Can meeting of evangelical elites change GOP race?
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins
January 13th, 2012
02:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Can meeting of evangelical elites change GOP race?

(CNN) - More than 150 conservative Christian leaders are headed to a Texas ranch on Friday for two days of meetings about the presidential race and the possibility of coalescing around one Republican candidate.

The news media has made much of the meeting, which will include such well-known evangelicals as Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and former presidential candidate Gary Bauer.

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  1. Grant

    More than 150 conservative Christian leaders are headed to a Texas ranch on Friday for two days of man on man...

    January 13, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  2. diridi

    Is religion playing nasty drama in 21st century. Shame.

    January 13, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  3. NVa Native

    Oddly he looks like a goblin from Jackson's "Lord of the Rings".

    January 13, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    I'll bet you ten thousand that this group will *not* coalesce around Mitt Romney. If they were, they would never be calling for this meeting. They are looking to select the anti-Romney. They want a two person race, right now.

    January 13, 2012 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  5. once upon a horse

    too bad these folks will not accept that religion and politics just don't mix.....but the ironic thing to me is that they would possibly support someone like Newt who went against ALL in the morality they claim to have than to back Romney because he is of a different religious background.

    January 13, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    I think we need to re-evaluate their tax-free status if they are going to get involved in the political process to the point of endorsing a candidate. If you told me that they performed no fund raising work, I would not believe you.

    January 13, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  7. Al-NY,NY

    "harumpf harumpf. God. Harumpf, Abortion. harumpf. Gays, harumpf" What a gathering......

    January 13, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  8. Sorensen

    What do you think that a bunch of irrelevant bible-bangers can change? Nothing. They never could and never will.

    January 13, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |