"We are fighting for the soul of our country."
According to Anita Perry, Governor Goodhair is 'being "brutalized" by fellow conservatives for his Christian faith and his slide in the polls is not because of his extreme vacuousness during the debates, his N-word problem, his supporters demonizing Romney's own faith, or just being the latest Tea Party flavor-of-the-month candidate to fall out of favor (or "number three guy at al-Qaeda" as Joe Scarborough put it this morning).
(CNN) – Anita Perry stuck up for her husband Thursday, saying Texas Gov. Rick Perry was being "brutalized" by fellow conservatives for his Christian faith.And, Gov. Perry agrees with her. Via Talking Points Memo:
"It's been a rough month," Perry said in an emotional speech to voters in South Carolina Thursday. The speech was recorded by NBC News. "We have been brutalized and beaten up and chewed up in the press to where I need this today."
"We are being brutalized by our opponents, and our own party," Perry said. "So much of that is, I think they look at him, because of his faith. He is the only true conservative – well, there are some conservatives. And they're there for good reasons. And they may feel like God called them too. But I truly feel like we are here for that purpose."
She said Perry relied on prayer when deciding whether or not to enter the GOP race.
"He felt like he needed to see that burning bush," Perry said. "I said he may not see that burning bush but other people are seeing it for you."
“We still feel called to do this,” Anita Perry said. “We didn’t have to do this. We are doing this because we want to do this. Because we want to save our children…we are fighting for the soul of our country.”Positively delusional.
Speaking on Friday to ABC News, Perry said, “I stand by my wife.”
“My understanding is that she said I’m the most conservative candidate in the race and ‘he’s a Christian.’ So I haven’t got anything I can add to that and she’s hit me on my mark both times there,” the candidate told Good Morning America.
Here's the video of her full remarks: