Top 10 GOP Campaign Moments
Politico looks back, and Rick Perry's 'oops' leads the list
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2011 2:30 PM CST
Rick Perry's 'oops' moment in November makes the list.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(Newser) Politico rounds up what it views as the top 10 moments of the Republican primary campaign so far. Some highlights:

  • Perry's 'Oops': Any doubt that Rick Perry's brain freeze during a debate in November would make the list? It may well have killed his campaign. See it here.
  • Cain's rise and fall: Herman Cain's surprise win in the Presidency 5 straw poll in September led him to the top of the polls. (Click here.) You know, until this press conference by Sharon Bialek, which makes the list separately.

  • Gingrich mutiny: Many of his top staffers jumped ship in June while the candidate vacationed in Greece. (Click here.) Most observers wrote off his campaign at the time.
Click for the full list, which includes Chris Christie's refusal(s) to join the race and a plaintive "Anderson?" from Mitt Romney during a CNN debate.