When I posted my comment below, I had no idea who David Weigel is. After reading more about his dubious background, I am skeptical if he is sincere in his advice to Perry. I apologize for my mistake.
Everyone makes mistakes. What matters is the intention behind a bad decision and how the decision-maker make it right again. Of course, he must at least accept responsibility first. Just the ability to assume responsibility demonstrates more maturity than Obama. David Weigel has some interesting advice for Rick Perry.
"That's how this could hurt Perry. If the shiny Bachmann bauble gets all
the attention, he's home free again—just like he was when he beat Debra