Perry jokes about his forgetfulness at GOP debate

Chron.com 'He needs a great deal of luck,' said Texas Tech University political scientist Cindy Rugeley, 'and two or three other candidates screwing up.'

The first foreign policy debate of the Republican presidential campaign was a mix of tough talk and sly humor, as the candidates took turns Saturday denouncing President Barack Obama's foreign policy and Texas Gov. Rick Perry tried to rehabilitate his campaign with several quips about his forgetful answer in the last debate.

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"He needs a great deal of luck," said Texas Tech University political scientist Cindy Rugeley, "and two or three other candidates screwing up."

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