U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, already facing an uphill struggle to mount a comeback, made a difficult situation worse on Wednesday night by forgetting one of the three government agencies that he has repeatedly said he would eliminate if elected president.
You say 'oops' to indicate that there has been a slight accident or mistake, or to apologize to someone for it. • Oops!... I did it again.
• An 'oops' that could mean 'over' for Perry (CNN)
• Perry stumbles in Republican debate (Financial Times)
• American debates: best gaffes (The Telegraph)
• 7 Worst Presidential-Debate Blunders (Video) (The Daily Beast)