Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Christian Right leaders look for someplace to hang their hats

With the decision by Mike Huckabee to not enter the Presidential race this time around and what appears to be the implosion of the Gingrich campaign, some Christian right leaders are looking for greener pastures because of dissatisfaction with the current GOP Presidential field.
In early June, TIME has learned, a group of prominent figures on the Christian Right held a conference call to discuss their dissatisfaction with the current GOP presidential field, and agreed that Rick Perry would be their preferred candidate if he entered the race. Among those on the call were Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council; David Barton, the Texas activist and go-to historian for the Christian Right; and John Hagee, the controversial San Antonio pastor whose endorsement John McCain rejected in 2008.
Religious conservatives have often played a substantial role in choosing past Republican nominees, but leaders on the Christian Right have been conspicuously quiet so far in this campaign season. Privately, however, they are enthusiastic about Perry and are encouraging the Texas governor to throw his ten-gallon hat into the ring.

Perry’s favor with the Christian Right is relatively new, and he is their candidate of choice as much by default as anything.

The full story is HERE.

Perry certainly has to be scoring brownie points with his National Day of Prayer event coming up.

I Wonder if my prediction of him announcing his candidacy at the event will come true. And that the event is nothing more than a platform for his announcement?

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Anonymous said...


There's little doubt in my mind that you are right on both counts.

I always felt Perry was disingenuous when he insisted for months that he was not running. (while I believed Chistie, Rubio Jindal and Ryan.)

I also believe the national day of prayer is obviously a way to attract the voters left behind by Huck.

But in the end, I think Perry will fizzle, so let him knock himself out for the religious right. He's going to have to fight Bachmann and Pawlenty for them anyway.


Anonymous said...

These religious right leaders are going to be disappointed, and I couldn't be happier. They aren't going to matter a hill of beans in 2012. Some of them tried to shut Romney out in 08 based on his faith, and they're trying it again. But this time it won't make a dent. They're hostage takers, and I have no use for them.


Anonymous said...

I could never vote for this man after mandating that young girls be vaccinated for sexual disease.

Massachusetts Conservative said...

What is so Christian about Perry? Executing innocent men? Mandating STD vaccines for young girls so they can have sex safely?

Anonymous said... nailed it. You can rest assured Perry has alienated every mother and woman in America due to his vaccine mandate.


Anonymous said...

Pull their tax exempt status. ]

Revolution 2012 said...

I have a suspicion that Perry's ultimate goal is VP only if it's almost a guarantee of winning.

I don't think Romney would consider him on his ticket. Although I could be wrong.