Some Evangelicals Won’t Back McCain/Romney?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in McCain, Religion, Republicans, Romney, Veep

That’s the word from The Washington Times…

They say Mr. Romney lacks trust on issues such as outlawing abortion and opposing same-sex marriage and because he is a Mormon. Opposition is particularly powerful among those who supported former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in the Republican presidential primaries earlier this year.

“McCain and Romney would be like oil and water,” said evangelical novelist Tim LaHaye, who supported Mr. Huckabee. “We aren’t against Mormonism, but Romney is not a thoroughgoing evangelical and his flip-flopping on issues is understandable in a liberal state like Massachusetts, but our people won’t understand that.”

Now, I say “some” in the title because while it’s true that a large majority wouldn’t abandon McCain, I’d hazard a guess that he could lose enough of them (the article says between 7 to 10%) to make a defeat nearly certain. And McCain needs that base now more than ever to keep things close.

In any event, don’t count on McCain taking a gamble on Romney, even if he could help quiet some of the economic questions swirling around the Arizona senator. It’s just not Romney’s year.

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One Response to “Some Evangelicals Won’t Back McCain/Romney?”

  1. paul Says:

    In Case we need reminding why Romney cant be Veep, just go to they have put together a few of Romneys attack ads used against mccain during the primary, not to mention a video of him calling mccain dishonest. Thats not counting the beat up evangelecals who have been complely left out of the process this year. I guess it doesnt matter. I dont think McCain can win as the Nominee anyway. Could you imagine McCain even having enough energy to run your local Mcdonalds. Seriously. Think about it next time your in line watching the Mcdonalds manager run around taking orders and shouting orders. McCain couldnt do it. So I ask You, how will McCain be president??? Looks as though the RNC got behind the wrong candidate and they will pay for it., Guess they should of let the primary season play out without trying to minupulate the outcome.. Good news is i think McCain is just about done, I wouldnt doubt the GOP ditch him at the last second and run a younger more charasmatic charachter. Did you see him knock all that stuff off the shelf at the supermarket. the video is at all the while barack obama is looking like an NBA super star, (arrogence and all) even taking time to stop and have a cigar break video at

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