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Perry: 'Shoot, I might be a good debater before this is all over'

CONCORD, N.H. -- Rick Perry said he is unsure whether he would skip any future scheduled debates.

"I don't know whether we're going to forgo any debates," the Texas governor said in a question-and-answer session with reporters at the New Hampshire Secretary of State's office, where he filed for that state's primary. "There are a lot of debates. Shoot I might be a good debater before this is all over.

"We haven't made any decisions about what we're gonna do."

He also again characterized his remarks about the president's birth certificate as a joke, disputing that the controversy counted as "a mistake"

"Listen, I don’t consider making fun of something being a mistake. I don’t think Americans see that as anything other than a distraction, just like I see it as a distraction," he said before brandishing his postcard-size hypothetical tax form. "I don’t see this as a mistake."

He also addressed gay marriage, immigration, and his chances in New Hampshire.