I'm sorry, but the implication that there's actually something substantive to "debate" is the problem here. Perry is hardly worth the efforts of the shitty writers at SNL, much less anyone who actually cares about who leads our country. But the little cunt asked, so here goes...
Perry is just plain unelectable. Everything he says is childish and trite. "Christians are being persecuted by the public presence of homosexuals in the military." Um, okie dokie. Except that real Christians don't care and the military pretty much shrugged it off as a non-issue. "Government over-regulation is hurting economic growth." Hey, there's an original idea from a Republican. Funny how it's not at all true, and that economists say the problem is demand, not regulation that's stifling job growth. So basically our economy is going to be saved by a guy who doesn't understand what drives economies? How does that work, exactly?
Then the Governor blabs on about foreign aid (less than 1 percent of our GDP) and proposes to close down the departments of Commerce, Education and the one he can't remember... oh yeah, Energy. OK, the dept of Education is largely a failure. Top down policies have never really worked for education (See NCLB), so whatever with that. The dept of energy is mostly a giveaway to the oil and coal industries, except that they also oversee nuclear safety, so you can't actually get rid of them. But really, Rick? You're gonna throw out Commerce? That would mean doing away with the Census, international trade policies, the fucking US Patent office and, wait for it... The National Weather Service, where almost ALL weather data originates. You know those little boxes, where you type in your zip code, or your city name and out pops the forecast for the next five days? It's only the information that businesses throughout the country rely on to make critical decisions about when and how to move goods. Oh and The Weather Service also does a little thing called Hurricane forecasting. No big deal to eliminate that, right? And there are dozens of other crucial departments also under the umbrella of Commerce. It's really quite a shocking statement for any politician to make, but for someone running for President, it's indefensible.
Governor Perry is a infant, with infantile ideas. If he wants to tout his religion, fine, but Jesus is not going to inspect nuclear power plants. Whoever takes the helm of the country needs to know how the government and economy actually work, so that he or she can make informed, adult decisions. Perry is just not that guy.