Perry Reacts to Romney's $10,000 Bet
Presidential candidate, and Texas Governor, Rick Perry joined “Fox News Sunday” to react to Saturday night’s debate and also discuss the state of his campaign.
The most talked about moment from the debate was when Mitt Romney leaned towards Governor Perry and offered to bet him $10,000 over whether Mr. Romney had changed his position on health care between editions of his book.
Perry, who declined the bet, gave the following account, “I was taken a little aback. I’m driving out to the station this morning I'm pretty sure I didn’t drive by a house that anyone in Iowa would think a $10,000 bet was possible. It was a little out of touch with the normal Iowa citizen.”
On whether he is all in to win Iowa, Perry said he’s all in to win every state and added, “Retail politics and going out and sharing with the people of Iowa, our plan to get the country back working, how we're going to balance the budget, how we're going to overhaul Washington, D.C… And I can promise, the people of Iowa think that Washington is spending too much money.”
Much was made this week of a new campaign ad that Perry appears in, and in which he accuses the Obama administration of waging a war on religion. The Texas governor defended the ad by saying, “When you look at his (Obama’s) attorney general and their Justice Department going all the way to the Supreme Court to change the way that churches are allowed to hire or fire their ministers or their staff. I mean, if that's not a war on religion, I don't know what it is.”