Rick Perry Admits He's 'Prone' To Mistakes, Talks Religion Ahead Of 2012 Iowa Caucus

12/21/2011 04:59 pm ET

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said he prays because he's "prone to make a lot of mistakes" Wednesday at a presidential campaign stop in Muscatine, Iowa.

A woman asked him what role prayer plays in his life. "Well, I prayed right before I walked over here that I wouldn't make any mistakes that my friends in the media would be able to put on television," he said, according to NBC News.

"I pray a lot," he continued, "because I'm prone to make a lot of mistakes."

Perry has made multiple gaffes throughout his campaign. During a Nov. 9 GOP primary debate he forgot one of the government agencies he planned to eliminate if elected president. He misstated the minimum voting age as 21 on Nov. 12. He struggled to remember Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's name, calling her "Montomayor" during an editorial board interview with The Des Moines Register.

In the appearance Wednesday at a local restaurant, Perry touted his faith. "I think it's time to have a president of the United States, who will stand up say, 'Listen, I'm not afraid to admit I'm a Christian.' I'm not afraid to stand up and say, 'I'm a Christian.'" he said.

In a recent ad, Perry pledged to end "[President Barack] Obama's war on religion."

At the appearance, Perry was flanked by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R). Jindal saved Perry Tuesday when Perry misstated to a voter that his flat-tax proposal would eliminate standard deductions.

Here are some of Perry's gaffes:

Rick Perry's Gaffes

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