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Originally posted by Southern Guardian
Romney's religious beliefs will not be an issue for him within the Republican party these elections. Let's first take his current support. As of May, Romney was polled at having 77% of support from Evangicals, up from 69% in May. By November 2008 McCain had received 73% of the evangelical vote. George Bush before him had received 79% of the evangelical vote by November 2004.
Romney only lies 2% in difference from the support George Bush held during his election runs, but mind you, Romney still has 5 months before November, so he has more than enough time to gather more support. The vast majority of evangelicals support Romney, there is no doubt. Romney won Texas by nearly 70%, this was the state where evangelical leaders backed Santorum.
Romney will be the first Republican nominee sinbce Rutherford in 1890 to not be a member of any mainstream evangelical-protestant christian group, that's in more than a century. Evangelicals are going to put their religious biases in the backseat these elections, there is no doubt. Tea partiers will be voting these elections, and it will be anybody but Obama.
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
Frankly, I have always though that religion should not be an issue to begin with. Leaders should do what is best for their country.
Originally posted by Carseller4
Better to vote for a Mormon than a Muslim.