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Rick Perry accidentally says "Ronald Raven", the Internet reacts accordingly.
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Debates are not easy for politicians, especially this early in the election cycle. Every word is scrutinized, every gesture is criticized and every fact is double checked for accuracy. As Rick Perry discovered Aug. 6, even one tiny slip up can cause a mountain of Internet hilarity to avalanche down.

The earlier FOX News debate of the two, dubbed the 'Happy Hour Debate' or the 'Kids Table Debate', featured the seven candidates out of the total 17 with the lowest poll numbers. There, former Gov. Rick Perry accidentally said "Ronald Raven" instead of 'Ronald Reagan'.



Well, that's all it takes. Behold:













Slate even created their own 'Ronald Raven' name generator.

For the record, here's mine:



As for Perry, he's doubled down on this tiniest of slip-ups and claimed that he never, ever said "Ronald Raven" in the first place.



Twitter deity, and great comedian, Patton Oswalt took one for the American team Aug. 6 and live-tweeted his perspective on the first Republican primary debate.

The enormous affair hosted the top 10 candidates highest in the polls. It gave a scant two hours for them to differentiate themselves from each other and attempt to not talk about the rich elephant in the room — Donald Trump.

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Follow Up of the Day: Governor Rick Perry stopped by nearly every morning news show this morning in an effort to attempt an explanation for his odd memory lapse during last night's debate.

"I think that I'm like most Americans in that there are so many agencies of government I'

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Whoopsie Daisy of the Day: Tonight's GOP debate isn't even over yet, but the quote of the night already belongs to Rick Perry.

Just over an hour into CNBC's Republican Presidential Debate, Governor Not A Talker suffered a potentially-catastrophic senior moment when he was unable to name the third agency of government he "would do away with" as President.

"I can't. The third one, I

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In Case You Missed It of the Day: The most memorable moment of last night's GOP debate in Las Vegas was the heated exchange between Mitt Romney and Gov. Rick Perry over illegal immigration.

Perry attacked Romney on the issue by bringing up the former Massachusetts governor's embarrassing episode involving the illegal immigrants

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In Case You Missed It of the Day: It seems every GOP debate is determined to have that one moment sheer callousness that makes you fret for humanity's future -- and last night's FOX News/Google debate did not disappoint.

Moderator Megyn Kelly introduced a YouTube question about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" from a now-openly-gay soldier serving his country in Iraq, after which several audience members

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Reality Check of the Day: Based on recent polls, Republican frontrunner Gov. Rick Perry currently holds a double-digit lead over GOP understudy Mitt Romney. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who trails them both, is in desperate need of a quick fix to boost her flagging numbers.

Enter: HPV.

Human papillomavirus -- the most common sexually transmitted infectio

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