Another political candidate has demonstrated the importance of preparation for TV appearances — and the price you pay for lack thereof.
Amanda Curtis may have something of an excuse. She had not planned on running for the Senate from Montana. But when the incumbent, Sen. John Walsh (D), got caught up in a plagiarism scandal, Curtis was thrown into the breach about ten days ago.
But you’d think she’d be able to vamp about what she’ll be doing until election day. Apparently not. As Rick Perry would say: “oops.” Watch the uncomfortable pause in the middle of this softball interview:
The gap gaffe is reminiscent of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s lapse in the middle of a reelection debate four years ago
and Governor Rick Perry’s brain freeze during Presidential debates three years ago.