Romney Tries to Win Over Evangelical Conservatives

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

After the Iowa caucuses, a group of high-profile conservatives sent out invitations to evangelical leaders for a gathering at the Texas ranch of Paul and Nancy Pressler on January 14 and 15. The summit's purpose is to discuss which GOP candidates they will and will not be supporting in 2012. Evangelicals have been the most significant segment of the Republican base since 1992, so whoever is chosen this weekend could nail the nomination — assuming that there is a candidate they feel represents their values. Despite winning New Hampshire and Iowa, Romney could be blocked due to his Mormonism and weak social conservatism.

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich, the senior vice president for Family Resource Council Action Tom McClusky, and the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Dr. Richard Land join the program to discuss who this might be, and what obstacles might prevent candidates from getting this crucial vote of support.

Guests:

Richard Land and Tom McClusky

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Sitara Nieves

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