ABC This Week (9/25/11):
CHRISTINE AMANPOUR: And coming up, Rick Perry on the ropes.
PERRY: Yep, there may be slicker candidates and there may be smoother debaters, but I know what I believe in, and I'm going to stand on that belief every day. I will guide this country with a deep, deep rudder.
AMANPOUR: Can the new frontrunner come back from a shaky debate performance? Or is Chris Christie waiting in the wings to steal his thunder?
New York Times (9/26/11):
After Perry's Debate Showing, Eyes Turn Toward Christie
Washington Post (9/26/11):
Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent stumbles–his rambling attempt at last week's GOP presidential debate to attack former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's flip-flopping is a prime example–have renewed speculation that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie might rethink his "no go" decision on the 2012 race.