run. It will be a theme as this ridiculous Republican clown-fest collapses. Mr. Anti-Fed included. 

Arnie, WILL be Baaaak! With Sarah in tow.


Paying attention

What does it all mean's picture

Now, I would actually vote for Perry...  He is CLEARLY the most pro-business when elected.  Because the bankers/CEOs/lobbyists will run circles AROUND him and good for the bubble economy.


FINALLY, instead of a polished guy that knows what to say... we got an idiot that know he doesn't.  


bernorange's picture

The Bard never envisioned a tragic comedy so raw and so real.  Bravo Mr. Perry.  Please take a bow and then exit stage left.

RKDS's picture

Clownfest is right and it hurts to watch it all go down.  Most of these fools have the same problems that Obama does.  Can't speak without a prompter?  Neither can Rick Perry.  Love government health insurance mandates?  So does Mitt Romney.  Think new federal taxes are the way out?  Cain's got a VAT.

bentaxle's picture

I'm hearing from some people that Dubya, "went to Yale," "got a Harvard MBA" and "learned to fly fighter planes," ergo he's not dumb?

j0nx's picture

I've always said that. Anyone who is smart enough to become a pilot is certainly not dumb, yet alone a military pilot. Dubya was certainly not dumb. A poor-spoken banker puppet seeking daddy's approval perhaps but not dumb from an IQ standpoint at least.

toady's picture

Your forgetting all this was during Vietnam, and daddy was high up in government.

All of W's education and military service were ways to get him defered from active service, not to get an education. There is a lot of evidence that he rarely attended any of it, and 'magically' received the minimum necessary to maintain his deferment.

Stuck on Zero's picture

I was going to make a brilliantly incisive comment on that but I can't remember what it was.

GMadScientist's picture

Stupid is as stupid does...and Dubya did a lot.

FEDbuster's picture

Rick Perry's daughter?

Stick a fork in this guy, he is done.  Plus, Mr. 999 needs to exit stage left.  Cut the field down to Mitt, Newt and Ron Paul (even Ron Paul's blaming everything on the FED is getting a little old too, and I hate the FED). 

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Did you hear the cheers when he said, "End the Fed"? 

An old rhetoric is not part of politics.

Paul/Ventura 2012

forexskin's picture

Just a matter of time and attrition. Eventually Paul or his ideas will be the last standing. Now I gotta wipe off that milk I just blew out my nose - kinda painful, but tolerable to celebrate one less asshat in the ring.

GMadScientist's picture

You vastly underestimate both the ignorance and apathy of the American voter
(not to mention the laziness of the 60% of eligible voters who don't even bother).


FEDbuster's picture

What I meant is RP is tying answer every question with "End the FED".  "What would you do about _______?" "End the FED" 

Just like HC's pat answer "My bold plan 999", it became laughable towards the end. 

I am a huge RP supporter (despite the fact he would have to be elected Emperor in order to put his plans in place), but he needs to diversify his answers so the avg. debate watching American can get to the "he knows what to do, I'll vote for him" moment.

Mitt and Newt are looking very Presidential with their demenor and answers.  I know RP is right, but his "let everything get worse and fail plan" is not what "the people" want to hear.  Plus, sometimes he comes off as the grumpy, old man.

FEDbuster's picture

Yes, and I heard cheers with 999, too.  Then towards the end there was laughter at Mr. "999".  I don't want to see Mr. "End the FED", become a parody of himself.  Say it once, make your case and move on.  Ron Paul is about much more than ending the FED. 

Many of us here at ZH would be classified as "doom and gloomers", but that is not a good quality to have running for POTUS.  We may be right about our outlook for the future, but that is not what the avg. American wants to here from a candidate.  They can't handle the truth, and RP needs to learn to do a little sugar coating of the truth. 

gorillaonyourback's picture

good thing many americans saw this dipshit idiot babble,,,,, the squid is thinkin " i need em dumb but smart enough to remember his lines"   FUCK YOU SQUID

Michael's picture

If you cut the Federal Department of Education, you still have 50 departments of Education in each of the 50 States.

Michael's picture

It will be Ron Paul vs Guy Smiley(Mittens Romney) in the GOP Presidential race.

This is how Mitt Romney buys his way to influence;

Mitt Romney buys 2008 St. Pete straw poll win against Ron Paul.

GMadScientist's picture

Well if you'd give more to the MoneyBomb(tm) then maybe he could afford a Randy Travis of his own.

GMadScientist's picture

Dept of Ed: $47B
Dept of Commerce: $14B
Dept of ????: < $100B

Cut all'll still be short by trillions; always hilarious to see PugniCants puffing up their cutting creds
while ignoring the real funding problems like Medicare, SS, and the DoD.

Harlequin001's picture

WTF he's got it. He's no different to Bush with his 'Fool me once' comment...

He can't string two fucking words together, which means that Perry will be the next US President...

Bananamerican's picture

what DO they put in the texas water supply??

oh yeah, "aint got none"...

Meanwhile "crazy" Ron Paul's sitting there like Megan Fox in a Transgender dude ranch...unnoticed

FEDbuster's picture

"He's done Texas proud!", the citizens of Texas.  Alex Jones would agree with the too much fluoride theory.

peekcrackers's picture


with that kind of smarts .. he snorts fluoried

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Bush caught himself....I don't like Bush but he is a lot smarter than anyone ever gives him credit for.  He wasn't a wiz at math or nothin', he was just dyslexic, that's all.

A good case for his quick wit was the 2000 presidential debate, where he roasted Al Gore.  People are always saying how smart Gore is, but Bush roasted his ass over a hot fire.

Personally I think Gore is dumb so it is not like I was impressed from those debates.

But Bush is smarter than Obama, and definately Perry, I can tell you that!

Bananamerican's picture

yeah, and i personally have to give the edge to ocelot shit over that of the common vole

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

We should understand that our enemy, the Bushes, are not stupid.  If you ever think your enemy is stupid, you will not prepare for battle.  If you are not prepared for battle, you will lose.

UP Forester's picture

Especially if you're a maid that may or may not have seen or overheard something you weren't supposed to.

TheMerryPrankster's picture

Bush likely has brain damage from his hard drinking and drug using decades. The smartest thing he ever did was being born into the Bush dynasty. I care not for him or his rivals on the opposite side of the aisle, they are all fools or lackeys or worse.

It's like comparing the size and grain of 2x4's before using them to beat yourself on the head with. It makes no difference and the results are always painful and regretful.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

I said he was not brilliant.  My point is that while certain people thik the Dems are smart (Gore, Obama) because that is what they are told, it doesn't mean Bush is more stupid.


They are all sinister, they are all Ivy League educated.  They are all rich lazy fuckers, but they can have half a wit.

I would say Bush is smarter than Obama and Gore anyday.

Harlequin001's picture

It's the 'sinister Ivy League lazy fucker half wits' that seem to be most attractive to US voters here...

forexskin's picture

But Bush is smarter than Obama, and definately Perry, I can tell you that!

Highest IQ on the statist retard bus, that...

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

George Walker Bush:  King of the Short Bus

Nation of Imbeciles's picture

You are telling us that "he was just dyslexic, that's all?" You've got to be joking. Most know, or at the very least suspect, that Bush was never in charge of jack. It was Cheney and a small circle of trust running the show for the first four years while they shielded and protected Bush's image from the media. After reelection, who cared? They (Cheney & the circle of trust) knew they literally owned the White House for another four years and the looting of the treasury could be stepped up way ahead of schedule. In Bush's second term, his handlers even dropped prepping him for the simpler things to include brief Rose Garden announcements designed to make the evening news. They didn't care about polling and it showed. Bush didn't care because he was just doing ole dad and his buddies a favor.

His future was determined long before by his father who left office in January 1993. Less than a year later, two of Bush's otherwise politically inept sons would suddenly emerge from nowhere and run for governorships in the two most electoral vote rich states that Republicans had a chance of winning -- Texas & Florida. Jeb would lose Florida in 1994 but win in 1998 just in time for the 2000 presidential elections.

While Bush has had occasional but rare moments that might have given you patriotic pause, they are easily outweighed by his endless and embarrassing gaffes, lack of attentiveness, and general incompetence and lack of command of anything ranging from the English language to the general subject matter that any president should be familiar with after a couple of years on the job.

More telling was how Bush lacklusterly provided piss poor excuses for the $700 billion dollar TARP & the immediate commutation of sentence via a presidential pardon for Scooter Libby ONLY after the federal appeals court let his conviction and sentence stand. Team Bush (ala Bush with Cheney as puppeteer) left the $250K fine in place because "he still deserved to be punished." Libby wrote a check for the entire amount the very next day. It was a joke.

Bush was a President In Name Only(PINO).

To help refresh your recollection, here is a video of the first presidential debate in 2004: