GOP contenders make early pitch to Iowa evangelicals
March 8th, 2011
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GOP contenders make early pitch to Iowa evangelicals

Waukee, Iowa (CNN) - There was no "truce" in Iowa on Monday night.

While the national political debate continues to swirl around the state of the economic recovery, five Republicans with their eyes on the White House spent the evening in a Des Moines suburb pitching themselves to the evangelical Christians who dominate the Hawkeye State's crucial first-in-the-nation caucuses.

The potential candidates made their appeals at a forum sponsored by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, the first major Iowa gathering of the 2012 election cycle. The organization seeks to promote "high moral values" and "Christian principles" in public life.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Zip

    Gingrich? Christian principles and high moral values? As a Christian, that is blasphemous

    March 8, 2011 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  2. jules sand-perkins

    It is so unfortunate that these fine and morally upstanding evangelical Christians think that they have to worry about a presidential election that would not occur until 2012!
    Don't they know, from their Bibles, that the rapture and the day of (final) judgment are about to occur?
    I think it's in the month of May, this year.

    March 8, 2011 04:51 am at 4:51 am |
  3. Limbaugh is a liberal

    Let's condemn the adulterous ways of everyone who is not a republican! (and let's look the other way for every republican... guess what: yet ANOTHER republican senator admitted to an extra-marital affair. Can't they keep their own in line?)

    March 8, 2011 06:16 am at 6:16 am |
  4. Marie MD

    Because hate of others "who are not like you or think like you or do what you think is 'right'" is the way to keep religion OUT OF THE WH!!!
    The bible thumping (or not) hypocrites.

    March 8, 2011 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  5. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Great! Having people who open espouse one religion over the others and plan on making that the law of the land... We could be like Iran or have laws like Pakistan. This would do wonders for us and trying to calm fears in the Arab and Muslims worlds.

    March 8, 2011 06:59 am at 6:59 am |
  6. Chris

    Once again, the GOP doesn't get it – religion has no place in politics.

    March 8, 2011 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  7. diridi

    none is charismatic and good for the nation.....period...no brain....

    March 8, 2011 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  8. Name king

    These repugs and so call Christians just want to here what these backsliding, muny hungry repugs have to say to make them feel better about themselves, as there bible states that is better fora camel to go through the eye of a needle, than a rich man to enter into heaven, these snake in the grass want to profess all this stuff that makes the people feel good, but their real intentions, is to make money, no matter if it's over seas by pushing more American jobs abroad, or shaking down America's programs that keeps America surviving, their slick tongue is tantalizing to these closed minded people, as they sell their souls and self interest to Satan himself, "MONEY!"

    March 8, 2011 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  9. LA, LA, LA

    God, god, god. When are we going to keep our god and politic separately?

    March 8, 2011 08:23 am at 8:23 am |