VIDEO: Rick Perry Was On A Religious 'High'

Former NH campaign manager defends Rick Perry's bizarre NH Cornerstone Speech he made in October.

Rick Perry may be out of the race, but his former campaign manager is still defending the candidate's eyebrow-raising speech he made in New Hampshire last year.

Many accused Perry of being drunk or on drugs during a speech he made to conservative group Cornerstone Action last October. (Watch highlights here).

He denied being under the influence during the speech.

Former New Hampshire campaign manager Kerry Marsh explained his actions at a panel hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.

Marsh said that Perry had just met with a small group of evangelical leaders and left on a religious "high" after speaking and praying with them.

"That is his core; he holds God really close to him," she said.

She said that what viewers saw in the video was the "true Rick Perry" and that he was having a "very good time."

This story was one of the many inside tidbits shared at the "How They Manage: A Campaign Manager's Perspective of the 2012 NH Primary" held at the college Wednesday night.

summer77 February 23, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Shut the front door!!!! do they also practice mortification of their own flesh as the Flagellants do! This is just silly as a Christian I am offended by these nuts!
Gasface49 February 23, 2012 at 09:49 PM
...Rick Perry: I think he's been eatting too many 'prairie chickens". He's 'plumb' gotten wrong on all accounts. This 'westerner' (eastern and south eastern of the Sierras & Cascades), seem unable to understand it all, and that he is stuipd. If I were him I'd eat me some 'flapjacks' and then 'vamoose'...
Sam Gilman February 26, 2012 at 04:53 AM
I would rather have a Mormon president that a Christian president.
kathie nunley February 26, 2012 at 01:37 PM
You may not be aware, but Mormons consider themselves Christian. Of course that opens an entirely new debate....
LJoel Hackbart February 28, 2012 at 06:14 AM
Of all the absurd things Rick Perry has said, I will hereby state my top three. 1] That Texas might have to secede from the union!!!!. 2] He would send troops back to Iraq!!!!. 3] This one I can't remember, "em, em , Im sorry I can't... !!!!!!!


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