Anita Perry says her hsuband, GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, is getting hit in the campaign because of his faith.
"It's been a rough month," she told a South Carolina audience in a reference to the period where Perry stumbled through debates with his rivals, lost a straw poll of Florida Republcians, and lost his lead in national polls.
"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."