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.
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.