Thursday, July 03, 2014

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I was going to respond to a comment about Rick Perry giving up cowboy boots in tonight's open thread.

Ronald Reagan wore cowboy boots to a debate with Jimmy Carter in 1980.

Other presidential contenders who wore cowboy boots during debates or on the campaign trail:

Barack Obama, Rudy Giuliani, and Fred Thompson, have already shown a willingness to identify with the cowboy by donning cowboy hats and/or boots on the campaign trail

Al Gore wore cowboy boots to a debate with Bill Bradley in 1999.

Perry's bootmaker also made boots for Bill Clinton and Bush I.

If Perry thinks cowboy boots cost him the debate or nomination, he has a very unbecoming personality trait -- failure to accept personal responsibility.

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