Rick Perry caught heat from his GOP presidential primary foe Mitt Romney over a report that the hunting ranch the Texas governor's family has used for many years was called N----rhead.
On conservative commentator Sean Hannity's radio show, Romney reportedly called the ranch's name offensive.
I've followed it from afar, Romney said, according to a Politico report. I think it's offensive. I think most people think it's offensive. The former Massachusetts governor reportedly declined to answer other questions.
The Washington Post broke the news of the Perry family's hunting ranch, which had its name painted in block letters across a rock positioned at the ranch's gated entrance. The report said that as recently as this summer, the name can still be read through a coat of white paint.
In reaction, Perry said that his father painted over the word after leasing the land, the Post reported Sunday.
Romney's comments were piled on top of Herman Cain's reaction. Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, called the ranch's name very insensitive.
For him to leave it there as long as he did, before I hear that they finally painted it over is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country, Cain told Chris Wallace on Fox Sunday.
In response, Perry's communication director Ray Sullivan said that Mr. Cain is wrong about the Perry family's quick action to eliminate the word on the rock according to the Post's report.