Religious conservative confab backs Santorum

Just one more thing religious conservatives did not need to do.

Santorum sent out this email in response just a bit ago:

I wanted you to be the first to know about some very big news the campaign just received.

Last night, 150 of America’s top religious and conservative leaders had a meeting to decide who they would unite behind in the Republican primary.

I am honored — and humbled — to announce they have chosen to use their united voice to support our campaign.

This latest endorsement reinvigorates our campaign. But it also presents new challenges.

We will be conducting an even higher level of outreach to evangelical voters and other social conservatives in South Carolina and across the country.

That will cost a great deal of money. And it’s why I need your continued support right now.

Make a special contribution of $25, $50, $100 or more to help us capitalize on this truly encouraging news.

This announcement came as a wonderful surprise. Tony Perkins, the group’s spokesman and President of Family Research Council, said:

“Rick Santorum has consistently articulated the issues that are of concern to conservatives, both economic and social. He has woven those into a very solid platform. And he has a record of stability.”

Tony has been a strong fighter for our shared conservative values over the years. And that’s why this endorsement means such a great deal to me.

But as I wrote earlier, it will mean that we need to redouble our efforts in South Carolina and beyond. We must ensure that we have the resources to reach “values voters” with our consistent, conservative, pro-family message.

Please help us do that by making a donation of $25, $50, $100 or even more right now.

I am so thankful for your continued support. It is truly a blessing and I appreciate the continued faith you have had in our campaign.

Thank you again.

Fighting For America, Rick Santorum

I doubt this will be a game changer, evangelicals are too diverse a group. The problem now for Santorum is that he has little hope of drawing in the middle. I could be wrong but I don’t think this helps him as much as he thinks it does.

 

Print Friendly

  • Lynn David

    Almost makes it sound as if Santorum is leaving the Catholic Church.

  • Lynn David

    What Towleroad said about the endorsement seems to ring true:

    Ron Paul never had a chance, because he doesn’t want to regulate the nation’s genitals. Picking Newt Gingrich would have been safer politics, but Newt’s not not righteous and they know it. Rick Perry’s got the grit, the record, and the look, but he couldn’t get elected dog catcher outside Texas. So it’s Santorum.

  • Richard Willmer

    The probable main effect of something like this is to highlight the profound ideological division in the GOP. Great (but only in the short term) for Democrats; bad for serious, moderate Republicans; bad for democracy, inasmuch as when religion and power politics get into bed with each other, the checks and balances of democracy are often the first casualties.

  • Jim Guinnessey

    I don’t see any difference between Christian religious fanatics in the USA and Islamic fanatics in the Middle East. Both groups are bigoted, arcane and dangerous! No wonder American evangelicals have united behind Santorum, a Roman Catholic, whose views are exactly the same as the Vatican’s and its antediluvian bishops.

  • StraightGrandmother

    This was no surprise. In the New York Times article you linked to, the photo shows Sheriffs Deputies checking ID’s at the entrance to the ranch. Since when is that the job of the Sheriffs dept? Is this how it is in Texas?

  • http://aebrain.blogspot.com Zoe Brain
  • http://aebrain.blogspot.com Zoe Brain

    “God is on my side”

    “Send money. Lots of money.”

  • Richard Willmer

    Interestingly, I suspect that many Catholic bishops are rather less ‘rightist’ than Santorum. The US bishops have, for example, long been opposed to capital punishment, though – to be fair – Santorum is now starting to express – 31 years after the 1980 Statement from the Catholic Conference – ‘doubts’ about his hitherto pro-execution stance.

  • http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com Timothy Kincaid

    Well that didn’t last long… AFA’s onenewsnow is reporting that Uh uh, no sir, they ain’t supporting Santorum.

  • Pingback: Did evangelical support for Santorum sink him in South Carolina? — Warren Throckmorton


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X