Republican Presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his flat-tax plan in Gray Court, S.C. on Tuesday. Richard Shiro/AP hide caption itoggle caption Richard Shiro/AP It's All Politics Will Rick Perry Skip Future GOP Debates? October 27, 2011 A spokesman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry raised the idea that he might not compete in all of the upcoming Republican face-offs. Weak debate performances have put a dent in his polling — and his fundraising.