Rick Perry was greeted in South
Carolina by a woman who said she was happy to see the anti-gay
According to the report, the woman
greeted Perry at a restaurant in Anderson, South Carolina.
While posing for a photo with the Texas
governor, she said it was “good to see someone as homophobic and
racist as you.”
Perry reportedly smiled and moved on.
Perry jumped into the race with high
hopes of winning over socially conservative voters, who play a
prominent role in early caucus state Iowa. However, he placed a
disappointing fifth in Iowa.
After his weak showing, Perry prompted
speculation that he was considering dropping out of the race when he
told supporters he was heading home to “determine whether there is
a path forward” for his bid.
Over the weekend, Perry reiterated
during a New Hampshire debate his support for a constitutional
amendment that would define marriage as a heterosexual union.
In a 30-second ad, titled Strong,
released last month in Iowa, Perry says there is something wrong with
America when gay troops can serve openly in the military but children
cannot openly celebrate Christmas. The ad has been lampooned by
Colbert and GOP presidential rival Fred
of the ad have overtaken the Internet.
Perry is expected to finish last in
Tuesday's New Hampshire presidential primary.