Three of the four GOP presidential candidates with ties to Texas made the cut for Fox News first national debate on Thursday. Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Texas), JEB!!!!$$$$$?, and Sen. Rand Paul (TP – Curly Top) are in but former Governor Rick Perry is on the outside looking in. Perry who, to his credit, has relentlessly attacked Donald Trump as a sideshow act, tried to make the best of his situation claiming that “One debate won’t make or break a candidate.” Perry seems to have forgotten that one debate and one moment in one debate (“Oops”) broke his candidacy in 2012. But in reality, Perry is getting more press out of missing the Fox debate than he likely could have generated from a scintillating performance – and how likely was that?