Perry invokes prophet Isaiah: ‘Here I am, send me’

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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PERRY, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry whipped up some much needed support among his supporters at a hotel rally on Monday night, invoking the biblical prophet Isaiah to say he feels called to serve as president.

“You know,” Perry said, “I’ve thought about what the prophet Isaiah heard from the Lord when he was asked, ‘Who shall I send,’ and, ‘Who will go for me?’ Isaiah said, ‘Here I am, send me.’”

Pivoting to his presidential campaign, Perry asked the more than 100 hundred supporters at the rally, “Are we going to answer that call?”

“Will you join me in the mission to hold your hand up and say, ‘Here am I, send me,’ and take our country back? That is our challenge. That is our mission.”

“And I will make you this one promise,” he said. “You have my back tomorrow at the caucuses, and Ill have your back for the next four years in Washington, D.C.”

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