Saturday, October 8, 2011
Gov. Perry's Speech Marred by Baptist Preacher's Bigotry
The Daily Caller has an article about Rick Perry's speech before the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC. The first mistake he made was to allow himself to be introduced by Dallas-area Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress, who dismissed Mormons such as Mitt Romney as members of a cult. Although Perry made some crowd-pleasing statements such as "A key part of keeping America safe is keeping Israel safe. Israel is our friend, and when I’m president America will again stand with our friends," he did not impress the crowd as much as another presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.