Skip to comments.Pastors urge GOP candidates to quit (Bachmann or Santorum)
Posted on 12/28/2011 5:06:26 PM PST by floridarunner01
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Two politically active pastors in Iowa's robust evangelical conservative movement say that an effort is under way to persuade either Rick Santorum or Michele Bachmann to consider quitting the Republican presidential race ahead of next week's caucuses.
The hope is that one would endorse the other to avoid splintering the influence of this influential voting bloc.
The pleas represent a fear among a group of evangelical conservative voters that this year's caucuses could be won by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney or Texas congressman Ron Paul.
Neither Romney nor Paul track as closely to the religious right as Santorum, Bachmann or Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Here’s an idea. How about Romney and Paul drop out and let conservatives go at it? Then the RINOs will have to actually choose a conservative. Sounds like a plan.
Romney is buying his way into the candidacy. This is the person the Democrats want to run against, as they plan on using class and race warfare as their basis for a poltical campaign and Romney is perfect.
It’s a good plan, but I can’t see it happening. Both Santorum and Bachmann have too much invested in Iowa to drop out. Perry is fading and is the logical one to drop out.
no one needs to drop out before the first primary.
I know. It makes me sick that Romney gets the support he does.
I would expect everone to all stay in until at least after New Hampshire. Iowa and New Hampshire are close enough together for people to stay in. After that, you might see people start to drop.
But I don’t think anyone should drop until the voters and the money says so.
If you’re a conservative supporter of Michelle Bachmann, how do you feel about her possible move to support Romney?
Bachmann SuperPAC Defects to Romney
This doesn’t look like Bachmann is moving to support anybody. It looks like the SuperPAC never really supported her to begin with and is packing their bags for RINOville.
Don’t bet on it. She doesn’t say anything negative about Romney, not a word! And why would she allow a SuperPAC to use her name unless she allowed it.
Howz about these preachers (and their churches) lose their tax exempt status.
In spite of being Christian I hope they both get out before the primary. Neither is going to garner the votes to win, especially Bachmann and we need the conservative Christians to start focusing on one of the remaining candidates who might actually win.
How’s that for blunt?
Apparently you don’t support Bachmann.
They must be Progressives to recommend
that Conservatives drop out before the first vote is cast.
When was it decided that clergy permanently lost their freedom of speech? I don't see anything in the article about this being done from the pulpit.
Who the heck cares? I think the Iowa caucuses should be done away with, right after the meaningless straw poll.
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