Monday, January 16, 2012

Endorsements Galore for Santorum: Evangelical Leaders, South Carolina GOP Leaders and More...


About 150 evangelicals gathered in Texas to vote on which presidential candidate they should rally around to support to be the GOP nominee. After the third round of voting the group decided to back Rick Santorum.  They wanted an alternative candidate to Romney and ended up coalescing around Santorum.  This is great news for Rick.  

From Fox News: The call to back Santorum was only finalized after three rounds of ballots. On the third ballot, Santorum received 85 of 114 votes cast -- some conservative leaders who had been backing Gingrich changed their votes in the end to support Santorum. The group rallied around the idea that Santorum, and not Gingrich, is the candidate best able to beat President Obama in November. 
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, expressed surprise that the group agreed to back Santorum by such a wide margin, after failing to come together in support of a single candidate in 2008. In that race, the group didn't even meet until the primary race was basically over. This time, according to J.P. Duffy of the Family Research Council, the group wanted to come together "before it was too late."

Rick has received more endorsements from three South Carolina GOP leaders - Stephen Brown, Bill Connor, and Patrick Haddon - Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization For Marriage and the pro-life activist Abby Johnson.  


4 comments:

Leticia said...

Glad to see that Santorum is getting some much needed backing from the church community.

I still believe he has a chance.

Pedaling said...

I really like Santorum.
I'm just not sure he can win.
I'm not sure Mitt Romney can win either, it's just that I feel Romney has a better organization in line and is more ready financially to take on Obama. I also think that when all is said and done that Romney would govern as a President the same as Santorum.

Pedaling said...

That being said,
I'd be perfectly happy with Santorum as our President!

I just want to get Obama out before it's too late.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I'm down to three I would enjoy voting for, Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Perry. The two that are absent from my short list are obvious.