• Evangelical Patrons of Hopeless Causes Back Rick Santorum

    It seems like every four years, a familiar lament echoes from the mega-churches of America's exurbs — the Republican Party promised them a cross in every classroom and a "reparative therapy" counselor in every clinic, but all they got was this lousy tax cut.

    This weekend, in a preventative effort to avoid being screwed over by Mitt Romney and like-minded establishment Republicans, a group of more than 100 religious leaders gathered in Texas to coalesce around a single Romney-slayer. Given who they endorsed, it's about as likely to succeed as any abstinence initiative…

    Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, said the decision was reached after three rounds of balloting, with Santorum winning 85 votes in the final round, to Newt Gingrich's 29. Texas Gov. Rick Perry had strong support at the beginning of the process, but was eliminated after the first round of balloting, Perkins said…

    "It was more a discussion of the positives of the conservative candidates and their vision for the future," Perkins said. "It was not a bash Mitt Romney weekend…but it's not news that there is not strong support among conservatives for Mitt Romney."

    Asked if the group discussed what it would do if Romney becomes the nominee, Perkins said that was "a conversation for another day."

    "There was not any discussion about, you know, what's the Plan B if we don't succeed in getting a true conservative nominated," he said.

    At least they're consistent in never supporting Plan B.

    Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Family Research Council, Mitt Romney, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Tony Perkins

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