Skip to comments.Anita Perry: Husband Rick Perry "brutalized" by media, the GOP because of his faith
Posted on 10/13/2011 1:21:33 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
Anita Perry, campaigning for husband Rick Perry in South Carolina, suggests he's been "brutalized" by the media and the GOP because of his faith. Perry is the most religiously expressive candidate in the Republican field. He hosted a seven-hour Christian prayer rally in August in advance of entering the presidential race. And at last week's Values Voters Summit, he was introduced by a Dallas Baptist pastor who said rival Mitt Romney is not a Christian and Mormonism is a cult.
Perry has suffered several extremely bad weeks, stumbling in the debates and losing the coveted endorsement of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who's backing Romney. Here, in emotional remarks at a South Carolina campaign stop, Anita Perry said:
"It's been a rough month. 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. 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 true 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."
Here's the full 15-minute appearance -- a remarkable, emotional address threaded with religious references in which at one point (about 3 minutes in) she nearly breaks down, then (8 minutes in) makes the comments about the brutal campaign and later recalls someone who told Perry his political troubles were a divine test: "God is testing you because he wants you to know when you're in the White House, how you got there." It was a public show of emotion, not unlike Hillary Clinton breaking down in tears
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How heartless of us...
Because of his faith...in illegal immigrants!
It’s not too late to redeem himself on the abandonment of his own countrymen to the invasion.
God wants Rick Perry to be the president. Anyone who says otherwise is heartless.
We are going to get Romney weather we like it or not, unless we can control the primaries.
Everything you don’t like about Romney is NOW also on Christie’s plate. This could be the ruin of Christie.
Talk about an ego trip. These fools mock God when they spout bullcrap like this. Isn’t he like the 3rd candidate so far that said God wanted them to be president?
Even with all of Perry’s high-priced campaign strategists, I gotta say I’m not sure this strategy of moving the wife to the forefront and having her play the victim card is smart, I think this kind of thing could very easily backfire on them.
Well, it ain’t beanbag.
How about Rick stand up and dish it back?
Oh, never mind. He only defends illegals and Merck.
When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging - Will Rogers
Geeez! Anita have you been listening? Govenor Mitt Romney has been being brutalized for his faith.
“Perry is the most religiously expressive candidate in the Republican field.”
On Free Republic, he hasn’t been brutalized because of his faith.
He has been brutalized because he is an imbecile.
Wow--Mrs. Perry tosses around the word "brutalized" very liberally for a woman who works for the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. Brutalized...oh really?
Great, Obama pulls the race card and Perry pulls the faith card. Is there no end to this crap?
I think the real issue here is that Perry was expecting a coronation. His handlers probably told him he had it in the bag before he even announced. That might help explain his utter lack of preparation in the debates.
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