AP ImagesMOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry steered clear of the newly heated battle between rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, saying he would stay busy campaigning while they take shots at each other. But that didn't stop the Texas governor from taking a subtle swipe at Gingrich's multiple marriages.
"I'll let both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich run their campaigns," Perry said. "I'll let those two get in the ring and go at it. I'll be out campaigning, shaking hands, and asking people to support me."
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But when asked whether marital fidelity should matter to voters, Perry said, "I didn't make an oath just to my wife, I made an oath to God when I married by wife.... It's an important issue, but the American people will figure out these issues and work their way through them." Gingrich, the former House speaker and newly anointed the front-runner in several recent polls, has been married three times and has admitted to having been an unfaithful husband.