"Those evangelical networks helped propel former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
to a popular vote victory in the 2008 primary in Louisiana over Sen. John
McCain."This article is hilarious! And where did this popular
vote victory ultimately get Huckabee in 2008? Nowhere!Evangelicals
say that Romney doesn't "share" their conservative values.
Let's be real. They really mean his Mormon beliefs don't match their
own personal beliefs.Mitt is certainly conservative enough for me.
Do I agree with him on everything? No. But, do I think he's the one GOP
candiate who has the best chance of unseating the incombent in office?
Absolutely. Southern evangelicals will not carry the GOP nomination.
Quite your "not conservative enough" talk and pull your support behind
the candidate who is far, far, far more conservative than the incumbent in
Romney's inability to win in the south is hurting his overall chances. Even
if he wins the required number of delegates the GOP may be unwilling to nominate
him if they think he can't bring home the Bible Belt vote. Without strong GOP support many southern states may go to Obama, which would
lead to a sure GOP loss in the overall election.
When Romney is the GOP nominee, I am fairly confident that he will win the
Southern states over Obama. Even though the Evangelical voters do not vote for
Romney in the Primaries, do you really think they will select Obama over Romney
in the general election?If they do, it is pure bigotry against
Romney. Polls show that upwards of 80% of those not voting for
Romney now will vote for him if he is the nominee. I am sure that number will
increase further once November approaches and Americans truly consider whether
to vote four more years for Obama...that would be a disaster.There
will be some democrats that cross over and vote for Romney. Many Independents
will also vote for Romney. I believe it will take ballot box stuffing for Obama
to win in November.Watch the ballot boxes closely!
Well, it seems that evangelicals have no Problems supporting a Catholic,
they're just against Mormons; it's sad that this has nothing to do
with Democracy, it's just a fight of Religions.
@David: The problem is that if it ends up Romney vs Obama many southern
republicans may not show up to vote at all. Attendance a the primaries is
already near record lows, a lot of people just don't care.The
thing with the south is that while it has large numbers of extremely religious,
rural, middle class white folks it also has large numbers of secular, urban,
lower class minorities... and those people will turn out to vote for Obama in
record numbers, just as they did four years ago. So if there isn't a strong
GOP presence at the polls the states may go to Obama.Look at North
Carolina. It went blue for Obama... prior to that the last time NC was blue was
in 1976... for Carter, a southerner who won the *entire* south. And where are
the Democrats holding their convention this year? Why Charlotte, NC of course.
Mitt knows he can't win Louisiana with all the anti-mormon bias among the
protestants there. If he can do well - as he did in the other southern states
and grab some delegates that is all that matters.
DeltaFoxtrtot,You bring up good points, but I think enough people
will show up to keep Obama from winning those states. After all, David
mentioned that polls show about 80% will vote for Romney (I'm guessing
it's the 20% that won't vote, which won't be enough for the
minorities to get Obama in).That's even if Obama wins over all
those minorities anyway; Obama is not as popular as he thinks, and many people
have wised up to how bad of a president he has been (I'm actually surprised
that he still has supporters). Romney will be seen as a satisfactory
replacement for almost any democrat who is dissatisfied with Obama. That
certainly goes for independents, too. Romney is still seen as the favorite in
the presidential election.