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As Mitt -- Narrowly won in the Iowa Caucuses a state with a large number of evangelicals.
The white evangelical vote has been an albatross around the Romney campaign because of his Mormon faith some evangelical leaders have even call the -- a cult.
But a grassroots movement is working to help Romney gained traction with this elusive group.
Evangelicals for Mitt is the creation of Nancy French joins me now from Nashville welcome Nancy.
True enemy -- you speed up feeling pretty good now after the Iowa Caucuses because you your boy actually.
Came out on top and 2008 wasn't so nice for him.
And you are so excited great great -- idiot Romney supporter what you think was different.
This time around as opposed to -- 2008.
Evangelicals are coming around to that idea that they can support someone that can they had theological difference is if he is indeed.
The -- -- qualified candidate at the group.
That message really didn't get out in 2000 -- and what do you think he's changed because you've got a few evangelical voices coming in actually announcement and supporting him.
You know I think a few years ago I talked to Richard land of the Southern Baptist Convention has a lot of evangelicals vote for -- -- And ends because there's so much -- -- at all.
Aimed at his Mormon faith and he said you know listen.
If Mitt Romney is all they've got Republicans and Romney is -- they'll -- for so basically it's a primary issue isn't it.
Yes it is an Intel and -- -- -- -- different candidates that that governor Arnold is running against.
Might have could be with very popular in Iowa as you might imagine because he was a Baptist preacher.
I am glad they hugely evangelicals stay -- that makes sense that he was popular there.
But the big news in the mess in the easy access.
That is that enthusiasm that we're feeling for evangelical I think we're actually on the first 'cause eight mixed surged during this anti government -- race.
-- still think about it.
I love -- is primarily evangelical.
-- for Mitt Romney.
And me he -- -- not.
Just a few weeks ago that this could possibly happen so we're very elated that evangelicals are getting Mitt Romney may be their first real look -- the best person you can.
Obama now how are you helping this effort to get him some you know traction with the evangelical -- I was a part of the it up part of the Romney campaign -- -- but I mean how are you trying to help him.
Well we -- -- evangelicals -- -- got a word in my has been in science and friends.
I started in 2000 and I -- so we supported and for years and years in biggest had a message that we're trying to get out -- arm might as possible.
Then he'd be best candidate for evangelicals to support not only is it theologically permissible for Christians his support governor Romney.
He's their best choice for people look you are pro life pro traditional marriage.
After all the economy is -- -- this year.
I'm on -- joblessness.
Is not -- related anti crime Morgan works.
And so governor Romney had all of the activity is that evangelical Christians should celebrate in enthusiastically.
So what you stated to evangelicals that say you know didn't warm and as -- -- a cold and it's holding up a false religion.
Do you just kind of brushed those people obviously you know -- -- -- Obama can't talk to you anyway or do you actually have a comeback for them.
I completely understand people who have reticence about.
His day when my missing payments made it doesn't I didn't tell me about this great candidate that he wanted to support.
Just happened -- Mormon the first thing that's as well -- well I will never support governor Romney.
For any office and yeah I'll -- that preconceived ideas.
I had a little bit and tried and me but as I thought about it my husband and I -- Henson discusses some hard discussions and we're ready for it he asked me do you want to -- for the person.
Quit paying your -- the unlikely alliance and if that's the way that you know for example when Reagan is bringing -- Carter -- -- -- voted for Carter because at that time Reagan wasn't or Hollywood actor and we had -- was a Sunday school teacher.
And Carter and -- a more theologically they're radiate it was it -- -- advocated more personally for all the guys are -- the year since Christians have traditionally voted for the quote -- most Christine candidate they -- for the candidate you most represents their values and so we have an opportunity right now to hold hands and become belligerent and culture war.
Wind mormons and Catholics and Jews it eight -- -- to have conservative principles.
Because after all we want could be -- majority in this country.
And -- an ally ourselves -- people who haven't deeply held it cult -- culturally conservative beliefs even if they don't last year theology.
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