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The “Perry campaign is over. Time for him to go home and refocus on being Gov of TX,” said a top fundraiser for Rick Perry to Washington Post blogger Aaron Blake.

Talking to CNBC after the debate, Bachmann says, “I think all of us recognize that is a moment none of us would want to go through. It was difficult, and we all feel very badly for him.”

Perry apparently put his game-face on for his appearance in the Spin Room after the debate. Politico reporter Reid Epstein tweets:

Perry in spin room: “I’m glad I have my boots on because I sure stepped in it tonight.”

In the CNBC spin room, Herman Cain was asked whether it was appropriate for him to refer to House Minority Leader and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as “Princess Nancy,” in light of how he is already denying allegations of mistreating women.

“That is a statement that I probably shouldn’t have made, but I was trying to make a point,” Cain conceded. He then reiterated his statements that Pelosi had locked up the House Republicans' proposals on health care.

It is interesting to note that within minutes of Cain’s remark during the debate, his campaign doubled down on Twitter.

Maria Bartiromo asked Rick Perry a potentially dangerous question for him, after his earlier fumble: In what order would he cut programs, among Social Security, Medicare, education, and a list of many other programs and policy areas that Bartiromo listed?

“Well, every one of those,” said Perry — then immediately revisiting his earlier failure to name the third department that he would eliminate. “And by the way, that was the Department of Energy I was reaching for a while ago.”

Huntsman is continuing to plug his Wall Street Journal-endorsed time as Governor of Utah: “I’m the only one on this stage who actually delivered – as governor – a flat tax. I’m not standing here as a theorist, but as a practitioner; I’ve done it before.”

Rick Perry just had an excruciatingly embarrassing moment.

Coming to the end of an answer on how he’d create a more business friendly environment when he gets to Washington, he said “When I get there there’ll be three departments I’ll end: commerce, education and… um… what’s the third one there?”

He turned to Ron Paul who said, “There should be five… One is EPA.”

“EPA,” replied Perry. “No, um, the EPA should be rebuilt. The third is… um.”

The moderator then asked, “Are you saying you can’t name the third?”

“No,” Perry conceded. He couldn’t.

Former Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino, in reaction to Herman Cain calling former Speaker of the House Pelosi “princess Nancy”, tweeted this:

@DanaPerino: Ay yi yi, former Speaker Pelosi called a princess in the debate? Not fair. We may disagree on policy, but she earned the Speaker title.