Looking at some old Perry debate videos it is clear that his debate style is to be extremely (indirectly) confrontational and he pulls it off best in formats that don’t allow candidates to interrupt each other and he pulls it off extremely well.
But he’s never debated someone like Bachmann or Ron Paul, and I suspect that if Perry tries to use his favored tactics against either of them tonight then he will be interrupted and parried (pun alert) quite well.
I suspect Perry won’t go on the attack at all tonight though. He’ll focus on his own record and his personal background/narrative. Maybe he’ll attack Romney once or twice. He’s the easiest target.
I’ll be live blogging the debate tonight. This shit better be interesting.