If Rick Perry is scared of debates, he will not be effective in defending his position as president. Rick Perry is a coward to defend on his issues. As I have said so many times, Perry is not ready for prime-time.
(Politico) Rick Perry, who made clear during his Bill O'Reilly interview last night that he finds the debate formats geared toward promoting a fight, is going to the No. 9 one after that - but is a question mark for some of the glut of face-offs after that.
Perry spokesman Mark Miner said the issue is using time wisely, and noted their campaign is not alone in that.
"I think all the campaigns are expressing frustration right now," Miner told POLITICO. "We said we would do Michigan but the primaries are around the corner and you have to use your time accordingly."