FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Turns out Rick Perry may be all hat and no cattle.
Opponents lobbed the same criticism at another Texas governor and pretend cowboy, George W. Bush.
Watching Perry's most recent debate performance, it looked like he got his cowboy boot stuck in his mouth.
The Texas governor may be fading out of the Republican race as quickly as he shot to the top of the polls last month.
The signs of trouble are stacking up everywhere around Perry, starting with Mitt Romney closing the gap in the national polls. Although Perry is still at the top of the pack, Romney polls stronger against President Obama.
On the state level, Perry is losing one straw poll race after another:
In Florida, businessman Herman Cain pulled a surprise landslide victory. Cain's 37% win topped Perry and Romney combined. Perry was expected to win the Florida straw poll at the start of the weekend, but his underwhelming debate performance put him a distant second.
In Michigan's straw poll, Perry also finished second, this time to Romney, a native of Michigan.
And last week, Perry placed a distant second to Ron Paul in a California straw poll.
These straw polls are only mock elections and don't necessarily reflect how the primaries will go. But, if you are the Republican front-runner, there is an expectation that you win some of them.
An adviser to Jon Huntsman's campaign suggests it is becoming increasingly clear Perry can't perform, saying he has a case of "electile dysfunction."
Perry's people claim the Florida straw poll is a big loss for Mitt Romney, who has been in the campaign for much longer.
Here’s my question to you: Are Rick Perry's 15 minutes up?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
One could hope. If they are not, it begs the question: What does Perry's general lack of intelligence say about the majority of Republicans?
Joe on Facebook:
They were up an hour ago, but someone forgot to tell the Republicans. Perry never should have been in the presidential race... It's time for Perry to saddle-up the mule and go back to Texas.
Burt in Arizona:
I sure hope so. I, for one, have a hard time trying to figure out why he is even running since he wanted to secede from the union and not be a part of the United States.
Pete in Milton, Florida:
Yeah, they are. But don't worry, he's too dumb to realize it. He'll continue to stun, amuse and befuddle us for several months to come.
Rich in Gainesville, Florida:
I sure hope they are! We were told it would be Bush's 3rd term if McCain got elected. It's Perry who is Bush's brother from another mother. And that's certainly no compliment.
Rick Perry's 15 minutes were up 14 minutes ago, when he first uttered the words "Social Security."
David in Missouri:
Jack, Yes sir, he is toast and I am happy for it. Just a flash in the pan. Good Bye, Ricky.
Absolutely. And since Perry exposed Romney as being vulnerable within his own party, the leaders of the establishment Republican Party are in panic mode. Calls are being made to "The Fat Little thug From New Jersey." Yep, Perry is toast.